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Olteanu, Constanta – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018

This paper uses a post-qualitative philosophical perspective to find new ways of understanding teaching and learning. The paper presents a series of examples that were used in a longitudinal study, with the aim of creating variation patterns that would make it possible for students to discern the use of the four basic arithmetic operations in…

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Problem Solving

Wares, Arsalan; Elstak, Iwan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to describe the mathematics that emanates from the construction of an origami box. We first construct a simple origami box from a rectangular sheet and then discuss some of the mathematical questions that arise in the context of geometry and algebra. The activity can be used as a context for illustrating how algebra…

Descriptors: Geometry, Art Activities, Mathematics Activities, Algebra

Tsai, Tsung-Lung; Li, Hui-Chuan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

The importance of the knowledge of fractions in mathematical learning, coupled with the difficulties students have with them, has prompted researchers to focus on this particular area of mathematics. The term "fraction proficiency" used in this article refers to a person's conceptual comprehension, procedural skills and the ability to…

Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Activities, Literature Reviews

Tsai, Tsung-Lung; Li, Hui-Chuan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

Over the past few decades, researchers, policy makers, educators and the general public, who have an interest in mathematics education in different countries, pay a great deal of attention to the results from international comparative studies. Of great interest to the international studies is the results of Eastern students consistently achieving…

Descriptors: International Studies, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Outcomes of Education

El Mouhayar, Rabih; Jurdak, Murad – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016

This paper explored variation of student numerical and figural reasoning approaches across different pattern generalization types and across grade level. An instrument was designed for this purpose. The instrument was given to a sample of 1232 students from grades 4 to 11 from five schools in Lebanon. Analysis of data showed that the numerical…

Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Generalization, Student Reaction, Instructional Program Divisions

Dede, Yuksel – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

This study reported the specific findings of a larger comparative study concerning Turkish and German mathematics teachers' values. The main focus was on the teaching experience of the mathematics teachers. Interactions related to nationality were also of interest. The research methodology employed in this study was a descriptive study. The…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Experience, Mathematics Education

Olteanu, Constanta; Olteanu, Lucian – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

This article deals with two prominent topics in the field of mathematics education: the communication in mathematics and its teaching and learning and the continuous professional development of mathematics teachers. In this article, a framework is proposed for analysing the effectiveness of communication in mathematics classrooms. The presentation…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Mathematics Teachers, Preschool Teachers

Ponce-Campuzano, Juan Carlos – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

Mexican authorities and universities are actively working to improve mathematics teaching and learning across the education system. Thus, efforts are underway to raise the historically low performance in mathematics, which include theoretically grounded pedagogy and curriculum development to raise mathematical knowledge in teacher education…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs

Srinivasan, V. K. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

This article presents different approaches to a problem, dubbed by the author as "the consecutive pages problem". The aim of this teaching-oriented article is to promote the teaching of abstract concepts in mathematics, by selecting a challenging amusement problem and then presenting various solutions in such a way that it can engage the attention…

Descriptors: Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts

Herrera, Aurelia Noda; Bruno, Alicia; Gonzalez, Carina; Moreno, Lorenzo; Sanabria, Hilda – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

We present a research report on addition and subtraction conducted with Down syndrome students between the ages of 12 and 31. We interviewed a group of students with Down syndrome who executed algorithms and solved problems using specific materials and paper and pencil. The results show that students with Down syndrome progress through the same…

Descriptors: Number Systems, Down Syndrome, Subtraction, Mathematics Skills

Abramovich, Sergei – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010

This classroom note shows how Fibonacci numbers with negative subscripts emerge from a problem-solving context enhanced by the use of an electronic spreadsheet. It reflects the author's work with prospective K-12 teachers in a number of mathematics content courses. (Contains 4 figures.)

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Numbers

Ertekin, E.; Solak, S.; Yazici, E. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010

The aim of this study is to identify the effects of formalism in teaching on primary and secondary school mathematics teacher trainees' algebraic and geometric interpretations of the notions of linear dependency/independency. Quantitative research methods are drawn in order to determine differences in success levels between algebraic and geometric…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Teachers

Ammann, Claudia; Frauendiener, Jorg; Holton, Derek – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010

Before we consider the German tertiary system, we review the education system and consider other relevant background details. We then concentrate on the tertiary system and observe that the mathematical enrolments are keeping up with the overall student enrolments. At the same time, the first year mathematics enrolments for women are greater than…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries

Varsavsky, Cristina; Anaya, Marta – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009

This article gives an overview of the state of mathematics education in Argentina across all levels, in the regional and world contexts. Statistics are drawn from Mercosur and UNESCO data bases, World Education Indicators and various national time-series government reports. Mathematics results in national testing programmes, Programme for…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries

Koshy, Valsa; Ernest, Paul; Casey, Ron – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009

There is growing recognition of the special needs of mathematically gifted learners. This article reviews policy developments and current research and theory on giftedness in mathematics. It includes a discussion of the nature of mathematical ability as well as the factors that make up giftedness in mathematics. The article is set in the context…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Achievement

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