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Arikan, Serkan; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Yagmur, Kutlay – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
We examined Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and the size of cross-cultural performance differences in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 mathematics data before and after application of propensity score matching. The mathematics performance of Indonesian, Turkish, Australian, and Dutch students on released items was…
Descriptors: Probability, Test Bias, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Yasa, Gulzade Karaci; Karatas, Ilhan – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of the instruction with mathematical modeling on pre-service mathematics teachers' mathematical modeling performance. The participants were 24 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers. A mixed method approach was used to conduct the research. Each week, the participants were given two…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models
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Kaya, Defne; Aydin, Hasan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Mathematical thinking skills and meaningful mathematical understanding are among the goals of current mathematics education. There is a wide consensus among scholars about the purpose of developing mathematical understanding and higher order thinking skills in students. However, how to develop those skills in classroom settings is an area that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills
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Kertil, Mahmut; Gurel, Cem – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016
The purpose of this study is making a theoretical discussion on the relationship between mathematical modeling and integrated STEM education. First of all, STEM education perspective and the construct of mathematical modeling in mathematics education is introduced. A review of literature is provided on how mathematical modeling literature may…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematical Models, Integrated Curriculum, Teacher Competencies
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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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Serin, Mehmet Koray; Incikabi, Semahat – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Mathematics educators have reported on many issues regarding students' mathematical education, particularly students who received mathematics education at different departments such as engineering, science or primary school, including their difficulties with mathematical concepts, their understanding of and preferences for mathematical concepts.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Çelik, Meryem – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study was carried out to determine whether there is a relationship between the preschool teachers' attitudes towards mathematics and mathematical development in 6-year-old preschool children. The sampling of the study was consisted of 30 teachers working with 6 years old children and their 120 students in public kindergartens and independent…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematical Aptitude, Preschool Children
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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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Kul, Umit; Celik, Sedef – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
This paper has been conducted to determine future teachers' mathematical beliefs and to explore the relationship between their mathematical beliefs and initial teaching practice in a classroom setting, in terms of how they design the content of teaching activities, they employed the style of teaching in mathematics, and they engaged with pupils. A…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
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Aydogan Yenmez, Arzu; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat; Alacaci, Cengiz; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Cetinkaya, Bulent – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2017
Use of mathematical modeling in mathematics education has been receiving significant attention as a way to develop students' mathematical knowledge and skills. As effective use of modeling in classes depends on the competencies of teachers we need to know more about the nature of teachers' knowledge to use modeling in mathematics education and how…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Mumcu, Hayal Yavuz – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this theoretical study is to explore the relationships between the concepts of using mathematics in the daily life, mathematical applications, mathematical modelling, and mathematical literacy. As these concepts are generally taken as independent concepts in the related literature, they are confused with each other and it becomes…
Descriptors: Mathematical Applications, Mathematics, Numeracy, Mathematical Models
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Karali, Diren; Durmus, Soner – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The current study aimed to identify the views of pre-service teachers, who attended a primary school mathematics teaching department but did not take mathematical modeling courses. The mathematical modeling activity used by the pre-service teachers was developed with regards to the modeling activities utilized by Lesh and Doerr (2003) in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction
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Incikabi, Lutfi; Serin, Mehmet Koray – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Most science departments offer compulsory mathematics courses to their students with the expectation that students can apply their experience from the mathematics courses to other fields of study, including science. The current study first aims to investigate the views of pre-service science teachers of science-teaching preparation degrees and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Çelik, Aytug Özaltun; Güzel, Esra Bukova – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of this case study is to examine mathematics teachers' knowledge of students' thinking and its evidences in their teaching. The participants were three secondary mathematics teachers. Data were gathered from interviews and observations. While analyzing the data, the framework about teachers' knowledge of students' thinking was used. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Observation
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