What are we like...

Lawrence, Snezana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0208-9320 (2016) What are we like... In: Mathematical Cultures: the London meetings 2012-2014. Larvor, Brendan, ed. Trends in the History of Science . Birkhäuser, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 111-125. ISBN 9783319285801, e-ISBN 9783319285825, pbk-ISBN 9783319803791. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5_7)


From the multitude of popular portrayals of mathematicians, it would seem that they have an issue with their image; this chapter investigates that hypothesis, and questions whether this means that the pursuit of mathematics and the image it consequently projects, influence mathematics education. Furthermore, we explore the issue of identity of mathematics teachers in relation to mathematics ‘proper’ and look at the question of whether there really is a need to find an ‘individual voice’ in mathematics education first by teachers, and then by the learners, in a secondary school setting. We therefore look at what aspects of this mathematics ‘proper’ can indeed be part of mathematics education in a secondary setting.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Series ISSN: 2297-2951
Keywords (uncontrolled): Mathematics education, Mathematics teacher, School mathematics, Mathematics classroom, Mathematical ability
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 29173
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Depositing User: Snezana Lawrence
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 13:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29173

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