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# On the Need for Theory of Mathematics Learning and the Promise of ‘Commognition’

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## Abstract

In this chapter, *research* in mathematics education is defined as a special type of *discourse* in which potentially useful stories about learning and teaching mathematics are being told. A consistent collection of stories coming from a given discourse is known as a *theory*. A commognitive version of theory of mathematics learning, made distinct by its foundational assumption about the unity of thinking and communicating, is then presented in accord with this discursive definition.

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Research Theory Discourse Mathematics education Commognition## References

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