Riv.Mat.Univ.Parma (6) 3* (2000)


Riflessioni sul problema Storia e Didattica della matematica

(risposta al Discussion Document per L'ICMI Study sull'argomento)

Pages: 71-77
Received: 27 Gennaio 2000   
Mathematics Subject Classification: 97D20

Abstract: In this paper we treat some main points of the the Discussion Document for the ICMI Study on The role of the history of mathematics in Mathematics Education. Our central thesis is that in teacher training, didactics, history and epistemology (of mathematics) must form a "virtuous circle" in which each justifies and strengthens the others.

In high-school mathematics teaching, there must be a historical-epistemological component and, symmetrically, a mathematical component in the teaching of philosophy.

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