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Street Mathematics and School Mathematics

Street Mathematics and School Mathematics (Paperback)

By Author : Terezinha Nunes  Joint Author : Analucia Dias Schliemann , David William Carraher 
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Street Mathematics and School Mathematics Description

People who learn to solve problems 'on the job' often have to do it differently from people who learn in theory. Practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge is different in some ways but similar in other ways - or else one would end up with wrong solutions to the problems. Mathematics is also like this. People who learn to calculate, for example, because they are involved in commerce frequently have a more practical way of doing mathematics than the way we are taught at school. This book is about the differences between what we call practical knowledge of mathematics - that is street mathematics - and mathematics learned in school, which is not learned in practice. The authors look at the differences between these two ways of solving mathematical problems and discuss their advantages and disadvantages. They also discuss ways of trying to put theory and practice together in mathematics teaching.

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Title: Street Mathematics and School Mathematics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Terezinha Nunes
Joint Author: Analucia Dias Schliemann , David William Carraher
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0521388139
EAN: 9780521388139
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 1993-4-30
Binding: Paperback
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