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Mathematics in Mind

Mathematics, Education, and Other Endangered Species

From Intuition to Inhibition

Authors: Vinner, Shlomo

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  • Provides a "corrective" experience for those who've had a negative experience with mathematics education
  • Educates current and perspective mathematics teachers on optimal approaches for connecting with students at various levels
  • Draws from experience of a decades-long career in mathematics
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This book examines the critical roles and effects of mathematics education. The exposition draws from the author’s forty-year mathematics career, integrating his research in the psychology of mathematical thinking into an overview of the true definition of math. The intention for the reader is to undergo a “corrective” experience, obtaining a clear message on how mathematical thinking tools can help all people cope with everyday life. For those who have struggled with math in the past, the book also aims to clarify that math learning difficulties are likely a result of improper pedagogy as opposed to any lack of intelligence on the part of the student. This personal treatise will be of interest to a variety of readers, from mathematics teachers and those who train them to those with an interest in education but who may lack a solid math background.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Is Mathematics Required in Real-life Situations?

    Pages 1-5

    Vinner, Shlomo

  • What Is Mathematics for?

    Pages 7-8

    Vinner, Shlomo

  • Can Scientific Thinking Help Us Cope with Our Existential Problems? Can Religious Thinking Help Us Cope with Our Existential Problems?

    Pages 9-18

    Vinner, Shlomo

  • Concept Formation in Mathematics: Concept Definition and Concept Image

    Pages 19-21

    Vinner, Shlomo

  • The Misconception Fallacy, the Pseudo-conceptual and the Pseudo-analytical Behaviors in Mathematical Contexts

    Pages 23-52

    Vinner, Shlomo

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90035-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90034-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics, Education, and Other Endangered Species
Book Subtitle
From Intuition to Inhibition
Authors
Series Title
Mathematics in Mind
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90035-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90035-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90034-6
Series ISSN
2522-5405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 141
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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