President of ICMI
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (p. v)
INTRODUCTION (p. vi)
Note: The volume has 21 chapters; the chapters correspond to themes that have been treated in panels, miniconferences, working and study groups. In parentheses the number of sub-themes of each chapter is reported. Each sub-theme includes from one to seven papers.
Chapter I - Plenary Session Addresses (p. 1)
1.1 Mathematics Improves the Mind (p. 1)
1.2 Major Problems of Mathematics Education (p. 1)
1.3 Young Children's Acquisition of Language and Understanding of Mathematics (p. 7)
Reactions to Hermina Sinclair's Plenary Lecture (p. 13)
1.4 Some Experiences in Popularizing Mathematical Methods (p. 16)
Reactions to Hua Loo-Keng's Plenary Lecture (p. 23)
J. S. GYAKYE JACKSON
Chapter 2 - Universal Basic Education (3) (p. 27)
Chapter 3 - Elementary Education (2) (p. 36)
Chapter 4 - Post-Secondary Education (8) (p. 44)
Chapter 5 - The Profession of Teaching (14) (p. 89)
Chapter 6 - Geometry (4) (p. 153)
Chapter 7 - Stochastics (5) (p. 179)
Chapter 8 - Applications (9) (p. 207)
Chapter 9 - Problem Solving (4) (p. 276)
Chapter 10 - Special Mathematical Topics (6) (p. 299)
Chapter 11 - Mathematics Curriculum (9) (p. 358)
Chapter 12 - The Begle Memorial Series on Research in Mathematics Education (3) (p. 405)
Chapter 13 - Research in Mathematics Education (12) (p. 444)
Chapter 14 - Assessment (2) (p. 546)
Chapter 15 - Competitions (2) (p. 557)
Chapter 16 - Language and Mathematics (3) (p. 568)
Chapter 17 - Objectives (2) (p. 587)
Chapter 18 - Technology (7) (p. 605)
Chapter 19 - Forms and Modes of Instruction (6) (p. 641)
Chapter 20 - Women and Mathematics (4) (p. 665)
Chapter 21 - Special Groups of Students (5) (p. 688)
The congress was held in Berkeley, California, U. S. A., August 10 - 16. According to the Introduction, attendance was about 1800 full and 500 associate members from about 90 countries. In the Acknowledgments, Marilyn J. Zweig states that it is the first time in the history of ICMEs that all submitted papers were published. To stay within page limits the editors often had to delete several pages or paragraphs of the submitted papers, without the approval of the authors.
One volume, format 28 cm x 21,5 cm, XV + 726 pages.
For the first time, no resolutions appear and ICMI is not even mentioned.
A version of the paper of Hans Freudenthal has appeared in Educational Studies in Mathematics,
12, 1981, 133-150. George Polya was not able to attend the conference, and his short address was delivered by Gerald L. Alexanderson.