History in Mathematics Education: The ICMI Study / Edition 1

History in Mathematics Education: The ICMI Study / Edition 1

by John Fauvel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402009429

ISBN-13: 9781402009426

Pub. Date: 01/31/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This ground-breaking book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. It draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks,

Overview

This ground-breaking book investigates how the learning and teaching of mathematics can be improved through integrating the history of mathematics into all aspects of mathematics education: lessons, homework, texts, lectures, projects, assessment, and curricula. It draws upon evidence from the experience of teachers as well as national curricula, textbooks, teacher education practices, and research perspectives across the world. It includes a 300-item annotated bibliography of recent work in the field in eight languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402009426
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Series:
New ICMI Study Series, #6
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. The political context.
2. Philosophical, multicultural and interdisciplinary issues.
3. Integrating history: research perspectives.
4. History of Mathematics for Trainee Teachers.
5. Historical formation and student understanding of mathematics.
6. History in support of diverse educational requirements - opportunities for change.
7. Integrating history of mathematics in the classroom: an analytic survey.
8. Historical support for particular subjects.
9. The use of original sources in the mathematics classroom.
10. Non-standard media and other resources.
11. Bibliography for further work in the area.
Notes on contributors. Index.

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