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Association for Women in Mathematics Series

Mathematics Education

A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments

Editors: Dewar, Jacqueline, Hsu, Paosheng, Pollatsek, Harriet (Eds.)

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  • Broadly examines work in mathematics education undertaken by members of departments of mathematical sciences
  • Features more than 20 contributions, along with perspectives on the impacts on students across K-16, as well as on graduate teaching assistants, and on the careers of those doing the work
  • Provides both faculty and administrative views of the value of undergraduate mathematics education
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About this book

Many in the mathematics community in the U.S. are involved in mathematics education in various capacities.  This book highlights the breadth of the work in K-16 mathematics education done by members of US departments of mathematical sciences. It contains contributions by mathematicians and mathematics educators who do work in areas such as teacher education, quantitative literacy, informal education, writing and communication, social justice, outreach and mentoring, tactile learning, art and mathematics, ethnomathematics, scholarship of teaching and learning, and mathematics education research.  Contributors describe their work, its impact, and how it is perceived and valued.  In addition, there is a chapter, co-authored by two mathematicians who have become administrators, on the challenges of supporting, evaluating, and rewarding work in mathematics education in departments of mathematical sciences.

This book is intended to inform the readership of the breadth of the work and to encourage discussion of its value in the mathematical community. The writing is expository, not technical, and should be accessible and informative to a diverse audience. The primary readership includes all those in departments of mathematical sciences in two or four year colleges and universities, and their administrators, as well as graduate students. Researchers in education may also find topics of interest.  Other potential readers include those doing work in mathematics education in schools of education, and teachers of secondary or middle school mathematics as well as those involved in their professional development.

About the authors

Jacqueline M. Dewar is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Southern California. She received the Mathematical Association of America's Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics in 2006.

Pao-sheng Hsu is an independent mathematician and consultant. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Polytechnic University (previously the Polytechnic Institute of New York, now the New York University Tandon School of Engineering). She has served as a reviewer for zbMATH since 2002.
Harriet Pollatsek is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Mount Holyoke College. She earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan. Her work has appeared in the journal Designs, Codes and Cryptography.

Reviews

“This volume consists of 25 thoughtful papers on mathematics education with the aim of reaching a wide audience. … There are five parts, each described as ‘benefitting’ a particular audience: readers of this book, pre-service and in-service teachers, STEM majors, students in general education courses, and the public and the larger mathematical community.” (Herbert E. Kasube, MAA Reviews, October, 2017)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Opening Lines: An Introduction to the Volume

    Dewar, Jacqueline (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Communication, Culture, and Work in Mathematics Education in Departments of Mathematical Sciences

    Hauk, Shandy (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • Valuing and Supporting Work in Mathematics Education: An Administrative Perspective

    Cordero, Minerva (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Effects of a Capstone Course on Future Teachers (and the Instructor): How a SoTL Project Changed a Career

    Bennett, Curtis D.

    Pages 43-53

  • By Definition: An Examination of the Process of Defining in Mathematics

    Burroughs, Elizabeth A. (et al.)

    Pages 55-71

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83170-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics Education
Book Subtitle
A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments
Editors
  • Jacqueline Dewar
  • Paosheng Hsu
  • Harriet Pollatsek
Series Title
Association for Women in Mathematics Series
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44950-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44950-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44949-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83170-1
Series ISSN
2364-5733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 391
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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