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Leong, Yew Hoong; Cheng, Lu Pien; Toh, Wei Yeng Karen; Kaur, Berinderjeet; Toh, Tin Lam – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2019
The phrase 'make it explicit' is a common advice given to teachers. It is, however, not clear to us what this actually means when translated into classroom practice. Our review found that we are not alone: "explicit" is used in different ways in the education literature. This paper explores, through a case study of a teacher who stated…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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
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Logan, Tracy – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
Mathematics assessment and testing are increasingly situated within digital environments with international tests moving to computer-based testing in the near future. This paper reports on a secondary data analysis which explored the influence the mode of assessment--computer-based (CBT) and pencil-and-paper based (PPT)--and visuospatial ability…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests
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Lim, Siew Yee; Chapman, Elaine – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
The Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) is a comprehensive and widely used instrument for assessing motivation based on the self-determination theory. Currently, no such comprehensive instrument exists to assess the different domains of motivation (stipulated by the self-determination theory) in mathematics education at the pre-tertiary level (grades…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Motivation
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Leong, Yew Hoong; Chick, Helen L. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2011
This paper examines the anecdotal claim of "Not enough time" made by teachers when expressing their struggle to cover a stipulated syllabus. The study focuses on the actual experiences of a teacher teaching mathematics to a Year 7 class in Singapore according to a designated time schedule. The demands of fulfilling multiple instructional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education