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Research in Mathematical Education
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Volume 11, Issue 4 - Dec 2007
Volume 11, Issue 3 - Sep 2007
Volume 11, Issue 2 - Jun 2007
Volume 11, Issue 1 - Mar 2007
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Mathematics across the Curriculum: Educational Reform as a Problem Solving Activity
Cerreto, Frank A. ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 2, 2007, Pages 87~100
This paper is intended to document the development of the Mathematics across the Curriculum (MAC) movement, following a mathematics problem solving model. Of course, just as new, related problems often arise after we have completed the solution of a current mathematics problem, so too, many questions remain regarding the future of MAC. Although preliminary assessments have been favorable, no broad-based evaluation of the impact of MAC has been conducted. To what extent has the promise of increased student understanding of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines been realized? What can be done to overcome logistical obstacles preventing instructors from working together in real schools settings? Are changes in institutional culture and relationships among academics merely transitory? Is the development of a strong base of curricular materials forthcoming? In other words, will MAC reach a level of educational permanence, or ultimately be discarded as another interesting, but unmanageable instructional fad?
Individual, Cooperative and Collaborative Works with Educational Games of Mathematics for Computers
Cannone, Giacomo ; Hernandez, Josefa ; Palarea, Maria Mercedes ; Socas, Martin M. ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 2, 2007, Pages 101~126
We analyze the possibilities of using Information and Communication Technologies as a resource in the teaching/learning of Mathematics and we show the results of concrete experiments carried out with the games: "Adibu", "La ciudad perdida" and "Drood en el planeta siete", with fourteen students and two primary school teachers in a school in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain). Our analysis of the games is made within a global framework in which individual, cooperative and collaborative learning are considered, taking as reference the theoretical frameworks set out by Piaget, Vygotsky, and the principles of collaborative learning (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning).
Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of Students' Mathematical Comprehension through CGI and DMI
Lee, Kwang-Ho ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 2, 2007, Pages 127~141
This paper compares and analyzes mathematics teachers' understanding of students' mathematical comprehension after experiences with the Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) or the Development of Mathematical Ideas (DMI) teaching strategies. This report sheds light on current issues confronted by the educational system in the context of mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, the declining rate of mathematical literacy among adolescents is discussed. Moreover, examples of CGI and DMI teaching strategies are presented to focus on the impact of these teaching styles on student-centered instruction, teachers' belief, and students' mathematical achievement, conceptual understanding and word problem solving skills. Hence, with a gradual enhancement of reformed ways of teaching mathematics in schools and the reported increase in student achievement as a result of professional development with new teaching strategies, teacher professional development programs that emphasize teachers' understanding of students' mathematical comprehension is needed rather than the currently dominant traditional pedagogy of direct instruction with a focus on teaching problem solving strategies.
Visualisation of the Mathematical Process: Boolean Algebra and Graph Theory with TI-83/89
Gashkov, Igor ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 2, 2007, Pages 143~151
Nowadays there are practically no mathematical courses in which Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) programs, such as MATHEMATlCA, Maple, and TI-89/92, are not used to some extent. However, generally the usage of these programs is reduced to illustration of computing processes: calculation of integrals, differentiation, solution of various equations, etc. This is obtained by usage of standard command of type: Solve [...] in MATHEMATICA. At the same time the main difficulties arise at teaching nonconventional mathematical courses such as coding theory, discrete mathematics, cryptography, Scientific computing, which are gaining the increasing popularity now. Now it is impossible to imagine a modern engineer not having basic knowledge in discrete mathematics, Cryptography, coding theory. Digital processing of signals (digital sound, digital TV) has been introduced in our lives.
Cross-Cultural Study of Relationship between Mathematics Academic Achievements and Motivation, Attitude and Self-Confidence in Mathematics
Pang, Kun ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 2, 2007, Pages 153~163
Utilizing the quantitative analysis methodology of questionnaire, the study explores the differences in the factors of achievement motivation, learning mathematics attitude and learning mathematics self-confidence and also the relationship between mathematics academic achievement and these factors in three areas in China. The following conclusions are drawn: 1. The subjects from different development level areas have significant differences in motivation, attitude and self-confidence in mathematics; 2. The subjects from different areas who possess the same ethnic group have significant differences. But the subjects from same area who possess different nationalities have little difference. It can be concluded that that the differences in these factors can be contributed to regional differences, rather than to ethnic differences; 3. The subjects from undeveloped areas have significant gender differences, and the levels of males are higher than those of female.