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European Traditions in Didactics of Mathematics

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  • Presents details of traditions in didactics of mathematics in six European regions
  • Elaborates on special and common features in mathematics education
  • Provides a wealth of historical details about mathematics education, people, theories, studies, and achievements

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Monographs (ICME13Mo)

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This open access book discusses several didactic traditions in mathematics education in countries across Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the Czech and Slovakian Republics, and the Scandinavian states. It shows that while they all share common features both in the practice of learning and teaching at school and in research and development, they each have special features due to specific historical and cultural developments. The book also presents interesting historical facts about these didactic traditions, the theories and examples developed in these countries.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)


“This is mostly useful as a reference text for experienced mathematics educators interested in further understanding the European traditions … . Each chapter ends with a carefully-curated reference list, which I think is a major selling point of this book. These lists are excellent, comprehensive, and extensive, with many English-language references. They might be particularly useful for Ph.D. students in mathematics education, or others interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the didactical traditions summarized in this book.” (Spencer Bagley, MAA Reviews, June 03, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Kassel, Kassel, Hesse, Germany

    Werner Blum

  • University Paris Diderot - Paris 7, Paris, France

    Michèle Artigue

  • Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

    Maria Alessandra Mariotti

  • Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, University of Giessen, Giessen, Hesse, Germany

    Rudolf Sträßer

  • Freudenthal Institute/Freudenthal Goup, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: European Traditions in Didactics of Mathematics

  • Editors: Werner Blum, Michèle Artigue, Maria Alessandra Mariotti, Rudolf Sträßer, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Monographs

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-05513-4Published: 01 March 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-05514-1Published: 18 February 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: V, 212

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, History of Mathematical Sciences, International and Comparative Education

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