Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 From Piaget's Theory to APOS Theory: Reflective Abstraction in Learning Mathematics and the Historical Development of APOS Theory.- Chapter 3 Mental Structures and Mechanisms: APOS Theory and the Construction of Mathematical Knowledge.- Chapter 4 Genetic Decomposition.- Chapter 5 The Teaching of Mathematics Using APOS Theory.- Chapter 6 The APOS Paradigm for Research and Curriculum Development.- Chapter 7 Schemas, Their Development and Interaction.- Chapter 8 Totality as a Possible New Stage and Levels in APOS Theory.- Chapter 9 Use of APOS Theory to Teach Mathematics at Elementary School.- Chapter 10 Frequently Asked Questions.- Chapter 11 Conclusions.- Chapter 12 Annotated Bibliography.- References.- Index.
In spite of the fact that APOS Theory has been used extensively in numerous scholarly publications, in the design of textbooks, and in teaching practice, there is no single references that contains all the relevant information about its components, and provides guidance about its application. The goal of this book is to present the main elements of APOS theory. It should be useful for researchers who work with, or would like to learn more about, this theoretical approach, people who are interested in the way which mathematical conceptions are constructed according to this theory, Mathematics Education researchers, graduate students in Mathematics Education, and Mathematics instructors.
The first book on APOS Theory in Mathematics Education, written by the people who developed APOS Theory
Provides examples of curriculum development utilizing APOS Theory
Links research and teaching APOS Theory in a coherent manner
Describes relation of APOS Theory to Functions, Mathematical Induction, Discrete Mathematics, Linear and Abstract Algebra¿ and more