Cultural Differences, Oral Mathematics, and Calculators in a Teacher Training Course of the Brazilian Landless Movement

  • Gelsa Knijnik
  • Fernanda Wanderer
  • Claudio José de Oliveira
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Abstract

This paper discusses aspects of a two-year study of a teacher-training course for adult mathematics education organized by a Brazilian landless peoples’ social movement. It takes ethnomathematics as a theoretical framework in which cultural differences are central. The paper analyzes some of the oral mathematics practices that mark the landless peoples’ culture studied. In particular, it discusses a pedagogical process involving the articulation of oral mathematics practices with the use of the calculator, focusing on how pre-service teachers give meaning to their experience and on how cultural differences operated in this setting.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Teacher Training Adult Education Pedagogical Process Mental Calculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gelsa Knijnik
    • 1
  • Fernanda Wanderer
    • 1
  • Claudio José de Oliveira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)São LeopoldoBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC)Santa Cruz do SulBrazil

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