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School Mathematics and Mathematicians' Mathematics: teachers' beliefs about Mathematics


Beswick, K, School Mathematics and Mathematicians' Mathematics: teachers' beliefs about Mathematics, In Search of Theories in Mathematics Education, 19-24 July 2009, Greece, pp. 153-160. ISBN 978-960-243-653-0 (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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There is broad acceptance that mathematics teachers' beliefs about the nature of mathematics impact the ways in which they teach the subject. It is also recognised that mathematics as practised in typical school classrooms is different from the mathematical activity of mathematicians. This paper presents evidence that some mathematics teachers hold differing beliefs about nature of mathematics, as a discipline and as a school subject and suggests possible implications for practice.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:59483
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-12-02
Last Modified:2012-02-10
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