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Mathematics Education Library

A Journey in Mathematics Education Research

Insights from the Work of Paul Cobb

Editors: Yackel, Erna, Gravemeijer, Koeno, Sfard, Anna (Eds.)

  • Addresses a wide range of issues in mathematics education and places them into a coherent context
  • Summarizes ideas that have significantly impacted mathematics education over the past 30 years
  • Covers a broad spectrum of mathematics education issues from the individual learner to the school system
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About this book

This book presents ideas developed by Paul Cobb and his colleagues that have significantly influenced the field of mathematics education over the past three decades. In this volume, they are brought together for readers to present a clear view of how the field has changed during that time. During his career Cobb moved from looking at a single child's mathematical reasoning, to a class learning a particular mathematical topic, to a group of school teachers, and to a school district with all its teachers, teachers' teachers and principals. It was his wish to make a real difference and his constantly revised understanding of what it takes to do so that dictated this gradual broadening of the unit of analysis. This development is presented in this book with the help of chronologically organized previously published papers, each of which represents a distinct stage in this intellectual journey and is preceded by a new commentary that sheds additional light on the processes of reconceptualization and thus helps the reader to understand the reasons, mechanisms, and outcomes of researchers’ constant pursuit of new insights. This book thus demonstrates how research develops and evolves when theory and practice are taken as mutually informing aspects of the researcher’s work. In this sense, the volume is relevant to audiences primarily interested in practical aspects of mathematics education as well as to those whose primary interests lie in theoretical developments.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Yackel, Erna (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Introduction

    Cobb, Paul

    Pages 9-17

  • The Constructivist Researcher as Teacher and Model Builder

    Cobb, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Introduction

    Cobb, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 33-40

  • Young Children’s Emotional Acts While Engaged in Mathematical Problem Solving

    Cobb, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 41-71

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9729-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9728-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3458-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Journey in Mathematics Education Research
Book Subtitle
Insights from the Work of Paul Cobb
Editors
  • Erna Yackel
  • Koeno Gravemeijer
  • Anna Sfard
Series Title
Mathematics Education Library
Series Volume
48
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9729-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9729-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9728-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3458-6
Series ISSN
0924-4921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 248
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