id: 06269351
dt: j
an: 2014b.00877
au: D’Amore, Bruno
ti: Learning mathematics to use its language in a universal way. (Apprendere la
matematica per usare il suo linguaggio in modo universale.)
so: Boll. Docenti Mat. 67, 9-21 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura
e dello sport, Divisione della Scuola, Ufficio dell’insegnamento
medio, Centro didattico cantonale, Laboratorio di didattica della
matematica, Bellinzona
la: IT
cc: M80 D20
ut: mathematics and arts; mathematical language
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ab: Summary: Mathematics is the only discipline whose contents are more or less
the same in all the countries of the world in which it is taught,
depending on the age of the students. Recently Unesco has published a
long document outlining the mathematical knowledge that is necessary
for future citizenship. We all tend to emphasize that mathematics does
not merely have practical applications, but that its extraordinary
importance lies in the language that it is able to develop and that
this is one of the principal objectives of its complex process of
teaching/learning. We must enable future citizens to use mathematical
language to interpret all natural phenomena and the disciplines that
humanity is able to develop. Among these are the arts and in particular
music and the plastic arts. By now for decades many art critics use
mathematical language to interpret the phenomenon of artistic creation
and to describe the work of artists who often are not even aware of the
mathematics they use. The descriptive and rational power of
mathematical language here reveals all its extraordinary effectiveness.
In this sense it is ever more important to study better and in more
depth the mathematics education in order to understand the dynamics of
“learning situations". Mathematics education is an autonomous science
that has assumed enormous importance in recent decades; the research
continues to enrich its contents, thanks also to the contribution of
other domains of human knowledge.
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