"Go to the page and work it from there" young people's experiences of learning mathematics from a text
Ewing, Bronwyn F. (2006) "Go to the page and work it from there" young people's experiences of learning mathematics from a text. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 20(1), pp. 8-14.
While in many secondary classrooms the textbook remains a central resource for teaching and learning mathematics, its effectiveness is open to question. Drawing on research data from work in progress, this paper argues three things; that there can be a substantial disjunction between the assumptions and content of mathematics textbooks and the knowledge and experiences which students draw on in engaging in those texts; that this disjunction applies particularly to those students who are unsuccessful with this form of learning; and that an alternative approach, extending the work of Lave and Wenger (1991) and Wenger (1998) on communities of practice, offers a more inclusive and effective means of promoting mathematics understanding for such students.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||This paper can be freely accessed online via the Education Resources Information Center web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||secondary mathematics teaching and learning, mathematics textbooks, student engagement in mathematics learning|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers|
|Deposited On:||11 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:58|
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