Mathematics & Mathematics Education: Searching for Common Ground

  • Michael N. Fried
  • Tommy Dreyfus

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Dialogue on a Dialogue

  4. Mutual Expectations Between Mathematics and Mathematics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
  5. History of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Luis Radford
      Pages 89-109
  6. Problem-Solving: A Problem for Both Mathematics and Mathematics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Boris Koichu
      Pages 113-135
  7. Mathematical Literacy: What Is It and How Is It Determined?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. E. Paul Goldenberg
      Pages 139-156
    3. Anna Sfard
      Pages 157-174
  8. Visualization in Mathematics and Mathematics Education

  9. Justification and Proof

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Keith Weber
      Pages 237-257
  10. Policy: What Should We Do, and Who Decides?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Nitsa Movshovitz-Hadar
      Pages 277-295
  11. Collaboration Between Mathematics and Mathematics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Hyman Bass, Deborah Loewenberg Ball
      Pages 299-312
  12. Postscript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Jeremy Kilpatrick
      Pages 337-343
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 345-402

About this book


This book is the fruit of a symposium  in honor of Ted Eisenberg concerning the growing divide between the mathematics community and the mathematics education community, a divide that is clearly unhealthy for both. The work confronts this disturbing gap by considering the nature of the relationship between mathematics education and mathematics, and by examining areas of commonality as well as disagreement.  It seeks to provide insight into the mutual benefit both stand to gain by building bridges based on the natural bonds between them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael N. Fried
    • 1
  • Tommy Dreyfus
    • 2
  1. 1.Ben Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityRamat AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7472-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7473-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-4918
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-4926
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