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Mathematical Cultures

The London Meetings 2012-2014

Birkhäuser

Editors:

  • Provides a rare encounter between the emerging philosophy of mathematical practice and the ‘cultural turn’ in mathematics education

  • Discusses questions about the value of mathematics

  • Connects studies of mathematical practice and the motivations of school and university students of mathematics?

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Trends in the History of Science (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Editorial Introduction

    • Brendan Larvor
    Pages 1-6
  3. Second Meeting: Values

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161
    2. Diversity in Proof Appraisal

      • Matthew Inglis, Andrew Aberdein
      Pages 163-179
    3. Mathematics and Values

      • Paul Ernest
      Pages 189-214
    4. Purity as a Value in the German-Speaking Area

      • José Ferreirós
      Pages 215-234
    5. Values in Caring for Proof

      • John Mason, Gila Hanna
      Pages 235-257
    6. An Empirical Approach to the Mathematical Values of Problem Choice and Argumentation

      • Mikkel Willum Johansen, Morten Misfeldt
      Pages 259-269
    7. The Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value

      • Manya Raman-Sundström
      Pages 271-285
    8. Mathematical Pull

      • Colin J. Rittberg
      Pages 287-302

About this book

This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education.​

Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles in mathematical research and teaching, and great variation in the place of mathematics in the larger cultures that mathematical practitioners belong to. The reflections on mathematical cultures collected in this book are of interest to mathematicians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, cognitive scientists and mathematics educators.

Keywords

  • cultures of mathematics
  • mathematical practice
  • mathematics education
  • history of school mathematics
  • mathematical values

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Brendan Larvor

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 189.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-28582-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)