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Developing Mathematical Literacy through project work: A teacher/teaching perspective


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Title Developing Mathematical Literacy through project work: A teacher/teaching perspective
Creator Vithal, Renuka
Subject Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Education Mathematical Literacy; project work;
Description The implementation of the new Mathematical Literacy curriculum in South Africa is assuming several different conceptions of mathematics and therefore also being realised through a range of different pedagogies. In this paper I begin from a particular privileging of a critical perspective in mathematics education, which I argue is one (among others) of the forces shaping the new South African curriculum reforms, particularly the Mathematical Literacy curriculum. If so, then the case for a specific pedagogy, that of project work, can be shown to support the development of a mathematical literacy from a critical perspective. In this paper a particular set of conceptual tools, principles and practices associated with project work, as developed in the Scandanavian context but researched in South Africa, are elaborated from the perspective of teachers/teaching of mathematical literacy.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2006-10-20
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v0i64.97
Source Pythagoras; Issue 64 (2006); 37-44 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2006 Renuka Vithal