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Takker, Shikha – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
The National Curriculum Framework 2005 envisions a reformed curriculum that connects knowledge and learning to the child's context. While concerns of equity, accessibility, and social transformation have been aimed through education, the crucial link of "teacher"--instrumental in realizing these aims--seems missing. This study explores…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes, National Curriculum, Mathematics Education
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Gujarati, Joan – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This article examines three early career elementary teachers' orientations toward standards-based mathematics curriculum implementation in New York City public schools. It is important to have a greater understanding of teachers who are responsible for enacting standards-based curriculum in authentic teaching situations in order to learn more…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Implementation, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Jendraszek, Patricia – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Probability is receiving increased coverage in all levels of education. Knowledge of the Law of Large Numbers may be an important factor in developing a true understanding of the subject. Study results evidence a lack of awareness of this fundamental principle among teachers of mathematics. Study results also suggest that additional probability…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Probability, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers
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Stryker, Christian – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Programs like PowerPoint and Keynote have become standard tools for teaching. Despite their ubiquity, an increasing number of educators blame them for both a deskilling of teachers and a dumbing down of students. This article examines some of the concerns that surround slideware-assisted teaching and offers guidelines and heuristics concerned…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Silver, Edward – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Despite several decades of research in psychology and mathematics education pointing to the importance of learning mathematics with understanding, other research on teachers' instructional practice in mathematics classrooms has found a remarkably consistent characterization of mathematics teaching in the United States as generally doing little to…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Content Analysis
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Ham, Edward – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
With alternative certification programs gaining popularity in teacher education, the need to evaluate these programs has become much more necessary. Without strict guidelines to classify alternative certification programs, it is difficult to make generalizations about these programs because of different requirements for completion and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Field Experience Programs, Courses
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Stockton, Julianna Connelly – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Hungary is famous for its production of large numbers of highly talented mathematicians and physicists. This study explores the Hungarian system for educating mathematically talented secondary school students with the goal of identifying successful features that may be applicable to education in the United States. Highlights of the Hungarian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gísladóttir, Berglind; Jóhannsdóttir, Björg – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Finland and Singapore are both nations that have excelled in mathematics on international assessments, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Evidence of Finland's educational success emerged with the outcome of the first PISA study in 2000. Since…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Success
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Munson, Alexander – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Bourbaki, a professional mathematical society in France, was established formally in 1935. Throughout three quarters of a century, Bourbaki changed mathematics and mathematics education significantly. It was instrumental in the Moderne Mathématique movement that modernized French curricula. Bourbaki also provided philosophical support for the New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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Taylor-Buckner, Nicole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
As the first decade of the groundbreaking European higher education reformation known as the Bologna Process comes to a close, its impact on the field of mathematics is significant in many ways. Mathematics degrees and programs are changing across Europe, and in some cases, with serious side effects. On the other hand, there have been considerable…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Higher Education, College Mathematics, Foreign Students
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Richard, Jean W. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
This paper examines the mathematical and teaching practices of the renowned self-taught Chinese mathematician Hua Loo-keng in the movement of popularizing mathematics in the People's Republic of China. In this movement, Hua Loo-keng taught industrial workers and peasants with a low level of education how to use fairly advanced mathematical methods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Rosenfeld, Deborah – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
This study explores pre-service early childhood teachers' efficacy for teaching mathematics. Thirty-eight participants completed the short form of the Teacher Efficacy Scale and the Teacher Beliefs Scale before and after they conducted a clinical interview with a child around a mathematical topic. Results indicated a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Surveys
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Weinberg, Stuart – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
The purpose of this article is to summarize the methodology and findings in the case studies of three student teachers in secondary school mathematics. The broad area of interest is the relationship between beliefs and practice. In the study, "beliefs" refers to expectations teachers have that students will be successful in learning with…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Success
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Cho, Hoyun – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
North Korea is one of the most closed nations in the world. It is difficult to access information about their education system. North Korea's economic system was reorganized on July 1, 2002, as well as the education system. This change has impacted North Korea's mathematics education. With limited information on North Korean mathematics textbooks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbook Content, Textbooks
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Stachelek, AJ – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
In mathematics education, utilizing international comparisons to support implementation of educational reforms has become increasingly common. With the advent of "Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study" (TIMSS), educational reform seems to have transitioned to a reactionary process rather than a calculated adaptation of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Motivation, Influences, Mathematics Education
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