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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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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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Pollitt, A. B.; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1987

Described are the effects of a mathematics program and of a self-learning project on girls' learning of mathematics in Sudan. Comparisons between boys and girls are considered. (RH)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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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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Whitman, Nancy C.; Lai, Morris K. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990

Examines the similarities and differences in beliefs about the effective teaching of mathematics held by teachers from two different sociocultural backgrounds. Data were collected using a part of the Teacher General Classroom Process Questionnaire of the second IEA Mathematics Study. (Author)

Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries

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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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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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Liebeck, Pamela – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990

Children's responses to an alternative model over three lessons were described and their learning assessed in a posttest. Their responses and performances were compared to that of a similar group of children learning through a conventional number line model. The two models were compared from practical and theoretical viewpoints. (Author/CW)

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Learning Strategies

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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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