Reading notes on Understanding bodies, mathematics and understanding
Reading two books on embodiment and learning, particularly about mathematical knowledge. It’s remarkable how little we understand.
Mathematics and the Body: Material Entanglements in the Classroom (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)
by Elizabeth de Freitas, Nathalie Sinclair
Thinking as Communicating: Human Development, the Growth of Discourses, and Mathematizing (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)
by Anna Sfard
I grafted large chunks and really can’t add more to them. These are wonderful observations and thoughts on juts how embodied and fluid our engagement with the world is. Knowledge is not fixed in being.
Read and discuss.