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Eleni Charalampous
University of Cambridge, Reino Unido
Tim Rowland
University of Cambridge, Reino Unido
Vol. 7 Núm. 4: (Junio, 2013), Artículos, Páginas 145-154
Recibido: jun 25, 2017 Aceptado: jun 25, 2017 Publicado: jun 1, 2013


In this paper, we report some findings from an investigation of a topic related to affect and mathematics which is not well-represented in the literature. For some mathematicians, mathematics itself is a source of security in an uncertain world, and we investigated this feeling and experience in the case of 19 adult mathematicians working in universities and schools in Greece. The focus reported here is on ways that a relationship with mathematics offers a sense of permanence and stability on the one hand, and an assurance of novelty and progress on the other.

La experiencia de la seguridad en matemáticas

En este trabajo presentamos algunos resultados de una investigación sobre un tema relacionado con el afecto y las matemáticas que no está bien repre-sentado en la literatura. Para algunos matemáticos, las matemáticas en sí mismas son una fuente de seguridad en un mundo incierto; nosotros investi-gamos este sentimiento y experiencia en el caso de 19 matemáticos adultos que trabajan en universidades y escuelas de Grecia. El foco de este artículo es en las maneras en que una relación con las matemáticas ofrece un sentido de permanencia y estabilidad por una parte, y garantía de novedad y progreso, por otra.




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