Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education

Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education

by Estela A. Gavosto
     
 

This book is the outcome of an effort to create a dialogue about mathematics education that included mathematicians with a wide variety of views. In a conference held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley in 1996, more than one hundred mathematics instructors, all dedicated to effective mathematics teaching, engaged in meaningful and sometimes… See more details below

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This book is the outcome of an effort to create a dialogue about mathematics education that included mathematicians with a wide variety of views. In a conference held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley in 1996, more than one hundred mathematics instructors, all dedicated to effective mathematics teaching, engaged in meaningful and sometimes spirited discussions about how mathematics can and should be taught. The conference consisted of formal presentations, question and answer sessions, and informal working groups. This volume contains reports and position papers stemming from all these activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521654715
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications Series, #36
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Keynote Address: Mathematicians as Educators1
On the Education of Mathematics Majors9
The Mathematics Major at Research Universities25
On the Role of Proof in Calculus Courses31
If I Could Talk to the Animals39
The Research Mathematician as Storyteller45
Redesigning the Calculus Sequence at a Research University: Issues, Implementation, and Objectives57
Is the Mathematics We Do the Mathematics We Teach?67
Japan: A Different Model of Mathematics Education75
Reflections on Teacher Education85
The Third Mathematics Education Revolution95
Instructional Materials for K-8 Mathematics Classrooms: The California Adoption, 1997109
Beyond the Math Wars123
Afterword135
How the Working Groups Worked141
The Renewal of Teaching in Research Departments142
The Use of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics145
Different Teaching Methods147
The First Two Years of University Mathematics151
The Mathematics Major156
The Education of Non-Mathematics Majors160
Outreach to Other Departments164
Outreach to High Schools167
Research Mathematicians and Research in Mathematics Education170
AppInternet Resources in Mathematics Education173

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