id: 02328182
dt: a
an: 1999e.03481
au: Schliemann, Analúcia D.
ti: Everyday mathematics and adult mathematics education.
so: van Groenestijn, Mieke (ed.) et al., Mathematics as part of lifelong
learning. Proceedings of the 5th international conference of adults
learning maths ‒ research forum, ALM 5, Utrecht, The Netherlands,
July 1‒3, 1998. London: Goldsmiths College, University of London
(ISBN 0-902986-46-5). 20-31 (1999).
py: 1999
pu: London: Goldsmiths College, University of London
la: EN
cc: M18
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ab: It is not only in school that we learn mathematics. Research shows that
people with restricted schooling come to master arithmetical
operations, the properties of the decimal system, proportionality,
measurement, geometry, and probability while participating in working
activities. Activities such as buying and selling, carpentry, weaving,
lottery, agriculture, tailoring, and many others seem to promote the
development of mathematical understanding believed to be accessible
only through formal school instruction. A lot of questions are arising
from this fact. To approach this questions we have to consider the
results of research on the characteristics, strengths, and limitations
of everyday mathematics. This review of the studies focuses on four
topics: (a) meaning and understanding; (b) generalization and transfer;
(c) referents for mathematical concepts and procedures, and (d) the
socio-interactive contexts of mathematical activity. Afterwards, the
relevance of school instruction is discussed and the conclusions
concerning the relevance of everyday mathematics to adults mathematics
education are presented.
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