Utilize este identificador para referenciar este registo: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.2/3512
Título: Mathematics education, cultural practices and communication
Autor: Moreira, Darlinda
Latas, Joana
Data: 2014
Editora: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Resumo: This chapter addresses the role of students’ cultural practices in mathematical tasks as a means to enhance discourse and communication in multicultural classes. It starts by presenting the features of mathematical discourse and highlighting their relationship with students’ native language and culture. Next, the concept of cultural practices is discussed and framed in the context of mathematics education. Its potential to launch the construction of mathematical meanings is explored. The integration of students’ cultural practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics is illustrated and discussed through the presentation of examples taken from classroom activities. These examples were collected from a research project that used a qualitative methodological approach to study the integration of students’ cultural practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Participants were students in a seventh-grade class in a coastal area in the south of Portugal. Students’ cultural practices such as surfing were adapted and presented through activities that supported the learning of mathematical concepts. The chapter concludes by arguing for the contributions of students’ cultural practices to the development of their ability to communicate mathematically in the context of classroom, to use appropriate forms of language, and to connect mathematics to their daily experiences.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.2/3512
ISBN: 9789027257505
ISSN: 2210-7029
Versão do Editor: http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/books/9789027270115
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