COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Mathematics Colloquium: A Global View of Directions in Research, History and Theories of Mathematics Education

2009-10-08

4:10 pm Neill Hall 5W

Bharath Sriraman

Abstract: In this talk a critical view of mathematics education is presented by tracing its connections to ICMI (The International Commission on Mathematics Instruction), psychology, the social sciences, the history of mathematics and the design sciences. The identity of the field is questioned even though it offers multitudes of paradigms, methodologies and the possibilities for innovative research. A look ahead is also provided on fruitful developments in the field.