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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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A Comparison of Chinese Secondary School Mathematics In- and Pre-service teachers' beliefs about Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Jin, Meiyue ; Guo, Yanmin ; Dai, Feng ; Jia, Ping ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 4, 2007, Pages 221~234
A comparison of mathematics teachers' personal beliefs between in- and pre-service teachers for Chinese secondary schools (grades 7-12) about mathematics theories, teaching and learning has been studied. In-service teachers' beliefs are close to constructivist's aspect and pre-service teachers' beliefs are close to absolutist's views. Based on the results, we give some suggestions to both teacher education and in-service teachers' training.
Study on the Ability Level Test of Mathematics Application
Dan, Qi ; Song, Naiqing ; Zhang, Nan ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 4, 2007, Pages 235~246
The background and the existing problems in teaching of mathematics application were analyzed. Based on the mathematics knowledge which from the simple application, complicate application, and synthetically application to the mathematics modeling, the ability level test questions of mathematics application was worded out to help the teaching and learning in mathematics application.
The Determination of Elementary School Students' Successes in Choosing an Operation and the Strategies They Used While Solving Real-World Problems
Soylu, Yasin ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 4, 2007, Pages 247~263
Problem solving takes place not only in mathematics classes but also in real-world. For this reason, a problem and the structure of problem solving, and the enhancing of success in problem solving is a subject which has been studied by any educators. In this direction, the aim of this study is that the strategy used by students in Turkey when solving oral problems and their achievements of choosing operations when solving oral problems has been researched. In the research, the students have been asked three types of questions made up groups of 5. In the first category, S-problems (standard problems not requiring to determine any strategy but can be easily solved with only the applications of arithmetical operations), in the second category, AS-SA problems (problems that can be solved with the key word of additive operation despite to its being a subtractive operation, and containing the key word of subtractive operation despite to its being an additive operation), and in the third category P-problems (problematic problem) take place. It is seen that students did not have so much difficulty in S-problems, mistakes were made in determining operations for problem solving because of memorizing certain essential concepts, and the succession rate of students is very low in P-problems. The reasons of these mistakes as a summary are given below:
Because of memorizing some certain key concepts about operations mistakes have been done in choosing operations.
Not giving place to problems which has no solution and with incomplete information in mathematics.
Thinking of students that every problem has a solution since they don't encounter every type of problems in mathematics classes and course books.
Exploration and Practice in Training Research Mathematics Teachers in the Middle Schools Located in the Countryside of Western China
Ding, Fengchao ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 4, 2007, Pages 265~274
The middle school mathematics teachers of the countryside in western China have little chance to further their education and strengthen their research abilities. In this program, we should offer them chance to learn new educational ideas and teaching methods. There will be demonstration lectures and video teaching of course standards followed by group discussion and personalized instructions. These activities prepare the teachers to give their own demonstration lectures. This again is followed by additional personalized instructions. The teachers come to the program with very limited knowledge of these techniques but will leave with the ability to write educational scientific research papers.
Characteristics of Problem on the Area of Probability and Statistics for the Korean College Scholastic Aptitude Test
Lee, Kang-Sup ; Kim, Jong-Gyu ; Hwang, Dong-Jou ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 11, issue 4, 2007, Pages 275~283
In this study, we gave 132 high school students fifteen probabilities and nine statistics problems of the Korean College Scholastic Aptitude Test and then analyzed their answer using the classical test theory and the item response theory. Using the classical test theory (the Testian 1.0) we get the item reliability (
), and using the item response theory (the Bayesian 1.0) we get the item difficulty (
) and discrimination (
). From results, we find out what and why students could not understand well.