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Ng, Kit Ee Dawn – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

Despite the incorporation of mathematical modelling in the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework since 2007, Singapore teachers still face readiness issues concerning the use of open-ended real-world problems. This paper presents some preliminary findings from an exploratory study undertaken within a professional development programme on…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers

Yasa, Gulzade Karaci; Karatas, Ilhan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the instruction with mathematical modeling on pre-service mathematics teachers' mathematical modeling performance. The participants were 24 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. A mixed method approach was used to conduct the research. Each week, the participants were given two…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models

Patahuddin, Sitti Maesuri; Logan, Tracy – Teacher Development, 2019

This study investigated the use of Facebook as a medium for, and process of, teachers' informal professional learning regarding mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. Facebook responses to four inter-related posts about mathematics examples from Facebook users (N = 117) were captured and systematically analysed using content analysis. The data…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Informal Education, Faculty Development

Dahl, Bettina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018

Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) emphasise collaborate work on problems relevant to society and emphases the relation between theory and practice. PBL fits engineering students as preparation for their future professions but what about mathematics? Mathematics is not just applied mathematics, but it is also a body of abstract knowledge…

Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction

Zhu, Jinxin; Kuang, Xiaoxue; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018

Not yet citizens, adolescents are encouraged through civic education to consider an active role in the future political life of their societies. This study seeks to understand the mediating role of political self-efficacy and political interest in the association between previous civic experience and Asian adolescents' expected participation in…

Descriptors: Adolescents, Self Efficacy, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries

Toh, Tin Lam – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017

This paper reports the performance of one entire cohort of Singapore prospective secondary school mathematics teachers in a mathematics proficiency test. The prospective teachers were admitted to the teacher education program specializing in teaching secondary school mathematics. The strengths of the prospective teachers' content knowledge, their…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics

Kartal, Ozgul; Dunya, Beyza Aksu; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Zawojewski, Judith S. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

Critical to many science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career paths is mathematical modeling--specifically, the creation and adaptation of mathematical models to solve problems in complex settings. Conventional standardized measures of mathematics achievement are not structured to directly assess this type of mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement

Dockendorff, Monika; Solar, Horacio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018

This case study investigates the impact of the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in mathematics visualization skills and initial teacher education programmes. It reports on the influence GeoGebra dynamic software use has on promoting mathematical learning at secondary school and on its impact on teachers' conceptions…

Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education

Kamaliyah; Zulkardi; Darmawijoyo – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2013

Indonesia's involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is one attempt to see how far the development of educational programs in our country compared to other countries in the world. PISA results show that Indonesia is still at the lower level. This means that the ability of Indonesian students in solving problems that…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Problem Solving, Educational Policy

Bergsten, Christer; Engelbrecht, Johann; Kågesten, Owe – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

One challenge for an optimal design of the mathematical components in engineering education curricula is to understand how the procedural and conceptual dimensions of mathematical work can be matched with different demands and contexts from the education and practice of engineers. The focus in this paper is on how engineering students respond to…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, College Mathematics

Salim, Kalbin; Tiawa, Dayang Hjh – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015

The purpose of this study was to determine the students perception on the use of animation courseware in math and to reveal how the sample courseware learning mathematical concepts to different change students' views. This research is a case study involving three mathematics students at SMAN 2 Bintan. Data were collected by means of…

Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education

Haara, Frode Olav; Bolstad, Oda Heidi; Jenssen, Eirik S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

The development of mathematical literacy in schools is of significant concern at the policy level, and research is an important source of information in this process. This review article focuses on areas of research interest identified in empirical projects on mathematical literacy, and how mathematical literacy in schools is approached by…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Concept Formation

Ransome, Myrna; Mohamed, Musa El Sharief; Bridgemohan, Puran – World Journal of Education, 2016

The colonial fallacy that only a few persons are endowed with the capabilities to conceptualize mathematics, coupled with the belief that society equates mathematical ability with intellectual superiority, have contributed to low levels of mathematical self-concept and achievement among some students of mathematics. Some of these students are…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs

Gravemeijer, Koeno; Stephan, Michelle; Julie, Cyril; Lin, Fou-Lai; Ohtani, Minoru – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

This paper attempts to engage the field in a discussion about what mathematics is needed for students to engage in society, especially with an increase in technology and digitalization. In this respect, mathematics holds a special place in STEM as machines do most of the calculations that students are taught in K-12. We raise questions about what…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Futures (of Society), Mathematical Logic

Valero, Paola – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2018

The title of my contribution to this special 10th year anniversary issue contains the terms "human capitals"--and there is not a spelling mistake--"school mathematics," "making," and "homus oeconomicus." Apparently, the terms do not say much about mathematics and its learning and teaching, but more about the…

Descriptors: Human Capital, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Research