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Mosvold, Reidar; Jakobsen, Arne; Jankvist, Uffe Thomas – Science & Education, 2014

In this theoretical article, we aim at theorizing the old statement that mathematics teachers might profit from studying the history of mathematics. We do this by drawing upon the theoretical framework of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). A selection of international studies on the history and pedagogy of mathematics is used as starting…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, History, Theories, Knowledge Base for Teaching

Jankvist, Uffe Thomas; Iversen, Steffen Møllegaard – Science & Education, 2014

The article elaborates and exemplifies a potential categorization of the reasons for using philosophy, in particular the philosophy of mathematics, in mathematics education and approaches to doing so-the so-called "whys" and "hows". More precisely, the "whys" are divided into the two categories of "philosophy as…

Descriptors: Philosophy, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives

Jankvist, Uffe Thomas – Science & Education, 2013

The article first investigates the basis for designing teaching activities dealing with aspects of history, applications, and philosophy of mathematics in unison by discussing and analyzing the different "whys" and "hows" of including these three dimensions in mathematics education. Based on the observation that a use of history, applications, and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction

Jankvist, Uffe Thomas; Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff – Science & Education, 2011

The paper addresses the apparent lack of impact of "history in mathematics education" in mathematics education research in general, and proposes new avenues for research. We identify two general scenarios of integrating history in mathematics education that each gives rise to different problems. The first scenario occurs when history is used as a…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, History Instruction, Educational Research, Interdisciplinary Approach