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Cherif, Abour H.; Gialamas, Stefanos; Stamati, Angeliki – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Every object we think of or encounter, whether a natural or human-made, has a regular or irregular shape. In its own intrinsic conceptual design, it has elements of mathematics, science, engineering, and arts, etc., which are part of the object's geometric shape, form and structure. Geometry is not only an important part of mathematics, but it is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development, Mathematics Instruction
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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
Samson, Duncan – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Pattern generalisation has become an important feature of mathematics classrooms around the globe. Sometimes these activities focus purely on given numerical terms, but the use of pictorial or figural patterns is now becoming part of the standard repertoire for such generalisation exercises. From a pedagogic point of view, the investigation of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies