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FROM THE 1930s: Gestalt Psychology and Mathematical Insight

George Hartmann 

December 2006, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 16

Abstract:
The article, originally printed in 1937, attempts to introduce Gestalt psychology - “geometry of the mind” to enhance teaching of mathematics. The author describes and analyzes three main propositions of the theory and points to a features applied to mathematical research. In conclusion he highlights that teachers of mathematics  should act on recognition that content of mathematics has to be rediscovered and created de novo by every learner.

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