ERIC Number: ED444852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Social Constructivism: Its Role in Algebra Classrooms.
Constructivism is considered a driving force in mathematics education. The purpose of this paper is to describe how the social constructivist view of learning can be useful in the teaching of high school algebra and in the preparation of mathematics teachers. A brief summary of the social constructivist view as a philosophy of mathematics is presented followed by a review of learning theory associated with school algebra. The paper concludes with implications for the preparation of preservice mathematics teachers. (Contains 17 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (Chicago, IL, January, 1999).