The book has been written by an international group of very activeresearchers and scholars who have a passion for the study of Chinesemathematics education. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensiveand updated picture of the teaching and learning of mathematicsinvolving Chinese students from various perspectives, including theways in which Chinese students learn mathematics in classrooms, schools and homes, the influence of the cultural and socialenvironment on Chinese students'' mathematics learning, and thestrengths and weaknesses of the ways in which Chinese learnmathematics
This unique book represents another concerted research effort concerning Chinese mathematics education, with contributions from the world's leading scholars and most active researchers. The book presents the latest original research work with a particular focus on the "teaching" side of Chinese mathematics education to a wide international audience. There are mainly three sections in the book. The first section introduces readers to a historical and contemporary perspective, respectively, on traditional mathematical teaching in ancient China and on how modern Chinese mathematics teachers teach and pursue their pre-service training and in-service professional development. The second section presents studies investigating a wide range of issues at both the macro- and micro-levels on how Chinese mathematics teachers teach mathematics. The third section focuses on Chinese mathematics teachers, investigating issues about their knowledge, belief, teacher training and professional development. Like its predecessor, "How Chinese Learn Mathematics: Perspectives from Insiders," this book is a must for educational researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers who are interested in knowing more about mathematics teaching, teachers, teacher education and professional development concerning Chinese teachers and learners.Contents: Focusing on Chinese Mathematics Teaching, Teachers and Teacher Education: An Introduction"Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: "The Wisdom of Traditional Mathematical Teaching in China "(DAI Qin and CHEUNG Ka Luen)" How Chinese Teachers Teach Mathematics and Pursue Professional Development: Perspectives from ContemporaryInternational Research "(FAN Lianghuo, MIAO Zhenzhen and MOK Ah Chee Ida)" "Understanding the Chinese Ways of Teaching Mathematics: " Mathematics Teaching in a Chinese Classroom: A Hybrid-Model Analysis of Opportunities for Students' Learning "(HUANG Rongjin, MILLER L Diane and TZUR Ron)"Achieving Coherence in the Mathematics Classroom: Toward a Framework for Examining Instructional Coherence "(WANG Tao, CAI Jinfa and HWANG Stephen)" Elementary School Teachers' Instruction in Measurement: Cases of Classroom Teaching of Spatial Measurement in Taiwan "(HUANG Hsin-Mei E)" Pedagogical and Curriculum Potentials of Homework: A Case Study about Geometric Proofs in Shanghai "(FANG Yanping)" Teaching Calculation of Time Intervals: Comparing Mathematics Competence of Students in Macau, Hong Kong and the Netherlands "(LI Titus Siu Pang)" Teaching Number Sense via Interactive Multimedia in a Primary School in Taiwan "(YANG Der-Ching, CHEN Pei-Chieh, TSAI Yi Fang and HSIEH Tien-Yu)"Teaching Geometrical Theorems in Grade 8 Using the "Shen Tou" Method: A Case Study in Shanghai "(DING Liping, JONES Keith and ZHANG Dianzhou)" Implementation of Objectives Based on the Curriculum Standards: A Case of Teaching Using Letter to Represent Number at a Chinese Primary School in Chinese Mainland "(HUANG Xingfeng, YANG Jinglei and LI Shiqi)" Chinese Project-based Classroom Practices: Promoting Students' Engagement in Mathematical Activities "(XU Binyan and ZHU Guangtian)"A Large-Scale Video Survey on Taiwanese Fourth-Grade Classrooms of Mathematical Teaching Behaviors "(LEE Yuan-Shun and LIN Fou-Lai)" Features of Exemplary Lessons under the Curriculum Reform in Chinese Mainland: A Study of Thirteen Elementary Mathematics Lessons "(MA Yunpeng and ZHAO Dongchen)" Qingpu Mathematics Teaching Reform and Its Impact on Student Learning "(GU Lingyuan, YANG Yudong and HE Zhenzhen)""Chinese Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educati
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 a truly systematic examination of 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.
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.
Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter knowledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the knowledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the knowledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such knowledge seems more common in China than in the United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.S. counterparts. The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.
How can math magic surprise an audience? What is the “personality” of decimals and fractions? What is the best order to teach integer operations? What is the “fence law”? Can we have two cosine laws? How can two words help us study trigonometry? What function equals its inverse? These and many more topics are thoroughly explored in this book. Follow Dr. C as he takes you on a journey filled with unique cases and entertaining stories. Each of the 100 sections focuses on a different topic and introduces readers to an entirely new way of learning smart mathematics. This book represents the author’s life-long teaching experience in three countries through which he developed his trademark style of conveying complex concepts with ease. The book is written in two parts and closely follows math curriculum widely used in the US and Canada. Part 1 covers material from grade 1 to 8. Part 2 is developed for high school and up. Teachers teaching any grade can find it a useful tool while students will appreciate its light-hearted but insightful delivery as a reference.
"Efforts to improve mathematics teaching and learning globally have led to the ever-increasing interest in searching for alternative and effective instructional approaches from others. Students from East Asia, such as China and Japan, have consistently outperformed their counterparts in the West. Yet, Bianshi Teaching (teaching with variation) practice, which has been commonly used in practice in China, has been hardly shared in the mathematics education community internationally. This book is devoted to theorizing the Chinese mathematical teaching practice, Bianshi teaching, that has demonstrated its effectiveness over half a century; examining its systematic use in classroom instruction, textbooks, and teacher professional development in China; and showcasing of the adaptation of the variation pedagogy in selected education systems including Israel, Japan, Sweden and the US. This book has made significant contributions to not only developing the theories on teaching and learning mathematics through variation, but also providing pathways to putting the variation theory into action in an international context.“This book paints a richly detailed and elaborated picture of both teaching mathematics and learning to teach mathematics with variation. Teaching with variation and variation as a theory of learning are brought together to be theorized and exemplified through analysis of teaching in a wide variety of classrooms and targeting both the content and processes of mathematical thinking. Highly recommended.” – Kaye Stacey, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne, Australia “Many teachers in England are excited by the concept of teaching with variation and devising variation exercises to support their pupils’ mastery of mathematics. However, fully understanding and becoming proficient in its use takes time. This book provides a valuable resource to deepen understanding through the experiences of other teachers shared within the book and the insightful reflections of those who have researched this important area. – Debbie Morgan, Director for Primary Mathematics, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, United Kingdom"
The teacher-training profession is searching for new ideas to prepare the next generation of teachers who can successfully educate 21st century students. At the same time, there is an increase in foreign-born professors, with one of the most significant groups originating from China. East Meets West in Teacher Preparation gives voice to teacher educators from Chinese backgrounds who are now teaching in America's colleges. With this unique book, the field can learn about Chinese educational thinking and practices directly from educators who have personal and professional knowledge of both the United States and Chinese systems. Readers will come to understand how these bilingual educators view and speak about their lived experiences and perspectives across the Pacific shores; how they reflect on and articulate the similarities and differences between educational systems in the United States and China; what strategies they use to navigate through complex sociocultural boundaries; as well as what possibilities exist for the two systems to learn from each other. This important book will help educators prepare for the intersection already developing between Chinese and American teaching approaches and practices.