Mathematics classroom instruction in China viewed from a historical perspective. (English)

Li, Yeping (ed.) et al., How Chinese teach mathematics and improve teaching. London: Routledge (ISBN 978-0-415-89500-2/hbk; 978-0-415-89601-6/pbk; 978-0-203-11011-9/ebook). Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series, 11-28 (2013).

From the introduction: In this chapter, we examine possible origins and evolutions of Chinese mathematics classroom instruction from a historical perspective; reveal general principles of development and inheritance of Chinese mathematics classroom instruction; explore why some modern Western educational theories could be adapted smoothly to Chinese practice; and finally, we provide some insights into the current mathematics education reform. We conclude the chapter with a discussion on the tradition and reform of Chinese mathematics instruction.