The development of mathematical understanding and its application to Libyan secondary school mathematics

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Bashir Hosni Zeguan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Ernest W. Lee

Abstract: It is unfortunate that many students in Libyan schools and elsewhere dislike mathematics and are even afraid of studying it. This is partially related to the fact that mathematics is presented in an extensive fashion in both scope and depth of content and does not provide opportunities for the student population to understand it. The primary purpose of this study was to examine the problems of the method of presenting mathematics in Libyan secondary schools and to develop principles for understanding mathematics. There were four subordinate problems inherent in the main problems: 1) to study and analyze the characteristics of the new mathematics program in terms of content and method of presentation; 2) to study the problems of Libyan secondary school mathematics, specifically to determine weaknesses in the content and method of presentation; 3) to explore and develop criteria for understanding mathematics; and 4) to evaluate method of presenting mathematics in Libyan secondary schools in terms of the developed criteria.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Mathematics $x Study and teaching $z Libya
Mathematics $x Philosophy
Libya $x Study and teaching (Secondary)

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