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Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

  • At present there is no text that presents the history of mathematics education across the world

  • Systematically describes the historical development of teaching methods for specific subjects: i.e. algebra, geometry, calculus

  • The first book that presents the history of mathematics education as a unified process across the world, including the history of cross-influences and cooperation

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Mathematics Education in Different Epochs and in Different Regions: Modern Period

    1. Mathematics Education in Latin America

      • João Bosco Pitombeira de Carvalho
      Pages 335-359
    2. Mathematics Education in Modern Asia

      • Joseph W. Dauben, Lee Peng Yee, Dhruv Raina, Yibao Xu
      Pages 361-390
    3. Mathematics Education in Africa

      • Alexander Karp, Charles Opolot-Okurut, Gert Schubring
      Pages 391-403
  2. History of Teaching Mathematical Subjects in School

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 429-429
    2. History of Teaching Arithmetic

      • Kristín Bjarnadóttir
      Pages 431-457
    3. Notes for a History of the Teaching of Algebra

      • João Pedro da Ponte, Henrique Manuel Guimarães
      Pages 459-472
    4. History of Teaching Geometry

      • Evelyne Barbin, Marta Menghini
      Pages 473-492
    5. History of Teaching Calculus

      • Luciana Zuccheri, Verena Zudini
      Pages 493-513
    6. History of Teaching Vocational Mathematics

      • Rudolf Sträßer
      Pages 515-524
    7. Mathematics Teaching Practices

      • Amy Ackerberg-Hastings
      Pages 525-540
  3. Issues and Processes Across Borders

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 541-541
    2. History of Mathematics Teacher Education

      • Harm Jan Smid
      Pages 579-595
  4. 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.

Keywords

  • Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Teaching

Reviews

“If you are interested in mathematics education, this book provides a wealth of information. From the teaching of mathematics in antiquity to modern pedagogical practices across international borders, the book presents a compendium of the history of mathematics teaching. … it is thoroughly referenced the reader is also led to many additional resources. … As a reference book, this text will be valuable.” (Mindy Capaldi, MAA Reviews, maa.org, January, 2016)

“The Handbook on the history of mathematics education … is a milestone in the historiography of mathematics education. … The wealth of information that could enable the initiation of new research projects, and the authority of the contributors, are both superb. The book therefore, comes highly recommended; I will certainly be revisiting it many times over. It is a powerful and comprehensive introduction to the field and a must for any serious scholar of this area of intellectual history.” (Snezana Lawrence, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 92, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Alexander Karp

  • Universität Bielefeld Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, Bielefeld, Germany

    Gert Schubring

About the editors

Alexander Karp is a professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and also holds a degree from the same university in history and education. Currently, his scholarly interests span several areas, including the history of mathematics education, gifted education, mathematics teacher education, and the theory of mathematical problem solving. He is the managing editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education and the author of over one hundred publications, including over twenty books. Gert Schubring is a retired member of the Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, a research institute at Bielefeld University, and at present is visiting professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research interests focus on the history of mathematics and the sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their systemic interrelation with social-cultural systems. One of his specializations is history of mathematics education. He has published several books, among which is Conflicts between Generalization, Rigor and Intuition: Number Concepts Underlying the Development of Analysis in 17th–19th Century France and Germany (New York, 2005). He is Chief-Editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

  • Editors: Alexander Karp, Gert Schubring

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-9154-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-5154-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-9155-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 634

  • Number of Illustrations: 22 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Education

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-9155-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)