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Hidiroglu, Çaglar Naci; Dede, Ayse Tekin; Ünver, Semiha Kula; Güzel, Esra Bukova – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The purpose of the study is to analyze the mathematics student teachers' solutions on the Esme Rug Problem through 7-stage mathematical modelling process. This problem was designed by the researchers by considering the modelling problems' main properties. The study was conducted with twenty one secondary mathematics student teachers. The data were…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving

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

Okonkwo, Zephyrinus C. – International Research and Review, 2017

About the year 2000, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University (ASU), Albany, Georgia, USA envisioned the need to have a comprehensive curriculum revision based on recommendations of the Conference Boards of The Mathematical Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of American, and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Money Management, Finance Occupations, Curriculum Development

Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy L. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2014

Proficiency in mathematics, including mathematical reasoning skills, requires students to communicate their mathematical thinking. Mathematical reasoning involves making sense of mathematical concepts in a logical way to form conclusions or judgments, and is often underdeveloped in students with learning disabilities. Technology-based environments…

Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts

Foster, Colin – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018

Achieving fluency in important mathematical procedures is fundamental to students' mathematical development. The usual way to develop procedural fluency is to practise repetitive exercises, but is this the only effective way? This paper reports three quasi-experimental studies carried out in a total of 11 secondary schools involving altogether 528…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design

Kuzniak, Alain; Nechache, Assia; Drouhard, J. P. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016

According to our approach to mathematics education, the optimal aim of the teaching of mathematics is to assist students in achieving efficient mathematical work. But, what does efficient exactly mean in that case? And how can teachers reach this objective? The model of Mathematical Working Spaces with its three dimensions--semiotic, instrumental,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Grade 9, Grade 10

Wahyuni, Tutik; Suwandi, Sarwiji; Slamet, St. Y.; Andayani – International Journal of Instruction, 2018

The objective of this present research is to develop an Indonesian Syntax textbook. At the exploratory stage, a descriptive-qualitative approach was adopted. The data were collected using a documentary study, observations, and questionnaires and analyzed through a contextual model. The model was experimentally tested. At this stage, some main…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Syntax, Pretests Posttests, Textbooks

Serin, Mehmet Koray; Incikabi, Semahat – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017

Mathematics educators have reported on many issues regarding students' mathematical education, particularly students who received mathematics education at different departments such as engineering, science or primary school, including their difficulties with mathematical concepts, their understanding of and preferences for mathematical concepts.…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers

Briede, Liene – Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, 2016

The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between the teaching approach adopted by mathematics teachers and their 9th grade students' mathematical self. The study searched for the answers on three research questions, namely, about 1) the approaches prevailing in mathematics teachers' beliefs about effective teaching and self-reports…

Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Grade 9

Radovic, Darinka; Black, Laura; Salas, Christian E.; Williams, Julian – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2017

The construction of positive mathematical identities (MIs) is a complex and central issue in school mathematics, where girls are usually "counted out" of the field. This study explores positive MIs (high achiever and positive relationship with mathematics) of 3 girls. We employed a nested model of identity based on a case study approach…

Descriptors: Females, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Foreign Countries

Duchhardt, Christoph; Jordan, Anne-Katrin; Ehmke, Timo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) has recently drawn additional attention to "mathematical literacy" as an important influential factor for individuals' life chances. High levels of mathematical literacy have thereby been linked to using mathematics in daily and working life frequently. In this…

Descriptors: Adults, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy

Erdem, Emrullah; Soylu, Yasin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017

Does the mathematical reasoning ability develop with increase in age? How is mathematical reasoning ability differing according to gender? The current study is trying to find answers to these two questions. The study using cross-sectional design, was conducted with 409 (8th, 9th and 10th grade) students attending middle school and high school in…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Skills

Garner, Mary L.; Watson, Virginia; Rogers, Beth; Head, Catherine – School Science and Mathematics, 2017

Math teachers' circles are a form of professional development that is recommended by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences in their publication Mathematical Education of Teachers II (2012). However, little research has been published on how effective math teachers' circles are in advancing the mathematical knowledge of teachers and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Teacher Competencies

Sriraman, Bharath; Dickman, Benjamin – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

In this paper, the role of mathematical pathologies as a means of fostering creativity in the classroom is discussed. In particular, it delves into what constitutes a mathematical pathology, examines historical mathematical pathologies as well as pathologies in contemporary classrooms, and indicates how the Lakatosian heuristic can be used to…

Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Heuristics, Mathematical Concepts

Eli, Jennifer A.; Mohr-Schroeder, Margaret J.; Lee, Carl W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013

Effective competition in a rapidly growing global economy places demands on a society to produce individuals capable of higher-order critical thinking, creative problem solving, connection making, and innovation. We must look to our teacher education programs to help prospective middle grades teachers build the mathematical habits of mind that…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers