Taking down field notes on life and actions, events, people, and objects in it

For my study: contextualizing the student’s abilities: Thinking of including a question about how they do with Dummies books, and how they follow instructions in context of assembling something. Really contextualizing the theoretical frameworks that I am working with, I’m at the intersection of navigational capital, situational cognition, cultural scripts, and infrastructures. Thinking of the […]

*September 23, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Le Roux, K. (2008). Relevance and access in undergraduate mathematics: Using discourse analysis to study mathematics texts. In J. F. Matos , P. Valero, & K. Yasukawa (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (pp. 340-351). Centro de Investigação em Educação, Universidade de Liboa and the Department of Education, Learning and […]

*September 23, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Shepherd, Mary D., Annie Selden, and John Selden. 2012. “University Students’ Reading of Their First-Year Mathematics Textbooks.” Mathematical Thinking and Learning 14 (3): 226–256. doi:10.1080/10986065.2012.682959. Methods: Examines textbook reading of 11 beginning undergrad students from perspectives of working tasks in the passages read, the writing style of US math textbooks, and reading comprehension literature. (227) […]

*September 23, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Lithner, Johan. 2004. “Mathematical Reasoning in Calculus Textbook Exercises.” The Journal of Mathematical Behavior 23 (4): 405–427. doi:10.1016/j.jmathb.2004.09.003. Methods: However, in this paper I will: (i) study more carefully some of the mathematically superficial strategies and reasoning possible to use when solving exercises; (ii) propose a framework that can be applied to study students actual […]

*September 22, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Yet another deflating loss after another hot start. This is usually the part of the season where I throw in the towel on UCLA football, though this loss was a bit different. But still, a loss. I hope were still ranked tomorrow. What annoyed me most were the announcers who were celebrating the play of […]

*September 22, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Freitas, Elizabeth, Kathleen Nolan, and Paul Ernest. “Opening the Mathematics Text: What Does It Say?” In Opening the Research Text, 46:65–96. Mathematics Education Library. Springer US, 2008. http://www.springerlink.com/content/rxm124q7xjnv5676/abstract/. Methods: I consider the content and function of mathematical text. The term ‘text’ refers to written mathematical text, spoken text and texts presented multi-modally. I explore both […]

*September 22, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Mesa, Vilma, and Brett Griffiths. “Textbook Mediation of Teaching: An Example from Tertiary Mathematics Instructors.” Educational Studies in Mathematics 79, no. 1 (2012): 85–107. Methods: Drawing on data from interviews with mathematics faculty in three different types of undergraduate institutions and using Rabardel’s model of instrument use (Vérillon & Rabardel 1995), we describe three ways […]

*September 22, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Zevenbergen, R. (2000). “Cracking the code” of mathematics: School success as a function of linguistic, social and cultural background. In J. Boalezr (Ed.), Multiple perspectives on mathematics teaching and learning. . New York: JAI/Ablex. Methods: Three common communicative strategies found in mathematics classrooms form the basis of this chapter. The first is the type of […]

*September 21, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Österholm, Magnus. “Characterizing Reading Comprehension of Mathematical Texts.” Educational Studies in Mathematics 63, no. 3 (2006): 325–346. Methods: This study compares reading comprehension of three different texts: two mathematical texts and one historical text. The two mathematical texts both present basic concepts of group theory, but one does it using mathematical symbols and the other […]

*September 21, 2012*
by *B.J.D.Armas*

Schleppegrell, M. (2012). Linguistic tools for exploring issues of equity. In B. Herbel-Eisenmann, J. Choppin, D. Wagner & D. Pimm (Eds.), Equity in Discourse for Mathematics Education: Theories, Practices, and Policies (pp. 109-124). New York: Springer. Methods: systemic functional linguistics1 (SFL), a theory of language that recognizes that language var- ies according to the context […]

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