Sociomathematical worlds: investigating children's developing relationships with mathematics

Walls, Fiona (2003) Sociomathematical worlds: investigating children's developing relationships with mathematics. In: Merino. From: 26th Annual conference of the mathematics education research group of Australasia, 6-10 July, Geelong.

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This paper describes the methodology used for a three-year ethnographical study of children’s expanding awareness of mathematics and their growing mathematical identities during the middle primary years. It explains how the term ‘sociomathematical worlds’ was adopted to represent the network of social contexts within which children learn about mathematics, and how an understanding of these worlds was constructed by the researcher through a process of broad and detailed data-gathering, rich in triangulation.

Item ID: 775
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 1-920846-01-8
Keywords: Mathematics, Children
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2006
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 80%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education @ 20%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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