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Bass, Hyman, Ed.; Usiskin, Zalman, Ed.; Burrill, Gail, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2002
The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNCMI) took advantage of a unique opportunity to bring educators together. In August 2000, following the Ninth International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-9) in Makuhari, Japan, MSEB and USNCMI capitalized on the presence of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Workshops, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Imai, Toshihiro – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2000
Aims to find the influence of overcoming fixation in mathematical problem-solving towards divergent thinking in open-ended mathematics problems. Presents findings from an investigation of Japanese junior high school students. Reports that students who can overcome fixation in mathematics can contribute varied and original ideas in open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving
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Kroll, Diana Lambdin; Yabe, Toshiaki – Arithmetic Teacher, 1987
Presented is a brief overview of Japanese education followed by specific ideas about important considerations in the teaching of mathematics in elementary grades. Examples are given for teaching flexibility in mathematical thinking. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Achievement
Becker, Jerry P., Ed.; Miwa, Tatsuro, Ed. – 1992
The purpose of a seminar attended by mathematics educators from the United States and Japan was to explore ways that use of technology in teaching problem solving can improve student learning. The following presentations were made: (1) "A Report of U.S.-Japan Cross-cultural Research on Students' Problem-Solving Behavior," (T. Miwa and T.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
Lochhead, Jack; And Others – 1985
Numerous research studies over the past five years indicate that a high percentage of college students have severe deficiencies in their ability to use mathematics as a language for representing simple quantitative relationships. In the United States these problems are nearly as common among students with strong computational skills in algebra and…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Students, Cultural Influences, Higher Education
Wirszup, Izaak, Ed.; Streit, Robert, Ed. – 1987
Reported in this conference proceedings are educational activities related to mathematics education from several countries. The conference was devoted primarily to two major topics closely connected with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP): (1) Development of an applications-oriented mathematics curriculum for all…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Innovation
Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan). – 1983
The course of study for students in upper secondary schools in Japan is outlined in this document. The first of three chapters puts forth the general provisions that a Japanese upper secondary school should seek to follow. Comprising the greater part of the volume, the second chapter outlines the objectives to be achieved in 18 subjects. For each…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Art Education, Business Education, Course Content
Hida, Takeyuki; Shimizu, Akinobu – 1986
This volume contains the papers and comments from the Workshop on Mathematics Education, a special session of the 15th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications, held in Nagoya, Japan, July 2-5, 1985. Topics covered include: (1) probability; (2) statistics; (3) deviation; (4) Japanese mathematics curriculum; (5) statistical…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Communications Branch. – 1992
This study was intended to promote discussion between business leaders and educators in Alberta (Canada) on the quality of Alberta's education system and its relation to the province's economic competitiveness. The study offers an objective comparison of materials used in grades 7 to 12 to teach mathematics, physics, and chemistry in Japan,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Hilke, Eileen – Southern Social Studies Journal, 1990
Designs an elementary level social studies unit with the focus on Japan. Provides sample units of cooperative learning group projects. Suggests integrating mathematics, language arts, economics, fine arts, and science. Lists resources for obtaining more information and materials about Japan. (NL)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture
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Tosa, Sachiko; Martin, Fred – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers' attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The participants were 28 science or technology teachers who attended workshops offered in the United States and Japan. The professional development program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry
Shoresman, Michele; Kinoshita, Waunita – 1980
A variety of experiences are provided to encourage active learning and involvement on the part of U.S. students studying Japanese culture. The aim is to enable the mathematics, English, art, physical education, and science teacher as well as the social studies instructor to incorporate the study of Japan into their curricula. In each of these…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Clothing, Cooking Instruction, Cultural Activities