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Feb 09, Lipiny rated it it was amazing Shelves: The studies described in this book suggest that Chinese teachers begin their teaching careers with a better understanding of elementary mathematics than that of most U.

Paperbackpages. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: May 22, Kim Adn. Aug 15, Brian rated it really liked it. What’s worse is that as the math presented to the teachers in the book gets harder, the US teacher’s procedural knowledge is also lacking.

Because American elementary teachers teach all subjects, we don’t have time to do what they do, which is a shame. Neuroscience study shows our brain cortex dealing with abstract number operations not fully mature until adolescence.

It may be a bit dry, but it is an excellent resource for those looking to improve their understanding of the important ideas in mathematics in order to improve the way they teach. This book is a wonderful resource to knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma in order to learn about some more effective ways to mathematifs math, znd, as well as a resource that points to many things that are not running as well as they should in math education in the US today.

Feb 24, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 16, Emily rated it it was amazing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Being able to and tending to solve a problem in more than one way therefore Deeply insightful. I was never taught this way and although I went on to get a bachelor’s and master’s degree in statistics, never realiz I realized reading this book that my understanding of arithmetic is very incomplete.

Through interviews with American and Chinese math teachers on four specific math topics, the author demonstrates that a large reason for the disparity in student scores stems from the teachers in the US not having a good conceptual understanding of the material.

She goes much beyond those statistics though, by providing the meat of the interview transcripts. I have learned so much about conceptual knowledge as opposed to knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma that lacks complete understanding. Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: I think people are scared to engage in conversation with children about math and relax, so they make up rules from observations to say one method of teaching subtraction, Multiplying and whatever else I missed in the book before I quit reading it to keep my sanity,is better than another way, leaving out the fact that teachers were put on the spot.

The teacher’s deep level of understanding of the math is critical to sorting through the possible misconceptions and guiding knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma to their own deep understanding.

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I realized reading this book that my understanding of arithmetic is very incomplete. This reads very much like the dissertation it was originally, but that doesn’t take away from it’s great content.

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We want to rely so much on simple formulas and algorithms, handed to us to memorize and then “plug and chug,” without really ever knowing what they are about. They also interact with each knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma more to help each other learn the concepts and how to teach them, and they receive time to do these things during xnd work day. Apr 29, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: A startling look into mathematics education in America.

I’ve oiping the first and loved it. I had several aha! A must read for any elementary teacher. If you teach math at all this is the book you should read next. It is hard to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.

Refresh and try again. View or edit your browsing tecahing. What is elfmentary knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma from take 3 apples from 12 apples to 12 – 3? Teaching conditions in the United States, unlike those in China, militate against the development of elementary teachers’ mathematical knowledge and its organization for teaching.

The teacher’s deep level of understanding of the math is critical to sorting through the knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma misconceptions and guidi This is a really interesting investigation into the differences between Chinese and American math teaching and teacher preparation.

Surprisingly engaging and incisive, for a rather academic book. This understanding appears to be developed during their teaching careers, as the Chinese teachers tend to behave more like mathematicians than teachers in terms of continuing to elementsry math and work on math problems.