Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Mathematics Education as a Matter of Economy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_516



Economy is one of the modern sciences that relies on mathematics to develop its models and results. It is also one of the main pillars of the modern State. A solid grounding in mathematics is considered invaluable for understanding the complexities of real-world economic problems. The more professionals are equipped with mathematical knowledge, the better is the service they provide to the economic organization of societies. In the last four decades, however, mathematics education researchers have been calling attention to the importance of mathematically educating not only the future professionals who will use this science in their work but also allthe students. It is assumed that people need mathematics in their daily lives to participate as actively engaged citizens. Mathematics is thus posited as a valuable resource to the social and economic progress of society. As a result, mathematics education has become...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paola Valero
    • 1
  • Gelsa Knijnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Science EducationStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Graduate Program on EducationUniversidade do Vale do Rio dos SinosSao LeopoldoBrazil