ERIC Number: ED466734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Mathematical Idea Analysis: What Embodied Cognitive Science Can Say about the Human Nature of Mathematics.
Nunez, Rafael E.
This paper gives a brief introduction to a discipline called the cognitive science of mathematics. The theoretical background of the arguments is based on embodied cognition and findings in cognitive linguistics. It discusses Mathematical Idea Analysis, a set of techniques for studying implicit structures in mathematics. Particular attention is paid to everyday cognitive mechanisms such as image schemas and conceptual metaphors. Some implications for mathematics education are discussed. (Contains 36 references.) (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) (24th, Hiroshima, Japan, July 23-27, 2000), Volume 1; see ED 452 031.