The language of friendship: developing sociomathematical norms in the secondary school classroom


Edwards, Julie-Ann (2007) The language of friendship: developing sociomathematical norms in the secondary school classroom. In, European Research in Mathematics Education V. Fifth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 4) Spain, European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), 1190-1199.

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This paper reports on a study of friendship groups as they learned mathematics in small groups in a secondary school classroom. It examines the role that discussions between friends have on their ability to negotiate taken-as-shared meanings (or sociomathematical norms). Transcripts of peer talk in a low attaining group of 14-15 year olds are analysed for evidence of the sociomathematical norms evident in a study by Cobb et al (1995) with 6-8 year olds. Findings suggest that similar negotiations are evident, despite the differences in age, but that an additional sociomathematical norm related to mathematical efficiency in written communication is identified.

Item Type: Book Section
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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
ePrint ID: 43843
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:28
Publisher: European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME)
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43843

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