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International comparison studies have found significantly different levels of achievement and practice in science and math education in the East and West. In general, the Asian educational systems seem to excel in producing students with a strong grasp of the content knowledge and include some of the highest scoring economies on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Western systems have other strengths; they are successful in helping students develop problem-solving skills and the ability to apply knowledge to real life situations. Indeed, many Western economies are among the most scientifically innovative in terms of such indicators as new scientific patents and Nobel prizes. The pressing issue is how to combine the best of both systems.

        


  • Developing Mathematical Thinking In Classroom As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking in the Classroom for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Description: As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking--Executive Summary This U.S. document gives an overview of the results for the Benchmarking Study in Mathematics that compared achievement across countries, as well as across states and school districts in the United States. The report presents major findings of the study and shows the extreme variation in mathematics achievement among school districts (in English). Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail


Australia

  • Strategies for Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers Extended to Number Sequences In this lesson study, Year 6 students (age 13 years) are asked to simplify, “using any appropriate strategy”, eight addition and subtraction problems. The teacher also asks students “to communicate your thinking in your working”. Get More Detail

  • Australian Content Standards for Mathematics and Science Education Content standards from Australia for mathematics and science. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Australian National Assessment Program Science Literacy, Year 6, 2006 Australian assessment domain and progress map for science literacy. Get More Detail

  • Questacon Smart Moves This site provides information on an initiative to bring science and technology to students and their communities in regional and rural areas who might not otherwise have access to these resources. Questacon also provides resources to further promote and assist all students with information on science and technology. Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Australian Statements of Learning for Science Statements of learning for science in Australia. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Overview of Australian Government Indigenous Education Programmes This site provides details on the goals and initiatives set by the Australian Government to improve the quality of education and improve the learning outcomes of Indigenous students, including the National Indigenous English Literacy and Numeracy Strategy (NIELNS) Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Western Australia Science Learning Area Statement This document provides the learning outcomes expected of students in science and scope of curriculum teachers are expected to cover in Western Australia. The scope of the curriculum is described at four overlapping phases of development: Early Childhood (typically K-3) ; Middle Childhood (3 to 7); Early Adolescence (7 to 10) ; and Late Adolescence/Early Adulthood (10 to 12). Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Numeracy: A Priority for All - Challenges for Australian Schools The paper outlines Australia's policies and programmes to support improved student numeracy outcomes in the context of its focus on progressing the National Plan. It sets out the rationale for the national priority for numeracy in schools and provides information on the National Plan and its broader context. Get More Detail

  • Literacy and Numeracy The Australian Government considers that literacy and numeracy are the cornerstones of all learning and that it is crucial for children to develop these foundation skills at the earliest possible time in their school years. This site provides links to useful information on the Australia's policies and programmes to improve literacy and numeracy. Get More Detail

  • International Centres for Excellence This site provides information on the key initiative of the Australian Government to establish International Centres of Excellence in Asia Pacific Studies and Diplomacy, Mathematics Education, Sports Science and Administration and Water Resources Management. Get More Detail

  • Australian Statements of Learning for Mathematics Statements of learning for mathematics in Australia. Get More Detail

  • Australian National Assessment Program Science Literacy, Year 6, 2006 Australian assessment domain and progress map for science literacy. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? As part of EDNET'S "Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies" Project, this paper highlights What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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Canada

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Ontario Mathematics Grades 1-8 Curriculum This document provides a rigorous and challenging curriculum for students of Ontario in Math in Grade 1 to Grade 8. The required knowledge and skills for each grade set high standards and identify what parents and the public can expect children to learn in the schools of Ontario. Get More Detail

  • British Columbia Intergrated Resource Package in Grade 10 to 12 Mathematics This package provides some of the basic information that teachers in British Columbia, Canada require to implement Mathematic applications. It contains prescribed learning outcomes, suggested instructional strategies, suggested assessment strategies, provincially recommended learning resources, and a series of appendices that provide additional information about the curriculum and further support for the teacher. Get More Detail

  • Kindergarten to Grade 4 Mathematics: Classroom-Based Assessment This document from Manitoba, Canada provides teachers with practical strategies for classroom-based assessment in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Early Math Strategy: Report of the Expert Panel on Early Math in Ontario, 2003 The goal of Ontario’s Early Math Strategy is to raise the level of student achievement as measured by the Grade 3 and 6 province-wide math assessment. This report was prepared by the Early Math Expert Panel, made up of educators and researchers. Panel members compiled research and discussed best practice in the area of early mathematics education. This report summarizes the results of the panel meeting and the recommendations made by the panel. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Curriculum Standards for Alberta, Canada This website provides access to Alberta Canada's Grades 1 to 12 mathematics curriculum. The Mathematics Programs of Study for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High identify what students are expected to learn and be able to do in all grades. Mathematics is a common human activity, increasing in importance in a rapidly advancing, technological society and a greater proficiency in using mathematics increases the opportunities available to individuals. Get More Detail

  • Science Curriculum Standards for Alberta, Canada This website makes available the Grades 1 to 12 science curriculum for Alberta, Canada. The Science Programs of Study for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High identify what students are expected to learn and be able to do in all grades. In Science students learn about the physical world, ecology, technology and develop an understanding of the many applications of science in daily life. Get More Detail

  • Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes, The This French and English language document describes the pan-Canadian K-12 Science Framework. It contains foundation statements as well as general specific learning outcomes for grades 3, 6, 9, and 12. Get More Detail

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Saskatchewan Assessment & Evaluation Unit This information website provides the various assesment instruments used in Saskatchewan, Canada. Get More Detail

  • (PISA 2000) Measuring Up: The performance of Canada's youth in reading, mathematics and science This document presents Canada's results from the 2000 PISA assessment in math, science and reading with results reported by the province and an analysis of contextual factors affecting achievement. Get More Detail

  • New Brunswick's SAIP Science III This French-language report summarizes SAIP Science III (2004) results in New Brunswick , Canada and analyzes contextual factors affecting achievement at the provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Improving Student Learning in Grades K-9 Mathematics This report from Alberta Canada provides a summary and recommendations related to a study into concerns about the level of achievement in mathematics in the elementary and junior high grades in Alberta. The recommendations for the Improvement in Student Achievement in Grades K-9 Mathematics project included: the development of a comprehensive model for curriculum implementation, ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators, improved assessment of students and better opportunities for teacher training and upgrading. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available for download from the site. Get More Detail

  • SAIP Science III (2004) The SAIP Science III Assessment was administered in the spring of 2004 in selected provincial and territorial schools. Overall, a random sample of approximately 25,000 students from about 2,500 schools wrote the assessment in either English or French. Get More Detail

  • Measuring Up: Canadian Results of the OECD PISA Study (2003) The PISA 2003 included a direct assessment of students' skills, a student questionnaire, and a school questionnaire completed by principals. In Canada, students completed a supplementary questionnaire that gathered information about their school experiences, work activities, and relationships with others; and parents responded to a telephone survey. About 28,000 15-year old students from over 1,000 schools participated. A large sample was drawn so that information could be provided at both national and provincial level. Get More Detail

  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science study, 2003 Ontario Report This report is a trend analysis of the performances of 7000 Grade 4 and Grade 7 students, in 250 schools in Ontario. This was made possible because Ontario participated in TIMMS 1995, TIMMS-R 1999, and TIMMS 2003. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 2003, Results achieved by Québec students on the 2003 mathematics and science tests This report presents the results achieved by Québec students, compares their performances with those of the other participants, and highlights any changes observed since the 1999 and 1995 assessments, in which Québec had also participated. The data are taken from the international report. This is also available in French at http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/sanction/pirs/TEIMS-2003.pdf Get More Detail

  • Reading Achievement In Canada and the United States: Findings from the OECD PISA 2000 This report takes a close look at the reading performance of 15-year olds from Canada and the United States. Using data from the 2000 PISA, the report compares the reading skills of the two groups of students in light of their socioeconomic and school information, as well as types of policy practice.Available in French at this link: http://www.rhdcc.gc.ca/fr/sm/ps/pa/publications/2004-002611/page00.shtml Get More Detail

  • New Brunswick's SAIP Science III This French-language report summarizes SAIP Science III (2004) results in New Brunswick , Canada and analyzes contextual factors affecting achievement at the provincial level. Get More Detail


Chile

  • Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile Performance Standards in Reading and Mathematics for Chile developed by SIMCE. Get More Detail

  • Beginning the Study of the Additive Field An innovation project is developing in Chile, the Strategy of Consultantship to the School for the Curricular Implementation in Mathematics, that considers the mathematical activity as the study of problems fields. In this article a first grade class is described and analysed, carried out by a "consulting teacher" from this Strategy who is responsible for the training of other teachers. The training is carried out through the study and application of Didactic Units that are proposals to organize brief learning processes in those the sequence of the proposed tasks generates the evolution of the techniques and knowledge that the students put at stake. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking LIke Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking LIke Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


China

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • A Review of China’s Elementary Mathematics This paper provides an introduction and analysis of the undergoing curriculum reform in China’s elementary mathematics education. To compare with the past, the history of China’s elementary mathematics education is first briefly reviewed. Then, the content and characteristics of the newly issued curriculum standards are explained and analyzed in details. The curriculum reform is expected to bring a promising future to China’s elementary mathematics education. China's mathematics education has its own unique history, cultural context and national characteristics. Studying the past, present and future of China’s mathematics education, especially for elementary classes, we can learn from the past’s successes and mistakes, find solutions to existing problems, and prepare for the future. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • The Qualification and Development of Primary School Mathematics Teachers in China This paper highlights primary school math teaching in China. Key topics addressed include: course preparation for primary mathematics teachers, qualities that a primary mathematics teacher needs, training for the mathematics backbone teachers, and the promotion and the evaluation of the primary mathematics teachers. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Changes in Primary School Math Classroom Since the New Curriculum Reform Since “Mathematics Curriculum Standards in the Phase of Full-time Compulsory Education (Experimental Manuscript)” (referred to as the Standards) was enacted six years ago, the new math curriculum reform has been carried out all around China. Teachers tried to integrate the ideas and requirements of the Standards into their daily teaching practice, which brought new look to math classroom. The ideas, objectives, contents and suggestions that the Standards involved have increasingly become the focus of attention and the base of research for the mathematics educators and researchers. In light of this context, a series of obvious and profound changes have taken place in the primary school math classroom instruction. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Mathematics Curriculum and Textbooks in China This paper highlights mathematics curriculum in Primary & Middle Schools, mathematics textbooks in high schools, and characteristics of Mathematics Curriculum in Basic Education. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 1-9. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 10-12. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • A Review of China’s Elementary Mathematics This paper provides an introduction and analysis of the undergoing curriculum reform in China’s elementary mathematics education. To compare with the past, the history of China’s elementary mathematics education is first briefly reviewed. Then, the content and characteristics of the newly issued curriculum standards are explained and analyzed in details. The curriculum reform is expected to bring a promising future to China’s elementary mathematics education. China's mathematics education has its own unique history, cultural context and national characteristics. Studying the past, present and future of China’s mathematics education, especially for elementary classes, we can learn from the past’s successes and mistakes, find solutions to existing problems, and prepare for the future. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. It changed the structure of school curriculum from subject-centered to a more integrated, life-oriented, and selective possibility. It encouraged more enquiry learning and problem solving in order to change student learning from a receptive to an active way. It also encouraged teachers to be more facilitative and interactive in their classroom teaching. It invited educators and teachers to develop new approaches and techniques for assessment to liberate students from the heavy pressure of examination. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. It changed the structure of school curriculum from subject-centered to a more integrated, life-oriented, and selective possibility. It encouraged more enquiry learning and problem solving in order to change student learning from a receptive to an active way. It also encouraged teachers to be more facilitative and interactive in their classroom teaching. It invited educators and teachers to develop new approaches and techniques for assessment to liberate students from the heavy pressure of examination. Get More Detail

  • The Recent Reform of School Science Curriculum in China A new wave of school curriculum reform spread over China since 2002 with the publication of the new National Curriculum. It changed the foci of school curriculum from knowledge delivery to student development in three dimensions: knowledge and skills, process and methods, and, affective and value. Get More Detail

  • Bibliography on Chinese research in mathematics education This bibliography focuses on publications in English that are either by Chinese researchers or about China, and that report on school mathematics education at either elementary and secondary levels (covering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but particularly selecting those publications about mainland China). The bibliography is in four sections: 1. The Development of School Mathematics Education in China 2. Class Teaching and Learning 3. International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Education 4. Mathematics Education and Technology The bibliography was generated through a systematic search of the literature. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • The Qualification and Development of Primary School Mathematics Teachers in China This paper highlights primary school math teaching in China. Key topics addressed include: course preparation for primary mathematics teachers, qualities that a primary mathematics teacher needs, training for the mathematics backbone teachers, and the promotion and the evaluation of the primary mathematics teachers. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Changes in primary school math classroom since the new curriculum reform This paper in PDF format summarizes the changes in classroom instructional practices expected by the new math curriculum in China. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail


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Hong Kong

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Physics World Physics World is a web site dedicated for physics education in Hong Kong. It provides a web-based resource centre and a newsgroup for secondary school teachers to share resources and experience. This site is in Chinese but provides the option to view it in English. Get More Detail

  • Hong Kong Bio Web This Hong Kong website provides a channel for teachers and students to access information and resources useful for teaching and learning Biology. Get More Detail

  • Comparative Study of Mathematics Classrooms – What can be learned from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. Since East Asian students have consistently performed well in recent international studies of mathematics achievement, this paper intends to analyze the TIMSS Video Study data for the East Asian country of Hong Kong in order to see whether there are classroom practices that can be used to explain students’ high achievement in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Education Key Learning Area Website This is an official website for the Mathematics Education Section, Curriculum Development Institute, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It provides support for teachers of mathematics in Hong Kong. Get More Detail


Indonesia

  • Indonesian Report on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) This study contains data derived from the 1997 re-administration of the TIMSS instruments in Indonesia. In 1995, the Assessment Center within the National Office for Research and Development took part in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) organised by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement). Unfortunately, Indonesia was not included in the TIMSS report officially issued at the end of 1996 because of problems associated with sampling design. In 1997, the Assessment Center readministered the TIMSS instruments to Junior Secondary School students in sampled schools. This paper contains the results of this study and their implication for math and science policy and practice in Indonesia. Get More Detail

  • Pursuing Good Practice of Secondary Mathematics Education Starting in 1999 and lasting in 2005, the extending of IMSTEP_JICA Project resulting the piloting activities through Lesson Studies for searching good practice of secondary mathematics teaching in three cluster site West Java, Central Java and East Java. Results of the studies significantly indicated that there are improvements of the practice of secondary mathematics teaching learning processes in term of teaching methodology, teacher competencies, students achievements, alternative evaluation, teaching learning resources and syllabus. The results of the project support the government efforts in improving secondary education by introducing the new curriculum. However, there are still great challenges for both educationists and practitioners to establish good practice of secondary mathematics teaching. One of the proposed solutions is to en-culture lesson studies activities by e.g. learning them from Japan contexts. Get More Detail

  • Indonesian Report on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) This study contains data derived from the 1997 re-administration of the TIMSS instruments in Indonesia. In 1995, the Assessment Center within the National Office for Research and Development took part in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) organised by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement). Unfortunately, Indonesia was not included in the TIMSS report officially issued at the end of 1996 because of problems associated with sampling design. In 1997, the Assessment Center readministered the TIMSS instruments to Junior Secondary School students in sampled schools. This paper contains the results of this study and their implication for math and science policy and practice in Indonesia. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Through Realistic Approach in the 4th Grade of Primary Mathematics Teaching for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


Japan

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • A Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures This is the progress report on the APEC project “A Collaborative study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in different cultures among the APEC Member Economies”. It included the result of APEC - Tsukuba International Conference. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Reflecting on Good Practices via VTR, based on a VTR of Mr. Tanaka’s lesson ‘How many blocks? The focus of the Tokyo and Thailand meetings are to share ideas on good practices from participants and to structure, develop and review the product using VTR for teacher education and reform movement in Mathematics Education. The Tokyo meeting focuses on developing a format for sharing good practices. This paper proposes the following special format: a) Short summary of the lesson with emphasis on major problems in the lesson, b) Components of the lesson and main events in the class, and, c) Possible issues for discussion and reflection with teachers observing the lesson. Based on this format, good practices may be identified and explained. This procedure strengthens the proposal that the function of the VTR is more than merely the re-production of good practices. Get More Detail

  • Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative in Japan This presentation provides information about Japan's recent efforts to improve science literacy. The presentation covers several initiatives such as digital study materials and model schools. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Study Lessons in Attached Schools of the University of Tsukuba Examining instruction that focuses on “viewing a number in relationship to other numbers, such as a product of other numbers.” Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Innovation of Mathematics Teaching With ICT Geometric Constructor is one of the dynamic geometry softwares used in Japan. There are three versions (DOS, Windows, Java), some web applications using GC/Java. One of the features of Geometric Constructor is the existence of powerful users. By the collaboration with teachers, this software has been able to be developed. One of the core of collaboration is lesson study. Three lessons are described in this paper. The whole-class discussion is suitable to the lesson with Geometric Constructor. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • APEC Symposium - Innovative teaching mathematics through Lesson Study Schedule of specialist session for the Tsukuba International Conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 16, 2006 Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative in Japan This presentation provides information about Japan's recent efforts to improve science literacy. The presentation covers several initiatives such as digital study materials and model schools. Get More Detail

  • Japan's Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative This English-language webpage describes recent efforts to improve Science Education and promote public understanding of science and technology in Japan. The webpage describes elements of the Science Literacy Enhancement Initiative as well as activites in museums and other institutions. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Super Science High Schools (SSHs): An Overview This document, written in anticipation of the 3rd APEC Education Ministieral Meeting, provides an overview of the Japan's Super Science High Schools. These high school are designated by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to emphasize science, technology and math education. SSHs undertake research and development of innovative curricula with emphasis on science, technology and mathematics study and effective ways of collaborating with universities and research institutes. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Best Practices in Professional Learning of Science and Mathematics Teachers This final report documents the outcome of the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning that brought together key educators and teacher trainers of science and mathematics from selected APEC member countries to share/demonstrate their innovative practices in the training of science and mathematics teachers either at pre-service or in-service level, to formulate plans of action for the establishment of networks/ partnerships to exchange best practices, and to propose recommendations for follow-up actions. This seminar was planned in support of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) recommendations and organized by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) and the Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID), UNESCO Bangkok from 14 to 18 November 2005. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail


Korea

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Mathematics Curriculum guidelines from Korea for mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Factors Contributing to East Asian Students’ High Achievement: Focusing on East Asian Teachers ... This draft research paper was prepared by a researcher from a Korean University, Dr. Kyungmee Park, for the APEC Summit on Education Reform. The paper reviews factors contributing to East Asian students’ high achievements in mathematics and science. The paper focuses on the factor of East Asian teachers and their classroom teaching, using data from the recently published TIMSS 1999 Video Study and a small-scale comparative study in Hong Kong and Korea as examples. Get More Detail

  • Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation: Evaluation This Korean-language website provides a database of assessment items developed by reserach institutes and other teachers in Korea in areas such as math and science. It includes an item search engine, self -assessments, study skills tests tips on developing review test items and more. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Mathematics Curriculum guidelines from Korea for mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Science Science curriculum guidelines from Korea. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Korean Curriculum Standards for Science Science curriculum guidelines from Korea. Get More Detail

  • Korea Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) This Korean language website from the Korean Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation provides curriculum resources and professional development materials for ten subject areas, math and science in particular. The Science section of KICE-TLC, for example, features classroom videos-on-demand along with teaching materials, topic books, various science experiment videos-on-demand with print materials, science teaching and learning theories, and so on. Get More Detail

  • EDUNET Educational Resource This Korean and English-language web portal, operated by KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service), provides K-12 teachers with instructional materials, classroom management materials, clinical supervision materials, online instructional materials, and public resources. Its features include e-learning, cyber teachers, computer simulations and animations, and teaching modules. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics Lessons in Korea: Teaching With Systematic Variation To investigate the features of Korean mathematics lessons, the data from the Learners’ Perspective Study (LPS) was analyzed. A cursory review of the LPS data gives the impression of a very traditional style of teaching, a salient feature of which is the dominance of teacher talk and reticence of students. Instruction seemed to focus more on the content rather than the process of mathematics, with concepts often stated directly using formal mathematical language. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation: Evaluation This Korean-language website provides a database of assessment items developed by reserach institutes and other teachers in Korea in areas such as math and science. It includes an item search engine, self -assessments, study skills tests tips on developing review test items and more. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from South Korea South Korea's education has also traditionally been excellent as suggested in international studies. But it has undertaken major efforts to reform its curriculum. This site includes an English version of its reformed currcullum structure and general goals. Get More Detail

  • A Study on the 7th National Curriculum Implementation at the Secondary Schools Level This study looked into the procedures of and the status of the implementation of the new 7th National Curriculum at secondary school level (7th through 10th grades). It examined, a) the processes taken by the local boards of education of facilitating the schools with the new curriculum implementation and, b) the schools and the teachers for the actual implementation of the 10 core subject matters in classrooms. Get More Detail

  • The National School Curriculum: Mathematics Math Standards from Korea Get More Detail

  • The Korean National School Curriculum: Science Science Standards from Korea Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


Malaysia


Mexico

  • Resource Links On Education in Mexico This document provides links to Mexico’s most novel study plans and programs for elementary and secondary education for topics such as: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


New Zealand

  • Te Kete Ipurangi – The Online Learning Centre--Science This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Science educational material, including extensive assessment resources, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement in Science and Math This site provides information about the the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand's new senior secondary school national qualification implemented in all schools in 2002. NCEA covers all curriculum areas including mathematics and science (science, biology, chemistry, physics). The site contains internal assessment resources and support materials. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi – The Online Learning Centre--Science This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Science educational material, including extensive assessment resources, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Achievement Objectives New Zealand’s draft achievement objectives for art, English, health, languages, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi--The On-line Learning Center--Mathematics This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Mathematics educational material, including extensive tools for assessment, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement in Science and Math This site provides information about the the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand's new senior secondary school national qualification implemented in all schools in 2002. NCEA covers all curriculum areas including mathematics and science (science, biology, chemistry, physics). The site contains internal assessment resources and support materials. Get More Detail

  • Mathematics in the NZ Curriculum This report from New Zealand outlines three major directions in the mathematics curriculum. It gives specifies clear learning goals expressed as achievement objectives at eight levels through all of the years of schooling; it highlights diagnostic and formative assessment;and it stresses the need for mathematics to be taught and learned within the context of problems which are meaningful and can be applied in the world beyond school. Get More Detail

  • Science in the New Zealand Curriculum This document presents New Zealand's expected learning outcomes and achievement objectives for each of eight grade levels. The onjectives are in six different "learning strands. These learning strands include "Making Sense of the Nature of Science and its Relationship to Technology" and "Developing Scientific Skills and Attitudes," as well as Making Sense of the Living World; the Physical World; the Material World; and Planet Earth and Beyond. Get More Detail

  • New Zealand Numeracy Development Project This paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, provides an overview of New Zealand's Numeracy Development project. The project emphasizes the importance of clarifying expectations, improving professional capacity and community involvement in increasing student achievement. Get More Detail

  • Evaluation of the Advanced Numeracy Project 2002, An This report describes the impact of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's Numeracy Project on approximately 54,000 students and 2,000 teachers from eight regions. The report identifies changes in student achievement. as well as teacher knowledge and practice that can be attributed to the professional development made available by the project. Get More Detail

  • Evaluation of the Early Numeracy Project 2002, An This New Zealand report describes the impact of the Early Numeracy Project. The Numeracy Development Project sits within the context of the Ministry of Education’s Literacy and Numeracy strategy. Three themes underpin that strategy: clarifying expectations, improving professional capability and involving the community. The quantitative data collected on over 200,000 students’ number strategies and knowledge as part of the Numeracy Project since 2000 provides a rich source of evidence with which to clarify expectations of student achievement. Get More Detail

  • Te Kete Ipurangi--The On-line Learning Center--Mathematics This New Zealand site is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured Mathematics educational material, including extensive tools for assessment, for teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Get More Detail


Philippines

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Good Mathematics Teaching Practices - In the Making: A Philippine Experience This paper discusses how an eighth grade mathematics teacher engaged his students in hands-on activities, made them work on tasks in small groups, encouraged them to solve problems in different ways, and seized their mistakes as learning opportunities. Although the way he carried out these teaching practices still requires much improvement, these enabled the students to make sense of mathematics by discovering mathematical relationships on their own, communicating their ideas and reasoning logically, exploring various ways of solving problems, and regarding making mistakes as part of learning. These experiences put the students as the most important factor in the teaching-learning process. Such is a big departure from the traditional classroom scenario where the teacher is the source of all learning. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem-Based Lessons As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Problem-Based Lessons for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers' Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers' Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail


Singapore

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • An Overview of the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the NCTM Standards This paper briefly describes the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework (SMCF) and the Standards published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States. The overview of the SMCF and the NCTM Standards is considered at the level of the intended, implemented, and attained curriculum. Although two different socio-cultural contexts are involved, the overview is informative about some similarities and differences in their vision of mathematics education. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • An Overview of the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the NCTM Standards This paper briefly describes the Singapore Mathematics Curriculum Framework (SMCF) and the Standards published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the United States. The overview of the SMCF and the NCTM Standards is considered at the level of the intended, implemented, and attained curriculum. Although two different socio-cultural contexts are involved, the overview is informative about some similarities and differences in their vision of mathematics education. Get More Detail

  • Good Practices in Mathematics Teaching and Teacher Development Since 1992, the Singapore mathematics curriculum has been revised several times to encourage teachers to help pupils develop competencies that are useful for the global, technological economy. This paper provides an overview of what is considered good mathematics teaching. The focus of this paper is on teacher development. How can and to what extent do teachers develop such good practices? Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus: Primary 3&4, 5&6 (EM1-EM3) This document provides Singapore's approach to and aims for science education in the primary grades, including the skills and processes students are expected to acquire. Expected "Learning Outcomes" are provided for each grade 3-6. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus for Lower Secondary As with the Primary Science Syllabus, the document contains the aims for science education, as well as learning outcomes for a variety of topics, and addresses assessment issues. The syllabus emphasises the need for a balance between the acquisition of science knowledge and process and thinking skills. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Lower Secondary Mathematics Syllabus This document from the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Singaporean Ministry of Education provides a revised mathematics curriculum and set of student standards in light of increased globalization. The revision reflects Singapore's belief in students' new need to be proficient in the use of IT, think creatively, learn independently and work successfully in teams. Get More Detail

  • Singapore Story: A Nation's Effort to Develop Human Resources, The This essay appeared in a U.S. publication about the progress and changes in Singapore's educational system that has contributed to Singapore's topmost position in the TIMSS. It attributes the success of students in Singapore to a centralized system of education, a national curriculum, teacher training, and the government's focus and investment in education. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Primary Mathematics Syllabus This Singapore document is a guide for teachers to plan their lessons. It presents the mathematics content to be taught from Primary 1 to Primary 6 and explains the aims, objectives, and framework of the mathematics program in Singapore (in English). Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards of Singapore Singapore has consistently excelled in international comparative studies in mathematics and sceince. Many researchers have attributed its success to its well organized curriculum. At this site, organized by the Singaporean Ministry of Education, you can curriculum standards or subject syllabuses as they are referred to as in Singapore. Get More Detail


Thailand

  • Thai Gifted Program This promising practice document, written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes Thailand's recent movement towards gifted education for students in math, science and languages. More information about the program is available in Thai at http://www.thaigifted.org/main.html. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Science Curriculum Development Project in Thailand This document outlines a national effort from Thailand to update and improve the national science curriculum. The report describes the former science education curriculum and decribes the revision of the curriculum to emphasize scientific knowledge, inquiry, and attitudes. Get More Detail

  • Thai Gifted Program This promising practice document, written for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, describes Thailand's recent movement towards gifted education for students in math, science and languages. More information about the program is available in Thai at http://www.thaigifted.org/main.html. Get More Detail

  • Open-ended Approach and Teacher Education During 1970s and 1980s, open-ended approach had emerged as a method to reform mathematics teaching of Japanese classrooms and has been spreading around the world. In the 1990s lesson study, a Japanese style of professional development, become known to other countries. During this time educational reform movement in Thailand has been focusing on reforming of student’ learning processes and calling for innovative teacher education program. This paper describes how in this era open-ended approach when being integrated with lesson study has become an innovative mathematics teaching to improve teacher education in Thailand. Get More Detail

  • Development Of Effective Lesson Plan Through Lesson Study Approach: A Thai Experienc One of the main focuses of educational reform movement in Thailand call for the development of good or effective lesson plan aligned with the new 2001 curriculum. In order to respond to this, the study of the lesson plan development using Lesson Study Approach according to the Education Reform Act has been conducted by the cooperation of the Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Plan Organization of Thailand and the Education Area 5 (Jurisdiction of Supervisory Area 5). The study has the objectives of developing the ability of the leading teachers in Khon Kaen province to develop good lesson plan according to the Education Reform Act 1999 which emphasizes the reform of student’s learning processes (ONEC, 2001, Sintoovongse, 2002). The leading teachers are expected to have the understanding and skills in the development of lesson plans by using the Lesson Study Approach. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • A Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures This is the progress report on the APEC project “A Collaborative study on innovations for teaching and learning mathematics in different cultures among the APEC Member Economies”. It included the result of APEC - Tsukuba International Conference. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student's Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study in Thailand As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Student's Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study in Thailand for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking like Angular Stone in the Understanding of Real World Phenomena Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mexican Perspective on Mathematical Thinking Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Development of Mathematical Thinking in Hong Kong Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Some Remarks on Mathematical Thinking in Education Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Primary School and Junior High School Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking and How to Teach It Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Argumentation Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Enhancing Elementary School Mathematics Teachers’ Mathematical Thinking Through In-Service Training Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking that has Both Power and Simplicity Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Designing Mathematics Conjecturing Activities to Foster Thinking and Constructing Actively Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • What is Mathematical Thinking and Why is it Important? Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Singapore Elementary Schools Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Promoting Mathematical Thinking in the Malaysian Classroom: Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking through Problem-Based Lessons Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Perspectives on Mathematical Thinking in Korea Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Student’s Mathematical Thinking through Lesson Study in Thailand Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking from the Perspectives of Problem Solving and Area of Learning Contents Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking in Classroom Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Lesson Study: Promoting Student Thinking on the Concept of Least Common Multiple (LCM) Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail

  • Mathematical Thinking in Brunei Curriculum: Implementation Issues and Challenges Presentation at the "Collaborative Studies on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures (II) - Lesson Study focusing on Mathematical Thinking -" conference. This project aims to collaboratively develop innovations on teaching and learning math in different cultures of the APEC member economies and develop collaborative framework involving math education among the APEC member economies. Get More Detail


United States

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • Encouraging Mathematical Thinking That Has Both Power And Simplicity As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Encouraging Mathematical Thinking That Has Both Power And Simplicity for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementati As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Developing Mathematical Thinking Through Lesson Study: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Implementation for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail

  • Maryland Singapore Math Pilot Evaluation Report The document reports findings the Singapore math experiment in Maryland's elementary schools. Four elementary schools introduced the Singapore Math program and after two years, the report suggests that the Singapore Math program resulted in significantly better math achievements than the control group. The report also makes a number of recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Problem Solving in the PISA and TIMSS 2003 Assessments In 2003, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) included a special focus on problem-solving. This report reviews the problem-solving aspects of each study in order to compare and contrast the nature of problem solving in each assessment. Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • What the United States Can Learn From Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System This exploratory study compares key features of the Singapore and U.S. mathematics systems in the primary grades, when students need to build a strong mathematics foundation. It identifies major differences between the mathematics frameworks, textbooks, assessments, and teachers in Singapore and the United States. It also presents initial results from four pilot sites that introduced the Singapore mathematics textbook in place of their regular textbooks. Get More Detail

  • Developing Good Mathematics Teaching Practice Through Lesson Study: A U.S. Perspective Although there is no consensus on what constitutes good mathematics teaching practice in the United States, a recent document published by the National Research Council (NRC) offers a vision that might be acceptable to the various stake holders. The NRC document considers teaching as an “interaction among teachers and students around content.” Lesson study may play a significant role in developing and spreading good mathematics teaching practices that are in alignment with the vision presented in the NRC document. In this paper (and accompanying video of a lesson), we will discuss some specific features of good teaching practices and how lesson study may contribute to the development of such practices. We will conclude the paper with a brief discussion of future research that may be fruitful. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Chinese Math Standards Math standards from the People's Republic of China for grades 1-9. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • New Structure in High School Curriculum in China: Case of Physics From 2000, on the basis of experiment in some regions, China has made a lot of endeavors for curriculum reform preparation and implementation. This paper discusses the new structure for the new curriculum for physics in high schools. Get More Detail

  • Professional Development Through Lesson Study: Progress and Challenges in the U.S. This paper provides a brief history of lesson study in the United States, with a focus on areas of progress and challenge. Four areas of progress are identified: growth of interest among educators; growth of tools and resources; growth of understanding; and emerging evidence of effectiveness. Five challenges are identified: access to rich models of mathematical instruction; premature “expertise;” simplistic research models; limited opportunities for cross-site learning; and inadequate feedback loops linking lesson study to changes in curriculum and policy. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Mathematics Curriculum and Textbooks in China This paper highlights mathematics curriculum in Primary & Middle Schools, mathematics textbooks in high schools, and characteristics of Mathematics Curriculum in Basic Education. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching The TIMSS 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study. The study is the first attempt to examine eighth-grade science lessons as they are actually delivered to students. The data presented focus on three basic questions: How did the teacher organize the lesson to support students’ opportunities to learn science? How was science represented to students in the lesson? What opportunities did students have to participate in science learning activities? The science lessons videotaped in the five countries display similarities and differences, with each country revealing a general approach to the teaching of science in the eighth grade. Get More Detail

  • Better High Schools This U.S. site of the National High School Center links research and resources for better high schools. The National High School Center is a central source of information and expertise on high school improvement issues for the Regional Comprehensive Centers. In helping the Comprehensive Centers build capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement the goals of No Child Left Behind relating to high schools. It identifies effective programs and tools, offers friendly products and provides high-quality technical assistance to support the use of research-based approaches within high school learning communities. Get More Detail

  • NCTM Standards for Mathematics The Mathematics standards developed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a nonprofit educational organization, are widely seen as the proxy for U.S. national standards. Get More Detail

  • 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS) Findings from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) Repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at the Eighth Grade. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Science Achievement This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science achievement and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Science Curriculum This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science curriculum and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on School Contexts for Science Learning and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to school contexts for science learning and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data on Student Backgrounds and Attitudes Toward Science This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to student backgrounds and attitudes toward science and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data on Science Teachers and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to science teachers and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus: Primary 3&4, 5&6 (EM1-EM3) This document provides Singapore's approach to and aims for science education in the primary grades, including the skills and processes students are expected to acquire. Expected "Learning Outcomes" are provided for each grade 3-6. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • Smithsonian for Teachers, The Serves as a gateway to the Smithsonian's educational resources. Educators can search lesson plans, access on-line resources from the museums' extensive collections and participate in professional development opportunities. Contains particular resources to improve science education and enhance students’ creativity. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Innovation on Science Curriculum in China In order to better respond to the socioeconomic changes, China has carried out a serious of science education reforms beginning in 2000. This paper highlights: the nature, ideas, objectives and the main contents of the science curriculum; text books for integrated science curriculum used in middle schools; and various teaching patterns by inquiry, activity, cooperation and instruction according to the curriculum objectives, teaching environment and student situation. Get More Detail

  • Education of Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium Report providing recommendations to improve the quality of teaching in math, science, and technology in the United States. Get More Detail

  • NCLB: The Facts About Science Achievement This document describes how the United States No Child Left Behind Act aims to boost science achievement. Get More Detail

  • Project 2061: Science for all Americans This English-language website describes Project 2061, an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to improve literacy in science and technology. The site links to "Benchmarks for Science Literacy" developed by AAAS serve as voluntary academic standards in science education, as well as tools for assessment and instruction. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Framework (Australia) The Curriculum Framework represents a major step in the reform of school curriculum in Western Australia. It is built upon a commitment to the philosophy that learning is continuous and that the essential purpose of schooling is to improve the learning of all students. The Framework establishes learning outcomes expected of all students from kindergarten to year 12, regardless of who they are, where they are from or which school they attend. Rather than being prescriptive, the Curriculum Framework will be used by schools to develop and implement their teaching and learning programs according to the needs and characteristics of their students. Get More Detail

  • Singapore's Science Syllabus for Lower Secondary As with the Primary Science Syllabus, the document contains the aims for science education, as well as learning outcomes for a variety of topics, and addresses assessment issues. The syllabus emphasises the need for a balance between the acquisition of science knowledge and process and thinking skills. Get More Detail

  • New South Wales Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Documents This Australian website provides educational resources for teaching Science and Technology to students grades K-6. It includes the "Science and Technology Syllabus and Support Document," which provides expected learning outcomes for students, as well as "Science and Technology Outcomes and Indicators" and "K-6 Science and Technology in Action - Updates from the Classroom." Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • U.S. National Science Education Standards This website provides a link the U.S. voluntary science education standards developed by a number of professional organizations invested in science education. The document contains a range of types of standards including content standards for K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 grade ranges. These voluntary standards have been drawn heavily upon as individual States establish their own science standards and assessment systems. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • American Competitiveness Initiative President Bush's 2006 education agenda, the American Competitiveness Initiative, aims to strengthen innovation and education in the U.S. by improving mathematics and science education, foreign language studies, and high schools. Get More Detail

  • 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study-Repeat (TIMSS) Findings from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's (IEA) Repeat of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) at the Eighth Grade. Get More Detail

  • 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reports results of a major U.S. national assessment of students’ mathematics performance in grades 4, 8, and 12. Get More Detail

  • Adding It Up Presents results of a National Research Council study of what U.S. students know and how they acquire mathematics knowledge in grades K-8. Recommendations are provided for instruction. Get More Detail

  • Highlights from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teaching This U.S. article presents highlights of the results from the TIMSS 1999 Video Study which compared eighth-grade mathematics lessons from seven countries. It shows that among the relatively high-achieving countries, a variety of methods were employed rather than a single, shared approach to the teaching of mathematics (in English). Get More Detail

  • Merit Workshop Model A mathematics workshop model to help U.S. minority students excel at college math. The model emphasizes collaborative learning and the use of small-group teaching methods. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Coherence: Does the Logic Underlying the Organization of Subject Matter Matter This draft of a research paper was prepared by a U.S. based researcher, Dr. William Schmidt, for the APEC Education Reform Summit. The paper compares the logic underlying mathematics content standards in the U.S. with those of higher performing Eastern economies. The paper reviews the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and standards from 21 U.S. States. Get More Detail

  • Scientifically Based Research in Mathematics This webpage links to information about the United States' Mathematics and Science Partnership program and scientifically based research in math and science. The information comes from presentations made at a Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference. Get More Detail

  • Policy Paper on Mathematics and Science Instruction - 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting This policy paper, written in preparation for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, outliens major recommendations to improve mathematics and science instruction in the APEC region. The paper reviews major policy and research trends in the area, presents examples of practice from the region, and provides recommendations for further research and cooperative activities. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS 1999 Benchmarking--Executive Summary This U.S. document gives an overview of the results for the Benchmarking Study in Mathematics that compared achievement across countries, as well as across states and school districts in the United States. The report presents major findings of the study and shows the extreme variation in mathematics achievement among school districts (in English). Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • Maryland Singapore Math Pilot Evaluation Report The document reports findings the Singapore math experiment in Maryland's elementary schools. Four elementary schools introduced the Singapore Math program and after two years, the report suggests that the Singapore Math program resulted in significantly better math achievements than the control group. The report also makes a number of recommendations. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Mathematics Curriculum This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to mathematics curriculum and is taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS: Achievement in Mathematics This U.S. document is an excel spreadsheet that presents student mathematic achievement data excerpts from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Student Backgrounds and Attitudes Toward Mathematics This U.S. document is an excel spreadsheet that presents data on student backgrounds and attitudes towards mathematics taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on Teachers and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to mathematic teachers and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Improving Student Learning in Grades K-9 Mathematics This report from Alberta Canada provides a summary and recommendations related to a study into concerns about the level of achievement in mathematics in the elementary and junior high grades in Alberta. The recommendations for the Improvement in Student Achievement in Grades K-9 Mathematics project included: the development of a comprehensive model for curriculum implementation, ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators, improved assessment of students and better opportunities for teacher training and upgrading. The Executive Summary and Full Report are available for download from the site. Get More Detail

  • Data from TIMSS on School Contexts for Mathematic Learning and Instruction This U.S. document is a compilation of excerpts, presented in a spreadsheet, that relate to school contexts for mathematic learning and instruction. They are taken from the 1999 Third International Mathematics and Science Study prepared by Boston College (in English). Get More Detail

  • Teaching Practices Project, The This research project was commissioned by Alberta Education (Learning) in Canada to describe, analyze and interpret the teaching practices in schools whose students have a history of performing well on the grade 9 provincial achievement test in mathematics. Get More Detail

  • TIMSS Video Highlights The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study aims at describing and comparing eighth-grade mathematics teaching practices among seven countries in order to identify similar or different classroom features. These videos are highlights from four APEC economies Get More Detail

  • The Futures Channel Math and science educators can find free video resources here that can help connect their lessons to real-world applications. Get More Detail

  • U.S. Department of Education Mathematics and Science Initiative Describes a new U.S. National Mathematics and Science Initiative to achieve three interdependent goals:1) engage the public in recognizing the need for better mathematics and science education for every child in our nation's schools; 2) initiate a campaign to recruit, prepare, train, and retain teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and science; and 3) develop an academic research base to improve our knowledge of what boosts student learning in mathematics and science. Get More Detail

  • A Chart Book on Math and Science Review of TIMSS data related to achievement, instruction, teacher characteristics, and student achievement for grades four and eight. Get More Detail

  • No Child Left Behind: The Facts About Math Achievement This English-language Issue Brief describes the challenge that the U.S. legislation No Child Left Behind (NCLB) seeks to address in math acheivement and outlines the strategies NCLB supports in U.S. schools. Get More Detail

  • Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics An extensive sample of expected student work and problems to achieve to the standards in one U.S. State. Get More Detail

  • Pennsylvania's Academic Standards for Mathematics This document from Pennsylvania describes what students in this U.S. State should know and be able to do at four grade levels (third, fifth, eighth and eleventh) in mathematics. The standards reflect the increasing complexity and sophistication that students are expected to achieve as they progress through school. Get More Detail

  • California Math Standards This document outlines math standards from a U.S. State that reflect a relatively traditional approach to developing computational skills and understanding mathematical proofs. Links to other content standards from California are also available on the State's Department of Education website. Get More Detail

  • American Competitiveness Initiative President Bush's 2006 education agenda, the American Competitiveness Initiative, aims to strengthen innovation and education in the U.S. by improving mathematics and science education, foreign language studies, and high schools. Get More Detail

  • Math Now: Advancing Math Education in Elementary and Middle School As part of his American Competitiveness Initiative, President Bush is proposing $260 million for math programs that will focus on strengthening math education in the early grades and middle school so that students enter high school ready to take challenging coursework. Get More Detail

  • NCTM Standards for Mathematics The Mathematics standards developed by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a nonprofit educational organization, are widely seen as the proxy for U.S. national standards. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Curriculum Standards from the State of Michigan Michigan's content standards are a set of learning expectations developed by parents, educators, business leaders and university professors to assist schools in the development of local district curricula. These standards and more detailed learning objectives called /benchmarks/ are contained within the Michigan Curriculum Framework. In addition, Michigan has recently developed nationally recognized English Language Arts and Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) providing K-8 educators with meaningful tools to better align what is taught with what is tested in the classroom. This site includes all curriculum standards from the State of Michigan Get More Detail

  • Oregon Math Standards U.S. State-level standards that stress generic problem solving. Get More Detail

  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) The Gateway to Education Materials (GEM) is a web portal that is a consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commericial Internet sites. Get More Detail

  • Global Learning Portal The GLP web portal was jointly developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Sun Microsystems in response to the "Education For All" goals. It uses the Internet to help customers participate in global communities of educators without ever traveling abroad. Customers can share and collaboratively develop education-focused resources such as lesson plans, reports and case studies. Members can create personal profiles and search profiles of fellow members to find colleagues around the globe who are interested in collaboration. Education-related topics can be explored through discussion forums and collaborative projects. Get More Detail

  • Japanese Math and Science Standards This document is an unofficial English translation of the Japanese Math and Science standards. Get More Detail

  • East Meets West in Math Class:4 Schools Import Curriculum From Singapore This article in a U.S. newspaper discusses the Singapore math program being implemented in the Montgomery County Public Schools. It presents some background information about the program and addresses some of the challenges in importing the program to a new setting (in English). Get More Detail

  • International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning General information regarding the International Seminar on Best Practices in Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning held in Tokyo, Japan, 14-18 November, 2005. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Education of Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Technology: New Practices for the New Millennium Report providing recommendations to improve the quality of teaching in math, science, and technology in the United States. Get More Detail

  • The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education The U.S.-China Education Leaders Forum on Math and Science Education is a two-day meeting organized by Asia Society, the Education Commission of the States and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China to explore common challenges and strategies in math, science and technology education. The meeting will convene education leaders from China and the United States and will take place July 10-12 in Denver, Colorado. Get More Detail

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher Specialists in China This paper discusses the training and development of elementary mathematics teacher specialists, the teaching arrangement modes for elementary mathematics specialists, and the communication and interaction among elementary mathematics teacher specialists and teacher specialists across content areas. Get More Detail


Vietnam

  • On The Enhancement of Creative & Independent Awareness of Primary School Pupils The first Vietnamese class of the secondary school for gifted pupils in mathematics was established 40 years ago, in 1965. Nine years later Vietnam participated in the 16th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Germany, and got 1 Golden, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze prizes. It was rather good debut for the newcomer country in the history of IMO. Over the past 30 years, Vietnam was very proud of the high results at IMO. However, it seems that many of laureates didn’t have high achievement in their university study, and therefore, they would not become scientists in the future as expected. It turned out that during many years the pupils have been trained in the way of “fighting-cock”, which could not promote the creative ability in the next education process. Get More Detail

  • Helping Students Develop And Extend Their Capacity To Do Purposeful Mathematics Workds The reform curriculum of mathematics at all level from grade 1 to 12 have been tried out in Vietnam. From school year 2006-2007 the new curriculum and textbooks will be implemented in the whole country. The purpose of the reform is to activate the learning mathematics of students. The curriculum tries to lessen the training of basic skills and procedures in mathematics but increases more hands-on activities to help students grasp the mathematics ideas and can apply knowledge in solving real-life problems. The mathematics teachers have learnt the effective teaching strategies by using manipulative materials to teach mathematics in problematic situations. In this article we will present some findings of our research at provincial scale in Hue city of Vietnam. A try-out lesson done by an experienced mathematics teacher will be illustrated. Get More Detail

  • Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking As part of EDNET’S “Collaborative Study on Innovations for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Different Cultures among the APEC Member Economies” Project, this paper highlights Using Lesson Study to Implement More Effective Lessons: Focusing on Mathematical Thinking for Lesson Study in Mathematics. Get More Detail


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