publication . Article . 2010

How Concrete is Concrete

Koeno Gravemeijer;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2010 Journal: Journal on Mathematics Education (issn: 2087-8885, eissn: 2087-8885, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sriwijaya University
Abstract
<p>If we want to make something concrete in mathematics education, we are inclined introduce, what we call, ‘manipulatives’, in the form of tactile objects or visual representations. If we want to make something concrete in a everyday-life conversation, we look for an example. In the former, we try to make a concrete model of our own, abstract, knowledge; in the latter, we try to find an example that the others will be familiar with. This article first looks at the tension between these two different ways of making things concrete. Next another role of manipulatives, will be discussed, namely that of means for scaffolding and communication. In this role, manipul...
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free text keywords: Conceret Learning Materials, School Math, Scaffolding, Mathematics, Communication, QA1-939, Common Sense
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publication . Article . 2010

How Concrete is Concrete

Koeno Gravemeijer;