Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Cyril Julie, Faaiz Gierdien
    Pages 71-82 Open Access
  3. Betina Zolkower, Ana María Bressan, Silvia Pérez, María Fernanda Gallego
    Pages 133-166 Open Access
  4. João Pedro da Ponte, Joana Brocardo
    Pages 209-228 Open Access
  5. Kyeong-Hwa Lee, YeongOk Chong, GwiSoo Na, JinHyeong Park
    Pages 279-296 Open Access
  6. Omar Hernández-Rodríguez, Jorge López-Fernández, Ana Helvia Quintero-Rivera, Aileen Velázquez-Estrella
    Pages 297-315 Open Access
  7. Zulkardi Zulkardi, Ratu Ilma Indra Putri, Aryadi Wijaya
    Pages 325-340 Open Access
  8. Paul Dickinson, Frank Eade, Steve Gough, Sue Hough, Yvette Solomon
    Pages 341-366 Open Access

About this book


This open access book, inspired by the ICME 13 Thematic Afternoon on “European Didactic Traditions”, takes readers on a journey with mathematics education researchers, developers and educators in eighteen countries, who reflect on their experiences with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), the domain-specific instruction theory for mathematics education developed in the Netherlands since the late 1960s. Authors from outside the Netherlands discuss what aspects of RME appeal to them, their criticisms of RME and their past and current RME-based projects. 
It is clear that a particular approach to mathematics education cannot simply be transplanted to another country. As such, in eighteen chapters the authors describe how they have adapted RME to their individual circumstances and view on mathematics education, and tell their personal stories about how RME has influenced their thinking on mathematics education.


ICME 13 Thematic Afternoon European Didactic Traditions Realistic Mathematics Education Mathematics education RME Gaussian elimination RME for didactical design Mathematics education researchers Mathematics education in the Netherlands Domain-specific instruction theory for mathematics education Reform implementation and adaptation Didactics of mathematics History of reforming mathematics education World-wide collaboration in mathematics education Open access

Editors and affiliations

  • Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
    • 1
  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUTRECHTThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-20222-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-20223-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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