Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
VALENTE, Jurema Pureza. On a mode of transmission for mathematics. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.2, pp. 561-567. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2000000200027.
This paper reports on an experience in teaching mathematics in a graduate course in public health, intermingled with reflections and concepts. Students enrolled in such courses generally feel uneasy about learning mathematics. Without underrating the usual obstacles and even affinities in developing abstractions, the results suggest that a major portion of the difficulties derives not from mathematics itself, but from an oppressive experience in the past. Difficulties also relate to the construction of space in the classroom. Such a perspective involves understanding experiments and life experiences in which the subjects are involved. In short, the work focuses on how to transmit mathematics in the development of a pedagogical approach.
Keywords : Graduate Education; Teaching; Mathematics.