International Study Group for the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (ISGHPM)

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History

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 International Mathematical Union (IMU). An affiliated international study group of International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). Generally referred to as HPM.

Aims

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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Activities

Promotes exchange of information concerning: courses in history of mathematics in universities, colleges and schools; the use and relevance of history of mathematics in mathematics teaching; views on the relations between history of mathematics and mathematical education at all levels. Produces materials which can be used by teachers of mathematics to provide perspectives and to further the critical discussion of the teaching of mathematics; facilitates access to materials on the subject and related areas. Organizes: satellite meeting (every 4 years since 1984, usually in conjunction with ICME); international meeting; conferences; European Summer School.

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Members in 43 countries
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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Mathematics
  • Research, Standards
    • Study
  • Education
    • Education
  • History
    • History

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

F1539

Last News Received

20. Oct 2006
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