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Adler, Jill; Hossain, Sarmin; Stevenson, Mary; Clarke, John; Archer, Rosa; Grantham, Barry – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports an investigation into how students of a mathematics course for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in England talk about the notion of "understanding mathematics in depth", which was an explicit goal of the course. We interviewed eighteen students of the course. Through our social practice frame and in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Çelik, Meryem – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study was carried out to determine whether there is a relationship between the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and mathematical development in 6-year-old preschool children. The sampling of the study was consisted of 30 teachers working with 6 years old children and their 120 students in public kindergartens and independent…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematical Aptitude, Preschool Children
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Ferri, Rita Borromeo – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
Teaching and learning of mathematical modelling has become a key competence within school curricula and educational standards in many countries of the world. The term mathematical modelling, its meaning, and how it can be implemented in mathematics lessons have been intensively discussed during several Conferences of the European Society for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Stoehr, Kathleen Jablon – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Mathematics educators agree elementary teachers should possess confidence and competence in teaching mathematics. Many prospective elementary teachers (particularly women) pursue careers in elementary teaching despite personal repeated experiences of mathematics anxiety. Previous studies of mathematics anxiety have tended to focus on physical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Anxiety, Coping, Elementary School Teachers
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Parks, Amy Noelle; Wager, Anita A. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
This article examines the bodies of knowledge that influence and inform the teaching of mathematics methods courses for preservice early childhood teachers, focusing on the U.S. context. In particular, the article reports on an analysis of scholarship published over the last 20 years in four journals (two focused on early childhood education and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Wu, Su-Chiao; Lin, Fou-Lai – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
A group of teacher educators and practitioners in mathematics education and early childhood education generalized a set of inquiry-based mathematics models for Taiwanese young children of ages 3-6 and designed a series of inquiry-based mathematics curriculum tasks in cultivate the children's diverse mathematical concepts and mathematical power. In…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preschool Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Active Learning
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Bergsten, Christer; Kågesten, Owe – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
The research interest underpinning this paper concerns the type of mathematical knowledge engineering students may acquire during their specialised education in terms of the conceptual and procedural dimensions of doing and using mathematics. This study draws on interviews with 25 qualified engineers from South Africa and Sweden regarding their…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Engineering Education, Professional Personnel, Foreign Countries
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More, M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
We bring out an experience of organizing mathematical competitions that can be used as a medium to motivate the student and teacher minds in new directions of thinking. This can contribute to fostering research, innovation and provide a hands-on experience of mathematical concepts with the real world. Mathematical competitions can be used to build…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Engineering Education, Mathematical Models, Competition
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Masingila, Joanna O.; Olanoff, Dana; Kimani, Patrick M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
In this study, we report on what types of mathematical knowledge for teaching teachers (MKTT) mathematics teacher educators (MTEs) use and develop when they work together and reflect on their teaching in a Community of Practice while helping prospective primary teachers (PTs) generate their own mathematical knowledge for teaching in learning…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Communities of Practice
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Venkat, Hamsa – International Journal of STEM Education, 2015
Background: In this paper, I share a case study of a teacher's work on mathematics tasks in the context of a 'mathematics for teaching' course aiming to develop mathematical content understandings and mathematical practices among primary teachers in one South African province. The course was developed in a national context of concerns about the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Teachers
Thrasher, Emily Plunkett – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The goal of this thesis was to investigate and enhance our understanding of what occurs while pre-service mathematics teachers engage in a mathematical modeling unit that is broadly based upon mathematical modeling as defined by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction
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Berežný, Štefan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
We have adapted our two laboratories at our department based on our research results, which were presented at the conference CADGME 2014 in Halle and published in the journal. In this article we describe the hardware and software structure of the Laboratory 1: LabIT4KT-1: Laboratory of Computer Modelling and the Laboratory 2: LabIT4KT-2:…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Laboratories, Computer Software
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Dominguez, Higinio – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The teaching and research communities in mathematics education agree that mathematical discussions pose challenges in elementary classrooms. These challenges continue to motivate research on mathematical discussions, with a focus on how students use talk in discussions. This study addresses the question, "What can teachers and researchers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Ren, Lixin; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines how various teacher characteristics and contextual factors are related to early primary teachers' beliefs about mathematical teaching and learning and teachers' attitudes toward their own learning of mathematics. A total of 396 early primary teachers across Nebraska participated in the study. Teacher characteristics and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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