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Webb, David C.; van der Kooij, Henk; Geist, Monica R. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This article describes Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), a design theory for mathematics education proposed by Hans Freudenthal and developed over 40 years of developmental research at the Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education in the Netherlands. Activities from a unit to develop student understanding of logarithms are…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Cunningham, Alice W.; Dias, Olen; Angulo, Nieves – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This article analyzes the findings from an 18-section experiment studying the effect of homework-completion tutoring on community college students' remedial mathematics performance. The experiment involved 529 students registered for two remedial math courses: math skills and algebra. For each course, the experiment studied nine sections: three…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Homework, Computer Uses in Education, Tutoring