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

by
Liping Ma

International studies of mathematics achievement find that students in some Asian countries, such as Japan and China, consistently outperform their counterparts in the United States. Researchers have described various factors that contribute to this learning gap (such as differences in cultural contexts, school organization, amount of time spent learning mathematics, conte
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Paperback, 166 pages

Published
May 1st 1999
by Routledge

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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. Conceptua ...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
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Frightening so far.

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