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Savard, Annie; Manuel, Dominic – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015

Statistics is a domain that is taught in Mathematics in all school levels. We suggest a potential in using an interdisciplinary approach with this concept. Thus the development of the understanding of a situation might mean to use both mathematical and statistical reasoning. In this paper, we present two case studies where two middle school…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics

Gervasoni, Ann; Perry, Bob – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013

The introduction of the "Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum-Mathematics" in Australian preschools and primary schools has caused early childhood educators to reconsider what may be appropriate levels of mathematics knowledge to expect from children as they start school. This paper reports on initial data from an…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Knowledge Level

Kestel, Eugénie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014

This paper describes part of a mixed-methods study comparing the effectiveness of an individual, conceptual instruction based, tuition program delivered face-to-face and by personal videoconferencing (PVC) for 30 upper primary and middle school students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLDs). The experimental intervention targeted number…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students

Kalambouka, Afroditi; Pampaka, Maria; Omuvwie, Michael; Wo, Lawrence – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016

The aim of this paper was to shed more light on the attitudes and dispositions to mathematics education of secondary school students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream schools. The data were collected as part of a larger project in England which looked at the relationship between students' learning outcomes (including dispositions)…

Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students, Mathematical Aptitude, Mainstreaming

Gervasoni, Ann; Perry, Bob; Parish, Linda – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015

"Let's Count" is an early mathematics program that has been designed by The Smith Family and the authors to assist educators in early childhood contexts in socially disadvantaged areas of Australia to work in partnership with parents and other family members to promote positive mathematical experiences for young children (3-5 years). A…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children

Kemmerle, Melissa – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2013

Question asking is an important part of the learning process. One of our goals as educators is to encourage students to ask questions that focus on developing conceptual knowledge. To do this, we first need to better understand the factors involved in student question asking. This study looks in depth at one high school mathematics teacher who…

Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers

Artigue, Michèle – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012

Mathematics education seen both as a field of research and as a field of practice is a multicultural field. For a while, this essential characteristic of the field has been underestimated but this is no longer the case. Both theoretical frameworks and empirical research help us today better approach this phenomenon, understand its impact on the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational History, Foreign Countries

Zoanetti, Nathan; Les, Magdalena; Leigh-Lancaster, David – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014

From 2011-2013 the VCAA conducted a trial aligning the use of computers in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment culminating in a group of 62 volunteer students sitting their end of Year 12 technology-active Mathematical Methods (CAS) Examination 2 as a computer-based examination. This paper reports on statistical modelling undertaken to compare the…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Comparative Analysis, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Tests

West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…

Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness

Simon, Martin A. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003

I present a theoretical distinction that may prove useful in conceptualizing mathematics teacher education (and graduate education) and research on mathematics teacher education. Further, the distinction can contribute to developing frameworks on the design of mathematics curricula. The distinction between empirical activity and…

Descriptors: Graduate Study, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education

Lepmann, Lea; Afanasjev, Juri – Online Submission, 2005

This report deals with 7th grade pupils' conceptions of mathematics, its learning and teaching. The report focuses on the identification and comparison of views expressed by pupil groups of different mathematical ability and achievement. The analysis is based on the results of the ability tests, subject tests and a questionnaire conducted among…

Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes

Ferrari, Pier Luigi – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004

This paper is concerned with the role of language in mathematics learning at college level. Its main aim is to provide a perspective on mathematical language appropriate to effectively interpret students' linguistic behaviors in mathematics and to suggest new teaching ideas. Examples are given to show that the explanation of students' behaviors…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Language Role, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods

Cansiz, Nurcan; Cansiz, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2014

This study investigated argumentation patterns resulting in teacher-guided and peer-guided group discussions on four socioscientific-issues (SSI). Two groups, each including five students from grade 7, studied on a different SSI during four weeks. Discussions within both groups were observed, videotaped, and analyzed qualitatively. After four…

Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Group Discussion, Science and Society, Grade 7

Olanoff, Dana; Feldman, Ziv; Welder, Rachael M.; Tobias, Jennifer M.; Thanheiser, Eva; Hillen, Amy F. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016

Prospective teachers (PTs) need opportunities to develop fraction number sense, yet little research has explicated how this development occurs. Our research team collaboratively designed a task targeted at helping PTs develop fraction number sense through an exploration of fraction comparison strategies. This paper focuses on developing one…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation

Antonijevic, Radovan – Online Submission, 2007

The paper deals with the facts obtained from TIMSS 2003 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study). This international comparative study, which includes 47 participant countries worldwide, explores dependence between eighth grade students' achievement in the areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and geography, and basic…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement