Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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Now sometimes referred to as simply the "1992 Handbook," the Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning was the first research handbook published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. NCTM followed this handbook with the Second Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning in 2007.




Part I: Overview

  1. A History of Research in Mathematics Education by Jeremy Kilpatrick
  2. The Nature of Mathematics: Its Role and Its Influence by John A. Dossey
  3. Perspectives on Scholarship and Research Methods by Thomas A. Romberg
  4. Learning and Teaching with Understanding by James Hiebert and Thomas P. Carpenter

Part II: Mathematics Teaching

  1. The Culture of the Mathematics Classroom: An Unknown Quantity? by Marilyn Nickson
  2. Mathematics Teaching Practices and Their Effects by Mary Koehler and Douglas A. Grouws
  3. Teachers' Beliefs and Conceptions: A Synthesis of the Research by Alba Thompson
  4. Teachers' Knowledge and Its Impact by Elizabeth Fennema and Megan Loef Franke
  5. Grouping for Instruction in Mathematics: A Call for Programmatic Research on Small-Group Processes by Thomas L. Good, Catherine Mulryan, and Mary McCaslin
  6. Professionalization and Mathematics Teaching by Nel Noddings
  7. Becoming a Mathematics Teacher by Catherine A. Brown and Hilda Borko

Part III: Learning from Instruction

  1. Research on Whole Number Addition and Subtraction by Karen C. Fuson
  2. Multiplication and Division as Models of Situations by Brian Greer
  3. Rational Number, Ratio, and Proportion by Merlyn J. Behr, Guershon Harel, Thomas Post, and Richard Lesh
  4. Learning to Think Mathematically: Problem Solving, Metacognition, and Sense Making in Mathematics by Alan H. Schoenfeld
  5. Estimation and Number Sense by Judith Sowder
  6. The Learning and Teaching of School Algebra by Carolyn Kieran
  7. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning by Douglas H. Clements and Michael T. Battista
  8. Research in Probability and Statistics by J. Michael Shaughnessy
  9. The Transition to Advanced Mathematical Thinking: Functions, Limits, Infinity, and Proof by David Tall

Part IV: Critical Issues

  1. Technology and Mathematics Education by James J. Kaput
  2. Ethnomathematics and Everyday Cognition by Terezinha Nunes
  3. Research on Affect in Mathematics Education: A Reconceptualization by Douglas B. McLeod
  4. Mathematics and Gender: Changing Perspectives by Gilah C. Leder
  5. Race, Ethnicity, Social Class, Language, and Achievement in Mathematics by Walter G. Secada
  6. Assessment of Students' Knowledge of Mathematics: Steps Toward a Theory by Norman L. Webb

Part V: Perspectives

  1. International Studies of Achievement in Mathematics by David F. Robitaille and Kenneth J. Travers
  2. International Perspectives on Research in Mathematics Education by Alan J. Bishop
  3. Reflections on Where Mathematics Education Now Stands and on Where It May Be Going by Robert B. Davis

About the Contributors



Grouws, D. A. (Ed.). (1992). Handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning (p. 771). New York, NY: Macmillan.
address = {New York, NY},
editor = {Grouws, Douglas A.},
pages = {771},
publisher = {Macmillan},
title = {{Handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning}},
year = {1992},