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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
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Griffiths, Martin – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2010
In this article, we use a particular example to illustrate a thematic approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Our theme, suitable for undergraduates and able sixth-form students, is the enumeration of mathematical objects associated with the prime factorizations of integers. It is shown in detail how this gives rise to some beautiful…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Thematic Approach, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction
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Warwick, Jon – Mathematics Educator, 2007
This paper offers some reflections on the difficulties of teaching mathematical modeling to students taking higher education courses in which modeling plays a significant role. In the author's experience, other aspects of the model development process often cause problems rather than the use of mathematics. Since these other aspects involve…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Learning Strategies, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Jenkins, Oliver F. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010
A structured interview process is proffered as an effective means to advance prospective teachers' understandings of students as learners of mathematics, a key component of pedagogical content knowledge. The interview process is carried out in three phases with the primary objective of developing listening skills for accessing students'…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Interviews, Listening Skills
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Green, Kris; Emerson, Allen – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
The first part of this two-part paper [see EJ787497] described the development of a new freshman business mathematics (FBM) course at our college. In this paper, we discuss our assessment tool, the business memo, as a venue for students to apply mathematical skills, via mathematical modelling, to realistic business problems. These memos have…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Mathematics, College Freshmen, Business Education
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Potterfield, April; Majerus, Mary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Both the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommend appropriately incorporating mathematics into other disciplines (NRC 1996; NRC 2003; NCTM 2000). With this in mind, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based project was undertaken to incorporate mathematical analysis of data into a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Physiology, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics
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Bishop, Alan J. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1989
Describes the understanding, nature, and meaning of mathematical culture and the implications of mathematical culture for mathematics education. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Cultural Influences, Cultural Traits, Higher Education
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Manduca, Cathryn A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education is in need of improved teaching methods to increase learning for all students. Faculty professional development programs are a widespread strategy for fostering this improvement. Studies of faculty development programs have focused on program design and the impact of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, STEM Education, Research Design, Research Needs
Griffiths, Martin – Mathematics Teaching, 2010
In "MT218" the author looked at the possibility of basing a classroom activity on a simple, though not totally transparent, number-theoretic result. In this article he considers another relatively straightforward idea from number theory that could be used either as a lesson starter or as the basis of a more substantial task, requiring students to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Number Concepts, Problem Solving, Task Analysis
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Martín, S. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), Technological Advancement
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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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Karjanto, Natanael – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2011
Trigonometry is one of the topics in mathematics that the students in both high school and pre-undergraduate levels need to learn. Generally, the topic covers trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, trigonometric identities and solving oblique triangles using the Laws of Sines and Cosines. However, when solving the oblique triangles,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Geometric Concepts, Trigonometry, Mathematics Instruction
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Ridgway, Jim; Passey, Don – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995
Reports on a study of the mathematical needs of engineering apprentices in the United Kingdom. Finds that mathematical skills learned in general education programs do not meet requirements of the engineering profession. Recommends changes in mathematics education. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering
Wolfe, Benjamin A.; Riggs, Eric M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Meeting the future demand for a qualified geoscience workforce will require efforts to increase recruitment, retention, and graduation of an increasingly diverse student body. Doing this successfully requires renewed attention to the needs and characteristics of underrepresented students, which include ethnic and cultural minorities, women, and…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, STEM Education
Mildenhall, Paula; Swan, Paul; Northcote, Maria; Marshall, Linda – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2008
As part of the project titled "Hands-On Heads-On: The Effective Use of Manipulatives Both Virtual and Physical" being undertaken at Edith Cowan University, there was an investigation into the use of virtual manipulatives and the interactive whiteboard (IWB). Virtual manipulatives may be defined as a virtual representation of a physical…
Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematical Concepts, Manipulative Materials, Educational Technology
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