â€¢ **Celebration of the Centennial of*** L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique*

Since its beginning in 1908, the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction has had as its official organ the journal* L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique*, established in 1899. In October 2000, a symposium was organised jointly in Geneva by ICMI and the University of Geneva to celebrate the centennial of the journal. The Proceedings have been published by L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique:

*One Hundred Years of L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique: Moments of Mathematics Education in the Twentieth Century.*

Proceedings of the EM-ICMI Symposium (Geneva, 20-22 October 2000)

Edited by D. Coray, F. Furinghetti, H. Gispert, B.R. Hodgson, G. Schubring

(ISBN 2-940264-06-6) softbound; 336 pages, 2003; 63 CHF

(L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique, Monograph no. 39)

These Proceedings can be freely downloaded from this website via the ICMI Digital Library. For information on ordering a paper copy, contact L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique at EnsMath@math.unige.ch or visit the webpage of the journal.

One Hundred Years of L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique: *Moments of Mathematics Education in the Twentieth Century*.

**Table of Contents**

Introduction: Daniel Coray and Bernard R. Hodgson

I. L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique: birth and stakes

Fulvia Furinghetti: Mathematical instruction in an international perspective: the contribution of the journal L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique

Gert Schubring: L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique and the first International Commission (IMUK): the emergence of international communication and cooperation

Gila Hanna: Journals of mathematics education, 1900-2000

Reaction: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

II. Geometry

Rudolph Bkouche: La gÃ©omÃ©trie dans les premiÃ¨res annÃ©es de la revue L'Enseignement MathÃ©matique

Geoffrey Howson: Geometry: 1950-70

Colette Laborde: GÃ©omÃ©trie - PÃ©riode 2000 et aprÃ¨s

Reaction: Nicolas Rouche

III. Analysis

Jean-Pierre Kahane: L'enseignement du calcul diffÃ©rentiel et intÃ©gral au dÃ©but du vingtiÃ¨me siÃ¨cle

Man-Keung Siu: Learning and teaching of analysis in the mid twentieth century: a semi-personal observation

Lynn Steen: Analysis 2000: challenges and opportunities

Reaction: MichÃ¨le Artigue

IV. Applications of mathematics: mathematics as a service subject

Philippe Nabonnand: Les dÃ©bats autour des applications des mathÃ©matiques dans les rÃ©formes de l'enseignement secondaire au dÃ©but du vingtiÃ¨me siÃ¨cle

HÃ©lÃ¨ne Gispert: Applications: les mathÃ©matiques comme discipline de service dans les annÃ©es 1950-1960

Mogens Niss: Applications of mathematics â€˜2000'

Reaction: Gerhard Wanner

V. Perspectives for mathematics education

Ubiratan D'Ambrosio: Stakes in mathematics education for the societies of today and tomorrow

Jeremy Kilpatrick: Scientific solidarity today and tomorrow

Reaction: Hyman Bass

â€¢ **Celebration of the Centennial of ICMI**

To celebrate the centennial of the founding of ICMI, an international symposium, entitled â€œThe First Century of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction: Reflecting and Shaping the World of Mathematics Educationâ€?, was held in Rome on 5-8 March, 2008. The International Programme Committee of the symposium was composed of sixteen members, with Ferdinando Arzarello as its chair, while Marta Menghini represented the Local Organising Committee within the IPC. Palazzo Corsini, home of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the very birth place of ICMI during the 1908 Congress of Mathematicians, and Palazzo Mattei di Paganica, home of the Enciclopedia Italiana, were the splendid venues for the symposium.

The scientific content of the symposium is reflected in the Proceedings published by the the Enciclopedia Italiana under the editorship of the Italian team in charge of the organisation of the symposium:

*The First Century of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (1908-2008).* *Reflecting and Shaping the World of Mathematics Education*

Edited by M. Menghini, F. Furinghetti, L. Giacardi, F. Arzarello

Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2008.

For information on ordering, visit the website of the symposium.

The First Century of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (1908-2008). Reflecting and Shaping the World of Mathematics Education

**Table of Contents**

Introduction

HYMAN BASS, Moments of the life of ICMI

JEREMY KILPATRICK, The development of mathematics education as an academic field â€” Reaction by JEAN LUC DORIER

DINA TIROSH and PESSIA TSAMIR, Intuition and rigor in mathematics education â€” Reaction by ALDO BRIGAGLIA

MOGENS NISS, Perspectives on the balance between application & modelling and "pure" mathematics in the teaching and learning of mathematics â€” Reaction by TOSHI IKEDA

JO BOALER, The relationship between research and practice in mathematics education: International examples of good practice â€” Reaction by JOÃƒO DA PONTE

GERT SCHUBRING, The origins and early incarnations of ICMI

FULVIA FURINGHETTI, MARTA MENGHINI, FERDINANDO ARZARELLO, LIVIA GIACARDI, ICMI Renaissance: The emergence of new issues in mathematics education

BIENVENIDO NEBRES, Centres and peripheries in mathematics education â€” Reaction by GELSA KNIJNIK

Panel on ICMI's challenges and future: MORTEN BLOMHÃ˜J; MAMOKGETHI SETATI

MICHÃˆLE ARTIGUE, ICMI: One century at the interface between mathematics and mathematics education â€” Reflections and perspectives

BERNARD R. HODGSON, Some views on ICMI at the dawn of its second century

Short Talks (Coordinators Alan Bishop and Lee Peng Yee)

EILEEN F. DONOGHUE â€” The inception of ICMI: David Eugene Smith and the founding of ICTM; ALAN BISHOP â€” The past four decades: consolidation and diversification; DEREK HOLTON â€” The process of an ICMI Study: The teaching and learning of mathematics at university level; FREDERICK K.S. LEUNG â€” The significance of the ICMI Study on mathematics education in East Asia and the West; UBIRATAN D'AMBROSIO â€” ICMI and its influence in Latin America; JILL ADLER â€” The development of AFRICME; CLAUDI ALSINA â€” What is the impact of hosting an ICME for the organizing country? â€” The case of ICME8 in Spain; LIM-TEO SUAT KHOH â€” ICMI Activities in East and Southeast Asia: Thirty years of academic discourse and deliberations

Working Groups â€” Reports

BILL BARTON & FRÃ‰DÃ‰RIC GOURDEAU: Disciplinary mathematics and school mathematics; DEBORAH BALL & BARBRO GREVHOLM: The professional formation of teachers; HILARY POVEY & ROBYN ZEEVENBERGEN: Mathematics education and society; MARCELO BORBA & MARIOLINA BARTOLINI BUSSI: Resources and technology throughout the history of ICMI; GILAH LEDER & LUIS RADFORD: Mathematics education: An ICMI perspective.