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2016d.00164
Dawson, Sandy
Learning mathematics does not (necessarily) mean constructing the right knowledge.
Learn. Math. 35, No. 3, 1722 (2015).
2015
FLM Publishing Association, c/o University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Education, Fredericton, NB; Canadian mathematics education study group  CMESG (Groupe Canadien d'\'etude en didactique des math\'ematiques  GCEDM), [s. l.]
EN
C30
learning
number concepts
knowledge construction
http://flmjournal.org/index.php?do=details&lang=en&vol=35&num=3&pages=1722&ArtID=1069
Summary: In this article, which was first published in 1991, the late Sandy Dawson, discusses aspects of a Lakatosian approach to mathematics teaching. The ideas are illustrated with examples from three teaching situations: making conjectures about the next number in a sequence; making conjectures about the internal angles in a triangle using Logo; and developing a way to find the difference between two eighteendigit numbers entirely as a mental calculation. The article is a reprint of [in: D. Pimm (ed.) and E. Love (ed.), Teaching and learning school mathematics. London: Hodder and Stoughton (1991)].