ERIC Number: ED484843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Ponderings of a Rural Mathematics Educator on Others' Perceptions of the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Rural Areas. Occasional Paper No. 9
Beach, Bonnie Wilcoxen
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning
This paper offers the author's personal reflections about an event at a research pre-session of the 2003 annual conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) held on April 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. The session offered a rare opportunity for the mathematics education community to consider rural issues. In this paper, the author summarizes and reacts to five papers presented at the research pre-conference, concluding with a list of rural myths to be considered by scholars contemplating research on the teaching and learning of mathematics in rural settings.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Rural Areas, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect, Rural Youth, Rural Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.