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Values That Occasion and Guide Mathematics in the Family

by Roy Pea & Lee Martin - 2010

In the spirit of deepening our understanding of the social conditions of everyday uses of mathematics, the authors studied 20 diverse families with a middle school child by interviewing family members together at home about their occasions of mathematics use.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 109. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 112 Number 13, 2010, p. 34-52
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18397, Date Accessed: 6/13/2021 10:45:48 AM

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  • Roy Pea
    Stanford University
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    ROY PEA is David Marks Professor of education and learning sciences at Stanford University. His research and writing often examine how innovations in computing and communications technologies can influence learning, thinking, collaboration, and educational systems. He is coeditor of Video Research in the Learning Sciences (2007) and coauthor of the 2000 National Academy’s How People Learn. His current work is developing the DIVER paradigm for everyday networked video interactions for learning and collaboration, and examining how informal and formal learning can be better understood and connected, as co-PI of the LIFE Center funded by the National Science Foundation. Other current research includes studies on informal math learning in families, the influence of point of view on video-supported learning and collaboration, large-scale video collaboratories for studying effective teaching, and precollege mobile science inquiry and learning.
  • Lee Martin
    University of California, Davis
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    LEE MARTIN is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. His research looks across contexts to study how people use tools and resources to help them be adaptive thinkers in the realm of quantitative reasoning. His recent publications include “The Tanda: A Practice at the Intersection of Mathematics, Culture, and Financial Goals” (2009, Mind, Culture, and Activity) with Shelley Goldman and Osvaldo Jiménez, and “Prospective Adaptation in the Use of External Representations” (2009, Cognition and Instruction) with Daniel Schwartz.
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