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Flores, Ángel Homero; Gómez, Adriana; Chávez, Xochitl – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2015
Using Mathematical Modelling has become a useful tool in teaching-learning mathematics at all levels. This is so because mathematical objects are seen from their very applications, giving them meaning from the beginning. In this paper we present some details on the development of a teacher's training course called Modelling in the Teaching of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Calculators
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed.; Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Super, Ruzica, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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Popelka, Susan R.; Langlois, Joshua – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" is an 1884 novella written by English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. He describes what it would be like to live in a two-dimensional (2D) world--Flatland. It is fascinating reading that underscores the challenge of teaching three-dimensional (3D) mathematics using 2D tools. Real-world applications of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education
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Pournara, Craig – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2009
The ability of mathematics teachers to decompress mathematics and to move between representations are two key features of mathematical knowledge that is usable for teaching. This article reports on four pre-service secondary mathematics teachers learning the mathematics of annuities. In working with spreadsheets students began to make sense of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Spreadsheets
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Polly, Drew – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2011
Students' use of technology allows them to generate and manipulate multiple representations of a concept, compute numbers with relative ease, and focus more on mathematical concepts and higher-order thinking skills. In elementary school mathematics classrooms, students develop higher-order thinking skills by completing complex tasks that require…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Madden, Sandra R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2010
Technology use in mathematics often involves either exploratory or expressive modeling. When using exploratory models, students use technology to investigate a premade expert model of some phenomena. When creating expressive models, students have greater flexibility for constructing their own model for investigation using objects and mechanisms…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Curriculum Development, Graduate Students, Mathematics Teachers
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Ogilvie, J. F.; Monagan, M. B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2007
The teaching of mathematics courses to chemistry students that is strongly based on symbolic computation and allows an instructor to explore a topic or principle is reviewed. The mathematical software available, nominally for symbolic computation associated with numerical and graphical capabilities are highly developed and provides an invaluable…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Mathematics Instruction, Computation, Computer Software
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
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Tra, Yolande V.; Evans, Irene M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
"BIO2010" put forth the goal of improving the mathematical educational background of biology students. The analysis and interpretation of microarray high-dimensional data can be very challenging and is best done by a statistician and a biologist working and teaching in a collaborative manner. We set up such a collaboration and designed a course on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Bakhoum, Ezzat G. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2008
Macromedia's FLASH development system can be a great tool for mathematics education. This article presents detailed Flash tutorials that were developed and taught by the author to a group of mathematics professors in a summer course in 2005. The objective was to educate the teachers in the techniques of animating equations and mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Goos, Merrilyn; Bennison, Anne – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2008
For many years, education researchers excited by the potential for digital technologies to transform mathematics teaching and learning have predicted that these technologies would become rapidly integrated into every level of education. However, recent international research shows that technology still plays a marginal role in mathematics…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development
Williams, Doug – Mathematics Teaching, 2010
For more than one hundred years teachers have paddled beside the great ocean of mathematical adventure. Between them they have taught millions of young people. A few have dived in and kept swimming, some have lingered on the shore playing in pools, but most have dipped their toes in and run like heck in the other direction never to return. There…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching
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Cetner, Michelle – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
When thinking about student reasoning and sense making, teachers must consider the nature of tasks given to students along with how to plan to use the tasks in the classroom. Students should be presented with tasks in a way that encourages them to draw connections between algebraic and geometric concepts. This article focuses on the idea that it…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometry, Algebra
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Ruthven, Kenneth; Deaney, Rosemary; Hennessy, Sara – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2009
From preliminary analysis of teacher-nominated examples of successful technology-supported practice in secondary-school mathematics, the use of graphing software to teach about algebraic forms was identified as being an important archetype. Employing evidence from lesson observation and teacher interview, such practice was investigated in greater…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Wachira, Patrick; Keengwe, Jared; Onchwari, Grace – AACE Journal, 2008
Many preservice teachers report having had little exposure on the use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Without guidance on the appropriate use of technology, prospective teachers are left to form their own beliefs about what is appropriate technology use. This study assessed preservice teacher beliefs and conceptions of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Appropriate Technology, Mathematics Teachers
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