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Chinese Secondary Teachers' and Students' Perspectives of Effective Mathematics Teaching: The Underlying Values

W Seah, Q Zhang, K Beswick (ed.), T Muir (ed.), J Wells (ed.)

PME | Published : 2015

Abstract

This paper explores the underlying values of effective mathematics teaching perceived by both secondary teachers and students in Chinese Mainland. Four secondary mathematics teachers and twenty-four students accepted an invitation to express their perceptions of effective mathematics teaching and of effective mathematics teachers. Some common characteristics of effective teaching like fun, multiple methods, involvement, and examples are valued by both students and teachers. Some discrepancies in the perceptions of effectiveness also existed.