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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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Patkin, Dorit; Plaksin, Olga – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
In this study, we aim to explore the extent of mathematics pre-service teachers' ability to apply their procedural understanding combined with spatial perception for drawing conceptual conclusions related to angles in a pyramid. The participants are 16 pre-service high school mathematics teachers. They have studied solid geometry during one…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Spatial Ability
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Dede, Ayse Tekin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
Socio-cultural theories in mathematics education field recently emphasize the importance of the collective argumentation within small-group work. Since mathematical modelling tasks require a process in which students search for a solution for real life problems through small-group work, the arguments in this process become an issue of concern.…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Problem Solving, Persuasive Discourse, Preservice Teachers
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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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Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Martínez, Isaid – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
The aim of this study was to characterize and discuss ways of reasoning that prospective high school mathematics teachers develop and exhibit in a problem-solving scenario that involves the coordinated use of digital technologies. A conceptual framework that includes Virtual Learning Spaces (VLS) and Resources, Activities, Support and Evaluation…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving
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Glassmeyer, David; Brakoniecki, Aaron; Amador, Julie M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
Including opportunities for students to experience uncertainty in solving mathematical tasks can prompt learners to resolve the uncertainty, leading to mathematical understanding. In this article, we examine how preservice secondary mathematics teachers' thinking about a trigonometric relationship was impacted by a series of tasks that prompted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Concept Formation, Preservice Teachers
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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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Son, Ji-Won; Hu, Qintong; Lim, Woong – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
Despite the importance of computational estimation skill for the improvement of number sense, little research exists on preservice teachers' estimation skills and their view on estimation in the US context. This study examined the computational estimation skill of 58 preservice elementary teachers (PSTs) and its relationship to their views of the…
Descriptors: Computation, Mental Computation, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Horzum, Tugba; Ertekin, Erhan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyze what kind of conceptions prospective mathematics teachers (PMTs) have about the base concept (BC). One-hundred and thirty-nine PMTs participated in the study. In this qualitative research, data were obtained through open-ended questions, the semi-structured interviews and pictures of geometric figures drawn…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
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Ruiz-López, Natalia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This paper, which describes a study undertaken with pairs of future primary teachers using GeoGebra software to solve geometry problems, includes a brief literature review, the theoretical framework and methodology used. An analysis of the instrumental genesis process for a pair participating in the case study is also provided. This analysis…
Descriptors: Geometry, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Ding, Meixia; Heffernan, Kayla – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This study explores how preservice teachers (PSTs) transfer the intended specialized content knowledge (SCK) to elementary classrooms. Focusing on the case of the associative property of multiplication, we compared three PSTs' SCK during enacted lessons in fourth grade classrooms with their own learning in professional development (PD) settings.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Multiplication
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Lloyd, Mary Elizabeth Riley – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This article describes the beliefs and their transformations of members of a cohort of early-childhood, elementary and middle-level pre-service teachers (PSTs) as they professionally develop. A typological analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data collected between August 2011 and May 2013 was utilized to categorize how 40 PSTs' beliefs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Segal, Ruti; Stupel, Moshe; Sigler, Avi; Jahangiril, Jay – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
In this paper we present the results of a study which was carried out in an inquiry-based teaching and learning environment with the use of 'what if not' methodology coupled with the integration of dynamic geometry software. The vast majority of the students reported that they perceived themselves as participants rather than spectators. Most of…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Geometry, Computer Software
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Zengin, Yilmaz – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' views about the history of mathematics course in which GeoGebra was used. The qualitative research design was used in this study. The participants of the study consisted of 23 pre-service mathematics teachers studying at a state university in Turkey. An open-ended questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Logic
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Smith, Ryan C.; Shin, Dongjo; Kim, Somin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
As technology becomes more ubiquitous in the mathematics classroom, teachers are being asked to incorporate it into their lessons more than ever before. The amount of resources available online is staggering and teachers need to be able to analyse and identify resources that would be most appropriate and effective with their students. This study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Experience
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