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

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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.

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Edwards, Julie-Ann (2007) The language of friendship: developing sociomathematical norms in the secondary school classroom In European Research in Mathematics Education V. European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME). 10 pp, pp. 1190-1199.

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Submitted date: December 2006
Published date: March 2007
Venue - Dates: Fifth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 4), 2007-02-22 - 2007-02-27

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Local EPrints ID: 43843
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43843
PURE UUID: 35776911-91d4-4f02-8bf9-1542e19dc2a6

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Date deposited: 07 Feb 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:16

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