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


Matematica operativa e contemplativa nella scuola elementate

In memoria di Francesco Speranza

Pages: 79-89
Received: 14 Dicembre 1999   
Mathematics Subject Classification: ZDM D40

Abstract: The cultural dimension of Mathematics shows two main aspects, which are dialectically intertwined. The first aspect refers to Mathematics as a science useful to the description and interpretation of reality, while the second one refers to Mathematics as a reflective speculation, not strictly dependent on reality.The two faces of Mathematics should be equally present in school mathematics, from the very beginning. As a consequence, curriculum development have to planned according to this perspective. Some examples concerning primary education are discussed here.

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