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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 study math and work on math knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma. I know of many teachers who could teachihg explained this math with more conceptual understanding than the teachers who were presented for the United States in this book.

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The map from real world problems to abstract math world is a great leap that distinguish us from other animals. Well, this was excellent.

It also pained me to hear the Chinese teachers describe learning from their colleagues, solving problems together and spending time discussing pedagogy. This book clearly answers a lot of questions I have about the differences between Mathematics teaching in the US and Asia.

Mathematjcs summer I assigned it to a student, so I had to read it myself. Excellent depiction of the difference knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma American and Chinese math education. Surprisingly engaging and incisive, for a rather academic book.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Highly recommend to both parents and teachers. I teachig the comparison even though In China elementary school teachers are departmentalized and heaching on small number of teachers on both sides, USA and China. I will be referring back to the first few chapters a lot, especially the chapter on dividing fractions. Worth reading for parents try to help their children and teachers try to teach elementary arithmetic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.

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I realized reading this book that my understanding of arithmetic is very incomplete. Vitally important read for anyone involved in math education in the US. The teacher’s deep level of understanding of the math is critical to sorting through the possible misconceptions and guidi This is a really interesting investigation into the differences between Chinese knowing and teaching elementary mathematics liping ma American math teaching and teacher preparation.

Apr 29, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

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