Culture and Cognitive Development by Geoffrey B. Saxe
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Culture and Cognitive Development
By Geoffrey B. Saxe

Culture and Cognitive Development

Studies in Mathematical Understanding

By (author) See other recent books by Geoffrey B. Saxe
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $93.99
Your Price: $84.59 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.40! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.23 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Culture and Cognitive Development by Geoffrey B. Saxe

Book Description

Researchers examining children's mathematics acquisition are now questioning the belief that children learn mathematics principally through formalized, in-school mathematics education. There is increasing evidence that children gain mathematical understanding through their participation in out-of-school cultural practices and that their mathematics only occasionally resembles what they learn in the classroom. Culture and Cognitive Development presents the latest research by Dr. Geoffrey Saxe on this issue. In examinations of the mathematical understandings of child candy sellers in an urban center in northeastern Brazil, Dr. Saxe finds sharp contrasts between mathematics as practiced in school and in real-world settings. In this unique research project he presents a penetrating conceptual treatment of the interplay between culture and cognitive development, filling a void in current research literature. Subjects examined include: the interplay between sociocultural and cognitive developmental processes the differences between math knowledge learned in and out of the classroom the ways math learning in the classroom is modified by children's out-of-school mathematics and, correspondingly, how practical out-of-school mathematics use is modified by formal education

Buy Culture and Cognitive Development book by Geoffrey B. Saxe from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780805802733
ISBN-10: 0805802738
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 222
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Geoffrey B. Saxe

Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas by Geoffrey B. Saxe Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas, Paperback (March 2014)

Geoffrey Saxe traces the emergence of numerical representations and ideas as people participate in collective practices of daily life.

» View all books by Geoffrey B. Saxe

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Culture and Cognitive Development book by Geoffrey B. Saxe and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Geoffrey B. Saxe close
Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas by Geoffrey B. Saxe
Cultural Development of Mathematical Ideas by Geoffrey B. Saxe
Culture, Thought, and Development by Geoffrey B. Saxe
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close