Concept Mapping in Mathematics

Research into Practice

Editors: Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline (Ed.)

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Implications and Future Research Directions

    Afamasaga-Fuata’i, Karoline

    Pages 1-6

  • The Development and Evolution of the Concept Mapping Tool Leading to a New Model for Mathematics Education

    Novak, Joseph D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Analysing the “Measurement” Strand Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams

    Afamasaga-Fuata’i, Karoline

    Pages 19-46

  • Concept Mapping as a Means to Develop and Assess Conceptual Understanding in Primary Mathematics Teacher Education

    Schmittau, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

  • Using Concept Maps and Vee Diagrams to Analyse the “Fractions” Strand in Primary Mathematics

    Afamasaga-Fuata’i, Karoline

    Pages 59-86

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-89194-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-89193-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4705-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Concept Mapping in Mathematics
Book Subtitle
Research into Practice
Editors
  • Karoline Afamasaga-Fuata'i
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89194-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89194-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89193-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4705-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
200 b/w illustrations
Topics