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Fitz, Margaret – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

This article focuses on the mathematical value of teaching angles through the use of sundials in the classroom. The history of sundials and the mathematics embedded within them is discussed in detail. In addition, practical applications of angles are included, along with interactive practice telling time with the angles created on sundials. Time…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Time

Williams, Steven R.; Leatham, Keith R. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2017

We present the results of 2 studies, a citation-based study and an opinion-based study, that ranked the relative quality of 20 English-language journals that exclusively or extensively publish mathematics education research. We further disaggregate the opinion-based data to provide insights into variations in judgment of journal quality based on…

Descriptors: Periodicals, Mathematics Education, Journal Articles, Citation Analysis

Francisco, John M.; Maher, Carolyn A. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011

There is a documented need for more opportunities for teachers to learn about students' mathematical reasoning. This article reports on the experiences of a group of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers who participated as interns in an after-school, classroom-based research project on the development of mathematical ideas involving…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, After School Programs

Gates, Miriam; Cordner, Tracy; Kerins, Bowen; Cuoco, Al; Badertscher, Eden; Burrill, Gail – Mathematics Teacher, 2016

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice (CCSSI 2010) elevate the ways of thinking used to create mathematical results to the same level of importance as the results themselves. These mathematical habits of mind (MHoM), or "specialized ways of approaching mathematical problems and thinking about mathematical concepts that…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics

Gresham, Gina; Shannon, Tracy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017

Mathematics discourse is a teaching approach that encourages student discussion and reveals an understanding of concepts as students engage in mathematical reasoning and debate (Cobb 2006). Grabowski and Ke (2007) posit that students have significantly higher achievement and positive attitudes toward mathematics after participating in gaming…

Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement

Keazer, Lindsay; Gerberry, Carla – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017

Imagine a mathematics classroom in which students engage in sharing ideas and reasoning through solutions to interesting mathematical problems. They are excited about mathematics and working on challenging problems that encourage collaboration and critical thinking. These are things that teachers want, but sometimes they do not know how to achieve…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Persistence

Prediger, Susanne – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2010

What kind of mathematical knowledge do prospective teachers need for teaching and for understanding student thinking? And how can its construction be enhanced? This article contributes to the ongoing discussion on mathematics-for-teaching by investigating the case of understanding students' perspectives on equations and equalities and on meanings…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers

Cardella, Monica E. – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008

While many engineering educators have proposed changes to the way that mathematics is taught to engineers, the focus has often been on mathematical content knowledge. Work from the mathematics education community suggests that it may be beneficial to consider a broader notion of mathematics: mathematical thinking. Schoenfeld identifies five…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills

Silver, Edward A., Ed.; Kenney, Patricia Ann, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

This book's 28 chapters are adapted and updated from articles published in NCTM's "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education" between 2000 and 2010. The authors have rewritten and revised their work to make it clear, understandable, and--most of all--useful for mathematics teachers today. To help teachers even more, these articles…

Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Common Core State Standards

Larkin, Kevin – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016

Trying to find quality apps for use in mathematics classes can be time consuming and bewildering. This article outlines a process for evaluating apps and provides teachers with access to comprehensive qualitative evaluations of 53 geometrical apps based on pedagogical, mathematical and cognitive fidelities.

Descriptors: Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Education, Computer Oriented Programs

Dibbs, Rebecca; Beach, Janessa; Rios, Daniel – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Rich mathematical modeling activities are crucial to giving students agency and making mathematics meaningful. Proportional reasoning and transitional algebraic reasoning are the primary topics in the prealgebra curriculum, so a need exists for meaningful modeling activities using proportional reasoning in addition to geometric modeling. In…

Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Grade 9, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities

Huber, Daniel; Jones, Leslie; Helminski, Christine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2015

The use of collaborative problem solving within mathematics education is imperative in this day and age of integrative science. The formation of interdisciplinary teams of mathematicians and scientists to investigate crucial problems is on the rise, as greater insight can be gained from an interdisciplinary perspective. Mathematical modelling, in…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models

Fletcher, Nicole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

Mathematics curriculum designers and policy decision makers are beginning to recognize the importance of problem solving, even at the earliest stages of mathematics learning. The Common Core includes sense making and perseverance in solving problems in its standards for mathematical practice for students at all grade levels. Incorporating problem…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Standards, Problem Solving, Mathematics

Zazkis, Rina; Mamolo, Ami – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2011

This article extends the notion of "knowledge at the mathematical horizon" or "horizon knowledge" introduced by Ball and colleagues as a part of teachers' subject matter knowledge. Our focus is on teachers' mathematical knowledge beyond the school curriculum, that is, on mathematics learnt during undergraduate college or university studies. We…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Colleges

Thomas, Jonathan N.; Eisenhardt, Sara; Fisher, Molly H.; Schack, Edna O.; Tassell, Janet; Yoder, Margaret – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014

Thoughtful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010) presents an opportunity for increased emphasis on the development of mathematical understanding among students. Granted, ascertaining the mathematical understanding of an individual student is highly complex work and often exceedingly difficult.…

Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation