Influences from the 1959 Royaumont Seminar. Proposals on Arithmetic and Algebra Teaching at Lower-Secondary Level in Iceland

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This study investigates influences from the Royaumont Seminar on arithmetic and algebra textbooks at lower-secondary school level in Iceland as one of the Nordic countries. Icelandic and other Nordic New-Math textbooks are compared to both earlier and later textbooks, contrasting the introduction of set theoretical concepts and notation together with related topics, structure of the number field, and the study of numbers. The conclusion is that set-theoretic concepts and notation dwindled soon after the New-Math was replaced, while the structure of the number field and in particular the study of numbers, obtained a permanent place in the syllabus. New topics, such as coordinate geometry, probability and statistics, received increased attention and others, such as divisibililty, were revived.
Original languageIcelandic
Title of host publicationResearching the History of Mathematics Education. ICME-13 Monographs
Subtitle of host publicationAn international overview
EditorsFulvia Furinghetti, Alexander Karp
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-68293-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational congress on mathematics education - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 24 Jul 201631 Jul 2016
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameICME-13 Monographs
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2520-8322
ISSN (Electronic)2520-8330


ConferenceInternational congress on mathematics education
Abbreviated titleICME

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