ERIC Number: ED404117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Computational Alternatives for the Twenty-first Century: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from Japan and the United States.
Reys, Robert E.; Nohda, Nobuhiko
This book, written by participants of a joint Japan-United States seminar, drawing upon years of classroom and research experience, examines how computation applies in basic and far-reaching ways, starting in early childhood and continuing throughout individuals' lives. The book presents both the Japanese and American views of computational alternatives--mental, written, with calculators, and through estimation--and their implications for school mathematics at all levels. The essays are categorized into the following sections: (1) "Similarities and Differences--Mental Computation in Japan and the United States," (2) "Similarities and Differences--Computational Estimation in Japan and the United States," and (3) "Similarities and Differences--Calculator Use in Japan and the United States." Contains 170 English and 49 Japanese references. (MKR)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Mental Computation
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1593.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States