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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

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

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

Dahl, Bettina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018

Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) emphasise collaborate work on problems relevant to society and emphases the relation between theory and practice. PBL fits engineering students as preparation for their future professions but what about mathematics? Mathematics is not just applied mathematics, but it is also a body of abstract knowledge…

Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction

Dockendorff, Monika; Solar, Horacio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018

This case study investigates the impact of the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in mathematics visualization skills and initial teacher education programmes. It reports on the influence GeoGebra dynamic software use has on promoting mathematical learning at secondary school and on its impact on teachers' conceptions…

Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education

Bergsten, Christer; Engelbrecht, Johann; Kågesten, Owe – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

One challenge for an optimal design of the mathematical components in engineering education curricula is to understand how the procedural and conceptual dimensions of mathematical work can be matched with different demands and contexts from the education and practice of engineers. The focus in this paper is on how engineering students respond to…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, College Mathematics

Kaur, Berinderjeet – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

This paper explores the impact of the course "Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Grades 7 and 8)" for the preparation of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. It examines how pre-service teachers perceived mathematical problem solving and communicating mathematical knowledge before and after the course. The main objective of the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 7

Guce, Ivee K. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017

Despite the efforts to confirm the effectiveness of writing in learning mathematics, analysis on common errors in mathematical writings has not received sufficient attention. This study aimed to provide an account of the students' procedural explanations in terms of their commonly committed errors in mathematical writing. Nine errors in…

Descriptors: Expository Writing, College Mathematics, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns

Carnie, Steven; Morphett, Anthony – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

Reports such as Bio2010 emphasize the importance of integrating mathematical modelling skills into undergraduate biology and life science programmes, to ensure students have the skills and knowledge needed for biological research in the twenty-first century. One way to do this is by developing a dedicated mathematics subject to teach modelling and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Models, Biomedicine

Bowyer, Jessica; Darlington, Ellie – Journal of Biological Education, 2018

This article reports on data from a large-scale study investigating students' mathematical transitions to higher education. Three hundred and seventy-one undergraduate bioscientists were surveyed in order to investigate their perceptions and experiences of studying post-compulsory mathematics, as preparation for the mathematics elements of their…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biological Sciences, Student Surveys, Student Experience

Smith, Ryan; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017

In this paper, we propose the mathematical cognitive technology noticing framework for examining how mathematics teachers evaluate, select, and modify mathematical cognitive technology to use in their classrooms. Our framework is based on studies of professional and curricular noticing and data collected in a study that explored how secondary…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers

Nakakoji, Yoshitaka; Wilson, Rachel – Education Sciences, 2018

Transfer of mathematical learning to science is seen as critical to the development of education and industrial societies, yet it is rarely interrogated in applied research. We present here research looking for evidence of transfer from university mathematics learning in semester one to second semester sciences/engineering courses (n = 1125). A…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Transfer of Training, Physics, College Science

Radakovic, Nenad; Jagger, Susan; Jao, Limin – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2018

In this article, we explore the reading and writing of mathematical poetry from our experiences as mathematics teacher educators. First, we outline how our own engagement with mathematical poetry encouraged us to incorporate it into our teaching of pre-service teachers. We describe how our initial disappointment with the mathematical content of…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Poetry, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing

Astawa, I. Wayan Puja; Budayasa, I. Ketut; Juniati, Dwi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

This research aims to describe the process of student cognition in constructing mathematical conjecture. Many researchers have studied this process but without giving a detailed explanation of how students understand the information to construct a mathematical conjecture. The researchers focus their analysis on how to construct and prove the…

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Opinions, Mathematics, Qualitative Research

Hidiroglu, Çaglar Naci; Dede, Ayse Tekin; Ünver, Semiha Kula; Güzel, Esra Bukova – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The purpose of the study is to analyze the mathematics student teachers' solutions on the Esme Rug Problem through 7-stage mathematical modelling process. This problem was designed by the researchers by considering the modelling problems' main properties. The study was conducted with twenty one secondary mathematics student teachers. The data were…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving