Volume 16 · Number 3 · Pages 282–285
Methaphorizing, Traces and the Familiar in Doing Mathematics

Jean-François Maheux

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Open peer commentary on the article “Enactive Metaphorizing in the Mathematical Experience” by Daniela Díaz-Rojas, Jorge Soto-Andrade & Ronnie Videla-Reyes. Abstract: Enactive metaphorizing is about making something “tangible” and “familiar” that is not. One way to describe this process more precisely is to think in terms of traces of and for mathematical activity. Additionally, the notion of traces in relation to the observer of mathematical activities such as enactive metaphorizing or not can help us stay careful regarding the behavior of students.


Maheux J.-F. (2021) Methaphorizing, traces and the familiar in doing mathematics. Constructivist Foundations 16(3): 282–285. https://constructivist.info/16/3/282

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