Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Education

  • Marjorie Carss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Plenary Sessions

    1. Ubiratan D’Ambrosio
      Pages 1-6
    2. Jeremy Kilpatrick
      Pages 7-29
    3. Renfrey B. Potts
      Pages 31-48
  3. Action Groups

  4. Theme Groups

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      Pages 133-145
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      Pages 159-176
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      Pages 187-196
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      Pages 197-211
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      Pages 212-226
  5. Topic Areas

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      Pages 243-253
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  6. Invited Addresses

    1. Jean-Pierre Kahane
      Pages 315-327
    2. Sir Wilfred Cockcroft, Katherine Layton, Tadasu Kawaguchi, Lynn Arnold
      Pages 328-345
    3. Philip Davis
      Pages 352-358
    4. Marjorie Carss
      Pages 373-379
    5. Geoffrey Howson
      Pages 380-381
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 382-401

About this book


International Congresses on Mathematical Education (ICMEs), under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, are held every four years. Previous Congresses have been held in France (Lyons), England (Exeter), the Federal Republic of Germany (Karlsruhe), and the United States of America (Berkeley). The Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Education (lCME 5) was held in Adelaide, Australia, from August 24-30, 1984. More than 1800 participants from over 70 countries participated in the Congress, while some additional 200 people attended social functions and excursions. The program for ICME 5 was planned and structured by an International Program Committee, and implemented by the National Program Committee in Australia. For the main body of the program, Chief Organisers, assisted by Australian Coordinators, were invited to plan and prepare the individual components of the program which addressed a wide range of topics and interest areas. Each of these teams involved many individuals from around the world in the detailed planning and preparation of the working sessions for their area of program responsibility. For the actual working sessions at the Congress, the smallest group had some 60 members, while the largest had well over 300. In addition to the working sessions, there were three major plenary addresses, several specially invited presentations, and over 420 individual papers in the form of short communications, either as posters or brief talks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marjorie Carss
    • 1
  1. 1.Education DepartmentUniversity of QueenslandSt Lucia, BrisbaneAustralia

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