Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline

  • Rolf Biehler
  • Roland W. Scholz
  • Rudolf Strässer
  • Bernard Winkelmann

Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Pages 1-8
  3. Bernard Winkelmann
    Pages 9-53
  4. Rolf Biehler
    Pages 55-116
  5. Rudolf Sträßer
    Pages 117-169
  6. Bernard Winkelmann
    Pages 171-223
  7. Roland W. Scholz
    Pages 225-286
  8. Roland W. Scholz
    Pages 287-326
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 457-469

About this book


Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline describes the state of the art in a new branch of science. Starting from a general perspective on the didactics of mathematics, the 30 original contributions to the book, drawn from 10 different countries, go on to identify certain subdisciplines and suggest an overall structure or `topology' of the field.
The book is divided into eight sections: (1) Preparing Mathematics for Students; (2) Teacher Education and Research on Teaching; (3) Interaction in the Classroom; (4) Technology and Mathematics Education; (5) Psychology of Mathematical Thinking; (6) Differential Didactics; (7) History and Epistemology of Mathematics and Mathematics Education; (8) Cultural Framing of Teaching and Learning Mathematics.
Didactics of Mathematics as a Scientific Discipline is required reading for all researchers into the didactics of mathematics, and contains surveys and a variety of stimulating reflections which make it extremely useful for mathematics educators and teacher trainers interested in the theory of their practice. Future and practising teachers of mathematics will find much to interest them in relation to their daily work, especially as it relates to the teaching of different age groups and ability ranges. The book is also recommended to researchers in neighbouring disciplines, such as mathematics itself, general education, educational psychology and cognitive science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Biehler
    • 1
  • Roland W. Scholz
    • 1
  • Rudolf Strässer
    • 1
  • Bernard Winkelmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Didactics of MathematicsUniversity of BielefeldGermany

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