TY - GEN

T1 - At home with mathematics

T2 - 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2006

AU - Stevens, Reed

AU - Mertl, Veronique

AU - Levias, Sheldon

AU - McCarthy, Laurie

AU - Goldman, Shelley

AU - Martin, Lee

AU - Pea, Roy

AU - Booker, Angela

AU - Blair, Kristen Pilner

AU - Nasir, Na'ilah Suad

AU - Heimlich, Michael

AU - Atukpawu, Grace

AU - O'Connor, Kathleen

PY - 2006/12/1

Y1 - 2006/12/1

N2 - Everyday mathematics research has examined the activities of buyers (Lave, 1988) and sellers in markets (Nunes, Schliemann, & Carraher, 1993; Saxe, 1990); it has examined the practices of both high and lower status occupational work (e.g. Hall & Stevens, 1995; Scribner, 1985; Stevens & Hall, 1998), and it has examined the mathematics that is embedded in competitive play (Nasir, 2000) but the family as locus of mathematical activity is understudied. The three projects represented in this symposium focus on mathematical practices in the context of families. The first project takes an activity focus, examining mathematical practices in the context of a consequential context of family activity-money and its uses. The second project takes a topical focus, describing a wide range of practices in families that are seen as mathematical. The third paper focuses on a particular cultural group, attending to the meanings and uses of both informal and schooled mathematics in the family context. Together the papers provide a new perspective on qualities of mathematical practice outside of school and its actual, and potential, relations to school mathematics.

AB - Everyday mathematics research has examined the activities of buyers (Lave, 1988) and sellers in markets (Nunes, Schliemann, & Carraher, 1993; Saxe, 1990); it has examined the practices of both high and lower status occupational work (e.g. Hall & Stevens, 1995; Scribner, 1985; Stevens & Hall, 1998), and it has examined the mathematics that is embedded in competitive play (Nasir, 2000) but the family as locus of mathematical activity is understudied. The three projects represented in this symposium focus on mathematical practices in the context of families. The first project takes an activity focus, examining mathematical practices in the context of a consequential context of family activity-money and its uses. The second project takes a topical focus, describing a wide range of practices in families that are seen as mathematical. The third paper focuses on a particular cultural group, attending to the meanings and uses of both informal and schooled mathematics in the family context. Together the papers provide a new perspective on qualities of mathematical practice outside of school and its actual, and potential, relations to school mathematics.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84884313002

SN - 0805861742

SN - 9780805861747

T3 - ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings

SP - 1088

EP - 1093

BT - ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings

Y2 - 27 June 2006 through 1 July 2006

ER -