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Popular mathematics

Kissane, B. (2009) Popular mathematics. In: 22nd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 13 - 16 July 2009, Fremantle, Western Australia pp. 125-134.

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Popular mathematics seems to be not very popular in either schools or society at large. In this paper, we briefly explore the meaning of popular mathematics, and consider some of the ways in which it might be of value to mathematics education in schools, particularly secondary schools. Various kinds of popular mathematics arc identified and briefly illustrated, and the prospects for supporting and complementing the school mathematics curriculum discussed.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Copyright: 2009 AAMT
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Notes: Appears In: Mathematics: It's Mine: Proceedings of the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
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