The four sections in this Third International Handbook are concerned with: (a) social, political and cultural dimensions in mathematics education; (b) mathematics education as a field of study; (c) technology in the mathematics curriculum; and (d) international perspectives on mathematics education. These themes are taken up by 84 internationally-recognized scholars, based in 26 different nations. Each of section is structured on the basis of past, present and future aspects.
The Learner's Perspective Study ascribes to the premise that the investigation of social practice within the mathematics classrooms must attend to the learners’ practice with at least the same priority as that accorded to the teachers’ practice. In focusing on student voice within this partnership, as enacted in many different guises across different cultures and socio-political learning environments, we hope that we will be better informed to understand the relationship between pedagogy and learning mathematics, and between pedagogy and the empowerment of diverse learners.
Parents, do you know that your child is gifted in math, yet are you having difficulty inspiring your obviously talented student to do more than just the problems presented in school? Fortunately, besides the old boring math problem worksheets given out in most traditional classrooms, there is an almost endless variety of ways that mathematics can be presented to unenthusiastic learners that will arouse their interest and make them want to dig deeper thus stretching and improving their minds.
This book presents unique insights into a significant area of French research relating the learning and teaching of mathematics in school classrooms and their development. Having previously had only glimpses of this work, I have found the book fascinating in its breadth of theory, its links between epistemological, didactic and cognitive perspectives and its comprehensive treatment of student learning of mathematics, classroom activity, the work of teachers and prospective teacher development.
Dr. Hedy Moscovici's life on three continents and her battle with ovarian cancer shaped the unique co-learning and participative leadership perspective on science and mathematics education shared in this book.
"Mathematics: Applications and Concepts" sets the standard in Middle School mathematics. This three-course program provides a unique blend of instruction, daily practice, intervention, standardized test preparation, and practice in reading and writing math, and gets students ready for testing success.
Reading age for native speakers: Middle School students (7th grade)
Beginning with zero itself and concluding with the last great unsolved problem, this book introduces the origins of mathematics from Egyptian fractions to Roman numerals; explains the near mystical significance of pi and primes, Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio; tells you the things they didn’t at school – what calculus, statistics and algebra can actually do, and the very real uses of imaginary numbers...