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Rosa, Mauricio; Lerman, Stephen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2011

This paper is drawn from a doctoral thesis (Rosa, 2008) that examines the relations established between the construction of online identities and the teaching and learning of the definite integral concept in an online learning course. The role-playing game (RPG) is played out through chat and calls for the creation of characters (online…

Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Role Playing

Roschelle, J.; Tatar, D.; Shechtman, N.; Knudsen, J. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2008

One of the great strengths of Jim Kaput's research program was his relentless drive towards scaling up his innovative approach to teaching the mathematics of change and variation. The SimCalc mission, "democratizing access to the mathematics of change," was enacted by deliberate efforts to reach an increasing number of teachers and students each…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Research, Research Design

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Hoyles, Celia – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985

Implications of using pupil-to-pupil discussion with mathematics classrooms are discussed, with different ways in which such discussion might promote mathematical understanding. A framework for instruction includes the learning of the computer language Logo. (MNS)

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Discussion, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education

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Streefland, Leen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1984

Ideas on a teaching-learning theory of ratio are presented. Views of children and of members of an international panel are presented, and five questions and their responses are compared with real classroom experience. (MNS)

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Hawkins, Anne S.; Kapadia, Ramesh – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1984

Identifies key questions concerning children's intuitions and conceptions of probabilistic notions. Research on the theoretical framework for probability studies, misconceptions and strategies, and pupil attainment is reviewed, and the methodology is evaluated. Finally, implications for classroom practice are discussed. (MNS)

Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Education

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Zehavi, Nurit; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985

A model of qualities of mathematical activity was developed within a framework of learning goals. A clinical application of the model is described, in which ninth-grade students were given assignment projects. A hierarchy of effective guidance was established, permitting diagnostic evaluation and progressive development of mathematical activity.…

Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Research, Error Patterns, Grade 9

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Lemoyne, G.; Tremblay, C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986

This study involved 48 students ages 9 to 12. The 29 experimental group students, divided into small groups, performed learning exercises designed to improve skills in analyzing and processing expressions frequently included in addition and multiplication problems. The exercises helped significantly to improve problem-solving performance. (MNS)

Descriptors: Addition, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Nesher, Pearla; Peled, Irit – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986

The process of transition from a novice's state to that of an expert, in the domain of decimals, is described in terms of explicit, intermediate, and transitional rules which are consistent yet erroneous. Data from students in grades 6-9 are included. (MNS)

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decimal Fractions, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics

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Denvir, B.; Brown, M. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986

Three studies on the development of number concepts (counting, addition, subtraction, and place value) in seven- to nine-year-olds considered low attainers in mathematics were conducted. The search for a descriptive framework, the development of a diagnostic assessment instrument, and a longitudinal study are reported. (MNS)

Descriptors: Addition, Cognitive Processes, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Research

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Fidelman, Uri – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985

Varying approaches to mathematics were raised in a Philosophy of Mathematics course. Students were asked which foundational schools they preferred and these preferences were compared with scores on hemispheric tests. The results indicate that preferences may be related to the brain's hemispheres. (MNS)

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Mathematics, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research

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Hunting, Robert P. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986

The behavior of one child as she constructed knowledge about fractions over a nine-month period is presented. The intent is to explain behavioral patterns for which certain mental processes, called schemes, seem responsible. (MNS)

Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Education

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Markovits, Henry – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986

College students were given two paper-and-pencil conditional reasoning tests, one week apart, in varying order. The three problems on each test were presented either verbally or with line drawings as concrete referents. Performance was significantly poorer on the problems with drawings. (MNS)

Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cognitive Development, College Mathematics, Educational Research