Mathematics and Beauty: Aesthetic Approaches to Teaching Children
In this innovative book, Nathalie Sinclair makes a compelling case for the inclusion of the aesthetic in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Using a provocative set of philosophical, psychological, mathematical, technological, and educational insights, she illuminates how the materials and approaches we use in the mathematics classroom can be enriched for the benefit of all learners. While ranging in scope from the young learner to the professioanl mathematician, there is a particular focus on middle school, where negative feeling toward mathematics frequently begin. This book offers specific recommendations to help teachers evoke and nurture their students' aesthetic abilities.
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