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Locating the learner: Indigenous language and mathematics education
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC). (Language and Communication)
2011 (English)In: Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices: Proceedings of the 34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers / [ed] Clark, Julie, Kissane, B.; Mousley, Judith; Spencer, Toby; Thornton, Steve T, Adelaide: AAMT and MERGA , 2011, 217-315 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Indigenous language speaking students in remote Northern Territory schools are expected to learn mathematics in English and are assessed in English. Most teachers in these schools have little knowledge of the mathematical concepts with which their students start school. This paper reports on the initial findings of a project which is investigating spatial concepts in Iwaidja, an Indigenous language spoken in the NT. Examples of spatial frame of reference preferences in Iwaidja and related languages are compared with those taken for granted by English speakers. Implications for mathematics teaching are explored in the context of an Australian Curriculum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Adelaide: AAMT and MERGA , 2011. 217-315 p.
Keyword [en]
Language and mathematics, Spatial Cognition, Indigenous Education
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Social Sciences
Research subject
didactics of mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-108403DiVA: diva2:852958
Conference
34th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Projects
Spatial frames of reference in Iwaidja (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies)
Note

AAMT- MERGA Conference Mathematics: Traditions and New Practices July 2011, Alice Springs, 3-7 July, 2011

Available from: 2015-09-10 Created: 2015-09-10 Last updated: 2015-09-14

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