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Epperson, James A. Mendoza; Rhoads, Kathryn – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Many mathematics teacher educators encounter the challenge of creating or choosing mathematical tasks that evoke important mathematical insights and connections yet remain firmly grounded in school mathematics. This challenge increases substantially when trying to meet the needs of practicing secondary mathematics teachers pursuing graduate work…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education
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Toh, Tin Lam – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
This paper reports the performance of one entire cohort of Singapore prospective secondary school mathematics teachers in a mathematics proficiency test. The prospective teachers were admitted to the teacher education program specializing in teaching secondary school mathematics. The strengths of the prospective teachers' content knowledge, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Acosta, Daniel – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2014
This article describes a project inspired by Liping Ma's "Exploring New Knowledge" in which future 7-12 grade mathematics teachers enrolled in a fall 2013 capstone course at a typical regional state university were assigned fictitious student conjectures. These future teachers (all current high school mathematics teachers) were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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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
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Smith, Ryan; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
In this paper, we propose the mathematical cognitive technology noticing framework for examining how mathematics teachers evaluate, select, and modify mathematical cognitive technology to use in their classrooms. Our framework is based on studies of professional and curricular noticing and data collected in a study that explored how secondary…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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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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Adler, Jill; Hossain, Sarmin; Stevenson, Mary; Clarke, John; Archer, Rosa; Grantham, Barry – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article reports an investigation into how students of a mathematics course for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in England talk about the notion of "understanding mathematics in depth", which was an explicit goal of the course. We interviewed eighteen students of the course. Through our social practice frame and in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Solórzano, Lorena Salazar – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Beginning university training programs must focus on different competencies for mathematics teachers, i.e., not only on solving problems, but also on posing them and analyzing the mathematical activity. This paper reports the results of an exploratory study conducted with future secondary school mathematics teachers on the introduction of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Secondary Education, Problem Solving
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Karagöz-Akar, Gülseren – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study investigated the relationship between prospective secondary mathematics teachers' perspectives and their mathematical knowledge for teaching in action. Data from two prospective teachers' practice-teachings, one in geometry and one in algebra, their lesson plans and self-reflections were analyzed with Teacher Perspectives and Knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Cahyono, Bambang Yudi; Mutiaraningrum, Ira – English Language Teaching, 2016
The use of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) especially the Internet has been a common practice in education. However, research studies show that the Internet has not been frequently used in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) writing, especially in the Indonesian context. This study aimed to find out whether or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Internet
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Saxena, Ritu; Shrivastava, Keerty; Bhardwaj, Ramakant – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Mathematics is not only a subject but it is also a language consisting of many different symbols and relations. Taught as a compulsory subject up the 10th class, students are then able to choose whether or not to study mathematics as a main subject. The present paper discusses mathematical modeling in mathematics education. The article provides…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics
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Weng, Ting-Sheng; Yang, Der-Ching – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Most students thinking mathematics is a difficult subject. This study aims to enhance students' motivation and efficiency in learning mathematics. This study developed 3D animation on the binomial theorem with historical stories of mathematics as the plot. It also examined the effect of animation on students' learning willingness and…
Descriptors: Animation, Mathematics, Student Motivation, Comprehension
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Cetinkaya, Bulent; Kertil, Mahmut; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Korkmaz, Himmet; Alacaci, Cengiz; Cakiroglu, Erdinc – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016
Adopting a multitiered design-based research perspective, this study examines pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' developing conceptions about (a) the nature of mathematical modeling in simulations of "real life" problem solving, and (b) pedagogical principles and strategies needed to teach mathematics through modeling. Unlike…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Mathematical Models
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Usman, Ahmed Ibrahim – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Knowledge and understanding of mathematical operations serves as a pre-reequisite for the successful translation of algebraic word problems. This study explored pre-service teachers' ability to recognize mathematical operations as well as use of those capabilities in constructing algebraic expressions, equations, and their solutions. The outcome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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