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ERIC Number: EJ921159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0228-0671
Mathematics for Life: Sustainable Mathematics Education
Renert, Moshe
For the Learning of Mathematics, v31 n1 p20-26 2011
Ecological sustainability has not been a major focus of mathematics education research, even though it has attracted considerable attention in other areas of educational research in the past decade. The connections between mathematics education and ecological sustainability are not readily apparent. This paper explores how mathematics educators might reorient their current practices in order to act for a sustainable future. Following an examination of possible responses to sustainability in mathematics education, two extended examples are offered: large numbers and chaos. The paper concludes by outlining some possible features of sustainable mathematics education.
FLM Publishing Association. 382 Education South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada; e-mail: flm2@ualberta.ca; Web site: http://flm.educ.ualberta.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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