Rational Numbers: An Integration of Research

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Thomas P. Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, Thomas A. Romberg
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Education - 396 pages
Until recently there had been relatively little integration of programs of research on teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment. However, in the last few years it has become increasingly apparent that a more unified program of research is needed to acquire an understanding of teaching and learning in schools that will inform curriculum development and assessment. The chapters in this volume represent a first step toward an integration of research paradigms in one clearly specified mathematical domain.

Integrating a number of different research perspectives is a complex task, and ways must be found to reduce the complexity without sacrificing the integration. The research discussed in this volume is tied together because it deals with a common content strand. During the last ten years specific content domains have served as focal points for research on the development of mathematical concepts in children. The areas of addition and subtraction, algebra, rational numbers, and geometry are notable examples. Whether a similar organizational structure will prevail for programs of research that integrate the study of teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment is an open question. The perspectives presented in this volume illustrate the potential for adopting this perspective.
 

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Contents

Content Analyses of Rational Numbers
12
Students Thinking
84
Teachers and Teaching
156
Assessment
260
CurricuIum and Instruction
288
Author Index
363
Subject Index
369
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