Mathematical Subjects

Children Talk About Their Mathematics Lives

Authors: Walls, Fiona

  • Encourages dialogue on gender divide in mathematics
  • Enables children to exercise their right to speak on their own behalf
  • Based in research and written in an engaging and compelling style
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About this book

We know the process by which children become social, moral, and creative beings, but when—and how—do they become mathematical beings? This thought-provoking volume follows ten children (ages seven through eighteen) in schools in New Zealand, England, Australia, Sweden, and an international school in Switzerland as they come to recognize the mathematical as part of their lives, their academic identities, and their identities as human beings. Through these students’ experiences important themes emerge, including mathematics as work, a domain of learning, and an avenue for competition; mathematical ability as a key to how they are perceived by others; and the relationships between mathematics achievement and the larger social and academic picture. This comparative study of educational systems and academic development will inform readers in these and other salient areas:

  • Theoretical bases for understanding children as mathematical subjects.
  • Help in creating the mathematical self: tutoring and related programs.
  • The roles of compulsory study and standardized assessment.
  • Class and ethnic content in children’s math narratives.
  • The gendering of mathematical ability and activity.
  • What children’s math experience can teach us about teaching the subject.

Children Talk about Their Mathematics Lives opens bold windows onto how young people learn and how disparities arise, making it a cutting-edge resource for researchers and libraries, graduates and teachers in mathematics education and early childhood education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0596-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8373-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Subjects
Book Subtitle
Children Talk About Their Mathematics Lives
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0597-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0597-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0596-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8373-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 286
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