Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Overviews of Language and Communication Research in Mathematics Education

  3. Learner Focused Research

  4. Teacher Focused Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Kaouthar Boukafri, Marta Civil, Núria Planas
      Pages 157-169
    3. Lorena Trejo-Guerrero, Marta Elena Valdemoros-Álvarez
      Pages 187-201
  5. Language Diversity Research

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


This book considers some of the outstanding questions regarding language and communication in the teaching and learning of mathematics – an established theme in mathematics education research, which is growing in prominence. Recent research has demonstrated the wide range of theoretical and methodological resources that can contribute to this area of study, including those drawing on cross-disciplinary perspectives influenced by, among others, sociology, psychology, linguistics, and semiotics. 

Examining language in its broadest sense to include all modes of communication, including visual and gestural as well as spoken and written modes, it features work presented and discussed in the Language and Communication topic study group (TSG 31) at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). A joint session with participants of the Mathematics Education in a Multilingual and Multicultural Environment topic study group (TSG 32) enhanced discussions, which are incorporated in elaborations included in this book.  

Discussing cross-cutting topics it appeals to readers from a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics education and research methods in education, multilingualism, applied linguistics and beyond.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Judit N.  Moschkovich
    • 1
  • David Wagner
    • 2
  • Arindam Bose
    • 3
  • Jackeline Rodrigues Mendes
    • 4
  • Marcus Schütte
    • 5
  1. 1.Education DepartmentUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  3. 3.Centre for Education Innovation and ActionTata Institute of Social SciencesBombayIndia
  4. 4.Faculty of EducationState University of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  5. 5.Institut für ErziehungswissenschaftTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75054-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75055-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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