ethnographic study of the mathematical ideas of a group of carpenters

by Wendy L. Millroy

Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Reston, Va

Written in English
Published: Pages: 210 Downloads: 617
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Subjects:

  • Geometry.,
  • Carpentry -- Mathematics.,
  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204).

Statementby Wendy Lesley Millroy.
SeriesJournal for research in mathematics education., no. 5
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQA464 .M49 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1558523M
ISBN 100873533410
LC Control Number91039453

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AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE MATHEMATICAL IDEAS OF A GROUP OF CARPENTERS WENDY L. MILLROY CORNELL UNIVERSITY ABSTRACT: Mathematical knowledge, primarily the practice of arithmetic, which is developed outside of educational institutions by people engaged in their daily working and domestic activities, has been by: The researcher conducted a six-month ethnographic study as an apprentice carpenter in Cape Town, South Africa, to document the valid mathematical ideas that are embedded in the everyday woodworking activities of a group of carpenters.

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