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Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal; Cansiz Aktas, Meral – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of the use of mathematics course on the prospective teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and their beliefs on the nature, teaching and learning of mathematics and also to explore their opinions about the subject course. The results of the study were also interpreted according to the academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Armah, Robert Benjamin; Cofie, Primrose Otokonor; Okpoti, Christopher Adjei – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
This study investigated the effect of van Hiele Phase-based Instruction (VHPI) on Ghanaian Pre-service Teachers' (PTs') geometric thinking in terms of the van Hiele Levels. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was employed. There were 75 PTs each in the experimental group and the control group. Van Hiele Geometry Test (VHGT) was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Pretests Posttests
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Cheng, Qiang; Hsu, Hsien-Yuan – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Using Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 eighth-grade international dataset, this study explored the profiles of instructional practices reported by high- and low-performing mathematics teachers across the US, Finland, Korea, and Russia. Concepts of conceptual teaching and procedural teaching were used to frame the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment
Burroughs, Nathan; Chudgar, Amita – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
Does teacher quality differ within and between countries, and how are measures of teacher quality related to instructional alignment and instructional time in mathematics? Fourth-grade classroom data from the IEA's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 revealed that although measures of teacher quality were only weakly related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 4, Achievement Tests
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Wijaya, Ariyadi – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
This paper reports an exploration into Indonesian fourth graders' difficulties in fractions and their relation to the opportunity to learn fractions students got at schools. The concept of "opportunity to learn" is often considered as a framework to investigate possible reasons for students' difficulties. The data for this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests
Blazar, David; Kraft, Matthew A. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Research has focused predominantly on how teachers affect students' achievement on standardized tests despite evidence that a broad range of attitudes and behaviors are equally important to their long-term success. We find that upper-elementary teachers have large effects on self-reported measures of students' self-efficacy in math, and happiness…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Akayuure, Peter; Asiedu-Addo, S. K.; Alebna, Victor – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
Whereas origami is said to have pedagogical benefits in geometry education, research is inclusive about its effect on spatial ability and geometric knowledge among preservice teachers. The study investigated the effect of origami instruction on these aspects using pretest posttest quasi-experiment design. The experimental group consisted of 52…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Spatial Ability, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Fujii, Toshiakira – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
There is no doubt that a lesson plan is a necessary product of Lesson Study. However, the collaborative work among teachers that goes into creating that lesson plan is largely under-appreciated by non-Japanese adopters of Lesson Study, possibly because the effort involved is invisible to outsiders, with our attention going to its most visible…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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Althauser, Krista; Harter, Cynthia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to outline a partnership program that involved a local elementary school district, an institution of higher education, the local business community, and a state economic education advocacy group to integrate economics into math in grades K-5. The "Economics: Math in Real Life" program was provided in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Mathematics Education, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Star, Jon R.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study examined the effect of schema-based instruction (SBI) on the proportional problem-solving performance of students with mathematics difficulties only (MD) and students with mathematics and reading difficulties (MDRD). Specifically, we examined the responsiveness of 260 seventh grade students identified as MD or MDRD to a 6-week treatment…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Platas, Linda M.; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Sitabkhan, Yasmin – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
This paper describes the development and intended uses of the Early Grades Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), which measures essential early mathematical knowledge and skills that are foundational to more sophisticated mathematical abilities, predictive of later achievement, and teachable. Administering the EGMA can provide policy makers,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills
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Winn, Kathleen M.; Mi Choi, Kyong; Hand, Brian – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
STEM education is a current focus of many educators and policymakers and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) are foundational documents driving curricular and instructional decision making for teachers and students in K-8 classrooms across the United States. Thus, practitioners…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Common Core State Standards, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
White, Tremayne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether certain contextual factors pertaining to principals and teachers influenced U.S. eighth grade students' math achievement. More specifically, the study comparatively examined the direct and mediating predictive influence of teacher instructional approaches (i.e., teacher-directed; constructivism),…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Tarazi, Nadine – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the United States (US) and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) students are still attaining poorly in high school mathematics despite efforts from educational leaders to improve the math curricula both in middle and high schools. Results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) revealed that 31 countries out of 65 had better…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement
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