id: 05495599
dt: j
an: 2009e.00182
au: Carraher, David W.
ti: Beyond ‘blaming the victim’ and ‘standing in awe of noble savages’:
a response to “Revisiting Lave’s ‘Cognition in Practice”’.
so: Educ. Stud. Math. 69, No. 1, 23-32 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: D20 C30 C60 C70 A40 F90
ut: concepts; everyday mathematics; school mathematics; street mathematics;
theory of mathematics education; research
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10649-008-9126-4
ab: Summary: Everyday Mathematics has contributed in important ways to
long-standing debates about mathematical concepts, symbolic
representation, and the role of contexts in thinking - the latter topic
reaching back at least as far as Kant’s notion of $scheme$. The
descriptive work plays a role, of course. But it is only by making
sense of the observations that science moves forward. If over time the
expression Everyday Mathematics drops from usage, I would be neither
surprised nor disappointed. Eventually the field needs to become
absorbed into the mainstream traditions of research in mathematics
education. However it would be disappointing if it is remembered only
for its descriptive and proscriptive aspects, without recognizing the
contributions to research, theory, and the cultural context of learning
and thinking.
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