Time for work: finding worth-while-ness in making mathematics

POVEY, Hilary, ADAMS, Gill and JACKSON, Colin (2018). Time for work: finding worth-while-ness in making mathematics. In: ERNEST, Paul, (ed.) Philosophy of Mathematics Education Today. Dordrecht, Springer. (In Press)

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Abstract

In this chapter we are concerned to understand the connection that can occur for primary school children between relevant practical, "hands-on" engagement with the material world in partnership with others and the development of mathematical commitment, enthusiasm and understanding. We draw on our personal experiences of children who, as part of a theory driven intervention, prepared for a mathematical exhibition by working on extended tasks which they then displayed and explained. We use the writings of David Jardine on time and Peter Applebaum on work to aid our thinking. We point to how absorbing, extended practical work recognises and calls forth our humanity and can provide purposeful spaces for making mathematics.

Item Type: Book Section
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Teacher Education
Depositing User: Hilary Povey
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 09:34
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18497

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