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- DescriptionHow Humans Learn to Think Mathematically describes the development of mathematical thinking from the young child to the sophisticated adult. Professor David Tall reveals the reasons why mathematical concepts that make sense in one context may become problematic in ather. For example, a child's experience of whole number arithmetic successively affects subsequent understanding of fractions, negative numbers, algebra, and the introduction of definitions and proof. Tall's explanations for these developments are accessible to a general audience while encouraging specialists to relate their areas of expertise to the full range of mathematical thinking. The book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding mathematical growth, from practical beginnings through theoretical developments, to the continuing evolution of mathematical thinking at the highest level.
- Author BiographyDavid Tall is Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Thinking at the University of Warwick. He is internationally known for his research into long-term mathematical development at all levels, from preschool to the frontiers of research, including in-depth studies explaining mathematical success and failure.
- PrizesShortlisted for PROSE Awards: Psychology 2013.
- Author(s)David Tall
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication02/09/2013
- Series TitleLearning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note175 b/w illus. 4 tables
- Weight810 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine27 mm
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