The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children Efraim Fischbein

ISBN: 9789027706263

Published: November 30th 1975

Hardcover

210 pages


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The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children  by  Efraim Fischbein

The Intuitive Sources of Probabilistic Thinking in Children by Efraim Fischbein
November 30th 1975 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 210 pages | ISBN: 9789027706263 | 5.76 Mb

About a year ago I promised my friend Fischbein a preface to his book of which I knew the French manuscript. Now with the printers proofs under my eyes I like the book even better than I did then, because of, and influenced by, new experiences inMoreAbout a year ago I promised my friend Fischbein a preface to his book of which I knew the French manuscript. Now with the printers proofs under my eyes I like the book even better than I did then, because of, and influenced by, new experiences in the meantime, and fresh thoughts that crossed my mind. Have I been influenced by what I remembered from the manuscript?

If so, it must have happened unconsciously. But of course, what struck me in this work a year ago, struck a responsive chord in my own mind. In the past, mathematics teaching theory has strongly been influenced by a view on mathematics as a heap of concepts, and on learning mathematics as concepts attainment. Mathematics teaching practice has been jeopardised by this theoretical approach, which in its most dangerous form expresses itself as a radical atomism. To concepts attainment Fischbein opposes acquisition of intuitions. In my own publications I avoided the word intuition because of the variety of its meanings across languages.

For some time I have used the term constitution of mathematical objects, which I think means the same as Fischbeins acquisition of intuitions - indeed as I view it, constituting a mental object precedes its conceptualising, and under this viewpoint I tried to observe mathematical activities of young children.



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