ERIC Number: ED319606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group = Groupe Canadien d'etude en didactique des matematiques. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, May 27-31, 1989).
Pereira-Mendoza, Lionel, Ed.; Quigley, Martyn, Ed.
These conference proceedings include two invited lectures, four working group reports, five topic group reports, a list of participants, and a list of previous proceedings. The invited lectures were: "Teaching Mathematical Proof: Relevance and Complexity of a Social Approach" (Nicolas Balacheff) and "Geometry Is Alive and Well!" (Doris Schattschneider). The topics of the working group reports were: (1) using LOGO-based software (Benoit Cote, Sandy Dawson); (2) using the Computer Algebra Systems (Eric Muller, Stan Devitt); (3) aspects of communication and other functions of language used in mathmematics (David Pimm); and (4) using research methods of mathematical conceptions based on constructivism (Rafaella Borasi, Claude Janvier). The topic groups dealt with: computer uses in the elementary classroom (W. George Cathcart); constructions of fundamental mathematical concepts and the kindergartner's construction of natural numbers (Jacques Bergeron, Nicolas Herscovics); multicultural influences (Linda Davenport); meaning of grades assigned by teachers (Rose Traub et al.); and a discussion (not presented in this document) of the results of the 1988 International Assessment of Educational Progress Study (Dennis Raphael). Appended are lists of proceedings participants and of previous proceedings available through ERIC. (YP)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Linguistics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests, Proof (Mathematics), Secondary School Mathematics
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group.
Identifiers - Location: Canada