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Lin, Tony; Erfan, Sasan – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Mathematical modeling is an open-ended research subject where no definite answers exist for any problem. Math modeling enables thinking outside the box to connect different fields of studies together including statistics, algebra, calculus, matrices, programming and scientific writing. As an integral part of society, it is the foundation for many…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Wijaya, Ariyadi; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Doorman, Michiel – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
In this study, we investigated teachers' teaching practices and their underlying beliefs regarding context-based tasks to find a possible explanation for students' difficulties with these tasks. The research started by surveying 27 Junior High School teachers from seven schools in Indonesia through a written questionnaire. Then, to further examine…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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Acosta, Daniel – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2014
This article describes a project inspired by Liping Ma's "Exploring New Knowledge" in which future 7-12 grade mathematics teachers enrolled in a fall 2013 capstone course at a typical regional state university were assigned fictitious student conjectures. These future teachers (all current high school mathematics teachers) were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Schell-Straub, Sigrid – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2013
This article describes a scientific and practical journey through the worlds of mathematics education and development education/global education. It explores one link in detail: critical mathematics education and the competency 'mathematical modelling' in theory and practice. It describes a case study of a secondary school in Baden-Württemberg,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Global Education, Secondary School Curriculum
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MacDonald, Amy; Carmichael, Colin – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018
International research suggests that early mathematical competence predicts later mathematical achievement. In this article, we explore the relationship between mathematical competencies at 4-5 years, as measured by teacher ratings, and later results on Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 "National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy" (NAPLAN)…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Kaur, Berinderjeet – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper explores the impact of the course "Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Grades 7 and 8)" for the preparation of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. It examines how pre-service teachers perceived mathematical problem solving and communicating mathematical knowledge before and after the course. The main objective of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 7
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Cai, Jinfa; Ding, Meixia – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Researchers have long debated the meaning of mathematical understanding and ways to achieve mathematical understanding. This study investigated experienced Chinese mathematics teachers' views about mathematical understanding. It was found that these mathematics teachers embrace the view that understanding is a web of connections, which is a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Aptitude, Mathematics Achievement
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Selleri, Patrizia; Carugati, Felice – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2018
There is a consensus that the items proposed by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) program allow us to focus on the outcomes of the processes of appropriation and transformation of learning tools at the end of compulsory schooling, particularly regarding the key competencies for lifelong learning and citizenship in digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Alshwaikh, Jehad; Morgan, Candia – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
The way in which mathematics is communicated and represented in schools (including the written language, symbols and diagrams of mathematics textbooks and the verbal/spoken classroom interaction itself) constructs particular views of the nature of mathematics and expectations about students' participation in mathematical activity. In a previous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbooks
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Saefurrohman – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study was conducted using a mix method design with 24 Indonesian junior high school English teachers as respondents who completed the questionnaire on classroom assessment practices. Six respondents participated in an interview and observation to further clarify their practices on classroom assessment. The study found that an Indonesian…
Descriptors: Preferences, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Junior High Schools
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Guce, Ivee K. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
Despite the efforts to confirm the effectiveness of writing in learning mathematics, analysis on common errors in mathematical writings has not received sufficient attention. This study aimed to provide an account of the students' procedural explanations in terms of their commonly committed errors in mathematical writing. Nine errors in…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, College Mathematics, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns
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Leonnard; Susanti, Yulita Fairina – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Increasing demand for education services and supply in the number of higher education institutions in Indonesia, both local and foreign universities require private universities to build, improve and sustain their competitiveness. Among others, Indonesian Chinese students are considered as the main consumers of most private universities in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Foreign Students, Private Colleges, Structural Equation Models
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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry; Bosker, Roel J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
This study is aimed at describing profiles of interpersonal behavior of Indonesian mathematics teachers and examining associations between students' perceptions of their mathematics teachers' interpersonal behavior and their motivation in learning mathematics. Data were collected with the Indonesian version of the Questionnaire on Teacher…
Descriptors: Proximity, Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, Motivation
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Pauzan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This research deals with finding the similarities and differences, and describing the types of the English and Indonesian prefixes and suffixes for the narrative text of Legends. In this research, writer used descriptive qualitative research and contrastive methodology to find out the valid data. After investigating the data, writer found some…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, Indonesian, Morphology (Languages)
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Marshall, Jill A.; Durán, Pablo – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2018
Several major organizations have recommended revisions to mathematics requirements for biology majors. To determine whether these changes would benefit future biologists, we investigated mathematics use in research biology. We surveyed prominent journals in high and low math-use areas for articles referencing the use of quantitative methods. In…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Biology, Science Instruction, Majors (Students)
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