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Ingram, Jenni; Sammons, Pam; Lindorff, Ariel – Education Development Trust, 2018
This review examines a range of lesson observation frameworks designed for and used in the observation of teaching in mathematics. This includes frameworks specifically designed for international comparisons of teaching practices and teacher effectiveness, as well as those used for teaching development. Five chapters focus on: (1) Introduction…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Observation, Comparative Education, Teaching Methods
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Leong, Kwan Eu – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
What are the important attributes of good mathematics teaching? The answer depends on whom you are asking. Teachers, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and parents usually provide their own view on what they consider the important attributes of good mathematics teaching. The purpose of this study was to determine what beginning teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rushton, Sheryl J.; Hadley, Kristin M.; Stewart, Penée W. – Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 2016
Developing high levels of mathematical skills in students is a concern for teachers worldwide, since most of the fastest growing occupations require significant mathematics or science preparation. Teachers need to be prepared to teach mathematics successfully. If teachers are not fluent in simple mathematical calculations, they may not feel…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills
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Saran, Rupam – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2018
Contextualized in an urban college's teacher education program and its partnership inner-city elementary schools, this qualitative study explores the impact of lesson study on the emergence of a stronger pedagogical content knowledge on mathematics teaching practices of minority preservice teachers. Aiming to raise the mathematics achievement of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration
Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
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Giles, Rebecca McMahon; Byrd, Kelly O.; Bendolph, Angelia – Cogent Education, 2016
Research has consistently shown that teacher efficacy is related to a variety of desirable student outcomes, thus, making teacher efficacy an important factor in high quality mathematics instruction. The purpose of this study was to determine elementary preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs related to teaching mathematics. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Instruction
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Aljaberi, Nahil M.; Gheith, Eman – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The aim of this study is four fold: (a) to investigate the beliefs of elementary (grades 1-3) and middle school (4-6 grades) math teachers about teaching, learning and nature of mathematics; (b) to explore their teaching practices of mathematics; (c) to study the impact of their educational qualifications, years of experience, major on their…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Beliefs
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Niu, Weihua; Zhou, Zheng; Zhou, Xinlin – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Using Amabile's componential theory of creativity as a framework, this paper analyzes how Chinese mathematics teachers achieve creative teaching through acquiring in-depth domain-specific knowledge in mathematics, developing creativity-related skills, as well as stimulating student interest in learning mathematics, through well-crafted,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creative Teaching, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine prospective teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy belief during their enrollment in teacher education program and at the end of their first year of teaching. In addition, the factors that enhance or inhibit participants' efficacy belief and how these factors affect their mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Matney, Gabriel; Jackson, Jack L., II.; Panarach, Yupadee – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
This article presents our work in translating the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (MTEBI) from English to Thai and our resulting investigation of validity with Thai preservice teachers. The translation process occurred over several meetings between two U.S. mathematics educators and one Thai mathematics educator. To check for…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Lee, Carrie W.; Walkowiak, Temple A.; Nietfeld, John L. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between prospective teachers' (PTs) instructional practises and their efficacy beliefs in classroom management and mathematics teaching. A sequential, explanatory mixed-methods design was employed. Results from efficacy surveys, implemented with 54 PTs were linked to a sample of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Pepin, Birgit; Xu, Binyan; Trouche, Luc; Wang, Chongyang – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
In order to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics teaching expertise, in this study we use the Documentational Approach to Didactics to explore the resource systems of three Chinese mathematics "expert" teachers. Exploiting the Western and Eastern literature we examine the notion of "mathematics teaching expertise", as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Expertise, Interviews
Goos, Merrilyn – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2016
At the special conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), the author was asked to speak about the challenges and opportunities in teaching mathematics as a stimulus for discussion of AAMT's "future directions". With an open invitation to be a little provocative, the author…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Qualifications
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Huang, Rongjin; Prince, Kyle M.; Barlow, Angela T. – The Mathematics Educator, 2017
This study examined how a ninth grade teacher improved an Algebra I lesson through a lesson study approach. We used multiple data sources to investigate the improvement of the lesson towards student-centered mathematics instruction, perceived benefits of the teacher, and factors associated with the improvement of teaching. The lesson group…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9, Algebra, Communities of Practice
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Haara, Frode Olav – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Emphasis on the development of the inner qualities thought to make up pedagogical entrepreneurship and use of such entrepreneurship as a strategy in mathematics teaching and learning could be expected to strengthen students' development of mathematical literacy. This is because problem solving, local cultures and resources, authenticity and action…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving
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