A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East: Word Problems as Genre in Mathematics Education

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Word problems, or story problems, have been a part of mathematical education for the past 4,000 years. This book considers mathematical word problems as a genre, drawing on analytic theory from linguistics, literary criticism, and mathematics education. Raising the question, what are word problems?, this book addresses it by taking a walk around the genre to see it from many points of view, including the linguistic, the historical, and the pedagogical. A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East sheds light on the nature of genre ...

A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East: Word Problems as Genre in Mathematics Education 2004, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820458236

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