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Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Shin, Bomi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
This study compares Malaysian and Korean geometry content in mathematics textbooks to help explain the differences that have been found consistently between the achievement levels of Malaysian and South Korean students in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Studies have shown that the use of textbooks can affect…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Textbooks
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Cheng, Qiang; Hsu, Hsien-Yuan – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Using Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 eighth-grade international dataset, this study explored the profiles of instructional practices reported by high- and low-performing mathematics teachers across the US, Finland, Korea, and Russia. Concepts of conceptual teaching and procedural teaching were used to frame the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, International Assessment