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Mathematics (Education) in the Information Age

  • Stacy A. Costa
  • Marcel Danesi
  • Dragana Martinovic
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Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)

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About this book

Introduction

This book brings together ideas from experts in cognitive science, mathematics, and mathematics education to discuss these issues and to present research on how mathematics and its learning and teaching are evolving in the Information Age. Given the ever-broadening trends in Artificial Intelligence and the processing of information generally, the aim is to assess their implications for how math is evolving and how math should now be taught to a generation that has been reared in the Information Age. It will also look at the ever-spreading assumption that human intelligence may not be unique—an idea that dovetails with current philosophies of mind such as posthumanism and transhumanism. The role of technology in human evolution has become critical in the contemporary world. Therefore, a subgoal of this book is to illuminate how humans now use their sophisticated technologies to chart cognitive and social progress.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the chapters, this will be of interest to all kinds of readers, from mathematicians themselves working increasingly with computer scientists, to cognitive scientists who carry out research on mathematics cognition and teachers of mathematics in a classroom.

Keywords

cognitive science psychology of mathematics philosophy of mathematics graphical literacy artificial intelligence immanent visuality

Editors and affiliations

  • Stacy A. Costa
    • 1
  • Marcel Danesi
    • 2
  • Dragana Martinovic
    • 3
  1. 1.Curriculum, Teaching & Learning & Engineering Education Collaboration Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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