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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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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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Leder, Gilah C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1992

This article is concerned with the learning of mathematics before the commencement of formal schooling. Describes the experiences of two students from four main sets of data: formal and informal measures of mathematics achievement, the learning environment in the home, and observations during teacher-led sessions concerned with mathematical…

Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style

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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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Cobb, Paul – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1987

Reports on a study into first grade student's interpretations of the equals sign in different contexts. Argues that varying situations affect students' understanding of such arithmetic concepts, including the social interaction patterns in the classroom during arithmetic instruction. (TW)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Measurement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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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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Lemerise, Tamara; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1992

Learning environment that facilitated the acquisition and expression of procedural skills in LOGO was set up for children in the 10- to 12-year range. Ten participants were placed in a series of situations that required them to manipulate programing procedures in LOGO. Analysis of children's behavior revealed their competence in manipulating…

Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction

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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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Gagatsis, A.; Patronis, T. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990

Describes the stages of a process of reflective thinking. Investigates how geometrical models can be used in learning and teaching mathematics in connection with the process. Identifies two models for children of age four to eight: constant path in the space of shapes and continuous path of varied polygonal shapes. (Author/YP)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Fundamental Concepts, Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions

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Movshovitz-Hadar, Nitsa; Hadass, Rina – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990

Reported is a naturalistic study of the role of mathematical paradoxes in the preservice education of high school mathematics teachers. Findings indicate that the model of resolving paradoxes as applied in this study has relevance to such aspects of mathematics education as cognitive conflicts, motivation, misconceptions, and constructive…

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Dissonance, Cognitive Structures, Higher Education

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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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Robitaille, David F. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990

Presented is a comparison of two major surveys of the teaching and learning of mathematics conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Surveys indicate that performance levels have declined in computational skills and increased in algebra. (Author/CW)

Descriptors: Algebra, Arithmetic, Calculus, Comparative Education

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