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Kaur, Berinderjeet – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
Singapore's Education System has evolved over time and so has Mathematics Education in Singapore. The present day School Mathematics Curricula can best be described as one that caters for the needs of every child in school. It is based on a framework that has mathematical problem solving as its primary focus. The developments from 1946 to 2012…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Widjaja, Wanty – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2013
This paper examines the use of contextual problems to support mathematical learning based on current classroom practice. The use of contextual problems offers some potentials to engage and motivate students in learning mathematics but it also presents some challenges for students in classrooms. Examples of the use of contextual problems from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Kaune, Christa; Nowinska, Edyta; Paetau, Annika; Griep, Mathilde – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2013
The results of international comparative studies have shown that relationships exist between metacognition and cognitive activation and learning success. Since 2007 we have been carrying out projects in Indonesia to improve cognitive and metacognitive activities of pupils of year 7 and their teachers. These activities are to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7
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Gravemeijer, Koeno – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011
If we want to make something concrete in mathematics education, we are inclined introduce, what we call, "manipulatives", in the form of tactile objects or visual representations. If we want to make something concrete in a everyday-life conversation, we look for an example. In the former, we try to make a concrete model of our own,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Michie, Michael – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
The introduction of a new curriculum in Indonesian schools seeks to bring about changes in Indonesian society as well as students' knowledge base. The curriculum is based on two layers of competencies: Core Competencies, and Basic Competencies. Core Competencies are applicable at all year levels and for all subjects. They include religious and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Zulfikar, Teuku – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2013
Many Indonesian scholars (Azra, 2002; Darmaningtyas, 2004; Yunus, 2004), have attempted to bring progressive education to their country. They believe that progressive practices such as critical thinking, critical dialogue and child-centered instruction will help students learn better. However, this implementation is resisted because of cultural…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking
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Gravemeijer, Koeno; Stephan, Michelle; Julie, Cyril; Lin, Fou-Lai; Ohtani, Minoru – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper attempts to engage the field in a discussion about what mathematics is needed for students to engage in society, especially with an increase in technology and digitalization. In this respect, mathematics holds a special place in STEM as machines do most of the calculations that students are taught in K-12. We raise questions about what…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Futures (of Society), Mathematical Logic
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Duchhardt, Christoph; Jordan, Anne-Katrin; Ehmke, Timo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) has recently drawn additional attention to "mathematical literacy" as an important influential factor for individuals' life chances. High levels of mathematical literacy have thereby been linked to using mathematics in daily and working life frequently. In this…
Descriptors: Adults, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy
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Ferri, Rita Borromeo – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
Teaching and learning of mathematical modelling has become a key competence within school curricula and educational standards in many countries of the world. The term mathematical modelling, its meaning, and how it can be implemented in mathematics lessons have been intensively discussed during several Conferences of the European Society for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Komatsu, Kotaro; Fujita, Taro; Jones, Keith; Naoki, Sue – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2018
Kitcher's idea of 'explanatory unification', while originally proposed in the philosophy of science, may also be relevant to mathematics education, as a way of enhancing student thinking and achieving classroom activity that is closer to authentic mathematical practice. There is, however, no mathematics education research treating explanatory…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 8, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills
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Stoehr, Kathleen Jablon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Mathematics education researchers have investigated mathematics anxiety in prospective elementary teachers. While many of these studies have focused on the bodily sensations and emotions of mathematics anxiety, particularly those felt in assessment situations, opportunities remain to investigate how prospective elementary teachers interpret their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary Education, Females
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Ertle, Barbrina B. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
This article reports on the findings of manipulative analyses performed by preservice and in-service teachers in an early childhood teacher education program mathematics methods course. The activities are intended to model and promote mathematical analyses for better discrimination between mathematics manipulatives by early childhood teachers.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Teachers
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Jankvist, Uffe Thomas; Mosvold, Reidar; Fauskanger, Janne; Jakobsen, Arne – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
In this article, we analyse three "classical" cases of using history of mathematics in teacher training and reinterpret them using the framework of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). We continue with a discussion of the potential benefits of applying MKT as a framework for discussion in research related to the use of history in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education History, Teacher Educator Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Budinski, Natalija; Milinkovic, Dragica – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The availability of technology has a big impact on education, and that is the main reason for discussing the use of technologies in mathematical education in our paper. The availability of technology influences how mathematical contents could be presented to students. We present the benefits of learning mathematical concepts through real life…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education), Computer Software
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Ambrose, Don – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
This article employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore some psychological dimensions of mathematical creativity and the dogmatism that can emerge when mathematical applications are confined within a single worldview. More specifically, it explores some ways in which mathematics has been confined and distorted in service of dogmatic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Psychological Patterns, Creativity
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