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Sunzuma, Gladys; Chando, Cecilia; Gwizangwe, Isaac; Zezekwa, Nicholas; Zinyeka, Gracious – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
Geometry is an essential component of mathematics which promotes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Geometry shapes are an integral part of our lives. This study focused on the teachers' practices, specifically on how teachers ought to be equipped with a good understanding of the effectiveness of the use of diagrams…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Positive Attitudes
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Grundén, Helena – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
Planning is an essential part of teachers' work that has consequences for students' learning. However, previous research shows that what it means to plan vary. To explore the meaning of planning from teachers' point of view, and to open up for planning as a situated and emotional process, an interview study with Swedish mathematics teachers was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Planning
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Tomperi, Päivi; Ryzhkova, Inna; Shestova, Yulia; Lyash, Oleg; Lazareva, Irina; Lyash, Asya; Kvivesen, Mona; Manshadi, Saeed; Uteng, Stig – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study investigated common features of students' attitudes towards studying science and mathematics in comprehensive and secondary schools in three countries. Data were obtained by conducting a survey (N = 581) in Norway, Finland and Russia. A Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) provided a model with a three-factor solution consisting of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Comparative Education, Mathematics Education
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Cardino, Jose M., Jr.; Ortega-Dela Cruz, Ruth A. – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study was conducted to analyse the influence of learning styles and teaching strategies on academic performance in mathematics. Surveys were conducted to 277 randomly selected grade 9 students and five purposively sample mathematics teachers. Findings reveal that most of the student-respondents have a combination of dependent, collaborative…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Tossavainen, Timo; Gröhn, Janne; Heikkinen, Lasse; Kaasinen, Anna; Viholainen, Antti – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
In this article, we report from a group (N=98) of students from two campuses of one Finnish university, on their study habits, and to what extent they use different kinds of learning materials in university mathematics courses. Our results show that the older students are more communicative with their teachers, whereas the younger students ask for…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Study Habits, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries
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Viro, Elina; Joutsenlahti, Jorma – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
In project-based learning, pupils have two central learning objectives: to understand the content of the subject and to develop their twenty-first-century skills. This article concerns the use of project work in mathematics learning, considered here in the context of the Finnish national core curriculum, mathematical proficiency, and pupils'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Secondary School Students
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Alfaro, Helen; Joutsenlahti, Jorma – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
The study of mathematics at the university level requires logical thinking and strong mathematical skills. Contemporary first-year students are not prepared for these demands and end up failing their courses. This study aims to present an instrument for enhancing mathematics teaching and promoting learning with understanding in higher education by…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Engineering Education, Calculus
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Haataja, Eeva; Laine, Anu; Hannula, Markku S. – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This article explores five educators' conceptions of the characteristics of mathematically gifted students and a social learning environment that supports their development in a school for mathematically gifted adolescents in Finland. We conducted this qualitative study through semi-structured interviews and participant observations in a Finnish…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Academically Gifted, Gifted Education
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Luoto, Jennifer – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study employs interviews and observations to investigate instructional rationales of two purposefully sampled teachers with divergent classroom discourse practices in Swedish-speaking Finnish lower secondary mathematics classrooms. Studies on classroom discourse often point to beliefs and contextual factors shaping teachers' discourse…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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Neiro, Jakke; Johansson, Niko – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2020
The history and evolution of science assessment remains poorly known, especially in the context of the exam question contents. Here we analyze the Finnish matriculation examination in biology from the 1920s to 1960s to understand how the exam has evolved in both its knowledge content and educational form. Each question was classified according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Test Content, Test Format
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Hatisaru, Vesife – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The present study examined lower secondary students' images of mathematics, comprised of stated attitudes to and perceived needs for mathematics, and views about mathematicians and their work. A group of 1284 lower secondary students drew a picture of mathematician at work and described their drawings. The students' drawings fell into two distinct…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Nyman, Martin; Sumpter, Lovisa – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In this paper, we study year 2 and year 5 students' expressed motivations for doing mathematics. The responses were analysed using thematic analysis; first with a deductive approach using themes from previous research, and then an additional inductive analysis searching for new themes. The results show that the children express both intrinsic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Mathematics Education, Grade 2
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Manderfeld, Katharina; Siller, Hans-Stefan – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Beliefs are known to influence learning processes and thus become relevant in the instruction of pre-service mathematics teachers with regard to the pedagogical content knowledge taught in courses of mathematics didactics at university. In exploring beliefs about mathematics didactics of pre-service teachers training for secondary school, 50…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Lake, Elizabeth – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This paper attends to teacher intellectual risk-taking when attached to expression of positive emotions, in order to explore some of the reasons why teacher risktaking may not appear in mathematics lessons. We know that risk-taking can be beneficial, but research has not really examined what form this might take in a classroom. In recent research,…
Descriptors: Risk, Emotional Response, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Portaankorva-Koivisto, Päivi; Grevholm, Barbro – LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Ideals play a key role in a student teachers' identity work. They form targets to strive for and a mirror for reflection. In this paper, we examine Finnish mathematics student teachers' metaphors for the teacher's role (N=188). We classified the metaphors according to a model that identified teachers as subject matter experts, didactical experts,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Self Concept, Figurative Language
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