Teaching the concept of velocity in mathematics classes. (English)

Philos. Math. Educ. J. 29, 8 p., electronic only (2015).

Summary: The genesis of the concept of velocity refers to a centuries-old 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.