The Impact of Dutch Mathematics Education on Danish Mathematics Education

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Hans Freudenthal—in his capacity as a mathematician as well as a veryarticulate and thoughtful mathematics educator, as an international ‘politician’ ofmathematics education, as the founder ofEducational Studies in Mathematics,asa prolific writer, as an organiser of meetings and conferences—exerted quite aninfluence on Danish mathematics education from the late 1960s onwards. The Dutchmathematics education tradition thus founded always received close attention fromthe Danish mathematics education community. In this chapter, I outline and discussthe nature of this influence and I attempt to provide an explanation of why thistradition has resonated so well with implicit and explicit movements in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Reflections on the Netherlands Didactics of Mathematics : Visions and Experiences with Realistic Mathematics Education
EditorsMarja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20222-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20223-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesICME-13 Monographs

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