Matematica operativa e contemplativa nella scuola elementate
In memoria di Francesco Speranza
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.