Capturing qualities of mathematical talk via 'coding and counting'

Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Michal Tabach, Talli Nachlieli, Carolyn Penstein Rosé

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We report on findings generated by a new method of quantified discourse analysis aimed at capturing qualities of mathematical talk according to Sfard's (2008) "communicational framework". The method is inspired by Systemic Functional Linguistic system of 'Transitivity'. Findings revealed significant differences between two instructors' mathematical talk in a teachers' college course. These differences were mainly seen in the amount of 'objectified' vs. 'personified' talk of each of the instructors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639-1640
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - 2014
Event11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Learning and Becoming in Practice, ICLS 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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