The Mathematics Of Mathematics
Published 2017 ·
The going approach to the role of the social is to mark anything that happens when a group of students do something together (alone or with the teacher) as ‘social construction’. Often, as in the widely written-about ‘socio-mathematical norms’, groups are said to ‘negotiate’ norms prior to acting according to them. In this ap-proach, however, the social is taken in a trivial sense.