TY - BOOK

T1 - Becoming a mathematician

T2 - an international perspective

AU - Wood, Leigh N.

AU - Petocz, Peter

AU - Reid, Anna

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - This book considers the views of participants in the process of becoming a mathematician, that is, the students and the graduates. This book investigates the people who carry out mathematics rather than the topics of mathematics. Learning is about change in a person, the development of an identity and ways of interacting with the world. It investigates more generally the development of mathematical scientists for a variety of workplaces, and includes the experiences of those who were not successful in the transition to the workplace as mathematicians. The research presented is based on interviews, observations and surveys of students and graduates as they are finding their identity as a mathematician. The book contains material from the research carried out in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Canada and Brunei as well as Australia.

AB - This book considers the views of participants in the process of becoming a mathematician, that is, the students and the graduates. This book investigates the people who carry out mathematics rather than the topics of mathematics. Learning is about change in a person, the development of an identity and ways of interacting with the world. It investigates more generally the development of mathematical scientists for a variety of workplaces, and includes the experiences of those who were not successful in the transition to the workplace as mathematicians. The research presented is based on interviews, observations and surveys of students and graduates as they are finding their identity as a mathematician. The book contains material from the research carried out in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Canada and Brunei as well as Australia.

KW - Mathematics--Popular works

KW - Mathematicians--Interviews

KW - Mathematicians--Attitudes

KW - Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)

KW - Mathematicians--Employment

U2 - 10.1007/978-94-007-2984-1

DO - 10.1007/978-94-007-2984-1

M3 - Book

SN - 9789400729834

T3 - Mathematics education library

BT - Becoming a mathematician

PB - Springer, Springer Nature

CY - Dordrecht, The Netherlands ; London

ER -