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ERIC Number: ED489675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Time and Flow as Parameters in International Comparisons: A View from an Eighth Grade Algebra Lesson
Fried, Michael N.; Amit, Miriam
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper compares the way lessons on systems of linear equations unfold in a classroom in the Negev region of Israel with the way they unfold in a Shanghai and Hong Kong classroom. Lessons are viewed as temporal entities describable not only by the nexus of topics they contain but also by how they flow in time. In this light, the lessons in the classroom studied by the authors contrasts strongly with the Shanghai and Hong Kong classroom, the former having a turbulent flow and latter a smooth directed flow. The result is consistent with previous recognized cultural differences in classroom practice and has implications for the bases of international comparisons. [For complete proceedings, see ED489632.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Hong Kong; Israel