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Rhetorical Ways of Thinking focuses on how the co-construction of learning models the interpretation of a mathematical situation. It is a comprehensive examination of the role of sociocultural-historical theory developed by Vygotsky. This book putsMoreRhetorical Ways of Thinking focuses on how the co-construction of learning models the interpretation of a mathematical situation. It is a comprehensive examination of the role of sociocultural-historical theory developed by Vygotsky. This book puts forward the supposition that the major assumptions of sociocultural-historic theory are essential to understanding the theory s application to mathematical pedagogy, which explores issues relevant to learning and teaching mathematics-in-context, thus providing a valuable practical tool for general mathematics education research. The most important goal, then, is to exemplify the merging of the theory with practice and the subsequent applications to mathematics teaching and learning. This monograph contains five chapters, including a primer to Vygotsky s sociocultural historic theory, three comprehensiveempirical studies examining: prospective teachers perception of mathematics teaching and learningandthe practice of scaffolded instruction to assist practicing teachers in developing their understanding of pedagogical content knowledge. Finally, thebook concludeswith a contextualization of the theory, linking it tobest practices in the classroom. Rhetorical Ways of Thinking: Vygotskian Theory and Mathematical Learning by Lillie R. Albert