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Appreciating mathematical structure for all

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We take mathematical structure to mean the identification of general properties which are instantiated in particular situations as relationships between elements or subsets of elements of a set. Because we take the view that appreciating structure is powerfully productive, attention to structure should be an essential part of mathematical teaching and learning. This is not to be confused with teaching children mathematical structure. We observe that children from quite early ages are able to ...

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Peer review status:
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10.1007/BF03217543

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Institution:
"Open University", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Institution:
University of Melbourne
Department:
Science and Mathematics Education
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Mathematics Education Research Journal Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
10-32
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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ISSN:
2211-050X
URN:
uuid:efc6e9b6-dff7-45d0-a323-76a63c7b8b4a
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ora:5523
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English
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