Perspectives of mathematics :
Mathematics as a dynamic and continually expanding field of human creation, involving the process of inquiry, thinking, reasoning (with its intellectual rigour), discovery and invention as well as a cultural product of various civilizations.
1. Mathematics is a practical and problem- driven and problem solving knowledge (ie mainly arise from practical or real- life situations).
2. Mathematics is a science of numbers, shape and space and relationships.
3. Mathematics as a language
4. Mathematics as a way of thinking
Assignment 1 :
Discuss in what ways do the perspectives of mathematics influence the curriculum design in mathematics at the secondary school level ?