
06428397
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2015c.00020
Karp, Alexander
Russian mathematics teachers: beginnings.
Int. J. Hist. Math. Educ. 9, No. 2, 1523 (2014).
2014
COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications), Bedford, MA
EN
A30
history of mathematics education
Russian mathematics teachers
eigteenth century
nineteenth century
Summary: This article is devoted to the formation of mathematics education in Russia. Although firstrate mathematicians were working in Russia as early as the first half of the eighteenth century (Euler, to name one), nothing close to massscale teacher preparation existed. Almost one hundred years had to pass until such preparation came into being. This article, based on archival materials, analyzes some biographies of mathematics teachers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, examines how they themselves acquired their education, and discusses certain episodes from their careers.