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ERIC Number: EJ829250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Mathematical Imagination and Embodied Cognition
Nemirovsky, Ricardo; Ferrara, Francesca
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v70 n2 p159-174 Mar 2009
The goal of this paper is to explore qualities of mathematical imagination in light of a classroom episode. It is based on the analysis of a classroom interaction in a high school Algebra class. We examine a sequence of nine utterances enacted by one of the students whom we call Carlene. Through these utterances Carlene illustrates, in our view, two phenomena: (1) juxtaposing displacements, and (2) articulating necessary cases. The discussion elaborates on the significance of these phenomena and draws relationships with the perspectives of embodied cognition and intersubjectivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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