Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Monica Wijers, Dédé de Haan
    Pages 15-29 Open Access
  3. Pauline Vos
    Pages 31-53 Open Access
  4. Rijkje Dekker
    Pages 55-61 Open Access
  5. Adri Treffers, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
    Pages 77-103 Open Access
  6. Wil Oonk, Ronald Keijzer, Marc van Zanten
    Pages 121-146 Open Access
  7. Joke Daemen, Ton Konings, Theo van den Bogaart
    Pages 147-175 Open Access
  8. Koeno Gravemeijer
    Pages 217-233 Open Access
  9. Iris van Gulik-Gulikers, Jenneke Krüger, Jan van Maanen
    Pages 235-261 Open Access
  10. Michiel Doorman, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Aad Goddijn
    Pages 281-302 Open Access
  11. Floor Scheltens, Judith Hollenberg-Vos, Ger Limpens, Ruud Stolwijk
    Pages 303-330 Open Access

About this book


This open access book, inspired by the ICME 13 Thematic Afternoon on “European Didactic Traditions”, consists of 17 chapters, in which educators from the Netherlands reflect on the teaching and learning of mathematics in their country and the role of the Dutch domain-specific instruction theory of Realistic Mathematics Education.

Written by mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators, school advisors, and developers and researchers in the field of instructional material, textbooks, and examinations, the book offers a multitude of perspectives on important issues in Dutch mathematics education, both at primary and secondary school levels. Topics addressed include the theoretical underpinnings of the Dutch approach, the subject of mathematics in the Dutch educational system, teacher education and testing, the history of mathematics education and the use of history in teaching of mathematics, changes over time in subject matter domains and in the use of technology, and the process of innovation and how the Dutch and in particular one Dutch institute have worked on the reform. 


Open Access Realistic Mathematics Education Didactics of mathematics Tasks for teaching and assessing mathematics Reform in mathematics education Educational system in the Netherlands Teacher education in the Netherlands Assessment in the Netherlands ICME 13 Thematic Afternoon RME Mathematics in the Dutch educational system

Editors and affiliations

  • Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
    • 1
  1. 1.Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal InstituteUtrecht 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 978-3-030-33823-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33824-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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