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Hirza, Bonita; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darhim; Zulkardi – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014

The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)-based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was 164 fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang. The design of this study…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intuition, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development

Working, Christopher – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018

The use of technology in elementary mathematics instruction tends to be low-level, despite its affordance of supporting the development of students' high-level reasoning ability. This study builds upon a sociocultural view of learning and was designed to determine what effect a technology-mediated dialogic learning intervention has on third-grade…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics

Fisher, Molly H.; Thomas, Jonathan; Schack, Edna O.; Jong, Cindy; Tassell, Janet – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

This study examined the impact of an intervention, focused on professional noticing of children's conceptual development in whole number and arithmetic reasoning, on preservice elementary teachers' (PSETs') professional noticing skills, attitudes toward mathematics, and mathematical knowledge for teaching mathematics. A video-based professional…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Children

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

Brezovnik, Anja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015

The main purpose of the article is to research the effects of the integration of fine art content into mathematics on students at the primary school level. The theoretical part consists of the definition of arts integration into education, a discussion of the developmental process of creative mathematical thinking, an explanation of the position…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods

Kutaka, T. S.; Ren, L.; Smith, W. M.; Beattie, H. L.; Edwards, C. P.; Green, J. L.; Chernyavskiy, P.; Stroup, W.; Heaton, R. M.; Lewis, W. J. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018

This study examines the impact of the Primarily Math Elementary Mathematics Specialist program on K-3 teachers' mathematical content knowledge for teaching, attitudes toward learning mathematics, and beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning. Three cohorts of teachers participating in the program were compared to a similar group of…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Primary Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Smith, Wendy M.; Albano, Anthony D.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Ren, Lixin; Beattie, Heidi Lynn; Lewis, W. James; Heaton, Ruth M.; Stroup, Walter W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017

The present study investigated the effects of "Primarily Math", an inservice elementary mathematics specialist program. "Primarily Math" sought to augment the mathematical knowledge for teaching of kindergarten through third-grade teachers using a longitudinal multiple cohort design. Two sets of analyses were conducted. The…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Achievement

Sayan, Hamiyet – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015

This study aims to analyze the relationship between playing computer games and learning basic mathematics skills. It shows the role computer games play in the learning and achievement of basic mathematical skills by students. Nowadays it is clear that individuals, especially young persons are very fond of computer and computer games. Since…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Games, Mathematics Skills

Xenofontos, Constantinos; Andrews, Paul – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014

This paper presents a comparative analysis of prospective elementary teachers' mathematical problem solving-related beliefs in Cyprus and England. Twenty-four participants, twelve from a well-regarded university in each country, were interviewed qualitatively at the exit point of their undergraduate teacher education studies. Analyses revealed…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers

Yavuz, Gunes; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Ersoy, Esen; Narli, Serkan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013

The aim of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs about mathematical literacy among teachers of primary school mathematics and the relationship between the self-efficacy beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics. To that end, a descriptive research study was conducted with 550 prospective teachers studying primary school mathematics…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers

Copur-Gencturk, Yasemin; Lubienski, Sarah T. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2013

This longitudinal study examines growth in teacher knowledge as measured by two popular assessments--Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) and Diagnostic Teacher Assessments in Mathematics and Science (DTAMS). Using data collected from 24 teachers, we compare the extent to which each assessment captured teacher learning during a K-8 mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies, Measures (Individuals)

Chan, Kan Kan; Leung, Siu Wai – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014

Dynamic geometry software (DGS) aims to enhance mathematics education. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the quasi-experimental studies on the effectiveness of DGS-based instruction in improving students' mathematical achievement. Research articles published between 1990 and 2013 were identified from major databases according to a…

Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement

Polly, Drew – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015

This study examined how evidence of students' mathematical understanding was influenced by elementary schoolteachers' enactment of instructional practices emphasized during a mathematics professional development program. Videos and field notes were collected during lessons for two teachers from the program and two matched comparison teachers.…

Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts

Thanheiser, Eva; Olanoff, Dana; Hillen, Amy; Feldman, Ziv; Tobias, Jennifer M.; Welder, Rachael M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2016

Mathematical task design has been a central focus of the mathematics education research community over the last few years. In this study, six university teacher educators from six different US institutions formed a community of practice to explore key aspects of task design (planning, implementing, reflecting, and modifying) in the context of…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics

Simsek, Nurullah; Boz, Nihat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016

Studies that explore pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the field of mathematics education date back to the turn of the century in Turkey. In recent years, studies on PCK have gained momentum. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations have been written on PCK. In this context, there is a need to analyze the studies on PCK in Turkey to…

Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis