The **M****athematics ****E****ducation ****S****tudent ****A****ssociation**

invites you to the
colloquium:

*Making Sense of the
Everyday*

* in Mathematics*

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*Speaker:*

**Tshwane University of Technology, South
Africa**

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The new South African Curriculum, Curriculum 2005 places emphasis on the need for teachers to recruit contexts that are meaningful to their learnersÕ realities in the teaching of mathematics. The main aim of the paper is twofold: Firstly, it looks at the way in which two teachers, located in different racial settings handle the expectation of recruiting the everyday context into mathematics. In particular the teachersÕ movements from authentic to inauthentic context will be teased out. Secondly, it highlights different ways in which learners at these two schools view the value and significance of the everyday in mathematics lessons. BernsteinÕs theory on recognition rules and SkovsmoseÕs notion of exemplarity will be summoned to make sense of learnersÕ arguments regarding the value of context in mathematics.

**Tuesday, November 9, 2004**

**Rm 430 Aderhold Hall**

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******Refreshments Will Be
Served******

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