ERIC Number: ED027181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Contributions to the Secondary Mathematics Curriculum of Three Schools in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
Hawkinson, Lawrence Drew
This study has been undertaken for the purpose of encouraging secondary school mathematics teachers and curriculum workers to focus increased attention upon the philosophical aspects of the foundations of their subject. The literature was searched and fundamental concepts in mathematics, which were judged to have philosophical bases and which were treated in courses in the secondary school, were identified. Each concept was analyzed for its philosophical assumptions, including the interpretations given by three schools of philosophy of mathematics. This study indicates that significant parts of the foundations of mathematics have philosophical bases which can be identified and can contribute to a needed clarification of terms and concepts for use in secondary school mathematics. (RP)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Programs, Fundamental Concepts, Logic, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Philosophy, Programs, Secondary School Mathematics
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.