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Research in Mathematical Education
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Korea Society of Mathematical Education
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Volume 16, Issue 4 - Dec 2012
Volume 16, Issue 3 - Sep 2012
Volume 16, Issue 2 - Jun 2012
Volume 16, Issue 1 - Mar 2012
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Assessing Korean Middle School Students' Spatial Ability: The Relationship with Mathematics, Gender, and Grade
Park, Sung Sun ; Yoon, So Yoon ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 16, issue 2, 2012, Pages 91~106
Spatial ability has been valued as a talent domain and important skill in mathematics education because it enhanced an intuitive view and an understanding in many areas of mathematic. In addition, spatial ability highly correlates with mathematics achievement, indicating its crucial role in success in mathematics education. Some researchers founded gender differences in mathematics and spatial ability, and indicated that spatial ability served as a mediator of gender difference in mathematics. This study explored the spatial ability of 349 Korean middle school students (Grade 7-9), and investigated the association among students' spatial ability and their mathematics achievement, gender, and grade. The result of this study shows that spatial ability correlates positively with mathematics achievement. While gender difference did not exist in mathematics, significant gender difference existed in spatial ability favoring male students.
High School Student-Teachers Attempts to Justify Mathematical Propositions Utilizing Spatial Structuring on Shape Transform
Rahim, Medhat H. ; Siddo, Radcliffe A. ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 16, issue 2, 2012, Pages 107~123
A group of twenty-nine high school student-teachers were given a set of mathematical propositions focusing on shape-to-shape transformations. Their task was to determine through hands-on manipulation and use of dynamic software that each shape be transformed into an area equivalent rectangular region. This paper reports on a classroom-based research.
Using Mathematician's Creativity Methods in Mathematics Education
Zhang, Xiaogui ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 16, issue 2, 2012, Pages 125~135
Students not only learn mathematics knowledge, but also have the capability of mathematical creativity. The latter has been thought an important task in mathematics education by more and more mathematicians and mathematics educators. In this paper, mathematicians' methods of creating mathematics are presented. Then, the paper elaborates on how these methods can be utilized to enhance mathematical creativity in the schools.
A Comparative Study on High School Students' Mathematical Modeling Cognitive Features
Li, Mingzhen ; Hu, Yuting ; Yu, Ping ; Cai, Zhong ;
Research in Mathematical Education, volume 16, issue 2, 2012, Pages 137~154
Comparative studies on mathematical modeling cognition feature were carried out between 15 excellent high school third-grade science students (excellent students for short) and 15 normal ones (normal students for short) in China by utilizing protocol analysis and expert-novice comparison methods and our conclusions have been drawn as below. 1. In the style, span and method of mathematical modeling problem representation, both excellent and normal students adopted symbolic and methodological representation style. However, excellent students use mechanical representation style more often. Excellent students tend to utilize multiple-representation while normal students tend to utilize simplicity representation. Excellent students incline to make use of circular representation while normal students incline to make use of one-way representation. 2. In mathematical modeling strategy use, excellent students tend to tend to use equilibrium assumption strategy while normal students tend to use accurate assumption strategy. Excellent students tend to use sample analog construction strategy while normal students tend to use real-time generation construction strategy. Excellent students tend to use immediate self-monitoring strategy while normal students tend to use review-monitoring strategy. Excellent students tend to use theoretical deduction and intuitive judgment testing strategy while normal students tend to use data testing strategy. Excellent students tend to use assumption adjustment and modeling adjustment strategy while normal students tend to use model solving adjustment strategy. 3. In the thinking, result and efficiency of mathematical modeling, excellent students give brief oral presentations of mathematical modeling, express themselves more logically, analyze problems deeply and thoroughly, have multiple, quick and flexible thinking and the utilization of mathematical modeling method is shown by inspiring inquiry, more correct results and high thinking efficiency while normal students give complicated protocol material, express themselves illogically, analyze problems superficially and obscurely, have simple, slow and rigid thinking and the utilization of mathematical modeling method is shown by blind inquiry, more fixed and inaccurate thinking and low thinking efficiency.