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Mathematical Subjects Children Talk About Their Mathematics Lives (Hardcover)

Author:  Fiona Walls
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1441905960
ISBN-13: 9781441905963
Sku: 211433998
Publish Date: 9/8/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  288
 

When and how do children become mathematical beings? That ''s the question this comparative study of educational systems and academic development seeks to answer. It charts the progress in mathematics of ten children, ages seven through ten, from five countries.

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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.
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