How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching

How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching

by Yeping Li
     
 

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How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching builds upon existing studies to examine mathematics classroom instruction in China. It combines contributions from Chinese scholars with commentary from key Western scholars to offer multiple perspectives in viewing and learning about some important and distinctive features of mathematics classroom

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How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching builds upon existing studies to examine mathematics classroom instruction in China. It combines contributions from Chinese scholars with commentary from key Western scholars to offer multiple perspectives in viewing and learning about some important and distinctive features of mathematics classroom instruction. Viewing classroom instruction as part of teachers’ instructional practices, this book goes beyond teachers’ in-classroom instructional practice by also examining Chinese teachers’ approaches and practices in developing and improving teaching. Through this unique approach, How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching expands and unpacks the otherwise fragmented knowledge about Chinese practices in developing and carrying out mathematics classroom instruction.

This book is indispensible reading for those interested in Chinese practices in mathematics teaching, and is a key book for teacher educators, school administrators and policy makers in expanding ways of supporting and helping mathematics teachers in instructional development and improvement.

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'This book sets out to explain a tradition of teaching and improving teaching that will be unfamiliar to most of its readers. However, the surprising and pleasing outcome is that by doing so, it offers significant new insights into mathematics teaching in Western countries.' - Kaye Stacey, Foundation Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

"This book challenges us to examine teaching and to make a commitment to improve teaching every day in every classroom in the U.S., as well as other countries of the world. Current and future students deserve our very best effort to engage them in exploring mathematics for its beauty, its utility, and its place in the lives of people worldwide." —Glenda Lappan, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415896016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Series:
Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series
Pages:
264

Meet the Author

Yeping Li is Professor of Mathematics Education, holder of the Claude H. Everett, Jr. Endowed Chair in Education, and Head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University, USA.

Rongjin Huang is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

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