### Abstract

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.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | "Dig where you stand" 5 |

Subtitle of host publication | Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, September 19-22, 2017, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands |

Editors | Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Fulvia Furinghetti, Jenneke Krüger, Johan Prytz, Gert Schubring, Harm Jan Smid |

Place of Publication | Utrecht |

Publisher | Freudenthal Institute |

Pages | 387-399 |

Number of pages | 13 |

ISBN (Print) | 9789082367966 |

Publication status | Published - 2019 |

Event | Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education - Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands Duration: 19 Sep 2017 → 22 Sep 2017 |

### Conference

Conference | Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education |
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Abbreviated title | ICHME-5 |

Country | Netherlands |

City | Utrecht |

Period | 19/09/17 → 22/09/17 |

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*"Dig where you stand" 5: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, September 19-22, 2017, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands*(pp. 387-399). Utrecht: Freudenthal Institute.

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*"Dig where you stand" 5: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, September 19-22, 2017, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.*Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht, pp. 387-399, Fifth International Conference on the History of Mathematics Education, Utrecht, Netherlands, 19/09/17.

**Views on usefulness and applications during the sixties.** / De Bock, Dirk; Zwaneveld, Bert.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference article in proceeding › Academic › peer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Views on usefulness and applications during the sixties

AU - De Bock, Dirk

AU - Zwaneveld, Bert

PY - 2019

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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 was a prerequisite to arrive at substantial applications, but in actual classroom practicesthe 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 was a prerequisite to arrive at substantial applications, but in actual classroom practicesthe 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.

M3 - Conference article in proceeding

SN - 9789082367966

SP - 387

EP - 399

BT - "Dig where you stand" 5

A2 - Bjarnadóttir, Kristín

A2 - Furinghetti, Fulvia

A2 - Krüger, Jenneke

A2 - Prytz, Johan

A2 - Schubring, Gert

A2 - Smid, Harm Jan

PB - Freudenthal Institute

CY - Utrecht

ER -