id: 06093752
dt: j
an: 2012f.00232
au: Bishop, Alan J.
ti: Teachers’ mathematical values for developing mathematical thinking in
classrooms: theory, research and policy.
so: Math. Educ. 11, No. 1-2, 79-88 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C30 C60 D30
ut: mathematics education; research; developing mathematical values;
mathematical ability; mathematical thinking; teaching; sociocultural
aspects; cognitive development; learning; developmental theory of
cognition; social genesis of knowledge; socio-cultural dimension;
rationalism; objectism; control; progress; openness; mystery
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ab: Summary: The paper discusses assisting teachers to nurture mathematical
thinking in their students by using findings from research on
mathematical values. The author begins by sharing three theoretical
perspective on how mathematical thinking develops in a student from
Lancy, Billett, and Bishop. Using White’ s three component analysis
of culture, the author presents six mathematical values which are
important to the development of mathematics, and thus underpinning the
development of mathematical thinking in the classroom. An exploratory
values and mathematics project (VAMP) shows that teachers found it
difficult to discuss values they held about mathematics education in
relation to mathematics. The introduction of some of the theoretical
terminology helped teachers to discuss their teaching. In conclusion,
the author proposes some implications for practice and policy.
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