Mathematical Reasoning: Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs

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The development of mathematical competence -- both by humans as a species over millennia and by individuals over their lifetimes -- is a fascinating aspect of human cognition. This book explores when and why the rudiments of mathematical capability first appeared among human beings, what its fundamental concepts are, and how and why it has grown into the richly branching complex of specialties that it is today. It discusses whether the 'truths' of mathematics are discoveries or inventions, and what prompts the emergence of ...

Mathematical Reasoning: Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138980587

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Mathematical Reasoning: Patterns, Problems, Conjectures, and Proofs 2009, Psychology Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781848728271

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