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Title: Cultural variations in teaching and learning of mathematics in India and Singapore
Authors: Vidya Thirumurthy
Seng, Alice Seok-Hoon
Issue Date: Apr-2000
Citation: Vidya Thirumurthy, & Seng, A. S. H. (2000, April). Cultural variations in teaching and learning of mathematics in India and Singapore. Paper presented at the ACEI 2000 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the cultural aspects to learning and teaching of mathematics in India and Singapore. It is hypothesized that Vygotsky's scaffolding and Feuerstein's mediation strategies are central to children's understanding of mathematical concepts. The child-teacher and teacher-child interactions will be examined and critically analyzed in terms of the scaffolding and mediation strategies to help the child reach his/her potential. Mathematical concepts and activities, which have inherent opportunities for elaboration and transfer, will be described in a few examples.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17648
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