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How humans learn to think mathematically : exploring the three worlds of mathematics

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Learning in doing (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb QA8.4 .T33 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10258297

Keywords:

Cognition, Cognition in children, Knowledge, Mathematics--Philosophy, Mathematics--Psychological aspects, Mathematics--Study and teaching, Theory of, Thought and thinking

Abstract:

Contents: I. Prelude -- About this Book -- II. School Mathematics and Its Consequences -- The Foundations of Mathematical Thinking -- Compression, Connection and Blending of Mathematical Ideas -- Set-befores, Met-befores and Long-term Learning -- Mathematics and the Emotions -- The Three Worlds of Mathematics -- Journeys through Embodiment and Symbolism -- Problem-Solving and Proof -- III. Interlude -- The Historical Evolution of Mathematics -- IV. University Mathematics and Beyond -- The Transition to Formal Knowledge -- Blending Knowledge Structures in the Calculus -- Expert Thinking and Structure Theorems -- Contemplating the Infinitely Large and the Infinitely Small -- Expanding the Frontiers through Mathematical Research -- Reflections -- Appendix: Where the Ideas Came From.

Publication Language:

eng