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Wernet, Jamie L. W. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016

When the author returned to teaching after several years in graduate school, she came armed with knowledge and visions of a student-centered classroom. Her experiences in a doctoral program taught her much about effective mathematics instruction and rekindled her desire to teach. However, a student-centered classroom reflected a major shift in…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Centered Curriculum, Problem Based Learning

Zbiek, Rose Mary; Larson, Matthew R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2015

Improving student learning is the primary goal of every teacher of algebra. Teachers seek strategies to help all students learn important algebra content and develop mathematical practices. The new Institute of Education Sciences[IES] practice guide, "Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students"…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students

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Frankenstein, Marilyn – Journal of Negro Education, 1990

A critical curriculum promoting mathematical literacy can be effective in involving more people of color in mathematics and science fields. A program that conveys the relevance of mathematics and statistical knowledge can be politically and socially empowering. Describes how ethnomathematics challenges the Eurocentric dichotomy between practical…

Descriptors: Black Students, College Curriculum, College Mathematics, Ethnomathematics

Romberg, Thomas A., Ed. – 1992

This books contains papers written on issues related to externally mandated mathematics tests and their influence on school mathematics. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book, including brief abstracts of each chapter. Chapter 2 presents a summary of the overall problems associated with the need for valid information. Remaining chapters…

Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Calculators, Criticism, Educational Assessment

Buerk, Dorothy – 1986

This publication focuses on the work of one bright but math avoidant student in a writing seminar in mathematics. The introductory portion of the document explains the philosophy, goals, and activities of the seminar. The course is intended to provide opportunities for students in the humanities to experience mathematics as a discipline at once…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Creative Writing, Higher Education

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Yackel, Erna; And Others – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990

Two aspects of instructional practice in mathematics are discussed: the process of developing instructional activities and the importance of engaging students in mathematical discussion. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards are evaluated based on this discussion. (CW)

Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Activities

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Mosquera, Julio C. – Mathematics Educator, 1992

Presents four areas of advanced mathematical research (fuzzy set theory, subjective probability, search theory, and Voronoi diagrams) that are proposed for introduction into teacher education programs from an elementary, survey perspective without the intention of accomplishing formal mathematical research, thereby challenging teachers' beliefs…

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers

Brown, Stephen I.; Walter, Marion I. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005

The new edition of this classic book describes and provides a myriad of examples of the relationships between problem posing and problem solving, and explores the educational potential of integrating these two activities in classrooms at all levels. "The Art of Problem Posing, Third Edition" encourages readers to shift their thinking…

Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction

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Ralston, Anthony – Mathematics Teacher, 1985

Computer science may foreshadow some near revolutions in school mathematics, concerning new ways of teaching much of the mathematics curriculum, increased emphasis on discrete mathematics, and the impact of symbolic mathematical systems. Each is discussed, with a distinction made between computer science and computer technology. (MNS)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Science, Editorials, Higher Education

Wu, Hung-Hsi – Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 1999

This essay discusses inservice professional development and suggests that any improvement in mathematics education must begin with teachers already in the classroom. It includes three examples of mathematical presentations in professional development made in Californian schools relating to discrete mathematics, connections, and technology. (MM)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers

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Dreyfus, Tommy; Eisenberg, Theodore – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1986

Appreciating the power and beauty of mathematical thought should be an integral component of a student's mathematical education. The meaning of aesthetics in the realm of mathematical reasoning, the relationship of aesthetics to problem solving, the results of two studies, and recommendations for developing aesthetics are included. (MNS)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Educational Research, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Koch, Laura Coffin – Journal of Developmental Education, 1992

Outlines a constructivist model for teaching basic mathematical concepts and processes to underprepared college students. Explores five types of classroom interaction incorporated into the model, including peer teaching, interactive teaching, and independent learning. Reports on an assessment of the constructivist approach at the University of…

Descriptors: Educational Theories, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Models

Fitzsimons, Gail E. – 2002

This book, aimed at mathematics and vocational educators and researchers, analyzes the historical, sociological, and practical elements of mathematics within vocational education against the emerging impact of technology. Focus is on the current situation of mathematics within Australian vocational and technical education and how that might be…

Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Cultural Images, Developed Nations

Cobb, Paul – Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, 1991

Challenged is the traditional model for the transmission of mathematics in the elementary school classroom. An inquiry approach to learning mathematics is proposed and supported with results of a year long research project that exposed second graders to mathematical learning experiences using this approach. (MDH)

Descriptors: Beliefs, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation

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Maree, J. G. – B.C. Journal of Special Education, 1992

This article recommends a holistic approach to student problems in mathematics. Teachers need to be aware of all paradigms (e.g., developmental, behaviorist, psychoanalytic) explaining causes of problems in mathematics. Examples of misunderstandings resulting from insufficient knowledge, insufficient mathematical vocabulary, and overgeneralization…

Descriptors: Comprehension, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Patterns, Etiology