Abstract / Synopsis
Many students experience mathematics as ahistorical and acultural. We review the philosophical roots of this experience and pose alternatives. We argue that there is evidence that the inclusion of a historical dimension into the teaching of mathematics courses at all levels, combined with an ‘active’ approach to learning, will improve motivation and achievement.
© Louise Anderton and David Wright
Anderton, L. and Wright, D. "We Could All Be Having So Much More Fun! A Case For The History Of Mathematics In Education.," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2012), pages 88-103. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201201.08 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol2/iss1/8
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