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Gattegno’s mathematizing

De Geest, Els (2011). Gattegno’s mathematizing. In: Association of Teachers of Mathematics Conference 2011: Celebrating Gattegno, 18-21 April 2011, Wolverhampton, UK.

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Abstract

Gattegno states that only awareness is educable. In his book “The awareness of mathematization” he describes awareness of mathematics as the dynamics of (mathematical) relationships and uses mental activities to work on this. He argues that equivalence allows thinking in terms of what one is allowed to do to transform a problem. In this session we will play with the notions of equivalence, imagery and substitution in the context of mathematical tasks to explore Gattegno’s concept of mathematization: becoming aware of dynamics of mathematical relationships.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 30786
Depositing User: Els De Geest
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 14:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30786
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