
05870703
a
2011b.00016
Zimmermann, Bernd
History of mathematical thinking and problem solving: possible gain for modern mathematics instruction.
Burman, Lars (ed.), Problem solving in mathematics education. Proceedings of the 10th ProMath conference, Vaasa, Finland, August 2831, 2008. Vaasa: {\AA}bo Akademi University, Faculty of Education (ISBN 9789521223341). Report. Faculty of Education. {\AA}bo Akademi University 27, 3749 (2009).
2009
Vaasa: {\AA}bo Akademi University, Faculty of Education
EN
A30
D50
C20
history of mathematical problem solving
history of mathematical thinking
heuristics
problem solving
problemsolving processes
beliefs
history of mathematical beliefs
Summary: In this paper we want to highlight the use of history of mathematical problem solving by presenting examples which should help to give some evidence to the following three theses: (1) Historical thinking processes might help to better understand, appreciate and reinforce the thinking processes of students, (2) Heuristics which proved to be very successful for some 5000 years should be emphasized, especially when observed ``in" students (3) Change of patterns of mathematical beliefs across region and time might deliver a framework for the analysis and development of students' beliefs.