Starting Points

Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 3)


We begin this chapter with a short discussion about the heart of mathematical activity, i.e., about what Wiskobas considers to be the essence of mathematical activity in primary school mathematics. The actual process of deciding on that essential activity is not discussed here.1 Therefore when speaking of “the” mathematical activity in this study, we shall mean that activity in mathematics education which is in accordance with Wiskobas’ ideals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics Education Research Group (OW & OC)State University of UtrechtThe Netherlands

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