Symposium on the Occasion
of the 100th Anniversary of ICMI

(Rome, 5–8 March 2008)


ICMI Renaissance: the emergence of new issues in mathematics education

F. Furinghetti, M. Menghini, F. Arzarello, L. Giacardi

The tradition of having an International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) was inaugurated in 1969. In those years journals related to mathematics education research were launched. These facts mark the emerging of the new status of “mathematics education” as a scientific discipline. The early ICMEs acted as catalysts of new ideas that have their roots in important events developed in the 1950s and the 1960s. As a consequence new issues found their place in the international discussion on mathematics education and opened new streams of research and new form of action inside ICMI so that we may talk about ICMI Renaissance. In our contribution we examine background and circumstances that fostered and shaped the emergence of these new issues that will develop throughout ICMEs until today.

F. Furinghetti, M. Menghini, F. Arzarello, L. Giacardi (Italy)

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