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Kwon, Hyunkyung; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
Problem-posing activities have been shown to motivate students' learning while promoting a multifaceted and interesting educational environment. Moreover, these activities enable students to be engaged in personal interpretations of their own mathematical thinking. The purpose of this study was to determine if using a handson learning intervention…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Student Motivation
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Bevan, Danielle; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
Posing problems in the mathematics classroom can enhance students' learning experiences and allow them to produce problems in a realistic context. Students do not always associate positive feelings with mathematics. Problem-posing activities can positively impact students' mathematical understanding while allowing for freedom of expression.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills
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Siregar, Nur Choiro; Rosli, Roslinda; Maat, Siti Mistima; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
The positive impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs on student achievement, attitude, interest, communication skills and problem-solving has alerted the education community to reform instructional approaches in STEM subjects. This meta-analysis study aims to analyze previous studies' results of STEM program…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Yujin; Capraro, Robert M.; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
Since the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics ([NCTM], 2000) and the National Research Council ([NRC], 2005) revealed that problem posing needed to be incorporated into mathematics classrooms, the importance of teachers' roles in problem posing has been emphasized in K-12 mathematics curriculum because of instructors' impact on students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction