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Mathematical approaches
Linköping University, Department of Mathematics, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (Matematikdidaktik)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3681-3535
2014 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education / [ed] Steve Lerman, Springer, 2014, 1, p. 376-383Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Research in mathematics education is interdisciplinary. According to Higginson (1980), mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology are contributing disciplines to mathematics education (similar to what Michael Otte called Bezugsdisziplinen; Otte et al. 1974, p. 20). Linguistics and semiotics could be added. Framing of research, by means of theories or methods from these, amounts to different approaches, mathematics itself being one obvious choice. According to one view, mathematics education as a research field belongs to mathematics: at the second International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) in Exeter, Zofia Krygowska suggested that mathematics education should be classified as “a part of mathematics with a status similar to that of analysis or topology” (Howson 1973, p. 48). Another view sees mathematics education as an autonomous science (didactics of mathematics as Hans Georg Steiner in 1968 called the new discipline he wanted to establish; see Furinghetti et al. 2008, p. 132), strongly linked to mathematics, as expressed at ICME1 in Lyon 1969: “The theory of mathematical education is becoming a science in its own right, with its own problems both of mathematical and pedagogical content. The new science should be given a place in the mathematical departments of Universities or Research Institutes, with appropriate qualifications available” (quoted in Furinghetti et al. 2008, p. 132). However, in many countries, mathematics education research has an institutional placement mainly in educational departments.

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Springer, 2014, 1. p. 376-383
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Contributing discipline; Didactical analysis; 8 Didactic transposition; Mathematical analysis; 9 Mathematical approach; Mathematics education 10 community; Mathematical structure
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103910DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4978-8_95ISBN: 9789400749795 (print)ISBN: 9789400749788 (electronic)ISBN: 9789400749771 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103910DiVA, id: diva2:692872
Available from: 2014-02-02 Created: 2014-02-02 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved

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