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Vale, Colleen; Widjaja, Wanty; Doig, Brian; Groves, Susie – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2019
Structured problem-solving lessons are used to explore mathematical concepts such as pattern and relationships in early algebra, and regularly used in Japanese Lesson Study research lessons. However, enactment of structured problem-solving lessons which involves detailed planning, anticipation of student solutions and orchestration of whole-class…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts
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Lazarides, Rebecca; Rubach, Charlott – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
This longitudinal study examined relationships between student-perceived teaching for meaning, support for autonomy, and competence in mathematic classrooms (Time 1), and students' achievement goal orientations and engagement in mathematics 6 months later (Time 2). We tested whether student-perceived instructional characteristics at Time 1…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement
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Carmichael, Colin; Muir, Tracey; Callingham, Rosemary – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
School autonomy has been identified as having an impact on a school's performance, yet less has been reported about the effect this has on students' goal orientations and engagement with mathematics. In a national study conducted in schools across Australia, measures of school autonomy were collected from teachers and school leaders, along with…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Russo, James; Hopkins, Sarah – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
The current study considered young students' (7 and 8 years old) experiences and perceptions of mathematics lessons involving challenging (i.e. cognitively demanding) tasks. We used the Constant Comparative Method to analyse the interview responses (n = 73) regarding what work artefacts students were most proud of creating and why. Five themes…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Wright, Vince; Smith, Ken – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
There is growing acknowledgement of the importance of spatial abilities to student achievement across a broad range of domains and disciplines. Nets are one way to connect three-dimensional shapes and their two-dimensional representations and are a common focus of geometry curricula. Thirty-four students at year 6 (upper primary school) were…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, Geometry, Elementary School Students
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Forgasz, Helen J.; Leder, Gilah C. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2017
We report the general public's perceptions and those of 15-year-old school students, about aspects of mathematics learning. For the adult sample, survey data were gathered from pedestrians and Facebook users in Australia, Canada and the UK-countries in which English is the dominant language spoken. Participants responded to items about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education
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Bray, Aibhín; Tangney, Brendan – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
Several recent curriculum reforms aim to address the shortfalls traditionally associated with mathematics education through increased emphasis on higher-order-thinking and collaborative skills. Some stakeholders, such as the US National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the UK Joint Mathematical Council, advocate harnessing the affordances of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Muir, Tracey; Geiger, Vince – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
Teaching secondary mathematics has a number of challenges, including the expectations that teachers cover the prescribed curriculum, help students learn difficult concepts, prepare students for future studies, and, increasingly, that they do so incorporating digital technologies. This study investigates a teacher's, and his students', perceptions…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Ren, Lixin; Green, Jennifer L.; Smith, Wendy M. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
The Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales (FSMAS) are among the most popular instruments used in studies of attitudes toward mathematics. However, the FSMAS has been mainly used among student populations and rarely used with teachers. In the present study, three scales from the FSMAS--"Confidence," "Effectance…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics
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Muir, Tracey; Beswick, Kim; Callingham, Rosemary; Jade, Katara – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2016
This paper presents the findings of a small-scale study that investigated the issues and challenges of teaching and learning about quantitative reasoning (QR) within a project-based learning (PjBL) context. Students and teachers were surveyed and interviewed about their experiences of learning and teaching QR in that context in contrast to…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Active Learning, Student Projects, Problem Solving
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Eisenmann, Petr; Novotná, Jarmila; Pribyl, Jirí; Brehovský, Jirí – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
The article reports the results of a longitudinal research study conducted in three mathematics classes in Czech schools with 62 pupils aged 12-18 years. The pupils were exposed to the use of selected heuristic strategies in mathematical problem solving for a period of 16 months. This was done through solving problems where the solution was the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Heuristics, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Treacy, Kaye; Frid, Sandra; Jacob, Lorraine – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
This research was designed to investigate the conceptualisations and thinking strategies Indigenous Australian students use in counting tasks. Eighteen Aboriginal students, in years 1 to 11 at a remote community school, were interviewed using standard counting tasks and a "counting" task that involved fetching "maku" (witchetty…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Numbers, World Views, Computation
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Darragh, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2015
Many students do not recognise in themselves positive learner identities in mathematics and thus exclude themselves from further mathematics education, limiting their life opportunities. In this study, I use a performance metaphor for identity, drawing on G.H. Mead, Erving Goffman and Judith Butler to analyse interviews with students, taken at…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mathematics, Performance, Interviews
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Kuiper, Els; de Pater-Sneep, Martie – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Drill-and-practice mathematics software offers teachers a relatively simple way to use technology in the classroom. One of the reasons to use the software may be that it motivates children, working on the computer being more "fun" than doing regular school work. However, students' own perceptions of such software are seldom studied. This…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Drills (Practice), Student Attitudes
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Attard, Catherine – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2013
This article is a report on a longitudinal case study that investigated the problem of lowered engagement with mathematics and students' perspectives of the factors that influenced their engagement during the middle years of schooling. The article provides a synthesis of the entire study and a summary of its findings. In order to address the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Education, Student Attitudes
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