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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
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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
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Cai, Jinfa; Ding, Meixia – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Researchers have long debated the meaning of mathematical understanding and ways to achieve mathematical understanding. This study investigated experienced Chinese mathematics teachers' views about mathematical understanding. It was found that these mathematics teachers embrace the view that understanding is a web of connections, which is a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Achievement
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Abduh, Amirullah; Rosmaladewi, Rosmaladewi – SAGE Open, 2018
Most studies of intercultural competence in bilingual programs have been conducted in non-Asian contexts resulting in little information on how Indonesian educators promote intercultural values within bilingual programs. This research contributes to the body of literature that examines the promotion of intercultural values within bilingual higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Values, Higher Education
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Turner, Erin; Roth McDuffie, Amy; Sugimoto, Amanda; Aguirre, Julia; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Drake, Corey; Foote, Mary; Stoehr, Kathleen; Witters, Angela – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2019
The role of language in mathematics teaching and learning is increasingly highlighted by standards and reform movements in the US. However, little is known about teachers', and especially early career teachers' (ECTs) practices and understandings related to language in mathematics instruction. This multiple case study explored the language-related…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Beginning Teachers, Language Usage, Elementary School Mathematics
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Pardimin; Huda, Miftachul – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aims to explore the factors influencing teaching performance in mathematics. With the sample 306 mathematics teachers in Yogyakarta region, Indonesia selected by the balanced random sampling technique, the data collection was employed done using the Likert Scale questionnaire instrument with validity and reliability. The finding of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Likert Scales
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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The current study examines whether the engagement of mathematics teachers in modelling activities and subsequent changes in their conceptions about these activities affect their beliefs about mathematics. The sample comprised 52 mathematics teachers working in small groups in four modelling activities. The data were collected from teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Smith, Ryan; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin; Zawodniak, Matthew – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
As technology becomes more prevalent in the mathematics classroom, teachers will need to be able to effectively evaluate technological tools to use with students. In this study, the authors examined secondary mathematics teachers' evaluation of online dynamic geometry tools. The analysis focused on the teachers' noticing of technology;…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Educational Technology
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Wickstrom, Megan H. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
This article is a report on a teacher study group that focused on three elementary teachers' perceptions of mathematical modeling in contrast to typical mathematics instruction. Through the theoretical lens of figured worlds, I discuss how mathematics instruction was conceptualized across the classrooms in terms of artifacts, discourse, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers
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Pettersen, Andreas; Braeken, Johan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The implementation of mathematical competencies in school curricula requires assessment instruments to be aligned with this new view on mathematical mastery. However, there are concerns over whether existing assessments capture the wide variety of cognitive skills and abilities that constitute mathematical competence. The current study applied an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Cognitive Ability
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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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Ren, Lixin; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines how various teacher characteristics and contextual factors are related to early primary teachers' beliefs about mathematical teaching and learning and teachers' attitudes toward their own learning of mathematics. A total of 396 early primary teachers across Nebraska participated in the study. Teacher characteristics and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Ekstam, Ulrika; Korhonen, Johan; Linnanmäki, Karin; Aunio, Pirjo – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
Educational reforms during the last decade have led to a more inclusive environment for students with different needs and have placed demands on teachers' readiness to instruct diverse students in the general classroom. Previous research has ascertained that student achievement is correlated with teacher quality and teachers' efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Middle School Students
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Yong, Su-Ting; Gates, Peter; Chan, Andy Tak-Yee – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article explores how motivation in computer games could be integrated into mathematics education. The scope of the study was confined to four motivation dimensions, namely challenge, control, complexity and collaboration. A phenomenology study was conducted with the purpose to obtain a common understanding of nine teachers and 11 students…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Mathematics Education, Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Mahmud, Muchammad Eka – Dinamika Ilmu, 2018
Multicultural-based religious education becomes very important to be applied at schools as well as in society. It is because its present can be a solution of varied disintegration problems in our country. In addition, religious education should strengthen brotherhood among religious society. It means that all schools in Indonesia should provide…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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