1. Introduction Part 1: Selection and Assessment 2. Disabling Numbers: On the Secret Charm of Numberese and Why It Should Be Resisted Anna Sfard 3. Pain, Pleasure and Power: Selecting and Assessing Defended Subjects Laura Black, Heather Mendick, Melissa Rodd and Yvette Solomon with Margaret Brown 4. Mathematical ‘Ability’ and Identity: A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Assessment and Selection Jeremy Hodgen and Rachel Marks Part 2: Choice 5. Telling Stories about Mathematics Mark Boylan and Hilary Povey 6. Choice: Parents, Teachers, Children and Ability Grouping in Mathematics Peter Winbourne 7. Special Cases: Neoliberalism, Choice and Mathematics Heather Mendick, Marie-Pierre Moreau and Debbie Epstein Part 3: Curriculum 8. Appetite and Anxiety: The Mathematics Curriculum and its Hidden Meanings Jenny Shaw 9. Questioning the Mathematics Curriculum: A Discursive Approach Candia Morgan 10. The Role of Textbooks in the ‘Figured Worlds’ of English, French and German Classrooms – A Comparative Perspective Birgit Pepin Part 4: Pedagogy 11. How Do Pedagogic Practices Impact on Learner Identities in Mathematics? A Psychoanalytically Framed Response Tamara Bibby 12. Hybridity of Maths and Peer Talk: Crazy Maths Pauline Davis and Julian Williams 13. Pedagogy, Discourse and Identity Stephen Lerman Part 5: Teacher Development 14. Mathematics For Teaching: What Makes Us Want To? Pat Drake 15. Developing Mathematics Teaching Through Collaborative Inquiry Barbara Jaworski 16. What Does a Discourse Oriented Examination Have To Offer Teacher Development? The Problem with Primary Mathematics Teachers Tansy Hardy Part 6: Endings 17. Identity in Mathematics: Perspectives on Identity, Relationships and Participation Patricia George 18. Participating in Identities and Relationships in Mathematics Education. Paola Valero. Contributors. References. Index.