## A Man Left Albuquerque Heading East: Word Problems as Genre in Mathematics EducationAnnotation Word 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. |

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### 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 |

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