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

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Ba, Cissé
Published in Durand-Guerrier, V., Soury-Lavergne, S. & Azarello, F. Proceedings of CERME 6: Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. January 28th - February 1st 2009, Lyon (France). Lyon (France) - 28th Jan - 1st Feb 2009 - Lyon: Editions INRP. 2010, p. 2682-2691
Collection CERME Proceedings; 6
Abstract The work presented in this text is part of a doctorial dissertation in mathematics education (Ba 2006) about the teaching and learning of vectors, translations, forces, velocity and movement of translation in mathematics and physics. Here, 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 researchHistory of educationVectorAnthropological theory of didactics
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ISBN: 978-2-7342-1190-7
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Research group Didactique des mathématiques à Genève (DiMaGe)
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BA, Cissé, DORIER, Jean-Luc. The teaching of vectors in mathematics and physics in France during the 20th century. In: Durand-Guerrier, V., Soury-Lavergne, S. & Azarello, F. (Ed.). Proceedings of CERME 6: Proceedings of the Sixth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. January 28th - February 1st 2009, Lyon (France). Lyon (France). Lyon : Editions INRP, 2010. p. 2682-2691. (CERME Proceedings; 6) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:16860

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