id: 05916092
dt: b
an: 2012b.00020
au: Biermann, Heike Renate
ti: Practice of teaching mathematics 1750‒1930. Study of implementation and
historical development of mathematical teaching at Ratsgymnasium
Bielefeld. (Praxis des Mathematikunterrichts 1750-1930.
Längsschnittstudie zur Implementation und geschichtlichen Entwicklung
des Mathematikunterrichts am Ratsgymnasium Bielefeld.)
so: Berlin: Logos Verlag; Duisburg-Essen: FB Mathematik, Univ. Duisburg-Essen
(Diss.) (ISBN 978-3-8325-2509-5/pbk). xi, 395~p. (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Berlin: Logos Verlag; Duisburg-Essen: FB Mathematik, Univ. Duisburg-Essen
(Diss.)
la: DE
cc: A30
ut: mathematics education history; secondary school in Bielefeld, Germany;
Meran reform; Humboldt reform; mathematics vs. reckoning
ci:
li:
ab: The book (in German) is the text of the author’s PhD dissertation and
presents a detailed study of the development of mathematics education
at the grammar/secondary school in Bielefeld, Germany, from the 18th
century up to 1930. The extremely detailed discussion of various
influences, the large amount of original archive materials that was
accessible, studied and presented, as well as the fact that in the 19th
century the school functioned as a bi-school (parallel classical
grammar school and secondary modern school - “klassisches Gymnasium"
and “Realgymnasium") mean that, although restricted to the
development on only one school, the book gives deep insights into the
development of secondary school mathematics. The book is divided in
seven chapters, five of which present the essential material of the
study. They are arranged in a mostly time-line fashion, but give many
cross-references. In all of the text the author is fully aware and
often references to general educational developments in Germany. The
work of many teachers of mathematics is discussed, and many modern
ideas such as the need of lifelong learning for teachers can be met.
Different approaches to teaching mathematics and various mathematical
curricula, from the initially not even permanently existing mathematics
lessons, over the differentiation between reckoning and mathematics, to
the modern inclusions of calculus and analytical geometry, are
discussed and presented in their historical context and development.
Many pictures and tables are given, such as examples of original
student solutions, examples of problems given in class and final
examinations and numbers of lesson hours per week complete the text,
and make it an extremely interesting book for anybody interested in
mathematics education and its history.
rv: Franka Miriam Bruckler (Zagreb)