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Yeoh, Miranda P. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2017

Science is for all students in all countries; and this is a principle of equity. An explicit aim of science education is to create a high level of scientific literacy so that students have a greater understanding of science content knowledge that is associated with life, the physical world and earth sciences. As 21st century citizens, it is…

Descriptors: Science Education, Literacy, Knowledge Level, Science Process Skills

Hudson, Peter; Matthews, Kelly – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas in university settings; however this may be the result of attitude rather than aptitude. There is widespread agreement that quantitative problem-solving is essential for graduate competence and preparedness in science and other STEM subjects. The research…

Descriptors: Females, Student Attitudes, Statistical Significance, Males

Napaphun, Vishnu – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2012

Trends in the curriculum reform propose that algebra should be taught throughout the grades, starting in elementary school. The aim should be to decrease the discontinuity between the arithmetic in elementary school and the algebra in upper grades. This study was conducted to investigate and characterise upper elementary school students…

Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Arithmetic, Algebra, Curriculum Development

Isoda, Masami – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

What is the product of Lesson Study? Lesson Study is a scientific activity for teachers based on the methodology introduced in the 1880s. In Japan, research topics for Lesson Study are usually shared through the regular revisions of the curriculum and the research movement of several societies. As a result of teachers' efforts to overcome…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Strategies, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries

Inprasitha, Maitree – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

In Thailand, the Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME) has been implementing Japanese Lesson Study (LS) since 2002. An adaptive feature of this implementation was the incorporation of four phases of the Open Approach as a teaching approach within the three steps of the LS process. Four phases of this open approach are: 1) Posing…

Descriptors: Evidence, Mathematics Education, Discussion, Lesson Plans

bin Hj Suhaili, Hj Ade Shahren; Khalid, Madihah – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

Lesson Study can be viewed as a continuous development programme because it offers teachers support in an environment unlike other traditional continuous development programmes. In this study, 28 primary mathematics teachers were surveyed and 4 out of the 28 were interviewed to examine how they perceived Lesson Study as professional development.…

Descriptors: Evidence, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Development

Meng, Chew Cheng; Sam, Lim Chap – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

The purpose of this study was to enhance pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' skills of using the Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) through Lesson Study. Twenty-four Lesson Study groups each comprising four or five pre-service secondary mathematics teachers who attended a mathematics teaching methods course in a local public university were set up…

Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods

Stephens, Max – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011

For those who are committed to Lesson Study as a means of developing teacher capacity and bringing about innovation of mathematics teaching and learning, there is value in looking at related strategies, now widely in use in several countries, which aim to achieve similar goals. In this paper, three related strategies will be examined alongside…

Descriptors: Evidence, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Accountability

Widjaja, Wanty; Dolk, Maarten; Fauzan, Ahmad – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2010

This paper discusses results from a design research in line with Realistic Mathematics Education (RME). Daily cycles of design, classroom experiments, and retrospective analysis are enacted in five days of working about division by fractions. Data consists of episodes of video classroom discussions, and samples of students' work. The focus of…

Descriptors: Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills

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

Singh, Parmjit – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006

This paper discusses the types of word problems represented in Malaysia's primary one, primary two and primary three mathematics texts based on Van De Walle's model (1998) in the operations of addition and subtraction. A test was constructed to measure students' success based on this model. The data from this study indicates that the Malaysian…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics)

Kong, Ng Wai; Lai, Kong Sow – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2005

Concept learning in science and mathematics had often times been taught based on assumptions of alternative concepts or even in some instances based on misconceptions. Some educational researchers favour a constructivist approach in teaching science and mathematics. The constructivist literature existing makes use of alternative conceptions as…

Descriptors: Research Design, Misconceptions, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

Yeo, Kai Kow Joseph – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2004

This exploratory study investigates the level of mathematics anxiety among 116 high ability Secondary Two students. These students were from the top 10% of the Secondary Two students in Singapore. Mathematics Anxiety was measured using the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS) (Fennema & Sherman, 1978) which consisted of twelve items…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics

Inder, W. R. D. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1982

Mathematics is a language -- a way of describing, recording in mathematical sentences, and interpreting the symbols used to denote relationships. It is also an activity involving a way of thinking and a means of using relationships to solve problems. Opportunities must be provided for these activities in mathematics teaching. (Author/JN)

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Linguistics