Counting is an important ingredient of mathematics education

조합수학의 수학교육 내용요소로서의 적합성과 필요성

  • Received : 2016.09.20
  • Accepted : 2016.10.26
  • Published : 2016.10.31


Mathematics is a kind of language, and even a tool of cognition for human beings. Mathematics has been used to communicate and to develop the civilizations through the history. So mathematics is one of the most important subjects for human to teach and learn. Especially, developed countries believe that mathematics will play very important roles in the developments of future industries and so future society. In this article, we clarify that combinatorics which is mainly represented by counting is an important ingredient of future mathematics education. To do so, we investigate the characteristics of combinatorics from the educational and cognitive perspectives.


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