Everyday Matters in Science and Mathematics Studies of Complex Classroom Events

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"This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experiences and knowledge in all their manifold forms matter crucially in learning sciences and mathematics." Everyday Matters in Science and Mathematics: Studies of Complex Classroom Events is an important resource for researchers, teacher educators, and graduate
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Overview

"This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experiences and knowledge in all their manifold forms matter crucially in learning sciences and mathematics." Everyday Matters in Science and Mathematics: Studies of Complex Classroom Events is an important resource for researchers, teacher educators, and graduate students in mathematics and science education, and a strong supplemental text for courses in these areas as well as in cognition, instruction, and instructional design.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805847239
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/13/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 "Why would run be in speed?" : artifacts and situated actions in a curricular plan 11
2 Mathematical places 45
3 Developing concepts of justification and proof in a sixth-grade classroom 95
4 "Everyday" and "scientific" : rethinking dichotomies in modes of thinking in science learning 119
5 The mathematics behind the graph : discussions of data 153
6 Creating mathematics stories : learning to explain in a third-grade classroom 177
7 Instructional contexts that support students' transition from arithmetic to algebraic reasoning : elements of tasks and culture 211
8 Constructing a learning environment that promotes reinvention 241
9 Involving students in realistic scientific practice : strategies for laying epistemological groundwork 267
10 "What are we going to do next?" : lesson planning as a resource for teaching 299
11 Exploration zones : a framework for describing the emergent structure of learning activities 329
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