The authors of this volume, which is newly available in paperback, all hold the view that mathematics is a form of intelligent problem solving which plays an important part in children's lives outside the classroom as well as in it. Learning and Teaching Mathematics provides an exciting account of recent and radically different research on teaching and learning mathematics which will have a far reaching effect on views about mathematical education.
Table of Contents
T. Nunes, B. Bryant, About this Book: A Brief Overview. Part I: Mathematics and Intelligence. Part II: The Development of Mathematical Understandings. Part III: Social and Cultural Influences on Mathematical Learning. Part IV: Constructing Knowledge in the Classroom.
This is a very timely book which should become essential reading for psychologists and people working in the areas of primary education and secondary mathematics. This collection of papers goes a long way to make research on the development of mathematical knowledge accessible to teachers while in no way compromising its scholarship. teachers and psychologists interested in mathematical development will do well to invest time and effort in reading and re-reading this collection in order to extend their understanding of the processes involved in both learning and teaching. - Review in British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 17:4, 1999, by Rhona Stainthorp, University of Reading.