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Saadati, Farzaneh; Cerda, Gamal; Giaconi, Valentina; Reyes, Cristian; Felmer, Patricio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study was designed to examine predictors of instructional beliefs related to problem solving that influence mathematics in-service teachers' practices in the Chilean context. A total of 713 in-service mathematics teachers from various elementary schools participated in the survey study during 2015 and 2016. Results showed that teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Russo, James; Hopkins, Sarah – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Research suggests that teachers of mathematics are frequently reluctant to pose challenging tasks to students. Reasons for this reluctance include fears of negative student reactions, time and resource constraints, and a lack of relevant teacher content knowledge. The current study involved interviewing three early primary-grade (elementary)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Dolma, Phuntsho; Nutchey, David; Watters, James J.; Chandra, Vinesh – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Reform of mathematics education has been in focus in many countries including those in major economic transition. This paper reports a segment of a study which was conducted in Bhutan, where a reformed elementary mathematics curriculum has been recently introduced. The reformed curriculum is based on social constructivism and its design has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Elementary School Mathematics
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Guberman, Raisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
One of the key courses in the mathematics teacher education program in Israel is arithmetic, which engages in contents which these pre-service mathematics teachers (PMTs) will later teach at school. Teaching arithmetic involves knowledge about the essence of the concept of "number" and the development thereof, calculation methods and…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Zhang, Qiaoping; Barkatsas, Tasos; Law, Huk-Yuen; Leu, Yuh-Chyn; Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
It has become increasingly recognized that what teachers and students value affect teaching and learning in general and in the area of mathematics in particular. Yet, the extent to which this is so varies across cultural regions. In recent years, how the ethnic Chinese teach and learn mathematics has attracted much attention worldwide. It is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Value Judgment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Maschietto, Michela – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper presents the analysis of two teaching experiments carried out in the context of the mathematics laboratory in a primary school (grades 3 and 4) with the use of the pascaline Zero + 1, an arithmetical machine. The teaching experiments are analysed by coordinating two theoretical frameworks, i.e. the instrumental approach and the Theory…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Kërënxhi, Svjetllana; Gjoci, Pranvera – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this paper, we recommend mathematical teaching through dual treatments. The dual treatments notion, classified in dual interpretations, dual analyses, dual solutions, and dual formulations, is explained through concrete examples taken from mathematical textbooks of elementary education. Dual treatments provide opportunities for creating…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Textbooks, Elementary School Mathematics
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Nah, Kwi-Ok – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The pedagogical practices of mathematics education for young children in English and Korean pre-schools were compared through analyses of interviews with practitioners, observations of classroom activities and an examination of documents related to the planning and implementation of mathematics education. Practitioners in both countries used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Cañadas, María C.; Gómez, Pedro; Rico, Luis – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Spain was 1 of the 17 countries that participated in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M 2008). In this paper, we explore and describe the structure of Spanish primary mathematics teacher education programs. We analyzed the documents collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics, Teachers
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Bragg, Leicha A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
In an effort to engage children in mathematics learning, many primary teachers use mathematical games and activities. Games have been employed for drill and practice, warm-up activities and rewards. The effectiveness of games as a pedagogical tool requires further examination if games are to be employed for the teaching of mathematical concepts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study investigated the approaches to teaching by three fifth-grade teachers' of creative and non-creative mathematical problems for fractions. The teachers' personal constructs of the two kinds of problems were elicited by interviews through the use of the repertory grid technique. All the teaching was observed and video-recorded. Results…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lim-Teo, Suat Khoh; Chua, Kwee Gek; Cheang, Wai Kwong; Yeo, Joseph K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
Mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK) of teachers cannot be easily defined but is a complex concept integrating generic pedagogical knowledge, mathematics teaching methodology as well as knowledge of the discipline of mathematics. It is the objective of mathematics methodology courses in teacher preparation programmes to begin the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction
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Sullivan, Peter; Mousley, Judith; Zevenbergen, Robyn – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
The basic unit of school based mathematics teaching is the lesson. This article is a contribution to understanding teacher actions that facilitate successful lessons, defined as those that engage all students, especially those who may sometimes feel alienated from mathematics and schooling, in productive and successful mathematical thinking and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Christou, Constantinos; Mousoulides, Nikos; Pittalis, Marios; Pitta-Pantazi, Demetra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2004
The recent development of powerful new technologies such as dynamic geometry software (DGS) with drag capability has made possible the continuous variation of geometric configurations and allows one to quickly and easily investigate whether particular conjectures are true or not. Because of the inductive nature of the DGS, the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction