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Polotskaia, Elena – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The main goal of this paper is to show how Vasily Davydov's powerful ideas about the nature of mathematical thinking and learning can transform the teaching and learning of additive word problem solving. The name Vasily Davydov is well known in the field of mathematics education in Russia. However, the transformative value of Davydov's theoretical…
Descriptors: Models, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving
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Jao, Limin – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2013
Teachers are tasked with supporting students' learning of abstract mathematical concepts. Students can represent their mathematical understanding in a variety of modes, for example: manipulatives, pictures, diagrams, spoken languages, and written symbols. Although most students easily pick up rudimentary knowledge through the use of concrete…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 1
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Suurtamm, Christine; Vezina, Nancy – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2010
The research article in this article is part of a larger study that examines an initiative to expand teacher expertise in facilitating mathematical problem solving within the framework of developing and field-testing pedagogical resources. We focus on one year of the study and report on the complex process of professional development as teachers…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Educational Practices, Teaching Models, Mathematics Curriculum