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Thesis Thoughts: Intersections, Audiences, Design for Learning

September 30, 2012 by

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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 […]

Discourse Analysis and Mathematics Texts by Le Roux

September 23, 2012 by

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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 […]

Shepherd, Selden, Selden and Observing How Students Read Textbooks

September 23, 2012 by

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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) […]

Math Reasoning Calculus Textbook Exercises by Lithner

September 23, 2012 by

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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 […]

UCLA-Oregon State Lessons from Losing

September 22, 2012 by

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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 […]

Opening the Mathematics Text by Paul Ernest et al.

September 22, 2012 by

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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 […]

Mesa and Instructor’s Mediation of the Math Textbook

September 22, 2012 by

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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 […]