Studies in Philosophy and Education
, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 245256
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Ideas and processes in mathematics: A course on history and philosophy of mathematics
 Charalampos ToumasisAffiliated withCharalampos Toumasis
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This paper describes an attempt to develop a program for teaching history and philosophy of mathematics to inservice mathematics teachers. I argue briefly for the view that philosophical positions and epistemological accounts related to mathematics have a significant influence and a powerful impact on the way mathematics is taught. But since philosophy of mathematics without history of mathematics does not exist, both philosophy and history of mathematics are necessary components of programs for the training of preservice as well as inservice mathematics teachers.
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history and philosophy of mathematics mathematics teaching training of inservice mathematics teachers images of mathematics Title
 Ideas and processes in mathematics: A course on history and philosophy of mathematics
 Journal

Studies in Philosophy and Education
Volume 12, Issue 24 , pp 245256
 Cover Date
 199306
 DOI
 10.1007/BF00468848
 Print ISSN
 00393746
 Online ISSN
 1573191X
 Publisher
 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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 history and philosophy of mathematics
 mathematics teaching
 training of inservice mathematics teachers
 images of mathematics
 Authors

 Charalampos Toumasis ^{(1)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. Charalampos Toumasis, Maniakiou Str. 2123, 262 23, Patras, Greece