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History of Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Achievements, Problems, Prospects

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  • Provides a modern
  • overview of the history of mathematics education as a research field
  • in and influences on the development of mathematics education
  • Gives direction for further research
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Topical Surveys (ICME13TS)

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Table of contents (3 chapters)


About this book

This work examines the main directions of research conducted on the history of mathematics education. It devotes substantial attention to research methodologies and the connections between this field and other scholarly fields. The results of a survey about academic literature on this subject are accompanied by a discussion of what has yet to be done and problems that remain unsolved.

 The main topics you will find in “ICME-13 Topical Survey” include:

 •   Discussions of methodological issues in the history of mathematics education and of the relation between this field and other scholarly fields.

•   The history of the formation and transformation of curricula and textbooks as a reflection of trends in social-economic, cultural and scientific-technological development.

•   The influence of politics, ideology and economics on the development of mathematics education, from a historical perspective.

•   The history of the preeminent mathematics education organizations and the work of leading figures in mathematics education.

•   Mathematics education practices and tools and the preparation of mathematics teachers, from a historical perspective.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Alexander Karp

  • DIMA - Dipartimento di Matematica, Genova University, Genova, Italy

    Fulvia Furinghetti

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: History of Mathematics Teaching and Learning

  • Book Subtitle: Achievements, Problems, Prospects

  • Authors: Alexander Karp, Fulvia Furinghetti

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Topical Surveys

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31615-4Published: 03 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31616-1Published: 26 July 2016

  • Series ISSN: 2366-5947

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-5955

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 40

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Learning & Instruction

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