The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #9/2009

Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking new Frontiers

Bharath Sriraman
The University of Montana

Lyn English
Queensland University of Technology, Australia


The inaugural monograph of Advances in Mathematics Education is based on the two highly acclaimed ZDM special issues on theories of mathematics education (issue 6/2005 and issue 1/2006), which in turn stemmed from the revival of the Theories of Mathematics Education (TME group) of Hans-Georg Steiner, at PME 29 in Melbourne, 2005, organized by the monograph editors (Sriraman & English). This monograph consists of articles with updated prefaces and commentaries from leading thinkers who have worked on theory building in mathematics education. The monograph attempts to be both summative as well as forward looking by highlighting theories from psychology, philosophy and social sciences that continue to influence theory building, as well as provide new developments in feminist, complexity and critical theories of mathematics education. To this end the monograph includes new chapters focused on networking theories, neuroscience research, complexity theory for mathematics education, political and feminist theories The cast of authors of this book include Paul Ernest, Stephen Lerman, Frank Lester, David Tall, John Pegg, Richard Lesh, Gerald Goldin, Luis Moreno Armella, Bharath Sriraman, Lyn English, Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs, Guenter Toerner, Gabriele Kaiser, Gilah Leder, Norma Presmeg, Tommy Dreyfus, Guershon Harel, Stephen Campbell, Simon Goodchild and others.

Keywords: theories; theory development; mathematics education

AMS Subject Classification: 97

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Pre-print of Sriraman, B., & English, L. (Eds) (2009). Theories of Mathematics Education: Seeking new frontiers. Monograph 1 of Advances in Mathematics Education. Springer Science.