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ERIC Number: EJ1173554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Writing and Reading Multiplicity in the Uni-Verse: Engagements with Mathematics through Poetry
Radakovic, Nenad; Jagger, Susan; Jao, Limin
For the Learning of Mathematics, v38 n1 p2-6 2018
In this article, we explore the reading and writing of mathematical poetry from our experiences as mathematics teacher educators. First, we outline how our own engagement with mathematical poetry encouraged us to incorporate it into our teaching of pre-service teachers. We describe how our initial disappointment with the mathematical content of the pre-service teachers' poems led us to rethink what it means to read and write mathematical poetry. The article reflects on authentic engagement with mathematics and we propose that students can engage in the continual and collective process of knowing mathematics by reading and writing poetry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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