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Max, Brooke; Amstutz, Molly – Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 2019
Mathematics content for elementary teachers (MCfET) courses generally provide prospective elementary teachers (PTs) with opportunities to engage with mathematical content and consider it from a teacher's perspective, yet little is known about the intended curriculum of such courses. Findings from an analysis of MCfET course activities using the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Parker, Frieda; Bartell, Tonya Gau; Novak, Jodie D. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Research advances in teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment have not changed the continued underperformance of marginalized students in mathematics education. Culturally responsive teaching is a means of addressing the needs of these students. It is sometimes challenging, however, to convince secondary mathematics teachers about the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Marwan, Ardi; Sweeney, Trudy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
Educational technology is becoming more pervasive in Indonesian vocational higher institutions, yet there is limited research available about Indonesian teachers' perceptions of this innovation. This paper sets out to contribute to this gap in the research literature and reports on a study that investigated the factors which supported and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Technology Integration, Interviews, Educational Technology
Widjaja, Wanty; Stacey, Kaye; Steinle, Vicki – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
Extensive studies have documented various difficulties with, and misconceptions about, decimal numeration across different levels of education. This paper reports on pre-service teachers' misconceptions about the density of decimals. Written test data from 140 Indonesian pre-service teachers, observation of group and classroom discussions provided…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Akkus, Oylum – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice elementary mathematics teachers' ability of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context. Two research questions were set; what is the preservice elementary mathematics teachers' level of relating mathematical concepts and daily life context regarding to their education year and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers
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Ryken, Amy E. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2009
This documentary account situates teacher educator, prospective teacher, and elementary students' mathematical thinking in relation to one another, demonstrating shared challenges to learning mathematics. It highlights an important mathematics reasoning skill--creating and analyzing representations. The author examines responses of prospective…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bingolbali, E.; Ozmantar, M. F. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
In this article we focus on university lecturers' approaches to the service teaching and factors that influence their approaches. We present data obtained from the interviews with 19 mathematics and three physics lecturers along with the observations of two mathematics lecturers' calculus courses. The findings show that lecturers' approaches to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Calculus, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
Kajander, Ann – Canadian Journal of Education, 2010
Teachers' understanding of the elementary school mathematics curriculum forms part, but not all, of the newly emerged field of mathematics for teaching, a term that describes the specialised mathematics knowledge of teachers. Pre-service teachers from a one-year teacher preparation program were studied in each of three years, using a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Bintas, Jale – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
This study is based on the principle that the mathematical anxiety in preservice kindergarten teachers-to-be should be removed and they should be encouraged towards mathematics. It is expected from teachers-to-be who are able to construct this confidence to prepare exercises improving mathematical ideas for their students. This study was carried…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Kindergarten, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Zazkis, Rina; Leikin, Roza – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2010
For the purpose of our research we define Advanced Mathematical Knowledge (AMK) as knowledge of the subject matter acquired during undergraduate studies at colleges or universities. We examine the responses of secondary school teachers about their usage of AMK in teaching. We find that the majority of teachers focus on the purposes and advantages…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Thomas, Jonathan – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2008
This article describes the use of a case report, Multiplication as original sin (Corwin, R. B. (1989). "Multiplication as original sin." "Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 8", 223-225), as an assignment in a mathematics course for preservice elementary teachers. In this case study, Corwin described her experience as a 6th grader when she revealed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Validity, Mathematics Instruction
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Tra, Yolande V.; Evans, Irene M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
"BIO2010" put forth the goal of improving the mathematical educational background of biology students. The analysis and interpretation of microarray high-dimensional data can be very challenging and is best done by a statistician and a biologist working and teaching in a collaborative manner. We set up such a collaboration and designed a course on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Klymchuk, Sergiy; Zverkova, Tatyana; Gruenwald, Norbert; Sauerbier, Gabriele – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
This article presents the results of two studies on using an innovative pedagogical strategy in teaching mathematical modelling and applications to engineering students. Both studies are dealing with introducing non-traditional contexts for engineering students in teaching/learning of mathematical modelling and applications: environment and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Ecology, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Fenaroli, Giuseppina; Furinghetti, Fulvia; Somaglia, Annamaria – Science & Education, 2014
In this paper we present the main lines of a course on the history of mathematics for prospective secondary school (students' age range 14-19) mathematics teachers, enrolled on a 2-year postgraduate teacher preparation program. In order to integrate the historical objectives with the educational objectives of the program we adopted the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Ineson, Gwen – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The mathematics curriculum in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone radical changes, placing a particular focus on mental computation. Pupils are not taught written methods of computation until they are able to add and subtract any pair of two digit numbers mentally. Teacher education programmes in the UK have required adaptation to reflect these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Mental Computation
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