ERIC Number: EJ1167177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Schoenfeld, Alan H.
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v49 n1 p91-97 Jan 2018
In this Research Commentary, the author explores what is meant by "teaching for understanding" and delves into these questions: How does teaching for understanding interact with the backgrounds of the students who experience it or the attributes of the contexts in which they learn? Which empirical findings are context dependent, and which are mere statistical artifacts?
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Background, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Research, College Mathematics, Algebra
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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