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Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Modeling and Simulation, plus Econophysics Colloquium 2014

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Book Series: Springer Proceedings in Complexity ISSN: 22138684 ISBN: 9783319205908 9783319205915 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20591-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Economics
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The proceedings of the international conference “SMSEC2014”, a joint conference of the first “Social Modeling and Simulations” and the 10th “Econophysics Colloquium”, held in Kobe in November 2014 with 174 participants, are gathered herein. Cutting edge scientific researches on various social phenomena are reviewed. New methods for analysis of big data such as financial markets, automobile traffics, epidemic spreading, world-trades and social media communications are provided to clarify complex interaction and distributions underlying in these social phenomena. Robustness and fragility of social systems are discussed based on agent models and complex network models. Techniques about high performance computers are introduced for simulation of complicated social phenomena. Readers will feel the researchers minds that deep and quantitative understanding will make it possible to realize comprehensive simulations of our whole society in the near future, which will contribute to wide fields of industry also to scientific policy decision.

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Semiotics in Mathematics Education

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319313696 9783319313702 Year: Pages: 40 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31370-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education
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This volume discusses semiotics in mathematics education as an activity with a formal sign system, in which each sign represents something else. Theories presented by Saussure, Peirce, Vygotsky and other writers on semiotics are summarized in their relevance to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The significance of signs for mathematics education lies in their ubiquitous use in every branch of mathematics. Such use involves seeing the general in the particular, a process that is not always clear to learners. Therefore, in several traditional frameworks, semiotics has the potential to serve as a powerful conceptual lens in investigating diverse topics in mathematics education research. Topics that are implicated include (but are not limited to): the birth of signs; embodiment, gestures and artifacts; segmentation and communicative fields; cultural mediation; social semiotics; linguistic theories; chains of signification; semiotic bundles; relationships among various sign systems; intersubjectivity; diagrammatic and inferential reasoning; and semiotics as the focus of innovative learning and teaching materials.

The Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education: Intellectual and attitudinal challenges

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ISBN: 9783319106854 9783319126883 Year: Pages: 648 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12688-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Education
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This book comprises the Proceedings of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), which was held at COEX in Seoul, Korea, from July 8th to 15th, 2012. ICME-12 brought together 3500 experts from 92 countries, working to understand all of the intellectual and attitudinal challenges in the subject of mathematics education as a multidisciplinary research and practice. This work aims to serve as a platform for deeper, more sensitive and more collaborative involvement of all major contributors towards educational improvement and in research on the nature of teaching and learning in mathematics education. It introduces the major activities of ICME-12 which have successfully contributed to the sustainable development of mathematics education across the world. The program provides food for thought and inspiration for practice for everyone with an interest in mathematics education and makes an essential reference for teacher educators, curriculum developers and researchers in mathematics education. The work includes the texts of the four plenary lectures and three plenary panels and reports of three survey groups, five National presentations, the abstracts of fifty one Regular lectures, reports of thirty seven Topic Study Groups and seventeen Discussion Groups.

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History of Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319316154 9783319316161 Year: Pages: 40 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31616-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Education
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This work examines the main directions of research conducted on the history of mathematics education. It devotes substantial attention to research methodologies and the connections between this field and other scholarly fields. The results of a survey about academic literature on this subject are accompanied by a discussion of what has yet to be done and problems that remain unsolved. The main topics you will find in “ICME-13 Topical Survey” include: • Discussions of methodological issues in the history of mathematics education and of the relation between this field and other scholarly fields.• The history of the formation and transformation of curricula and textbooks as a reflection of trends in social-economic, cultural and scientific-technological development.• The influence of politics, ideology and economics on the development of mathematics education, from a historical perspective.• The history of the preeminent mathematics education organizations and the work of leading figures in mathematics education.• Mathematics education practices and tools and the preparation of mathematics teachers, from a historical perspective.

Social and Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education: Current Thinking

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319296548 9783319296555 Year: Pages: 37 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29655-5 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Education
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This book examines the current thinking on five critical social and political areas in mathematics education. It focuses on material conditions in teaching and learning, and details features of social life and their influence on mathematics teaching, learning and achievement. Following an introduction, the first section addresses equitable access and participation in quality mathematics education. It explores this issue in different contexts and from different ideological perspectives. The second section traces the emergence and development of the notion of activism in mathematics education in theory, in the literature, in research and in practice. The third section then moves on to explore current research on the political forces at work in identity, subjectivity and (dis)ability within mathematics education, showing how emphasis on language and discourse provides information for this research, and how new directions are being pursued to address the diverse material conditions that shape learning experiences in mathematics education. Economic factors behind mathematics achievement form the topic of section four, which examines the political dimensions of mathematics education through the influence of national and global economic structures. The final section addresses distribution of power and cultural regimes of truth, based on the premise that although often deemed apolitical, mathematics and mathematics education are highly political institutions in our society. The book concludes with a summary and recommendations for the future.

Current and Future Perspectives of Ethnomathematics as a Program

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319301198 9783319301204 Year: Pages: 45 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30120-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Mathematics --- Education
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This survey on the modernity of ethnomathematics addresses numerous themes related to both ethnomathematics and mathematics education. It offers a broader view of mathematics, including ideas, procedures, concepts, processes, methods, and practices rooted in distinct cultural environments. In addition, by reflecting on the social and political dimensions of ethnomathematics, another important aspect of this research program is the development of innovative approaches for a dynamic and glocalized society. Ethnomathematics recognizes that members of different cultures develop unique mathematical techniques, methods, and explanations that allow for an alternative understanding and transformation of societal norms. The theoretical basis of ethnomathematics offers a valid alternative to traditional studies of history, philosophy, cognition, and pedagogical aspects of mathematics. The current agenda for ethnomathematics is to continue an ongoing, progressive trajectory that contributes to the achievement of social justice, peace, and dignity for all. The debates outlined in this book share a few of the key ideas that provide for a clearer understanding of the field of ethnomathematics and its current state of the art by discussing its pedagogical actions, its contributions for teacher education, and its role in mathematics education.

The Troika of Adult Learners, Lifelong Learning, and Mathematics

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319328072 9783319328089 Year: Pages: 41 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32808-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education --- Mathematics
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This book presents a synopsis of six emerging themes in adult mathematics/numeracy and a critical discussion of recent developments in terms of policies, provisions, and the emerging challenges, paradoxes and tensions. It also offers an extensive review of the literature adult mathematics education. Why do adults want to learn mathematics? Did they enjoy mathematics at school so much that they want to continue? NO! Most of these adults have to learn mathematics because it is part of a formal qualification they need, because their job demands the ability to apply mathematics, or because they need basic numeracy in their daily lives. Lastly, the authors discuss five potential strategies to promote lifelong learning of mathematics among adult learners.

The Mathematics Education of Prospective Secondary Teachers Around the World

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319389646 9783319389653 Year: Pages: 58 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-38965-3 Language: English
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Subject: Education --- Mathematics
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This volume shares and discusses significant new trends and developments in research and practices related to various aspects of preparing prospective secondary mathematics teachers from 2005–2015. It provides both an overview of the current state-of-the-art and outstanding recent research reports from an international perspective. The authors completed a thorough review of the literature by examining major journals in the field of mathematics education, and other journals related to teacher education and technology. The systematic review includes four major themes: field experiences; technologies, tools and resources; teachers' knowledge; and teachers' professional identities. Each of them is presented regarding theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and major findings. Then the authors discuss what is known in the field and what we still need to know related to the major topics.

New Perspectives on Games and Interaction

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Book Series: Texts in Logic and Games ISBN: 9789089640574 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640574 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Mathematics --- Economics --- Philosophy
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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the 2007 colloquium on new perspectives on games and interaction at the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in Amsterdam. The purpose of the colloquium was to clarify the uses of the concepts of game theory, and to identify promising new directions. This important collection testifies to the growing importance of game theory as a tool to capture the concepts of strategy, interaction, argumentation, communication, cooperation and competition. Also, it provides evidence for the richness of game theory and for its impressive and growing application.

Research on Teaching and Learning Probability

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Book Series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys ISSN: 2366-5947 ISBN: 9783319316246 9783319316253 Year: Pages: 33 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31625-3 Language: English
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Subject: Education
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This book summarizes the vast amount of research related to teaching and learning probability that has been conducted for more than 50 years in a variety of disciplines. It begins with a synthesis of the most important probability interpretations throughout history: intuitive, classical, frequentist, subjective, logical propensity and axiomatic views. It discusses their possible applications, philosophical problems, as well as their potential and the level of interest they enjoy at different educational levels. Next, the book describes the main features of probabilistic thinking and reasoning, including the contrast to classical logic, probability language features, the role of intuitions, as well as paradoxes and the relevance of modeling. It presents an analysis of the differences between conditioning and causation, the variability expression in data as a sum of random and causal variations, as well as those of probabilistic versus statistical thinking. This is followed by an analysis of probability’s role and main presence in school curricula and an outline of the central expectations in recent curricular guidelines at the primary, secondary and high school level in several countries. This book classifies and discusses in detail the three different research periods on students’ and people’s intuitions and difficulties concerning probability: early research focused on cognitive development, a period of heuristics and biases programs, and the current period marked by a multitude of foci, approaches and theoretical frameworks.

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