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The American National Subcommission of ICMI

  • Alexander KarpEmail author
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Part of the International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching book series (ISHMT)

Abstract

This chapter attempts to describe the work of the American National Subcommission, from its formation until the dissolution of ICMI. David Eugene Smith, who proposed the formation of ICMI, was the chairman and leading figure of its American Subcommission; his archives contain numerous documents that make possible a relatively complete reconstruction of what took place during those years, shedding light on the selection of the commission’s collaborators, the financial aspects of its work, and the preparation of its publications. Analysis of the subcommission’s work enables a better understanding of the state of mathematics education in the country at this important stage in its development.

Keywords

American National Subcommission Reform Reports Committees Subcommittees Bulletin of the Bureau of Education Commissioner of Education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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