Developing 21st Century Competencies In The Mathematics Classroom: Yearbook 2016, Association Of Mathematics Educators

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Pee Choon Toh, Berinderjeet Kaur
World Scientific, May 20, 2016 - Mathematics - 292 pages
The aim of this book is to contribute towards literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically the development of 21st century competencies amongst learners of mathematics.The book comprising fourteen chapters, written by renowned researchers in mathematics education, provides readers with approaches and applicable classroom strategies to foster skills and dispositions that will enable learners to thrive in the fast-changing and complex world that we live in today.The chapters in the book can be classified into three broad themes. The first is an examination of what is meant by 21st century competencies and how they can be developed within the context of the mathematics curriculum. The second is an in-depth discussion of evidence-based practices aimed at fostering specific competencies like metacognition and reflective thinking, critical thinking and communication skills. The last and third theme is about teaching approaches that are likely to feature increasingly in the 21st century classroom, for example flipped learning or the use of comics and storytelling.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 21st Century Competencies in Mathematics Classrooms
1
Chapter 2 Mathematics Education Virtues and 21st Century Competencies
13
Chapter 3 Enriching Secondary Mathematics Education with 21st Century Competencies
33
Chapter 4 Mathematics in 21st Century Life
51
Chapter 5 Mathematics Subject Mastery A Must for Developing 21st Century Skills
77
Metacognitive Questioning
95
Two Case Studies on the Use of the
109
Chapter 8 Using OpenEnded Tasks to Foster 21st Century Learners at the Primary Level
133
Chapter 9 Productive Talk in the Primary Mathematics Classroom
149
Chapter 10 Justification in Singapore Secondary Mathematics
165
Teachers Perceptions
189
Motivation and Cognitive Load
213
Chapter 13 Use of Comics and Storytelling in Teaching Mathematics
241
An Alternative Mathematical Experience
261
Contributing Authors
273
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