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.
|Title of host publication||PME32-NA30 Joint Meeting|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mathematical ideas: History, Education and Cognition|
|Editors||O. Figueras, J.L. Cortina, S. Alatorre, T. Rojano|
|Place of Publication||Morelia, Mexico|
|Publisher||PME and PME-NA Organising Committee|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education - Morelia, Mexico|
Duration: 17 Jul 2008 → 21 Jul 2008
|Conference||Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education|
|Period||17/07/08 → 21/07/08|
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.