Volume 15 · Number 1 · Pages 61–63
Mathematics as a Coordination of (Inter)Actions

Anderson Norton

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Open peer commentary on the article “Problematizing: The Lived Journey of a Group of Students Doing Mathematics” by Robyn Gandell & Jean-François Maheux. Abstract: Research from various perspectives has converged on the idea that mathematics arises from a coordination of actions. This commentary examines the approach taken in the target article and other approaches to modeling such coordinations, raising three related questions.

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Norton A. (2019) Mathematics as a coordination of (inter)actions. Constructivist Foundations 15(1): 61–63. https://constructivist.info/15/1/061

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