Learning mathematics with adult learners: Drawing from parents' perspective

Javier Díez-Palomar, José María Menéndez, Marta Civil

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This article explores issues related to the relationship between everyday mathematics and academic mathematics within adult education, through a series of workshops with parents. Participants were encouraged to reflect on their perspective on learning and teaching mathematics through different activities in the workshops. All sessions were videotaped. Our analysis of multiple episodes revealed three topics: contextualization, transferring the mathematical knowledge, and sense making. We use three vignettes to illustrate these topics. Our study implications for adult education focus on mathematics as a situated practice produced as a consequence of interaction among learners in egalitarian spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-94
Number of pages24
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Investigacion en Matematica Educativa
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • Adult learners
  • Mathematics
  • Parents' involvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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