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Digital Windows into Elementary Mathematics: Performing Images of Mathematicians using New Media Tools
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, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Picker & Berry (2000) have found that for young students mathematicians are essentially invisible, and students rely on stereotypical images from media for their images of mathematicians. This paper discusses the Windows into Elementary Mathematics project of the Fields Institute, which uses new media tools to make mathematicians visible and offer a more positive image of mathematics and mathematicians. Anecdotal evidence is provided from two cases and the project is analyzed using a performative lens (which is suggested to be appropriate given the performative affordances of new media).

Citation

Gadanidis, G. (2010). Digital Windows into Elementary Mathematics: Performing Images of Mathematicians using New Media Tools. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2701-2708). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 31, 2020 from .

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