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Kaur, Berinderjeet; Tay, Eng Guan; Toh, Tin Lam; Leong, Yew Hoong; Lee, Ngan Hoe – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

A study of school mathematics curriculum enacted by competent teachers in Singapore secondary schools is a programmatic research project at the National Institute of Education (NIE) funded by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore through the Office of Education Research (OER) at NIE. The main goal of the project is to collect a set of data…

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

Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David; Cao, Yiming – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

Interactive problem solving and learning are priorities in contemporary education, but these complex processes have proved difficult to research. This project addresses the question "How do we optimise social interaction for the promotion of learning in a mathematics classroom?" Employing the logic of multi-theoretic research design,…

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

Mulligan, Joanne; Woolcott, Geoffrey; Mitchelmore, Michael; Davis, Brent – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

Spatial reasoning, an emerging transdisciplinary area of interest to mathematics education research, is proving integral to all human learning. It is particularly critical to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This project will create an innovative knowledge framework based on spatial reasoning that identifies new…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Spatial Ability, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills

Lowrie, Tom; Jorgensen, Robyn – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

Since the early 70s, there has been recognition that there are specific differences in achievement based on variables, such as gender and socio-economic background, in terms of mathematics performance. However, these differences are not unilateral but rather quite specific and relate strongly to spatial reasoning. This early work has paved the way…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills

Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David J.; Clarke, Doug M.; Roche, Anne; Cao, Yiming; Peter-Koop, Andrea – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

The major premise of this project is that teachers learn from the act of teaching a lesson. Rather than asking "What must a teacher already know in order to practice effectively?", this project asks "What might a teacher learn through their activities in the classroom and how might this learning be optimised?" In this project,…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Case Studies, Online Surveys

Makar, Katie; Fielding-Wells, Jill – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

The 3-year study described in this paper aims to create new knowledge about inquiry norms in primary mathematics classrooms. Mathematical inquiry addresses complex problems that contain ambiguities, yet classroom environments often do not adopt norms that promote curiosity, risk-taking and negotiation needed to productively engage with complex…

Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Inquiry, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

Geiger, Vincent; Stillman, Gloria; Brown, Jill; Galbriath, Peter; Niss, Mogens – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

The purpose of this article is to report on a newly funded research project in which we will investigate how secondary students apply mathematical modelling to effectively address real world situations. Through this study, we will identify factors, mathematical, cognitive, social and environmental that "enable" year 10/11 students to…

Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Relevance (Education)

Yoon, Caroline; Chin, Sze Looi; Moala, John Griffith; Choy, Ban Heng – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

Our project seeks to draw attention to the rich mathematical thinking that is generated when students work on contextual mathematising tasks. We use a design-based research approach to create ways of reporting that raise the visibility of this rich mathematical thinking while retaining and respecting its complexity. These reports will be aimed for…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Context Effect, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods

Ioannou, Marios – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

This study analyses learning aspects of undergraduate mathematics students' first encounter with the subgroup test, using the commognitive theoretical framework. It focuses on students' difficulties as these are related to the object-level and metalevel mathematical learning in group theory, and, when possible, highlights any commognitive…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Data Analysis

Blue, Levon Ellen; O'Brien, Mia; Makar, Katie – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

From an early age, children are faced with financial dilemmas and are expected to make effective financial decisions about money. In this paper, we explore the classroom practices that may enable a compassionate approach to financial literacy education. We observed an inquiry-based mathematics lesson in a Year 4 primary school classroom. The…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Money Management, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction

Kouvela, Eirini; Hernandez-Martinez, Paul; Croft, Tony – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

This paper explores the messages that first-year mathematics students receive in the context of their academic studies during their transition from school to university mathematics. Through observations of lectures and discussions with first-year mathematics undergraduates in an English university, we identified and analysed the messages that two…

Descriptors: College Freshmen, Mathematics Instruction, Transitional Programs, Undergraduate Students

Kuzle, A. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

The important role that metacognition plays as a predictor for student mathematical learning and for mathematical problem-solving, has been extensively documented. But only recently has attention turned to primary grades, and more research is needed at this level. The goals of this paper are threefold: (1) to present metacognitive framework during…

Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 2, Grade 4, Interviews

Fisher, Molly H.; Thomas, Jonathan; Schack, Edna O.; Jong, Cindy; Tassell, Janet – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

This study examined the impact of an intervention, focused on professional noticing of children's conceptual development in whole number and arithmetic reasoning, on preservice elementary teachers' (PSETs') professional noticing skills, attitudes toward mathematics, and mathematical knowledge for teaching mathematics. A video-based professional…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Children

Bartley, Sarah R.; Ingram, Naomi – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

This study explored the relationship between parents' mathematics self-efficacy and emotional arousal to mathematics and their 12- and 13-year-old children's mathematics self-efficacy and emotional arousal to mathematics. Parental modelling of affective relationships during homework was a focus. Eighty-four parent and child pairings from seven…

Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills

Parra, Aldo; Trinick, Tony – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2018

An investigation into an aspect of indigenous education provides the opportunity to forefront an epistemological discussion about mathematical knowledge. This paper analyses indigenous peoples' educational experiences in Colombia and Aotearoa/New Zealand of mathematics education, focusing on, among other things, sociolinguistic issues such as…

Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Mathematics Education, Sociolinguistics