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Coles, Alf; Sinclair, Nathalie – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2017
In this article, we question what is an appropriate balance of ordinal and cardinal work in the early learning of number. We see an over-emphasis, in current research and practice, on the cardinal that leads, for example, to only using small numbers. We report on empirical work we have carried out in the UK and Canada that suggests the potential…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computer Oriented Programs, Charts, Foreign Countries
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Caron, France; Fellus, Osnat; Glanfield, Florence; Phakeng, Mamokgethi Setati; Maheux, Jean-Francois – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2017
Prior to the 2016 Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group/Groupe Canadien D'√©tude En Didactique Des Math√©matiques (CMESG/GCEDM) meeting at Queen's University in Kingston a Pre-Conference session was organised to discuss the theme of "Challenges and opportunities related to linguistic and cultural diversity in research and publishing /…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Language Usage, Mathematics Education, Educational Research
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Chorney, Sean; Noble, Tanya; Ruttenberg-Rozen, Robyn; Phakeng, Mamokgethi Setati – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2016
This article interweaves the voices of four participants attending a Working group at the Canadian Mathematics Education Study group on the theme of social justice in 2015. The theme that emerged was learning to meet "the other" in the working group; however, interactions were not straight-forward. This article presents the reflections…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Social Justice, Discussion Groups, Social Cognition