CALL FOR CHAPTERS for the Annual Perspectives in
Mathematics Education (APME) 2014: Using Research
to Improve Instruction
Call for Chapters
This APME volume on Using Research to Improve Instruction focuses on bringing research to practice and practice to research in mathematics education. We encourage chapters that discuss research projects (including classroom-based action research projects) and collaborations that present findings and information that are relevant to both researchers and practitioners. In addition to reports of research, we welcome manuscripts that discuss research-based practices which influence classroom teaching and learning. We encourage a diverse range of manuscripts that serve to engage readers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Teaching: Strategies, tools, teachers’ instructional moves for effective instruction; effective questioning techniques and other approaches to encourage high levels of student engagement and discourse;
- Learning: Discussions of children’s mathematical thinking and students’ learning of different mathematics domains;
- Curriculum: Selection and implementation of cognitively demanding tasks; teachers planning and use of curriculum;
- Assessment: Selection and use of assessment practices for informing planning and instruction and to support students’ learning (e.g., formative assessment, progress monitoring, evidence-based assessment, standards-based assessment);
- Equity: Equitable teaching practices with attention to diverse learning needs; Culturally relevant pedagogy and mathematics for social justice; teaching in rural or urban contexts; multi-tiered systems of support (e.g., intervention strategies) for at-risk students; encouraging the gifted learner; strategies for teaching English Language Learners.
- Technology: Use of current and emerging technologies (e.g., dynamic mathematics software, Interactive white boards, smart phones, smartpens, tablets, online learning environments, apps) in varied instructional settings.
Details for Submission
Prospective authors should submit manuscripts for review by May 15, 2013. We ask that If you are thinking of submitting a chapter to please fill out our Intention to Submit Form by March 1, 2013 so we can follow up with you on your proposed project. Contributions from classroom teachers, school-based mathematics leaders and administrators, teacher educators, mathematicians, and researchers are encouraged. Editorial decisions will be made by the Editorial Panel: Karen Karp (issue editor), Amy Roth McDuffie (general editor), Barbara Dougherty, Francis (Skip) Fennell, Elham Kazemi, Matt Larson, Travis Olson, Nelson Palmer, and Christine Suurtamm.
General Guidelines for Preparing Articles for the APME (2014)
- In general, manuscripts for the APME should be no longer than 3500 words, double-spaced and numbered, and include examples, illustrations, and a bibliography.
- No author’s identification should appear on the manuscript.
- Please embed figures in the appropriate locations in the text of your article, and also include them in a separate file, appropriately numbered to match text placement.
- The editorial panel invites authors to include diagrams, illustrations, and, where appropriate, photographs to enhance the liveliness and attractiveness of the yearbook.
- Written permission is required for the use of students’ work, other authors’ figures and images and photographic images of students. Authors are responsible for obtaining such permission and, for accepted manuscripts, for forwarding those permissions to NCTM.