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Some concerns about bringing everyday mathematics to mathematics education. (English)
Meira, L. et al., 19. Annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 19). Proceedings. Vol. 1. ,. 45-60 (1995).
I will first provide an overall view of the findings regarding how children and adults come to develop and use mathematical knowledge in everyday situations, focusing on some of the key issues raised by studies comparing the mathematics people use in their lives with the mathematics they learn or should learn in schools. In this overview I would like to share with you some of the insights we have gained from research into everyday thinking. After reviewing the research on everyday mathematics, I would like to look at some recent examples of people learning during activities designed as part of research projects I carried out with others. My intent is to show you how and why such observations have forced us to reconsider some of the ideas that we initially held about Everyday Mathematics and its relation to Mathematics Education. Then I will discuss implications that these and other studies seem to hold for the teaching of mathematics. (orig.)
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