The Personality of Math: A Key to Learning and Teaching Math

English | June 15th, 2022 | ISBN: 1475862970, 1475862989 | 152 pages | True EPUB | 0.37 MB

If our goal is to broaden and deepen students’ awareness and understanding of mathematics, we advance the idea that engaging students with what we metaphorically call the personality of math. That is, we think that students who engage with the math’s (1) human champions, (2) with its history and philosophy, and (3) with the nature of its problems and inferential challenges, are more likely to have a positive attitude toward math that will encourage greater learning.