This study is a report of experiences of teachers and student-teachers as explainers of mathematics. 'Explaining mathematics' is considered as a special kind of speech-act in the classroom-situation. In other words: explaining mathematics is a kind of rule-governed conduct of language-handling through which the teacher aims to bring about a kind of understanding by the pupils. This point of view forms the basis for observations and analyses of class-room discourse and it can provide a framework for studying the complexity and interconnectedness of the various educational components as a whole. The aim of this study is to obtain a deeper understanding of the human processes through which the explaining of mathematics takes place. ... Zie: Summary
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