The Resource The nature of mathematical thinking, edited by Robert J. Sternberg [and] Talia Ben-Zeev

The nature of mathematical thinking, edited by Robert J. Sternberg [and] Talia Ben-Zeev

Label
The nature of mathematical thinking
Title
The nature of mathematical thinking
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert J. Sternberg [and] Talia Ben-Zeev
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do some children seem to learn mathematics easily and others slave away at it, learning it only with great effort and apparent pain? Why are some people good at algebra but terrible at geometry? How can people who successfully run a business as adults have been failures at math in school? How come some professional mathematicians suffer terribly when trying to balance a checkbook? And why do school children in the United States perform so dismally in international comparisons? These are the kinds of real questions the editors set out to answer, or at least address, in editing this book on mathematical thinking. Their goal was to seek a diversity of contributors representing multiple viewpoints whose expertise might converge on the answers to these and other pressing and interesting questions regarding this subject. The chapter authors were asked to focus on their own approach to mathematical thinking, but also to address a common core of issues such as the nature of mathematical thinking, how it is similar to and different from other kinds of thinking, what makes some people or some groups better than others in this subject area, and how mathematical thinking can be assessed and taught. Their work is directed to a diverse audience -- psychologists interested in the nature of mathematical thinking and abilities, computer scientists who want to simulate mathematical thinking, educators involved in teaching and testing mathematical thinking, philosophers who need to understand the qualitative aspects of logical thinking, anthropologists and others interested in how and why mathematical thinking seems to differ in quality across cultures, and laypeople and others who have to think mathematically and want to understand how they are going to accomplish that feat
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF456.N7
LC item number
N35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sternberg, Robert J
  • Ben-Zeev, Talia
Series statement
Studies in mathematical thinking and learning series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematical ability in children
  • Mathematical ability
  • Number concept in children
  • Number concept in children
  • Human information processing
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Aptitude pour les mathématiques
  • Aptitude pour les mathématiques
  • Concept de nombre chez l'enfant
  • Concept de nombre chez l'enfant
  • Information, Traitement de l', chez l'homme
  • Psychologie cognitive
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Human information processing
  • Mathematical ability
  • Mathematical ability in children
  • Number concept in children
  • Mathématiques
  • Aptitude pour les mathématiques
  • Nombre, Idée de, chez l'enfant
  • Information, Traitement de l', chez l'enfant
Label
The nature of mathematical thinking, edited by Robert J. Sternberg [and] Talia Ben-Zeev
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Culture and children's mathematical thinking
  • Geoffrey B. Saxe [and others]
  • Biology, culture, and cross-national differences in mathematical ability
  • David C. Geary
  • Toby's math
  • Herbert P. Ginsburg
  • Fostering mathematical thinking in middle school students: lessons from research
  • John D. Bransford [et al.]
  • On different facets of mathematical thinking
  • Tommy Dreyfus and Theodore Eisenberg
  • Mathematical abilities: some results from factor analysis
  • Structuralism and mathematical thinking
  • Charles Rickart
  • What is mathematical thinking?
  • Robert J. Sternberg
  • John B. Carroll
  • The Process of understanding mathematical problems
  • Richard E. Mayer and Mary Hegarty
  • When erroneous mathematical thinking is just as 'correct': the oxymoron of rational errors
  • Talia Ben-Zeev
  • On the shoulders of giants: cultural tools and mathematical development
  • Kevin F. Miller and David R. Paredes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780805817997
Lccn
96012023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34513302
  • (OCoLC)ocm34513302
Label
The nature of mathematical thinking, edited by Robert J. Sternberg [and] Talia Ben-Zeev
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Culture and children's mathematical thinking
  • Geoffrey B. Saxe [and others]
  • Biology, culture, and cross-national differences in mathematical ability
  • David C. Geary
  • Toby's math
  • Herbert P. Ginsburg
  • Fostering mathematical thinking in middle school students: lessons from research
  • John D. Bransford [et al.]
  • On different facets of mathematical thinking
  • Tommy Dreyfus and Theodore Eisenberg
  • Mathematical abilities: some results from factor analysis
  • Structuralism and mathematical thinking
  • Charles Rickart
  • What is mathematical thinking?
  • Robert J. Sternberg
  • John B. Carroll
  • The Process of understanding mathematical problems
  • Richard E. Mayer and Mary Hegarty
  • When erroneous mathematical thinking is just as 'correct': the oxymoron of rational errors
  • Talia Ben-Zeev
  • On the shoulders of giants: cultural tools and mathematical development
  • Kevin F. Miller and David R. Paredes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780805817997
Lccn
96012023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34513302
  • (OCoLC)ocm34513302

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