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# Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understandng Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States

by
Liping Ma

Chinese students typically outperform U.S. students on international comparisons of mathematics competency. Paradoxically, Chinese teachers receive far less education than U.S. teachers--11 to 12 years of schooling versus 16 to 18 years of schooling.

Studies of U.S. teacher knowledge often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. But, they give few ex ...more

Studies of U.S. teacher knowledge often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. But, they give few ex ...more

Paperback, 192 pages

Published
May 1st 1999
by Routledge

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May 14, 2013
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372.70973 MA(166p)

dividend ÷ divisor = quotient

Multiplier(factor, number of group ) * multiplicand(factor: number in a group) = Product,

google search : devlin on multiplication(Keith Devlin):

Worth reading for parents try to help their children and teachers try to teach elementary arithmetic(addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). A great insight of elementary math teaching, procedural perspective teaching vs. Conceptu ...more

dividend ÷ divisor = quotient

Multiplier(factor, number of group ) * multiplicand(factor: number in a group) = Product,

google search : devlin on multiplication(Keith Devlin):

**multiplication is not repeated addition.**, no mention in this book.Worth reading for parents try to help their children and teachers try to teach elementary arithmetic(addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). A great insight of elementary math teaching, procedural perspective teaching vs. Conceptu ...more

Liping Ma's research shows the difference in how we teach math for a conceptual verses a procedural understanding. I had several aha! moments where I realized that my memory of certain mathematica ...more

It also pained me to hear the Chinese teachers describe learning from their colleagues, solving problems together and spending time discussing pedagogy. If teachers her ...more

Jul 14, 2007
Susan Lee
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Frightening so far.

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