Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

  • Alexander Karp
  • Gert Schubring

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. History and Methodology of the Field

  3. Mathematics Education in Different Epochs and in Different Regions: Antiquity and the Middle Ages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Alain Bernard, Christine Proust, Micah Ross
      Pages 27-53
    3. Agathe Keller, Alexei Volkov
      Pages 55-83
  4. Mathematics Education in Different Epochs and in Different Regions: Premodern Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-127
    2. Alexander Karp, Gert Schubring
      Pages 129-151
    3. Andrea Bréard, Annick Horiuchi
      Pages 153-174
    4. Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Joseph W. Dauben, Karen Hunger Parshall
      Pages 175-196
  5. Mathematics Education in Different Epochs and in Different Regions: Modern Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-199
    2. Hélène Gispert
      Pages 229-240
    3. Geoffrey Howson, Leo Rogers
      Pages 257-282
    4. Elena Ausejo, José Manuel Matos
      Pages 283-302
    5. Alexander Karp
      Pages 303-322
    6. João Bosco Pitombeira de Carvalho
      Pages 335-359
    7. Joseph W. Dauben, Lee Peng Yee, Dhruv Raina, Yibao Xu
      Pages 361-390
    8. Alexander Karp, Charles Opolot-Okurut, Gert Schubring
      Pages 391-403
  6. History of Teaching Mathematical Subjects in School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Kristín Bjarnadóttir
      Pages 431-457
    3. João Pedro da Ponte, Henrique Manuel Guimarães
      Pages 459-472
    4. Evelyne Barbin, Marta Menghini
      Pages 473-492
    5. Luciana Zuccheri, Verena Zudini
      Pages 493-513
    6. Rudolf Sträßer
      Pages 515-524
    7. Amy Ackerberg-Hastings
      Pages 525-540
  7. Issues and Processes Across Borders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Harm Jan Smid
      Pages 579-595
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 597-634

About this book


This is the first comprehensive International Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education, covering a wide spectrum of epochs and civilizations, countries and cultures. Until now, much of the research into the rich and varied history of mathematics education has remained inaccessible to the vast majority of scholars,  not least because it has been written in the language, and for readers, of an individual country. And yet a historical overview, however brief, has become an indispensable element of nearly every dissertation and scholarly article. This handbook provides, for the first time, a comprehensive and systematic aid for researchers around the world in finding the information they need about historical developments in mathematics education, not only in their own countries, but globally as well.

Although written primarily for mathematics educators, this handbook will also be of interest to researchers of the history of education in general, as well as specialists in cultural and even social history.


Education History Mathematics Teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Karp
    • 1
  • Gert Schubring
    • 2
  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Universität Bielefeld Institut für Didaktik der MathematikBielefeldGermany

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