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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

Suhaimi, Zuhairina; Shahrill, Masitah; Tengah, Khairul Amilin; Abbas, Nor'Arifahwati Haji – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

This study incorporated the use of writing-to-learn strategy, particularly journal writing, in Grade 10 mathematics lessons. Although part of a study conducted to investigate the effects of journal writing on academically lower-achieving learners with English as their second language, this paper will focus only on the students' perceptions of…

Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Grade 10

Eisenhut, Lindsay A.; Taylor, Cynthia E. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

This paper provides empirical findings from a study that examined how three grade 7-12 flipped mathematics educators utilized class time when implementing a flipped learning model. Additionally, the researchers investigated the educators' purposes for various in-class tasks as well as their general use of class time. The data revealed flipped…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving

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

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

Fostering Justification: A Case Study of Preservice Teachers, Proof-Related Tasks, and Manipulatives

Bostic, Jonathan D. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

Instruction promoting reasoning and proof should be a part of K-12 mathematics teaching. Preservice teachers (PSTs) need mathematics content instruction that helps them construct valid justifications for mathematical notions and develop positive perceptions of proof. This case study describes instruction with proof-related tasks and manipulatives…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies

Contreras, José – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

In this paper I describe classroom experiences with pre-service secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) investigating and extending patterns embedded in the Pythagorean configuration. This geometric figure is a fruitful source of mathematical tasks to help students, including PSMTs, further develop habits of mind such as visualization,…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Geometric Concepts

Silver, Edward – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010

Despite several decades of research in psychology and mathematics education pointing to the importance of learning mathematics with understanding, other research on teachers' instructional practice in mathematics classrooms has found a remarkably consistent characterization of mathematics teaching in the United States as generally doing little to…

Descriptors: Best Practices, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Content Analysis

Jett, Christopher C. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

Literature in mathematics has been found to foster positive improvements in mathematics learning. This manuscript reports on a mathematics teacher educator's use of literature via literature circles with 11 prospective secondary mathematics teachers in a mathematics content course. Using survey and reflection data, the author found that…

Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2017

In this article I explore some of the underlying mathematics of Poke´mon battles and describe ways that teachers at the secondary level could explore concepts of mathematical game theory in this context. I discuss various ways of representing and analyzing a Poke´mon battle using game theory and conclude with an example of applying concepts of…

Descriptors: Video Games, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Game Theory

McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as…

Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Contreras, José – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

This paper describes how the author's students (in-service and pre-service secondary mathematics teachers) enrolled in college geometry courses use the Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP) to gain insight to formulate, confirm, test, and refine conjectures to solve the classical airport problem for triangles. The students are then provided with strategic…

Descriptors: Geometry, Computer Software, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic

Contreras, José N. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

This paper discusses a classroom experience in which a group of prospective secondary mathematics teachers were asked to create, cooperatively (in class) and individually, problems related to Viviani's problem using a problem-posing framework. When appropriate, students used Sketchpad to explore the problem to better understand its attributes…

Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving

Cho, Hoyun – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010

North Korea is one of the most closed nations in the world. It is difficult to access information about their education system. North Korea's economic system was reorganized on July 1, 2002, as well as the education system. This change has impacted North Korea's mathematics education. With limited information on North Korean mathematics textbooks,…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbook Content, Textbooks

Johnson, Jeffrey – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2017

The purpose of this research was to compare two definitions and assessments of Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). As part of a larger study, nine current and future teachers took an online version of the Measures of Knowledge for Teaching (MKT)--Mathematics assessment and the Cognitively Activating Instruction in Mathematics…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge