Some lessons in mathematics: a comparison of mathematics teaching in Japan and America
Jones, Keith (1997) Some lessons in mathematics: a comparison of mathematics teaching in Japan and America. Mathematics Teaching, 159, 6-9.
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As part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a representative sample of Year 9 classrooms in Japan and the United States were video-taped. Analysis of this data is enabling comparisons to be made of the teaching methods typically employed in these two countries. Findings suggest that while the typical US lesson emphasised skill acquisition, the typical Japanese lesson focused on the solving of complex problems through pupil exploration and presentation.
|Keywords:||pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, mathematics, japan, japanese, US, USA, america, problem solving, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school, lesson planning|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Mathematics, Science & Health Education (MSHE)
|Date Deposited:||07 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2014 14:04|
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