Mathematics in different settings: plenary panel.

Evans, Jeff and Alatorre, Silvia and Van der Kooij, Henk and Potari, Despina and Noyes, Andrew (2010) Mathematics in different settings: plenary panel. In: Proceedings of the Thirth Fourth International Conference for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Pinto, M. M. F. and Kawasaki, Teresinha F., eds. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, pp. 109-139.



When we think about the title “Mathematics in different settings”, a number of questions arise. For example: • How many mathematics are there – one or many? Is there a mathematics that is “prior to”, or independent of, any setting? • What (who) is it that makes settings “different”? And how does this relate to social differences among people? • What is an appropriate typology of different settings – for research or for curriculum design purposes? Relatedly, we might ask: who decides what is “important”? • What is the nature of relations among policy arrangements, research and educational institutional settings? • How are different settings represented in mathematics teaching and assessment? • What is the relationship of mathematics education researchers to any setting?

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Conference held at Federal University of Minas Gerais [UFMG], Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from July 18 to 23, 2010

Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology
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