MORALS OF AN ANECDOTE AS STARTING POINT OF A LECTURE IN MATHEMATICS


DOĞANAKSOY A.

35th Annual Conference of the International-Group-for-the-Psychology-of-Mathematics-Education (PME), Ankara, Turkey, 10 - 15 July 2011, pp.23-30 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-30

Abstract

The paper is on using jokes to introduce certain mathematical concepts. The main point is attracting the student to a discussion which is initiated with an anecdote. On the one hand some very common and familiar concepts are used to approach a problem, on the other hand it is pointed out that one can critisize almost everything mathematically. Some examples of jokes and their mathematical relations are also given.