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Rigorous Mathematical Thinking Conceptual Formation in the Mathematics Classroom

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ISBN-10: 0521700264

ISBN-13: 9780521700269

Edition: 2008

Authors: James T. Kinard, Alex Kozulin

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This book demonstrates how rigorous mathematical thinking can be fostered through the development of students' cognitive tools and operations. Though this approach can be applied in any classroom, it seems to be particularly effective with socially disadvantaged and culturally different students. The authors argue that children's cognitive functions cannot be viewed as following a natural maturational path: They should be actively constructed during the educational process. The Rigorous Mathematical Thinking (RMT) model is based on two major theoretical approaches allowing such an active construction - Vygotsky's theory of psychological tools and Feuerstein's concept of mediated learning…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The culture of mathematics
Goals and objectives of mathematics education
Vygotsky's Sociocultural Theory and mathematics learning
Mediated learning and cognitive functions
Mathematical concept formation and cognitive tools
Rigorous Mathematical Thinking - application, assessment and evaluation