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Talking about embodiment and caring in relation to computer use in mathematics education. (English)
Learn. Math. 27, No. 3, 12-16 (2007).
From the introduction: Technology ... the knack of so arranging the world that we don\rq t have to experience it. (Max Frisch, $Homo Faber$, 1959, p. 178). This quotation captures a central focus of a year-long conversation between us, which was triggered by an interaction over technology, sustained via technology, and focused on issues of technology in mathematics education. As is characteristic of conversing, we soon meandered into many other areas, but found ourselves returning time and time again to two themes regarding computer use in the practice of mathematics education: embodiment and mathematical caring. We draw on our conversation to outline our critique of the Frisch quotation, and, more importantly, to explore the possibility of creating new narratives for questioning, supporting and even advocating the use of computer- based technology in mathematics teaching and learning.
Classification: U70 D30
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