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Woolley, Thomas E.; du Sautoy, Marcus P. F. – School Science Review, 2011
In 2006, Marcus du Sautoy delivered the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the subject of mathematics. From this, a workshop was created using ideas illustrated in the programme. A group of mathematical students from the University of Oxford, known as Marcus' Marvellous Mathemagicians, were trained in this workshop and now travel to schools…
Descriptors: Workshops, Classroom Environment, Experiments, Mathematics
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Falkenberg, Thomas; Noyes, Andrew – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
In recent years the mathematics education research community has undergone a "social turn" towards a greater interest in the values and broader educational purposes of mathematics education, including issues of social justice and citizenship education. Building on these developing interests, this paper presents a conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethical Instruction, Mathematics Education, Citizenship Education
Whitty, Geoff, Ed.; Furlong, John, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2017
In the English-speaking world, university Schools of Education are usually heavily involved in the professional preparation of teachers. Yet, in England and the USA in particular, the role of universities in teacher education has increasingly seemed under threat as alternative providers of training have come on the scene, often with the overt…
Descriptors: Universities, Schools of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Role of Education
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Drake, Pat – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2009
This article derives from a case study of 10 secondary school teaching assistants (TAs) who did not have conventional pre-qualifications in mathematics but who undertook an honours degree in mathematics education studies at a Higher Education Institution in England whilst continuing to work as TAs in school. Work-based learning was thus undertaken…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Informal Education, Learning Strategies
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Parramore, Keith – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2009
In Volume 26, Number 2, we reported on a group case study run for level 3 mathematics students at the University of Brighton. At the core of the study was a quadratic assignment problem, and we reported on attempts by students to use Excel to solve the problem, and on the attendant difficulties. We provided an elegant solution. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, Spreadsheets, Mathematical Applications
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Collinson, Vivienne; Kozina, Ekaterina; Lin, Yu-Hao Kate; Ling, Lorraine; Matheson, Ian; Newcombe, Liz; Zogla, Irena – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
As the industrialised world shifted to an interdependent and global society, formal schooling was quickly recognised as a major factor in achieving a knowledge society of lifelong learners capable of transforming and revitalising organisations. Teachers were encouraged to engage in learning together to improve teaching and, by extension, improve…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Gorard, Stephen – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper uses reports from 13,000 Grade Nine pupils in five countries to examine issues such as whether they were treated fairly at school, trust their teachers and adults in wider society, are willing to sacrifice teacher attention to help others, and support the cultural integration of recent immigrants. Using such reports as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Adolescent Attitudes, Justice
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Hoyles, Celia; And Others – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reviews the methodology for analyzing groupwork with computers in mathematics instruction. Describes how the data were analyzed and the phases through which the analysis progressed. Presents generalizations on the role of groupwork with computers in mathematics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Forrester, Michael A.; And Others – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1990
Presents results of a study of the role of context upon English children's estimation skills. Includes estimation tasks involving distance, area, and volume measurements and children's answers about how they carried out the tasks. Concludes that estimates in contexts perceived as mathematical differed from those involving perceptual-motor skills.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Context Effect, Elementary Education
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Fraser, E. J. P. – British Educational Research Journal, 1994
Reports on the attitudes toward and achievement in mathematics among 7,169 undergraduate male and female students in British and Scottish universities. Finds large differences in participation rates between women and men in English and Scottish universities. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Females, Foreign Countries
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Jennings, Sue; Price, Nigel; Pankhurst, Kevin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1999
Discusses the initial purposes of the National Curriculum assessment. Argues that pupils and teachers could benefit from a better analysis of assessment data by considering a system of assessment used in France. Suggests that the use of information technology would enable formative, diagnostic, summative, and evaluative assessment to take place…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Gilroy, Peter – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
This article discusses the three "Rs" of teacher education in the twenty-first century: recruit, retain, and re-train teachers. The author argues that, as with other "caring" professions, such as nursing and social work, the marketisation of the professions will impact to such an extent that all three "Rs" will be…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Educational Trends
Leeds Education Authority (England). Mathematics Curriculum Study Group. – 1981
This is one of a series of monographs developed by teachers in schools near Leeds, England. This volume focuses on recommended methods for teaching operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. For children to attain confidence in dealing with arithmetical processes, it is considered important that they not be confused by…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Decimal Fractions, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wells, David – Mathematics in School, 1985
Portions of the Cockcroft Report which seem confusing are discussed. The connections among problems, applications, and investigations are considered in sections on being a mathematician; open is in the mind; assumptions, rules and patterns; and learning not to be anxious. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Investigations, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education