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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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- Psychology of learning mathematics - notes
- PLM - Notes - 16/1/00
- Partition

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