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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

Dharmadasa, Kumudini; Nakos, Anna; Bament, John; Edwards, Andy; Reeves, Howard – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014

In this article, the contributing authors of the journal "Australian Mathematics Teacher" provide strategies and suggest access to resources for teachers to nurture mathematical talent in their classrooms and schools. There are suggestions for school districts and jurisdictions to engage teachers in professional learning to increase…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, School Districts, Faculty Development

Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010

Educational technology is becoming more pervasive in Indonesian vocational higher institutions, yet there is limited research available about Indonesian teachers' perceptions of this innovation. This paper sets out to contribute to this gap in the research literature and reports on a study that investigated the factors which supported and…

Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Technology Integration, Interviews, Educational Technology

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

Adoniou, Misty; Qing, Yi – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014

There is a correlation between language proficiency and achievement in mathematics (Riordain & O'Donoghue, 2009), and this is particularly evident for children who speak English as an additional language or dialect. More effort needs to be made in mathematics classrooms to develop cognitive competencies, including the ability to decode and…

Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Language Proficiency

Widjaja, Wanty; Stacey, Kaye; Steinle, Vicki – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008

Extensive studies have documented various difficulties with, and misconceptions about, decimal numeration across different levels of education. This paper reports on pre-service teachers' misconceptions about the density of decimals. Written test data from 140 Indonesian pre-service teachers, observation of group and classroom discussions provided…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education

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

Adler, Jill, Ed.; Sfard, Anna, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2016

"Research for Educational Change" presents ways in which educational research can fulfil its commitments to educational practice. Focussing its discussion within the context of mathematics education, it argues that while research-generated insights can have beneficial effects on learning and teaching, the question of how these effects…

Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

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

Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016

In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving

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

Huillet, Danielle – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2009

This paper analyses how the mathematical knowledge needed by a teacher has been described by several mathematics educators, all based on Shulman's notions of Subject Matter Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In particular, it looks at the notion of Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching, as elaborated by Ball and her research group. It then…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Anthropology, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries

Paolillo, Bonaventura; Rizzo, Piermichele; Vincenzi, Giovanni – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

In this paper, we give possible suggestions for a classroom lesson about an application of probability using basic mathematical notions. We will approach to some combinatoric results without using "induction", "polynomial identities" nor "generating functions", and will give a proof of the "Vandermonde…

Descriptors: Probability, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Foreign Countries

Modica, Erasmo – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2011

This article describes an activity that can be carried out in one of the final classes of Italian secondary schools. The aim of the activity is to stimulate pupil curiosity, demonstrating that Mathematics is not a barren subject and allowing the students, according to an interdisciplinary point of view, to investigate some literary works and the…

Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education