Mathematics teaching in a secondary one classroom in Singapore
Lee, L. L., & Berinderjeet Kaur. (2003). Mathematics teaching in a secondary one classroom in Singapore. In Research in and on the classroom: ERAS Conference 2003 Proceedings (pp. 450-462). Singapore: Educational Research Association of Singapore.
The TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study compared the teaching of eighth- grade mathematics in Germany, Japan, and the United States. The study provided rich and contextual information about what went on inside the classes, as well as compared actual mathematical teaching methods across the countries. The findings served to stimulate and focus discussions of teaching practices among educators, policymakers and the public as one strives to understand the processes leading to learning in classroom settings and to improve teaching and learning outcomes in mathematics. The present study adapted the methods of the TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study to study the teaching practices of a mathematics teacher in a Secondary One class. Five consecutive lessons carried out by the teacher were videotaped. The analysis of the videotaped lessons surfaces information pertaining to the organization of instruction, the nature of discourse for instruction, and the nature of work students are engaged in their mathematics classes.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 19-21 November 2003