Research in our group is driven by questions such as: what is mathematics for different math-doers? what sense does it make for teachers and learners at different grade levels? how can mathematics be used in sense making?
Keywords in mathematics (such as problem, solution, explanation, conjecture, definition, proof) may take a whole new meaning at different grade levels, institutions, and communities. These different meanings are known to hinder learning, but they can also become a valuable resource for teachers and learners, for example by encouraging both sides to make explicit tacit facets of doing and thinking about mathematics. Of particular interest in our group are:
- The transition from studying mathematics at school to studying mathematics at university;
- The transition between studying mathematics at university and teaching mathematics at school;
- The transition between doing mathematics inside class and doing mathematics outside class.
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