Reconstructing School Mathematics: Problems with Problems and the Real World

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This book offers a critique of two major themes of the modern reform movement in mathematics education: problem solving and the applications of mathematics to the real world. In examining the educational fallacy inherent in the impulse to move unflinchingly from problem to problem solving, Stephen I. Brown demonstrates the potential of mathematical reflection to reveal aspects of self and society that have been suppressed in curriculum. He then argues that in seeking connections between mathematics and the real world, we ...

Reconstructing School Mathematics: Problems with Problems and the Real World 2001, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820451039

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