id: 06448908
dt: j
an: 2015d.00285
au: Mina, Fayez Mourad
ti: Mathematical truth and mathematics education.
so: Philos. Math. Educ. J. 27, 4 p., electronic only (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education,
Exeter
la: EN
cc: D20 D30 E20
ut: mathematics and philosophy; natural sciences; paradigm shift; theory of
sciences; mathematical truth; realism; idealism; formalism; multivalent
structures; axiomatics; suggestions to reform mathematics education
ci:
li: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/PErnest/pome27/Mina%20-%20Mathematical%20Truth%20and%20Mathematics%20Education.doc
ab: Summary: This paper can be considered as a self criticism of the author. He
was advocating formal mathematics and formal teaching of mathematics
since writing his PhD thesis in 1978. He has started to change his
views in 1994 in favour of humanizing mathematics and humanizing
mathematics teaching. The paper includes the three main theories of
mathematical truth leading to a formal view to mathematics and formal
teaching of the subject, then deals with recent developments in
science, mathematics and suggestions to modify the three theories in
order to cope with these developments. Paradigm shifts in mathematics
education were presented and the study was concluded with two urgent
suggestions to reform mathematics education.
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