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Students’ Collaborative Problem Solving in Mathematics Classrooms

An Empirical Study

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  • Explores students’ group collaboration process from the perspective of cognitive and social interaction
  • Investigates teachers’ intervention behavior and the cognitive process behind it
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This open access book provides key insights into the social fundamentals of learning and indications of social interactive modes conducive and restrictive of that learning in China. Combining theoretical and technical advances in an innovative research design, this book focuses on collaborative problem solving in mathematics to increase the visibility of social interactions in teachers’ designing, students’ learning and teachers’ instructional intervention. It also explores students’ cognitive and social interaction as well as teacher intervention in students’ group collaboration.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Mathematical Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

    Yiming Cao

About the editor

Cao Yiming is a distinguished professor in School of Mathematical Sciences at Beijing Normal University, China. He is also the leader of the revision group of compulsory education mathematics curriculum standard. During the past twenty years, he has explored how to support students' mathematics learning through teachers' development of high-quality instructional practices. He has worked with different school systems and teachers throughout China, the USA, Australia, Japan, Finland, and Germany. He also has research collaborations with scholars from the UK, Austria, Hungary, and Singapore. In 2018, he published a book The 21st Century Mathematics Education in China (Springer), which was co-edited with Frederick K.S. Leung and provided a comprehensive introduction to the status of development of Chinese mathematics education in the twenty-first century. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Students’ Collaborative Problem Solving in Mathematics Classrooms

  • Book Subtitle: An Empirical Study

  • Editors: Yiming Cao

  • Series Title: Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education

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  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-99-7385-9Published: 04 January 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-99-7388-0Published: 04 January 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-99-7386-6Published: 03 January 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2366-1658

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-1666

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 297

  • Number of Illustrations: 31 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Education, general, Education, general

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