Case studies of mathematical thinking about area in Papua New Guinea

Kay Owens, Kaleva Kaleva

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Abstract

This paper is a distillation of part of the ground-breaking systematic recording of measurement data from many Indigenous communities of Papua New Guinea. It focuses on area thinking and measurement. Implications for teaching measurement and making the implicit knowledge of students explicit are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPME32-NA30 Joint Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationMathematical ideas: History, Education and Cognition
EditorsO. Figueras, J.L. Cortina, S. Alatorre, T. Rojano
Place of PublicationMorelia, Mexico
PublisherPME and PME-NA Organising Committee
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Morelia, Mexico
Duration: 17 Jul 200821 Jul 2008

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Period17/07/0821/07/08

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    Owens, K., & Kaleva, K. (2008). Case studies of mathematical thinking about area in Papua New Guinea. In O. Figueras, J. L. Cortina, S. Alatorre, & T. Rojano (Eds.), PME32-NA30 Joint Meeting: Mathematical ideas: History, Education and Cognition (Vol. 4, pp. 73-80). PME and PME-NA Organising Committee.