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Ryan, Ulrika – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2019

In this article, I examine how a focus on preciseness in the mathematics classroom could affect group activity. The preciseness relates to the ways mathematical concepts, in this case angles are described in discourse between students. In this context, I consider how 'micro-invalidations', can limit students' opportunities to learn in a social and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Epistemology, Mathematical Concepts, Foreign Countries

Svensson, Petra; Meaney, Tamsin; Norén, Eva – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2014

In Sweden often immigrant students' failure in mathematics is explained by referring to deficit discourses. To critique that our aim have been to highlight the complexity of the situation in which immigrant students are positioned, by interrogating their perspectives on mathematics homework and the importance of parental support, as well as how…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes

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Saljo, Roger; Wyndhamn, Jan – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1988

Investigates to what extent contextual changes in the meaning of the concept of "week" causes problems for children in the fifth and sixth grades. Reports that poor performing children have difficulties in finding the proper semantic referent. (YP)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Mathematics