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Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education

Editors: Karp, Alexander, Schubring, Gert (Eds.)

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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. 

About the authors

Alexander Karp is a professor of mathematics education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and also holds a degree from the same university in history and education. Currently, his scholarly interests span several areas, including the history of mathematics education, gifted education, mathematics teacher education, and the theory of mathematical problem solving. He is the managing editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education and the author of over one hundred publications, including over twenty books. Gert Schubring is a retired member of the Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, a research institute at Bielefeld University, and at present is visiting professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). His research interests focus on the history of mathematics and the sciences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and their systemic interrelation with social-cultural systems. One of his specializations is history of mathematics education. He has published several books, among which is Conflicts between Generalization, Rigor and Intuition: Number Concepts Underlying the Development of Analysis in 17th–19th Century France and Germany (New York, 2005). He is Chief-Editor of the International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education.

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“If you are interested in mathematics education, this book provides a wealth of information. From the teaching of mathematics in antiquity to modern pedagogical practices across international borders, the book presents a compendium of the history of mathematics teaching. … it is thoroughly referenced the reader is also led to many additional resources. … As a reference book, this text will be valuable.” (Mindy Capaldi, MAA Reviews, maa.org, January, 2016)

“The Handbook on the history of mathematics education … is a milestone in the historiography of mathematics education. … The wealth of information that could enable the initiation of new research projects, and the authority of the contributors, are both superb. The book therefore, comes highly recommended; I will certainly be revisiting it many times over. It is a powerful and comprehensive introduction to the field and a must for any serious scholar of this area of intellectual history.” (Snezana Lawrence, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 92, 2016)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • On Historiography of Teaching and Learning Mathematics

    Schubring, Gert

    Pages 3-8

  • The History of Mathematics Education: Developing a Research Methodology

    Karp, Alexander

    Pages 9-24

  • Mathematics Education in Antiquity

    Bernard, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 27-53

  • Mathematics Education in Oriental Antiquity and Middle Ages

    Keller, Agathe (et al.)

    Pages 55-83

  • Teaching the Mathematical Sciences in Islamic Societies Eighth–Seventeenth Centuries

    Brentjes, Sonja

    Pages 85-107

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Hardcover $349.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on the History of Mathematics Education
Editors
  • Alexander Karp
  • Gert Schubring
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9155-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9155-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9154-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5154-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 634
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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