Mathematical Conversations Within the Practice of Mathematics (Counterpoints #129) (Paperback)

Mathematical Conversations Within the Practice of Mathematics (Counterpoints #129) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Lynn M. Gordon Calvert Cover Image
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This is book number 129 in the Counterpoints series.


Mathematical Conversations within the Practice of Mathematics questions underlying assumptions and broadens current perceptions of mathematical practice and discourse. Rather than simply a verbal exchange, a conversational discourse is viewed as a way to maintain our relationships with others as we seek meaning and coherence in our lived experiences. This book explores the nature of mathematical conversations and their place in the practice of mathematics. The necessary incompleteness of expression, explanation, and understanding within mathematical conversations is revealed and explored in this book resulting in alternative images of intelligent action, acceptable explanations, and the nature of mathematics and reality.

About the Author

The Author: Lynn M. Gordon Calvert is Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta. She received her Ph.D. in the area of mathematics education. Dr. Gordon Calvert has taught secondary school mathematics and currently works with preservice teachers and graduate students in mathematics education. She has authored and presented numerous papers on the topics of interaction and cognition in mathematics education.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820445984
ISBN-10: 0820445983
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: December 13th, 2001
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints