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Beisiegel, Mary; Simmt, Elaine – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2012
In this article, we explore the influence of mathematics graduate students' experiences with the teaching assistantships and texts that they encounter in their programs on their development and identity as teachers. We look to von Foerster's notion of trivial and non-trivial machines to interpret the graduate students' experiences and explain how…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Preservice Teacher Education, Identification
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Walter, Marion – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
There are many ways to generate mathematical problems from a starting point. This author shares some thoughts that led to production of a number of them. The problems contained here range in level from Kindergarten to college. Walter starts by providing the problems so that the reader will have the opportunity to solve them without any hints.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Problem Solving
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Handa, Yuichi – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
Investigates the heart of the experience of mathematical engagement and the meaning derived from such activities. Analyzes dialogue between five people, two of whom are professional mathematicians, another two who are graduate students in either engineering or education, and one who lacks advanced mathematical training but maintains a positive…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitudes, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education
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D'Amore, Bruno – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
Inspired by the studies of pioneer Raymond, aims to redraw and make obvious the different hypotheses explaining missed devolvement. Supports research on the notions of concept and object in mathematics. (KHR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Rodd, Melissa – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
Explains why mathematics lectures have a special role in stimulating the imagination and why attending lectures has a significant role in inducting students into their university's mathematical community. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Lecture Method
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Sanchez, Jose M. Chamoso – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2003
Presents a dialogue between two mathematics teachers of different nationalities formulated around three points: (1) student role; (2) teacher role; and (3) how dialogue may be understood as a medium for teaching. Offers some conclusions on which this form of teaching may be based. (KHR)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Alcock, Lara; Simpson, Adrian – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2002
Explores differences between mathematical definitions and non-mathematical definitions by contrasting three approaches to mathematical reasoning. Examines the consequences of the use of those approaches in a first course in real analysis. Analyzes students' reasoning behavior during analysis and suggests reasons for students' difficulties with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Problems, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic
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Pinto, Marcia; Tall, David – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2002
Reports on a case study of a student who constructs formalism not from processes of quantification, but from his own visuospatial imagery. Rather than construct new objects from cognitive processes, the student reflects on mental objects already in mind and refines them to build an interpretation of the formal theory. This example leads to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Higher Education, Mathematics
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Brown, Stephen – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1981
The need for improving the dialog between teacher and student is promoted as an important step towards improving the mathematics curriculum. (MP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Theories
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Freudenthal, Hans – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1981
Reasons for one who teaches mathematics to know some mathematics history are investigated. Processes rather than products of mathematical creativity are the preferred subjects of study. (MP)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History Instruction, Mathematical Enrichment
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Bussi, Maria G. Bartolini; Mariotti, Maria Alessandra – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1999
Presents an exploratory study with expert university students to determine how students could reseal the rupture and restore a sense of unity between the figural and conceptual components of conic sections. Suggests certain tools of semiotic mediation which could be introduced to enable students to achieve the conceptual oversight that is possibly…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, College Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Higher Education
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Stevenson, Ian – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1999
Reflects on some aspects of learning mathematics that emerged along the way in creating a turtle-based exploratory tool for non-Euclidean geometry. Contains 14 references. (ASK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Geometric Concepts, Higher Education
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Nesher, Pearla – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1997
Raises a number of questions about knowledge generation from mathematics education and the nature of pedagogical information in the field. Considers two main activities within the realm of mathematics education: (1) pursuing investigations to improve instruction and (2) redefining the boundaries of mathematics as a subject. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Higher Education
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Shoenfeld, Alan H. – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1996
Discusses the similarities in learning outcomes from two very different environments: a research group and a problem-solving course. Provides examples that characterize the two environments and that point to similarities in outcomes. Speculates about why such similarities exist. (DDR)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Course Content, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Hazzan, Orit – For the Learning of Mathematics, 1996
Focuses on the understanding of the concept of function and presents discussions of the topological properties of functions and of students' mathematical thinking when they are asked to determine whether a property of a function is a topological property or not. Contains 15 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis
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