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Special Colloquium, Special Announcement

Understanding Mathematical Explanation


Location:  Rutgers University Inn
Date & time: Monday, 22 May 2023 at 8:00AM - 6:00PM

This is an NSF-funded conference on the notion of mathematical explanation. The conference will be held on May 22-23 2023 at the Rutgers University Inn and is aimed at bringing together academics who study the notion of mathematical explanation from philosophical and from educational/psychological perspectives. The idea is to bring together philosophers of mathematics, epistemologists, psychologists, and mathematics educators, to discuss how developments in their own fields could meaningfully contribute to the work on mathematical explanation where their fields intersect. In particular, we want to explore the ways in which mathematical explanation engenders understanding, by focusing on the relationship between different types of philosophical accounts of mathematical explanation, educational approaches to the characterization of effective explanations in the mathematics classroom, and work at the intersection of these two perspectives.

This is a free event (but you need to register to attend!)

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