ERIC Number: ED096170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Reference Count: N/A
Relational and Functional Thinking in Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 9 .
Hamley, Herbert Russell
This is the first of the NCTM yearbooks to be written by a single author. He traces the history of the terms "variable" and "function" and discusses the meaning of functionality. The logical and psychological bases are examined followed by a general discussion of the psychology of reasoning. Two chapters outline the history of functional thinking in the schools and in textbooks. After a treatment of related mathematical concepts, a detailed examination of a proposed general mathematics course using the function concept as its central theme is given. The appendix includes several tests on mathematical relations and functional thinking. (LS)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Course Content, Curriculum, Logical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Psychology, Reference Materials, Relationship, Secondary School Mathematics, Tests, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.