B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Mathematical thinking and understanding in learning of mathematics (2022)

Joutsenlahti, J., & Perkkilä, P. (2022). Mathematical thinking and understanding in learning of mathematics. LUMAT, 10(2), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.31129/lumat.10.2.1824

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Joutsenlahti, Jorma; Perkkilä, Päivi

Journal or series: LUMAT

eISSN: 2323-7112

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 30/06/2022

Volume: 10

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 1-6

Publisher: LUMA Centre Finland

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31129/lumat.10.2.1824

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82497

Additional information: Special Issue: Mathematical Thinking and Understanding in Learning of Mathematics


The concept “mathematical thinking” can be found in several studies of mathematics education, in national curricula or in media during the decades all over the world. We searched words “mathematical thinking” from the database of international scientific articles, and we found 456 707 mentions at first time. These are the main reasons why we have chosen “mathematical thinking” as the central concept of the Special Issue. The other interesting question from our point of view is how a student can express his/her mathematical thinking? By answering this question, we have made simple model for the teacher education purposes, and we call it “languaging” (of mathematical thinking). The articles of the Special Issue gives some answers to the questions: “What is mathematical thinking and how we can express it?” and “What are the relationships between conceptual understanding and mathematical thinking?”.

Keywords: mathematical thinking; scientific thought; mathematics; thinking; concepts (notions); expression (communication); curricula

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

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