The psychology of experimental mathematics


Davis, G. and Jones, K. (1996) The psychology of experimental mathematics. In, Puig, L. and Gutiérrez, A. (eds.) Proceedings 20th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 20th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Valencia, Spain, PME, p.149.

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Computers provide an environment in which mathematicians can experiment. The webpage linked to this discussion paper provides some examples of that, with the aim to provoke discussion about the need for proof and the conjectural nature of experimental mathematics, and the implications that would come from classroom sessions in experimental mathematics. The relevance for the study of the psychology of mathematics education is the possibility to record and analyse the creative and social aspects of students and teachers in their engagement with unsolved mathematical problems

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0771100 (hardback)
Keywords: psychology, experimental mathematics, mathematics, computers, experimentation, teaching, learning, curriculum, pedagogy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
ePrint ID: 41298
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41298

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