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Loong, Esther Yook-Kin – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
Whilst the technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) model has been increasingly adopted for understanding teachers' use of technology, there have been many calls for greater discussion about the constituent constructs, their relationship with one another and the central TPACK. This paper analyses qualitatively the TPACK…
Descriptors: Internet, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education
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Ekawati, Rooselyna; Lin, Fou-Lai; Yang, Kai-Lin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
In this study, we aimed at examining Indonesian In-Service primary Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge (MCK) and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge (MPCK) for teaching ratio and proportion. The instruments were administered to 271 in-service primary teachers with various education background. There were three underlined factors on MCK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Toh, Tin Lam – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
This paper reports the performance of one entire cohort of Singapore prospective secondary school mathematics teachers in a mathematics proficiency test. The prospective teachers were admitted to the teacher education program specializing in teaching secondary school mathematics. The strengths of the prospective teachers' content knowledge, their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Enderson, Mary C.; Mann, Manveer – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article describes how for many college students the transition to college-level mathematics courses presents new challenges beyond those that were part of the high school experience. In this interdisciplinary study forty-four non-mathematics and non-science majors, enrolled in a retail-buying course, were studied to examine student confidence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Nonmajors, College Mathematics
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Applebaum, Mark; Leikin, Roza – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2014
This study is based on our belief that mathematics should be challenging in any classroom and that mathematical challenge is among the central factors that determine the quality of mathematics lessons. Choosing challenging mathematical problem for the students is central in teachers' work while their conception of mathematical challenge can…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Experienced Teachers, Definitions
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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Córdova-Rangel, Arturo; González-Gómez, Santiago; Tejada-Peña, Esmeralda – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The aim of this research work is to analyze whether there is a difference in the degree of anxiety towards mathematics among students of different educational levels. The study is not experimental and cross sectional, and it is based on difference of means between groups. The sample is not probabilistic, and consisted of 226 students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Instructional Program Divisions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swars, Susan L.; Smith, Stephanie Z.; Smith, Marvin E.; Carothers, Jody; Myers, Kayla – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
Many in the field of mathematics education call for elementary schools to have elementary mathematics specialists (EMSs) who provide needed mathematical expertise and support for children and teachers. EMSs serve as a reasonable, immediate alternative to the challenges generated by elementary teachers needing improved mathematical knowledge for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Awofala, Adeneye O. A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
The study investigated mathematical proficiency as related to gender and performance in mathematics among 400 Nigerian senior secondary school students from 10 elitist senior secondary schools in Lagos State using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of descriptive survey design. Data collected were analysed using the descriptive…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Gula, Taras; Hoessler, Carolyn; Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Many students enter the Canadian college system with insufficient mathematical ability and leave the system with little improvement. Those students who enter with poor mathematics ability typically take a developmental mathematics course as their first and possibly only mathematics course. The educational experiences that comprise a developmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Mathematics Achievement, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Estapa, Anne; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
The purpose of the study was to assess student achievement and motivation during a high school augmented reality mathematics activity focused on dimensional analysis. Included in this article is a review of the literature on the use of augmented reality in mathematics and the combination of print with augmented reality, also known as interactive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, High School Students
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Boston, Melissa D.; Henrick, Erin C.; Gibbons, Lynsey K.; Berebitsky, Dan; Colby, Glenn T. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2017
We present a framework for considering principals' knowledge and actions to support high-quality instruction in a specific content area (mathematics). Using design research, we engaged principals in professional development and assessed principals' ability to identify aspects of high-quality mathematical tasks and instruction through pre-post task…
Descriptors: Principals, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Leadership, Faculty Development
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Yilmaz, Rezan; Argun, Ziya – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
Mathematical abstraction is an important process in mathematical thinking. Also, visualization is a strong tool for searching mathematical problems, giving meaning to mathematical concepts and the relationships between them. In this paper, we aim to investigate the role of visualizations in mathematical abstraction through a case study on five…
Descriptors: Geometry, Visualization, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction
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Zhu, Nan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015
This study investigated the impact of cognitive strategy instruction (CSI) on mathematical word problem solving of students with mathematics disabilities. A sample of fourth-grade students in a Chinese primary school was divided into a treatment group (75 students) and a comparison group (75 students). The sample consisted of students with…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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