Mathematics Practice in Carpet Laying

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Abstract

Building upon previous research concerning mathematics practice in everyday situations, this article studies the mathematical concepts and processes used in carpet laying. Mathematics practice in carpet laying is characterized through a discussion of the mathematics used by carpet layers in estimation and installation activities, in an effort to describe and detail how people actively give meaning to and use mathematics in the midst of ongoing activities in relevant settings. 1994 American Anthropological Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-462
Number of pages33
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • ACTIVITY THEORY
  • ETHNOMATHEMATICS
  • EVERYDAY MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS PRACTICE
  • OUT‐OF‐SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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