1. Mathematical Values in Society
Values in mathematics are derived from the philosophical epistemology. In the epistemology, cognitive knowledge is classified into three main categories: metaphysics, mathematics and natural sciences. The classification is generally described by terms of integrating the intellectual sciences and the transmitted sciences. In the classification, metaphysics is the ultimate destination for all branches of intellectual sciences. The implicit objective of metaphysical ultimate is considered as values in the scheme. The mathematical values in society describe the intrinsic nature of the paradigm in teaching-learning of the subject in society.
Keywords: mathematics, paradigm, values, education.
2. Pedagogical Developments in Mathematics
Studies related to theories and practices in mathematics teaching for the enhancement of mathematical understanding. Amongst the approaches to be investigated, are constructivism, mastery, collaborative, contextual learning and problem-based learning. Other pedagogical perspectives include cognitively-guided instruction, zone of proximal development, expert-novice paradigm, postmodern pedagogy, critical pedagogy, psychological issues, policy issues and current issues related to pedagogy of mathematics.
Application of technological tools developed for teaching and learning of mathematics, designing of mathematical learning system, assessment in mathematics instructions, social, ethical and human issues related to use of technology in mathematics instruction.
Keywords: Mathematics Pedagogy, Technology-mediated tools, Cognitive, Affective and Social Factors to Mathematics Learning.
Updated:: 06/04/2017 [noorizzati]
Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang Selangor