Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alexander Karp, Fulvia Furinghetti
    Pages 1-2 Open Access
  3. Alexander Karp, Fulvia Furinghetti
    Pages 3-27 Open Access
  4. Alexander Karp, Fulvia Furinghetti
    Pages 29-29 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 31-40

About this book


This work examines the main directions of research conducted on the history of mathematics education. It devotes substantial attention to research methodologies and the connections between this field and other scholarly fields. The results of a survey about academic literature on this subject are accompanied by a discussion of what has yet to be done and problems that remain unsolved.

 The main topics you will find in “ICME-13 Topical Survey” include:

•   Discussions of methodological issues in the history of mathematics education and of the relation between this field and other scholarly fields.

•   The history of the formation and transformation of curricula and textbooks as a reflection of trends in social-economic, cultural and scientific-technological development.

•   The influence of politics, ideology and economics on the development of mathematics education, from a historical perspective.

•   The history of the preeminent mathematics education organizations and the work of leading figures in mathematics education.

•   Mathematics education practices and tools and the preparation of mathematics teachers, from a historical perspective.


Mathematics Education History of Mathematics Education Curricula ICMI Mathematics for All Methodology National and International Organizations Practices of Mathematics Education Reforms Sources Teacher Training Textbooks

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Karp
    • 1
  • Fulvia Furinghetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.DIMA - Dipartimento di Matematica, Genova UniversityGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31615-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31616-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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