Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

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This is the first comprehensive International Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education, covering a wide spectrum of epochs and civilizations, countries and cultures. Until now, much of the research into the rich and varied history of mathematics education has remained inaccessible to the vast majority of scholars, not least because it has been written in the language, and for readers, of an individual country. And yet a historical overview, however brief, has become an indispensable element of nearly every dissertation and scholarly article. This handbook provides, for the first time, a comprehensive and systematic aid for researchers around the world in finding the information they need about historical developments in mathematics education, not only in their own countries, but globally as well. Although written primarily for mathematics educators, this handbook will also be of interest to researchers of the history of education in general, as well as specialists in cultural and even social history.Each country could reform its mathematics teaching according to its own needs, but it was recommended to establish as much cooperation as possible. ... Roman numerals; and place value notation to the base five were all introduced before the close of the third grade. ... Subtraction was presented as a search for a missing addend and division as a search for a missing factor (Bundgaard 1969a€“ 1972).

Title:Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education
Author: Alexander Karp, Gert Schubring
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2014-01-25

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