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Groves, Susie – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012

It has long been recognised that successful mathematical learning comprises much more than just knowledge of skills and procedures. For example, Skemp (1976) identified the advantages of teaching mathematics for what he referred to as "relational" rather than "instrumental" understanding. More recently, Kilpatrick, Swafford and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods

Chan, Chun Ming Eric; Ng, Kit Ee Dawn; Widjaja, Wanty; Seto, Cynthia – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012

Mathematical modelling is increasingly becoming part of an instructional approach deemed to develop students with competencies to function as 21st century learners and problem solvers. As mathematical modelling is a relatively new domain in the Singapore primary school mathematics curriculum, many teachers may not be aware of the learning outcomes…

Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving

Lew, Hee-Chan; Son, Hong-Chan – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

The objective of the present study is to describe how students discover rules underlying a certain phenomenon under question and the process in which they mathematically justify such discovery by way of utilizing tables and graphs in the use of the cell reference function of spreadsheets when a problem is not easily solved through simple symbol…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Negative Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Grade 10

Eric, Chan Chun Ming – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2009

The newly revised mathematics curriculum in Singapore has recently factored Applications and Modelling to be part of the teaching and learning of mathematics. Its implication is that even children should now be involved in works of mathematical modelling. However, to be able to implement modelling activities in the primary mathematics classroom,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Classroom Research, Mathematical Models, Problem Solving

Yunus, Aida Suraya Md.; Hamzah, Ramlah; Ismail, Habsah; Husain, Sharifah Kartini Said; Ismail, Mat Rofa – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006

This study focuses on the confidence level of mathematics education students in teaching school mathematics. Respondents were 165 final year students from four Malaysian universities. It was found that the respondents showed a strong foundation in mathematics upon entrance to the university. In spite of their strong background in school…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade Point Average, Correlation, Preservice Teachers

Helping Children Talk about Shapes: A Case Study with Ten Children in the Learning Support Programme

Fong, Ng Swee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006

This paper describes an activity which attempts to change the discourse of a mathematics classroom with the specific intent to help children who may have difficulties with mathematics and ways of communicating. Ten 8-year old children in the Learning Support Programme were engaged in an open-ended geometric task. In this paper a brief description…

Descriptors: Animals, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Communication Skills

Gek, Chua Kwee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2005

What do pre-service teachers learn from their observation stint during school experience attachment? This paper will present insights into the cognitive contents of the pre-service teachers' reflection log. Preliminary analyses revealed that different cultures and pedagogical practices were observed to be in operation in different school contexts.…

Descriptors: Observation, Experiential Learning, Educational Experience, Teaching Methods

Ormell, Christopher – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2005

The following article gives a brief account of some empirical research done in the 1980s in the UK by the present author with his colleague, Ibrahim Abdel-Ghany of Minia University, Egypt. At the time both researchers were working at the University of East Anglia at Norwich, England. This work is partly based on empirical arguments, and on…

Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematical Applications

Swetz, Frank J. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1981

Discusses teaching History of Mathematics as a subject in itself, and as a supplement to general classroom lessons in mathematics. Includes specific suggestions and references for developing instructional strategies. (Author/SK)

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Mathematics Instruction

Yodintra, Smai – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1980

Discussed are the problems of teaching and learning fractions in the upper primary and lower secondary schools. Recommendations for teaching fractions are made and defects in various methods of fraction instruction are identified. It is suggested that fractions not be taught in upper primary and lower secondary schools. (Author/DS)

Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Fractions, Intellectual Development

Ruberu, J. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1983

Discusses the need for curriculum evaluation in mathematics as well as in other disciplines. Also discusses methods and techniques of curriculum evaluation, some of which are particularly relevant to evaluating mathematics curricula. (Author/JN)

Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mathematics Curriculum

Seng, Lee Chuan – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1982

Discusses reform in mathematics education in Malaysia since the late sixties until early 1982, highlighting important features of the reform and main factors, including educational background and contributions to the shaping of these features. Educational problems/issues likely to influence a forthcoming reform in the wider context of educational…

Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education

Swinson, Kevan – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992

Reviews research of writing activities that help identify student misconceptions and serve as a vehicle for knowledge construction. (29 references) (MDH)

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education

Kaur, Berinderjeet – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992

A study determined the abilities of students to interpret and represent graphs by asking 15-year-old female students (n=10) to write stories to accompany any 3 of 12 graphs presented. Results indicated that the students were not able to accurately relate real life situations to graphical forms. (MDH)

Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, Graphs, Interpretive Skills

Peterson, Archibald – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1981

Summarizes a pilot project which investigated how elementary school children in Southeast Asia learn science and mathematics concepts at different cognitive levels using the modified clinical method and group task approach. Includes the Concept Learning Project's basis, goals, phases, methodology, activities, and a summary of the findings. (DS)

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education

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