Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education

An International Perspective

Author: Bill Atweh,Helen Forgasz,Ben Nebres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135653119

Category: Education

Page: 480

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This volume--the first to bring together research on sociocultural aspects of mathematics education--presents contemporary and international perspectives on social justice and equity issues that impact mathematics education. In particular, it highlights the importance of three interacting and powerful factors--gender, social, and cultural dimensions. Sociocultural Research on Mathematics Education: An International Perspective is distinguished in several ways: * It is research based. Chapters report on significant research projects; present a comprehensive and critical summary of the research findings; and offer a critical discussion of research methods and theoretical perspectives undertaken in the area. * It is future oriented, presenting recommendations for practice and policy and identifying areas for further research. * It deals with all aspects of formal and informal mathematics education and applications and all levels of formal schooling. As the context of mathematics education rapidly changes-- with an increased demand for mathematically literate citizenship; an increased awareness of issues of equity, inclusivity, and accountability; and increased efforts for globalization of curriculum development and research-- questions are being raised more than ever before about the problems of teaching and learning mathematics from a non-cognitive science perspective. This book contributes significantly to addressing such issues and answering such questions. It is especially relevant for researchers, graduate students, and policymakers in the field of mathematics education.

Teaching for Understanding

What it is and how to do it

Author: Douglas P Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136647910

Category: Education

Page: 192

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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

21 Techniques for Differentiating Instruction and Assessment

Author: Edward J. Thomas,John R. Brunsting

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141296833X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 1408


Addressing NCTM process standards, this book presents four mathematical learning styles and offers middle school teachers effective, research-based instructional strategies for teaching mathematics to each type of learner. Learn From the Experts! Sign up for a Math Professional Development Institute in your area—visit

The Brain At School: Educational Neuroscience In The Classroom

Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom

Author: Geake, John

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335234216

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 9636


Om pædagogisk neurovidenskab. Hvad kan undervisere lære af kognitiv hjerneforskning og omvendt. Med praktiske eksempler fra klasseværelset. Henvender sig til undervisere, forældre, politikere m.fl.

How to Study as a Mathematics Major

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637351

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 8194


Every year, thousands of students in the USA declare mathematics as their major. Many are extremely intelligent and hardworking. However, even the best will encounter challenges, because upper-level mathematics involves not only independent study and learning from lectures, but also a fundamental shift from calculation to proof. This shift is demanding but it need not be mysterious — research has revealed many insights into the mathematical thinking required, and this book translates these into practical advice for a student audience. It covers every aspect of studying as a mathematics major, from tackling abstract intellectual challenges to interacting with professors and making good use of study time. Part 1 discusses the nature of upper-level mathematics, and explains how students can adapt and extend their existing skills in order to develop good understanding. Part 2 covers study skills as these relate to mathematics, and suggests practical approaches to learning effectively while enjoying undergraduate life. As the first mathematics-specific study guide, this friendly, practical text is essential reading for any mathematics major.

Why Teach Mathematics?

A Focus on General Education

Author: H.W. Heymann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401736820

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 7187


In this book, the author discusses a modern concept of general education that then helps to clarify both curricular and pedagogical deficits involved in conventional mathematics instruction. It provides an outline of an alternative mathematics instruction that can help to realize a general education and presents detailed arguments for seven interconnected objectives of a school system aiming at general education.