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Steinbring, Heinz – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
An attempt is made to elaborate on the connections and differences between the objective and subjective elements of mathematical knowledge using case study analysis relative to how an epistemological perspective about probability and randomness impacts upon a short classroom teaching episode. (19 references) (Author/JJK)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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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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Burt, Gordon – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
An application of critical cultural and ideological technology is reported in the field of mathematics education. A step-by-step method is set out and applied to a particular classroom problem. (CW)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Philosophy
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Fennema, Elizabeth; Peterson, Penelope L. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985
Discusses a model which provides a partial explanation of why females are not achieving equity in mathematics education. The model consists of four phases and explores mediating factors of autonomous learning behaviors which exist between socialization influences and learning. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education
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Fischbein, Efraim; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
To investigate the origins and nature of intuitive obstacles affecting the learning of elementary probability theory, 618 Italian elementary and middle school students were interviewed about their methods of solution for several problems dealing with probability. The discussion focuses on four varieties of obstacles to learning prevalent within…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style, Comprehension, Concept Formation
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Streefland, Leen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985
Features and tools to outline and shape the long-term learning process for ratio are presented, with examples. Ratio-anticipating activity and creating visual models and schemes are stressed, with the basis for a theory of teaching and learning ratio presented. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Theories
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Sfard, Anna – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
This paper presents a theoretical framework for investigating the role of algorithms in mathematical thinking using a combined ontological-psychological outlook. The intent is to demonstrate that the processes of learning and of problem solving incorporate an elaborate interplay between operational and structural conceptualizations of the same…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation
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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