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Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space

Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Lehrer, Daniel Chazan
October 01, 1998

This volume reflects an appreciation of the interactive roles of subject matter, teacher, student, and technologies in designing classrooms that promote understanding of geometry and space. Although these elements of geometry education are mutually constituted, the book is organized to highlight, ...

Number Theory in Mathematics Education Perspectives and Prospects

Number Theory in Mathematics Education: Perspectives and Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By Rina Zazkis, Stephen R. Campbell
March 21, 2006

This book offers multiple interconnected perspectives on the largely untapped potential of elementary number theory for mathematics education: its formal and cognitive nature, its relation to arithmetic and algebra, its accessibility, its utility and intrinsic merits, to name just a few. Its ...

Reflections on Statistics Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Grades K-12

Reflections on Statistics: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Grades K-12

1st Edition

Edited By Susanne P. Lajoie
March 01, 1998

An issue in the current push for reform in mathematics education is the call to address statistics at the precollege level. This volume represents the emerging findings of an interdisciplinary collaboration among a group of mathematics educators, cognitive scientists, teachers, and statisticians to...

The Nature of Mathematical Thinking

The Nature of Mathematical Thinking

1st Edition

Edited By Robert J. Sternberg, Talia Ben-Zeev
September 01, 1996

Why do some children seem to learn mathematics easily and others slave away at it, learning it only with great effort and apparent pain? Why are some people good at algebra but terrible at geometry? How can people who successfully run a business as adults have been failures at math in school? How ...

Lesson Study A Japanese Approach To Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Lesson Study: A Japanese Approach To Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning

1st Edition

By Clea Fernandez, Makoto Yoshida
June 04, 2004

Lesson study is a popular professional development approach in Japan whereby teachers collaborate to study content, instruction, and how students solve problems and reach for understanding in order to improve elementary mathematics instruction and learning in the classroom. This book is the first ...

The Impact of Reform Instruction on Student Mathematics Achievement An Example of a Summative Evaluation of a Standards-Based Curriculum

The Impact of Reform Instruction on Student Mathematics Achievement: An Example of a Summative Evaluation of a Standards-Based Curriculum

1st Edition

By Thomas A. Romberg, Mary C. Shafer
October 05, 2011

Summarizing data derived from a four-year combined longitudinal/ cross-sectional comparative study of the implementation of one standards-based middle school curriculum program, Mathematics in Context, this book demonstrates the challenges of conducting comparative longitudinal research in the ...

Mathematics Teachers at Work Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction

Mathematics Teachers at Work: Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction

1st Edition

Edited By Janine T. Remillard, Beth A. Herbel-Eisenmann, Gwendolyn M. Lloyd
August 12, 2011

This book compiles and synthesizes existing research on teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum materials and the impact of curriculum materials on teaching and teachers, with a particular emphasis on – but not restricted to – those materials developed in the 1990s in response to the NCTM’s ...

Mathematics Teacher Noticing Seeing Through Teachers' Eyes

Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing Through Teachers' Eyes

1st Edition

Edited By Miriam Sherin, Vicki Jacobs, Randy Philipp
December 20, 2010

Mathematics Teacher Noticing is the first book to examine research on the particular type of noticing done by teachers---how teachers pay attention to and make sense of what happens in the complexity of instructional situations. In the midst of all that is happening in a classroom, where do ...

How We Think A Theory of Goal-Oriented Decision Making and its Educational Applications

How We Think: A Theory of Goal-Oriented Decision Making and its Educational Applications

1st Edition

By Alan H. Schoenfeld
October 05, 2010

Teachers try to help their students learn. But why do they make the particular teaching choices they do? What resources do they draw upon? What accounts for the success or failure of their efforts? In How We Think, esteemed scholar and mathematician, Alan H. Schoenfeld, proposes a groundbreaking ...

Teaching and Learning Proof Across the Grades A K-16 Perspective

Teaching and Learning Proof Across the Grades: A K-16 Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Despina A. Stylianou, Maria L. Blanton, Eric J. Knuth
August 11, 2010

A Co-Publication of Routledge for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) In recent years there has been increased interest in the nature and role of proof in mathematics education; with many mathematics educators advocating that proof should be a central part of the mathematics ...

Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children

Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children

1st Edition

Edited By Danny Bernard Martin
June 03, 2009

With issues of equity at the forefront of mathematics education research and policy, Mathematics Teaching, Learning, and Liberation in the Lives of Black Children fills the need for authoritative, rigorous scholarship that sheds light on the ways that young black learners experience mathematics in ...

Embracing Reason Egalitarian Ideals and the Teaching of High School Mathematics

Embracing Reason: Egalitarian Ideals and the Teaching of High School Mathematics

1st Edition

By Daniel Chazan, Sandra Callis, Michael Lehman
December 21, 2009

This book tells a single story, in many voices, about a serious and sustained set of changes in mathematics teaching practice in a high school and how those efforts influenced and were influenced by a local university. It includes the writings and perspectives of high school students, high school ...

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