
02366637
a
2006a.00484
Nunes Carraher, Terezinha
Carraher, David William
Dias Schliemann, Anal\'ucia
Mathematics in the streets and in schools.
Carpenter, Thomas P. et al., Classics in mathematics education research. NCTM  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA (ISBN 0873535650). 187193 (2004).
2004
NCTM  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA
EN
F90
An analysis of everyday use of mathematics by working youngsters in commercial transactions in Recife, Brazil, revealed computational strategies different from those taught in schools. Performance on mathematical problems embedded in reallife contexts was superior to that on schooltype word problems and contextfree computational problems involving the same numbers and operations. Implications for education are examined.