Revista latinoamericana de investigación en matemática educativa
versão impressa ISSN 1665-2436
This work presents the experience of teaching the philosophy of mathematics to high school students (Mexican nivel medio superior). The problems they face are discussed and the content of the program followed is analyzed. The conclusion is drawn that the teaching of the philosophy of mathematics in high school is a way to simultaneously stimulate philosophical and scientific thought in students. In particular, the discussion on why mathematics is applicable to the world awakened enormous interest and it should be emphasized in similar courses. Due to the high level of student motivation observed during these courses it can be concluded that these topics should be included in traditional philosophy and/or mathematics programs.
Palavras-chave : Foundations of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; pedagogy of mathematics.