Understanding in Mathematics

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Education - 248 pages
The concept of understanding in mathematics with regard to mathematics education is considered in this volume. The main problem for mathematics teachers being how to facilitate their students' understanding of the mathematics being taught. In combining elements of maths, philosophy, logic, linguistics and the psychology of maths education from her own and European research, Dr Sierpinska considers the contributions of the social and cultural contexts to understanding. The outcome is an insight into both mathematics and understanding.


Understanding and Meaning
Components and Conditions of an Act of Understanding
Processes of Understanding
Good Understanding
Developmental and Cultural Contraints of Understanding

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Anna Sierpinska

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