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Dockendorff, Monika; Solar, Horacio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This case study investigates the impact of the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in mathematics visualization skills and initial teacher education programmes. It reports on the influence GeoGebra dynamic software use has on promoting mathematical learning at secondary school and on its impact on teachers' conceptions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Carnie, Steven; Morphett, Anthony – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Reports such as Bio2010 emphasize the importance of integrating mathematical modelling skills into undergraduate biology and life science programmes, to ensure students have the skills and knowledge needed for biological research in the twenty-first century. One way to do this is by developing a dedicated mathematics subject to teach modelling and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Models, Biomedicine
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Everingham, Yvette L.; Gyuris, Emma; Connolly, Sean R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Contemporary science educators must equip their students with the knowledge and practical know-how to connect multiple disciplines like mathematics, computing and the natural sciences to gain a richer and deeper understanding of a scientific problem. However, many biology and earth science students are prejudiced against mathematics due to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Teledahl, Anna – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This study investigates young students' writing in connection to mathematical problem solving. Students' written communication has traditionally been used by mathematics teachers in the assessment of students' mathematical knowledge. This study rests on the notion that this writing represents a particular activity which requires a complex set of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Writing (Composition), Content Area Writing
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Ponce-Campuzano, Juan Carlos – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Mexican authorities and universities are actively working to improve mathematics teaching and learning across the education system. Thus, efforts are underway to raise the historically low performance in mathematics, which include theoretically grounded pedagogy and curriculum development to raise mathematical knowledge in teacher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Flegg, Jennifer; Mallet, Dann; Lupton, Mandy – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
In this article, we report on the findings of an exploratory study into the experience of students as they learn first year engineering mathematics. Here we define engineering as the application of mathematics and sciences to the building and design of projects for the use of society [M. Kirschenman and B. Brenner, "Education for Civil…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, World Problems
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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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Jones, Stephen L. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Dr RL Moore was undoubtedly one of the finest mathematics teachers ever. He developed a unique teaching method designed to teach his students to think like mathematicians. His method was not designed to convey any particular mathematical knowledge. Instead, it was designed to teach his students to think. Today, his method has been modified to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Sigler, Avi; Stupel, Moshe; Flores, Alfinio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Students use GeoGebra to explore the mathematical relations among different radii of circles in a triangle (circumcircle, incircle, excircles) and the sides and other segments in the triangle. The more formal mathematical development of the relations that follows the explorations is based on known geometrical properties, different formulas…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Geometric Concepts
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Dunn, Michelle; Loch, Birgit; Scott, Wendy – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
First-year engineering students often struggle to see the relevance of theoretical mathematical concepts for their future studies and professional careers. This is an issue, as students who do not see relevance in fundamental parts of their studies may disengage from these parts and focus their efforts on other subjects they think will be more…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mathematics, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Ryan C.; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
As technology becomes more ubiquitous in the mathematics classroom, teachers are being asked to incorporate it into their lessons more than ever before. The amount of resources available online is staggering and teachers need to be able to analyse and identify resources that would be most appropriate and effective with their students. This study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Experience
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Khakbaz, Azimehsadat – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Teaching mathematics in university levels is one of the most important fields of research in the area of mathematics education. Nevertheless, there is little information about teaching knowledge of mathematics university teachers. Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) provides a suitable framework to study knowledge of teachers. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, College Mathematics
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Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Mathematical tasks are crucial elements for teachers to orient, foster and assess students' processes to comprehend and develop mathematical knowledge. During the process of working and solving a task, searching for or discussing multiple solution paths becomes a powerful strategy for students to engage in mathematical thinking. A simple task that…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
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