Episode 001: Time Bombs, Cow Tipping, and American Mathematics Education

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/001--ED.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:03 — 29.3MB) Main Talking Points in this Podcast How American Middle Schools are not up to par with Japanese Middle Schools, and if there is anything we can do about it. Is there such a thing as an Asian philosophy of Mathematics Education?  If not, who cares? Ways that time bombs and cow tipping can aid students learning of math. References and Links Leung, Frederick. 2001. In Search of an East Asian Identity in Mathematics Education. Educational Studies in Mathematics 47, no. 1 (May 29): 35-51. doi:10.1023/A:1017936429620. Sawyer, W.W. MATHEMATICS, EMOTIONS AND THINGS. http://www.marco-learningsystems.com/pages/sawyer/things.htm. Schaub, Maryellen, and David P. Baker. 1991. Solving the Math Problem: Exploring Mathematics Achievement in Japanese and American Middle Grades. American Journal of Education 99, no. 4:...

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