Slow Maths: Working mathematically as mathematical literacy

J Hogan, Stephen Thornton

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    In this paper we use the concept of Slow Food to introduce the concept of Slow Maths. We suggest that such an approach to curriculum emphasizes depth rather than coverage, and that it might best be developed by placing the proficiencies of working mathematically, including reasoning and problem solving, at the center of school mathematics. This provides a new interpretation of mathematical literacy as being the capacity to work like a mathematician.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICME 2012 Conference Proceedings
    Place of PublicationSeoul, Korea
    PublisherInternational Congress on Mathematical Education
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event12th International Congress on Mathematical Education - Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 8 Jul 201215 Jul 2012


    Conference12th International Congress on Mathematical Education
    Abbreviated titleICME12
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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