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Concept Mapping in Mathematics

Research into Practice

Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline (Ed.)

2009

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  • Offers first look at concept mapping in mathematics education
  • Includes foremost authors in the field of concept mapping
  • Provides research-based applications for a variety of educational levels, ranging from primary to graduate level
  • Presents a pedagogical application of concept mapping informed by research

Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice is the first comprehensive book on concept mapping in mathematics. It provides the reader with an understanding of how the meta-cognitive tool, namely, hierarchical concept maps, and the process of concept mapping can be used innovatively and strategically to improve planning, teaching, learning, and assessment at different educational levels. This collection of research articles examines the usefulness of concept maps in the educational setting, with applications and examples ranging from primary grade classrooms through secondary mathematics to pre-service teacher education, undergraduate mathematics and post-graduate mathematics education. A second meta-cognitive tool, called vee diagrams, is also critically examined by two authors, particularly its value in improving mathematical problem solving.

The theoretical underpinnings of concept mapping and of the studies in the book include Ausubel’s cognitive theory of meaningful learning, constructivist and Vygotskian psychology to name a few. There is evidence which suggests that students’ mathematical literacy and problem solving skills can be enhanced through students collaborating and interacting as they work, discuss and communicate mathematically. This book proposes the meta-cognitive strategy of concept mapping as one viable means of promoting, communicating and explicating students’ mathematical thinking and reasoning publicly in a social setting as they engage in mathematical dialogues and discussions.

Concept Mapping in Mathematics: Research into Practice is of interest to researchers, graduate students, teacher educators and professionals in mathematics education.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Concept mapping - Meta-cognitive - Metacognition - PISA - TIMMS - Vee Diagrams - algebra - mathematics education

Related subjects » Learning & Instruction - Mathematics Education

Table of contents 

A: A Historical Overview Of Concept Mapping.- The Development and Evolution of the Concept Mapping Tool Leading to a New Model for Mathematics Education.- B: Primary Mathematics Teaching And Learning.- Analysing the “Measurement” Strand Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams.- Concept Mapping as a Means to Develop and Assess Conceptual Understanding in Primary Mathematics Teacher Education.- Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams to Analyse the “Fractions” Strand in Primary Mathematics.- Concept Maps as Innovative Learning and Assessment Tools in Primary Schools.- C: Secondary Mathematics Teaching And Learning.- Evidence of Meaningful Learning in the Topic of ‘Proportionality’ in Second Grade Secondary Education.- Concept Mapping as a Means to Develop and Assess Conceptual Understanding in Secondary Mathematics Teacher Education.- Concept Mapping a Teaching Sequence and Lesson Plan for “Derivatives”.- Curricular Implications of Concept Mapping in Secondary Mathematics Education.- Using Concept Maps and Gowin’s Vee to Understand Mathematical Models of Physical Phenomena.- Applying Concept Mapping to Algebra I.- D: University Mathematics Teaching And Learning.- Enhancing Undergraduate Mathematics Learning Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams.- Concept Mapping: An Important Guide for the Mathematics Teaching Process.- Concept Mapping and Vee Diagramming “Differential Equations”.- Using Concept Maps to Mediate Meaning in Undergraduate Mathematics.- E: Future Directions.- Implications and Future Research Directions.

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