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    The incident of the quadratic equations: Recognising exclusion

    Foyn, Trine and Solomon, Yvette ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2731-8380 (2021) The incident of the quadratic equations: Recognising exclusion. In: Eleventh International Mathematics Education and Society Conference (MES11), 24 September 2021 - 29 September 2021, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

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    In this paper we explore the hidden nature of girls’ exclusion from mathematics in a Norwegian lower secondary school. Drawing on ethnographic data from a three-year longitudinal study, we focus on a particular incident of ‘choosing’ a challenging task. Viewing the incident through the lens of Figured Worlds we note how the researcher’s perception of mundane acts in the classroom is expanded by witnessing a rupture within one student’s narrative of the incident. As researcher and researched co-construct events, it becomes apparent that equal opportunity in the form of choice does not necessarily deliver inclusion.

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