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About the Author
M. A. (“Ken”) Clements is a Professor in the Mathematics Department at Illinois State University. After teaching in schools, Ken completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne. He then taught in three Australian universities (Monash, Deakin, and Newcastle), and at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (1997-2004). In 1980 he was a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, and he has served as a consultant in India, Malaysia, PNG, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. Ken has co-edited two international handbooks on mathematics education (1996 and 2003) and is editor for Springer’s third international handbook. He has written or edited 24 books and more than 200 articles. With Nerida Ellerton, he co-authored a UNESCO book on mathematics education research. Ken is honorary life member of both the Mathematical Association of Victoria and the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.
Table of Contents
Preface.- Table of Contents.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.- Abstract.- Foreword (by Jeremy Kilpatrick).- 1. The Historical Challenge.- 2. Development of a Tradition.- 3. Translating the Cyphering-Book Tradition to North America.- 4. Formulating the Research Questions.- 5. The Principal Data Set.- 6. Ending a 600-Year Tradition: The Demise of the Cypering-Book Approach.- 7. Conclusions, and some Final Comments.- References.- Appendices.