The Soroban

Construction and Use of the Japanese Abacus

Author: Dave Krovetz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505839302

Category: Mathematics

Page: 56

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The Soroban: Construction and Use of the Japanese Abacus introduces and explains the basics of building and using a soroban for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. The text includes detailed building plans and step-by-step instructions - with numerous examples - for performing calculations. Use of the soroban for routine mathematical calculations enhances student understandings of place-value, the concept of borrowing in subtraction problems, and that of carrying in addition problems. Soroban use also strengthens fluency with multiplication and division tables and with mental calculations. Building and learning to use the soroban is an engaging hands-on project, well suited for mathematics classrooms from grades 4 to 7.

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business

Author: Stuart D.B. Picken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442255897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Japanese Business contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, Japanese businesses, politics, and economy,. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Japanese Business.

The First Ninety Years

A Sumerian Celebration in Honor of Miguel Civil

Author: Lluís Feliu,Fumi Karahashi,Gonzalo Rubio

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501503693

Category: History

Page: 515

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This volume is dedicated to Miguel Civil in celebration of his 90th birthday. Civil has been one of the most influential scholars in the field of Sumerian studies over the course of his long career. This anniversary presents a welcome occasion to reflect on some aspects of the field in which he has been such a driving force.

The Creative Enterprise of Mathematics Teaching Research

Elements of Methodology and Practice – From Teachers to Teachers

Author: Bronislaw Czarnocha,William Baker,Olen Dias,Vrunda Prabhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463005498

Category: Education

Page: 536

View: 1881


The Creative Enterprise of Mathematics Teaching Research presents the results and methodology of work of the teaching-research community of practice of the Bronx (TR Team of the Bronx). It has a twofold aim of impacting both teachers of Mathematics and researchers in Mathematics Education. This volume can be used by teachers of mathematics who want to use research to reflect upon and to improve their teaching craft, as well as by researchers who are interested in uncovering riches of classroom learning/teaching for research investigations. This book represents the results of a collaboration of instructors discussing their own instruction research, analyzed through a conceptual framework obtained via the synthesis of creativity research and educational learning theories, based upon the work of Piaget and Vygotsky. The editors see an urgent need for creative synthesis of research and teaching, an example of which is presented in the book. Two central themes of the book are the methodology of TR/NYCity model and creativity, more precisely, creativity of the Aha moment formulated by Arthur Koestler (1964) in a very profound but little known theory of bisociation exposed in his work “The Act of Creation”. Incorporation of the theory of bisociation into classroom teaching of mathematics provides the key to enable students who may struggle with mathematics to engage their own creativity, become involved in their learning process and thus reach their full potential of excellence. Creativity in teaching remedial mathematics is teaching gifted students how to access their own giftedness.