id: 06514390
dt: j
an: 2016a.00094
au: Seaberg, Rebecca L.
ti: Mathematics lessons from Finland and Sweden.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 108, No. 8, 593-598 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: B20 B50 D30 D40 U70
ut: teaching methods; cultural differences; educational technology; use of
technology; school systems; teacher education
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/mathematics-teacher/2015/Vol108/Issue8/Mathematics-Lessons-from-Finland-and-Sweden/
ab: Summary: In many ways, mathematics classrooms in Finland and Sweden are
very similar to what would be considered traditional classrooms in the
United States. Classes begin with checking homework and questions,
followed by the teacher giving instruction in the new material, and end
with students working on their new assignment. There are also
interesting differences in mathematics and the education systems in
general. Rebecca Seaberg describes her observations of the educational
systems ‒ primarily focusing on the area of mathematics ‒ of
Finland and Sweden while on a sabbatical from teaching. Seaberg
discusses the use of resources and technology, the differences in
teachers’ work schedules, and national priorities. She suggests that
teachers should be willing to share their help and experience by
mentoring both experienced teachers and new teachers in an effort to
improve mathematics learning for as many students as possible here in
the United States. (ERIC)
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