International Study Group for the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (ISGHPM)
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1976, originating from a working group organized at the second International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), held in Exeter (UK) in 1972. Comes within the framework of B-XC2247 - International Mathematical Union (IMU). An affiliated international study group of F-XD4995 - International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). Generally referred to as HPM.
Improve mathematics teaching and learning through use of the history of mathematics; promote contact between historians of mathematics and educators; provide elements for research in mathematics education; stress the conception of mathematics as a living science, a science with a long history, a vivid present and an as yet unforeseen future; promote and stimulate interdisciplinary investigation; further a deeper understanding of the way mathematics evolves and the forces which contribute to this evolution; promote awareness of the history of mathematics as a significant part of the development of cultures.
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