Lawrence, S (2008) History of mathematics making its way through the teacher networks: professional learning environment and the history of mathematics in mathematics curriculum. In: 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education, 6-13 July 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

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This paper will focus on a project led by the author, which aimed to introduce the history of mathematics into the curriculum through a collaborative teaching practice involving both primary and secondary schools in the South East of England. The project has been supported by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and the British Society for the History of Mathematics, and has been running from the beginning of the academic 2006 to date. The paper presented here explains the philosophy behind each strand of the project rather than following the project chronologically. It looks at the uses of the history of mathematics to initiate two developments: the increased motivation of students, and the creation of a conceptual landscape which would serve as a basis for teachers‘continual professional development environment.

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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
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