How Chinese Learn Mathematics: Perspectives from Insiders (Mathematics Education)

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“A noteworthy feature of the book is that eleven of the chapter authors work in mainland China ... The edited collection is a significant contribution to the research literature and provides an important resource in the field.”

 

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“In a context of revolving reforms of the mathematical curricula in the West, the research presented in How Chinese Learn Mathematics certainly gives a lot of food for thought about effectively combining a problem-oriented approach to basic mathematical knowledge and skills with a conceptual and abstract representation of mathematical objects.”

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“The book copes with the issue of mathematics education in a culturally attentive way and offer hints to reconsider policies on mathematics education in the Western world. Hence, it should be present in the library of each education department.”

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The book has been written by an international group of very active researchers and scholars who have a passion for the study of Chinese mathematics education. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensive and updated picture of the teaching and learning of mathematics involving Chinese students from various perspectives, including the ways in which Chinese students learn mathematics in classrooms, schools and homes, the influence of the cultural and social environment on Chinese students' mathematics learning, and the strengths and weaknesses of the ways in which Chinese learn mathematics. Furthermore, based on the relevant research findings, the book explores the implications for mathematics education and offers sound suggestions for reform and improvement. This book is a must for anyone who is interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics concerning Chinese learners.

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The book has been written by an international group of very active researchers and scholars who have a passion for the study of Chinese mathematics education. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensive and updated picture of the teaching and learning of mathematics involving Chinese students from various perspectives, including the ways in which Chinese students learn mathematics in classrooms, schools and homes, the influence of the cultural and social environment on Chinese students' mathematics learning, and the strengths and weaknesses of the ways in which Chinese learn mathematics. Furthermore, based on the relevant research findings, the book explores the implications for mathematics education and offers sound suggestions for reform and improvement. This book is a must for anyone who is interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics concerning Chinese learners.

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A noteworthy feature of the book is that eleven of the chapter authors work in mainland China ]] The edited collection is a significant contribution to the research literature and provides an important resource in the field. -- Research in Mathematics Education "Research in Mathematics Education"

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