didactics of mathematics as a scientific discipline mathematics education library

Download Book Didactics Of Mathematics As A Scientific Discipline Mathematics Education Library in PDF format. You can Read Online Didactics Of Mathematics As A Scientific Discipline Mathematics Education Library here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Didactics Of Mathematics As A Scientific Discipline

Author : Rolf Biehler
ISBN : 9780306472046
Genre : Education
File Size : 30. 16 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 421
Read : 1203

Get This Book


Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline describes the state of the art in a new branch of science. Starting from a general perspective on the didactics of mathematics, the 30 original contributions to the book, drawn from 10 different countries, go on to identify certain subdisciplines and suggest an overall structure or `topology' of the field. The book is divided into eight sections: (1) Preparing Mathematics for Students; (2) Teacher Education and Research on Teaching; (3) Interaction in the Classroom; (4) Technology and Mathematics Education; (5) Psychology of Mathematical Thinking; (6) Differential Didactics; (7) History and Epistemology of Mathematics and Mathematics Education; (8) Cultural Framing of Teaching and Learning Mathematics. Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline is required reading for all researchers into the didactics of mathematics, and contains surveys and a variety of stimulating reflections which make it extremely useful for mathematics educators and teacher trainers interested in the theory of their practice. Future and practising teachers of mathematics will find much to interest them in relation to their daily work, especially as it relates to the teaching of different age groups and ability ranges. The book is also recommended to researchers in neighbouring disciplines, such as mathematics itself, general education, educational psychology and cognitive science.

Mathematics Education As A Research Domain A Search For Identity

Author : Anna Sierpinska
ISBN : 9789401151948
Genre : Education
File Size : 42. 62 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 471
Read : 719

Get This Book


No one disputes how important it is, in today's world, to prepare students to un derstand mathematics as well as to use and communicate mathematics in their future lives. That task is very difficult, however. Refocusing curricula on funda mental concepts, producing new teaching materials, and designing teaching units based on 'mathematicians' common sense' (or on logic) have not resulted in a better understanding of mathematics by more students. The failure of such efforts has raised questions suggesting that what was missing at the outset of these proposals, designs, and productions was a more profound knowledge of the phenomena of learning and teaching mathematics in socially established and culturally, politically, and economically justified institutions - namely, schools. Such knowledge cannot be built by mere juxtaposition of theories in disci plines such as psychology, sociology, and mathematics. Psychological theories focus on the individual learner. Theories of sociology of education look at the general laws of curriculum development, the specifics of pedagogic discourse as opposed to scientific discourse in general, the different possible pedagogic rela tions between the teacher and the taught, and other general problems in the inter face between education and society. Mathematics, aside from its theoretical contents, can be looked at from historical and epistemological points of view, clarifying the genetic development of its concepts, methods, and theories. This view can shed some light on the meaning of mathematical concepts and on the difficulties students have in teaching approaches that disregard the genetic development of these concepts.

Mathematics Education And Language

Author : Tony Brown
ISBN : 9789401007269
Genre : Education
File Size : 66. 32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 545
Read : 690

Get This Book


Contemporary thinking on philosophy and the social sciences has primarily focused on the centrality of language in understanding societies and individuals; important developments which have been under-utilised by researchers in mathematics education. In this revised and extended edition this book reaches out to contemporary work in these broader fields, adding new material on how progression in mathematical learning might be variously understood. A new concluding chapter considers how teachers experience the new demands they face.

Intuition In Science And Mathematics

Author : H. Fischbein
ISBN : 9780306472374
Genre : Education
File Size : 51. 92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 802
Read : 1031

Get This Book


In writing the present book I have had in mind the following objectives: - To propose a theoretical, comprehensive view of the domain of intuition. - To identify and organize the experimental findings related to intuition scattered in a wide variety of research contexts. - To reveal the educational implications of the idea, developed for science and mathematics education. Most of the existing monographs in the field of intuition are mainly concerned with theoretical debates - definitions, philosophical attitudes, historical considerations. (See, especially the works of Wild (1938), of Bunge (1 962) and of Noddings and Shore (1 984).) A notable exception is the book by Westcott (1968), which combines theoretical analyses with the author’s own experimental studies. But, so far, no attempt has been made to identify systematically those findings, spread throughout the research literature, which could contribute to the deciphering of the mechanisms of intuition. Very often the relevant studies do not refer explicitly to intuition. Even when this term is used it occurs, usually, as a self-evident, common sense term.

Cultural Perspectives On The Mathematics Classroom

Author : Steve Lerman
ISBN : 9789401711999
Genre : Education
File Size : 65. 61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 628
Read : 932

Get This Book


Mathematics teaching and learning have been dominated by a concern for the intellectual readiness of the child, debates over rote learning versus understanding and, recently, mathematical processes and thinking. The gaze into today's mathematics classroom is firmly focused on the individual learner. Recently, however, studies of mathematics in social practices, including the market place and the home, have initiated a shift of focus. Culture has become identified as a key to understanding the basis on which the learner appropriates meaning. The chapters in this timely book attempt to engage with this shift of focus and offer original contributions to the debate about mathematics teaching and learning. They adopt theoretical perspectives while drawing on the classroom as both the source of investigation and the site of potential change and development. The book will be of fundamental interest to lecturers and researchers and to teachers concerned with the classroom as a cultural phenomenon.

Beitrag Zum Jahr Der Mathematik 2008

Author : Hugo Wehrle
ISBN : 9783638057837
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 45. 36 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 726
Read : 1130

Get This Book


Scientific Study from the year 2008 in the subject Mathematics - Geometry, , language: English, abstract: Mathematik ist die Liebe zur Weisheit, die Philosophie des Unendlich-Vielfältigen. Daher ist es auch kein Wunder, daß der erste Philosoph, - wie Aristoteles sagte -, auch ein Mathematiker ist, nämlich Thales von Milet (625-547 v.Chr.), der die Sonnenfinsternis vom 28. Mai 585 v. Chr. richtig vorhersagte. Seit über zweieinhalb Jahrtausenden beschäftigt sich also die Menschheit schon mit geometrischen Gebilden, wie Geraden, Dreiecke, Vierecke oder Pyramiden! Unter den alten Geometern finden sich der um 600 v. Chr. geborene, schulbekannte Pythagoras, der eine geheime Bruderschaft gründete; Zenon von Elea (490-430), der mit scharfsinnigen Paradoxien durch reine Überlegung schon der „Quantennatur der Geometrie“ auf die Schliche kam; Platon (427-347), ein Schüler Sokrates, der nur den Ideen eigentliche Realität zusprach, und unsere Sicht der Welt im Höhlengleichnis als nur schattenhaft erkannte; der um 300 v. Chr. in Alexandria lebende Euklid, der schließlich das erste axiomatisch aufgebaute 13-bändige, mathematische Werk verfaßte, nach dessen Geometrie noch heute alle Schüler unterrichtet werden, -nur das Beweisen scheint heute an den Schulen außer Mode gekommen zu sein; Archimedes von Syrakus (285-212), der nicht nur die Kreiszahl π, sonder beispielsweise auch äußerst elegant das Kugelvolumen berechnete; und die vielen, vielen anderen. Alle Gelehrten und Kosmologen beschäftigten sich mit dieser idealisierten Welt der Zahlen und des Raumes, angefangen von Aristarchos von Samos (320-250), der als erster das heliozentrische Weltbild lehrte, nachdem sich die Erde um die Sonne dreht, bis hin zu dem im 2. Jahrhundert nach Christus in Alexandria lebenden Claudius Ptolemäus, dessen geozentrisches Weltbild sich für Jahrhunderte durchsetzen sollte, (- würde sich nicht jede Fliege als Mittelpunkt der Welt betrachten? -), bis Kopernikus, Galilei und Kepler uns endgültig eines besseren belehren sollten. Bald wird wohl die Anzahl der heute auf der Erde lebenden Mathematiker größer sein, als alle einst in den vergangenen Jahrtausenden lebenden bzw. gestorbenen, zusammen genommen! Und sie haben sich alle schon mit Dreiecken beschäftigt! Könnte da noch etwas über das Dreieck unentdeckt geblieben sein? Können Sie sich vorstellen, daß es für das Dreieck noch Formeln gibt, die in keinem Buch und keiner Formelsammlung zu finden sind? Ja, dies ist der Fall, oder kennen Sie etwa die Formel, daß das Produkt der Dreiecksseiten dividiert durch seine Summe (auch Umfang genannt) gleich dem doppelten Produkt seiner beiden Radien des In- und Umkreises, - die sog. Wehrle-Zahl des Dreiecks-, ist? Oder wissen Sie, daß im rechtwinkligen Dreieck der Inkreis-Durchmesser gleich der um die größte Seite (auch Hypotenuse genannt) verminderte Summe der kleineren Seiten (auch Katheten genannt) ist, daß die Summe der am rechten Winkel anliegenden Seiten gleich der Summe der Durchmesser ist? Und daß das halbe Produkt dieser zwei Seiten, -die Dreiecksfläche also-, gleich der Summe der Wehrle-Zahl und dem vierten Teil der Wehrle-Zahl der Differenzen ist: A = w + 1⁄4w*. Dieser letztere „Differenzen-Wehrle“ ist das Quadrat des Durchmessers des Inkreises! Kennen Sie das kleinste, diskrete gleichschenklige Dreieck, oder das kleinste, nicht-rechtwinklige, rationale Dreieck, das aus nur natürlichen Seitenlängen besteht? Wissen Sie, welche Vierecke einen In- und Umkreis haben, oder kennen Sie deren doppelte Radienprodukte? Kennen sie diskrete Kreisvierecke, diskrete Sehnenvierecke ohne Inkreis gar? Wie heißt der dreidimensionale Satz des Pythagoras, oder wissen Sie, welche rechtwinklige Pyramide mit ganzzahligen Katheten den Inkugelradius r=1 hat? Wissen Sie, daß der Inkugelmittelpunkt rechtwinkliger Tetraeder Mi = (r; r; r) mit r = abc / [(ab+ac+bc)+√(a2b2+a2c2+b2c2)] ist; und das Umkugelzentrum Mu = (a/2; b/2; c/2) mit Radius R = 1⁄2√(a2+b2+c2) ist? Und was gilt für das Radienprodukt bei den allgemeinen Pyramiden? Wissen, wie man das Volumen und den Umkugelradius einer Pyramide nur über die Kantenlängen berechnet! Sicherlich kennen Sie auch die Fehringer-Formel für das allgemeine Tetraeder noch nicht!

Theory Of Didactical Situations In Mathematics

Author : Guy Brousseau
ISBN : 9780306472114
Genre : Education
File Size : 36. 19 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 591
Read : 177

Get This Book


This book is unique. It gathers texts which give the best presentation of the principles and key concepts of the Theory of Didactical Situations that Guy Brousseau developed in the period from 1970 to 1990. These texts provide a comprehensive presentation of the Theory. In order to facilitate the reading of certain points footnotes have been added, as well as preludes and interludes to place in context the chosen texts and clarify the construction of the book.

Chance Encounters Probability In Education

Author : Ramesh Kapadia
ISBN : 9789401135320
Genre : Education
File Size : 23. 2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 814
Read : 471

Get This Book


This book has been written to fIll a substantial gap in the current literature in mathemat ical education. Throughout the world, school mathematical curricula have incorporated probability and statistics as new topics. There have been many research papers written on specifIc aspects of teaching, presenting novel and unusual approaches to introducing ideas in the classroom; however, there has been no book giving an overview. Here we have decided to focus on probability, making reference to inferential statistics where appropriate; we have deliberately avoided descriptive statistics as it is a separate area and would have made ideas less coherent and the book excessively long. A general lead has been taken from the fIrst book in this series written by the man who, probably more than everyone else, has established mathematical education as an aca demic discipline. However, in his exposition of didactical phenomenology, Freudenthal does not analyze probability. Thus, in this book, we show how probability is able to organize the world of chance and idealized chance phenomena based on its development and applications. In preparing these chapters we and our co-authors have reflected on our own acquisition of probabilistic ideas, analyzed textbooks, and observed and reflect ed upon the learning processes involved when children and adults struggle to acquire the relevant concepts.

Proceedings Of Icmi Jsme Regional Conference On Mathematical Education October 10 14 1983 Tokyo Japan

Author : Japan Society of Mathematical Education
ISBN : CORNELL:31924058834809
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 74. 41 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 605
Read : 1294

Get This Book



The Philosophy Of Mathematics Education

Author : Paul Ernest
ISBN : 9783319405698
Genre : Education
File Size : 84. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 150
Read : 1076

Get This Book


This survey provides a brief and selective overview of research in the philosophy of mathematics education. It asks what makes up the philosophy of mathematics education, what it means, what questions it asks and answers, and what is its overall importance and use? It provides overviews of critical mathematics education, and the most relevant modern movements in the philosophy of mathematics. A case study is provided of an emerging research tradition in one country. This is the Hermeneutic strand of research in the philosophy of mathematics education in Brazil. This illustrates one orientation towards research inquiry in the philosophy of mathematics education. It is part of a broader practice of ‘philosophical archaeology’: the uncovering of hidden assumptions and buried ideologies within the concepts and methods of research and practice in mathematics education. An extensive bibliography is also included.

Top Download:

Best Books