Article citationsMore >>

Livio, M., Is God a Mathematician? Simon & Schuster, London, 2009.

has been cited by the following article:

Article

The Influence of the Schools of Mathematical Thought to the Development of Mathematics Education

1Department of Mathematical Sciences, Graduate Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras, Greece


American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 9, 1283-1288
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-9-7
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Michael Gr. Voskoglou. The Influence of the Schools of Mathematical Thought to the Development of Mathematics Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(9):1283-1288. doi: 10.12691/education-6-9-7.

Correspondence to: Michael  Gr. Voskoglou, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Graduate Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras, Greece. Email: mvosk@hol.gr

Abstract

In this article the effects of the ideas of the main schools of mathematical thought are studied on the development of mathematics education. Crucial problems that occupy nowadays the interest of those working in the field are also discussed, such as the future role of computers for the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is concluded that, although none of the existing schools of mathematical thought has succeeded in finding a solid framework for mathematics, most of the recent advances of this science were obtained through their disputations about the absolute mathematical truth. On the contrary, these disputations have created serious problems in the sensitive area of mathematics education, the most characteristic being the failure of the introduction of the “New Mathematics” to school education that distressed students and teachers for many years. The required thing for those working in this area of mathematics education is, without abandoning their persona; ideas, to search for a proper balance among the several philosophical aspects of mathematics. This will bring the required tranquillity in the area, in order to be developed smoothly for the benefit of the future generations.

Keywords