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Gibbons, Alanna – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2019

Maryam Mirzakhani is the first and the only female winner of the Fields Medal since its establishment in 1936. She is arguably one of the greatest mathematicians of our generation. This biographical paper outlines her life and work. Her mathematical theorems and noteworthy accomplishments are just as impressive as her determination, imagination,…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Biographies, Females

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

Howson, Geoffrey – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

For the past three years, the Program in Mathematics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, has, in coordination with its colloquium series, held a Columbus Day Symposium. Each year, the all day event has been focused on a particular theme in mathematics education, and has brought in various speakers and leaders in the field to…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Acceleration (Education)

Munroe, Kayan Lloyd – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

This paper analyzes how a teacher of mathematics used problem posing in the assessment of the cognitive development of 26 students at the grade-four level. The students, ages 8 to 10 years, were from a rural elementary school in western Jamaica. Using a picture as a prompt, students were asked to generate three arithmetic problems and to offer…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving

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

Satake, Eike – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

This cross-cultural study investigated the relationship between attitudes toward statistics (ATS) and course achievement (CA) among Japanese college students. The sample consisted of 135 male and 134 female students from the first two-year liberal arts program of a four-year college in Tokyo, Japan. Attitudes about statistics were measured using…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Statistics, Validity

Stephens, Max; Keqiang, Richard Xu – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

In the Western developed world, the language of 21st century competencies, also referred to as 21st century skills or competences, is a powerful means of drawing attention to links between the secondary school curriculum, post-secondary education, and the social and economic imperatives of the developed economies. This paper will analyze different…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries

Tian, Xiaoxi; Xie, Jinxing – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

The Summer Camp of Mathematical Modeling in China is a recently created experience designed to further Chinese students' academic pursuits in mathematical modeling. Students are given more than three months to research on a mathematical modeling project. Researchers and teams with outstanding projects are invited to the Summer Camp to present…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Science Programs, Mathematical Models, Student Projects

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

Ferri, Rita Borromeo – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

Teaching and learning of mathematical modelling has become a key competence within school curricula and educational standards in many countries of the world. The term mathematical modelling, its meaning, and how it can be implemented in mathematics lessons have been intensively discussed during several Conferences of the European Society for…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies

Marushina, Albina – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

This paper aims to tell how the Russian national examination in mathematics (the Uniform State Examination or USE) has been conducted most recently. The author must say at once that the history of the system of secondary school graduation examinations or even the history of the USE will be covered only to the small degree that is necessary for…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Tests, National Competency Tests, Secondary School Mathematics

Flores, Alfinio; Kimpton, Kelly E. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

We address issues related to gender and cultural equity in a history of mathematics course. We first look at the preponderance of male European mathematicians represented in textbooks of mathematics and history or mathematics. Then we discuss ways to highlight the presence of female and non-European mathematicians in the history of mathematics.…

Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education History, Gender Issues

Savola, Lasse – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

The Finnish National Board of Education has been publishing guidelines for the evaluation of student learning in the comprehensive school since the 1970s. This evaluation is two-fold: 1) during school it guides and supports students along their academic paths and 2) at the conclusion of the comprehensive school it expresses each student's level of…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

Last year the United States unveiled the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English and Mathematics for grades K-12. In particular, the authors included two possible sequences of 8-12 mathematics courses that would fulfill the standards. Most notably, the courses titled "3a" and "3b" in these two sequences have become…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences

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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