Sense-making, Mathematics, and Digital Technology

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    Abstract

    Human sense-making is a useful construct through which to examine some of the processes intrinsic to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Unlike sense-making of conversation where meaning-making is prominent, sense-making in mathematics can be a complex process that may not make sense in terms of the natural world we know, and therefore, has an impact upon the choice of abstractions used in teaching. Mathematical curiosity proceeds with logic yet also works with insight in discovering new mathematical horizons. This paper focuses upon the broad scope of human sense-making in mathematics. It considers theoretical and pedagogical issues and raises questions with regards to the effective use of digital technology in teaching and proposes a research agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (CTLT)
    EditorsRoberto Dillon, Lee Ming Tan
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
    Pages35-45
    Number of pages11
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)9789814744588
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event2015 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (CTLT) - Singapore
    Duration: 10 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

    Conference

    Conference2015 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (CTLT)
    Period10/06/1511/06/15

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    Khan, K., & Mason, J. C. (2015). Sense-making, Mathematics, and Digital Technology. In R. Dillon, & L. M. Tan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 Global Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (CTLT) (Vol. 1, pp. 35-45). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.