Teaching Teachers, Teaching Students

Reflections on Mathematical Education

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
  • Donald J. Albers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Profiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 3-5
    3. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 6-9
    4. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 9-12
    5. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 12-15
    6. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 16-18
  3. Articles

  4. Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 71-76
    3. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 77-85
    4. Lynn Arthur Steen, Donald J. Albers
      Pages 86-92
    5. Leon Henkin
      Pages 93-95
  5. Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Donald J. Albers
      Pages 99-106
    3. Anthony Barcellos
      Pages 107-111

About this book

Introduction

Mathematics education is one of the most important but least understood subjects of our age. As science and technology move the world from the age of machines to the age of computers, basic education in the language of science, technology and computers takes on increased importance. In both developed and developing nations, more people than ever before are seeking edu­ cation in mathematics. Yet there are numerous signs that world-wide mathematics education is of very uneven quality, not attuned to the needs of contemporary society: declining scores on standardized examS7 diminishing number of certified mathematics teach­ erS7 public outcry at failures of the "new math"7 professional concern with problem solving and applications of mathematics7 uncertainty about the relation of computers and calculators to mathematics instruction. It was in this context of rising expectations and mounting problems that over 2000 mathematicians and mathematics teachers from ar. ound the world gathered in August, 1980, at the University of California in Berke­ ley, California, for the Fourth International Congress of Mathematical Education CIeME IV).

Keywords

Hans Freudenthal geometry science

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynn Arthur Steen
    • 1
  • Donald J. Albers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSt. Olaf CollegeNorthfieldUSA
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentMenlo CollegeMenlo ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0427-0
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1981
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-8176-3043-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0427-0
  • About this book