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Ekawati, Rooselyna; Lin, Fou-Lai; Yang, Kai-Lin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
In this study, we aimed at examining Indonesian In-Service primary Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge (MCK) and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge (MPCK) for teaching ratio and proportion. The instruments were administered to 271 in-service primary teachers with various education background. There were three underlined factors on MCK…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Jupri, Al; Drijvers, Paul – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
To investigate student difficulties in solving word problems in algebra, we carried out a teaching experiment involving 51 Indonesian students (12/13 year-old) who used a digital mathematics environment. The findings were backed up by an interview study, in which eighteen students (13/14 year-old) were involved. The perspective of mathematization,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Algebra, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Mariana, Neni – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2010
Few researches have been concerned about relation between children's spatial thinking and number sense. Narrowing for this small research, we focused on one component of spatial thinking, that is structuring objects, and one component of number senses, that is cardinality by determining quantities. This study focused on a design research that was…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Numeracy, Number Concepts, Preschool Children
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Ng, Dicky – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This study examines Indonesian primary teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching geometry and what factors contribute to this knowledge. A translated and adapted version of the Learning Mathematics for Teaching measures and the Indonesian Educational Survey were used to gather information on teachers' knowledge for teaching geometry and their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Attainment, School Surveys, Indonesian
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Jupri, Al; Drijvers, Paul; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Within mathematics curricula, algebra has been widely recognized as one of the most difficult topics, which leads to learning difficulties worldwide. In Indonesia, algebra performance is an important issue. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007, Indonesian students' achievement in the algebra domain was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Tests
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Wijaya, Ariyadi – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
This paper reports an exploration into Indonesian fourth graders' difficulties in fractions and their relation to the opportunity to learn fractions students got at schools. The concept of "opportunity to learn" is often considered as a framework to investigate possible reasons for students' difficulties. The data for this study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests
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Flores, Alfinio; Phelps, Christine M.; Jansen, Amanda – PRIMUS, 2017
We present a first-hand, longer-term account of one student's (Christine's) experiences in and after a mathematics inquiry course. In this course, students actively posed problems, conducted their own mathematical explorations, and wrote journal entries about their experiences. During the course, Christine found that inquiry helped her develop…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Wijayanti, Dyana; Winsløw, Carl – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2017
We present a new method in textbook analysis, based on so-called praxeological reference models focused on specific content at task level. This method implies that the mathematical contents of a textbook (or textbook part) is analyzed in terms of the tasks and techniques which are exposed to or demanded from readers; this can then be interpreted…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Praxis, Arithmetic
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Michie, Michael – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
The introduction of a new curriculum in Indonesian schools seeks to bring about changes in Indonesian society as well as students' knowledge base. The curriculum is based on two layers of competencies: Core Competencies, and Basic Competencies. Core Competencies are applicable at all year levels and for all subjects. They include religious and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Muttaqin, Haniful; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Somakim – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
This research was motivated by several studies which show that students have difficulties in understanding the material ratio, wherein one contributing factor is the lack of ability in proportional reasoning. The purpose of this study is to produce a trajectory of learning to help students develop abilities in comparison reasoning. Solution…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 7, Graphs
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Ekawati, Rooselyna; Lin, Fou-Lai; Yang, Kai-Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this study, we developed an instrument for assessing teachers' mathematics content knowledge (MCK) on ratio and proportion and examined the profile of Indonesian primary teacher's MCK on this topic. The MCK items were administered to 271 Indonesian in-service primary teachers with a variety of educational backgrounds and teaching experiences.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Epperson, James A. Mendoza; Rhoads, Kathryn – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Many mathematics teacher educators encounter the challenge of creating or choosing mathematical tasks that evoke important mathematical insights and connections yet remain firmly grounded in school mathematics. This challenge increases substantially when trying to meet the needs of practicing secondary mathematics teachers pursuing graduate work…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education
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Yorulmaz, Alper; Altintas, Sedat; Sidekli, Sabri – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The state of mathematical thinking is considered to have an effect on the formation of anxiety regarding teaching mathematics. It is hypothesized that with the formation of mathematical thinking, the anxiety in teachers regarding teaching mathematics will be reduced. Since mathematical thinking is a skill acquired starting from the early years of…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Liu, Po-Hung – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The current main research trend in mathematics education is publishing studies by Western scholars pertaining to educational issues of the world in general. but Asia is mostly overlooked. Since international comparisons show Asian students outperform others in mathematics, the imbalance should receive more attention. To gain insight into this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Wijaya, Ariyadi; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Doorman, Michiel – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015
Based on the findings of an error analysis revealing that Indonesian ninth- and tenth-graders had difficulties in solving context-based tasks, we investigated the opportunity-to-learn offered by Indonesian textbooks for solving context-based mathematics tasks and the relation of this opportunity-to-learn to students' difficulties in solving these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9, Grade 10
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