Learning from Japanese middle school math teachers

by Nancy C. Whitman

Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

Written in English
Published: Pages: 46 Downloads: 870
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  • Education, Elementary,
  • Education, Secondary,
  • Japan,
  • Mathematics,
  • Mathematics teachers,
  • Study and teaching (Elementary),
  • Study and teaching (Secondary)

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The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11117585M
ISBN 100873678877
ISBN 109780873678872

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