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Listening Figures: Listening to Learners of Mathematics at Secondary School and Above

Mason, John and Houssart, Jenny (2009). Listening Figures: Listening to Learners of Mathematics at Secondary School and Above. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham.

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This book is firmly based on listening to people in secondary schools and beyond as they go about discovering, learning. and doing mathematics. Chapters report on what is gained by listening to school students, undergraduates, and adult learners. Sometimes the listening is informal; sometimes it is based on mathematics lessons or interviews. The accounts are used as models on which to base discussion of issues about mathematical understanding and about the views held about mathematics and approaches to it.

Listening Figures is immensely useful for secondary teachers, classroom assistants, adult numeracy tutors and lecturers, and for people preparing for these roles. Teachers of mathematics will be encouraged by the examples here to consider the place of learners’ voices in their own future teaching. Many of the chapters are based on empirical research and will be of particular interest to teachers carrying out small scale research projects of their own.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 1-85856-449-2, 978-1-85856-449-4
Keywords: mathematics; study and teaching (secondary); Great Britain
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 22549
Depositing User: Sara Griffin
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 09:09
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:03
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