@inproceedings{09462a7041bc49e3b7b9ceeb72a6822b,

title = "Values and Beauty in Math Education",

abstract = "In this article I argue for a philosophical training of teachers in mathematics to make them critical to their own subject. The same as other teaching objects (e.g. chemistry, biology, geography and literature) mathematics is embedded in a culture, in a society, in a history, and in a school curriculum that is value-laden and power sensitive. Although most curricula spend few room for philosophical questions in favour of the purely mathematical subject, I’ll argue that a mathematics teacher with a philosophical training is better prepared to work with pupils who raise general or philosophical questions about the subject being taught. Moreover, I’ll show that a philosophical approach of teaching mathematics enhances mathematical literacy as defined by the OECD. Mathematics is part of pupils’ capacity of critical citizenship.",

keywords = "mathematics, beauty, Values",

author = "Karen Francois",

year = "2019",

language = "English",

series = "MES proceedings",

publisher = "Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad",

pages = "1--10",

editor = "J Subramanian",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the Tenth International Mathematics Education and Society Conference –MES10",

}