Textbooks are vital curriculum resources for teaching and learning mathematics in classrooms around the world. They play an integral role in defining mathematics as a school subject, shaping the learning opportunities for students by teachers, and supporting teachers’ learning and professional development. Textbook content, development and use have always been important themes in mathematics education research. Recent years have seen an increasing international interest in textbook research as well as theoretically driven and empirically grounded textbook development. Developing an understanding of textbooks and their development and of how they are incorporated into teachers’ professional work, how they may promote curricular reforms, how they support students’ learning have become important endeavors in the field. Furthermore, the increased availability of digital textbooks entails deep changes in textbook design, content, and use and thus even amplifies the need of understanding the role of textbooks in teaching and learning mathematics.
In view of this trend, it is our pleasure continue the successful series that started in 2014 with the first ICMT held in Southampton (UK) and the second in 2017 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and to invite you to the Third International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT 3) to be held in Paderborn (Germany) from September 16 to 19, 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you in Paderborn.
Sebastian Rezat & Mathias Hattermann (Chair of the IPC/Chair of the LOC)