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ERIC Number: EJ920903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0737-0008
A Theory Bite on Learning through Mathematical Activity
Steffe, Leslie P.
Cognition and Instruction, v29 n2 p256-263 2011
In this article, the author wishes to emphasize two fundamental points related to theory that were significantly underplayed in Simon et al.'s "A Developing Approach to Studying Students' Learning through Their Mathematical Activity" (2010). The author believes these points are central to any study of children's mathematical learning. The first point is that it is powerful, if not essential, to embed a study of children's mathematical learning in a more general model of learning. The second point extends the first, stipulating the power, if not necessity, of embedding a study of children's mathematical learning in models of children's mathematics. That is, all models of learning are not the same; those that start with children's ideas should have a preferred status. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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