### Abstract

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 language | English |
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Title of host publication | ICME 2012 Conference Proceedings |

Place of Publication | Seoul, Korea |

Publisher | International Congress on Mathematical Education |

Pages | 1780-1788 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Edition | 1 |

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

Conference | 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education |
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Abbreviated title | ICME12 |

Country | Korea, Republic of |

City | Seoul |

Period | 8/07/12 → 15/07/12 |

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## Cite this

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.