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Boaler, Jo – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In this paper I will explore three contrasting teaching and learning environments, including one in which students engage in a "dance of agency". I will move from a consideration of classroom practices to a contention that our work as researchers of mathematics education should pay more attention to teaching practices. Further, that understanding…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences
Leder, Gilah C. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
The cultural association between masculinity and technology in Western societies is hard to exaggerate. It operates not only as a popular assumption, but also as an academic "truth." Even feminist writers, usually at the forefront of attacks on assumptions about gender, have mostly accepted the association, and, rather than challenging its…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences, Masculinity
Secada, Walter G. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
American research involving mathematically underachieving populations is grappling with many theoretical and empirical issues at present. In this talk, I hope to present three such issues; while, of course, the theoretical debates and research findings are much more nuanced than can be presented in a short paper, my goal is to provide the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Social Bias
Kaiser, Gabriele – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
The discussion on gender has been broadened in the last few years, with the demand for equity now as a central goal of the debate. In this context two main theoretical approaches, which are nowadays significantly influencing the discussion on gender in mathematics education, have been developed and will be introduced. Embedded in the theoretical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Research Methodology, Feminism, Educational Research
Vale, Colleen – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
The strengths and weaknesses of using ethnographic research to investigate equity in a study of a grade 9 class that used a dynamic geometry program with laptop computers will be presented. It will be argued that research approaches that involve "windows on practice" provide understanding of not only who is advantaged and disadvantaged in…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Computer Uses in Education, Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction
Setati, Mamokgethi – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In South Africa where poverty defines the lives of the majority, technological resources are not just limited and unequally distributed in schools, but also their availability does not necessarily translate into use. The paper explores issues related to accessibility and (non-) use of technology for mathematics learning and teaching in poor…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Computer Uses in Education
Forgasz, Helen J. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
Findings from a survey administered to large numbers of grade 7-10 students are presented in this paper. The focus is on the students' attitudes towards the use of computers for the learning of mathematics. Background information was also gathered which allowed the students' responses to be analysed by a range of equity factors--gender, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8
Keitel, Christine – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
The engineering profession still is a male domain. Many attempts to change this isolation and to call women into the profession failed. Neither the study conditions nor the social recognition were experienced as adequate for women. The focus on the development of deeper understanding, explicit connectedness, comprehension and social concern are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Females, Numeracy
Misailadou, Christina; Williams, Julian – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
We report a study of 10-14 year old children's use of additive strategies while solving ratio and proportion tasks. Rasch methodology was used to develop a diagnostic instrument that reveals children's misconceptions. Two versions of this instrument, one with "models" thought to facilitate proportional reasoning and one without were…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Methods, Inferences, Misconceptions
Dougherty, Barbara J.; Zilliox, Joseph – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This document contains two contributions: "Voyaging from Theory to Practice in Teaching: Measure Up" (Barbara J. Dougherty) and "Voyaging from Theory to Practice in Learning: Teacher Professional Development" (Joseph Zilliox). Hawaii is a place of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and traditions representing a myriad of global…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement
Malara, Nicolina A. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
Our teaching conception acknowledges the teacher's central role as a decision maker, influenced by knowledge, beliefs, and emotions. We believe that teachers' education must be focused on teachers' awareness of the complexity of the teaching process, of the incidence of these factors in it, and of the importance of looking at theory as a strong…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Algebra, Teacher Role, Decision Making
Pateman, Neil A., Ed.; Dougherty, Barbara J., Ed.; Zilliox, Joseph T., Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This volume of the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference presents the following research reports: (1) Text Talk, Body Talk, Table Talk: A Design of Ratio and Proportion as Classroom Parallel Events (Dor Abrahamson); (2) Generalizing the Context and Generalising the Calculation (Janet Ainley); (3) Interview…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Investigations
Pateman, Neil A., Ed; Dougherty, Barbara J., Ed.; Zilliox, Joseph T., Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
This volume of the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference presents papers from: plenary panels; research forums; working sessions; discussion groups; short oral communications; and poster sessions from the meeting. Plenary lectures included: (1) Studying and Capturing the Complexity of Practice: The Case of…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Motion, Foreign Countries, Psychology