Douglas Grouws

*Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and
Learning*

Macmillan

1992

ISBN 0-02-922381-4 (paper)

Grade focus: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The *Handbook *presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of
available research on mathematics teachers, teaching mathematics, and the
learning process for mathematics content. Areas for further research are
identified, and where appropriate, implications of research for curriculum
and instruction are provided.

Several chapters address students' learning in content areas that have
received considerable research attention: addition and subtraction, multiplication
and division, rational numbers, estimation, geometry and spacial reasoning,
and probability and statistics. Taken together, these chapters review students'
ideas in many topics related to* Science for All Americans* Chapter
9: The Mathematical World, Chapter 12: Habits of Mind: Section B: Computation
and Estimation Skills and some topics in Chapter 2: The Nature of Mathematics.

The primary audience for the* Handbook* is mathematics education
researchers and is also suggested as a resource for graduate seminars.
It also may be a useful tool for teachers who want to deepen their understanding
of the research findings in mathematics education or are interested in
conducting research in their own classrooms. They should be warned, however,
that the book is dense with information and not easily read.