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Volume 12, Issue 4 - Dec 2008
Volume 12, Issue 3 - Sep 2008
Volume 12, Issue 2 - Jun 2008
Volume 12, Issue 1 - Mar 2008
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Authentic Investigative Activities for Teaching Ratio and Proportion in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Teacher Education
Ben-Chaim, David ; Ilany, Bat-Sheva ; Keret, Yaffa ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 85~108
In this study, we created, implemented, and evaluated the impact of proportional reasoning authentic investigative activities on the mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge and attitudes of pre-service elementary and middle school mathematics teachers. For this purpose, a special teaching model was developed, implemented, and tested as part of the pre-service mathematics teacher training programs conducted in Israeli teacher colleges. The model was developed following pilot studies investigating the change in mathematical and pedagogical knowledge of pre- and in-service mathematics teachers, due to experience in authentic proportional reasoning activities. The conclusion of the study is that application of the model, through which the pre-service teachers gain experience and are exposed to authentic proportional reasoning activities with incorporation of theory (reading and analyzing relevant research reports) and practice, leads to a significant positive change in the pre-service teachers' mathematical content and pedagogical knowledge. In addition, improvement occurred in their attitudes and beliefs towards learning and teaching mathematics in general, and ratio and proportion in particular.
Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers
Hooda, D.S. ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 109~117
In the present paper we highlight the importance and need of professional development of mathematics teachers at all levels. The pre-service professional development and technology Proficiency of mathematics teachers are discussed in details. New strategies for professional development are enlisted for discussion and a list of references is also given in the end.
The Issues and Challenges of Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers - A group of Surveys from South China
Wang, Linquan ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 119~126
In this paper, the current problems and challenges of mathematics teachers practice and conditions are discussed with an oriental perspective. What are mathematics teachers' needs of their professional practice? What contradictions and difficulties do they meet in the condition of their professional development? The problems and challenges are described with the result of a group of surveys.
From Counting to Mathematical Structure
Cheng, Chun Chor Litwin ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 127~142
The most important aim of mathematics education is to promote mathematical thinking. In the Hong Kong primary school, mathematical thinking is usually conducted through the use of formula and working on "application problem" or "word problems". However, there are many other ways that can promote mathematical thinking, and investigation on mathematical structure by using counting is one important source for promoting mathematical thinking for primary school children, as every children can count and hence a well designed question that can be solved by counting can enable children of different abilities to work together and obtain different results.
Tentative Analysis on the Reasons of China's Lags in Neoteric Mathematics
Zhang, Xiong ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 143~149
Before the 14th century, China had been thought as one of the countries with the most developed mathematics all along. But after the 16th century, Chinese mathematics increasingly walked up to the eclipse. The main reasons include the following points. First, the development of neoteric mathematics was closely associated with the social industrialization, but the lags in feudal China seriously blocked the development of the capitalistic seed, and China was still in the agricultural society then and couldn't step into the industrial society, which impeded the development of mathematics concerned with the industry and commerce. Second. the increasingly carrion feudalization was one of the essential reasons to block the development of Chinese neoteric mathematics. Finally, seeing about the developing logics of Chinese neoteric mathematics, we can find it was a scattered and experiential mathematical knowledge without strict and rational self-organizing structure system, which had the limitations existing in its interior mechanism.
Studying the Effects of Korean Mathematics on American Teachers in Mid-America
Grow-Maienza, Janice ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 12, issue 2, 2008, Pages 151~165
Asian mathematics curricula and textbooks are being recognized in the United States as at least partial explanation for the higher mathematics achievement of students in Asian countries compared to students in the United States. As a result there is considerable interest among many educators in the United States in curricula from Singapore and curricula from Japan. In addition, researchers and educators at one university in the American heartland have been using the English translations of a Korean primary mathematics curriculum for professional development and assessment with groups of Missouri teachers for the purpose of enhancing teachers' understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, and in hopes of raising student achievement scores. A professional development initiative begun seven years ago and revived this year will entail a rigorous assessment which will be reported in 2009. Results of assessment of the earlier initiatives are reported here.