© 2005

Beyond the Apparent Banality of the Mathematics Classroom

  • Editors
  • Colette Laborde
  • Marie-Jeanne Perrin-Glorian
  • Anna Sierpinska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gérard Sensevy, Maria-Luisa Schubauer-Leoni, Alain Mercier, Florence Ligozat, Gérard Perrot
    Pages 153-181
  3. Claire Margolinas, Lalina Coulange, Annie Bessot
    Pages 205-234
  4. Joaquim Barbé, Marianna Bosch, Lorena Espinoza, Josep Gascón
    Pages 235-268

About this book


New research in mathematics education deals with the complexity of the mathematics’ classroom. The classroom teaching situation constitutes a pertinent unit of analysis for research into the ternary didactic relationship which binds teachers, students and mathematical knowledge. The classroom is considered as a complex didactic system, which offers the researcher an opportunity to gauge the boundaries of the freedom that is left with regard to choices about the knowledge to be taught and the ways of organizing the students’ learning, while giveing rise to the study of interrelations between three main elements of the teaching process the: mathematical content to be taught and learned, management of the various time dimensions, and activity of the teacher who prepares and manages the class, to the benefit of the students' knowledge and the teachers' own experience.

This volume, reprinted from Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 59, focuses on classroom situations as a unit of analysis, the work of the teacher, and is strongly anchored in original theoretical frameworks. The contributions are formulated from the perspective of one or more theoretical frameworks but they are tackled by means of empirical investigations.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Beyond the Apparent Banality of the Mathematics Classroom
  • Editors Colette Laborde
    Marie-Jeanne Perrin-Glorian
    Anna Sierpinska
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-25353-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3788-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-30451-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from EDUCATIONAL STUDIES IN MATHEMATICS, 59:1-3, 2005
  • Topics Mathematics Education
    Learning & Instruction
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