Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2012 Issue №11

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A look in the past and the problems of modern mathematical education



This article considers the features of mathematical education in Russia in the 18th-19th centuries. The focal point is the significance of children’s physical activity for the development of spatial perception and mathematical thinking. The author makes recommendations on the development of motivation in schoolchildren for studying mathematics and the use of interdisciplinary approach to developing mathematical thinking and arousing interest in acquiring mathematical knowledge.


1. Юшкевич А. П. История математики в России. М., 1968.