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Five Women Build a Number System by Robert Speiser, Charles Walter


Five Women Build a Number System by Robert Speiser, Charles Walter

This book is one of very few which, address in detail and in-depth, how preservice teachers build important mathematical ideas. A detailed case study of important mathematical learning by five preservice elementary school teachers, who construct powerful mathematical ideas by working through a major influential construction personally.

About the Author

ROBERT SPEISER is a mathematician and a mathematics educator. His research in both fields has gained international recognition. He is Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, and the chair-elect of the North American Chapter of the International Group for Psychology of Mathematics Education. Speiser's research in mathematics education centers on the development of understanding. CHUCK WALTER'S academic career has focused on doing mathematics and learning to so mathematics at all levels. His research interests in mathematics education center on the growth and development of understanding, especially in school classrooms. He is assistant editor of the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

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Publication date

13th January 2000


Robert Speiser, Charles Walter

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Ablex Publishing Corporation an imprint of ABC-CLIO


145 pages


Cognition & cognitive psychology



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