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The teaching of vectors in mathematics and physics in France during the 20th century

Publication date2014
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In this paper, we present the evolution of the teaching of vectors and vector quantities in mathematics and physics from the end of the 19th century up to now. We analyse this evolution in the light of the ecology of knowledge, as developed by Yves Chevallard (1994). This helps us understand the difficulties in recent periods, in order to create a successful interdisciplinary approach in the teaching of these notions in mathematics and physics.

Keywords
  • Mathematics education
  • Physics education
  • Vectors
  • History of mathematics
  • Ecological approach
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CISSE, B. A., DORIER, Jean-Luc. The teaching of vectors in mathematics and physics in France during the 20th century. In: Journal of Innovative Technology and Education, 2014, n° 1, p. 1–10. doi: 10.12988/jite.2014.3111
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