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.
|Title of host publication||ICME 2012 Conference Proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Seoul, Korea|
|Publisher||International Congress on Mathematical Education|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||12th International Congress on Mathematical Education - Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of|
Duration: 8 Jul 2012 → 15 Jul 2012
|Conference||12th International Congress on Mathematical Education|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Period||8/07/12 → 15/07/12|
Hogan, J., & Thornton, S. (2012). Slow Maths: Working mathematically as mathematical literacy. In ICME 2012 Conference Proceedings (1 ed., pp. 1780-1788). International Congress on Mathematical Education.