Det hänger på decimalen!: Om hur vi formar och bygger meningsmönster i vår omvärld
2006 (Swedish)In: Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education, ISSN 1104-2176, Vol. 11, no 1, 33-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study is about how we build patterns of meaning in the world around us. Our learning and knowledge about the surrounding world begins in what we may call the life world. The dissonance between the environment in and outside school is very distinct in mathematics as a school subject. Students’ interpretations of real life problems may become an obstacle for their learning in mathematics. The focus of the study is how the language in the communicative situation or activity could be understood as a means of construction of meaning. The importance of context and communication in the teaching of mathematics is visualized through analyses of 5 and 6 grade students’ work with a real life task, which involves decimals. Through participation and interaction, in the dialogue, the students develop new patterns of meaning that may facilitate their learning of mathematics.
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2006. Vol. 11, no 1, 33-50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13058DiVA: diva2:17748