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Tirosh, Dina; Tsamir, Pessia; Levenson, Esther S.; Barkai, Ruthi; Tabach, Michal – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
This study investigates 27 preschool teachers' verbalization of various aspects of pattern structure as well as their knowledge of pattern structure while solving patterning activities. Aspects of structure that are investigated include the unit of repeat, its length and the amount of times it is repeated, and whether or not the pattern ends in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Repetition, Mathematical Concepts
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Taylan, Rukiye Didem – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
This study investigated a highly accomplished third-grade teacher's noticing of students' mathematical thinking as she taught multiplication and division. Through an innovative method, which allowed for documenting in-the-moment teacher noticing, the author was able to explore teacher noticing and reflective practices in the context of classroom…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Grade 3, Multiplication, Arithmetic
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Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Levenson, Esther; Tabach, Michal; Barkai, Ruthi – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article describes a study that investigates preschool teachers' knowledge of their young students' number conceptions and the teachers' related self-efficacy beliefs. It also presents and illustrates elements of a professional development program designed explicitly to promote this knowledge among preschool teachers. Results…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Number Concepts
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Ross, Karen E. L. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
This article examines the effects of changing teacher self-efficacy on student achievement. Results from a quantitative study of mathematics teachers in a USA mid-Atlantic state showed that teachers experienced reduced self-efficacy when working with English language learner students (ELLs) relative to non-ELLs. Further, the article explores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy
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Afamasaga-Fuata'i, Karoline; Sooaemalelagi, Lumaava – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2014
Based on findings from a semester-long study, this article examines the development of Samoan prospective teachers' mathematical understandings and mathematics attitudes when investigating authentic contexts and applying working mathematically processes, mental computations and problem-solving strategies to find solutions of problems. The…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience
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O'Shea, John; Leavy, Aisling M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2013
The primary school mathematics curriculum in Ireland is based upon a constructivist philosophy of learning. As constructivism is a theory of learning and not teaching, implementing a constructivist approach in the classroom requires teachers to identify the implications and applications of constructivist philosophy for teaching. In this research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Constructivism (Learning)
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011
For early childhood, the domain of geometry and spatial reasoning is an important area of mathematics learning. Unfortunately, geometry and spatial thinking are often ignored or minimized in early education. We build a case for the importance of geometry and spatial thinking, review research on professional development for these teachers, and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Anghileri, Julia – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2006
It is over 25 years since Wood, Bruner and Ross (1976, "Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry," 17, 89-100) introduced the idea of "scaffolding" to represent the way children's learning can be supported. Despite problems, this metaphor has enduring attraction in the way it emphasises the intent to support a sound foundation with increasing…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)