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2003e.03856
Graumann, G\"unter
General education in mathematics lessons. An introduction to humanistic holistic education.
Rogerson, Alan, International conference 'The humanistic renaissance in mathematics education'. ,. 153157 (2002).
2002
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EN
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mathematics as system of concepts
aesthetical effects of mathematical objects
Mathematic subjects by themselves are not the goals of mathematics lessons for pupils in regular classes. Rather the general education children are learning by working with mathematics should be the aim of mathematics teaching. Therefore reflection on mathematics and mathematical thinking is necessary especially under the aspect of humanistic holistic education. Remarkable points are: Mathematics as system of concepts which give us clarifications and orientations, mathematical thinking as special way to work on problems, mathematical knowledge and skills as tools, the method of simulation, limitations of mathematical modelling and the aesthetical effects of mathematical objects. Mathematical teaching then can be reflected under these points in five dimensions: Pragmatic dimension, Enlightment dimension, Social dimension and dimension of Personal factors and Critical reflection.