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ERIC Number: EJ1353560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Tentativeness as Strategy and Affordance in Spatial Visualization
Markle, Josh
For the Learning of Mathematics, v42 n1 p20-24 2022
Tentativeness is often framed as a deficit, synonymous with timidity or a lack of confidence. In this article, I situate the notion of tentativeness in an enactivist framework and describe its role as both a strategy and affordance in a spatial visualization exercise. Drawing on insights from mathematics education and ecological psychology, I characterize tentativeness as an emergent, participatory quality of problem solving in mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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