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Mathematics Education in Russia

  • Alexander Karp
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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to the history of Russian mathematics education from Peter I to recent times. The discussion addresses issues pertaining to the organization and aims of education at different stages; what constituted the content of education during different periods; who implemented the teaching of this material; and how teachers were prepared. Russian mathematics education was fundamentally different (and continues to be so) from education in many other countries and came to serve as a model for many countries. This chapter attempts to describe the typical traits of the Russian system and understand how they took shape.

Keywords

Mathematics Education Educational Institution Elementary Geometry Classical Language Parish School 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

The author wishes to express his gratitude to Dr. Dmitri Gouz’evitch for a useful discussion of this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teachers CollegeColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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