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Carré, C. & Ernest, P. (1993) "Performance in subject matter knowledge in mathematics" in Bennett, & Carré (1993)

Beliefs about the nature of mathematics
"Absolutism: Mathematics is right or wrong, certain, exact and is made up of facts, skills and fixed methods which are either correctly known or not.
Relativism: The variety of mathematical sturctures, form and contexts allow different sorts of analyses, comparisons, evaluations and approaches. This perspective incorporates a process view of mathematics and admits multiple problem-solving approaches." (p.49)

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