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dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Tomen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaturo, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.editorJeong-Ho Woo, Hee-Chan Lew, Kyo-Sik Park & Dong-Yeop Seoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:29:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:29:59Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-11-06T23:03:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17679
dc.description.abstractBecause mathematics education devalues Indigenous culture, Indigenous students continue to be the most mathematically disadvantaged group in Australia. Conventional wisdom with regard to Indigenous mathematics education is to utilise practical and visual teaching methods, yet the power of mathematics and the opportunities it brings for advancement lie in symbolic understanding. This paper reports on a Maths as Story Telling (MAST) teaching approach to assist Indigenous students understand algebra through creating and manipulating their own symbols for equations. It discusses effective Indigenous mathematics teaching, describes the MAST approach, analyses it in terms of Ernest's (2005) semiotic processes, discusses its applications, and draws implications for Indigenous mathematics learning.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPMEen_US
dc.publisher.placeSeoulen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://igpme.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename31st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 31)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 31st Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-08en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-13en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSeoul, Koreaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330101en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330202en_US
dc.titleCreating your own Symbols: Beginning Algebraic thinking with Indigenous Studentsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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