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ERIC Number: EJ903525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Values That Occasion and Guide Mathematics in the Family
Pea, Roy; Martin, Lee
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v109 n1 p34-52 2010
In this chapter, the authors illustrate on mathematical problem-solving activities within families how the functions and structures of their mathematics at home are dependent on values, and how interacting values during problem situations came to shape what counted as solutions. These values examples from family math illustrate the complex interconnections among problem-solving processes, human relations, cultural practices, and tools. Because values are deeply intertwined with how mathematics emerges and is used for problem-solving in family situations, the authors wonder whether they might find productive pedagogical models for reintroducing the complexity of values into the framing and conduct of mathematical learning in the classroom. It seems worthwhile to seek ways to leverage learners' experiences with these features of mathematics out of school. (Contains 1 note.)
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Language: English
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