The Learning of Algorithmic Concepts by Action a Study with Deaf Children

  • E. Cohors-Fresenborg
  • H. J. Struber


In considering the role of language in the acquisition of mathematical concepts and for the understanding of mathematics in general, the special case of deaf-mute people solving mathematical problems is crucial. The importance of language in learning mathematics is at least twofold: as a carrier of information of what is meant in the mathematical question posed, and as an inner medium to organize thought about the mathematical problem. Both functions of language will permeate the constructions of a conceptual system representing the mathematical knowledge of an individual person.


Mathematical Problem Mathematical Knowledge Normal Child Deaf Child Mathematical Task 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Cohors-Fresenborg
    • 1
  • H. J. Struber
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsnabrückOsnabrückWest Germany

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