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Mrayyan, Salwa – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016

This study aimed at developing some of the mathematical modelling skills necessary for the student teachers in mathematics education College. Modeling involves making genuine choices, modeling problems have many possible justifiable answers, modeling problems matter to the end-user who needs to understand something or make a decision. Modeling…

Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Preservice Teacher Education

Dickman, Benjamin – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

Mathematical problem posing is an important skill for teachers of mathematics, and relates readily to mathematical creativity. This article gives a bit of background information on mathematical problem posing, lists further references to connect problem posing and creativity, and then provides 20 problems based on the multiplication table to be…

Descriptors: Multiplication, Creativity, Teaching Skills, Questioning Techniques

Kaya, Defne; Aydin, Hasan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016

Mathematical thinking skills and meaningful mathematical understanding are among the goals of current mathematics education. There is a wide consensus among scholars about the purpose of developing mathematical understanding and higher order thinking skills in students. However, how to develop those skills in classroom settings is an area that…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills

Muhtadi, Dedi; Sukirwan; Warsito; Prahmana, Rully Charitas Indra – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

Mathematics is a form of culture integrated in all aspects of society, wherever there are, including the sundanese ethnic communities. This enables the mathematical concepts embedded in cultural practices and recognizes that all people develop a special way of doing mathematics called ethnomathematics activities. Sundanese ethnomathematics is…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts

Liggett, Robert Scott – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2017

Today's society places a lot of pressure on schools, teachers, and students to improve test scores. This paper discusses the possibility of using mathematical manipulatives to improve student test scores and students' attitudes towards mathematics. Forty-three Grade 2 students with age ranges between six and eight from a rural town in Saskatchewan…

Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Manipulative Materials, Control Groups

Kertil, Mahmut; Gurel, Cem – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2016

The purpose of this study is making a theoretical discussion on the relationship between mathematical modeling and integrated STEM education. First of all, STEM education perspective and the construct of mathematical modeling in mathematics education is introduced. A review of literature is provided on how mathematical modeling literature may…

Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematical Models, Integrated Curriculum, Teacher Competencies

Abramovich, Sergei; Connell, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017

The paper reflects on an earlier research on the use of technology in secondary mathematics teacher education through the lenses of newer digital tools (Wolfram Alpha, Maple), most recent standards for teaching mathematics, and recommendations for the preparation of schoolteachers. New ideas of technology integration into mathematics education…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction

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

Hendriana, Heris; Rohaeti, Euis Eti; Hidayat, Wahyu – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

This control-group posttest-only experimental design study aims to investigate the role of learning that teaches metaphorical thinking in mathematical questioning ability of junior high school teachers. The population of this study was mathematics junior high school teachers in West Java province. The samples were 82 mathematics junior high school…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Thinking Skills, Secondary School Teachers

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

Umami, Ida – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018

The purpose of this research was to examine the current situation and problems faced by Indonesian schools in curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment practices despite government's several legal initiatives. A questionnaire comprising both open and closed-ended questions was sent to the teachers and public education officers of the Indonesian…

Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Questionnaires

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