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Hasegawa, Junichi – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2002
Discusses a class on subtraction or difference-finding, problems such as "There are eight white flowers and five red flowers, how many more white flowers are there than red flowers?" used in the teaching of Japanese first grade children. Describes three instances of introductory teaching of "difference-finding" problems in the…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Lopez-Real, Francis; Leung, Allen – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2001
Discusses reflections on a videotaped geometry lesson from a Japanese classroom. Contrasts the lesson with the work of a group of teachers on a B.Ed. program who were given the same problem-solving task as the Japanese pupils. (MM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematics Education
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Nunokawa, Kazuhiko – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2001
Draws on a range of Japanese work and unifies it under an integrating theme of 'surprise' to help gain insight into a characteristic of mathematics lessons which make students interested in mathematical ideas. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education