Learning Discourse

Learning Discourse

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The authors of this volume claim that mathematics can be usefully re-conceptualized as a special form of communication. As a result, the familiar discussion of mental schemes, misconceptions, and cognitive conflict is transformed into a consideration of activity, patterns of interaction, and communication failure. By equating thinking with communicating, the discursive approach also deconstructs the problematic dichotomy between qindividualq and qsocialq research perspectives.You dona#39;t know how many a€” cause I think a decimal is kind of like pieces of something of a whole. You dona#39;t ... These students know no easy way to take an arbitrary repeating decimal and turn it into its fraction bar counterpart. They might beanbsp;...

Title:Learning Discourse
Author:C. Kieran, Ellice Ann Forman, Anna Sfard
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-05-08


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