Geometry as Objective Science in Elementary School Classrooms: Mathematics in the Flesh

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Title Geometry as Objective Science in Elementary School Classrooms: Mathematics in the Flesh
Author Roth, Wolff-Michael
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Routledge
Abstract "This study examines the origins of geometry in and out of the intuitively given everyday lifeworlds of children in a second-grade mathematics class. These lifeworlds, though pre-geometric, are not without model objects that denote and come to anchor geometric idealities that they will understand at later points in their lives. Roth's analyses explain how geometry, an objective science, arises anew from the pre-scientific but nevertheless methodic actions of children in a structured world always already shot through with significations. He presents a way of understanding knowing and learning in mathematics that differs from other current approaches, using case studies to demonstrate contradictions and incongruences of other theories. Immanuel Kant, JeanPiaget, and more recent forms of (radical, social) constructivism, embodiment theories, and enactivism and to show how material phenomenology fused with phenomenological sociology provides answers to the problems that these other paradigms do not answer"
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415891578/
ISBN 9780415891578
Date Accessioned 2012-02-23; 2012-04-17T22:48:22Z
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44549
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1x

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