In this article we survey the history of research on theories in mathematics education. We also briefly examine the origins of this line of inquiry, the contribution of Hans-Georg Steiner, the activities of various international topics groups and current discussions of theories in mathematics education research. We conclude by outlining current positions and questions addressed by mathematics education researchers in the research forum on theories at the 2005 PME meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
|Number of pages
|ZDM - International Journal on Mathematics Education
|Published - 2005