
06495815
a
2015f.00319
Ma, Yunpeng
Zhao, Dongchen
Features of exemplary lessons under the curriculum reform in China: a case study on thirteen elementary mathematics lessons.
Cho, Sung Je (ed.), Selected regular lectures from the 12th international congress on mathematical education, ICME 12, Seoul, Korea, July 815, 2012. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319171869/hbk; 9783319171876/ebook). 507525 (2015).
2015
Cham: Springer
EN
D30
B70
B20
Chinese mathematics classroom
teaching practice reform
exemplary lesson
elementary mathematics
doi:10.1007/9783319171876_29
Summary: Dramatic changes in mathematics education in China have taken place since the new mathematics curriculum standard was implemented in 2001. What do new features of exemplary lessons appear under the context of the curriculum reform? This paper will answer this question by presenting a case study on 13 elementary mathematics lessons that were evaluated as excellent exemplary lessons by mathematics educators in China. This study found that, consistent with the ideas advocated by the new curriculum, the selected lessons demonstrated the features of emphasizing on student's overall development, connecting mathematics to reallife, providing students the opportunities for inquiring and collaborating, and teachers' exploiting various resources for teaching. Meanwhile, the selected lessons also shared other common features in the lesson structure, interaction between the teacher and students, classroom discourse. The results reveal that the exemplary lessons have practiced the advocated ideas of the current reform, while they also embodied some elements that might be the stable characteristics of Chinese mathematics education.