Amongst Mathematicians: Teaching and Learning Mathematics at University Level

Front Cover
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 19, 2007 - Education - 341 pages
0 Reviews

Amongst Mathematicians offers a unique perspective on the ways in which mathematicians perceive their students' learning, teach and reflect on their teaching practice; also on how they perceive the often fragile relationship between the communities of mathematics and mathematics education.

Elena Nardi employs two fictional, yet entirely data-grounded, characters to create a conversation on these important issues. While personas are created, the facts incorporated into their stories are based on large bodies of data including intense focused group interviews with mathematicians and extensive analyses of students' written work. This book demonstrates the pedagogical potential that lies in collaborative undergraduate mathematics education research that engages mathematicians, researchers and students. Nardi also addresses the need for action in undergraduate mathematics education and offers a discourse for reform through demonstrating the feasibility and potential of collaboration between mathematicians and mathematics education researchers.

Amongst Mathematicians is of interest to both the mathematics and mathematics education communities including university teachers, teacher educators, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I
2
II
3
III
4
IV
6
V
9
VI
15
VII
16
VIII
18
LIII
185
LIV
193
LV
194
LVI
195
LVII
199
LVIII
200
LX
205
LXI
206

X
24
XI
29
XII
39
XIII
41
XIV
42
XV
48
XVI
49
XVII
51
XVIII
57
XIX
60
XX
64
XXI
70
XXII
79
XXIII
83
XXIV
89
XXV
93
XXVI
102
XXVII
103
XXVIII
106
XXIX
111
XXX
112
XXXI
120
XXXII
121
XXXIII
125
XXXIV
134
XXXVI
136
XXXVII
139
XXXVIII
151
XXXIX
152
XL
159
XLI
161
XLII
162
XLIII
166
XLIV
168
XLV
172
XLVI
176
XLVII
177
XLVIII
179
XLIX
180
LI
181
LII
182
LXIV
207
LXV
208
LXVI
212
LXVIII
215
LXIX
217
LXX
220
LXXI
224
LXXII
229
LXXIII
234
LXXIV
237
LXXV
238
LXXVI
239
LXXVII
240
LXXVIII
241
LXXIX
247
LXXX
248
LXXXI
250
LXXXII
251
LXXXIII
253
LXXXIV
254
LXXXV
255
LXXXVII
257
LXXXVIII
258
LXXXIX
260
XC
264
XCI
273
XCII
276
XCIII
280
XCIV
281
XCV
285
XCVI
293
XCVII
297
XCVIII
299
XCIX
302
C
304
CII
308
CIII
311
CIV
333
CV
335
CVI
337
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 10 - Almost always inservice has been based on a 'deficit model' of teaching. By that we mean the emphasis has been on the identification of what it is thought teachers ought to be doing and are not doing, and on appropriate action to remedy matters, (p.

About the author (2007)

About the author: Elena Nardi was born in 1968. She studied mathematics (BSc) in Thessaloniki, Greece and mathematics education at Cambridge (MPhil) and Oxford (DPhil) in the UK. Her research is in various areas of mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the psychology of mathematical learning and the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level. She is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. She is involved with graduate supervision and with teaching mathematics education and research methods, she co-ordinates UEA's group of researchers in mathematics education and she is Joint Editor in Chief (2008-2010) of Research in Mathematics Education the new international journal of the British Society for Research into the Learning of Mathematics. Her book Amongst Mathematicians: Teaching and Learning Mathematics at University Level is due in the spring/summer of 2007 by Springer. For more information on Elena's work: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~m011/

Bibliographic information