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TitleProceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Mathematical Education [electronic resource] / edited by Marilyn J. Zweng, Thomas Green, Jeremy Kilpatrick, Henry O. Pollak, Marilyn Suydam
ImprintBoston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1983
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8223-2
Descript XV, 725 p. 40 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Henry O. Pollak Chairman of the International Program Committee Bell Laboratories Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA The Fourth International Congress on Mathematics Education was held in Berkeley, California, USA, August 10-16, 1980. Previous Congresses were held in Lyons in 1969, Exeter in 1972, and Karlsruhe in 1976. Attendance at Berkeley was about 1800 full and 500 associate members from about 90 countries; at least half of these come from outside of North America. About 450 persons participated in the program either as speakers or as presiders; approximately 40 percent of these came from the U.S. or Canada. There were four plenary addresses; they were delivered by Hans Freudenthal on major problems of mathematics education, Hermina Sinclair on the relationship between the learning of language and of mathematics, Seymour Papert on the computer as carrier of mathematical culture, and Hua Loo-Keng on popularising and applying mathematical methods. Gearge Polya was the honorary president of the Congress; illness prevented his planned attendence but he sent a brief presentation entitled, "Mathematics Improves the Mind". There was a full program of speakers, panelists, debates, miniconferences, and meetings of working and study groups. In addition, 18 major projects from around the world were invited to make presentations, and various groups representing special areas of concern had the opportunity to meet and to plan their future activities


CONTENT

1 โ{128}{148} Plenary Session Addresses -- 2 โ{128}{148} Universal Basic Education -- 3 โ{128}{148} Elementary Education -- 4 โ{128}{148} Post-Secondary Education -- 5 โ{128}{148} The Profession of Teaching -- 6 โ{128}{148} Geometry -- 7 โ{128}{148} Stochastics -- 8 โ{128}{148} Applications -- 9 โ{128}{148} Problem Solving -- 10 โ{128}{148} Special Mathematical Topics -- 11 โ{128}{148} Mathematics Curriculum -- 12 โ{128}{148} The Begle Memorial Series on Research in Mathematics Education -- 13 โ{128}{148} Research in Mathematics Education -- 14 โ{128}{148} Assessment -- 15 โ{128}{148} Competitions -- 16 โ{128}{148} Language and Mathematics -- 17 โ{128}{148} Objectives -- 18 โ{128}{148} Technology -- 19 โ{128}{148} Forms and Modes of Instruction -- 20 โ{128}{148} Women and Mathematics -- 21 โ{128}{148} Special Groups of Students


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