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New & Forthcoming Titles | Semiotic Perspectives in the Teaching & Learning of Math Series

Semiotic Perspectives in the Teaching & Learning of Math Series

Semiotic Perspectives in the Teaching & Learning of Math Series

Series Ed.: Radford, Luis

Current interest in semiotics is undoubtedly related to our increasing awareness that our manners of thinking and acting in our world are deeply indebted to a variety of signs and sign systems (language included) that surround us. Since mathematics is something that we accomplish through written, oral, bodily and other signs, semiotics appears well suited to furthering our understanding of the mathematical processes of thinking, symbolizing and communicating. Resorting to different semiotic perspectives (e.g., Peirce’s, Vygotsky’s, Saussure’s), Books in this series deal with questions about the teaching and learning of mathematics as well as the history and epistemology of the discipline. Mathematics discourse and thinking and the technologically-mediated self of mathematical cultural practices are examined through key concepts such as metaphor, intentionality, gestures, interaction, sign-use, and meaning.