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Foundations for the future in mathematics education

Author: Richard A Lesh; Eric Hamilton; James J Kaput
Publisher: Mahwah, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses what kind of understandings and abilities should be emphasized to decrease mismatches between the narrow band of mathematical understandings and abilities. This book is useful as a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Lesh; Eric Hamilton; James J Kaput
ISBN: 0805860568 9780805860566 0805860576 9780805860573
OCLC Number: 72353877
Description: x, 476 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface, Foundations for the future in engineering and other fields that are heavy users of mathematics, science and technology / Richard Lesh --
What changes are occurring in the kind of problem-solving situations where mathematical thinking is needed beyond school? / Eric Hamilton --
Meanings of statistical variation in the context of work / Celia Hoyles and Richard Noss --
Problem-solving and learning in everyday structural engineering work / Julie Gainsburg --
Modeling without end : conflict across organizational and disciplinary boundaries in habitat conservation planning / Bruce Evan Goldstein and Rogers Hall --
Mathematical modeling 'in the wild' : a case of hot cognition / Wolff-Michael Roth --
Learning in design / David Williamson Shaffer --
Cognitive science of mathematics : why is it relevant for mathematics education? / Rafael Núñez --
What changes are occurring in the kind of elementary-but-powerful mathematics concepts that provide new foundations for the future? / Richard Lesh --
Models, simulations, and exploratory environments : a tentative taxonomy / Judah L. Schwartz --
Technology becoming infrastructural in mathematics education / Jim Kaput, Richard Lesh, and Steve Hegedus --
Why build a mathematical model? : taxonomy of situations that create the need for a model to be developed / Maynard Thompson and Caroline Yoon --
Cultivating modeling abilities / Caroline Yoon and Maynard Thompson --
Discrete mathematics in 21st century education : an opportunity to retreat from the rush to calculus / Joseph G. Rosenstein --
Formalizing learning as a complex system : scale invariant power law distributions in group and individual decision making / Thomas Hills [and others] --
Systemics of learning for a revised pedagogical agenda / Andrea A. diSessa --
DNR system as a conceptual framework for curriculum development and instruction / Guershon Harel --
Aspects of affect and mathematical modeling processes / Gerald A. Goldin --
What kind of instructional activities are needed to develop new levels and types of understanding and ability? / Richard Lesh and Jim Kaput --
Beyond efficiency : a critical perspective of Singapore's educational reforms / Mani Le Vasan, Richard Lesh, and Mardiana Abu Bakar --
John Dewey revisited--
making mathematics practical versus making practice mathematical / Richard Lesh, Caroline Yoon, and Judi Zawojewski --
Use of reflection tools in building personal models of problem-solving / Eric Hamilton [and others] --
Diversity-by-design : the what, why, and how of generativity in next-generation classroom networks / Walter M. Stroup [and others] --
When the model is a program / Fred G. Martin, Margret A. Hjalmarson, and Phillip C. Wankat --
Uncertainty and iteration in design tasks for engineering students / Margret A. Hjalmarson, Monica Cardella, and Phillip C. Wankat --
Teacher development in a large urban district and the impact on students / Roberta Y. Schorr [and others] --
Directions for future research / Richard Lesh, Eric Hamilton, and Jim Kaput.
Responsibility: edited by Richard A. Lesh, Eric Hamilton, James J. Kaput.
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