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Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics : teachers' understanding of fundamental mathematics in China and the United States

Author: Liping Ma
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.
Series: Studies in mathematical thinking and learning.
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"This book describes the nature and development of the "profound understanding of fundamental mathematics that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers and suggests why such teaching knowledge is much more common in China than in the United States despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts." "The studies described in this volume suggest
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ma, Liping.
Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999
(OCoLC)623020325
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liping Ma
ISBN: 0805829083 9780805829082 0805829091 9780805829099
OCLC Number: 40734884
Description: xxv, 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Subtraction with regrouping: approaches to teaching a topic --
Multidigit number multiplication: dealing with students' mistakes --
Generating representations: division by fractions --
Exploring new knowledge: the relationship between perimeter and area --
Teachers' subject matter knowledge: profound understanding of fundamental mathematics --
Profound understanding of fundamental mathematics: when and how is it attained.
Series Title: Studies in mathematical thinking and learning.
Responsibility: Liping Ma.

Abstract:

"This book describes the nature and development of the "profound understanding of fundamental mathematics that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers and suggests why such teaching knowledge is much more common in China than in the United States despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts." "The studies described in this volume suggest that Chinese teachers begin their teaching careers with a better understanding of elementary mathematics than that of most U.S. elementary teachers. Their understanding of the mathematics they teach andequally important - of the ways that elementary mathematics can be presented to students continues to grow throughout their professional lives.".

"The concluding chapter of the book suggests changes in teacher preparation, teacher support, and mathematics education research that might allow teachers in the United States to attain profound understanding of fundamental mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.

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