1st Edition

Transnational and Borderland Studies in Mathematics Education

Edited By Richard S. Kitchen, Marta Civil Copyright 2011
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Every year, significant numbers of immigrant children from Mexico enter classrooms in the United States. These immigrants comprise a heterogeneous group of students with diverse needs, abilities, and experiences. Transnational and Borderland Studies in Mathematics Education is the first collection to offer research studies across these communities. Providing invaluable research on both sending and receiving communities in Mexico and the US, this collection considers the multiple aspects of children’s experiences with mathematics, including curriculum, classroom participation structures, mathematical reasoning and discourse – both in and out of school – and parents’ perceptions and beliefs about mathematics instruction.  An important treatment of an insufficiently documented subject, this collection brings together researchers on both sides of the border to foster and support an interest in documenting evidence that will set the stage for future studies in mathematics education.

    Preface by Richard S. Kitchen and Marta Civil

    1. Ecological Approaches to Transnational Research on Mathematical Reasoning: A Focus on Latino/a Mathematics Learners in the Borderlands by Judit Moschkovich

    2. Crossing the Border between Home and School: Dominican Parents' Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics by Mary Q. Foote

    3. Impressions of Mexican Immigrant Families on their Early Experiences with School Mathematics in Arizona by Marta Civil & José María Menéndez

    4. Becoming a "Liberal" Math Learner: Expanding Secondary School Mathematics to Support Cultural Connections, Multiple Mathematical Identities and Engagement by Lisa M. Jilk

    5. Engaging Underprivileged Mexican students in Reform-Oriented Mathematics Instruction by José Luis Cortina

    6. Considering Mexican and U.S. Teachers’ Views on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Through a Teaching for Diversity Lens by Richard S. Kitchen

    7. Teachers’ Task Management Practices in the Context of Routine and Non-Routine Mathematics Problems: A Descriptive Analysis by Guadalupe I. Lozano Terán

    8. Teachers’ Conceptions of Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching and Learning: The Case of Two Elementary Teachers in Northern Mexico by Jesús Acosta-Iriqui

    9. Looking Forward: Establishing a Research Agenda for Transnational and Borderland Studies in Mathematics Education by Richard S. Kitchen & Marta Civil

    Epilogue by Olimpia Figueras


    Richard S. Kitchen is a Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at The University of New Mexico.

    Marta Civil is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Arizona.