The Teaching Of Mathematics  

Original Title  The Teaching Of Mathematics 
Author  A. Ya. Khinchin 
Publication date 
1968 
Topics  mathematics education, teaching mathematics, learning mathematics, student misconceptions, learning problems, curriculum design, education, soviet, school mathematics, limits, continuity, functional dependence, concept of number, mathematical definitions, teacher education 
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Language  English 
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Khinchin was a teachergenius before his time and a mathematician of outstanding calibre. The main contents of this book are four articles written by A. Ya. Khinchin for Russian mathematics teachers. 101 pages are devoted to four articles written between 1938 and 1949 by Khinchin (who died in 1959), the remainder of the book to biographical notes and an appendix on mathematics teaching in the Soviet school.
One of the best sections is the one on the concept of limit. The author traces the historical development of the limit concept to determine which approach is best suited for the schools.
In his firstarticle on basic concepts, Professor Khinchin stresses the basic importance of teaching so as not to conflictwith later learning. He favors simplification, but never falsification. He advocates precise language
The second article on Mathematical Definitions is excellent and should be read by high school teachers. The discussion of the difference between a definition and a description and when it is desirable to present each is particularly good. It is refreshing that a mathematician of Khinchin’s standing had such understanding of teaching problems.

The Teaching Of Mathematics
 A. Ya. Khinchin
The Teaching Of Mathematics Original Title The Teaching Of Mathematics Author A. Ya. Khinc
The Teaching Of Mathematics
 A. Ya. Khinchin
The Teaching Of Mathematics Original Title The Teaching Of Mathematics Author A. Ya. Khinc