The Possible Ways of Practicing Complexity Theory through Concept Study in Mathematics Class

Emmanuel Deogratias


This paper addresses the ways that the complexity theory can be practiced in mathematics class to encourage students’ participation in learning of the mathematical concepts. The paper starts by introducing the theory and its associated attributes which are necessary to organize the class for the individual and collective understandings of the mathematical concepts during teaching and learning process. After that, the paper illustrates the ways that the attributes of complexity theory can be practiced in mathematics class under the lens of concept study, a model for teachers’ professional development of the mathematical concepts (Davis & Renert, 2014). The paper ends by providing the potential of practicing complexity theory in mathematics class.

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