Review of "math! encounters with high school students" by serge lang.

Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar (2015) Review of "math! encounters with high school students" by serge lang. At Right Angles, 4 (3). pp. 99-103.

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The notion of dialogue and mathematics may at first seem a strange combination, but if one thinks about it, often in a lively interactive classroom this is exactly what is transpiring. According to the late physicist David Bohm, the root of the word dialogue comes from the Greek dialogus. The word logos in turn can be interpreted as ‘meaning of the word’ and dia means ‘through’. So dialogue can then be seen as a process where there is a flow of meaning. All teachers would agree that this is what they would like in their classroom. The book under review, Math! Encounters with High School Students by Serge Lang, is an old one, published in 1985, but well worth bringing to the notice of students and teachers of mathematics. It is a series of seven dialogues on mathematics with school students and a postscript discussing mathematics teaching.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Jagadeeshan, Shashidhar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Dialogue, facilitation, pedagogy, creativity
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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