Street Mathematics and School Mathematics (Paperback)

By 

Terezinha Nunes

  (Author),

Analucia Dias Schliemann

  (Joint Author),

David William Carraher

  (Joint Author)
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Street Mathematics and School Mathematics Book 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.

About the Author :

Terezinha Nunes has contributed to Street Mathematics and School Mathematics as an author. Nunes is Lecturer in the Department of Child Development and Primary Educaton at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Analucia Dias Schliemann has contributed to Street Mathematics and School Mathematics as an author. Schliemann is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Federal University of Pernambuco, in Recife, Brazil.

David William Carraher has contributed to Street Mathematics and School Mathematics as an author. Carraher is Associate Professor of Psychology at Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil.

Book Details


Title: Street Mathematics and School Mathematics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Terezinha Nunes, Analucia Dias Schliemann, David William Carraher
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

0521388139

EAN:

9780521388139

No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 1993-4-30
Binding: Paperback
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