Non Numerical Aspects of School Mathematics

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    In this short paper, we describe issues resulting from a lack of clarity in understanding the nomenclature of numeracy in mathematics education at the school level and consider some of the underlying foundational structures of mathematical thinking. The purpose of the paper is to open a conversation about shifting the focus from the narrower conceptual boundaries concerning numeracy by considering theoretical perspectives that describe mathematical thinking as a form of intelligence on the one hand, and as a skill within the paradigm of 21st century skills, on the other. We identify a number of questions to be considered in teaching mathematics and specifically in contexts where digital technology is utilised.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015
    EditorsHiroaki Ogata, Tomoko Kojiri, Thepchai Supnithi, Yonggu Wang, Ying-Tien Wu, Weiqin Chen, Siu Cheung Kong, Feiyue Qiu
    Place of PublicationJapan
    PublisherAsia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)
    Pages477-482
    Number of pages6
    Volume1
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)978-4-9908014-7-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015) - Hangzhou China, Hangzhou, China
    Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (23rd)

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015)
    Abbreviated titleICCE
    CountryChina
    CityHangzhou
    Period30/11/154/12/15

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    Khan, K., & Mason, J. C. (2015). Non Numerical Aspects of School Mathematics. In H. Ogata, T. Kojiri, T. Supnithi, Y. Wang, Y-T. Wu, W. Chen, S. C. Kong, ... F. Qiu (Eds.), Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015 (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 477-482). Japan: Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).