id: 06591711
dt: b
an: 2016d.00950
au: Monaghan, John; Trouche, Luc; Borwein, Jonathan M.
ti: Tools and mathematics. Instruments for learning.
so: Mathematics Education Library 110. Cham: Springer (ISBN
978-3-319-02395-3/hbk; 978-3-319-02396-0/ebook). xxi, 483~p. (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: U70 U60
ut:
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02396-0
ab: Publisher’s description: This book is an exploration of tools and
mathematics and issues in mathematics education related to tool use.
The book has five parts. The first part reflects on doing a
mathematical task with different tools, followed by a mathematician’s
account of tool use in his work. The second considers prehistory and
history: tools in the development from ape to human; tools and
mathematics in the ancient world; tools for calculating; and tools in
mathematics instruction. The third part opens with a broad review of
technology and intellectual trends, circa 1970, and continues with
three case studies of approaches in mathematics education and the place
of tools in these approaches. The fourth part considers issues related
to mathematics instructions: curriculum, assessment and policy; the
calculator debate; mathematics in the real world; and teachers’ use
of technology. The final part looks to the future: task and tool design
and new forms of activity via connectivity and computer games.
rv: