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Mathematics Education in Russia

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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.

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  • Mathematics Education
  • Educational Institution
  • Elementary Geometry
  • Classical Language
  • Parish School

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

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Karp, A. (2014). Mathematics Education in Russia. In: Karp, A., Schubring, G. (eds) Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2_15

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