Mathematics Teacher Education

Amongst Mathematicians

Teaching and Learning Mathematics at University Level

Authors: Nardi, Elena

  • Scarcity of texts in the area of undergraduate mathematics education
  • Paucity of texts that explicitly introduce the pedagogical perspectives of mathematicians
  • Paucity of texts that explore the pedagogical perspectives of practitioners in undergraduate mathematics education, not in the abstract, but in the context of specific and realistic learning and teaching situations
  • Urgent need to develop a realistic, relevant, mutually engaging (practitioners and researchers) discourse on undergraduate mathematics pedagogy in order to facilitate and accelerate reform of practice
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About this book

Amongst Mathematicians offers a unique perspective on the ways in which mathematicians perceive their students' learning, teach and reflect on their teaching practice; also on how they perceive the often fragile relationship between the communities of mathematics and mathematics education.

Elena Nardi employs two fictional, yet entirely data-grounded, characters to create a conversation on these important issues. While personas are created, the facts incorporated into their stories are based on large bodies of data including intense focused group interviews with mathematicians and extensive analyses of students' written work. This book demonstrates the pedagogical potential that lies in collaborative undergraduate mathematics education research that engages mathematicians, researchers and students. Nardi also addresses the need for action in undergraduate mathematics education and offers a discourse for reform through demonstrating the feasibility and potential of collaboration between mathematicians and mathematics education researchers.

Amongst Mathematicians is of interest to both the mathematics and mathematics education communities including university teachers, teacher educators, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.

About the authors

About the author: Elena Nardi was born in 1968. She studied mathematics (BSc) in Thessaloniki, Greece and mathematics education at Cambridge (MPhil) and Oxford (DPhil) in the UK. Her research is in various areas of mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the psychology of mathematical learning and the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level. She is Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. She is involved with graduate supervision and with teaching mathematics education and research methods, she co-ordinates UEA's group of researchers in mathematics education and she is Joint Editor in Chief (2008-2010) of Research in Mathematics Education the new international journal of the British Society for Research into the Learning of Mathematics. Her book Amongst Mathematicians: Teaching and Learning Mathematics at University Level is due in the spring/summer of 2007 by Springer. For more information on Elena's work: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~m011/

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Background And Context

    Nardi, Elena

    Pages 3-14

  • Method, Process And Presentation

    Nardi, Elena

    Pages 15-39

  • The Encounter With Formal Mathematical Reasoning: Conceptualising Its Significance And Enacting Its Techniques

    Nardi, Elena

    Pages 41-110

  • Mediating Mathematical Meaning Through Symbolisation, Verbalisation and Visualisation

    Nardi, Elena

    Pages 111-160

  • The Encounter With the Concept Of Function

    Nardi, Elena

    Pages 161-180

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-37141-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4242-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Amongst Mathematicians
Book Subtitle
Teaching and Learning Mathematics at University Level
Authors
Series Title
Mathematics Teacher Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-37143-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-37143-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-37141-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4242-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 341
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