TY - JOUR
TI - Tropes et figures du discours mathématique
AU - Cauty, André
T2 - Recherches En Didactique Des Mathématiques
AB - This paper contributes to the study of the signs used in writing down mathematical concepts. At a descriptive level, this paper argues that a mathematician uses almost all classical figures of rhetoric from the metaphor to the metonymy as well as the parasynonymy. He uses words and symbols with a variety of meanings as well as a variety of forms.
Under some theoretical constraints (the definition of signs and symbols, the heterogeneity of the elements of the mathematical language, etc.) the autor observes and analyses some consequences from the use in mathematics of such figures of speech.
The author states that it is urgent to develop a possible theoretical attitude concerning didactic of mathematics. Such an attitude would in fact rationally build an anthentically experimental didactic. It then would be possible to organize results from descriptive didactic as well as the knowhow of pedagogues.
DA - 1984///
PY - 1984
VL - 5
IS - 1
SP - 81
EP - 128
J2 - RDM
LA - FR
SN - 0246–9367
UR - https://revue-rdm.com/1984/tropes-et-figures-du-discours/
ER -