Research in Mathematics Education

Large-Scale Studies in Mathematics Education

Editors: Middleton, James A., Cai, Jinfa, Hwang, Stephen (Eds.)

  • First in-depth treatment of large-scale research methods and findings in mathematics education
  • Reflects a wide range of research methodology
  • Focuses on current, state of the art techniques for large-scale studies in mathematics education
  • Reports the most recent empirical data in the field Authored by the best researchers in the area
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About this book

In recent years, funding agencies like the Institute of Educational Sciences and the National Science Foundation have increasingly emphasized large-scale studies with experimental and quasi-experimental designs looking for 'objective truths'. Educational researchers have recently begun to use large-scale studies to understand what really works, from developing interventions, to validation studies of the intervention, and then to efficacy studies and the final "scale-up" for large implementation of an intervention. Moreover, modeling student learning developmentally, taking into account cohort factors, issues of socioeconomics, local political context and the presence or absence of interventions requires the use of large data sets, wherein these variables can be sampled adequately and inferences made. Inroads in quantitative methods have been made in the psychometric and sociometric literatures, but these methods are not yet common knowledge in the mathematics education community. In fact, currently there is no volume devoted to discussion of issues related to large-scale studies and to report findings from them. This volume is unique as it directly discusses methodological issue in large-scale studies and reports empirical data from large-scale studies.

About the authors

James A. Middleton is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Middleton served as Associate Dean for Research for the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University and as Director of the Division of Curriculum and Instruction. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992, where he also served in the National Center for Research on Mathematical Sciences Education as a postdoctoral scholar for 3 years. Jim’s research interests focus in the following areas where he has published extensively: Children’s mathematical thinking; Teacher and Student motivation in mathematics; and Teacher Change in mathematics. He has served as Senior co-Chair of the Special Interest Group for Mathematics Education of the American Educational Research Association, and as chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Committee.

Jinfa Cai is a Professor of Mathematics and Education and the director of Secondary math education at the University of Delaware.  He is interested in how students learn mathematics and solve problems, and how teachers can provide and create learning environments so that students can make sense of mathematics.  He received a number of awards, including a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellowship, an American Council on Education Fellowship, an International Research Award, and a Teaching Excellence Award. He has been serving on the Editorial Boards for several international journals, such as the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.  He was a visiting professor in various institutions, including Harvard University.  He has serves as a Program Director at the U.S. National Science Foundation (2010-2011) and a co-chair of American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Research in Mathematics Education (AERA’s SIG-RME) (2010-2012).  He will be chairing a plenary panel at the ICMI-12 in Germany in 2016.

Stephen Hwang is currently a post-doctoral researcher working with Jinfa Cai in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. His research interests include the teaching and learning of mathematical justification and proof, the nature of practice in the discipline of mathematics, the development of mathematical habits of mind, and mathematics teacher preparation.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Why Mathematics Education Needs Large-Scale Research

    Middleton, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • A Lesson for the Common Core Standards Era from the NCTM Standards Era: The Importance of Considering School-Level Buy-in When Implementing and Evaluating Standards-Based Instructional Materials

    Kramer, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 17-44

  • Longitudinally Investigating the Impact of Curricula and Classroom Emphases on the Algebra Learning of Students of Different Ethnicities

    Hwang, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Exploring the Impact of Knowledge of Multiple Strategies on Students’ Learning About Proportions

    Vig, Rozy (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • Challenges in Conducting Large-Scale Studies of Curricular Effectiveness: Data Collection and Analyses in the COSMIC Project

    Tarr, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07715-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34469-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large-Scale Studies in Mathematics Education
Editors
  • James A. Middleton
  • Jinfa Cai
  • Stephen Hwang
Series Title
Research in Mathematics Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07716-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07716-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07715-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34469-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 432
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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