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Akkus, Oylum – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008

The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice elementary mathematics teachers' ability of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context. Two research questions were set; what is the preservice elementary mathematics teachers' level of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context regarding to their education year and…

Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers

Bingolbali, E.; Ozmantar, M. F. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009

In this article we focus on university lecturers' approaches to the service teaching and factors that influence their approaches. We present data obtained from the interviews with 19 mathematics and three physics lecturers along with the observations of two mathematics lecturers' calculus courses. The findings show that lecturers' approaches to…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Calculus, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction

Bintas, Jale – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008

This study is based on the principle that the mathematical anxiety in preservice kindergarten teachers-to-be should be removed and they should be encouraged towards mathematics. It is expected from teachers-to-be who are able to construct this confidence to prepare exercises improving mathematical ideas for their students. This study was carried…

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Kindergarten, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction

Unal, Hasan – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2008

As well as being important for school mathematics, spatial thinking is a big component of advanced mathematical studies too. As Jones (2001:55) points out, "Much of the thinking that is required in higher mathematics is spatial in nature. Einstein's comments on thinking in images are well known. Numerous mathematicians report using spatial…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction

Erbilgin, Evrim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015

This article describes a series of two linear measurement activities designed to integrate the related content and processes of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) into classroom practice using nonstandard units. In the article, nonstandard units refer to same-size, repeatable units (e.g., paper clips, feet) for a specified…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Measurement, Mathematics Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)

Hayran, Zeynel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017

In this study, it was searched for the extent to which proverbs and idioms were included in the children's books that were taught to elementary school students. Children's books which are taught at the stage of children's vocabulary enriched rapidly and significantly, present the vocabulary of the mother tongue and its universe of meaning to a…

Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Native Language, Vocabulary Development

Ozgun-Koca, S. Ash – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010

Although growing numbers of secondary school mathematics teachers and students use calculators to study graphs, they mainly rely on paper-and-pencil when manipulating algebraic symbols. However, the Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) on computers or handheld calculators create new possibilities for teaching and learning algebraic manipulation. This…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Symbols (Mathematics), Mathematics Teachers, Algebra

Kabael, Tangul Uygur – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2010

The derivative of a composite function, taken with the chain rule is one of the important notions in calculus. This paper describes a study conducted in Turkey that shows that the chain rule was given with the formula in function notation and/or the Leibniz notation without relating these formulas to life-related problem situations in the…

Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Calculus

Boz, Burçak; Erbilgin, Evrim – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2015

When teaching transformations of functions, teachers typically have students vary the coefficients of equations and examine the resulting changes in the graph. This approach, however, may lead students to memorise rules related to transformations. Students need opportunities to think deeply about transformations beyond superficial observations…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology

Altiparmak, Kemal; Ozdogan, Ece – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010

This study mainly aims to develop an effective strategy to overcome the known difficulties in teaching negative numbers. Another aim is to measure the success of this teaching strategy among a group of elementary level pupils in Izmir, Turkey. Learning negative concepts are supported by computer animations. The academic achievement test developed…

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Animation, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries

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Glassie, Henry – Journal of American History, 1994

Discusses the role of historians from an anthropological perspective. Maintains that there are "double histories": a political, official history and a history focusing on place and society. Asserts that history's virtues make it both important and impossible. (CFR)

Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Folk Culture

Serin, Gökhan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015

The purpose of this study was to explore alignment between reform-based Turkish primary science curriculum and alternative assessment practices of a classroom teacher. Observational case study approach was utilized. A classroom teacher with 32 years of experience and his 31 students participated in the study. The data were collected during one…

Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Educational Change

Calik, Nuray Can; Kargin, Tevhide – International Journal of Special Education, 2010

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, generalizability, and the permanency of the instruction with the touch math technique. Direct instruction was used to the instruction of the basic summation skills of the students with mild intellectual disabilities. A multiple probe design across the subjects was used in this study. The…

Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Program Effectiveness, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods