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ERIC Number: EJ1151578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
A Three-Tier Teaching Model for Teaching Mathematics in Context
Kofi-Davis, Ernest
For the Learning of Mathematics, v37 n2 p14-15 2017
Mathematics is often positioned as being difficult for Ghanaian teachers to teach and pupils to learn. Although literature point to the educational and scientific relevance of many of the socio-cultural practices in the Ghanaian society, many mathematical concepts are taught out of context in schools. In this paper I will draw on Bishop's (1988) distinction between Mathematical Enculturation and Mathematical Acculturation, Vygotsky's (1987) distinction between Everyday and Scientific concepts, and Lancy's (1983) stages of cognitive development to propose a three-tier teaching model for teaching Ghanaian primary school children and those from other African countries that share similar conditions with Ghana.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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