Tag Archives: Mathematics

Problem Solving in Mathematics Education


To this end, we have assembled four summaries looking at four distinct, yet inter-related, dimensions of mathematical problem solving. The first summary, by Regina Bruder, is a nuanced look at heuristics for problem solving. This notion of heuristics is carried into Peter Liljedahl’s summary, which looks specifically at a progression […]

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Social and Political Dimensions of Mathematics Education


Equitable access and participation in mathematics education, is achievable to a high a degree in some countries, such as Cuba and Finland. Ideology and theoretical perspectives shape to a great extent, the policies on equitable access and participation in mathematics education. It is evident that mathematics is increasing perceived as […]

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Interdisciplinary Mathematics Education


We have begun the work of this study group in three ways. First we have posed the need for conceptual clarity, and situated the different conceptions of interdisciplinarity in a social, cultural, and historical account of how disciplines in general have arisen, and how they have functioned to nurture the […]

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History of Mathematics Teaching and Learning


Let us note once more that it was not our intention to name all the significant studies of the recent past, especially since studies in a language other than English are mentioned here only indirectly, in the sense that works cited here often refer to them but they are not […]

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Theories in and Mathematics Education


A vivid discussion about the theory concepts and the role of theory in mathematics education began at the end of the 1970s. This was embedded into a broader discourse about the nature of the “Didaktik der Mathematik” (“Didactics of Mathematics”/mathematics education) and its core subject: the mathematics to be learned and […]

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