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Kajander, Ann; Lovric, Miroslav – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2018
This study traces curricular support for concepts related to infinity and division by zero, in both elementary and secondary mathematics curriculum documents in our province. It was motivated by results of our previous and ongoing work related to transition to post-secondary studies in mathematics, in which we identified consistent gaps and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Arithmetic
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Kajander, Ann; Flessa, Joseph; Lampo, Andrea; Sedor, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2018
Streaming students in secondary mathematics classrooms is a common practice in the province of Ontario, although there is conflicting evidence of its benefits. In this province, three streams of mathematics are available in grade 9. One of these streams, termed "locally developed," is based on the idea that school boards and teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Kajander, Ann; Holm, Jennifer – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of a departmental focus on enhanced mathematics knowledge for teaching on overall performance in upper elementary mathematics methods courses. The study examined the effect of performance on a new course in mathematics for teaching on performance at the methods course level. In addition, the effect of performance…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction