HPM is the International Study Group on the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics, affiliated to the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).
By combining the history of mathematics with the teaching and learning of mathematics, HPM is the link between the past and the future of mathematics. Therefore, the group aims at stressing the conception of mathematics as a living science, a science with a long history, a vivid present and an as yet unforeseen future.
There are a few important changes to the HPM Newsletter now.
Chris Weeks is stepping down as co-editor after working on the newsletter since 2004. With his knowledge of the field and the group, he has been essential to the newsletter for more than six years. He is being replaced by no less than three new co-editors, which is a clear suggestion of his value to the HPM community.
The new newsletter co-editors are Kathy Clark, Snezana Lawrence and Helder Pinto, whom will be presented more fully in time.
The other important change is that we are publishing the newsletter online as a supplement to the paper version. The version online is available on the website http://grouphpm.wordpress.com/.
There will be new articles online every month, and these articles will go into the issues that will be published three times a year as before.