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ERIC Number: EJ856055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
"Everything Is Math in the Whole World": Integrating Critical and Community Knowledge in Authentic Mathematical Investigations with Elementary Latina/o Students
Turner, Erin E.; Gutierrez, Maura Varley; Simic-Muller, Ksenija; Diez-Palomar, Javier
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v11 n3 p136-157 2009
This critical ethnographic study of an after-school mathematics club for elementary-aged Latina/o youth focuses on connecting critical, community, and mathematical knowledge in the context of authentic, community-based investigations. We present cases of two extended projects to highlight tensions and dilemmas that emerged, particularly tensions related to ensuring rich mathematics in the contexts of projects that were personally and socially meaningful to the students. Our analysis offers insights into critical mathematics education with elementary aged students, and has the potential to counter dominant deficit perspectives of Latina/o youth. Additionally, the findings of this study inform critical approaches to teaching mathematics in schools attended by marginalized students in order to reverse prevalent trends of our educational system failing these students. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A