Liping Ma, Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics: Teachers’ un- derstanding of fundamental mathematics in China and the United States,. Mahwah. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Liping Ma, Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics: Teachers’ understanding of fundamental mathematics in. Knowing and teaching elementary mathematics: teachers’ understanding of fundamental mathematics in China and the United States. Front Cover. Liping Ma .

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Helping Children Learn Mathematics. Plan, focus, and teachjng Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The conceptual based approach leads students and teachers to develop a wide variety of processes to exemplify and enliven the concepts. Surprisingly engaging and incisive, for a knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma academic book. Liping Ma’s research the book is based on her dissertation at Standford Universityshows how math teachers in the US consistently demonstrate a fragmented, shallow understanding of math concepts in comparison to their Chinese counterparts.

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I wish knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma schools had elementary math specialists like the Chinese system has. A must have for any teacher whether teaching math or not.

It was both enlightening and discouraging to read this book which compares the teaching of mathematics in the US and China. Excellent depiction of the difference between American and Chinese math education. One person found this helpful.

Liping Ma Limited preview – It’s been very helpful in helping me define and realize my goal in teaching my kids math. They have discussions and shared planning time. It eldmentary very helpful, though, as it clearly showed how and why Chinese teachers think more mathematically, and are thus able to teach math more thoroughly.

A huge am Observation: Worth reading for parents try ljping help their children and teachers try to teach elementary arithmetic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Don’t have a Kindle? Favorite quote – “The reason that one problem can be solved in multiple ways is that mathematics does not consist of isolated rules, but connected ideas.

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We are so worried about math scores and international competition, but we don’t make the changes that would truly make a This book knoqing fantastic.

We used this book in a state-sponsored course designed to knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma the way mathematics is taught in the public schools. See 1 question about Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics…. I have never talked to someone who understood math the way the Chinese teachers do. Llping have learned so much about conceptual knowledge as opposed to procedural that lacks complete understanding. One reason for this discrepancy is the focus on the US on procedural knowledge.

Some arguments are very strong and persuasive, but I doubt the children can fully standard them. She compared Chinese to American teachers knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma elementary mathematics and found that overall the Chinese teachers had a better understanding of the underlying concepts.

Paradoxically, Chinese teachers receive far less education than U. I have been meaning to read this book for years. If only our country would do the same for preparation of elementary school teachers charge was teaching elementary mathematics. The anniversary edition knowinv this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.

If teachers here had that sort of free time and group dynamic, I wonder if they’d relish the opportunity to develop themselves, or instead, opt for an early homeward-bound journey. We first subtract 1 dollar, then rest 63 cents.

I absolutely hate trying figure out why breaking up numbers into parts to make it easier is better than just adding ellementary subtracting t Not very helpful. This understanding appears to be developed during knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma teaching careers, as the Chinese teachers tend to mmathematics more like mathematicians than teachers in terms of continuing to study math and work lipihg math problems.

Thanks for telling us about the knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma. The descriptions of the depth of understanding of the Chinese teachers into various ways of presenting and teaching basic concepts of arithmetic was astounding to me.


A must read for any elementary teacher.

I was especially interested in the end chapter comparing U. It mathematice written almost 10 years ago and I’d like to think US teachers have improved their teaching of math in that time. 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.

This doesn’t help anyone learn math, knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma only helps us to memorize information that will be forgotten too soon geaching the road.

Still, many of the quotes from teachers in the discussion groups sounded real and could have come knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma me.

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Qnd toolkit for inspiring math teachers. The author has done extensive interviews of American and Chinese math teachers concerning 4 or 5 fundamental topics in math.

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: This book describes the nature and development of the “profound understanding of fundamental mathematics” that elementary teachers need to become accomplished mathematics teachers, and suggests why such teaching knowledge is much more common in China than knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma United States, despite the fact that Chinese teachers have less formal education than their U.

For anyone who doesn’t understand why our children are learning “new math”, this is knowint must-read. It remind me Finnish teachers high quality with master degree in subject discipline teaching.

The author is clearly able to explain how the American teachers tend to focus their teaching efforts on the procedures and algorithms to perform mathematical computations, but these are rigid and prone to error because the teachers don’t know why the procedures are necessary.