**ERIC Number:**ED328422

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**1990

**Pages:**220

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**N/A

**ISBN:**ISBN-0-87353-300-3

**ISSN:**ISSN-0883-9530

Constructivist Views on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education: Monograph No. 4.

Davis, Robert B., Ed.; And Others

This monograph represents 5 years of collaborative discussions among individuals interested in improving the teaching and learning of mathematics beginning in 1985 with the planning of a conference and culminating in the production of this collection of 13 papers to be presented at the conference. Chapters include: (1) an introduction "Constructivist Views on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics"; (2) "Constructivism in Mathematics Education" (Nel Noddings); (3) "An Exposition of Constructivism: Why Some Like it Radical" (Ernst von Glasersfeld); (4) "Epistemology, Constructivism, and Discovery Learning Mathematics" (Gerald A. Goldin); (5) "Children's Learning: A Cognitive View" (Arthur J. Baroody & Herbert P. Ginsburg); (6) "The Nature of Mathematics: What Do We Do When We'Do' Mathematics?" (Robert B. Davis & Carolyn A. Maher); (7) "Teacher's Learning: Building Representations of Children's Meanings" (Carolyn A. Maher & Robert B. David); (8) "Discovery Learning and Constructivism" (Robert B. Davis); (9) "What Constructivism Implies for Teaching," (Jere Confrey); (10) "Classrooms as Learning Environments for Teachers and Researchers" (Paul Cobb, Terry Wood, & Erma Yackel); (11) "Teacher Development in Mathematics in a Constructivist Framework" (Carolyn A. Maher & Alice Alston); (12) "On the Knowledge of Mathematics Teachers" (Leslie P. Steffe); and (13) a conclusion, "Suggestions for the Improvement of Mathematics Education" (Robert B. Davis, Carolyn A. Maher & Nel Noddings). (CW)

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Discovery Learning, Educational Environment, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Theory Practice Relationship

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($9.50).

**Publication Type:**Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Researchers; Practitioners

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.