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Acar Güvendir, Meltem – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
This study focused on the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation levels of eighth grade students and its relationship with their mathematical achievement. The participants of the study included 6,829 students who took TIMSS in 2011 and 239 mathematics teachers. The data obtained from the student and teacher questionnaires that are included in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Locus of Control, Grade 8
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Levi-Keren, Michal; Patkin, Dorit – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
This paper presents the major findings and recommendations from a formative evaluation of the first of a 2-year in-service training program. This program was designed for the professional development of math teachers. It was developed following an educational reform, which was meant to enhance the teachers' ability to generate changes in their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs, Expectation
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Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Glennie, Corinne R.; Caddle, Mary C. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
Professional development (PD) programs often evaluate their impact on teachers' learning by assessing teachers either individually or in groups. The goal of this paper is to illustrate the variety of paths teachers might follow as a result of working in groups within online PD settings. Data are drawn from a PD program for grades 5-9 mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Group Instruction
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Furito, Linda H. I. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
In light of the changing ethnic, racial, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools, there is a growing need by scholars and practitioners for teaching practices that are informed by cultural knowledge possessed by students. This comes at a time when standardized testing of student achievement has been given a central role in efforts to improve…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Mathematics Instruction, Student Diversity
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Panaoura, Areti – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
Students' cognitive performance on any mathematical concept is related with the respective self-beliefs on understanding it and on using strategies in order to overcome cognitive obstacles. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of various aspects of apprehension (perceptual, operative and discursive) in geometrical figure…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Self Concept, Student Attitudes
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Bicknell, Brenda; Hunter, Roberta – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
Moving from primary school (Year 6) to the next stage in schooling (Year 7 intermediate or middle school) can provide challenges for students, teachers, and parents. A study was carried out to investigate these challenges with a focus on mathematics for 65 students from six different urban primary schools in New Zealand. Qualitative data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Muir, Tracey – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
Parental involvement in the form of "at-home" interest and support has a major influence on pupils' educational outcomes and attitudes. Many parents, however, feel uninformed about current educational practices and how they can be more involved with their child's learning. A number of initiatives have been implemented internationally to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation