The challenge of linking research and practice

M. Kathleen Heid, Matthew Larson, James T. Fey, Marilyn E. Strutchens, James Middleton, Eric Gutstein, Karen King, Harry Tunis

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Abstract

This article discusses the challenge of improving the interrelationships between research and practice in mathematics education, and it outlines actions being taking to respond to that challenge. The need for improvement is bidirectional. The practice of classroom mathematics teaching needs to be better informed by an understanding of the implications of existing bodies of research, and researchers need to learn more from the insights and knowledge of practitioners. Building on its series of initiatives designed to use research to guide mathematics teaching and learning, NCTM has made a new commitment to a flexible, nimble, and sustainable initiative that will strengthen the bidirectional link between research and practice. This initiative includes the development of Research Analyses, Briefs, and Clips (ABCs), research syntheses designed through collaboration of teacher leaders and researchers to inform instructional leaders and policymakers about research perspectives on critical issues of practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-86
Number of pages11
JournalJournal for Research in Mathematics Education
Volume37
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Heid, M. K., Larson, M., Fey, J. T., Strutchens, M. E., Middleton, J., Gutstein, E., ... Tunis, H. (2006). The challenge of linking research and practice. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 37(2), 76-86.

The challenge of linking research and practice. / Heid, M. Kathleen; Larson, Matthew; Fey, James T.; Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Middleton, James; Gutstein, Eric; King, Karen; Tunis, Harry.

In: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 37, No. 2, 03.2006, p. 76-86.

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Heid, MK, Larson, M, Fey, JT, Strutchens, ME, Middleton, J, Gutstein, E, King, K & Tunis, H 2006, 'The challenge of linking research and practice', Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 76-86.
Heid MK, Larson M, Fey JT, Strutchens ME, Middleton J, Gutstein E et al. The challenge of linking research and practice. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 2006 Mar;37(2):76-86.
Heid, M. Kathleen ; Larson, Matthew ; Fey, James T. ; Strutchens, Marilyn E. ; Middleton, James ; Gutstein, Eric ; King, Karen ; Tunis, Harry. / The challenge of linking research and practice. In: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. 2006 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 76-86.
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