
06589069
a
2016c.00203
Horng, WannSheng
Narrative, discourse and mathematics education: an historian's perspective.
Tso, TaiYih (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education ``Opportunities to learn in mathematics education", PME 36, Taipei, Taiwan, July 1822, 2012, Vol. 1. Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University. 521 (2012).
2012
Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University
EN
C50
D30
reading mathematical fictions
mathematical activities
narrative
discourse
Summary: In this talk I am going to tell a story about my own teaching experience in a liberal study course I gave for undergraduate students at National Taiwan University in the spring semester of 2012. For the goal of the course, ``Mathematics and Culture", I adopted an approach of reading mathematical fictions in order to help students making sense of school mathematics they had been familiar with in high school years. By means of questionnaires, I collected how they were inspired by novelist's bring mathematical activities into plots of fiction. I will analyze the feedbacks in terms of narrative and discourse which are regarded by mathematics educators to play significant roles in learning of mathematics.