
06539021
j
2016b.00269
M\"oller, Regina Dorothea
Teaching the concept of velocity in mathematics classes.
Philos. Math. Educ. J. 29, 8 p., electronic only (2015).
2015
Professor Paul Ernest, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education, Exeter
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D20
M50
E20
E40
mathematics and philosophy
history
concepts
velocity
motion
physics
concept formation
mathematical model building
interdisciplinary approach
intuitive understanding
constructive understanding
substantive understanding
problemoriented understanding
http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/stem/publications/pmej/pome29/Regina%20Moeller%20%20Teaching%20the%20Concept%20of%20Velocity%20in%20Mathematics%20Classes.doc
Summary: The genesis of the concept of velocity refers to a centuriesold search within the context of motion. This led to Newton's definition which is still taught in school. The historical development shows that both mathematics and physics classes have their respective characteristic manner using this term. However the mathematical potential for teaching this concept is by far not exhausted.