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Sun, Hai; Varankina, Vera I.; Sadovaya, Victoriya V. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The purpose of this article is to develop the content and methods, as well as the analysis of the approbation of the program of the academic discipline "History and methodology of mathematics" for graduate students of the Master's program of mathematical program tracks. The leading method in the study of this problem was the method of…

Descriptors: Methods, Intellectual Disciplines, Mathematics Instruction, History

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010

This guide is intended to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about mathematics and how to improve it. It draws together themes, features and characteristics of effective improvement in mathematics and descriptions of good practice. It offers a reference point for staff and teachers who are working together to improve…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Reflection, Mathematics Education

Cibes, Margaret; Greenwood, James – Mathematics Teacher, 2016

Media Clips appears in every issue of Mathematics Teacher, offering readers contemporary, authentic applications of quantitative reasoning based on print or electronic media. This issue features "How Big is Too Big?" (Margaret Cibes and James Greenwood) in which students are asked to analyze the data and tables provided and answer a…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Size, Statistical Analysis

Sriraman, Bharath, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012

The interaction of the history of mathematics and mathematics education has long been construed as an esoteric area of inquiry. Much of the research done in this realm has been under the auspices of the history and pedagogy of mathematics group. However there is little systematization or consolidation of the existing literature aimed at…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Majors (Students), Mathematics Education, Calculus

Sriraman, Bharath, Ed.; Bergsten, Christer, Ed.; Goodchild, Simon, Ed.; Palsdottir, Gudbjorg, Ed.; Sondergaard, Bettina Dahl, Ed.; Haapasalo, Lenni, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010

The First Sourcebook on Nordic Research in Mathematics Education: Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark and contributions from Finland provides the first comprehensive and unified treatment of historical and contemporary research trends in mathematics education in the Nordic world. The book is organized in sections co-ordinated by active researchers in…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Mathematics Education, Public Education

Koshy, Valsa, Ed.; Murray, Jean, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011

Now in a fully updated second edition, "Unlocking Mathematics Teaching" is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school. Combining theory and practice, selected experts outline the current context of mathematics education. They suggest strategies, activities and examples to help develop readers understanding and confidence…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction

Hardy, Nadia – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2009

This paper presents a study of instructors' and students' perceptions of the knowledge to be learned about limits of functions in a college level Calculus course, taught in a North American college institution. I modeled these perceptions using a theoretical framework that combines elements of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic, developed…

Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty

Gitomer, Drew H., Ed.; Bell, Courtney A., Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2016

The Fifth Edition of the :Handbook of Research on Teaching" is an essential resource for students and scholars dedicated to the study of teaching and learning. The volume covers a vast array of topics ranging from the history of teaching to technological and literacy issues. In each authoritative chapter, the authors summarize the state of…

Descriptors: Guides, Instruction, Learning, Educational Philosophy

Ellington, Roni; Wachira, James; Nkwanta, Asamoah – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010

The focus of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project was on RNA secondary structure prediction by using a lattice walk approach. The lattice walk approach is a combinatorial and computational biology method used to enumerate possible secondary structures and predict RNA secondary structure from RNA sequences. The method uses…

Descriptors: Genetics, Prediction, Microbiology, Epilepsy

Winkel, Brian – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012

We present background and an activity meant to show both instructors and students that mere button pushing with technology is insufficient for success, but that additional thought and preparation will permit the technology to serve as an excellent tool in the understanding and learning of mathematics. (Contains 5 figures.)

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods

Rasmussen, Chris – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2008

An important concern in mathematics teacher education is how to create learning opportunities for prospective and practicing teachers that make a difference in their professional growth as educators. The first purpose of this article is to describe one way of working with prospective and practicing teachers in a graduate mathematics education…

Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Education Courses

Kannemeyer, Larry – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2005

This paper presents aspects of a study that investigates the development of an instrument, a reference framework, to analyse students' written responses to non-routine problems in a first year calculus course in order to describe the complexities of their understanding and to assess their understanding of particular mathematical concepts.…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Lapp, Douglas A.; St. John, Dennis – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2009

This article describes a vision of student use of dynamically connected representations as they investigate mathematical ideas. Although this article is intended to generate discussion about the potential of dynamically connected representations, we situate the discussion within actual descriptions of its use with students in a newly designed…

Descriptors: Discourse Communities, Educational Technology, Algebra, Role

Roberts, Tim – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2007

It is not often that one can introduce primary school students to a problem at the forefront of mathematics research, and have any expectation of understanding; but with magic squares, one can do exactly that. Magic squares are an ideal tool for the effective illustration of many mathematical concepts. This paper assumes little prior knowledge on…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Primary Education, Mathematics Education, Arithmetic

Afshartous, David; Preston, Richard A. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2011

We consider the effect on estimation of simultaneous variable centering and interaction effects in linear regression. We technically define, review, and amplify many of the statistical issues for interaction models with centering in order to create a useful and compact reference for teachers, students, and applied researchers. In addition, we…

Descriptors: Interaction, Regression (Statistics), Computation, Research Methodology