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Moreau, Marie-Pierre; Mendick, Heather; Epstein, Debbie – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2010
In this paper, based on a project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council considering how people position themselves in relation to popular representations of mathematics and mathematicians, we explore constructions of mathematicians in popular culture and the ways learners make meanings from these. Drawing on an analysis of popular…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Mathematics
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Simonite, Vanessa – British Educational Research Journal, 2005
This article shows how multilevel modelling can be used to study institutional variations in the gender differences in achievement. The results presented are from analyses of the degree classifications of 22,433 individuals who graduated in mathematical sciences, from universities in the UK, between 1994/95 and 1999/2000. The analyses were…
Descriptors: Sciences, Gender Differences, Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Passolunghi, Maria Chiara; Pazzaglia, Francesca – Learning & Individual Differences, 2005
This study examines the updating ability of poor or good problem solvers. Seventy-eight fourth-graders, 43 good and 35 poor arithmetic word problem-solvers, performed the Updating Test used in Palladino et al. [Palladino, P., Cornoldi, C., De Beni, R., and Pazzaglia F. (2002). Working memory and updating processes in reading comprehension. Memory…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving, Memory
Cambridge Conference on School Mathematics, Newton, MA. – 1969
This is The Report of the 1967 Cambridge Conference on the Correlation of Science and Mathematics in the Schools. It is addressed to professionals in education, and is designed to stimulate dialogue among them concerning the mathematics-science curriculum. The report is organized in five chapters, each dealing respectively with (1) educational…
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Mathematics
Friedman, Bernard – 1969
These materials were written for the use of a class of eighth grade high ability students in a four week course sponsored by Educational Services Incorporated on the Stanford campus. They represent a practical response to the proposal by the Cambridge Conference of 1963 that geometry be taught by vector space methods. Instead of using vector…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Grade 8
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Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2005
Mathematics curriculum at the tertiary level is located within a range of social and cultural theories, and is often constructed by academics seeking to promulgate a particular view of mathematics. We argue that such a curriculum should incorporate a real acknowledgement of the different ways in which students understand the nature of mathematics…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Bills, Liz; Husbands, Chris – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2005
The issue of values has been a longstanding concern of mathematics education research. Attempts have been made to analyze the specifically mathematical values which characterize the practice of mathematics teachers. In this paper we draw on one teacher's articulation of her practice to explore values issues in the teaching of mathematics, drawing…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Values Education, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
Educational Services, Inc., Watertown, MA. – 1963
REPORTED ARE THE TENTATIVE VIEWS OF A GROUP OF MATHEMATICIANS ON THE CONTENT OF A PRE-COLLEGE MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM THAT MIGHT CONCEIVABLY REPRESENT THE TYPE OF PROGRAM WHICH WILL BE OPERATING IN A FEW DECADES. THE COMMITTEE PRESENTS ITS VIEWS, NOT AS A CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS, BUT AS A BASIS FOR DISCUSSION,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Conference Reports, Conferences
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Huckstep, Peter – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2007
The value of any subject on a crowded, contested and compulsory curriculum is, or at least should be, open to debate. More importantly, when different subjects are prioritized over others, the justification for the ranking of such subjects should also be submitted to sustained enquiry. Mathematics enjoys a prestigious place in the English National…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Role of Education
Watt, Helen M. G., Ed.; Richardson, Paul W., Ed.; Smith, Kari, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2017
Many studies of teacher motivation have been conducted in different contexts over time. However, until fairly recently there has not been a reliable measure available to allow comparisons across samples and settings. This has resulted in an abundance of findings which cannot be directly compared or synthesised. The FIT-Choice instrument offers the…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Career Choice, Global Approach, Student Teachers
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van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2005
This paper problematizes the issue of how decisions about the content of mathematics education can be made. After starting with two examples where research in mathematics education resulted in different choices on the content of primary school teaching, I explore where and how, in the scientific enterprise within the domain of education, issues of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Brown, J. C. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1915
The International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics created by the International Congress of Mathematics at Rome, Italy, in 1908, submitted a large body of reports to the congress at Cambridge, England, in 1912. Those for the United States have been published as bulletins for the Bureau of Education. The material in this bulletin shows…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics
Cohn, Sanford J. – 1976
Reported are methods of accelerating and individualizing science and mathematics curricula for extremely gifted junior high school students as developed by the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) and the Intellectually Gifted Child Study Group. Given are examples of acceleration such as allowing the student to take more advanced…
Descriptors: Acceleration, Advanced Placement Programs, Gifted, Individualized Instruction
WHEELER, D.H.; AND OTHERS – 1967
THIS BOOK IS A COLLECTION OF MATERIALS AND IDEAS ABOUT THE NEWER METHODS OF MATHEMATICS TEACHING BY A GROUP OF TEACHERS AND STUDENT-TEACHER LECTURERS. REPORTS FROM ACTUAL LESSONS AND VARIED ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHILDREN'S WORK MAKE UP A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THIS BOOK. THE MATHEMATICS IS PRESENTED IN A STYLE AND MANNER WHICH ENCOURAGES THE READER TO…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, Instructional Materials
McNabb, W. K. – 1967
This booklet is a collection of the papers presented at a joint session of the Mathematical Association of America and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the fiftieth annual meeting of the MAA. These papers were presented under the headings of "Geometry and School Mathematics,""High School Geometry," and…
Descriptors: Algebra, Conference Reports, Geometry, Mathematics
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