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ERIC Number: ED188905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reach and Grasp: Observations on the Potential and Reality of Mathematics Education.
Higginson, William
The first two parts of this paper deal with the potential and reality of mathematics in education. In the third section, some recommendations are made for narrowing the gap which seems to exist between the potential and the reality. Among these fifteen recommendations are: (1) the public should be educated about the nature of mathematics; (2) steps must be taken to improve the attitude of mathematics teachers; (3) there should be a curriculum emphasis on the dynamic process of mathematizing rather than on the static product of this process which is mathematical fact; (4) we must stress the historical roots and contemporary applications of mathematics; and (5) the mathematical community must give educational considerations a higher priority than is now the case. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A