Book chapter

Historical formation and student understanding of mathematics

Published inHistory in mathematics education - The ICMI Study, Editors John Faul & Jan van Maanen, p. 143-170
PublisherDordrecht/London/Boston : Kluwr Academic Publisher
  • New Icmi Study Series; 6
Publication date2000

Some mathematics educators have recourse to the history of mathematics in order to better understand the student processes of learning mathematics and the way in which such an understanding can be used in the design of classroom activities. This didactical task raises some specific difficulties. Indeed, the not only a meticulous methodological design of the classroom activity is required but also one has to be equipped with a rich theoretical framework allowing a fruitful link between the epistemological dimension of the historical construction of mathematical thinking and the psychological dimension of the learning processes of our contemporary students.

  • Mathematics education
  • History of mathematics
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
RADFORD, Luis et al. Historical formation and student understanding of mathematics. In: History in mathematics education - The ICMI Study. Dordrecht/London/Boston : Kluwr Academic Publisher, 2000. p. 143–170. (New Icmi Study Series)
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