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Sheffield, Linda Jensen – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

A number of myths about mathematically gifted students, mathematics itself, and programs designed to serve these students tend to inhibit educators, parents and students themselves from developing students' mathematical creativity, expertise and enjoyment. This paper discusses some of the myths that can discourage students' mathematical…

Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions

Pino-Fan, Luis R.; Godino, Juan D.; Font, Vicenç – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in studying the knowledge that mathematics teachers require in order for their teaching to be effective. However, only a few studies have focused on the design and application of instruments that are capable of exploring different aspects of teachers' didactic-mathematical knowledge about specific…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness

Carnie, Steven; Morphett, Anthony – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

Reports such as Bio2010 emphasize the importance of integrating mathematical modelling skills into undergraduate biology and life science programmes, to ensure students have the skills and knowledge needed for biological research in the twenty-first century. One way to do this is by developing a dedicated mathematics subject to teach modelling and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Models, Biomedicine

Tabov, Jordan; Gortcheva, Iordanka – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016

Our research includes undergraduate students who major in primary school education. Their academic background is prevailingly in the humanities. This poses specific demands on their mathematics instruction at university. To attract them to their mathematics course and raise its effectiveness, we use a series of activities. Writing assignments…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Assignments

Ayllón, María F.; Gómez, Isabel A.; Ballesta-Claver, Julio – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propósitos y Representaciones, 2016

This work shows the relationship between the development of mathematical thinking and creativity with mathematical problem posing and solving. Creativity and mathematics are disciplines that do not usually appear together. Both concepts constitute complex processes sharing elements, such as fluency (number of ideas), flexibility (range of ideas),…

Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Creativity, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving

Guerra, Paula; Lim, Woong – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2014

In this article, the authors present three adolescent Latinas' perceptions of ideal mathematical competencies, their perception of their individual "abilities" in mathematics, and their work on a mathematics problem-solving task. Results indicate that these Latinas recognize flexible mathematics as the ideal mathematical competency in…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Skills, Minimum Competencies

Mulligan, Joanne; Woolcott, Geoffrey; Mitchelmore, Michael; Davis, Brent – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

Spatial reasoning, an emerging transdisciplinary area of interest to mathematics education research, is proving integral to all human learning. It is particularly critical to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This project will create an innovative knowledge framework based on spatial reasoning that identifies new…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Spatial Ability, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills

Smith, Ryan; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017

In this paper, we propose the mathematical cognitive technology noticing framework for examining how mathematics teachers evaluate, select, and modify mathematical cognitive technology to use in their classrooms. Our framework is based on studies of professional and curricular noticing and data collected in a study that explored how secondary…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers

Huang, Qi; Zhang, Xiao; Liu, Yingyi; Yang, Wen; Song, Zhanmei – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017

Background: A growing body of recent research has shown that parent-child mathematical activities have a strong effect on children's mathematical learning. However, this research was conducted predominantly in Western societies and focused mainly on mothers' involvement in such activities. Aims: This study aimed to examine both mother-child and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Numeracy, Young Children

Niss, Mogens; Bruder, Regina; Planas, Núria; Turner, Ross; Villa-Ochoa, Jhony Alexander – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016

This paper presents the outcomes of the work of the ICME 13 Survey Team on "Conceptualisation and the role of competencies, knowing and knowledge in mathematics education research". It surveys a variety of historical and contemporary views and conceptualisations of what it means to master mathematics, focusing on notions such as…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude, Surveys, Mathematics Education

Tucker, Stephen I.; Lommatsch, Christina W.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Anderson-Pence, Katie L.; Symanzik, Jürgen – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017

The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of mathematical practices evident during children's interactions with touchscreen mathematics virtual manipulatives. Researchers analyzed 33 Kindergarten children's interactions during activities involving apps featuring mathematical content of early number sense or quantity in base ten, recorded…

Descriptors: Kindergarten, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Educational Technology

DeLay, Dawn; Laursen, Brett; Kiuru, Noona; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Aunola, Kaisa – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016

This study investigated friend influence over mathematics achievement in 202 same-sex friendship dyads (106 girl dyads). Participants were in the third grade (around age 9) at the outset. Each friend completed a questionnaire describing interest in mathematics and a standardized mathematical reasoning assessment. Peer nominations provided a…

Descriptors: Friendship, Peer Influence, Peer Acceptance, Logical Thinking

Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

The work that mathematics teachers do is frequently mathematical in nature and different from other professions. Understanding and describing common ways that teachers draw upon their content knowledge in the practice of teaching is important. Building on the descriptions by McCrory et al. ("Journal for Research in Mathematics Education"…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Difficulty Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Maciejewski, Wes; Barton, Bill – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2016

Originating from interviews with mathematics colleagues, written accounts of mathematicians engaging with mathematics, and Wes's reflections on his own mathematical work, we describe a process that we call mathematical foresight: the imagining of a resolution to a mathematical situation and a path to that resolution. In a sense, mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Logic, Problem Solving, Imagination

Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…

Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education