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Many of these publications outline the Center's long-term research results. Several are available here in PDF for Adobe Acrobat Reader. Visit our download center if you need to install this software.


digital image of our poster"Learning with Understanding" Poster

This poster is the result of a combined effort of Center researchers to produce a dynamic portrait of teaching for understanding in mathematics and science. The brillant colors in this original digital version are nearly identical to the colors of the 22 X 34 print. The text is based on research by Center staff and reads:

"Understanding for Life. We will meet the future head-on if we all learn with understanding:

  • linking ideas one to another in a rich, intricate web,
  • applying what we learn to answer new questions,
  • reflecting on knowledge,
  • and expressing ideas in creative ways.

With understanding, learning becomes personal. It lasts a lifetime."

Posters are sold at $4.75 each, including shipping. Volume discounts apply.
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pdf Features (articles available in full-text PDF)

 

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pdf Research Briefs (briefs available in full-text PDF)


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For policymakers, educators and researchers seeking to improve student learning and achievement, In Brief reports on Center research and its implications for mathematics and science reform (a quarterly publication beginning Winter 2000).



pdf Newsletters (newsletters available in full-text PDF)


Principled Practice focuses on issues and perspectives in K-12 science and mathematics reform, along with relevant Center research.

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Joint newsletter with CREDE on diverse students learning mathematics and science.

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The National Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences Education (NCRMSE) (1987-1995) published the NCRMSE Research Review. The Review focuses on the national reform effort in school mathematics and discusses research.






pdfCenter Bibliography

National Center researchers have produced hundreds of publications, including books, chapters, articles, working papers, presentations, and the like. You can download the full Center's bibliography as either a Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF document -- for your own reference and use.

 




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Reports (reports available in full-text PDF). Research reports detail Center studies and results. Special reports discuss conference outcomes, education theory development and reform approaches.

Research Reports:

Special Reports:

  • Children’s Ways with Words in Science and Mathematics: A Conversation Across Disciplines. Ann Rosebery and Beth Warren, February 2000, SR 00-1. At a conference organized by the Chèche Konnen Center at TERC, educators and researchers explored issues about learning and achievement for poor and minority students.

Research Reports from all 12 national research centers:

web site National Research Centers' reports



pdfArticles and Chapters (articles available in full-text PDF)


Below you will find abstracts and references and, where feasible, permitted reprints. The list DOES NOT include all Center publications. See the full Center Bibliography (pdf and rtf).


Books

Researchers affiliated with the current Center and the 1987-1996 National Center for Research in the Mathematical Sciences Education have published and contributed to several books, including --

Understanding Mathematics and Science Matters. Thomas A. Romberg, Thomas P. Carpenter, and Fae Dremock (Eds.)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Thinking Mathematically: Integrating Arithmetic and Algebra in Elementary School.
Thomas P. Carpenter, Megan Loef Franke, Linda Levi
Publisher: Heinemann, 2003

Transforming Teaching in Math and Science: How Schools and Districts can Support Change. Adam Gamoran, Charles W. Anderson, Pamela Anne Quiroz, Walter G. Secada, Tona Williams, Scott Ashman.

Publisher:Teachers College Press, 2003.

book coverInvestigating Real Data in the Classroom - Expanding Children's Understanding of Mathematics and Science. Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble, editors.

Publisher: Teachers College Press, 2002.

book coverAdding it Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics. Thomas P. Carpenter, contributor.

Publisher: National Academy Press, 2001.

book coverHow People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School (expanded edition). Thomas A. Romberg, contributor.

Publisher: National Academy Press, 2000.

book coverHandbook of Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education. Anthony E. Kelly and Richard A. Lesh, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2000.

bookcoverMeasuring Student Knowledge and Skills: A New Framework for Assessment. Jan de Lange and Thomas A. Romberg, contributors.

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1999.

book coverChildren’s Mathematics — Cognitively Guided Instruction (with two Multimedia CDs included). Thomas P. Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, Megan Loef Franke, Linda Levi, and Susan B. Empson.

Publisher: Heinemann, 1999.

book coverMathematics Classrooms that Promote Understanding (A volume in the studies in mathematical thinking and learning series). Elizabeth Fennema and Thomas A. Romberg, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 1999.

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Symbolizing and Communicating in Mathematics Classroooms. Paul Cobb, Kay McClain and Erna Yackel, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.

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Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space (A volume in the studies in mathematical thinking and learning series). Richard Lehrer and Daniel Chazan, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 1998.

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Reflections on Statistics: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Grades K-12 (A volume in the studies in mathematical thinking and learning series). Susanne P. Lajoie, editor.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998.

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Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Understanding. Hiebert, J., Carpenter, T. P., Fennema, E., Fuson, K., Human, P., Murray, H., Olivier, A., Wearne, D.

Publisher: Heinemann,1997.

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Mathematics Teachers in Transition (A volume in the studies in mathematical thinking and learning series). Elizabeth Fennema and Barbara Scott Nelson, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997.

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Reform in School Mathematics and Authentic Assessment (SUNY Series, Reform in Mathematics Education). Thomas A. Romberg, editor.

Publisher: State University of New York Press, 1995.

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Integrating Research on the Graphical Representation of Functions (A volume in the Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series). Thomas A. Romberg, Elizabeth Fennema, and Thomas P. Carpenter, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993.

book coverRational Numbers: An Integration of Research (A volume in the studies in mathematical thinking and learning series). Thomas P. Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, and Thomas A. Romberg, editors.

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993.

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Mathematics Assessment and Evaluation: Imperatives for Mathematics Educators. Thomas A. Romberg, editor.

Publisher: State University of New York Press, 1992.