Studies of teachers in the U.S. often document insufficient subject matter kwledge in mathematics. Yet, these studies give few examples of the kwledge teachers need to support teaching, particularly the kind of teaching demanded by recent reforms in mathematics education. Kwing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics describes the nature and development of the kwledge that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such kwledge 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 table 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.
Liping Ma earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University, following a masters degree in education from East China Normal University. After a term as a senior scientist at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, she is now an independent scholar.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Education & Teaching
Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series