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ERIC Number: EJ798060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0732-3123
Folding Back and the Dynamical Growth of Mathematical Understanding: Elaborating the Pirie-Kieren Theory
Martin, Lyndon C.
Journal of Mathematical Behavior, v27 n1 p64-85 2008
The study reported here extends the work of Pirie and Kieren on the nature and growth of mathematical understanding. The research examines in detail a key aspect of their theory, the process of 'folding back', and develops a theoretical framework of categories and sub-categories that more fully describe the phenomenon. This paper presents an overview of this 'framework for folding back', illustrates it with extracts of video data and elaborates on its key features. The paper also considers the implications of the study for the teaching and learning of mathematics, and for future research in the field. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Language: English
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