The 21st Century Mathematics Education in China

  • Yiming Cao
  • Frederick K.S. Leung

Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A General Introduction of Chinese Mathematics Education

  3. Mathematical Curriculum and Textbook

  4. Mathematical Classroom Instruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Zhenhong Shao
      Pages 223-237
    3. Dianshun Hu, Ke Ye, Jing Wang
      Pages 239-257
    4. Nan Zhang, Rui Yang, Yanyun Liu, Jiushi Zhou, Guangming Wang
      Pages 259-278
  5. Mathematical Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
  6. The Professional Development of Mathematical Teachers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Li Tong, Xinrong Yang
      Pages 339-365
    3. Jiwei Han, Qiong Wu, Xinxin Ji, Lijuan Wu
      Pages 391-412
    4. Shengying Xie, Jinfa Cai
      Pages 413-427
  7. The Evaluation of Mathematics Education

About this book


This book intends to provide a comprehensive introduction to the status of development of Chinese mathematics education in the 21st century. To this end, the book summarizes and presents the research and practices of Chinese mathematics education in the following aspects: (1) characteristics of Chinese school mathematics curriculum and textbooks, (2) Chinese ways and strategies of teaching mathematics and the characteristics of mathematics classroom instruction in China, (3) Chinese instructional practices in developing (both gifted and underachieving) students’ mathematical capabilities, (4) how  professional development of mathematics teachers is promoted in China, including mathematics teachers’ pre-service and in-service education, and how Chinese mathematics teachers design and implement teaching and research activities, and (5) how  mathematics education is assessed and evaluated, including how to evaluate teachers’ teaching and students’ achievements. Relevant research in Chinese mathematics education involving methods of surveys, interviews, text analysis, etc., are reviewed and analyzed. Results of a number of video studies of Chinese mathematics classroom teaching and learning are also integrated into this book.


China Classroom Instruction Curriculum and Textbooks Mathematics Education Teachers professional development Twenty-first Century

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiming Cao
    • 1
  • Frederick K.S. Leung
    • 2
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55779-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55781-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3473
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-349X
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