The Middle Path in Math Instruction: Solutions for Improving Math Education

The Middle Path in Math Instruction: Solutions for Improving Math Education

By: Shuhua An (author)Paperback

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What are the effective approaches of teaching and learning mathematics? How do teachers build on knowledge of students' thinking? What knowledge is needed for teachers to teach effectively? In The Middle Path in Math Instruction: Solutions for Improving Math Education, Shuhua An answers these questions by examining the differences between the pedagogical content knowledge of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers in the U.S. and China and investigates how these differences are revealed in their beliefs, planning, teaching methods, and knowledge of students' thinking.

About Author

Shuhua An is an assistant professor of Mathematics Education in the College of Education, California State University, Long Beach and a former teacher in Texas and China.

Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. Dilemmas in Mathematics Education: Opposite Directions Chapter 4 2. Philosophical and Historical Overview of Mathematics Education Chapter 5 3. Understanding Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Chapter 6 4. Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics Teaching Chapter 7 5. Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics Teaching and Learning Chapter 8 6. What's Happening in the Classroom: Observations and Interviews Chapter 9 7. Approaches to Enhancing Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Chapter 10 Conclusion Chapter 11 References Chapter 12 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781578860890
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 236
  • ID: 9781578860890
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 157886089X

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