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Can we learn anything from China about Education in Mathematics?

Can we learn anything from China about Education in Mathematics?

Field, Jenny (2015) Can we learn anything from China about Education in Mathematics? Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching, 7 (11). ISSN 2044-0081 (doi:https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v7i11.237)

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Abstract

Some countries in South East Asia do better than us in international mathematics tests. This would appear to indicate that their children are more able mathematically than ours. Our government is very keen to explore this further and in 2014/15 funded a National Shanghai Exchange Programme, involving teachers from the newly formed 34 National Maths Hubs.

This opinion piece reflects upon the practices in Shanghai and explores whether we could actually learn anything from them which might improve our own teaching and learning in mathematics, and the impact this might have for HEIs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Opinion piece.
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics; education; shanghai; Singapore; ncetm
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Primary Education
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 14:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15179

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