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European Traditions in Didactics of Mathematics

Editors: Blum, W., Artigue, M., Mariotti, M.A., Sträßer, R., Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M. (Eds.)

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  • Presents details of traditions in didactics of mathematics in six European regions
  • Elaborates on special and common features in mathematics education
  • Provides a wealth of historical details about mathematics education, people, theories, studies, and achievements
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This open access book discusses several didactic traditions in mathematics education in countries across Europe, including France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, the Czech and Slovakian Republics, and the Scandinavian states. It shows that while they all share common features both in the practice of learning and teaching at school and in research and development, they each have special features due to specific historical and cultural developments. The book also presents interesting historical facts about these didactic traditions, the theories and examples developed in these countries.


“This is mostly useful as a reference text for experienced mathematics educators interested in further understanding the European traditions … . Each chapter ends with a carefully-curated reference list, which I think is a major selling point of this book. These lists are excellent, comprehensive, and extensive, with many English-language references. They might be particularly useful for Ph.D. students in mathematics education, or others interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the didactical traditions summarized in this book.” (Spencer Bagley, MAA Reviews, June 03, 2019)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • European Didactic Traditions in Mathematics: Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-10

    Blum, Werner (et al.)

  • The French Didactic Tradition in Mathematics

    Pages 11-56

    Artigue, Michèle (et al.)

  • Didactics of Mathematics in the Netherlands

    Pages 57-94

    Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja

  • The Italian Didactic Tradition

    Pages 95-121

    Mariotti, Maria Alessandra (et al.)

  • The German Speaking Didactic Tradition

    Pages 123-151

    Sträßer, Rudolf

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Book Title
European Traditions in Didactics of Mathematics
  • Werner Blum
  • Michèle Artigue
  • Maria Alessandra Mariotti
  • Rudolf Sträßer
  • Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
Series Title
ICME-13 Monographs
Springer International Publishing
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Number of Pages
V, 212
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18 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour