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Mathematics for teaching: What is it and why is it important that we talk about it?

Jill Adler
Pythagoras | Issue 62 | a109 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/pythagoras.v0i62.109 | © 2005 Jill Adler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 2005 | Published: 20 October 2005

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Jill Adler, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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I begin this paper with a brief discussion of what can be considered systemic ‘problems’ in mathematics education before moving on to the research problem I am currently investigating. This broad introduction will help locate the QUANTUM research project – a study of the mathematical work of teaching – that forms the substantive part of this paper. I will describe the research we are doing, its questions and objects.


Mathematical knowledge for teaching; pedagogical content knowledge;


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