publication . Article . 1997

Some lessons in mathematics: a comparison of mathematics teaching in Japan and America

Keith Jones;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
As part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a representative sample of Year 9 classrooms in Japan and the United States were video-taped. Analysis of this data is enabling comparisons to be made of the teaching methods typically employed in these two countries. Findings suggest that while the typical US lesson emphasised skill acquisition, the typical Japanese lesson focused on the solving of complex problems through pupil exploration and presentation.
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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