Second Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning

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Known sometimes as the "NCTM Research Handbook" or simply "The Handbook," the Second Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning is a project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This is an update of NCTM's first research handbook, the 1992 Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning.




Part I: Foundations

  1. Putting Philosophy to Work: Coping With Multiple Theoretical Perspectives by Paul Cobb
  2. Theory in Mathematics Education Scholarship by Edward A. Silver & Patricio G. Herbst
  3. Method by Alan H. Schoenfeld

Part II: Teachers and Teaching

  1. Assessing Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge: What Knowledge Matters and What Evidence Counts? by Heather C. Hill, Laurie Sleep, Jennifer M. Lewis, & Deborah Loewenberg Ball
  2. The Mathematical Education and Development of Teachers by Judith T. Sowder
  3. Mathematics Teaching and Classroom Practice by Megan Loef Franke, Elham Kazemi and Daniel Battey
  4. Mathematics Teachers' Beliefs and Affect by Randolph A. Philipp

Part III: Influences on Student Outcomes

  1. How Curriculum Influences Student Learning by Mary Kay Stein, Janine Remillard and Margaret Smith
  2. The Effects of Classroom Mathematics Teaching on Students' Learning by James S. Hiebert and Douglas A. Grouws
  3. Culture, Race, Power, and Mathematics Education by Diversity in Mathematics Education Center for Learning and Teaching
  4. The Role of Culture in Teaching and Learning Mathematics by Norma G. Presmeg

Part IV: Students and Learning

  1. Early Childhood Mathematics Learning by Douglas H. Clements and Julie Sarama
  2. Whole Number Concepts and Operations by Lieven Verschaffel, Brian Greer, and Erik DeCorte
  3. Rational Numbers and Proportional Reasoning: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Research by Susan J. Lamon
  4. Early Algebra and Algebraic Reasoning by David W. Carraher and Analúcia D. Schliemann
  5. Learning and Teaching of Algebra at the Middle School through College Levels: Building Meaning for Symbols and Their Manipulation by Carolyn Kieran
  6. Problem Solving and Modeling by Richard Lesh and Judith Zawojewski
  7. Toward Comprehensive Perspectives on the Learning and Teaching of Proof by Guershon Harel and Larry Sowder
  8. The Development of Geometric and Spatial Thinking by Michael T. Battista
  9. Research in Probability: Responding to Classroom Realities by Graham A. Jones, Cynthia W. Langrall and Edward S. Mooney
  10. Research on Statistics Learning and Reasoning by J. Michael Shaughnessy
  11. Mathematics Thinking and Learning at Post-secondary Level by Michele Artigue, Carmen Batanero, and Phillip Kent

Part V: Assessment

  1. Keeping Learning on Track: Classroom Assessment and the Regulation of Learning by Dylan Wiliam
  2. High Stakes Testing in Mathematics by Linda Dager Wilson
  3. Large-scale Assessment of Mathematics Education by Jan de Lange

Part VI: Issues and Perspectives

  1. Issues in Access and Equity in Mathematics Education by Alan J. Bishop and Helen J. Forgasz
  2. Research on Technology in Mathematics Education: The Perspective of Constructs by Rose Mary Zbiek, M. Kathleen Heid, Glendon Blume and Thomas P. Dick
  3. Engineering Change in Mathematics Education: Research, Policy, and Practice by William F. Tate and Celia Rousseau
  4. Educational Policy Research and Mathematics Education by Joan Ferrini-Mundy & Robert Floden
  5. Mathematics Content Specification in the Age of Assessment by Norman L. Webb
  6. Reflections on the State and Trends in Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning: From Here to Utopia by Mogens Niss

About the Contributors

Name Index

Subject Index


Lester, F. K., Jr., (Ed.). (2007). Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning (p. 1234). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
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title = {{Second handbook of research on mathematics teaching and learning}},
year = {2007},