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Title: Culturally Relevant Mathematics: Students’ Cultural Engagement with Statistics
Authors: Fields, Deborah
Enyedy, Noel
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Fields, D. & Enyedy, N. (2008). Culturally Relevant Mathematics: Students’ Cultural Engagement with Statistics. In Kanselaar, G., Jonker, V., Kirschner, P. A., & Prins, F. J. (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008, Volumes 3 (pp. 31-32). Utrecht, The Netherlands: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This poster reports on the results of a culturally relevant mathematics unit, the Community Mapping Project (CMP), where urban students learned statistics by producing and analyzing maps of their own community using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this poster we show how three aspects of culturally relevant pedagogy, familiarity of context and authentic purpose, and informal linguistic competencies succeeded in engaging youth at a crucial point of their statistics research project, choosing a research question.
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