The Resource Cultural development of mathematical ideas : Papua New Guinea studies, Geoffrey B. Saxe ; with Indigo Esmonde

Cultural development of mathematical ideas : Papua New Guinea studies, Geoffrey B. Saxe ; with Indigo Esmonde

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Cultural development of mathematical ideas : Papua New Guinea studies
Title
Cultural development of mathematical ideas
Title remainder
Papua New Guinea studies
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey B. Saxe ; with Indigo Esmonde
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The book presents a general framework for the analysis of culture-cognition relations that makes use of field studies with a remote Papua New Guinea culture group, the Oksapmin, as an illustrative case"--
  • "Drawing upon field studies conducted in 1978, 1980, and 2001 with a remote Papua New Guinea group, the Oksapmin, Geoffrey Saxe traces the emergence of new forms of numerical representations and ideas in the social history of the community. In traditional life, the Oksapmin used a 27-body-part counting system, and there is no evidence that Oksapmin used arithmetic in prehistory. With shifting practices of economic exchange and schooling, children and adults unwittingly reproduce and alter the system as they solve new kinds of numerical and arithmetical problems, a process that leads to new forms of collective representations in the community. While Saxe,Ŵs focus is on the Oksapmin, the insights and general framework he provides are useful for understanding shifting representational forms and emerging cognitive functions in any human community"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saxe, Geoffrey B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.S3764 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Esmonde, Indigo
Series statement
Learning in doing : social, cognitive and computational perspectives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition and culture
  • Number concept
  • Constructivism (Education)
  • Social change
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Cognition and culture
  • Constructivism (Education)
  • Number concept
  • Social change
  • Mathematik
  • Mathematische Begabung
  • Entwicklungspsychologie
  • Ethnopsychologie
  • Zahl
  • Konstruktive Didaktik
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua-Neuguinea
Label
Cultural development of mathematical ideas : Papua New Guinea studies, Geoffrey B. Saxe ; with Indigo Esmonde
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Origins of Number: Enduring Questions: 1. Culture-cognition relations; 2. Cultural forms of number representation used in Oksapmin communities -- Part II. Economic Exchange: 3. Collective practices of economic exchange: a brief social history; 4. Reproduction and alteration of numerical representations; 5. Reproduction and alteration in currency token representations; 6. Representational forms, functions, collective practices, and fu: a microcosm -- Part III. Schooling: 7. A brief history: collective practices of schooling in Oksapmin; 8. Unschooled children's developing uses of the body system; 9. Children's adaptations of the body system in school in 1980: an unintended consequence of post-colonial schooling; 10. About twenty years later: schooling and number; 11. Teachers and students as (unintentional) agents of change -- Part IV. Towards an Integrated Treatment of Socio-Historical and Cognitive Developmental Processes: 12. What develops? A focus on form-function relations; 13. How do quantification practices develop?; 14. Why do form-function relations shift? -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780521761666
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011037488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021479935
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757717672
  • (OCoLC)ocn757717672
Label
Cultural development of mathematical ideas : Papua New Guinea studies, Geoffrey B. Saxe ; with Indigo Esmonde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Origins of Number: Enduring Questions: 1. Culture-cognition relations; 2. Cultural forms of number representation used in Oksapmin communities -- Part II. Economic Exchange: 3. Collective practices of economic exchange: a brief social history; 4. Reproduction and alteration of numerical representations; 5. Reproduction and alteration in currency token representations; 6. Representational forms, functions, collective practices, and fu: a microcosm -- Part III. Schooling: 7. A brief history: collective practices of schooling in Oksapmin; 8. Unschooled children's developing uses of the body system; 9. Children's adaptations of the body system in school in 1980: an unintended consequence of post-colonial schooling; 10. About twenty years later: schooling and number; 11. Teachers and students as (unintentional) agents of change -- Part IV. Towards an Integrated Treatment of Socio-Historical and Cognitive Developmental Processes: 12. What develops? A focus on form-function relations; 13. How do quantification practices develop?; 14. Why do form-function relations shift? -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780521761666
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011037488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021479935
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757717672
  • (OCoLC)ocn757717672

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