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Lemonidis, Charalambos; Kaiafa, Ioanna – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Research findings in the field of Mathematics Education emphasize that storytelling is an effective instructional tool in the teaching of mathematics, as it provides a meaningful context that attracts students' interest and makes learning a pleasant process. The use of stories and fairy tales in the teaching of mathematics motivates students to…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Instructional Effectiveness
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Suthisung, Nisara – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The distinction between procedural and conceptual learning has long been a topic of discussion in mathematics education and the idea of compression into thinkable concepts that enable the individual make links between them (Tall, 2007). In addition to, the compression to thinkable concept was to be thinking mechanism arising naturally and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Siew, Nyet Moi; Chong, Chin Lu – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether Van Hiele's 5 phase-based tangrams activities could help to foster creativity among Grade Three primary school students. Students' creativity was investigated in terms of Torrance's Figural Test of creative thinking: Fluency, Originality, Elaboration, Abstractness of title, and Resistance to a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Pretests Posttests