Paths of learning—the joint constitution of insights
Book chapter, 2012

In a junior school in a Stockholm suburb four groups of 11-year-olds are pondering a task given to them in writing (Wistedt and Martinsson, 1996, p. 176): Charlie ponders, and so do the other children. In three consecutive questions given in a small, illustrated booklet they are asked to give answers to the question: Exactly how big a part is needed for each of (A) the advent candle-sticks, (B) the small candlesticks, and (C) the bookends? The pupils are asked to give their answers in decimal form.

Author

Shirley Booth

Chalmers

University of Gothenburg

Inger Wistedt

Stockholm University

Ola Halldén

Stockholm University

Mats Martinsson

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers

Ference Marton

Chalmers

University of Gothenburg

Learning Mathematics: From Hierarchies to Networks

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Subject Categories

Didactics

Pedagogical Work

Pedagogy

DOI

10.4324/9780203016466-10

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3/20/2020