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2007.109: Mathematical abilities and mathematical skills

2007.109: Alexandre Borovik and Tony Gardiner (2007) Mathematical abilities and mathematical skills.

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Abstract

The concept of mathematical abilities is not something that is frequently discussed. At the personal level, however, almost every mathematician and mathematical educator has relatively firm views on the subject. In this document, we summarise less disputed aspects of the highly complex phenomenon and some of its immediate implication for the educational policy.

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The document was prepared fot the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions Conference 2006, Cambridge, England, 22--28 July 2006, http://www.wpr3.co.uk/wfnmc

Uncontrolled Keywords:Mathematical education, mathematical abilities
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 97 Mathematics education
PACS 2003 > 01 Communication, education, history, and philosophy
MIMS number:2007.109
Deposited By:Prof Alexandre Borovik
Deposited On:03 September 2007

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