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Japanese Mathematics Education
August 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$5 – $10
Fee: $5 JASC Members / $10 Non-Members
About the Event:
The results of international studies show the math scores of Japanese elementary and middle school students have always been high. A recent OECD study shows that Japanese students are not only average scores high but also the gaps among the children in Japan are much smaller than the students in the U.S.
About the Speaker
Akihiko Takahashi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at DePaul University, where he teaches mathematics and mathematics education. Before coming to the U.S., he was a teacher in Japan and nationally active in mathematics education reform. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2014 his work as a mathematics teacher highlighted by New York Times Magazine. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/magazine/why-do-americans-stink-at-math.html. He has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters in English and Japanese and given over 50 presentations and keynote at conferences and workshops in 18 countries. He has been serving as a Honorary Reader of University College London, London United Kingdom, and Specially appointed professor of Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan. He also served as a visiting professor at the following universities. National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, and Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.