The Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level

An ICMI Study

  • Derek Holton
  • Michèle Artigue
  • Urs Kirchgräber
  • Joel Hillel
  • Mogens Niss
  • Alan Schoenfeld

Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan Thomas
      Pages 27-36
    2. Jean-Luc Dorier, Viviane Durand-Guerrier
      Pages 37-44
    3. Anders Tengstrand
      Pages 49-56
  3. Practice

  4. Research

  5. Mathematics and Other Disciplines

    1. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
      Pages 313-320
    2. Burkhard Kümmerer
      Pages 321-334
    3. Johnny T. Ottesen
      Pages 335-346
  6. Technolo

    1. Karen King, Joel Hillel, Michèle Aartique
      Pages 349-356
    2. Joan Garfield, Beth Chance, J. Laurie Snell
      Pages 357-370
  7. Assessment

    1. Jim Ridgway, Malcolm Swan, Hugh Burkhardt
      Pages 423-430
    2. Chris Haines, Ken Houston
      Pages 431-442
  8. Teacher Education

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 553-561

About this book


This book is the final report of the ICMI study on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics at University Level. As such it is one of a number of such studies that ICMI has commissioned. The other Study Volumes cover assessment in mathematics education, gender equity, research in mathematics education, the teaching of geometry, and history in mathematics education. All ofthese Study Volumes represent a statement of the state of the art in their respective areas. We hope that this is also the case for the current Study Volume. The current study on university level mathematics was commissioned for essentially four reasons. First, universities world-wide are accepting a much larger and more diverse group of students than has been the case. Consequently, universities have begun to adopt a role more like that of the school system and less like the elite institutions of the past. As a result the educational and pedagogical issues facing universities have changed. Second, although university student numbers have increased significantly, there has not been a corresponding increase in the number of mathematics majors. Hence mathematics departments have to be more aware of their students’ needs in order to retain the students they have and to attract future students. As part of this awareness, departments of mathematics have to take the teaching and learning of mathematics more seriously than perhaps they have in the past.


Elementary Analysis calculus computer algebra computer algebra system linear algebra linear optimization mathematics for engineers model modeling statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek Holton
    • 1
  • Michèle Artigue
  • Urs Kirchgräber
  • Joel Hillel
  • Mogens Niss
  • Alan Schoenfeld
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7191-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47231-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6872
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