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Ahuja, Renu – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2019
This paper describes the theory of professional competence in teaching of mathematics developed through a cross-cultural examination of teaching practices of mathematics teachers recommended as competent by their principals in two selected high-achieving high schools of India and the United States. A detailed study of teacher cases from both of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Wade, Carol H.; Cimbricz, Sandra K.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Gruver, Meagan; Sadler, Philip M. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2018
Quantitative analysis of the Factors Influencing College Success in Mathematics (FICSMath) Survey data indicates that high school mathematics teachers' abilities to teach for conceptual understanding is a significant and positive predictor of student performance in single- variable college calculus. To explore these findings further, we gathered…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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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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McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2017
In this article I explore some of the underlying mathematics of Poke´mon battles and describe ways that teachers at the secondary level could explore concepts of mathematical game theory in this context. I discuss various ways of representing and analyzing a Poke´mon battle using game theory and conclude with an example of applying concepts of…
Descriptors: Video Games, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Game Theory
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Johnson, Jeffrey – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2017
The purpose of this research was to compare two definitions and assessments of Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). As part of a larger study, nine current and future teachers took an online version of the Measures of Knowledge for Teaching (MKT)--Mathematics assessment and the Cognitively Activating Instruction in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wade, Carol; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Hazari, Zahra; Watson, Charity – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This article compares the views of teachers and professors about the transition from secondary mathematics to tertiary calculus. Quantitative analysis revealed five categories where teachers and professors differed significantly in the relative frequency of addressing them. Using the rite of passage theory, the separation and incorporation phases…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Teachers, Calculus, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kitchen, Richard; Ridder, Sarah Anderson; Bolz, Joseph – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
Research is needed to understand the impact of high-stakes testing on teachers' practices and consequently on their students, particularly at schools that serve large numbers of low-income students and students of color. In this research study, we examined how a state's annual high-stakes test and administrative mandates influenced the assessment…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Mathematics Teachers, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Bostic, Jonathan D. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
Instruction promoting reasoning and proof should be a part of K-12 mathematics teaching. Preservice teachers (PSTs) need mathematics content instruction that helps them construct valid justifications for mathematical notions and develop positive perceptions of proof. This case study describes instruction with proof-related tasks and manipulatives…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Suhaimi, Zuhairina; Shahrill, Masitah; Tengah, Khairul Amilin; Abbas, Nor'Arifahwati Haji – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This study incorporated the use of writing-to-learn strategy, particularly journal writing, in Grade 10 mathematics lessons. Although part of a study conducted to investigate the effects of journal writing on academically lower-achieving learners with English as their second language, this paper will focus only on the students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Attitudes, Journal Writing, Grade 10
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Fitz, Margaret – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This article focuses on the mathematical value of teaching angles through the use of sundials in the classroom. The history of sundials and the mathematics embedded within them is discussed in detail. In addition, practical applications of angles are included, along with interactive practice telling time with the angles created on sundials. Time…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Time
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Young, Jamaal Rashad; Young, Jemimah Lea – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Mathematics anxiety is recognized as a significant performance impediment that affects students across multiple ethnic and economic backgrounds. However, research has yet to fully examine the possible differential effect of mathematics anxiety on underrepresented K-12 students. Specifically, given the long-standing achievement gap between African…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, African American Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety
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Cozzens, Margaret B. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
There is a vital need in the mathematics and science teaching and learning community at the secondary school level for assistance for teachers in adapting curricular materials to meet the many district, state, and national demands and to facilitate high-quality learning of students and their ability to transfer this learning and apply it as they…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Resources, Language Arts, Teaching Guides
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McGuffey, William – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Epperson, James A. Mendoza; Rhoads, Kathryn – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Many mathematics teacher educators encounter the challenge of creating or choosing mathematical tasks that evoke important mathematical insights and connections yet remain firmly grounded in school mathematics. This challenge increases substantially when trying to meet the needs of practicing secondary mathematics teachers pursuing graduate work…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education
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Christy, Donna; Sparks, Rebecca – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
The authors have experience with secondary mathematics teacher candidates struggling to make connections between the theoretical abstract algebra course they take as college students and the algebra they will be teaching in secondary schools. As a mathematician and a mathematics educator, the authors collaborated to create and implement a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra
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