Windows on Mathematical Meanings

Windows on Mathematical Meanings

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Why are mathematical ideas so hard? Is mathematics an unassailable peak, which only the few can ever hope to conquer? Or can mathematics be broadened to be accessible to the many? Noss and Hoyles have written a book which challenges some of the conventional wisdoms on the learning of mathematics. They use the computer as a window onto mathematical meaning-making, drawing together the threads of their individual and collaborative research over more than a decade. The pivot of their theory is the idea of webbing, which explains how someone struggling with a new mathematical idea can draw on supportive knowledge, and reconciles the individual's role in mathematical learning with the part played by epistemological, social and cultural forces.The new situation has been described eloquently by Eisenberg (1995) who has argued for what he terms ... 181) In both the Sendovs and Eisenberga#39;s vision (the lattera#39;s choice of programming language is Scheme - a dialect of Lisp - notanbsp;...

Title:Windows on Mathematical Meanings
Author:Richard Noss, Celia Hoyles
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1996-06-30


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