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Fachrudin, Achmad Dhany; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Darmawijoyo – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014

The purpose of this research is to know how Naïve Geometry method can support students' understanding about the concept of solving quadratic equations. In this article we will discuss one activities of the four activities we developed. This activity focused on how students linking the Naïve Geometry method with the solving of the quadratic…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Geometry, Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving

MacDonald, Amy; Carmichael, Colin – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

International research suggests that early mathematical competence predicts later mathematical achievement. In this article, we explore the relationship between mathematical competencies at 4-5 years, as measured by teacher ratings, and later results on Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 "National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy" (NAPLAN)…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries

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

Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry; Bosker, Roel J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012

This study is aimed at describing profiles of interpersonal behavior of Indonesian mathematics teachers and examining associations between students' perceptions of their mathematics teachers' interpersonal behavior and their motivation in learning mathematics. Data were collected with the Indonesian version of the Questionnaire on Teacher…

Descriptors: Proximity, Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, Motivation

Guerra, Paula; Lim, Woong – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2014

In this article, the authors present three adolescent Latinas' perceptions of ideal mathematical competencies, their perception of their individual "abilities" in mathematics, and their work on a mathematics problem-solving task. Results indicate that these Latinas recognize flexible mathematics as the ideal mathematical competency in…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies

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

Shin, Mikyung; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty – Remedial and Special Education, 2015

This study synthesized intervention studies focusing on instruction to improve fraction skills. Seventeen studies met the inclusion criteria: being published in English-language peer-reviewed journals or dissertations between 1975 and 2014, and targeting 3rd- through 12th-grade students struggling to learn mathematics. From the "Common Core…

Descriptors: Fractions, Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews

Komatsu, Kotaro; Fujita, Taro; Jones, Keith; Naoki, Sue – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2018

Kitcher's idea of 'explanatory unification', while originally proposed in the philosophy of science, may also be relevant to mathematics education, as a way of enhancing student thinking and achieving classroom activity that is closer to authentic mathematical practice. There is, however, no mathematics education research treating explanatory…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 8, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills

Siemon, Dianne; Day, Lorraine; Stephens, Max; Horne, Marj; Callingham, Rosemary; Watson, Jane; Seah, Rebecca – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics calls for the concurrent development of mathematical skills and mathematical reasoning. What are the big ideas of mathematical reasoning and is it possible to map their learning trajectories? Using rich assessment tasks designed for middle-years students of mathematics, this symposium reports on the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Middle School Students

Tyagi, Tarun Kumar – Creativity Research Journal, 2017

This study investigated the causal relationship between mathematical creativity and mathematical intelligence. Four hundred thirty-nine 8th-grade students, age ranged from 11 to 14 years, were included in the sample of this study by random cluster technique on which mathematical creativity and Hindi adaptation of mathematical intelligence test…

Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Skills, Intelligence, Grade 8

Eren, Mehmet; Bulut, Mehmet; Bulut, Neslihan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015

The present study aimed to investigate how history of mathematics was integrated to some mathematics textbooks in Turkey. On this account, four different textbooks with different grade levels were chosen. In total, 42 cases were detected and studied by three researchers. Results indicated that the usage of history of mathematics was materialized…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content, Content Analysis

Gold, Bonnie – College Mathematics Journal, 2011

Even those with no interest in the philosophy of mathematics take positions on a range of philosophical issues when they teach mathematics. Some of these issues are intimately related to common student confusions. These include the nature of mathematical objects and relations such as real numbers and equality; how we come to conclude a…

Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods

Sari, Delsika Pramata; Darhim; Rosjanuardi, Rizky – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018

The purpose of this study was to investigate the errors experienced by students learning with REACT strategy and traditional learning in solving problems of mathematical representation ability. This study used quasi experimental pattern with static-group comparison design. The subjects of this study were 47 eighth grade students of junior high…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 8, Junior High School Students

Waite, Adel Marlane – ProQuest LLC, 2017

The problems under investigation included (a) Did a directed study of mathematics vocabulary significantly affect student performance levels on standardized mathematical questions? and (b) Did the strategies used in this study significantly affect student performance levels on standardized mathematical questions? The population consisted of…

Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Grade 8

Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Kaur, Berinderjeet – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013

This study, drawing on data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, examined whether mathematics teachers' perceptions of their students' mathematical competence were related to mathematics achievement, affect toward mathematics, and engagement in mathematics lessons among Grade 8 students in Singapore and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Competence