Sociomaterial configurations for mathematics: Some notes on Multi-Party, Whole Body Interaction in Mathematical Activity

When my family and I moved to New York City 5 years ago, my child Sammy had just turned 2. This meant that she was beginning to demand levels of independence that we were not prepared to support, and her demands were often buttressed by remarkably effective tantrums that brought all activity to a standstill. At the same time, our family was developing new routines, which included learning to navigate the city without a car. Sammy’s daycare center was in Chinatown, about a mile and a quarter away from our apartment– a perfect walk on nice days, but when the Read More …