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Rieche, Helene; Leuders, Timo; Renkl, Alexander – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Students' beliefs that mathematical abilities are fixed can cause long-standing problems with motivation and learning. Hence, teachers should notice such problematic beliefs about identity among their students and handle them adequately. We used written descriptions of classroom situations to determine whether preservice mathematics teachers (n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Yildiz, Cemalettin; Karadeniz, Mihriban Hacisalihoglu – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to examine the perceptions of prospective mathematics teacher about the concept of "intelligent games" through metaphors. Phenomenology method was used in the research. The participants of the research consisted of a total of 218 prospective teachers who studied in Department of Elementary School Mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers
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Demir, Enes; Öztürk, Tugba; Güven, Bülent – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Proving is a process that has important roles in terms of learning and teaching in almost all the areas of mathematics. Because the process of proof constructions an extensive process that includes skills as mathematical thinking, reasoning and making connections. Reasoning is one of the most important components of this process. However, most…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, Error Patterns
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Prediger, Susanne; Zindel, Carina – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This article combines different conceptualizations of teachers' diagnostic competence in listening to students' mathematical thinking processes on the levels of general perspectives, noticed aspects and activated didactic categories. An empirical study of 159 prospective mathematics teachers' diagnostic judgments investigated how these levels are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Intervention, Video Technology
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O'Meara, Niamh; Fitzmaurice, Olivia; Johnson, Patrick – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Mathematics teacher educators in the University of Limerick became aware of a lack of conceptual understanding of key mathematics concepts of prospective secondary mathematics teachers through observation on teaching placement and in pedagogy lectures. A pilot study to enhance the conceptual understanding of prospective teachers was carried out…
Descriptors: Standards, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education
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Ramful, Ajay; Bedgood, Danny; Lowrie, Thomas – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This paper is the outcome of a collaborative endeavour between mathematics and science educators where the insight from each field mutually informed one another. Specifically, building on the knowledge base from mathematics education research, this study analyses the ways in which percent is interpreted by first year university students in general…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry
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Prendergast, Mark; O'Meara, Niamh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The Irish education system is unique in an international context as it sets aside a full school year for a transition and youth development programme in the middle of secondary education. The Transition Year (TY) programme is an optional, full time programme offered in the majority of secondary schools. Each school designs its own programme,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Stopouts
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Cunningham, Robert F.; Rappa, Anthony – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Surveys were used to examine mathematics teachers (15) on their ability to solve similarity problems and on their likely implementation of lesson objectives for teaching similarity. All correctly solved a similarity problem requiring a traditional static perspective, but 7 out of 15 failed to correctly solve a problem that required a more…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Khan, Sumaira; Haider, Syed Zubair; Bukhari, Amjad Ali – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The main objective of this research is to study the different instruction strategies implemented by Mathematics teachers and evaluating its affect on Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) level. To complete the study, two samples 34 teachers and 217 students were taken randomly. A five point Likert scale comprising 40 statements was prepared and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Magen-Nagar, Noga – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Teaching mathematics while learning from students' mistakes, errors and misconceptions, is most important for meaningful learning. This study was based on intervention programs prepared by preservice teachers. It aimed to examine their knowledge of assessment of errors in mathematics amongst pupils with learning disabilities, and their use as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Shahbari, Juhaina; Daher, Wajeeh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study came to characterize the features of mathematical models built by mathematics pre-service teachers for a model eliciting activity. Fourteen groups participated in building the models. We used a combination of deductive and inductive content analysis to characterize the pre-service teachers' elicited models, taking into account features…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Corica, Ana Rosa; Otero, María Rita – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
We present partial results of the design and implementation of a study program for the Mathematics Teacher Training. The research is developed in the light of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic. This paper we analyze what gestures of the research and world questioning pedagogy are identified in a group of future teachers that study an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Knowledge Level
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Imamoglu, Yesim; Togrol, Aysenur Yontar – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study was conducted with 93 freshmen and 82 senior prospective mathematicians and mathematics teachers in order to investigate how they construct and evaluate proofs and whether there are any significant differences in their proof construction (with respect to department and grade) and proof evaluation (with respect to department)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Preservice Teachers
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Haara, Frode Olav – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
From a system theoretically grounded point of view, a hierarchy of primary and secondary impact factors influencing the mathematics teacher's choice to use practical activities in mathematics teaching is suggested initially in the article. A study, based on qualitative responses from mathematics teachers, then gives grounds for suggesting that a…
Descriptors: Classification, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Foster, Colin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper addresses ways in which mathematics pedagogy can benefit from insights gleaned from counselling. Person-centred counselling stresses the value of genuineness, warm empathetic listening and minimal intervention to support people in solving their own problems and developing increased autonomy. Such an approach contrasts starkly with the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Intervention, Counseling
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