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Jobrack, Matthew; Bossé, Michael J.; Chandler, Kayla; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Student problem solving in the context of a dynamic mathematics environment (DME) has previously been investigated primarily through the lens of whether or not the student could complete a problem-solving task. Herein, we investigate what trajectories students employ in the realms of mathematics, technology, and problem solving as they attempt to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Geometry, Visual Aids
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Bossé, Michael J.; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Chandler, Kayla – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
Teachers and students commonly use various concrete representations during mathematical instruction. These representations can be utilized to help students understand mathematical concepts and processes, increase flexibility of thinking, facilitate problem solving, and reduce anxiety while doing mathematics. Unfortunately, the manner in which some…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods
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Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bossé, Michael J.; Chandler, Kayla – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
While it is well recognized that students are prone to difficulties when performing linguistic-to-algebra translations, the nature of students' difficulties remain an issue of contention. Moreover, the literature indicates that these difficulties are not easily remediated by domain-specific instruction. Some have opined that this is the case…
Descriptors: Algebra, Error Patterns, Guidelines, Mathematics Instruction
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Bossé, Michael J.; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Chandler, Kayla – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
Understanding how students translate between mathematical representations is of both practical and theoretical importance. This study examined students' processes in their generation of symbolic and graphic representations of given polynomial functions. The purpose was to investigate how students perform these translations. The result of the study…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Cognitive Processes, Student Behavior, Mathematics Education
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Bosse, Michael J.; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Cheetham, Meredith – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011
Student ability, teacher expectations, respective degrees of difficulty, and curriculum and instructional practices all work together to provide students experiences leading to differing levels of success in respect to mathematical translations. Herein, we discuss teacher beliefs and instructional practices, investigate why some translations seem…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Calculus, Algebra, Academic Ability
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Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bosse, Michael J.; Faulconer, Johna – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2010
The mathematics education community recognizes the integrality of reading and writing in learning and communicating mathematics knowledge. Unfortunately, many students have yet to significantly experience this integrality in their mathematics classrooms despite the power these tools offer teachers for assessing student knowledge. This paper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Reading, Writing Ability