Exploring the culture of school mathematics through students' images of mathematics

Jo Towers, Miwa Takeuchi, Jennifer Hall, Lyndon C Martin

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss students’ images of mathematics constructed through their experiences of school mathematics learning. We draw from data collected within our project, which investigates students’ experiences learning mathematics in Canadian schools and the ways that these experiences contribute to students’ images of mathematics and their mathematical identities. In doing so, we point to the ways in which schools engender a particular image of mathematics for students. We conclude by positioning the students’ images of mathematics with respect to the mathematics curriculum and teaching practices in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Responses to Enduring Challenges in Mathematics Education
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)
EditorsTonya Gau Bartell, Kristen N Bieda, Ralph T Putnam, Kenneth Bradfield, Higinio Dominguez
Place of PublicationEast Lansing MI USA
PublisherMichigan State University
Pages570 - 573
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780692540398
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2015 - East Lansing, United States of America
Duration: 5 Nov 20158 Nov 2015
Conference number: 37th
http://www.pmena.org/pmenaproceedings/PMENA%2037%202015%20Proceedings.pdf (Conference Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2015
Abbreviated titlePME-NA 2015
CountryUnited States of America
CityEast Lansing
Period5/11/158/11/15
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