### Abstract

In an economic and political crisis, people are crossing national borders in search of a better life. Students from diverse cultures are entering mathematics classrooms and teachers are adopting strategies for value alignment to nourish mathematics teaching and learning practices. Teachers are striving to create harmonious learning environments so that diversity is embraced positively and is utilised in a manner that will enrich mathematical learning. Value alignment allows diversity to be rethought as an empowerment tool for effective mathematics learning. Vignettes from a recent PhD study are used to exemplify strategies that teachers used for value alignment and student engagement in mathematics classrooms.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | 9th International confrence of Mathematics Education and Society |

Subtitle of host publication | Papers |

Place of Publication | Volos, Greece |

Publisher | University of Thessaly |

Number of pages | 8 |

Edition | 9 |

Publication status | Published - 2017 |

Event | Mathematics Education and Society International Conference 2017 - Valis Hotel, Agria, Volos, Greece Duration: 7 Apr 2017 → 12 Apr 2017 Conference number: 9 http://mes9.ece.uth.gr/portal/index.php |

### Conference

Conference | Mathematics Education and Society International Conference 2017 |
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Abbreviated title | MES9 |

Country | Greece |

City | Volos |

Period | 7/04/17 → 12/04/17 |

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## Cite this

Kalogeropoulos, P., & Bishop, A. J. (2017). What is the role of value alignment in engaging mathematics learners? In

*9th International confrence of Mathematics Education and Society: Papers*(9 ed.). University of Thessaly. http://mes9.ece.uth.gr/portal/index.php