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It should be acknowledged, however, that even if these findings hold for this particular time and place, we can never be certain they will do so in the future. All research is of-the-moment, and in due ciurse, consensus about pedagogical practice will be renegotiated as new research comes to hand. Those new findings will initiate new discussions, prompt new questions and renew productive engagement with mathematics education. Best evidence research redefined 24 REFERENCES Alton-Lee, A. (2005). Collaborating across policy, research and practice: Knowledge building for sustainable educational development.

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In looking back over the history of teaching, we could also identify a Sinclair 35 number of tools and maneuvers; they might include abaci, manipulatives, films, calculators and computers, as well as problem solving, applications, group work, or even yelling at, encouraging, ignoring, and so on. As with the crochet and the maneuvers of obstetrics, such teaching tools work well in particular cases, but also have a high failure rate (whether we take failure rates in mathematics education to be in terms of the people’s general fear and loathing of it, or in terms of students’ often disappointing results on international comparison tests).

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