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. altIgA Man Left Albuquerque Heading East sheds light on the nature of genre in education and inspires teachers to use word problems in new ways, with different intentions.qEven the Grade 9 students I interviewed, who generally dislike word problems, saw them as having some special value as puzzles and as sources of imagery, particularly if the problem involved topics they found attractive. From the first Gradeanbsp;...

Title | : | A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East |

Author | : | Susan Gerofsky |

Publisher | : | Peter Lang - 2004 |

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