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ERIC Number: EJ438384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Where Did That Come From? A Frequent Response to Mathematics Instruction.
Garofalo, Joe; Durant, Kingsley
School Science and Mathematics, v91 n7 p318-21 Nov 1991
Teaching which does not in any significant way address the genesis of mathematical ideas hides the fact that mathematics is created by people; that it involves intuition, exploring, conjecturing, and reasoning; and that it is purposeful. Such teaching can give students appearance that much of mathematics is very arbitrary; it just falls from the sky and lands in textbooks. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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