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Stohlmann, Micah; Huang, Xing; DeVaul, lina – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2018
rowth mindset is an important belief for students to be successful in mathematics and in their current and future lives. Solving open-ended problems also has many positive benefits for students. Little research has been conducted though on growth mindset and mathematics at the middle school level and particularly growth mindset with open-ended…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Kaufman, Julia H.; Rita Karam; Pane, John F.; Junker, Brian W. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012
This study drew on data from a large, randomized trial of Cognitive Tutor Algebra (CTA) in high-poverty settings to investigate how mathematics curricula and classroom achievement related to teacher reports of time spent on inquiry-based and lecture-based mathematics activities. We found that teachers using the CTA curriculum reported more time on…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Learning Activities, Inquiry
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Gísladóttir, Berglind; Jóhannsdóttir, Björg – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Finland and Singapore are both nations that have excelled in mathematics on international assessments, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Evidence of Finland's educational success emerged with the outcome of the first PISA study in 2000. Since…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Success