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Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education

Scanning and Scoping the Territory

  • Features research from different ethnicities and nationalities

  • Offers an alternative perspective of complementing cognition and affect

  • Presents a comprehensive collection of values and valuing in mathematics education

  • Is an open access book

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

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Scanning and Scoping of Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education

    • Philip Clarkson, Wee Tiong Seah, JeongSuk Pang
    Pages 1-10Open Access
  3. A Conversation with Alan Bishop

    • Philip Clarkson
    Pages 11-23Open Access
  4. Values of the Japanese Mathematics Teacher Community

    • Douglas Lyman Corey, Hiroyuki Ninomiya
    Pages 53-67Open Access
  5. Democratic Actions in School Mathematics and the Dilemma of Conflicting Values

    • Annica Andersson, Lisa Österling
    Pages 69-88Open Access
  6. Valuing in Mathematics Learning Amongst Ghanaian Students: What Does It Look Like Across Grade Levels?

    • Ernest Kofi Davis, Monica E. Carr, Ernest Ampadu
    Pages 89-102Open Access
  7. What Do Pāsifika Students in New Zealand Value Most for Their Mathematics Learning?

    • Julia Hill, Jodie Hunter, Roberta Hunter
    Pages 103-114Open Access
  8. The Role of Value Alignment in Levels of Engagement of Mathematics Learning

    • Penelope Kalogeropoulos, Philip Clarkson
    Pages 115-127Open Access
  9. Exploring Teachers’ Values and Valuing Process in School-Based Lesson Study: A Brunei Darussalam Case Study

    • Nor Azura Abdullah, Frederick Koon Shing Leung
    Pages 129-141Open Access
  10. Methodological Issues in the Investigation of Values in Mathematics

    • Yip-Cheung Chan, Ngai-Ying Wong
    Pages 197-208Open Access
  11. The Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Values Underlying Teacher Noticing: The Context of Polygons

    • Fatma Nur Aktaş, Esra Selcen Yakıcı-Topbaş, Yüksel Dede
    Pages 209-222Open Access

About this book

This engaging open access book discusses how a values and valuing perspective can facilitate a more effective mathematics pedagogical experience, and allows readers to explore multiple applications of the values perspective across different education systems. It also clearly shows that teaching mathematics involves not only reasoning and feelings, but also students’ interactions with their cultural setting and each other.

The book brings together the work of world leaders and new thinkers in mathematics educational research to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics. Addressing themes such as discovering hidden cultural values, a multicultural society and methodological issues in the investigation of values in mathematics, it stimulates readers to consider these topics in cross-cultural ways, and offers suggestions for research and classroom practice.

It is a valuable resource for scholars of mathematics education, from early childhood through to higher education and an inspiring read for all mathematics teachers.


  • values in mathematics education
  • valuing in mathematics education
  • pasifika students
  • mathematics education for students with autism
  • special education teachers
  • korean mathematics education
  • values perspectives
  • Japanese lesson study
  • hidden cultural values
  • Japanese mathematics education
  • learning mathematics
  • Open Access
  • learning and instruction


“This book is an informative read for anyone who wants to learn more about the valuable work of Alan Bishop and how it has influenced other mathematics educators around the world.” (Ann Wheeler, MAA Reviews, August 04, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia

    Philip Clarkson

  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

    Wee Tiong Seah

  • Department of Elementary Education, Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Korea (Republic of)

    JeongSuk Pang

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Values and Valuing in Mathematics Education

  • Book Subtitle: Scanning and Scoping the Territory

  • Editors: Philip Clarkson, Wee Tiong Seah, JeongSuk Pang

  • 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

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-16891-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-16892-6

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 222

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Study and Learning Skills, Instructional Psychology

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)