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Shumway, Jessica F.; Jordan, Kerry E. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018

The purpose of this study was to explore the variations in students' achievement on computational fluency assessments and variations in strategies for solving computation problems. Computational fluency was defined as a student's ability to compute flexibly, accurately, efficiently, and appropriately. Seven- and eight-year-old students completed…

Descriptors: Computation, Scores, Mathematics Instruction, Interviews

Accurso, Kathryn; Gebhard, Meg; Purington, Stephanie B. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017

This article analyses the experiences of 55 secondary pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a mandated professional development course that used Halliday's systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and related pedagogical practices to support PSTs' development of disciplinary linguistic knowledge for working with linguistically diverse students in the United…

Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education

Preservice Elementary Teachers' Understanding of Operations for Fraction Multiplication and Division

Whitehead, Ashley; Walkowiak, Temple A. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017

This study examined preservice elementary teachers' change in their understanding of fraction operations while taking a mathematics methods course focused on grades 3-5. The preservice teachers (n = 48) completed an assessment before and after the course's unit on the teaching and learning of fractions. Specifically, the preservice teachers were…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Fractions, Multiplication

Tunstall, Luke; Bossé, Michael J. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016

College algebra (a university freshman level algebra course) fulfills the quantitative literacy requirement of many college's general education programs and is a terminal course for most who take it. An online problem-based learning environment provides a unique means of engaging students in quantitative discussions and research. This article…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Algebra, Online Courses, Numeracy

Pitkäniemi, Harri; Häkkinen, Kaija – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015

The objective of our study is to understand and analyse what significance cognitive and emotional networks of classroom processes have in mathematics learning. The subject of the study includes two classrooms from Year 5 of a teacher training school, their pupils (NA=17, NB=19) and student teachers (N=4). The course on decimals, which consisted of…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Educational Quality, Mathematics Education

An, Song A.; Tillman, Daniel A.; Boren, Rachel; Wang, Junjun – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014

Two classes of third grade students (n = 56) from an elementary school located on the western coast of the United States participated in this research study. A pretest-posttest control group design was utilized to examine changes between two groups of participating students' in mathematics achievement and dispositions, including beliefs about…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods

White, Diana; Donaldson, Brianna; Hodge, Angie; Ruff, Adam – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2013

Math Teachers' Circles have been spreading since their emergence in 2006. These professional development programs, aimed primarily at middle-level mathematics teachers (grades 5-9), focus on developing teachers' mathematical problem solving skills, in line with the Common Core State Standards-Standards of Mathematical Practice. Yet, to date,…

Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Skills

Toh, Tin Lam; Kaur, Berinderjeet; Koay, Phong Lee – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2013

In this article, we explore the mathematical content knowledge of one entire cohort of pre-service teachers (N = 107) through analysing their performance in a Secondary Mathematics Audit that was developed for the International Comparative Studies in Mathematics Teacher Training that was initiated by the University of Plymouth. We study how their…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers

Robson, Daphne; Abell, Walt; Boustead, Therese – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012

Students who are preparing to study science and engineering need to understand equation solving but adult students returning to study can find this difficult. In this paper, the design of an online resource, Equations2go, for helping students learn to solve linear equations is investigated. Students learning to solve equations need to consider…

Descriptors: Computer Software, Adult Students, Equations (Mathematics), Algebra

Masters, Jessica – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012

A secondary data analysis was conducted using a large dataset from a study related to online professional development for eighth grade teachers of mathematics. Using this data, the paper provides a snapshot of the current state of teachers' knowledge related to proportional reasoning and functions. The paper also considers how teachers' knowledge…

Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Data Analysis, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers

Ortiz, Enrique – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011

This longitudinal study analyzes middle school mathematics pre-service teachers' development of teaching goals. The Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI) (Angelo & Cross, 1993) was administered on four occasions: pre- and posttest summer 1, end posttest end of spring, and posttest end of summer 2. The data were analyzed for consistency and changes from…

Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Thinking Skills, Middle Schools, Longitudinal Studies

Stout, Terra; Dwyer, Jerry; Wilhelm, Jennifer – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011

Proofs were introduced to high school students by a college mathematician. Student interest and knowledge level were assessed through pre and post tests. There was a significant gain in student knowledge but not in interest. Student learning of proof concepts was clearly displayed, while common errors were often related to lack of algebra skills.…

Descriptors: Learning Theories, Knowledge Level, Student Interests, High School Students

Lee, Shin-Yi – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of instruction in alternative solutions on Taiwanese eighth-grade students' mathematical problem solving performance. This study was exploratory rather than experimental. Alternative-Solution Worksheet (ASW) was developed to encourage students' engagement with alternative solutions to…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness, Grade 8, Foreign Countries

Awofala, A. O. A.; Balogun, T. A.; Olagunju, M. A. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011

This study investigated the effects of modes of personalisation of instruction crossed with two levels each of verbal ability and cognitive style as moderator variables on the mathematical word problems achievement of 450 junior secondary Nigerian students. Personalisation was accomplished by incorporating selected information with students'…

Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Verbal Ability, Word Problems (Mathematics)

Dwyer, Jerry; Moorhouse, Kim; Colwell, Malinda J. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009

This paper describes an intervention at the 8th grade level where university mathematics researchers presented a series of lessons on introductory concepts in probability and statistics. Pre- and post-tests, and interviews were conducted to examine whether or not students at this grade level can understand these concepts. Students showed a…

Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Intervention, Grade 8, Probability

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