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Hirza, Bonita; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darhim; Zulkardi – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)-based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was 164 fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang. The design of this study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intuition, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
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Jupri, Al; Drijvers, Paul – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
To investigate student difficulties in solving word problems in algebra, we carried out a teaching experiment involving 51 Indonesian students (12/13 year-old) who used a digital mathematics environment. The findings were backed up by an interview study, in which eighteen students (13/14 year-old) were involved. The perspective of mathematization,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Algebra, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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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
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Kuzniak, Alain; Nechache, Assia; Drouhard, J. P. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
According to our approach to mathematics education, the optimal aim of the teaching of mathematics is to assist students in achieving efficient mathematical work. But, what does efficient exactly mean in that case? And how can teachers reach this objective? The model of Mathematical Working Spaces with its three dimensions--semiotic, instrumental,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Grade 10
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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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Murphy, Daniel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This study is a literature review to investigate the effects of implementing technology into a high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics has a hierarchical structure in learning and it is essential that students get a firm understanding of mathematics early in education. Some students that miss beginning concepts may continue to struggle with…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics
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Dietiker, Leslie – Journal of Education, 2015
Elliot Eisner proposed that educational challenges can be met by applying an artful lens. This article draws from Eisner's proposal to consider the assumptions, values, and vision of mathematics education by theorizing mathematics curriculum as an art form. By conceptualizing mathematics curriculum (both in written and enacted forms) as stories…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Grade 7, Textbooks
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Fitz, Margaret – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This article focuses on the mathematical value of teaching angles through the use of sundials in the classroom. The history of sundials and the mathematics embedded within them is discussed in detail. In addition, practical applications of angles are included, along with interactive practice telling time with the angles created on sundials. Time…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Time
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Weinberg, Paul J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2017
Because reasoning about mechanism is critical to disciplined inquiry in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains, this study focuses on ways to support the development of this form of reasoning. This study attends to how mechanistic reasoning is constituted through mathematical description. This study draws upon Smith's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Gould, Heather; Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
With the adoption of the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" (CCSSM), the process of mathematical modeling has been given increased attention in mathematics education. This article reports on a study intended to inform the implementation of modeling in classroom contexts by examining students' interactions with the process of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Francisco, John M.; Maher, Carolyn A. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011
There is a documented need for more opportunities for teachers to learn about students' mathematical reasoning. This article reports on the experiences of a group of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers who participated as interns in an after-school, classroom-based research project on the development of mathematical ideas involving…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, After School Programs
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Selling, Sarah Kate – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
To learn mathematical practices, students need opportunities to engage in them. But simply providing such opportunities may not be sufficient to support all students. Simultaneously, explicitly teaching mathematical practices could be problematic if instruction becomes prescriptive. This study investigated how teachers might make mathematical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Heyd-Metzuyanim, Einat – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This study uses a new communicational lens that conceptualizes the activity of learning mathematics as interplay between mathematizing and identifying in order to study how the emotional, social, and cognitive aspects of learning mathematics interact with one another. The proposed framework is used to analyze the case of Idit, a girl who started…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Academic Failure, Mathematics Achievement
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Lambert, Rachel – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Understanding learning disabilities (LDs) as constructed through multiple cultural practices including discourse, this paper focuses on a Latino middle school student with a LD named Elijah. This study documents both the discourses and practices used to position Elijah as a mathematics learner, as well as his use of similar discourses as he…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 6, Learning Disabilities
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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
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