This fifth volume in the series of yearbooks by the Association of Mathematics Educators in Singapore entitled Nurturing Reflective Learners in Mathematics is unique in that it focuses on a single theme in mathematics education. The objective is to encourage teachers and researchers to advance reflection among students and teachers in mathematics classrooms.
Never one to shy away from incendiary topics or controversial stances, Swedish writer August Strindberg tackles a series of tough issues in the engaging short stories collected in Married. Strindberg's life-like characters grapple with and debate issues ranging from racial discrimination to the education of women.
Several renowned international and Singapore researchers in the field have published their work in this volume. The fifteen chapters of the book illustrate evidence-based practices that school teachers and researchers can experiment with in their own classrooms to bring about meaningful learning outcomes. Three broad themes, namely fundamentals, instructional tools, and approaches to teaching for nurturing reflective learners in mathematics classrooms, shape the ideas in these chapters. The book makes a significant contribution towards the learning of mathematics. It is a good resource for mathematics teachers, educators and research students.Contents:
- Nurturing Reflective Learners in Mathematics: An Introduction (Berinderjeet Kaur)
- The Neurocognition of Reflection: The Mystery in Learning, the Essence of Teaching, From Mystery to Mastery (Frank Chee Tet Voon)
- Working with the Whole Psyche: Nurturing Reflective Learners (John Mason)
- Knowledge and Beliefs for Nurturing Reflective Learners of Rational Number Concepts (Kim Beswick)
- Metacognitive Reflection at Secondary Level (Wong Khoon Yoong)
- Reflecting on an Excellent Teacher's Video Recorded Mathematics Lesson: What Can We Learn? (Lim Chap Sam and Chew Cheng Meng)
- Learning from Student Reflections (Barry Kissane)
- Reflecting on Calculation: When Drilling Becomes Fulfilling (Anne Watson)
- Developing Reflective Learners Through Solving Non-Routine Problems (Marian Kemp)
- Mathematics Competition Questions and Mathematical Tasks for Instructional Use (Toh Tin Lam)
- Mathematical Tasks in the Advanced Mathematics Class for Nurturing Reflection (Oh Nam Kwon and Ji Eun Lee)
- Using Codes to Facilitate Metacognition in Mathematics (Wong Oon Hua)
- Mathematics Lessons Stimulating Reflective Learning: Japanese Perspective (Keiko Hino)
- Insights from Students' Process of Understanding Mathematics for Nurturing Reflective Learners (Masataka Koyama)
- Mathematics Learning Episode that Promotes Reflective Thinking Among Elementary Pupils (Auxencia Alarcon Limjap)
Readership: Mathematics educators, teachers and research students.