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Psychology of Learning Mathematics

ISBN-10: 0805800581

ISBN-13: 9780805800586

Edition: 1987

Authors: Richard R. Skemp

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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Isak Dinesen was born Karen Christentze Dinesen in Rungsted, Denmark on April 17, 1885. She studied English at Oxford University and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. During her lifetime, she wrote plays, short stories, novels, poetry, and nonfiction works. Her career as a writer spanned from 1907 to 1962. She was published in Danish under the name of Karen Blixen and in English under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen. Her short story collections include Seven Gothic Tales, Winter Tales, and Last Tales. Her nonfiction book, Out of Africa, was published in 1937 and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Meryl Streep in 1985. She died of emaciation September 7, 1962.

Notes and Acknowledgments
Introduction and Overview
The Formation of Mathematical Concepts
The Idea of a Schema
Intuitive and Reflective Intelligence
Symbols
Different Kinds of Imagery
Interpersonal and Emotional Factors
A New Model of Intelligence
Fromtheory into Action: Knowledge, Plans, and Skills
Type 1 Theories and Type 2 Theories: from Behaviorism to Constructivism
Mathematics as an Activity of Our Intelligence
Relational Understanding and Instrumental Understanding
Goals of Learning and Qualities of Understanding
Communicating Mathematics: Surface Structures and Deep Structures
Symbolic Understanding
Emotions and Survival in the Classroom
The Silent Music of Mathematics
References
Author Index
Subject Index