id: 02359075
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an: 2004d.03427
au: Díez Palomar, Javier; García Wehrle, Paloma; Giménez Rodríguez, Joaquin
ti: Math literacy of adults: an example about proportions.
so: Maasz, Juergen (ed.) et al., Learning mathematics to live and work in our
world. Proceedings of the 10th international conference on adults
learning mathematics, ALM 10, Strobl, Austria, June 29 ‒ July 2,
2003. Linz: Universitätsverlag Rudolf Trauner (ISBN 3-85487-558-4).
210-216 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: Linz: Universitätsverlag Rudolf Trauner
la: EN
cc: F88
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ab: The paper explains the approach of a research on didactics of maths. It is
based on the study of proportions in adult education. The research is
within critical theories. We use qualitative methods to collect data in
order to analyse four spheres: objective, emotive, normativ and
instrumental. The results suggest that there is a gap between academic
mathematics and daily life mathematics. This gap is negative for
adults’ learning process and they have moved beyond it in order to
transform their negative attitudes into positive attitudes. This is
very important for adults to be able to succeed in their mathematical
studies. (Authors’ abstract)
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