ERIC Number: EJ829245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Bodily Experience and Mathematical Conceptions: From Classical Views to a Phenomenological Reconceptualization
Roth, Wolff-Michael; Thom, Jennifer S.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v70 n2 p175-189 Mar 2009
Mathematical concepts and conceptions have been theorized as abstractions from--and therefore transcending--bodily and embodied experience. In this contribution, we re-theorize mathematical conceptions by building on recent philosophical work in dialectical phenomenology. Accordingly, a conception exists only in, through, and as of the experiences that the individual realizes it. To exemplify our reconceptualization of mathematical conceptions, we draw on an episode from a study in a second-grade classroom where the students learned about three-dimensional geometrical objects.
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Phenomenology, Nonverbal Communication, Mathematics Education, Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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