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Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi; Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
This study focuses on adults who are neither preschool teachers nor professional caregivers and investigates their beliefs regarding the importance of engaging young children with numerical activities. It also examines the types of numerical activities adults report having observed children engaging with, as well as the types of activities they…
Descriptors: Adults, Beliefs, Young Children, Numbers
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Lu, Xiaoli; Kaiser, Gabriele – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Modelling competencies are currently included in numerous curricula worldwide and are generally accepted as a complex, process-oriented construct. Therefore, effective measurement should include multiple dimensions, like the sub-competencies required throughout the modelling process. Departing from the characteristics of modelling problems as open…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Skills, Creativity, Problem Solving
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Yang, Xinrong; Schwarz, Björn; Leung, Issic K. C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Although mathematical modeling plays an important role in many curricula worldwide, significant discrepancies persist in the importance of mathematical modeling in ordinary mathematics classrooms and teacher education. This paper compares pre-service mathematics teachers' professional mathematical modeling competencies in three different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematical Models
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Rodríguez-Muñiz, Luis J.; Aguilar-González, Álvaro; Lindorff, Ariel; Muñiz-Rodríguez, Laura – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Previous research in mathematics education has explored teachers' conceptions of mathematics and its teaching and learning, and how their instructional tendencies (e.g., "traditional", "technological", "spontaneous" and "investigative") relate to these conceptions. However, empirical evidence on this topic…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Concepts, Foreign Countries, Test Construction
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Castro, Encarnación; Cañadas, María C.; Molina, Marta; Rodríguez-Domingo, Susana – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
This paper describes the difficulties faced by a group of middle school students (13- to 15-year-olds) attempting to translate algebraic statements written in verbal language into symbolic language and vice versa. The data used were drawn from their replies to a written quiz and semi-structured interviews. In the former, students were confronted…
Descriptors: Algebra, Middle School Students, Translation, Symbolic Language
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Meaney, Tamsin; Fyhn, A. B.; Graham, S. R. W. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
To increase possibilities for listening respectfully to Indigenous educators, there is a need to identify conversational prompts which are used to raise alternative views of social justice about mathematics education for Indigenous students. Using Nancy Fraser's description of abnormal social justice, an analysis was made of transcripts from round…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Mathematics Education
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Schou, Marit Hvalsøe; Bikner-Ahsbahs, Angelika – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Formulas are involved in most parts of the mathematical curriculum in upper secondary education and in everyday mathematics classrooms, but research shows that students have difficulties using formulas adequately. When students are presented with a task, the task activates a conceptual frame in the students, making them perceive formulas in a…
Descriptors: Mathematical Formulas, Secondary School Mathematics, Behavior Patterns, Student Behavior
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Thurm, Daniel; Barzel, Bärbel – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Teacher self-efficacy beliefs, epistemological beliefs, and beliefs about teaching with technology are regarded as crucial factors for teaching mathematics with technology. However, there is a lack of research that investigates these beliefs while taking into account the multidimensionality of the constructs. In this cross-sectional study with n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Technology
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Nieminen, Juuso Henrik; Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
The important role of student agency in collaborative problem-solving has been acknowledged in previous mathematics education research. However, what remains unknown are the processes of agency in open-ended tasks that draw on real-life contexts and demand argumentation beyond "mathematical". In this study, we analyse a video recording…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Personal Autonomy, Affordances
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Strohmaier, Anselm R.; Reinhold, Frank; Hofer, Sarah; Berkowitz, Michal; Vogel-Heuser, Birgit; Reiss, Kristina – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Mathematical word problem solving is influenced by various characteristics of the task and the person solving it. Yet, previous research has rarely related these characteristics to holistically answer which word problem requires which set of individual cognitive skills. In the present study, we conducted a secondary data analysis on a dataset of N…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Difficulty Level, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving
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Foster, Colin; Woodhead, Simon; Barton, Craig; Clark-Wilson, Alison – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
In this paper, we analyse a large, opportunistic dataset of responses (N = 219,826) to online, diagnostic multiple-choice mathematics questions, provided by 6-16-year-old UK school mathematics students (N = 7302). For each response, students were invited to indicate on a 5-point Likert-type scale how confident they were that their response was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Multiple Choice Tests
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Quaye, Jeffery; Pomeroy, David – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Drawing on Bourdieu's theory of social and cultural reproduction, this article utilizes the conceptual tools of habitus and cultural capital to examine intergenerational inequalities in attitudes towards mathematics and mathematics learning in three secondary schools in England. Data from 1079 students aged 14-16 included mathematics achievement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Brady, Corey; Jung, Hyunyi – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
Though there is an extensive research literature on understanding and assessing individual modeling competencies, less attention has been given to characterizing the social context of the classroom in which modeling occurs. Yet a classroom's culture of modeling--its negotiated system of beliefs and values about the nature of modeling and what…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Classroom Environment, School Culture, Mathematics Education
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Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; MacDonald, Beth L.; Norton, Anderson – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
This study investigates the relationship between children's subitizing activity and their construction of arithmetic units. In particular, the study hypothesizes a positive association between children's construction of subitized units and their construction of arithmetic units, and hypothesizes that children who can subitize larger units, such as…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Levenson, Esther S. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2022
When it comes to choosing tasks, values can have a significant impact. This study explores teachers' values as they choose one task from among three that they believe will have the most potential to occasion mathematical creativity in the classroom. Participants' analyses of each task, as well as their reasons for choosing one task as most…
Descriptors: Values, Mathematics Teachers, Creativity, Mathematics Activities
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