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Mathematics, Education, and Other Endangered Species

From Intuition to Inhibition

  • Shlomo Vinner
Book

Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the critical roles and effects of mathematics education. The exposition draws from the author’s forty-year mathematics career, integrating his research in the psychology of mathematical thinking into an overview of the true definition of math. The intention for the reader is to undergo a “corrective” experience, obtaining a clear message on how mathematical thinking tools can help all people cope with everyday life. For those who have struggled with math in the past, the book also aims to clarify that math learning difficulties are likely a result of improper pedagogy as opposed to any lack of intelligence on the part of the student. This personal treatise will be of interest to a variety of readers, from mathematics teachers and those who train them to those with an interest in education but who may lack a solid math background.

Keywords

intuition in mathematical thining inhibition in mathematical learning mathematical concept formation mathematics education religious thinking existential problems

Authors and affiliations

  • Shlomo Vinner
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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