Advertisement

The Creative Enterprise of Mathematics Teaching Research

Elements of Methodology and Practice – From Teachers to Teachers

  • Bronislaw Czarnocha
  • William Baker
  • Olen Dias
  • Vrunda Prabhu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias, Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bronislaw Czarnocha, Vrunda Prabhu, Olen Dias, William Baker
    Pages 23-41
  4. William Baker
    Pages 43-55
  5. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias, Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 57-62
  6. Vrunda Prabhu, Bronislaw Czarnocha, Howard Pflanzer
    Pages 63-73
  7. Vrunda Prabhu, James Watson
    Pages 75-93
  8. Vrunda Prabhu, Peter Barbatis, Howard Pflanzer
    Pages 95-106
  9. Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 107-126
  10. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias, Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 145-147
  11. Vrunda Prabhu, William Baker, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 149-161
  12. Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 163-170
  13. William Baker
    Pages 171-178
  14. Eric Fuchs, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 179-197
  15. Vrunda Prabhu, Haiyue Jin, Roberto Catanuto
    Pages 199-202
  16. Haiyue Jin
    Pages 213-228
  17. Robert Catanuto
    Pages 229-243
  18. William Baker
    Pages 245-252
  19. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias, Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 253-265
  20. Olen Dias, William Baker, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 287-297
  21. Olen Dias
    Pages 299-315
  22. William Baker
    Pages 317-328
  23. Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 329-342
  24. William Baker, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 343-349
  25. William Baker
    Pages 351-371
  26. Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 373-393
  27. Hannes Stoppel
    Pages 395-424
  28. William Baker, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 425-443
  29. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias, Vrunda Prabhu
    Pages 445-453
  30. Vrunda Prabhu, Bronislaw Czarnocha
    Pages 487-498
  31. Bronislaw Czarnocha, Maria Mellone, Roberto Tortora
    Pages 499-518
  32. Bronislaw Czarnocha, William Baker, Olen Dias
    Pages 519-520
  33. Back Matter
    Pages 521-536

About this book

Introduction

The Creative Enterprise of Mathematics Teaching Research presents the results and methodology of work of the teaching-research community of practice of the Bronx (TR Team of the Bronx). It has a twofold aim of impacting both teachers of Mathematics and researchers in Mathematics Education. This volume can be used by teachers of mathematics who want to use research to reflect upon and to improve their teaching craft, as well as by researchers who are interested in uncovering riches of classroom learning/teaching for research investigations. This book represents the results of a collaboration of instructors discussing their own instruction research, analyzed through a conceptual framework obtained via the synthesis of creativity research and educational learning theories, based upon the work of Piaget and Vygotsky. The editors see an urgent need for creative synthesis of research and teaching, an example of which is presented in the book.

Two central themes of the book are the methodology of TR/NYCity model and creativity, more  precisely, creativity  of  the  Aha  moment formulated by Arthur Koestler (1964) in a very profound but little known theory of bisociation exposed in his work “The Act of Creation”. Incorporation of the theory of bisociation into classroom teaching of mathematics provides the key to enable students who may struggle with mathematics to engage their own creativity, become involved in their learning process and thus reach their full potential of excellence. 

Creativity in teaching remedial mathematics is teaching gifted students how to access their own giftedness.

Keywords

Creativity Teaching research Bisociation Reflective abstraction Action research Mathematics education Design research Teaching research cycle Constructivist methodology Discovery learning Thinking technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bronislaw Czarnocha
    • 1
  • William Baker
    • 2
  • Olen Dias
    • 3
  • Vrunda Prabhu
    • 4
  1. 1.Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  2. 2.Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  3. 3.Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA
  4. 4.Bronx Community CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6300-549-4
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-549-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site