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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Yang, Der-Ching – European Journal of STEM Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to compare the differences in the use of geometry in elementary school mathematics textbooks among Finland, Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the USA and to investigate the relationships between the design of the textbooks and students' performance on large-scale tests such as TIMSS-4 geometry, TIMSS-8…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks
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Lin, Cheng-Yao; Luo, Fenqjen; Lo, Jane-Jane; Yang, Der-Ching – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011
This study investigated and compared the geometry knowledge and levels of pre-service elementary teachers from the United States and Taiwan. Forty pre-service teachers in Taiwan and 48 pre-service teachers in the United States at the beginning of their teacher education programs completed the Entering Geometry Test (EGT) and the van Hiele Geometry…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
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Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-Neng – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relative effectiveness of two different learning modes; namely, a computer animation self-directed learning approach and a paper version of the self-directed learning approach, to 5th-graders' number sense development. Two 5th-grade classes, 30 students each, were selected from a public elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lin, Yung-Chi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between Finnish and Taiwanese textbooks for grades 7 to 9 on the topic of solving systems of linear equations (simultaneous equations). The specific textbooks examined were TK in Taiwan and FL in Finland. The content analysis method was used to examine (a) the teaching sequence, (b)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation, Grade 7
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lai, M. L. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
The key purpose of this study was how we taught the use of benchmark strategy when comparing fraction for fifth-graders in Taiwan. 26 fifth graders from a public elementary in south Taiwan were selected to join this study. Results of this case study showed that students had a much progress on the use of benchmark strategy when comparing fraction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Benchmarking, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Der-Ching; Hsu, Chun-Jen; Huang, Ming-Chiang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
Two public schools (A and B) from two cities in southern Taiwan were selected to participate in this study. In each school, two sixth grade classes (an experimental and a control class) were studied. Number sense activities were conducted in the experimental classes through process-oriented teaching model to help children develop number sense,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness