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Lin, Tony; Erfan, Sasan – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016

Mathematical modeling is an open-ended research subject where no definite answers exist for any problem. Math modeling enables thinking outside the box to connect different fields of studies together including statistics, algebra, calculus, matrices, programming and scientific writing. As an integral part of society, it is the foundation for many…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics

Nguyen, David J.; Larson, Jay B. – Journal of International Students, 2017

This qualitative study explored the influence of student affairs on academic adjustment and adaptation for 10 Indonesian graduate students at a single campus. Semi-structured interviews explored student affairs' role in adaptation and transition to collegiate life in the United States. Analyses illuminated ways in which participants experienced…

Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Graduate Students, Student Personnel Workers, Student Adjustment

Abbott, Anita – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017

This article discusses the nature of the education relationship between Indonesia and the US. The article examines two hypotheses. The first hypothesis is that transnational education constitutes a new type of imperialism by perpetuating knowledge dependency and financial dependency through the transfer of knowledge and foreign aid in education.…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Hypothesis Testing, Knowledge Level

Kar, Tugrul; Güler, Gürsel; Sen, Ceylan; Özdemir, Ercan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018

This study analyzed the methods used to teach the multiplication of fractions in Turkish and American textbooks. Two Turkish textbooks and two American textbooks, "Everyday Mathematics" (EM) and "Connected Mathematics 3" (CM), were analyzed. The analyses focused on the content and the nature of the mathematical problems…

Descriptors: Multiplication, Fractions, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content

Munson, Alexander – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010

Bourbaki, a professional mathematical society in France, was established formally in 1935. Throughout three quarters of a century, Bourbaki changed mathematics and mathematics education significantly. It was instrumental in the Moderne Mathématique movement that modernized French curricula. Bourbaki also provided philosophical support for the New…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Mathematics Education, Educational Change

Kang, Rui; Liu, Di – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018

This article describes a study of how Chinese preservice teachers unpacked a learning goal pertaining to adding fractions and understanding the concepts underlying the operation. Based on work in the USA by Morris, Hiebert, and Spizter ("Journal for Research in Mathematics Education," 40(5), 491-529, 2009), 50 Chinese preservice teachers…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Fractions, Addition

Van Harpen, Xianwei Y.; Presmeg, Norma C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2013

The importance of students' problem-posing abilities in mathematics has been emphasized in the K-12 curricula in the USA and China. There are claims that problem-posing activities are helpful in developing creative approaches to mathematics. At the same time, there are also claims that students' mathematical content knowledge could be highly…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Investigations

Code, Warren; Merchant, Sandra; Maciejewski, Wes; Thomas, Matthew; Lo, Joseph – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016

One goal of an undergraduate education in mathematics is to help students develop a productive disposition towards mathematics. A way of conceiving of this is as helping mathematical novices transition to more expert-like perceptions of mathematics. This conceptualization creates a need for a way to characterize students' perceptions of…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Attitudes, Undergraduate Students

Bokhove, Christian – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018

This article reports on an exploratory project in which technology and dynamic social network analysis (SNA) are used for modelling classroom interaction. SNA focuses on the links between social actors, draws on graphic imagery to reveal and display the patterning of those links, and develops mathematical and computational models to describe and…

Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Mixed Methods Research

Brandt, Jim; Lunt, Jana; Meilstrup, Gretchen Rimmasch – PRIMUS, 2016

Educators often argue that mathematics should be taught so that the students in the course are actually "doing mathematics." Is there a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators as to the meaning of "doing mathematics?" In an effort to answer this question, we administered a survey to hundreds of university-level…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Professional Personnel, Mathematics Teachers, College Faculty

Cai, Jinfa; Jiang, Chunlian – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

This paper reports on 2 studies that examine how mathematical problem posing is integrated in Chinese and US elementary mathematics textbooks. Study 1 involved a historical analysis of the problem-posing (PP) tasks in 3 editions of the most widely used elementary mathematics textbook series published by People's Education Press in China over 3…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis

Turner, Erin E.; Drake, Corey; McDuffie, Amy Roth; Aguirre, Julia; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Foote, Mary Q. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2012

Research repeatedly documents that teachers are underprepared to teach mathematics effectively in diverse classrooms. A critical aspect of learning to be an effective mathematics teacher for diverse learners is developing knowledge, dispositions, and practices that support building on children's mathematical thinking, as well as their cultural,…

Descriptors: Methods Courses, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators

Ferreras, Ana; Olson, Steve – National Academies Press, 2010

In 1999, Liping Ma published her book "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in the United States and China," which probed the kinds of knowledge that elementary school teachers need to convey mathematical concepts and procedures effectively to their students. Later that year,…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Workshops

Lai, Mun Yee; Murray, Sara – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012

In mathematics education, there has been tension between deep learning and repetitive learning. Western educators often emphasize the need for students to construct a conceptual understanding of mathematical symbols and rules before they practise the rules (Li, 2006). On the other hand, Chinese learners tend to be oriented towards rote learning…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Symbols (Mathematics), Rote Learning

Arabeyyat, Talal Hashem – ProQuest LLC, 2017

There is no doubt that teachers' knowledge and beliefs play a significant role in shaping how students learn mathematics. Nevertheless, research regarding the knowledge and beliefs of preservice teachers, including the cultural dimension, is very limited (Xenofontos & Andrews, 2012). The purpose of this study is to investigate the similarities…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction