ERIC Number: ED161766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
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The Development and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Cognitive-Affective Approach to General Education Mathematics.
Blitzer, Robert F.
This dissertation describes the development and evaluation of course materials entitled "Confluent Math: A Multidisciplinary Thinking-Feeling Approach to Twentieth Century Mathematics." The goals of the materials were: (1) to develop understanding and appreciation of logical axiomatic structure; (2) to examine major philosophic ideas relating to the creation of axiomatic structure; and (3) to help students gain increased self-awareness. Pre- and post-tests show an upward shift in mathematical attitudes and understanding the nature of mathematics as an abstract art form. Unit topics include: introduction to mathematics, infinity, symbolic logic, group theory, external reality, and the inductive method. (MP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Practicum Report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education, Nova University