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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

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

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

Gorev, Pavel M.; Masalimova, Alfiya R. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The article is aimed at describing one of the possible interdisciplinary courses for students of the 7-9 classes of the basic school connecting mathematics with natural sciences and the study of such courses role in the formation and development of meta-subject competencies of students. The leading method for this is the modeling of…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Grade 7, 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

Gorev, Pavel M.; Aydar M. Kalimullin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The purpose of the research is to study and change the structure of a mathematical lesson to improve quality of pupils' mathematical training and design mechanisms of inclusion the systems of open type tasks in educational process considering specifics of pupils' creative personality development. The leading method is modeling of a mathematical…

Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries

Geary, David C.; Nicholas, Alan; Li, Yaoran; Sun, Jianguo – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017

The contributions of domain-general abilities and domain-specific knowledge to subsequent mathematics achievement were longitudinally assessed (n = 167) through 8th grade. First grade intelligence and working memory and prior grade reading achievement indexed domain-general effects, and domain-specific effects were indexed by prior grade…

Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Knowledge Level, Developmental Stages

McCarthy, Peter; Sithole, Alec; McCarthy, Paul; Cho, Jea-pil; Gyan, Emmanuel – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016

Teacher questioning in mathematics is an important diagnostic tool for teaching as well as measuring the academic progression and comprehension of the learner. While teacher questioning enhances student learning and self-assessment of the teacher's lesson delivery effectiveness, if not presented properly can have negative impacts on the student…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction

Mota, Ana Isabel; Oliveira, Hélia; Henriques, Ana – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016

Introduction: Mathematical resilience is assumed as one of the most important areas in school context and whose focus should be given priority, due to the distress exhibited by students when learning and understanding basic knowledge in mathematics year after year. The main goal of this research was to study how students attending middle schools…

Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Mathematics Education