Ancestral Genres of Mathematical Graphs by Susan Gerofsky

For the Learning of Mathematics 31, 1 (March, 2011) FLM Publishing Association, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

In this paper Gerofsky looks at graphs, often thought of as neutral and value-free, and the embodied way that they are discussed in the classroom, bringing in some of Lakoff and Nunez’ “congnitive metaphorical mappings”. She discusses a great many historical uses of the graph that are inherently value-laden and the developmental and anatomical factors that favour the top-right.

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