TY - CHAP

T1 - From Royaumont to Lyon

T2 - Applications and Modelling During the 1960s

AU - De Bock, Dirk

AU - Zwaneveld, Bert

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - At the Royaumont Seminar (1959), the New Math reform was officially launched. In the decade between Royaumont and the first ICME congress in Lyon (1969), many mathematics educators were involved in actions to facilitate the implementation of the New Math reform. The New Math advocates were convinced that a deep knowledge and understanding of the structures of modern mathematics were prerequisites to arrive at substantial applications, but in actual classroom practices, the applied side of mathematics was often completely neglected. But already in Royaumont, there were alternative voices who pleaded for taking the role of applications seriously. We investigate the arguments for integrating applications in mathematics education, as well as the kind of (new) applications that were envisaged, at the Royaumont Seminar and in the decade thereafter.

AB - At the Royaumont Seminar (1959), the New Math reform was officially launched. In the decade between Royaumont and the first ICME congress in Lyon (1969), many mathematics educators were involved in actions to facilitate the implementation of the New Math reform. The New Math advocates were convinced that a deep knowledge and understanding of the structures of modern mathematics were prerequisites to arrive at substantial applications, but in actual classroom practices, the applied side of mathematics was often completely neglected. But already in Royaumont, there were alternative voices who pleaded for taking the role of applications seriously. We investigate the arguments for integrating applications in mathematics education, as well as the kind of (new) applications that were envisaged, at the Royaumont Seminar and in the decade thereafter.

KW - Hans Freudenthal,ICME-1 · Modern mathematics · New Math · Realistic Mathematics Education · Royaumont Seminar

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-030-37673-4_35

DO - 10.1007/978-3-030-37673-4_35

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9783030376727

T3 - International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling

SP - 407

EP - 417

BT - Mathematical Modelling Education and Sense-making

A2 - Stillman, Gloria Ann

A2 - Kaiser, Gabriele

A2 - Lampen, Christine Erna

PB - Springer Nature Switzerland AG

CY - Cham

ER -