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Sangwin, Christopher J.; Jones, Ian – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
In this paper we report the results of an experiment designed to test the hypothesis that when faced with a question involving the inverse direction of a reversible mathematical process, students solve a multiple-choice version by verifying the answers presented to them by the direct method, not by undertaking the actual inverse calculation.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Computer Assisted Testing
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Foster, Colin; Inglis, Matthew – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
Curricular implementations are unlikely to deliver the anticipated benefits for mathematics learners if written guidance to teachers is interpreted and enacted differently from the ways that policymakers and curriculum designers intend. One way in which this could happen is in relation to the mathematics tasks that teachers deploy in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Roy, Somali; Inglis, Matthew; Alcock, Lara – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017
This paper presents two studies of an intervention designed to help undergraduates comprehend mathematical proofs. The intervention used multimedia resources that presented proofs with audio commentary and visual animations designed to focus attention on logical relationships. In study 1, students studied an e-Proof or a standard written proof and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Undergraduate Students, Multimedia Instruction, Eye Movements
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Nardi, Elena – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016
Storytelling is an engaging way through which lived experience can be shared and reflected upon, and a tool through which difference, diversity--and even conflict--can be acknowledged and elaborated upon. Narrative approaches to research bring the richness and vibrancy of storytelling into how data is collected and interpretations of it shared. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research, Story Telling
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Ayalon, Michal; Watson, Anne; Lerman, Steve – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015
This study investigates students' ways of attending to linear sequential data in two tasks, and conjectures possible relationships between those ways and elements of the task design. Drawing on the substantial literature about such situations, we focus for this paper on linear rate of change, and on covariation and correspondence approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Surveys
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Forgasz, Helen; Leder, Gilah; Tan, Hazel – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Mathematics continues to be an enabling discipline for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)-based university studies and related careers. Explanatory models for females' underrepresentation in higher level mathematics and STEM-based courses comprise learner-related and environmental variables--including societal beliefs. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Females
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Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2013
Pupil voice is an emerging force for change and improvement in many UK schools, but what is not fully understood is how best to access pupil voice within the specific context of secondary mathematics departments. This paper presents a research project designed to use pupils as co-researchers in increasing knowledge about how to improve learning in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics
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Bolden, David S.; Harries, Tony V.; Newton, Douglas P. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2010
Teachers in the UK and elsewhere are now expected to foster creativity in young children (NACCCE, 1999; Ofsted, 2003; DfES, 2003; DfES/DCMS, 2006). Creativity, however, is more often associated with the arts than with mathematics. The aim of the study was to explore and document pre-service (in the UK, pre-service teachers are referred to as…
Descriptors: Creativity, Interviews, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Jaworski, Barbara; Potari, Despina – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2009
This paper is methodologically based, addressing the study of mathematics teaching by linking micro- and macro-perspectives. Considering "teaching as activity", it uses "Activity Theory" and, in particular, the "Expanded Mediational Triangle" (EMT) to consider the role of the broader social frame in which classroom…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Jones, Keith; Mamona-Downs, Joanna – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2008
Brian Griffiths (1927-2008) was a British mathematician and educator who served as a member of the founding editorial board of "Educational Studies in Mathematics". As a mathematician, Griffiths is remembered through his work on what continue to be known as "Griffiths-type" topological spaces. As a mathematics educator, his…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Educational Philosophy, Topology
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Solomon, Yvette – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2006
The ability to handle proof is the focus of a number of well-documented complaints regarding students' difficulties in encountering degree-level mathematics. However, in addition to observing that proof is currently marginalised in the UK pre-university mathematics curriculum with a consequent skills deficit for the new undergraduate mathematics…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Watson, Anne; De Geest, Els – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2005
This paper contributes to knowledge about principled action which makes a difference to learners' attainment. We report on the Improving Attainment in Mathematics Project, a project focusing on low-attaining secondary students. The purpose of the project was to introduce innovations in practice through action research with 10 teachers over 2…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Cooper, Paul; d'Inverno, Ray – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2004
The crisis in UK mathematics education, both in schools and universities, has been widely reported in the national media. A recent study shows that 26% of full-time mathematics teachers in UK schools have no qualification in the subject, and that 31% of all UK schools' mathematics teachers are now over the age of 50. The crisis in school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Assistants
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Alcock, Lara; Simpson, Adrian – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2004
This paper examines part of a set of students who were followed during their first-term, first-year studies in formal definition-based real analysis at a British university. It explores the approaches to problems about convergence of sequences and series made by students who have a tendency to include visual imagery in their reasoning. We explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Universities, Student Behavior
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Boaler, Jo – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2002
Investigates proficiencies when students work on mathematics problems and the extent captured by knowledge categories. Explores competency that goes beyond knowledge to include mathematical 'dispositions' and 'practices' in which students engage. Considers ways in which research knowledge is conceived and developed, reflecting upon the role of…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level
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