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Yang, Der-Ching; Sianturi, Iwan Andi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2016) released the results of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 and reported that the students' performance in mathematics of Singapore and Indonesia had significant differences. There is a strong relationship between textbooks used and mathematics performance…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Trigonometry

Wijaya, Ariyadi – International Journal of Instruction, 2017

This paper reports an exploration into Indonesian fourth graders' difficulties in fractions and their relation to the opportunity to learn fractions students got at schools. The concept of "opportunity to learn" is often considered as a framework to investigate possible reasons for students' difficulties. The data for this study was…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests

Johar, Rahmah; Yusniarti, Sri; Saminan – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

The lack of Indonesian students achievement in the international assessment is due to several factors. Students are not familiar with the problems requiring reasoning, in particular the proportional reasoning. This research aims to identify the distribution and the Level of Cognitive Demands (LCD) of the proportional reasoning problems found in…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Mathematical Logic

Wulandari, Nidya Ferry; Jailani – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

The aims of this research were to describe mathematics skill of 8th fifteen-year old students in Yogyakarta in solving problem of PISA. The sampling was combination of stratified and cluster random sampling. The sample consisting of 400 students was selected from fifteen schools. The data collection was by tests. The research finding revealed that…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Achievement Tests

Flores, Alfinio; Phelps, Christine M.; Jansen, Amanda – PRIMUS, 2017

We present a first-hand, longer-term account of one student's (Christine's) experiences in and after a mathematics inquiry course. In this course, students actively posed problems, conducted their own mathematical explorations, and wrote journal entries about their experiences. During the course, Christine found that inquiry helped her develop…

Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Problem Solving

Wijayanti, Dyana; Winsløw, Carl – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2017

We present a new method in textbook analysis, based on so-called praxeological reference models focused on specific content at task level. This method implies that the mathematical contents of a textbook (or textbook part) is analyzed in terms of the tasks and techniques which are exposed to or demanded from readers; this can then be interpreted…

Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Praxis, Arithmetic

Michie, Michael – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017

The introduction of a new curriculum in Indonesian schools seeks to bring about changes in Indonesian society as well as students' knowledge base. The curriculum is based on two layers of competencies: Core Competencies, and Basic Competencies. Core Competencies are applicable at all year levels and for all subjects. They include religious and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis

Muttaqin, Haniful; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Somakim – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

This research was motivated by several studies which show that students have difficulties in understanding the material ratio, wherein one contributing factor is the lack of ability in proportional reasoning. The purpose of this study is to produce a trajectory of learning to help students develop abilities in comparison reasoning. Solution…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 7, Graphs

Saleh, Muhamad; Prahmana, Rully Charitas Indra; Isa, Muhammad; Murni – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

By taking the role as a mentor and a facilitator, a teacher in the 4th grade of elementary school needs to look at the condition of the students in the concrete thinking stage. Learning process needs to be adjusted such that the abstract objects in mathematics can be represented through concrete objects as a bridge to enter the knowledge that the…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4

Arikan, Serkan; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Yagmur, Kutlay – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018

We examined Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and the size of cross-cultural performance differences in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 mathematics data before and after application of propensity score matching. The mathematics performance of Indonesian, Turkish, Australian, and Dutch students on released items was…

Descriptors: Probability, Test Bias, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries

Mutohir, Toho Cholik; Lowrie, Tom; Patahuddin, Sitti Maesuri – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

This study aimed to develop a survey instrument to measure student attitudes towards mathematics teaching-learning processes that is appropriate for the Indonesian context. This study consisted of two phases: Phase 1 (n = 320) was a pilot study to assess the suitability of the instrument items for Indonesian students. Phase 2 (n = 1001) was…

Descriptors: Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries

Yorulmaz, Alper; Altintas, Sedat; Sidekli, Sabri – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017

The state of mathematical thinking is considered to have an effect on the formation of anxiety regarding teaching mathematics. It is hypothesized that with the formation of mathematical thinking, the anxiety in teachers regarding teaching mathematics will be reduced. Since mathematical thinking is a skill acquired starting from the early years of…

Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction

Liu, Po-Hung – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The current main research trend in mathematics education is publishing studies by Western scholars pertaining to educational issues of the world in general. but Asia is mostly overlooked. Since international comparisons show Asian students outperform others in mathematics, the imbalance should receive more attention. To gain insight into this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Surveys, Comparative Analysis

Papadakis, Stamatios; Kalogiannakis, Michail; Zaranis, Nicholas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017

The present study investigates and compares the influence of teaching Realistic Mathematics on the development of mathematical competence in kindergarten. The sample consisted of 231 Greek kindergarten students. For the implementation of the survey, we conducted an intervention, which included one experimental and one control group. Children in…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Competence

Toh, Tin Lam – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017

This paper reports the performance of one entire cohort of Singapore prospective secondary school mathematics teachers in a mathematics proficiency test. The prospective teachers were admitted to the teacher education program specializing in teaching secondary school mathematics. The strengths of the prospective teachers' content knowledge, their…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics