
02364758
j
2005d.01556
Noble, Tracy
Nemirovsky, Ricardo
Wright, Tracey
Tierney, Cornelia
Experiencing change: The mathematics of change in multiple environments.
J. Res. Math. Educ. 32, No. 1, 85108 (2001).
2001
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
D43
children's strategies
connections in mathematics
teaching methods
primary education
lower secondary
manipulatives
patterns
relationships
representations
doi:10.2307/749622
In the SimCalc project and in the Mathematics of Change group at TERC, we are investigating how students from elementary through high school learn about the mathematics of change in multiple mathematical environments. As part of this research, we studied 5thgrade students doing mathematicsofchange activities from the Investigations curriculum in multiple mathematical environments. This experience has led us to question the view that students connect experiences in different environments by recognizing a core mathematical structure that is common to all environments. We propose an alternative perspective on learning, in which students make mathematical environments into livedin spaces for themselves and connect environments through the development of family resemblances across their experiences.(Authors' abstract)