First Asian Sourcebook in Mathematics Education

Professor Bharath Sriraman has just finished editing an exciting new book that is about to be published by Information Age Publishing. This new book is entitled "The First Asian Sourcebook in Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and India. Below is the cover and table of contents to give you an exclusive first taste of the book!

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Tribute to the Springer Author Academy

Being a researcher in mathematics education (or in any field, I guess) involves a lot of hard work. Some parts of that work are more enjoyable than others, and everyone has their own favorite part. Me, I love to write! Working with text, whether it is a scientific article, a conference paper, book chapter or even a blogpost like this; that's the part of my work I love the most! That doesn't imply, however, that writing is easy, or that I know all there is to know about it. Far from it! I keep learning, and sometimes I discover resources that are more useful than others.

Recently, I have been using the Springer Author Academy quite a lot, and I think it is a great resource for me as a scientific writer! It contains lots of useful information and tips about all aspects of the writing process, from even before the first draft to the final part of the peer review process. Actually, I am working on a conference paper for the 2012 PME-NA conference right now, and some of the tips from the Springer Author Academy have been really useful in the process of structuring my paper :-)

So, if you are also involved with scientific research, and especially the writing of scientific literature, you might be interested in checking this out! And if you have some other useful links to share, I would be happy to know! Just use the comment field below! 

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MKT in Ghana

My colleague Yaa Cole has written an article about her project on adapting and using the MKT instrument in Ghana. This article will appear in a forthcoming special issue in ZDM, and it has now been published online. The title of the article is: "Assessing elemental validity: the transfer and use of mathematical knowledge for teaching measures in Ghana". The articles which are going to appear in the MKT section of the forthcoming special issue have now started to be published, and Dicky Ng's article "Using the MKT measures to reveal Indonesian teachers' mathematical knowledge: challenges and potentials" has also been published online. More articles are coming :-)

Below is a preview of Yaa's article (click to see a larger version!):