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Research in Mathematical Education
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Volume & Issues
Volume 10, Issue 4 - Dec 2006
Volume 10, Issue 3 - Sep 2006
Volume 10, Issue 2 - Jun 2006
Volume 10, Issue 1 - Mar 2006
Selecting the target year
Developing Mathematical Promise and Creativity
Sheffield Linda Jensen ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 1~11
In today's world, it is not enough to be proficient at computation or at memorizing rote procedures to solve routine problems. These skills are important, but even more important are the abilities to recognize and define problems, generate multiple solutions or paths toward solution, reason, justify conclusions, and communicate results. These are not abilities that one is born with and they do not generally develop on their own. For students to become gifted, promising, and creative mathematicians, these talents must be cultivated and nurtured.
A Comparative Study of Mathematics Tests in China and UK
Bao Jiansheng ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 13~31
This paper uses a composite difficulties model developed by the author (Bao 2002a, 2002b) to compare the characteristics of two sample mathematics tests in China and UK. The initial findings were described through five difficulty factors on several difficulty levels. According the initial findings, the author then tries to analyze the styles of mathematics problem-solving and the curriculum backgrounds in these two countries.
Using Spreadsheets with Mathematically Gifted Students
Arganbright Deane ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 33~47
Finding good ways to support the further development of mathematically gifted students is a challenge for all mathematics educators. Simply moving able students on more rapidly to the next level of traditional mathematical instruction seems to be a limited approach, while providing supplementary enrichment material or specialized mathematical software requires us to ensure that doing so is truly worthwhile for the students. This paper presents an approach that the author has used with students of diverse capabilities in both technologically advanced and developing nations investigating mathematical ideas using a spreadsheet.
Overview of Special Educations for Gifted Students in Mathematics
Iitaka Shigeru ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 49~54
Special educations for gifted students have not been given enough attention in Japan with a little exception. Indeed, such educations were sometimes despised in Japan by teachers and parents as well as by boards of education, because one of the features of postwar education system in Japan was an excessive egalitarianism. The other is cramming of knowledge in school education, which is necessary for high school graduates to pass entrance examinations for famous universities such as University of Tokyo, or Kyoko University. However, in 1997, some trials of special educations for gifted students started. The Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology admitted 'skipping a year to enter universities.' In this paper, the following three topics would be discussed. 1. Enrollment of high school students aged 17 into Chiba University. 2. Summer seminars conducted by Japan Mathematics Foundation of Olympiad. 3. Super Science High School Program funded by the Ministry of Education.
Math Creative Problem Solving Ability Test for Identification of the Mathematically Gifted
Cho Seok-Hee ; Hwang Dong-Jou ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 55~70
The purpose of this study was to develop math creative problem solving test in order to identify the mathematically gifted on the basis of their math creative problem solving ability and evaluate the goodness of the test in terms of its reliability and validity of measuring creativity in math problem solving on the basis of fluency in producing valid solutions. Ten open math problems were developed requiring math thinking abilities such as intuitive insight, organization of information, inductive and deductive reasoning, generalization and application, and reflective thinking. The 10 open math test items were administered to 2,029 Grade 5 students who were recommended by their teachers as candidates for gifted education programs. Fluency, the number of valid solutions, in each problem was scored by math teachers. Their responses were analyzed by BIGSTEPTS based on Rasch's 1-parameter item-response model. The item analyses revealed that the problems were good in reliability, validity, difficulty, and discrimination power even when creativity was scored with the single criteria of fluency. This also confirmed that the open problems which are less-defined, less-structured and non-entrenched were good in measuring math creativity of the candidates for math gifted education programs. In addition, it discriminated applicants for two different gifted educational institutions and between male and female students as well.
A Research for the Gifted Education in China1
Jin Meiyue ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 71~78
Gifted education has been becoming a focus of every field in Chinese society as a special educational mode, since Special Class for the Gifted Youth in the University of Science and Technology of China began to enroll students. In this paper we first introduce the developing procedure of the gifted education in China, and then recommend and analyze the characteristics of a successful gifted educational base in China. At length, we probe into the problems that exist in process of carrying on the gifted education in China for reference.
Graphing Calculator's Impact on Students' Exploration in Senior High School
Li Shiqi ; Shi Hongliang ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 10, issue 1, 2006, Pages 79~87
In this paper we investigated the influence on school students when they use graphing calculator for exploration, including their experience of exploration, their ability and attitudes. After using graphing calculator based mathematics exploration course, two students were interviewed and 162 students who finished the course in these years were investigated. The results show that graphing calculator is a useful tool to develop students' explorative ability. Most of students had positive attitudes to and were interested in making use of graphing calculator.