"Doing maths": children talk about their classroom experiences

Walls, Fiona (2007) "Doing maths": children talk about their classroom experiences. In: Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, pp. 755-764. From: 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2007, Hobart, TAS, Australia.

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Abstract

From their everyday experiences of life in classrooms, children develop understandings of what is meant by “doing maths”. This paper draws on the findings of an ongoing longitudinal study following the mathematical learning careers of ten children from the beginning of their third year at primary school as seven-year-olds to the end of their eleventh year as sixteen-year-olds. Over this time, “doing maths” has changed remarkably little for these students. Using the children’s accounts of doing maths, the paper probes the connections among mathematical content, teaching, and learning, and considers the implications of their stories for teaching practice.

Item ID: 3138
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: teacher identity; mathematic pedagogy; student affect; primary education
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ISBN: 978-1-920846-13-8
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2009 06:04
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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