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Toh, Pee Choon; Leong, Yew Hoong; Toh, Tin Lam; Dindyal, Jaguthsing; Quek, Khiok Seng; Tay, Eng Guan; Ho, Foo Him – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014

Mathematical problem solving is the mainstay of the mathematics curriculum for Singapore schools. In the preparation of prospective mathematics teachers, the authors, who are mathematics teacher educators, deem it important that pre-service mathematics teachers experience non-routine problem solving and acquire an attitude that predisposes them to…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Number Concepts, Numbers, Teaching Methods

Leong, Yew Hoong; Yap, Sook Fwe; Quek, Khiok Seng; Tay, Eng Guan; Tong, Cherng Luen; Ong, Yao Teck; Chia, Alexander Stanley Foh Soon; Zaini, Irni Karen Mohd; Khong, Wee Choo; Lock, Oi Leng; Zhang, Qiao Tian Beatrice; Tham, Yi Hui; Noorhazman, Nur-Illya Nafiza Mohamed – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

In this article, we share our learning experience as a Lesson Study team. The Research Lesson was on Figural Patterns taught in Year 7. In addition to helping students learn the skills of the topic, we wanted them to develop a problem-solving disposition. The management of these two objectives was a challenge to us. From the lesson observation and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills

Leong, Yew Hoong; Toh, Tin Lam; Tay, Eng Guan; Quek, Khiok Seng; Dindyal, Jaguthsing – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012

Against the backdrop of half a century of research in mathematics problem solving, Polya's last stage is especially conspicuous--by the scarcity of research on it! Much of the research focused on the first three stages (J.M. Francisco and C.A. Maher, "Conditions for promoting reasoning in problem solving: Insights from a longitudinal…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Worksheets

Khiat, Henry – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012

This study aims to understand how engineering mathematics students form intentions in mathematics learning from a socio-psychological perspective. A grounded theory approach was adopted and 21 engineering students and six tutors participated in the study. The main findings in this study show that a student's intention in engineering mathematics…

Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Intention, Psychology

Leng, Ng Wee – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

The purpose of this study was to investigate how the use of TI-Nspire[TM] could enhance the teaching and learning of calculus. A conceptual framework for the use of TI-Nspire[TM] for learning calculus in a mathematics classroom is proposed that describes the interactions among the students, TI-Nspire[TM], and the learning tasks, and how they lead…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Graphing Calculators, Foreign Countries

Soon, Wanmei; Lioe, Luis Tirtasanjaya; McInnes, Brett – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

The teaching of mathematics in Singapore continues, in most cases, to follow a traditional model. While this traditional approach has many advantages, it does not always adequately prepare students for University-level mathematics, especially applied mathematics. In particular, it does not cultivate the ability to deal with "non-routine…

Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts

Holton, Derek; Muller, Eric; Oikkonen, Juha; Sanchez Valenzuela, Oscar Adolfo; Zizhao, Ren – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009

Here, we look at the enrolments of students in undergraduate mathematics courses in a number of countries. The data show various increases and decreases and we suggest some common reasons for the fluctuations. These include students' goals of a secure and well-paid job, government actions and the state of the economy in the country concerned. We…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Mathematics Education, Enrollment Trends, Trend Analysis

Toh, Tin-Lam – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007

This paper describes a content upgrading course on Secondary School Algebra which was planned and conducted for in-service mathematics teachers who are trained to teach mathematics at lower secondary level (ages 13 to 14). In order to be an effective mathematics teacher, one needs to know a great deal of mathematical knowledge on top of good…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education