Self-Regulation of Mathematical Knowledge and Skills

Authored by: Erik De Corte , Lucia Mason , Fien Depaepe , Lieven Verschaffel

Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  May  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415871112
eBook ISBN: 9780203839010
Adobe ISBN: 9781136881664

10.4324/9780203839010.ch10

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Mathematics education has been an issue of sometimes hot debate over the past decade. In fact, these debates have become heated that they have been characterized as the “math wars” (Kelly, 2008). The disputes related to the objectives as well as to the approach to teaching and learning mathematics. Somewhat simplified, the discussion about objectives can be summarized as aiming for routine mastery of number facts and procedural skills versus the acquisition of deep understanding of “big ideas” and mathematical modeling and problem-solving skills. With respect to teaching and learning, the debate focused on direct instruction versus a (socio-) constructivist approach.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.