Notes from the Subgroups of Working Session 4 at PME2006

Organizing Questions and facilitators:

Subgroup 1: How do gestures relate to speech, writing (eg, of formulas), drawing, graphing and other modalities of expression? (Ferdinando Arzarello)

Subgroup 2: How are conceptual metaphors and blends involved in students’ cognitive processes while learning and doing mathematics, in different settings? (Janete Frant)

Subgroup 3: How do gestures and unconscious conceptual mechanisms relate to external representations and technologies used in mathematical activity? (Ornella Robutti)

Subgroup 4: How do gestures condense/manage information during social interaction? (Stephen Hegedus, Session 1)

Subgroup 5: Embodiment in general (Laurie Edwards)

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