Educational Paths to Mathematics

A C.I.E.A.E.M. Sourcebook

  • Uwe Gellert
  • Joaquim Giménez Rodríguez
  • Corinne Hahn
  • Sonia Kafoussi

Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Cultural Tensions in the Field of Mathematics Education

  3. Working with Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Vera Helena Giusti de Souza, Rosana Nogueira de Lima, Tânia Maria Mendonça Campos, Leonardo Gerardini
      Pages 117-130
    3. Javier Díez-Palomar
      Pages 131-140
  4. Working with Pre-schoolers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Michaela Kaslová, Sixto Romero
      Pages 191-198
  5. Taking Spaces and Modalities into Account

  6. Criticising Public Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Dimitris Chassapis, Eleni Giannakopoulou
      Pages 247-262
  7. Organising Dialogue and Enquiry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Ana Serradó, Yuly Vanegas, Joaquim Giménez Rodríguez
      Pages 289-303
    3. Luís Menezes, Hélia Oliveira, Ana Paula Canavarro
      Pages 305-321
    4. Lambrecht Spijkerboer, Leonor Santos
      Pages 341-348
  8. Providing Information Technology

  9. Transcending Boundaries

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 431-486

About this book


This book offers fresh insight and understanding of the many ways in which children, youth and adults may find their paths to mathematics. The chapters of the volume offer and analyse promising new ways into mathematics. The focus is on spaces and modalities of learning, dialogue and inquiry, embodiment and aesthetic experience, information and communication technology and on the use of mathematics in public communication. The chapters present new mathematical activities and conceptions enriching the repertoire of mathematics education practices. Critical commentaries discuss the innovative potential of the new approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics. As a consequence, the commentaries point to requirements and open issues in the field of research in mathematics education.

The volume is remarkably international. Teachers and researchers from 14 countries authored 21 chapters and 7 commentaries. The reader is invited to reflect on the particular effect of presenting avenues to mathematics contrived in diverse national settings in which the praxis of mathematics education might look different compared to what happens in the reader’s place.

The book starts a series of sourcebooks edited by CIEAEM, the Commission Internationale pour l’Etude et l’Amélioration de l’Enseignement des Mathématiques / International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education.


Dialogue and enquiry in mathematics education Family mathematics ICT in mathematics education Mathematics teacher education Pre-school learning of mathematics Semiotic modalities of teaching and learning The learning of adults

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Gellert
    • 1
  • Joaquim Giménez Rodríguez
    • 2
  • Corinne Hahn
    • 3
  • Sonia Kafoussi
    • 4
  1. 1.Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und PsychologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Facultat de Formació del Professorat Departament de Didàctica de les Ciències Experimentals i la MatemàticaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Management de l’Information et des OpérationsESCP EuropeParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of Sciences of Pre-School Education and of Educational DesignUniversity of the AegeanRhodesGreece

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