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Grounding (fairly) complex numerical knowledge: an educational example
journal contributionposted on 18.11.2021, 13:51 authored by Martin H Fischer, Arthur M Glenberg, Korbinian MoellerKorbinian Moeller, Samuel Shaki
In this article, we contextualize and discuss an on-line contribution to this special issue in which a video-recorded lecture demonstrates the teaching of an abstract mathematical concept, namely regression to the mean. We first motivate the pertinence of this example from the perspective of embodied cognition. Then, we identify mechanisms of teaching that reflect embodied cognitive practices, such as the concreteness fading approach. Rather than a comprehensive review of multiple extensive literatures, this article provides the interested reader with several sources or entries into those literatures.
- Mathematics Education Centre