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


Mito, magia, ostensioni, teoremi, definizioni

In memoria di Francesco Speranza

Pages: 123-141
Received: 18 Settembre 2000   
Mathematics Subject Classification: 00A35

Abstract: The word "theorem" is introduced in school for 13 years old students, often without important details, the same happen for "definition". In this way the word assumes a sort of magical meaning. The paper sketches a short history of the concept starting from Greek philosophers and mathematicians arriving to XX-century. Some points of view of mathematics education for the theorem's learning are treated.

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