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What Are the Major Findings From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teaching?
Based on the coding and analysis of the eighth-grade mathematics lessons videotaped for this study, the following points can be made.
The comparative nature of this study tends to draw attention to the ways in which the seven countries differed in the teaching of eighth-grade mathematics. But it is important to remember that both differences and similarities are expected in cross-country and cross-cultural comparisons. When a wide-angle lens is employed across countries, it is clear that all seven countries shared common ways of teaching eighth-grade mathematics. Viewed from this perspective, some similarities are striking.