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The British National Subcommission of ICMI and the Mathematics Education Reform

  • Leo RogersEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter will focus on the British National Subcommission of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction. Reforms in the teaching of mathematics had been discussed in Britain since the second half of the nineteenth century, and the work of the International Commission stimulated these discussions. The beginning of the chapter addresses the period prior to 1908 and certain important organisational steps and figures of that time. This is the background against which the Subcommission began its work. The chapter then analyses some of the Subcommission’s publications and publications concerning the International Commission and also tells about certain important figures of the Subcommission and, more broadly, of the reform movement.

Keywords

Subcommission Reports Board of Education Examinations Curriculum Practical mathematics Public schools Euclid 

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  1. 1.Independent ResearcherOxfordUK

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