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Research in Mathematical Education
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Volume 13, Issue 4 - Dec 2009
Volume 13, Issue 3 - Sep 2009
Volume 13, Issue 2 - Jun 2009
Volume 13, Issue 1 - Mar 2009
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The Effect of Problem Posing Oriented Calculus-II Instruction on Academic Success
Akay, Hayri ; Boz, Nihat ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 75~90
There are concepts in calculus which are difficult to teach and learn. One of these concepts is integration. However, problem posing has not yet received the attention it deserves from the mathematics education community. There is no systematic study that deals with teaching of calculus concepts by problem posing oriented teaching strategy. In this respect this study investigated the effect of problem posing on students' (prospective teachers') academic success when problem posing oriented approach is used to teach the integral concept in Calculus-II (Mathematics-II) course to first grade prospective teachers who are enrolled to the Primary Science Teaching Program of Education Faculty. The study used intervention-posttest experimental design. Quantitative research techniques were employed to gather, analyze and interpret the data. The sample comprised 79 elementary prospective science teachers. The results indicate that problem posing approach effects academic success in a positive way and at significant level.
The Current States of the Mathematics Curriculum Reform in the Mainland China and Some Cultural Analyzing
Zhang, Xiaogui ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 91~101
The mathematics curriculum reform has been carried out for almost five years (2004-2008) in the mainland China. But the teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms still are traditional in nature. Analyzing from the cultural angle, some reasons can be found: the orientation of teachers' role, teaching, and learning, the relationships between a teacher and the students, understanding the mathematics, and examination.
The Fourier Method - A Course on Differential Equations and Infinite Series
Christensen, Ole ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 103~108
We present the thoughts behind a course combining the subjects of differential equations and infinite series. The key point is how to connect the two topics in a course with a natural flow.
Attitudes toward Mathematics and Mathematics Self-Efficacy on a Learning Community Model: A Case Study
Ryang, Dohyoung ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 109~122
This study investigates the change in two theoretical constructs, attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics self-efficacy, among college students involved in a learning community model. The case of this study was a developmental mathematics class offered at a historically black college located in the southeastern United States. Subjects included 31 students enrolled in an introductory mathematics course, some of whom participated in a learning community (treatment group). The participants completed mathematics attitudes and mathematics efficacy instruments twice: at the beginning of the semester and again at the end. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and a non-parametric statistic. The results showed that students' attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics self-efficacy are strongly correlated; the mathematical problem-solving efficacy changed significantly over time and it is significantly higher in the treatment group than in the control group; and the treatment group produced better outcomes. These findings indicate that a learning community model can increase students' mathematics self-efficacy beliefs. It is recommended that mathematics self-efficacy and attitudes toward mathematics be measured over an extended period of time when a learning community is implemented.
Identifying and Sequencing of the Elementary Concepts of Measurement of Length
Alam, Sk. Samsul ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 123~139
In this paper some attempts have been made (a) to identify all the elementary concepts of the major concept "measurement of length" and, (b) to find the sequential order of these elementary concepts. Total 714 elementary concepts have been identified and sequenced.
Reflections in Peer Evaluation: Is the Attended Teacher Training Program the Implemented Training program?
Delice, Ali ; Sevimli, Eyup ; Aydin, Emin ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 141~150
This study gives opportunity for investigating how student teachers view the teaching profession and how they transfer their pedagogical knowledge into practice. The aim of the study is to investigate the teaching skills student teachers gained in the assessment of micro teaching of their peers. The participants are 30 mathematics student teachers enrolled in the teacher training program in a state university. Document analysis and semi-structured interviews are the research instruments and inferential & descriptive statistics are used for the data analysis. The findings suggest that the qualitative and quantitative peer assessments of student teachers were graded differently which results from the difference of perceptions about teaching and different conceptualizations of the teaching qualifications.
Investigating Forms of Understandings in the Context of Trigonometry
Delice, Ali ; Adatoz-Sidi, Berna ; Aydin, Emin ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 151~170
This study reports a research which was conducted on how frequently and where the students use the unit circle method while dealing with trigonometric functions in solving the trigonometry questions. Moreover, the reasons behind the choice of the methods, which could be the unit circle method, the ratio method, or the use of trigonometric identities, are also investigated to get an insight about their understanding. In this study, the relationship between the students' choices of methods in solving questions is examined in terms of instrumental or relational understanding. This is a multi-method research which involves a range of research strategies. The research techniques used in this study are test, verbal protocol (think aloud), and interview. The test has been applied to ten tenth grade students of a public school to get students' solution processes on the paper. Later on, verbal protocol has been performed with three students of these ten who were of the upper, middle and lower sets in terms of their performance in the test. The aim was to get much deeper data on the students' thinking and reasoning. Finally, interview questions have been asked both these three students and other three from the initial ten students to question the reasons behind their answers to the trigonometry questions. Findings in general suggest that students voluntarily choose to learn instrumentally whose reasons include teachers' and students' preference for the easier option and the anxiety resulting from the external exam pressure.
Investigating the relation between secondary school students' achievement in forming and solving equations
Ertekin, Erhan ; Yazici, Ersen ; Delice, Ali ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 13, issue 2, 2009, Pages 171~180
This study investigates relationships between 7th and 8th grade students' achievements in forming and solving equations of. Study was conducted on randomly selected 7th and 8th grade students of elementary schools in Konya City, Turkey. 145 students (99 female, 46 male) participated in the research. Data were collected by an 'Equation Test'. The test which is suitable for equation types in 7th Grade Elementary Mathematics Curriculum. It was developed by the researchers. The relationships between achievements in forming and solving equations were examined by dependent samples t-test. The t-test results show that there is a significant difference. This difference is in the favor of equation solving (p>0.05). In other word, students are more successful in equation solving. In addition, students' achievements about different types of equations were investigated. The results show that the students have the highest achievement in ax=b type and the lowest achievement in (ax+b)/c=(dx+e)/f type of equations.