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The Mathematical Education
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Volume 48, Issue 4 - Nov 2009
Volume 48, Issue 3 - Aug 2009
Volume 48, Issue 2 - May 2009
Volume 48, Issue 1 - Feb 2009
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An Effect of Students' Learning for Spatial Ability Using a Geometric Manipulative
Choi-Koh, Sang-Sook ; Jung, In-Chul ; Park, Man-Goo ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 1~20
The study was to investigate an effect of students' learning for enhancing spatial ability, using a geometric manipulative recently designed. A mixed methodology was chosen to achieve the purpose of the study. To find students' achievement, 152 of the 8th graders in Kyunggi Do participated in data collection. At the same time. students' performance of the class was videotaped and analyzed to see students' responses, The results showed that the effect of using the manipulative was statistically significant at level, p<.05 to enhance the spatial ability. Specifically, in comparison of each component. spatial orientation was more effective than spatial visualization. In the spatial orientation, the part of field was more effective than the reorganized whole. It showed that students were given more opportunities to find mathematical properties and relations between 2nd and 3rd-dimensional figures through their intuitive observation, and also the manipulative helped the students find the property of the part of field because it gave an easy way to manipulate the property of the find parts of whole which was composed of the frame of the solid figures without surfaces. In using the manipulative, students were very flexible in finding the number of plane figures, but the relations between the 2nd and 3rd dimensional figures need to be clearly guided in consideration of the characteristics of the manipulative, based on the definitions of geometric properties(cf. points can make lines, not surfaces directly).
A Study on the Student Assessment of Elementary School Mathematics
Lee, Jong-Euk ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 21~32
The purpose of this study is to diagnose the current states and the problems of student assessment of Elementary School Mathematics. For that purpose, this study conducted a survey and had the individual interviews. The surrey items consisted of the six main parts: questions about the development of assessment tools, the method to assess, the grading, the special supplementary courses, the opening of learning effect, and the follow-up guidances. The results of this study are as the follow First, elementary teachers depended heavily on internet sites for developing assessment problems. Second, elementary teachers made use of a performance assessment, a unit assessment, and a term examination at ordinary times. Third, unit assessment was largely referred for grading by elementary teachers. Fourth, in selecting the students for the special supplementary courses, both criterion-referenced assessment and norm-referenced assessment were considered. After finishing the special supplementary courses, additional tests were usually taken. Fifth, elementary teachers took a negative attitude in opening of learning effect. specialty opening of test paper to parents of students was done under 30%. Sixth, fellow-up guidances were the most through the classroom guidances. but consulting with parents of students was not frequently conducted by teachers.
A Study on The Application of Inclusion-Exclusion Method in Soma Cube Activity
Shim, Sang-Kil ; Hwang, Sun-Wook ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 33~45
The purpose of this article is to study characteristics of Soma Cube in combinatorial-geometric point of view, and to present basic substances and direction for efficient Soma cube activities in school mathematics upon systematical analysis of methods of finding solutions using Inclusion-Exclusion Method. We can apply Inclusion-Exclusion Method to find all possible solutions in Soma Cube activities not as trial-and-error method but as analytical method. Because Inclusion-Exclusion Method can reduce the number of problem-solving variables by making high conjunction in the choice of pieces. Soma cube pieces can be sorted as 'flat' ones and 'non-flat' ones, which would be another effective method in the manipulation of Soma Cube pieces.
Calculus Reform Movement and A Study on the College Calculus
Choi, Eun-Mi ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 47~59
Recently our society confronts with the concern over the college students' apparent lack of understanding and interesting of mathematics. In late 1980s the calculus reform movement in US was triggered to increase both passing rates and a general interest in the subject. The purpose of this paper is to investigate teaching of college calculus and its curriculum in order to promote students' interesting and understanding. We deal with 4 questions. Firstly, we research the history and motivation of the calculus reform movement in US. Secondly, we do case study about the debate between reformed and traditional calculus. Then we evaluate the effectiveness of reformed calculus in comparison to traditional calculus. Finally we investigate possible ways to apply reformed calculus in our university mathematics education and suggest some points to improve teaching calculus.
Development and Application of Case-Based Pedagogy for Professional Growth in Mathematics of Elementary School Teachers
Pang, Jeeng-Suk ; Kim, Sang-Hwa ; Choi, Ji-Young ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 61~80
The purpose of this study was to develop case-based pedagogy in mathematics for elementary school teachers and to investigate how they participate in the course employing case-based pedagogy. The 13 cases were developed and employed in pre-service teacher education. As such, the cases covered all content areas across grades, and included detailed description of mathematics instruction, questions for discussion, theoretical review related to each case, focus analysis and additional analysis, etc. This paper describes in what ways the participant teachers discussed cases, how case-based pedagogy had an influence on the teachers' own instruction during the practicum period, and how they assessed case-based pedagogy. This paper provides issues and suggestions for the professional development of mathematics teachers on the basis of empirical background.
Teaching Factorization in School Mathematics
Choi, Sang-Ki ; Lee, Jee-Hae ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 81~91
This paper focuses on two problems in the 10th grade mathematics, the rational zero theorem and the content(the integer divisor) of a polynomial Among 138 students participated in the problem solving, 58 of them (42 %) has used the rational zero theorem for the factorization of polynomials. However, 30 of 58 students (52 %) consider the rational zero theorem is a mathematical fake(false statement) and they only use it to get a correct answer. There are three different types in the textbooks in dealing with the content of a polynomial with integer coefficients. Computing the greatest common divisor of polynomials, some textbooks consider the content of polynomials, some do not and others suggest both methods. This also makes students confused. We suggests that a separate section of the rational zero theorem must be included in the text. As for the content of a polynomial, we consider the polynomials are contained in the polynomial ring over the rational numbers. So computing the gcd of polynomials, guide the students to give a monic(or primitive) polynomial as ail answer.
A Meta Review of the Researches on PCK in Mathematics
Park, Kyung-Mee ;
The Mathematical Education, volume 48, issue 1, 2009, Pages 93~105
Considering the fact that PCK(pedogogical content knowledge) tends to guarantee the identity of mathematics education as a discipline and the teacher professionalism, PCK is one of the core concepts in the research on subject matter education. The purpose of this study is to review domestic and international researches on the definition and the components of PCK in mathematics. Based on the review, this study identified 3 knowledges which consist PCK; knowedge of mathematic content, knowledge of learner's understanding, and knowledge of teaching. Then this study provided some examples of PKC in the topic, the limit of sequences, and introduced the LMT and TEDS-M items, which were designed to measure the teacher's PCK. Lastly, this study attempted to evaluate the items on mathematics education included in the Teacher Employment Test administered for pre-service/. teachers in Korea based on PCK.