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Conference Paper

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Publication Title

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education




Mathematics learning and teaching are optimized in classrooms when reform-oriented culture (ROC) is present. This report presents a case study that illustrates how ROC manifested and influenced mathematical Discourses in one sixth-grade classroom. The data was drawn from a study that addressed the question: How do classroom interactions influence mathematical Discourses? The study used interpretive methodology for analysis. One finding was that classroom boundary interactions either enhanced or hindered mathematical Discourses dependent upon sociocultural context alignments. An implication of this research is when “effective” learning and/or teaching strategies are identified, “effective” implementation may require paying close attention to sociocultural context alignment.


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© 2010 by the author.


0000-0001-5396-0732 (Grant)

Original Publication Citation

Grant, M. (2010). Examining sociocultural contexts of classrooms to foster student mathematical discourse and learning. In P. Brosnan, D.B. Erchick, & L. Flevares (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd annual meeting of the North American chapter of the international group for the psychology of mathematics education. Columbus, Ohio. (pp. 444-451). The Ohio State University.