Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Education & Language - Mathematics Education | Meaning in Mathematics Education

Meaning in Mathematics Education

Kilpatrick, Jeremy, Hoyles, Celia, Skovsmose, Ole (Eds.)

2005, X, 260 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$159.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-0-387-24040-4

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$199.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-0-387-24039-8

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$199.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4419-3682-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

What does it mean to know mathematics? How does meaning in mathematics education connect to common sense or to the meaning of mathematics itself? How are meanings constructed and communicated and what are the dilemmas related to these processes? There are many answers to these questions, some of which might appear to be contradictory. Thus understanding the complexity of meaning in mathematics education is a matter of huge importance. There are twin directions in which discussions have developed—theoretical and practical—and this book seeks to move the debate forward along both dimensions while seeking to relate them where appropriate. A discussion of meaning can start from a theoretical examination of mathematics and how mathematicians over time have made sense of their work. However, from a more practical perspective, anybody involved in teaching mathematics is faced with the need to orchestrate the myriad of meanings derived from multiple sources that students develop of mathematical knowledge.

This book presents a wide variety of theoretical reflections and research results about meaning in mathematics and mathematics education based on long-term and collective reflection by the group of authors as a whole. It is the outcome of the work of the BACOMET (BAsic COmponents of Mathematics Education for Teachers) group who spent several years deliberating on this topic. The ten chapters in this book, both separately and together, provide a substantial contribution to clarifying the complex issue of meaning in mathematics education.

This book is of interest to researchers in mathematics education, graduate students of mathematics education, under graduate students in mathematics, secondary mathematics teachers and primary teachers with an interest in mathematics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » algebra - communication - education - geometry - mathematics - mathematics education

Related subjects » Education & Language - Learning & Instruction - Mathematics Education

Table of contents 

Meanings of Meaning of Mathematics.- “Meaning” and School Mathematics.- The Meaning of Conics: Historical and Didactical Dimensions.- Reconstruction of Meaning as a Didactical Task: The Concept of Function as an Example.- Meaning in Mathematics Education.- Collective Meaning and Common Sense.- Mathematics Education and Common Sense.- Communication and Construction of Meaning.- Making Mathematics and Sharing Mathematics: Two Paths to Co-Constructing Meaning?.- The Hidden Role of Diagrams in Students’ Construction of Meaning in Geometry.- What’s a Best Fit? Construction of Meaning in a Linear Algebra Session.- Discoursing Mathematics Away.- Meaning and Mathematics.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Mathematics Education.