Skirt Making as an Open School, Interdisciplinary Material Activity in Mathematics, Arts and Crafts

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Abstract

When school students reach a certain age and enter middle school, the mathematics teaching they encounter often becomes rather non-material and rather little hands-on. Some students may find the “new” abstract mathematics, which they encounter at this school level, to be almost alienating. At the same time, it is well known that students may experience mathematics as more relevant, if it takes its departure point in their own reality (e.g. Skovsmose, 1990, 2011). The teaching and learning activity described in this paper attempts to do exactly this through an interdisciplinary activity
between mathematics and arts and crafts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics and Its Connections to the Arts and Sciences (MACAS) : 15 Years of Interdisciplinary Mathematics Education
EditorsClaus Michelsen, Astrid Beckmann, Victor Freiman, Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Annie Savard
Place of publicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2022
Pages487-499
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-10517-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-10518-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesMathematics Education in the Digital Era
Volume19
ISSN2211-8136

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