Mathematics and Cognition: A Research Synthesis by the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

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Pearla Nesher, Jeremy Kilpatrick
CUP Archive, Feb 23, 1990 - Education - 180 pages
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This book, which was first published in 1990, is aimed at teachers, mathematics educators and general readers who are interested in mathematics education from a psychological point of view. The book describes research findings that shed light on the learning of mathematics from early arithmetic to high levels of algebra and geometry. The book is the collaborative effort of a number of members of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and primarily describes their work whilst at the same time covering many issues that interest researchers in mathematics education.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Epistemology and Psychology of Mathematics Education
14
Psychological Aspects of Learning Early Arithmetic
31
Language and Mathematics
53
Psychological Aspects of Learning Geometry
70
Cognitive Processes Involved in Learning School Algebra
96
Advanced Mathematical Thinking
113
Future Perspectives for Research in the Psychology of
135
References
149
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Page 166 - In G. Lappan & R. Even (Eds.), Proceedings of the eighth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (pp.

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