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ERIC Number: EJ1108245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Plea in Favor of "Trivial Mathematics" in a Multimathemacy Educational Perspective
Pinxten, Rik
Intercultural Education, v27 n2 p188-200 2016
Sketching three different approaches to mathematics education, I choose for a pluralistic view, called multimathemacy. The focus is on cultural diversity and particular and local skills and insights in the out-of-school knowledge of the children. "Trivial mathematics" as Hardy called it can be used as a bridge between these skills and insights and the abstract thinking in so-called pure mathematics. The sociocultural learning theory of the Vygotsky school and its contemporary elaborations should be adopted in teaching procedures and curricula to that end.
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Language: English
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