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Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education



  • Provides a comprehensive overview on state-of-the-art of discussions in mathematics education

  • Presents current research, trends and international perspectives on mathematics education

  • Is an essential reference for researchers, teachers and curriculum developer in mathematics education

  • Bundles proceedings of the largest math education conference in the world

  • Includes supplementary material:

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

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Table of contents (143 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Plenary Activities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Uncovering the Special Mathematical Work of Teaching

      • Deborah Loewenberg Ball
      Pages 11-34Open Access
    3. Mathematics Classroom Studies: Multiple Lenses and Perspectives

      • Berinderjeet Kaur
      Pages 45-61Open Access
    4. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics: Lessons and Future Directions for Improving Students’ Learning

      • Jinfa Cai, Ida A. C. Mok, Vijay Reddy, Kaye Stacey
      Pages 79-99Open Access
    5. Transitions in Mathematics Education: The Panel Debate

      • Ghislaine Gueudet, Marianna Bosch, Andrea A. diSessa, Oh Nam Kwon, Lieven Verschaffel
      Pages 101-117Open Access
  3. Awardees’ lectures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. ICMI Awards Ceremony

      • Carolyn Kieran, Jeremy Kilpatrick
      Pages 121-124Open Access
    3. Design and Development for Large-Scale Improvement

      • Hugh Burkhardt, Malcolm Swan
      Pages 177-200Open Access
  4. Reports of the Survey Teams

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. Digital Technology in Mathematics Education: Research over the Last Decade

      • Marcelo C. Borba, Petek Askar, Johann Engelbrecht, George Gadanidis, Salvador Llinares, Mario Sánchez Aguilar
      Pages 221-233Open Access
    3. Conceptualisation of the Role of Competencies, Knowing and Knowledge in Mathematics Education Research

      • Mogens Niss, Regina Bruder, Núria Planas, Ross Turner, Jhony Alexander Villa-Ochoa
      Pages 235-248Open Access
    4. Assistance of Students with Mathematical Learning Difficulties—How Can Research Support Practice?—A Summary

      • Petra Scherer, Kim Beswick, Lucie DeBlois, Lulu Healy, Elisabeth Moser Opitz
      Pages 249-259Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 
The book presents the Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical  Education (ICME-13) and is based on the presentations given at the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13). ICME-13 took place from 24th- 31st July 2016 at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg (Germany). The congress was hosted by the Society of Didactics of Mathematics (Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik - GDM) and took place under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). ICME-13 brought together about 3.500 mathematics educators from 105 countries, additionally 250 teachers from German speaking countries met for specific activities. Directly before the congress activities were offered for 450 Early Career Researchers.   
The proceedings give a comprehensive overview on the current state-of-the-art of the discussions on mathematics education and display the breadth and deepness of current research on mathematical teaching-and-learning processes.
The book introduces the major activities of ICME-13, namely articles from the four plenary lecturers and two plenary panels, articles from the five ICMI awardees, reports from six national presentations, three reports from the thematic afternoon devoted to specific features of ICME-13. Furthermore, the proceedings contain descriptions of the 54 Topic Study Groups, which formed the heart of the congress and reports from 29 Discussion Groups and 31 Workshops. The additional important activities of ICME-13, namely papers from the invited lecturers, will be presented in the second volume of the proceedings.


  • teaching mathematics
  • learning mathematics
  • ICME-13
  • mathematics education research
  • Topical Study Groups
  • Open Access
  • learning and instruction

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Gabriele Kaiser

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education

  • Book Subtitle: ICME-13

  • Editors: Gabriele Kaiser

  • 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) 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-62596-6Published: 02 November 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-73756-0Published: 22 December 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-62597-3Published: 31 October 2017

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 766

  • Number of Illustrations: 55 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Instructional Psychology, Teaching and Teacher Education

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)