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Özgen, Kemal; Aydin, Mehmet; Geçic, Mehmet Ertürk; Bayram, Baran – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate eighth grade students' skills in different problem-posing situations. Problem-posing situations include free, semi-structured and structured problem-posing situations. The study was conducted using case study methodology, which is within the scope of descriptive research. The study was conducted with…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Problem Solving, Problem Sets, Foreign Countries
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Özaltun Çelik, Aytug; Bukova Güzel, Esra – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
The aim of this study is to explain how to shape the lesson study designed for improving mathematics teachers' knowledge of student thinking and to uncover the evidences of the mathematics teachers' knowledge of student thinking in their lessons. The lesson study composed of three cycles with five stages was carried out with three mathematics…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Toluk-Ucar, Zulbiye; Bozkus, Figen – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how prospective elementary school mathematics teachers and elementary school students' ability to distinguish proportional situations from nonproportional situations differ or are alike. Participants of the study were 319 prospective primary and middle school teachers and 320 elementary school students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Education
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Karakus, Fatih – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
Although the topic of division by zero has been widely discussed in the literature, this subject is still confusing for students, pre-service teachers and teachers. Because of this, teachers at various grade levels may encounter difficulties in conveying the concept to their students. Therefore, in order to provide students with a strong…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Arithmetic, Mathematics Instruction
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Kabar, Makbule Gözde Didis – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2018
In recent years, researchers have become more interested in quadratic equations. This study explores the conceptions high school students have concerning quadratic equations with one unknown, while using concept definition and images as theoretical framework. The data was gathered through semi-structured interviews with 14 eleventh grade high…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Equations (Mathematics), Grade 11
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Kiliç, Çigdem – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
In that current study, pattern conversion ability of 25 pre-service mathematics teachers (producing figural patterns following number patterns) was investigated. During the study participants were asked to generate figural patterns based on those number patterns. The results of the study indicate that many participants could generate different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
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Sarac, Ayse; Aslan-Tutak, Fatma – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between teacher efficacy to student trigonometry self-efficacy and student trigonometry achievement. The study included 16 high school teachers and their tenth grade students (n = 571). Teacher efficacy was studied in terms of general teaching efficacy, mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Skills
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Tarim, Kamuran – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
This study investigates the pattern finding skills of pre-school children and the in-class pattern activities conducted by teachers. The research was designed as a descriptive survey study carried out with a total of 162 children aged 60-77 months from families with middle socio-economic status. The findings of the study revealed that the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Surveys, Repetition
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Doruk, Bekir Kürsat – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
Researchers have proposed a variety of methods to make a connection between real life and mathematics so that it can be learned in a practical way and enable people to utilise mathematics in their daily lives. Model-eliciting activities (MEAs) were developed to fulfil this need and are very capable of serving this purpose. The reason MEAs are so…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
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Karakus, Fatih – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2016
The analysis of pre-service teachers' concept images can provide information about their mental schema of fractal dimension. There is limited research on students' understanding of fractal and fractal dimension. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the pre-service teachers' understandings of fractal dimension based on concept image. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Geometric Concepts, Schemata (Cognition)
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Erdogan, Abdulkadir – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
Turkish primary mathematics curriculum emphasizes the role of problem solving for teaching mathematics and pays particular attention to problem solving strategies. Patterns as a subject and the use of patterns as a non-routine problem solving strategy are also emphasized in the curriculum. The primary purpose of this study was to determine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Tekin-Sitrava, Reyhan; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
This qualitative study examined middle school students' performance, solution strategies, difficulties and the underlying reasons for their difficulties in calculating the volume of a rectangular prism. The data was collected from 35 middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade students) enrolled in a private school in Istanbul, Turkey. The data…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Haciomeroglu, Guney – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
The present study examined the structure of elementary pre-service teachers' mathematics anxiety and mathematics teaching anxiety by asking whether the two systems of anxiety are related. The Turkish Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale Short Version and the Mathematics Teaching Anxiety Scale were administered to 260 elementary pre-service teachers.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Tekin, Ayse; Kula, Semiha; Hidiroglu, Caglar Naci; Bukova-Guzel, Esra; Ugurel, Isikhan – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative research is to examine the views of 21 secondary mathematics student teachers attending Mathematical Modelling Course regarding mathematical modelling in a state university in Turkey; reasons why they chose this course and their expectations from the course in question. For this reason, three open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Qualitative Research, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
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Karatas, Ilhan – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011
Computer technology in mathematics education enabled the students find many opportunities for investigating mathematical relationships, hypothesizing, and making generalizations. These opportunities were provided to pre-service teachers through a faculty course. At the end of the course, the teachers were assigned project tasks involving…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Investigations, Computer Uses in Education, Student Teachers
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