Signs of Signification

Semiotics in Mathematics Education Research

  • Norma Presmeg
  • Luis Radford
  • Wolff-Michael Roth
  • Gert Kadunz

Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Norma Presmeg, Luis Radford, Wolff-Michael Roth, Gert Kadunz
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sociocultural Perspectives on Semiosis

  4. Language and Text Orientations

  5. Peircean Semiotics, Including Semiotic Chaining and Representations

  6. Semiotic Resources Including Gesturing and Tools

About this book


This book discusses a significant area of mathematics education research in the last two decades and presents the types of semiotic theories that are employed in mathematics education. Following on the summary of significant issues presented in the Topical Survey, Semiotics in Mathematics Education, this book not only introduces readers to semiotics as the science of signs, but it also elaborates on issues that were highlighted in the Topical Survey. In addition to an introduction and a closing chapter, it presents 17 chapters based on presentations from Topic Study Group 54 at the ICME-13 (13th International Congress on Mathematical Education). The chapters are divided into four major sections, each of which has a distinct focus. After a brief introduction, each section starts with a chapter or chapters of a theoretical nature, followed by others that highlight the significance and usefulness of the relevant theory in empirical research.


semiotics semiosis mathematical sign systems mathematical generalization epistemology semiotic chaining representations teaching mathematics learning mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Norma Presmeg
    • 1
  • Luis Radford
    • 2
  • Wolff-Michael Roth
    • 3
  • Gert Kadunz
    • 4
  1. 1.Illinois State University MARYVILLEUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversité Laurentienne Faculty of EducationSudburyCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Victoria Faculty of EducationVictoriaCanada
  4. 4.Fakultät für technische Wissenschaften, Institut für MathematikAlpen-Adria-Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70286-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70287-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8322
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8330
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