ERIC Number: ED068336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
The Psychology of Learning Mathematics.
Skemp, Richard R.
This book deals with the teaching of mathematical concepts through the use of the psychology of human learning. In the first part of the book, the thought processes which people adopt when they do mathematics are analyzed psychologically. Interpersonal and emotional factors affecting the learning of mathematics are discussed. The second part of the book shows how the psychological principles can be applied to the teaching of basic mathematical concepts. Sets, number concepts, numeration systems, problem solving, mappings and functions, and geometrical ideas are covered. The theme of rule learning vs. comprehension is developed throughout the book. (DT)
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Instruction, Learning, Learning Problems, Learning Theories, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Student Characteristics
Penguin Books, Inc., 7110 Ambassador Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A