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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0025-5785 (print)
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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 Education
ePrint ID: 41388
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 14:04
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41388

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