## A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East: Word Problems as Genre in Mathematics EducationWord problems, or story problems, have been a part of mathematical education for the past 4,000 years. This book considers mathematical word problems as a genre, drawing on analytic theory from linguistics, literary criticism, and mathematics education. Raising the question, what are word problems? , this book addresses it by taking a walk around the genre to see it from many points of view, including the linguistic, the historical, and the pedagogical. A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East sheds light on the nature of genre in education and inspires teachers to use word problems in new ways, with different intentions. |

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### Contents

Introduction Chapter 2 What Is Meant by Genre? | 1 |

What Is a Word Problem? 2 | 25 |

Word Problems and Intentions A Study 4 | 47 |

Teachers and Curriculum Writers Intentions 5 | 53 |

How Students Read Their Teachers Intentions 8 | 87 |

The History of the Word Problem Genre 11 | 113 |

Conclusions What Does This Mean for Us As Teachers? 13 | 133 |

A Glossary of Terms from Linguistics Discourse Analysis and Genre Analysis 15 | 155 |

159 | |

167 | |

### Common terms and phrases

abstract mathematical Alcuin algebra algorithm ambiguity analysis answer asked Babylonian Babylonian mathematics Bakhtin Bram calculus Chapter context culture curriculum writers deictic deixis Diophantus discourse analysis everyday example experience familiar film forms give going Gricean maxim Hoyrup Ibrahim illocutionary force imagery implicature intentions interesting interview kids kind km/h Krauss L-tense language lems Levinson Lidstone linguistic literary look math mathematical concepts mathematical structures mathematical word problems mathematics education matics maxim of quality meaning methods model rocket Olivastro paint parables particular word problem pedagogic practical pragmatics problem solving problems in mathematics project mathematics puzzles question real-life problem recreational mathematics refer riddles Rinvolucri school mathematics sense Simon Fraser University solution story problems strategies stuttering teaching textbook texts there's things tion traditional truth value utterance verb tense word prob word problem stories word-problem genre writes Yeah