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Alternative forms of knowing (in) mathematics : celebrations of diversity of mathematical practices

Author: Swapna Mukhopadhyay; Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, ©2012.
Series: New directions in mathematics and science education, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This book grew out of a public lecture series, Alternative forms of knowledge construction in mathematics, conceived and organized by the first editor, and held annually at Portland State University from 2006. Starting from the position that mathematics is a human construction, implying that it cannot be separated from its historical, cultural, social, and political contexts, the purpose of these lectures was to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mukhopadhyay, Swapna.
ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF KNOWING (IN) MATHEMATICS : Celebrations of Diversity of Mathematical Practices.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Swapna Mukhopadhyay; Wolff-Michael Roth
ISBN: 9789460919213 9460919219 9460919197 9789460919190
OCLC Number: 823722474
Description: 1 online resource (323 pages).
Contents: Celebrating diversity, realizing alternatives / Brian Greer, Swapna Mukhopadhay, Wolff-michael Roth --
Mathematics and politics of knowledge --
Mathematics and accounting in the Andes before and after the Spanish conquest / Gary Urton --
Contemporary indigenous education / Gary Urton --
Crisis as a discursive frame in mathematics education research and reform / Delaina Washington, Zayoni Torres, Maisie Gholson, Danny Bernard Martin --
Whose language is It? / Marta Civil, Núria Planas --
Ethnomathematics --
Consulting the divine / John Kellermeier --
Map-making in São Paulo, Southern Brazil / Mariana Leal Ferreira --
Developing an alternative learning trajectory for rational number reasoning, geometry, and measuring based on indigenous knowledge / Jerry Lipka, Monica Wong, Dora Andrew-ihrke, Evelyn Yanez --
In seeking a holistic tool for ethnomathematics / Daniel Clark Orey, Milton Rosa --
From ethnomathematics to ethnocomputing / Bill Babbitt, Dan Lyles, Ron Eglash --
Learning to see mathematically --
The work of seeing mathematically / Wolff-michael Roth --
Running the numbers / Chris Jordan --
To know how to see / Frank Swetz --
Mathematics education for social justice --
Quantitative form in arguments / Gary Urton --
Connecting community, critical, and classical knowledge in teaching mathematics for social justice / Eric Gutstein --
Epilogue / Swapna Mukhopadhyay, Wolff-michael Roth, Brian Greer.
Series Title: New directions in mathematics and science education, v. 24.
Responsibility: edited by Swapna Mukhopadhyay and Wolff-Michael Roth.

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This book grew out of a public lecture series, Alternative forms of knowledge construction in mathematics, conceived and organized by the first editor, and held annually at Portland State University from 2006. Starting from the position that mathematics is a human construction, implying that it cannot be separated from its historical, cultural, social, and political contexts, the purpose of these lectures was to provide a public intellectual space to interrogate conceptions of mathematics and mathematics education, particularly by looking at mathematical practices that are not considered relevant to mainstream mathematics education.

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