Category: theory

Thirteen Days

A huge piece of my identity is invested in being a mathematics teacher. This week I began a new and interesting challenge as a university faculty member preparing pre-service elementary and secondary mathematics teachers. This provides me more time to think deeply and openly about the entirety of the mathematics education enterprise, and put some …

On Collective Consciousness and Individual Epiphanies

I would like to begin with a conjecture: The amount of collective action in a learning system is inversely related to the possible degree of curricular specificity.  The mathematical action of a group of learners centred on a particular task gives rise to a unique way of being with the problem, but also reinvents the …