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Oktiningrum, Wuli; Zulkardi; Hartono, Yusuf – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
The aim of this research is produce a set of PISA-like mathematics task with Indonesia natural and cultural heritage as context which are valid, practical, to assess students' mathematics literacy. This is design research using type of development research with formative evaluation. A total of 20 students of SMP Negeri 1 Palembang. Beside, 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Skills
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O'Meara, Niamh; Prendergast, Mark – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
Mathematics educators and legislators worldwide have begun placing a greater emphasis on teaching mathematics for understanding and through the use of real-life applications. Revised curricula have led to the time allocated to mathematics in effected countries being scrutinised. This has resulted in policy-makers and educationalists worldwide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Management, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Olteanu, Lucian – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
In this article, the focus is on task construction and the importance of this process to develop and promote classroom communication in mathematics. The students' tests, examination of students' mathematical work, the teachers' lesson plans, and reports of the lessons' instructions are the basic data for this article. The analysis indicated that…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication
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Huey, Maryann E.; Champion, Joe; Casey, Stephanie; Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
Research-based guidelines for learning variation exist (e.g., Franklin et al., 2007; Garfield, delMas, & Chance, 2007), but little is known about how teachers plan to teach standard deviation, or how these plans align with recent recommendations. In this article, we survey lesson plans designed by inservice and preservice secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Lesson Plans, Preservice Teachers
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DeJarnette, Anna F.; González, Gloriana – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2015
Given the prominence of group work in mathematics education policy and curricular materials, it is important to understand how students make sense of mathematics during group work. We applied techniques from Systemic Functional Linguistics to examine how students positioned themselves during group work on a novel task in Algebra II classes. We…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Group Activities, Group Dynamics
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Pedersen, Ida Friestad – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Algebra is the fundamental language of mathematics, and a profound understanding of school algebra is an important prerequisite for further studies in mathematical sciences. The aim of this study is to characterize the algebraic competence of the Norwegian upper secondary school students participating in Trends in International Mathematics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Algebra
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Leong, Kwan Eu – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
This study explored the factors that influenced the understanding of good mathematics teaching. A mixed methodology was used investigate the beliefs of beginning secondary teachers on good mathematics teaching. The two research instruments used in this study were the survey questionnaire and an interview. Beginning teachers selected Immediate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Yanisko, Emily Joy – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2016
In this article, the author reports on a participant-observation case study that explored how alternatively certified, middle school teachers' expectations of tracked students affect their ability to learn to teach in ways that promote students' mathematical struggle and participation in productive mathematical discussions. Two teachers--one…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Participant Observation
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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Ho, Siew Yin; Jiang, Heng; Lim, Kam Ming – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the use of comics in teaching mathematics in the secondary mathematics classroom. We explicate how the use of comics in teaching mathematics can prepare students for the twenty-first century competencies. We developed an alternative teaching package using comics for two lower secondary mathematics topics. This alternative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Curriculum Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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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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Courtney, Scott A.; Caniglia, Joanne; Singh, Rashmi – Journal of Experiential Education, 2014
This study examines the impact of field trip experiences on teachers' mathematical problem posing. Teachers from a large urban public school system in the Midwest participated in a professional development program that incorporated experiential learning with mathematical problem formulation experiences. During 2 weeks of summer 2011, 68 teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Field Trips, Inquiry, Historic Sites
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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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Adams, Anne E.; Pegg, Jerine; Case, Melissa – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
With the acceptance by many states of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, new emphasis is being placed on students' ability to engage in mathematical practices such as understanding problems (including word problems), reading and critiquing arguments, and making explicit use of definitions (CCSSI 2010). Engaging students in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Logic
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Hidiroglu, Çaglar Naci; Güzel, Esra Bukova – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of the study is to conceptualize the technology-aided mathematical modelling process in the frame of cognitive modelling perspective. The grounded theory approach was adopted in the study. The research was conducted with seven groups consisting of nineteen prospective mathematics teachers. The data were collected from the video records of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics
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Wanjiru, Benson; O-Connor, Miheso – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This article is based on a study whose main objective was to determine the effects of mathematical vocabulary instruction on students' achievement in Mathematics in Secondary schools in Murang'a County, Kenya. The study was a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design and was conducted in the two purposively selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Mathematics Achievement
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