This material is partially based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-219932.
The Journal of Mathematical Behavior
Educational leadership, Mathematics education
In this paper I tackle the question What is the mathematics in mathematics education? By providing three different frames for the word mathematics.
Frame 1: Mathematics as an abstract body of knowledge/ideas, the organization of that into systems and structures, and a set of methods for reaching conclusions.
Frame 2: Mathematics as contextual, ever present, as a lens or language to make sense of the world.
Frame 3: Mathematics as a verb (not a noun), a human activity, part of one’s identity.
After introducing the frames and examining their distinction and their overlap, I discuss their implication with respect to student-centered classroom, context, and culture.
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Thanheiser, E. (2023). What is the Mathematics in Mathematics Education?. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 70, 101033.