The Process of Learning Mathematics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080166230, 9781483147581

The Process of Learning Mathematics

1st Edition

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Editors: L. R. Chapman
eBook ISBN: 9781483147581
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 406
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The Process of Learning Mathematics describes the process of learning mathematics and covers topics ranging from the nature of mathematics to the role of intuition and logic in mathematics; the thought processes involved in the teaching of mathematics; reflective intelligence and the use of symbols; and discovery as a way of learning mathematics. Computer-assisted instruction in mathematics is also considered. This book is comprised of 19 chapters and begins with a reflection on the nature of mathematics, followed by a discussion on the importance of intuition and logic in mathematics. The ideas of generalization, structure, approximations, and the evolution of some particular aspect of applied mathematics are then examined from the viewpoint of a teacher. Subsequent chapters deal with schematic learning; motivation and emotional and interpersonal factors; uses of programmed material in British schools and colleges; and structural apparatuses used in teaching mathematics. The Midlands Mathematical Experiment and the Nuffield Foundation Mathematics Teaching Project in Britain are also described. This monograph will be of interest to teachers and students of mathematics.

Table of Contents



The Nature of Mathematics

The Nature of Mathematics—Another View

The Role of Intuition

The Role of Logic

Generalization and Structure

Attempts to Investigate the Learning of Mathematics

The Growth of Logical Thinking

Schematic Learning

Reflective Intelligence, and the Use of Symbols

Motivation, Emotional and Interpersonal Factors

Investigational Methods

A Note on Discovery

Structural Apparatus

Computer-Assisted Instruction

The Uses of Programmed Material in British Schools and Colleges

The Midlands Mathematical Experiment

Scottish Mathematics Group

School Mathematics Project; The Initial Stages

Nuffield Foundation Mathematics Teaching Project


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