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Dent, Wendy; McChesney, Jane – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016

This paper describes a period of substantial changes in the mathematics curriculum of one primary school in Christchurch. Using retrospective analysis, we identified two important conceptual themes: equity of mathematical learning and opportunities for all students to learn to be a mathematician. Access to research about these themes prompted two…

Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction

Kamin, David C. – The Mathematics Educator, 2016

The Common Core State Standards were created with college and career readiness in mind to help prepare students to succeed upon graduation from high school. In this article, I examine college readiness as it has been described by both university mathematicians and educational researchers to precisely discern what will foster success in collegiate…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, College Readiness, College Mathematics

Sapa, Remigiusz; Krakowska, Monika; Janiak, Malgorzata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014

Introduction: The paper presents original research designed to explore and compare selected aspects of the information seeking behaviour of mathematicians (scientists and students) on the Internet. Method: The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed at the end of 2011 and in January 2012. Twenty-nine professional mathematicians and…

Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scientists, Internet, Mass Media Use

Weber, Keith; Mejia-Ramos, Juan Pablo – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2013

n a recent article, Inglis and Alcock (2012) contended that their data challenge the claim that when mathematicians validate proofs, they initially skim a proof to grasp its main idea before reading individual parts of the proof more carefully. This result is based on the fact that when mathematicians read proofs in their study, on average their…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Validity, Mathematical Logic, Professional Personnel

Weber, Keith – Research in Mathematics Education, 2013

This paper presents the results of an experiment in which mathematicians were asked to rate how persuasive they found two empirical arguments. There were three key results from this study: (a) Participants judged an empirical argument as more persuasive if it verified that integers possessed an infrequent property than if it verified that integers…

Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Mathematical Logic, Persuasive Discourse, Numbers

Lai, Yvonne; Jacobson, Erik – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2018

This paper focuses on the design of tasks that situate teachers in the work of mathematics teaching. We examine a simple, yet fundamental feature of pedagogical content knowledge tasks: the extent to which pedagogical warrants are necessitated by the pedagogical context. We argue that this feature has implications for the design of tasks, as well…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Instructional Design, Mathematics Teachers

Armstrong, Abbigail; Ming, Kavin; Helf, Shawnna – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018

Content area literacy has an important role in helping students understand content in specific disciplines, such as mathematics. Although the strategies are not unique to each individual content area, they are often adapted for use in a specific discipline. For example, mathematicians use mathematical language to make sense of new ideas and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Teaching Methods

Marshman, Margaret; Goos, Merrilyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018

Secondary mathematics pre-service teachers often have different experiences of mathematics and its teaching and learning during their initial teacher education. This paper documents the beliefs about mathematics, its teaching, and its learning, of mathematicians and mathematics educators who teach secondary mathematics pre-service teachers. The…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education

Sella, Francesco; Sader, Elie; Lolliot, Simon; Cohen Kadosh, Roi – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2016

Recent studies have highlighted the potential role of basic numerical processing in the acquisition of numerical and mathematical competences. However, it is debated whether high-level numerical skills and mathematics depends specifically on basic numerical representations. In this study mathematicians and nonmathematicians performed a basic…

Descriptors: Numbers, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Skills, Professional Personnel

Cooper, Jason; Karsenty, Ronnie – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018

Is it possible that a meeting of mathematicians and primary school teachers will be productive? This question became intriguing when one professor of mathematics initiated a professional development course for practicing primary school teachers, which he taught alongside a group of mathematics Ph.D. students. This report scrutinizes the uncommon…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Professional Personnel

Bleiler, Sarah K. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2015

Collaborations between mathematicians and mathematics teacher educators are increasingly being expected, and realized, within the context of mathematics teacher education. Most research related to collaborative efforts between members of the mathematics and mathematics education communities has focused on the products, rather than the process of…

Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers

Camenga, Kristin A. – PRIMUS, 2017

Inquiry is promoted as a way to engage students so that they learn more deeply; inquiry is also an end in itself, introducing students to the research process and the behaviors of a mathematician. This article reflects on an individual exploratory project used in a sophomore-level number theory course, examining how it supported student inquiry…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods

Paterson, Judy; Sneddon, Jamie – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

This article reports on the learning conversations between a mathematician and a mathematics educator as they worked together to change the delivery model of a third year discrete mathematics course from a traditional lecture mode to team-based learning (TBL). This change prompted the mathematician to create team tasks which increasingly focused…

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum

Deis, Timothy; Julius, Julie – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017

Science, engineering, and mathematics are fields that many students see as separate entities. But if these fields are combined with technology, they become STEM. This investigation provides a context and allows students to explore mathematics, science, and engineering within that context. It requires students to model with mathematics and find…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education, Mathematics, Professional Personnel

Christy, Donna; Sparks, Rebecca – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

The authors have experience with secondary mathematics teacher candidates struggling to make connections between the theoretical abstract algebra course they take as college students and the algebra they will be teaching in secondary schools. As a mathematician and a mathematics educator, the authors collaborated to create and implement a…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra