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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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West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
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Murray, Diane R. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
A history is given of the Educational Museum of Teachers College, which began in 1886, and David Eugene Smith's extensive collection of mathematical tools used in the Museum's exhibits is discussed. Historic mathematical instruments including, the astrolabe, abacus and counting rods, and the slide rule are examined. The author uses digitized…
Descriptors: Museums, Measurement Equipment, History, Schools of Education
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Gould, Heather; Reimer, Catherine – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
In the late Fall of 2012, the Museum of Mathematics ("MoMath") will open in New York City and will be the only museum dedicated solely to mathematics in the United States. The content and design of most of the exhibits are not yet available to the public but some information about how the Museum will use technology has been released. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Museums, Exhibits, Technology Uses in Education
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Sossi, Dino; Jamalian, Azadeh; Richardson, Shenetta – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This exploratory study compared a computer-based mathematics education intervention with two more traditional approaches with the purpose of improving instruction in perimeter and area. Kidspiration software, tile/stick manipulatives and pencil/paper-based copying/drawing of shapes were implemented in a 3rd Grade New York City public school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Conventional Instruction
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Gujarati, Joan – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This article examines three early career elementary teachers' orientations toward standards-based mathematics curriculum implementation in New York City public schools. It is important to have a greater understanding of teachers who are responsible for enacting standards-based curriculum in authentic teaching situations in order to learn more…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Implementation, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Weinberg, Stuart – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
The purpose of this article is to summarize the methodology and findings in the case studies of three student teachers in secondary school mathematics. The broad area of interest is the relationship between beliefs and practice. In the study, "beliefs" refers to expectations teachers have that students will be successful in learning with…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Success
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Gurl, Theresa – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
In response to the recent calls for a residency model for field internships in education, a possible model based on an adaptation of Japanese lesson study is described. Lesson study consists of collaboratively planning, implementing, and discussing lessons after the lesson is taught. Results of a study in which student teachers and cooperating…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Secondary School Mathematics, Internship Programs, Models