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Güler, Mustafa; Çelik, Derya – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
There is a growing emphasis in the teaching profession on pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as an important knowledge component. The study reported in this article investigates Turkish prospective mathematics teachers' mathematics teaching knowledge in the numbers content domain. A series of 10 open-ended scenario-type questions were adopted to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ngu, Bing Hiong – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
Solution representations can reveal how problem solvers communicate mathematical thinking and reasoning in problem-solving process. The present study examined the solution representations used by 20 pre-service teachers for the percentage change problems. The pre-service teachers were invited to solve a combination of simple and complex percentage…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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Lim, Kien H. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
An exploratory study was conducted to investigate the use of magic activities in a math course for prospective middle-school math teachers. This research report focuses on a lesson using two versions of math magic: (1) the "5-4-3-2-1-½ Magic" involves having students choose a secret number and apply six arithmetic operations in sequence…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts
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Alenazi, Ali – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
This study investigated 11 pre-service middle school teachers' solution strategies for exploring their knowledge of fraction division interpretations. Each participant solved six fraction division problems. The problems were organized into two sets: symbolic problems (involving numbers only) and contextual problems (involving measurement…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Numeracy, Knowledge Level
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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh; Tabach, Michal – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Growing awareness of the importance of modelling activities in mathematics education has raised the question of whether teachers are prepared to facilitate the engagement of students in such activities. The current study investigates the effects of how teachers cope with modelling activities in developing their abilities to identify modelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Unal, Hasan; Jakubowski, Elizabeth; Corey, Darryl – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
The objective of this study was to investigate and characterize the geometric thinking and understanding of four pre-service middle and secondary mathematics teachers while considering their spatial ability levels. To investigate the differences, if any, that existed among these pre-service middle and secondary teachers with different spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Geometry