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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
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Yasa, Gulzade Karaci; Karatas, Ilhan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the instruction with mathematical modeling on pre-service mathematics teachers' mathematical modeling performance. The participants were 24 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. A mixed method approach was used to conduct the research. Each week, the participants were given two…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models
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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
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Serin, Mehmet Koray; Incikabi, Semahat – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Mathematics educators have reported on many issues regarding students' mathematical education, particularly students who received mathematics education at different departments such as engineering, science or primary school, including their difficulties with mathematical concepts, their understanding of and preferences for mathematical concepts.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Erdem, Emrullah; Soylu, Yasin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Does the mathematical reasoning ability develop with increase in age? How is mathematical reasoning ability differing according to gender? The current study is trying to find answers to these two questions. The study using cross-sectional design, was conducted with 409 (8th, 9th and 10th grade) students attending middle school and high school in…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Skills
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Çelik, Meryem – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study was carried out to determine whether there is a relationship between the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and mathematical development in 6-year-old preschool children. The sampling of the study was consisted of 30 teachers working with 6 years old children and their 120 students in public kindergartens and independent…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematical Aptitude, Preschool Children
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Kul, Umit; Celik, Sedef – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
This paper has been conducted to determine future teachers' mathematical beliefs and to explore the relationship between their mathematical beliefs and initial teaching practice in a classroom setting, in terms of how they design the content of teaching activities, they employed the style of teaching in mathematics, and they engaged with pupils. A…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
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Aydogan Yenmez, Arzu; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Alacaci, Cengiz; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Cetinkaya, Bulent – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2017
Use of mathematical modeling in mathematics education has been receiving significant attention as a way to develop students' mathematical knowledge and skills. As effective use of modeling in classes depends on the competencies of teachers we need to know more about the nature of teachers' knowledge to use modeling in mathematics education and how…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Incikabi, Lutfi; Serin, Mehmet Koray – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Most science departments offer compulsory mathematics courses to their students with the expectation that students can apply their experience from the mathematics courses to other fields of study, including science. The current study first aims to investigate the views of pre-service science teachers of science-teaching preparation degrees and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Çelik, Aytug Özaltun; Güzel, Esra Bukova – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of this case study is to examine mathematics teachers' knowledge of students' thinking and its evidences in their teaching. The participants were three secondary mathematics teachers. Data were gathered from interviews and observations. While analyzing the data, the framework about teachers' knowledge of students' thinking was used. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Observation
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Ipek, Ali Sabri – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
Pre-service mathematics teachers' content knowledge is an important issue. Therefore, detailed studies are needed to be conducted on mathematical topics. The study examines preservice elementary mathematics teachers' (PEMTs) special content knowledge (SCK) of integer addition and subtraction in the context of using multiple representations,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Addition
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Takaoglu, Zeynep Baskan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
When different disciplines that physics lesson is related are examined, it is seen that mathematics becomes prominent as one of the most used fields. Physics textbooks are the most significant resources to clarify this relationship. Therefore, in this study, it is aimed to analyze the involvement of mathematical knowledge in physics textbooks used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Secondary School Science, Physics
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Karatas, Ilhan; Guven, Bulent; Öztürk, Yasin; Arslan, Selahattin; Gürsöy, Kadir – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to determine pre-school teachers' beliefs about teaching mathematics to young learners. In this context, we compared preschool teachers' beliefs with mathematical learning, talent-development-age appropriateness for mathematical learning, the nature of mathematics, the curriculum, teacher efficacy, and the teacher's role…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
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Kar, Tugrul; Güler, Gürsel; Sen, Ceylan; Özdemir, Ercan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This study analyzed the methods used to teach the multiplication of fractions in Turkish and American textbooks. Two Turkish textbooks and two American textbooks, "Everyday Mathematics" (EM) and "Connected Mathematics 3" (CM), were analyzed. The analyses focused on the content and the nature of the mathematical problems…
Descriptors: Multiplication, Fractions, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Gürefe, Nejla – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Effective mathematics teaching can be actualized only with correct use of the mathematical content language which comprises mathematical rules, concepts, symbols and terms. In this research, it was aimed to examine the mathematics prospective teachers' content language skills in some basic geometric concepts which are ray, angle, polygon,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Language Skills, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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