The great homework debate: Too much, too little or busy work? Photos: Parents grade their kids' homework: Too much or not enough? Hide Caption. Story highlights There *homework too much or too little* a sharp debate among parents about homework The National PTA composition dissertations 10 minutes of homework per night per grade level The research on the benefits of homework is mixed Giving students homework time at the end of school day helps, say students. Ask parents how they feel about homework, as we did on CNN's Facebook pageand the response is immediate and intense. So many parents from all over the country sounded off passionately, saying we expect too much, too little or the wrong things from young students.

Some results suggest that these devices a can facilitate the learning of functions and graphing concepts and the development of spatial visualisation skills; b promote mathematical investigation and exploration; and c encourage a shift in emphasis from algebraic manipulation and proof to graphical investigation and examination of the relationship between graphical, algebraic and geometric representations.

Other studies, however, indicate that there is still a need for manipulative techniques in the learning of function and graphing concepts, that the use of graphics calculators may not facilitate the learning of particular precalculus topics, and that some "de-skilling" may occur, especially among males.

It is the contention of this paper, however, that much of the research in this new and important field fails to provide clear guidance or even to inform debate in adequate ways regarding the role of graphics calculators in mathematics teaching and learning. By failing to distinguish the role of the tool from that of the instructional process, many studies reviewed could be more appropriately classified as "program evaluations" rather than as research on the graphics calculator per se.

Further, claims regarding the effectiveness of the graphics calculator as a tool for learning frequently fail to recognise that judgments of effectiveness result directly from existing assumptions regarding both assessment practice and student "achievement.

Mathematics Education in Argentina. This article gives an overview of the state of mathematics education in Argentina across all levels, in the regional and world contexts. Mathematics results in national testing programmes, Programme for…. Differentiation of teaching and learning mathematics : an action research study in tertiary education.

Diversity and differentiation within our classrooms, at all levels of education , is nowadays a fact. It has been one of the biggest challenges for educators to respond to the needs of all students in such a mixed-ability classroom. Teachers' inability to deal with students with different levels of readiness in a different way leads to school failure and all the negative outcomes that come with it.

Differentiation of teaching and learning helps addressing this problem by respecting the different levels that exist in the classroom, and by responding to the needs of each learner. This article presents an action research study where a team of mathematics instructors and an expert in curriculum development developed and implemented a differentiated instruction learning environment in a first-year engineering calculus class at a university in Cyprus.

This study provides evidence that differentiated instruction has a positive effect on student engagement and motivation and improves students' understanding of difficult calculus concepts. Fulfilling the law of a single independent variable and improving the result of mathematical educational research. Many types of research in the field of mathematics education apply the Quasi-Experimental method and statistical analysis use t-test.

T-test also has a weakness that is a generalization of the conclusions obtained is less powerful. This research aimed to find ways to reduce the weaknesses of the Quasi-experimental method and improved the generalization of the research results. The method applied in the research was a non-interactive qualitative method, and the type was concept analysis. Concepts analysed are the concept of statistics, research methods of education , and research reports.

The result represented a way to overcome the weaknesses of quasi-Experiments and T-test. In addition, the way was to apply a combination of Factorial Design and Balanced Design, which the authors refer to as Factorial-Balanced Design. Teaching Mathematical Modeling in Mathematics Education. Mathematics is not only a subject but it is also a language consisting of many different symbols and relations. Taught as a compulsory subject up the 10th class, students are then able to choose whether or not to study mathematics as a main subject.

The present paper discusses mathematical modeling in mathematics education. The article provides…. Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Keynote speakers are discussing issues that are emerging more…. Mathematics Education in the South Pacific. Volume I [and] Volume II.

The focus of this meeting is mathematics education in the South Pacific. Presentations are centered around the topic of numeracy in primary or elementary school. In this paper, I comment on the set of papers in this special issue on mathematical problem posing. I offer some observations about the papers in relation to several key issues, and I suggest some productive directions for continued research inquiry on mathematical problem posing.

Mathematical Education for Geographers. Outlines mathematical topics of use to college geography students identifies teaching methods for mathematical techniques in geography at the University of Leeds; and discusses problem of providing students with a framework for synthesizing all content of geography education.

For journal availability, see SO This literature review examines the models, theories, and research in mathematics education that are informed by Lee S. Shulman's construct, Pedagogical Content Knowledge. The application of the concept differs in nature and volume across levels of schooling. The research includes substantial work at the elementary level, fewer studies at the….

Mathematical Modelling Approach in Mathematics Education. The topic of models and modeling has come to be important for science and mathematics education in recent years. The topic of "Modeling" topic is especially important for examinations such as PISA which is conducted at an international level and measures a student's success in mathematics. Mathematical modeling can be defined as using…. Crossroads in the History of Mathematics and Mathematics Education.

The interaction of the history of mathematics and mathematics education has long been construed as an esoteric area of inquiry. Much of the research done in this realm has been under the auspices of the history and pedagogy of mathematics group. However there is little systematization or consolidation of the existing literature aimed at….

The purpose of this dissertation is to demonstrate one iterate of a process for developing a measurement instrument for student knowledge within educational interventions. That is, the construct underlying the measurement instrument corresponded…. In this article, I deconstruct the concept of understanding in mathematics education , examining how it is spoken into being and what work it does for primary school student teachers.

I use poststructural analysis to unpack interviews with a student teacher, Jane, drawn from a larger longitudinal study. I show how she negotiates tensions between…. This paper presents aspects of a study that aims to describe and make sense of changes over time in the intellectual field of mathematics education research. Drawing on the work of B. Bernstein, especially his essay on intellectual fields and knowledge structures, the paper seeks to raise questions about the fields standing in the wider field of….

Through this performance ethnography the authors present the stories of emerging scholars who in their research identify an interest in equity issues in the field of mathematics education. The article is based on life-story interviews with 26 participants.

Six composite characters were developed to represent the voices of the participants. Academic research is typically written in a style and for venues that remain largely inaccessible by the general public and even by the practitioners who might benefit from it. In this article we discuss a research dissemination project that takes on the challenge of using new media and alternative forms of research communication: research -based….

Inhibiting Intuitive Thinking in Mathematics Education. The papers in this issue describe recent collaborative research into the role of inhibition of intuitive thinking in mathematics education. This commentary reflects on this research from a mathematics education perspective and draws attention to some of the challenges that arise in collaboration between research fields with different cultures,….

What Counts As Mathematics? Mathematics Education Library. This book, aimed at mathematics and vocational educators and researchers , analyzes the historical, sociological, and practical elements of mathematics within vocational education against the emerging impact of technology. Focus is on the current situation of mathematics within Australian vocational and technical education and how that might be….

Journal Quality in Mathematics Education. We present the results of 2 studies, a citation-based study and an opinion-based study, that ranked the relative quality of 20 English-language journals that exclusively or extensively publish mathematics education research. We further disaggregate the opinion-based data to provide insights into variations in judgment of journal quality based on….

Radical Constructivism and Mathematics Education. Provides an interpretation of the influence of constructivist thought on mathematics educators starting around and proceeding up to the present time, including Piaget's cognitive-development psychology, a preconstructivist revolution in research , beginnings of the constructivist revolution, and how this revolution served as a period of…. The major focus of this study is to propose a new research model, namely the Modified CGI gender model, for the study of gender differences in mathematics.

To examine the validity of this new model, this study also examines the gender differences in teacher and…. Contains two parts: 1 excerpts from interviews with Thomas Kieren and Thomas Romberg, and 2 a discussion of the evolution of views of mathematical learning and understanding, including constructivist interpretations, situated cognition, innovative perspectives on classroom research , and the inclusion of a social-interactionist Vygotskian….

Mathematical Education of Engineers. The seminar reported in this document examined the university mathematics courses which should be available to future engineers, and was especially concerned with the introduction of computer science education. There are four major sections. The first reports a survey of electrical engineers in the United Kingdom which investigated how often they…. Problematising Mathematics Education.

We assume many things when considering our practice, but our assumptions limit what we do. My purpose is to stimulate a debate, a search for alternatives, and to help us improve mathematics education by influencing our future curriculum documents and…. These seem to be very special times for mathematics education. The public interest in the topic has never been greater.

The fact that, in spite of the ongoing efforts toward reform in…. Not mathematics Education , not Mathematics education but Mathematics Education. Weaknesses in the initial preparation of school mathematics teachers are proposed. Emphasis is on the underdevelopment of global understanding in lieu of the manipulation of symbols or the performing of complex algorithms. Indeed, mathematics for all is…. Making the Difference.

Assessing Journal Quality in Mathematics Education. We then discuss 2 paths that the mathematics education community should consider with regard to these…. Ethical Dimensions of Mathematics Education. The relationships between mathematics , mathematics education and issues such as social justice and equity have been addressed by the sociopolitical tradition in mathematics education.

Others have introduced explicit discussion of ethics, advocating for its centrality. However, this is an area that is still under developed. There is a need for an…. Research Findings: This article describes major theories and research on math cognition across the fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and education and connects these literatures to intervention practices. Commercially available math intervention programs were identified and evaluated using the following questions: a Did neuroscience….

Investigations in Mathematics Education , Vol. Eighteen research reports related to mathematics education are abstracted and analyzed. Studies include elementary, secondary, and college mathematics education areas. A majority of the studies relate to instruction and learning.

For many, mathematics and social justice are perceived as incompatible. Several mathematics education researchers have noted resistance to social justice among mathematics teachers. However, mathematics education has a consistently negative impact on the education of students of color. This study seeks to better understand the nature of this….

The Sociopolitical Turn in Mathematics Education. Over the past decade, the mathematics education research community has incorporated more sociocultural perspectives into its ways of understanding and examining teaching and learning. However, researchers who have a long history of addressing anti-racism and social justice issues in mathematics have moved beyond this sociocultural view to espouse….

Discussion from a Mathematics Education Perspective. In a review of the special issue, we conclude that the articles are research gems in the domain of preschool mathematics education. Most share several features, such as their perspective on research methodology and their view of mathematics thinking and learning.

They address the cognitive architecture and processes and the developmental levels…. Volume 1 [and] Volume 2. The zone of proximal development ZPD is a well-known and frequently used notion in both educational research and practice with a wide and diverse range of interpretations. My aim in writing this theoretical article is not to provide a critical examination or an extensive literature review of the ZPD, but rather to highlight some significant…. A Study of Visualization for Mathematics Education.

Graphical representations such as figures, illustrations, and diagrams play a critical role in mathematics and they are equally important in mathematics education. However, graphical representations in mathematics textbooks are static, Le. By using computer software to visualize mathematical principles, virtually there is no limit to the number of specific cases and examples that can be demonstrated.

However, we have not seen widespread adoption of visualization software in mathematics education. There are currently a number of software packages that provide visualization of mathematics for research and also software packages specifically developed for mathematics education. We conducted a survey of mathematics visualization software packages, summarized their features and user bases, and analyzed their limitations.

In this survey, we focused on evaluating the software packages for their use with mathematical subjects adopted by institutions of secondary education in the United States middle schools and high schools , including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. We found that cost, complexity, and lack of flexibility are the major factors that hinder the widespread use of mathematics visualization software in education.

Mathematical History, Philosophy and Education. History of mathematics occupies itself describing processes of growth and development, whereas philosophy of mathematics is concerned with questions of justification. Both play an essential role within the educational context. But there is a problem because genuine historical studies necessitate ever greater particularity whereas mathematics and….

The Mathematics Education Debate is an assignment designed for and implemented in an undergraduate mathematics methods course for prospective secondary school mathematics teachers. For the assignment, students read and analyze current research and policy reports related to mathematics education , prepare and present their positions, offer….

This paper introduces the current situation of the popular Chinese university education , points out the impact of popularized Chinese higher education on its university mathematics education , and presents the actualities and existing problems of university mathematics education research in China.

Mathematics education for social justice. Mathematics often perceived as a difficult subject with many students failing to understand why they learn mathematics. This situation has been further aggravated by the teaching and learning processes used, which is mechanistic without considering students' needs.

The learning of mathematics tends to be just a compulsory subject, in which all students have to attend its classes. Social justice framework facilitates individuals or groups as a whole and provides equitable approaches to achieving equitable outcomes by recognising disadvantage.

Applying social justice principles in educational context is related to how the teachers treat their students, dictates that all students the right to equal treatment regardless of their background and completed with applying social justice issues integrated with the content of the subject in order to internalise the principles of social justice simultaneously the concepts of the subject. The study examined the usefulness of implementing the social justice framework as a means of improving the quality of mathematics teaching in Indonesia involved four teacher-participants and their mathematics classes.

The study used action research as the research methodology in which the teachers implemented and evaluated their use of social justice framework in their teaching. The data were collected using multiple research methods while analysis and interpretation of the data were carried out throughout the study.

The findings of the study indicated that there were a number of challengesrelated to the implementation of the social justice framework. The findings also indicated that, the teachers were provided with a comprehensive guide that they could draw on to make decisions about how they could improve their lessons. The interactions among students and between the teachers and the students improved, they became more involved in teaching and learning process. Using social justice framework helped the teachers to make mathematics more.

The aim of this study was to identify the thoughts of pre-service teachers, who play an important role in the early preschool experience of children in mathematics , towards the concepts of mathematics and education of mathematics with the help of metaphors. The study group of the research consists of a total of pre-service teachers at the….

Modelling Mathematical Reasoning in Physics Education. Many findings from research as well as reports from teachers describe students' problem solving strategies as manipulation of formulas by rote. The resulting dissatisfaction with quantitative physical textbook problems seems to influence the attitude towards the role of mathematics in physics education in general.

Mathematics is often seen as a…. Research Findings: We are in the midst of a revolution. Prior to the onset of the 21st century, mathematics education in the United States was deemphasized Geary, , and mathematics as an instructional subject has traditionally been considered above the preschool and kindergarten levels. However, the old regime--the knowledge and philosophies…. Internet Connections to Mathematics Education.

Presents Internet connections appropriate for mathematics education ; provides descriptions of ways that mathematics educators can access electronic resources such as e-mail, discussion groups, gopher servers, and transfer of files; and provides hints and examples from classroom connections and professional applications. Mathematics Education Research in Finland: Yearbook, Publication Series B: Theory into Practice This yearbook includes four articles, one of which is written in German.

The first article, "The Development of Mathematics Attitudes on the Upper Level of the Comprehensive School" Olavi Karjalainen , examines the development of children's attitudes towards mathematics and the factors related to the development during the upper level….

Conducting Mathematical Research with Undergraduates. The notion that undergraduates are capable of making profound and original contributions to mathematical research is rapidly gaining acceptance. Undergraduates bring their enthusiasm, creativity, curiosity, and perseverance to bona fide research problems. This article discusses some of the key issues concerning undergraduate mathematical research :…. This study aimed at investigating the progress of students' learning on multiplication fractions with natural numbers through the five activity levels based on Realistic Mathematics Education RME approach proposed by Streefland.

Design research was chosen to achieve this research goal. In design research , the Hypothetical Learning Trajectory…. Flores, Margaret M. The purpose of this study was to extend the literature regarding elementary teachers' beliefs about mathematics instruction to include special education teachers by surveying special education and general education teachers' mathematics teaching efficacy.

In addition, the researchers ' surveyed teachers' mathematics skills. Selected Issues in Mathematics Education. This document examines specifically relevant issues and offers useful guidance in making decisions for elementary and secondary school mathematics education in the 's. The expertise of 19 authors is reflected in 14 chapters that provide an overview of mathematics today and recommendations for the future. The individual chapters are titled: 1 ….

Mathematics Education in Poland. This report is based upon three weeks of intensive observations of Polish classrooms from primary to university mathematics. A high level of mathematics content compared to North American schools, a high level of teacher dominance, and the use of specialists in grades were among the points noted. Astronomy and Mathematics Education. There are many European countries where Astronomy does not appear as a specific course on the secondary school.

In these cases Astronomy content can be introduced by means of other subjects. There are some astronomical topics within the subject of Physics but this talk concerns introducing Astronomy in Mathematics classes. Teaching Astronomy through Mathematics would result in more exposure than through Physics as Mathematics is more prevalent in the curriculum. Generally it is not easy to motivate students in Mathematics but they are motivated to find out more about the universe and Astronomy current events than appears in the media.

This situation can be an excellent introduction to several mathematics topics. The teachers in secondary and high school can use this idea in order to present more attractive mathematics courses. Language and Mathematics Education. This book is designed for those interested in the teaching of mathematics , in both first language and second language contexts, and is based on 15 years' teaching experience in Africa and Asia.

The book is designed to present the main issues of language in mathematics teaching, and is therefore not a highly technical work. Chapters included are:…. Chang, Mido; Evans, Michael A. In an effort to maximizing success in mathematics , our research team implemented an educational video game in fifth grade mathematics classrooms in five schools in the Eastern US.

The educational game was developed by our multi-disciplinary research team to achieve a hypothetical learning trajectory of mathematical thinking of 5th grade students. Values education is crucial since it is one of the factors to reach success in education in broader sense and in mathematics education in particular sense. It is also important for educating next generations of societies.

However, previous research showed that expected importance for values education was not given in Mathematics courses. In a few…. The first volume of this proceedings contains the papers presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Focuses on the selection and creation of mathematical tasks, drawing on QUASAR's research on mathematical tasks and experiences with teachers and teacher educators.

Presents examples of task analysis and issues that teachers should reflect on. This Research Commentary addresses the need for standards for describing mathematics professional development in mathematics education research reports. Considering that mathematics professional development is an emerging research field, it is timely to set expectations for what constitutes high-quality reporting in this field. Contains 2 tables.

Combinatorial Mathematics : Research into Practice. Implications and suggestions for using combinatorial mathematics in the classroom through a survey and synthesis of numerous research studies are presented. The implications revolve around five major themes that emerge from analysis of these studies. Teachers' inability to deal with students with different levels of readiness in a different way leads to school….

Space--The First and Final Frontier. Mathematical modeling and its role in mathematics education have been receiving increasing attention in Turkey, as in many other countries. The growing body of literature on this topic reveals a variety of approaches to mathematical modeling and related concepts, along with differing perspectives on the use of mathematical modeling in teaching and….

Dissertation Abstracts in Mathematics Education , The dissertation abstracts in this compilation all appeared in "Dissertation Abstracts International" in The dissertations cited in the annual listing of research in the July issue of the "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education " are included, as well as 55 dissertations which were located but could not be…. How can teachers learn what they need to know? Every community of educators , regardless of field or specialization, can benefit from being well informed about current research findings.

A considerable amount of mathematics education research exists to inform teachers and administrators about teaching and learning mathematics. Research can show…. Like other women and girls of color in the U. As such, this integrative review used critical race theory CRT and Black feminism as interpretive frames to explore factors that contribute to Black women's and girls' persistence in the…. Recent studies in math education focus on differences between behaviors and performances of male and female students.

In this study, achievement and attitudes of middle school students to math were described in terms of gender and grade differences. The aim of this study is to determine whether any differences exist between female and male…. The second volume of this proceedings contains the papers presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. The purpose of this study is making a theoretical discussion on the relationship between mathematical modeling and integrated STEM education.

First of all, STEM education perspective and the construct of mathematical modeling in mathematics education is introduced. A review of literature is provided on how mathematical modeling literature may…. Studies in Mathematics Education Series: 4. This book illustrates the breadth of theoretical and philosophical perspectives that can be brought to bear on mathematics and education. Mathematics is often seen as a tool for calculation which hinders a conceptual understanding of physical principles.

However, the role of mathematics cannot be reduced to this technical aspect. Hence, instead of putting mathematics away we delve into the nature of physical science to reveal the strong conceptual relationship between mathematics and physics. Moreover, we suggest that, for both prospective teaching and further research , a focus on deeply exploring such interdependency can significantly improve the understanding of physics. To provide a suitable basis, we develop a new model which can be used for analysing different levels of mathematical reasoning within physics.

It is also a guideline for shifting the attention from technical to structural mathematical skills while teaching physics. We demonstrate its applicability for analysing physical- mathematical reasoning processes with an example. Thirteen research reports related to mathematics education are abstracted and critiqued in this publication. The topics of the research include counting, addition, subtraction, ratio, proportion, geometry, problem solving, and teaching strategies.

Also included is an editorial comment by T. Kieren on mathematics education research. Mathematics Education and Democracy Education. Democracy is a most accepted form of government system and has a great importance for citizens by allowing them equal and active participation in common life. As its development and characteristics are important for all citizens of a country, each democratic country puts much emphasis on democracy education in its educational curricula.

In recent…. Numeracy and Beyond. National Center for Mathematics and Science - research support. In undergraduate mathematics education , atypical problem solving approaches are usually discouraged because they are not adaptive to systematic deduction on which undergraduate instructional systems are predicated.

I present preliminary qualitative research evidence that indicates that these atypical approaches, such as genetic guessing, which…. Developing a Mathematics Education Quality Scale. The aim of this study was to evaluate students' perceptions of the quality of mathematics education and to develop a reliable and valid measurement tool.

The research was conducted with first study and second study secondary school students in Eskisehir, Turkey. Item discrimination, structural validity exploratory factor analysis and…. Teacher educators ' processes of establishing " mathematics for teaching" in teacher education programs have been recognized as an important area for further research. In this study, we examine how two teacher educators establish and make explicit features of mathematics for teaching within classroom interactions.

The study shows how the…. Problematising the Pursuit of Progress in Mathematics Education. In this article, I use a Foucauldian poststructural analysis to examine productions of progress within key discursive spaces of mathematics education. These sites of production are educational policy, mathematics education research and case studies of primary school student-teachers in England.

From my analysis, I show how progress governs what is…. The purpose of this study is to explore the research base of STEM education in Malaysia through an analysis review of articles for a year period, from to The research base review focuses on identifying four characteristics of STEM education : a temporal distribution, b the research areas involved in each discipline, c the types of….

The research of the center focuses on the…. This article discusses the integration of history of modern applied mathematics in mathematics education as well as the possible teaching and learning benefits of introducing a newer history of mathematics over an old er one--something that seems to be done most often when integrating history.

Three cases of the history of modern applied…. Investigated stresses confronted by Portuguese secondary mathematics teachers during the first semester in a master's course, Perspectives on Mathematics Education , noting how they negatively affected teachers' self-confidence and morale and discussing fundamental issues teachers addressed in bridging the academic mathematics and mathematics….

In this work, we focus on a relatively new theory in mathematics education research , which views thinking as communication and characterizes mathematics as a form of discourse. We discuss how this framework can be utilized in different educational settings by giving examples from our own research to highlight the insights it provides in the…. Although this is a positive sign for the field, it also has brought with it a set of challenges.

In this article, I identify some of these challenges and consider how mathematics education researchers might think…. Four of the reports deal with aspects of learning theory, five with topics in mathematics instruction history of mathematics , exponents, probability, calculus, and calculators , four with teacher characteristics, and one each with testing, student interests,…. Mathematics in Early Years Education. This third edition of the best-selling " Mathematics in Nursery Education " provides an accessible introduction to the teaching of mathematics in the early years.

Covering all areas of mathematics learning--number and counting, calculation, pattern, shape, measures and data handling--it summarises the research findings and underlying key concepts…. This set of papers, selected from presentations at the Fourth and Fifth Annual Conferences of the Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics , are of primary interest to mathematics educators.

In the first paper, Romberg describes a model for diagnosing mathematical learning difficulties which extends the diagnostic process beyond…. Symbolising the Real of Mathematics Education. Brown has been bringing into the field of mathematics education the work…. The History of Mathematics and Mathematical Education. Answers to questions which were asked after the author's various lectures in Australia are gathered here.

Topics touched upon include "new" mathematics , unknown constants and free variables, propositional functions, linear algebra, arithmetic and geometry, and student assessment. Mathematics education research has placed great emphasis on teacher identity, examining both pre- and in-service teachers, and within these cohorts, specialised mathematics teachers and non-specialists such as elementary teachers.

Extensive research has already been done; hence, this paper discusses possible future directions for research on…. This study describes the metacognition profile of mathematics and mathematics education students in understanding the concept of integral calculus. The purpose of this study was to produce the metacognition profile of mathematics and mathematics education students in understanding the concept of integral calculus. This research method is explorative method with the qualitative approach.

The subjects of this study are mathematics and mathematics education students who have studied integral calculus. The results of this study are as follows: 1 the summarizing category, the mathematics and mathematics education students can use metacognition knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of indefinite integrals. While the definite integrals, only mathematics education students use metacognition skills; and 2 the explaining category, mathematics students can use knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of indefinite integrals, while the definite integrals only use metacognition skills.

In addition, mathematics education students can use knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of both indefinite and definite integrals. This is a dissertation about the beliefs that mathematics majors have about mathematics and how their beliefs are affected by the introduction of mathematics research. The mathematics research presented to the students dealt with counting regular orbits of an action.

Research has shown that the beliefs that teachers hold about mathematics…. Variables in Elementary Mathematics Education. In this article, I analyze episodes from two third-grade classrooms drawn from a larger classroom teaching experiment to explore how these students began to incorporate nonnumerical symbols in their mathematical expressions when asked to represent indeterminate quantities.

The article addresses two research questions: What understandings did these…. Driven by History: Mathematics Education Reform. The advancement of modern societies is fueled by mathematics , and mathematics education provides the foundation upon which future scientists and engineers will build. Society dictates how mathematics will be taught through the development and implementation of mathematics standards. When examining the progression of these standards, it is….

Educating in Place: Mathematics and Technology. Mathematics education discourse routinely promotes the idea that mathematics is everywhere. That mathematics is everywhere seems a reasonable implication of "We all use math everyday. Critical Reviews in Mathematics Education. Materialien und Studien, Band 9. Four papers are presented which view research in mathematics education from different perspectives. Educators , scholars, and researchers in the United States convened at the Forum on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics , and Technology Education to discuss how, when, and even if science, mathematics , and technology should be taught to pre-kindergarten children.

The product of that forum, this book summarizes some of the latest thinking about…. This book is a collection of works by mathematics educators from Spain with an emphasis on preservice primary teacher education. This book aims to promote reflection upon and discussion of research issues as well as put out a call to action. Articles include: 1 "Contexts and Learning to Teach Mathematics. The Case of Prospective Elementary….

The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability of the nation's preservice agricultural education teachers. Based on the results of this study, preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems, and agricultural teacher education programs require basic and intermediate mathematics as their….

Using Information Technology in Mathematics Education. This collection of essays examines the history and impact of computers in mathematics and mathematics education from the early, computer-assisted instruction efforts through LOGO, the constructivist educational software for K-9 schools developed in the s, to MAPLE, the computer algebra system for mathematical problem solving developed in the…. While only about one-third of each year's doctoral graduates in mathematics are women, about two-thirds of the doctoral graduates in mathematics education are women.

This article reports on the results of a qualitative investigation into the nature of the graduate school-related experiences of women in collegiate mathematics education doctoral…. The purpose of the study was to examine how action research informs instructional changes that need to take place in the middle grades mathematics classroom. There is a need for an increase in engagement in middle grades mathematics by educators being critically reflective of their instructional practices.

The research question addressed in this…. National Assessment of Educational Progress. Research and Development Report. This report examines the effects of both student and school characteristics on mathematics and science achievement levels in the third, seventh, and eleventh grades using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP. Analyses feature hierarchical linear models HLM , a regression-like statistical technique that…. Cognitive Neuroscience Meets Mathematics Education.

While there has been much theoretical debate concerning the relationship between neuroscience and education , researchers have started to collaborate across both disciplines, giving rise to the interdisciplinary research field of neuroscience and education. The present contribution tries to reflect on the challenges of this new field of empirical…. Developing abilities to create, inquire into, qualify, and choose among mathematical problems is an important educational goal.

In this paper, we elucidate how mathematicians work with mathematical problems in order to understand this mathematical process. More specifically, we investigate how mathematicians select and pose problems and discuss to…. This paper reports on a qualitative study focusing on engineers' point of view in regard to university mathematics and mathematics education. An individual interview was conducted with three electrical and two mechanical engineers between the ages of , all engaged in successful careers.

The subjects were requested to reflect upon themselves…. Mathematical modeling plays an increasingly important role both in real-life applications--in engineering, business, the social sciences, climate study, advanced design, and more--and within mathematics education itself. Creating opportunities to learn in mathematics education : a sociocultural perspective. In this paper, I conceptualise opportunities to learn from a sociocultural perspective.

Beginning with my own research on the learning of students and teachers of mathematics , I sketch out two theoretical frameworks for understanding this learning. One framework extends Valsiner's zone theory of child development, and the other draws on Wenger's ideas about communities of practice.

My aim is then to suggest how these two frameworks might help us understand the learning of others who have an interest in mathematics education , such as mathematics teacher educator-researchers and mathematicians. In doing so, I attempt to move towards a synthesis of ideas to inform mathematics education research and development.

The Mathematical Education of Engineers. Several general aspects are discussed. These include the role of mathematics in scientific and technical progress, some deficiencies in training, the role of mathematics in engineering faculties, and methods of improving mathematical training.

Bassarear ; "The Value of Concept Forming in…. This paper provides a historical overview of the role and impact of elementary mathematics specialists as well as current implications and opportunities for the field. Furthermore, suggestions are offered for the mathematics education field for ensuring the intersection of practice and research.

Discusses the impact that the relationship between people and mathematics could have on the development of pure and applied mathematics. Argues for 1 a growing interest in philosophy, history and sociology of science; 2 new models in educational and psychological research ; and 3 a growing awareness of the human factor in technology,….

This research aims to determine the leveling of critical thinking abilities of students of mathematics education in mathematical problem solving. The generated data in the form of information obtained problem solving question and interview guides. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education. Since , the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics , and technology education.

The funding is for a longer term and is larger in amount, and the NSF is taking a more activist role, seeking to leverage state and private funds and promote the coordination of programs within states. The Initiatives also have a stronger policy orientation than previous NSF programs have had. The NSF strategy is a reflection of the growing and widely held view that meaningful reforms in schools are most likely to be achieved through state initiatives that set clear and ambitious learning goals and standards; align all of the available policy levers in support of reform; stimulate school-level initiatives; and mobilize human and financial resources to support these changes.

Two premises underlie systemic reform: 1 all children can meet significantly higher standards if they are asked to do so and given adequate opportunities to master the content, and 2 state and local policy changes can create opportunities by giving schools strong and consistent signals about the changes in practice and performance that are expected.

Because this is an enormous investment of Federal resources that is intended to bring about deep, systemic improvement in the nation's ability to teach science and mathematics effectively, the NSF has contracted with a consortium of independent evaluators to conduct a review of the program. The first of the SSI's were funded in , sufficiently long ago to begin to formulate some initial impressions of their impact.

Leadership in Mathematics Education : Roles and Responsibilities. This article partitions leadership in mathematics education into two categories: leadership in defining and maintaining important principles in teaching mathematics , and leadership in informing the public about the importance of mathematics today and in the future. Examples of both types of leadership are given in the article. Teacher leaders in…. Virtual Environments for Mathematics and Geometry Education. Since ancient times mathematicians and geometricians have used visualisations to describe, discuss, study and teach mathematics.

In mathematics education , visualisations are still used whenever possible to support teaching, to inspire students and feed their need to actually see abstract mathematical facts. In our times, virtual reality presents a…. Mathematics education , both nationally and internationally, is facing a number of challenges with significant on-going shifts in the structure, content, and core principles of mathematics curricula in countries around the world.

For example, in Ireland there was an ambitious reform of the post-primary mathematics curricula in with further…. Olaf College and former President of the Mathematical Association of America, is recognized widely for the extraordinarily valuable leadership he has given in undergraduate mathematics education , at his college, nationally, and internationally.

This article outlines some of his remarkable…. Overall Goals and Objectives for Mathematical Education. Overall goals and trends in mathematical education are discussed, with emphasis on the question "why teach mathematics? The historical role of…. Mathematics education and learning disabilities in Spain.

In the first part of this article, we describe the basic objectives of the math curriculum in Spain as well as the basic contents, teacher resources, and obstacles perceived in mathematics instruction. Second, we briefly describe the concept of learning disabilities LD as they are currently defined in Spain. As stated in the recent educational reform, a student with LD is any student with special educational needs.

The emphasis is placed on the educational resources that these students need in order to achieve the curricular objectives that correspond to their age group or grade. Third, we comment specifically on the educational services model and the evaluation and instructional procedures for students with math learning disabilities.

Finally, we describe some lines of research that have appeared in the last few years in Spain that have led to the development of new evaluation and intervention procedures for students with LD in computation and problem solving. This dissertation builds on research about teacher identities e. New Federal Programs for Mathematics Education. Growing concerns in the late s about weaknesses in precollege science and mathematics education are noted. Congressional response and the effects on funding for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education are reported.

Eighteen research reports related to mathematics education are abstracted and analyzed in this publication. Three of the reports deal with aspects of learning theory, seven with topics in mathematics instruction problem solving, weight, quadratic inequalities, probability and statistics, area and volume conservation, cardinality , five with…. In this response to commentaries, the author states that she chose the term "revolution" because it comes from the Latin word "revolutio," which means "a turn around.

The objective of this study was to identify the reasons for shortage of Mathematics teachers at Thai Basic Education level. This research is both quantitative and qualitative in nature. For the purpose of study, survey was conducted with senior high school students, in order to find out their willingness to pursue mathematics in Bachelor of…. Concept learning in science and mathematics had often times been taught based on assumptions of alternative concepts or even in some instances based on misconceptions.

Some educational researchers favour a constructivist approach in teaching science and mathematics. The constructivist literature existing makes use of alternative conceptions as…. Mathematics teachers face a myriad of instructional obstacles. Since the early s, mathematics education researchers have proposed the use of constructivist practices to counteract these ever-prevalent obstacles.

While we do give credit to the choices of instructional activities the constructivist paradigm promotes, there are problems with its…. Predicting Mathematical Aptitude for Higher Education. This present study seeks to predict mathematical aptitude for higher education by examining the relationship between mathematics results from the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC general proficiency examination and the results from the General Certificate of Education GCE advanced level examination.

This present study arose from a more…. Leading People: Leadership in Mathematics Education. The issue of leadership in mathematics education --always a matter of some contention--has been complicated by developments in the field over the past half century or so. When mathematics education began to emerge as an academic field at the beginning of the twentieth century, so few people were seriously concerned with either its practice or its….

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Issues in Research. The purpose is to contribute to the clear formulation of the key issues in mathematical problem-solving research by presenting the ideas of actively involved researchers. Elliot Eisner proposed that educational challenges can be met by applying an artful lens.

Such future-oriented studies can be very interesting given the rapid advances in technology and attractive to funding bodies focusing on innovation. Digital technology has become ubiquitous, both in schools and in everyday life, and there is already a significant body of work capitalizing on aspects of technology for research and practice in mathematics education.

However, as Cai et al. In fact, in China, a series of WeChat-based mini-lessons has been developed and delivered through the WeChat video function during the pandemic. Even when the pandemic is under control, mini-lessons are still developed and circulated through WeChat. We therefore think it is important to study the use and influence of low-tech resources in mathematics education. With the majority of students learning at home, a major ongoing challenge for everyone has been how to stay in touch with each other and with mathematics.

With less social interaction, without joint attention in the same physical space and at the same time, and with the collective only mediated by technology, becoming and staying motivated to learn has been a widely felt challenge. It is generally expected that in the higher levels of education, more blended or distant learning elements will be built into education. Careful research on the affective, embodied, and collective aspects of learning and teaching mathematics is required to overcome eventually the distance and alienation so widely experienced in online education.

Several colleagues have warned, for a long time, that one risk of studying achievement gaps, differences between majority and minority groups, and so forth can also perpetuate inequity. However, how can one reorient resources without stigmatizing? For example, Svensson et al. A challenge that we see is to identify and understand problematic situations without legitimizing problematic stereotyping Hilt, Furthermore, the field of mathematics education research does not have a consistent conceptualization of equity.

There also seem to be regional differences: It struck us that equity is the more common term in the responses from the Americas, whereas inclusion and diversity were more often mentioned in the European responses. Future research will need to focus on both the conceptualization of equity and on improving equity and related values such as inclusion.

A key challenge is how to assess online and to do so more effectively. This challenge is related to both privacy, ethics, and performance issues. It is clear that online assessment may have significant advantages to assess student mathematics learning, such as more flexibility in test-taking and fast scoring. However, many teachers have faced privacy concerns, and we also have the impression that in an online environment it is even more challenging to successfully assess what we value rather than merely assessing what is relatively easy to assess.

What further deserves careful ethical attention is what happens to learning analytics data that can and are collected when students work online. When analyzing the responses, we were struck by a discrepancy between what respondents care about and what is typically researched and published in our monodisciplinary journals.

Most of the challenges mentioned in this section require interdisciplinary or even transdisciplinary approaches see also Burkhardt, An overarching key question is: What role does mathematics education research play in addressing the bigger and more general challenges mentioned by our respondents? The importance of interdisciplinarity also raises a question about the scope of journals that focus on mathematics education research.

Do we need to broaden the scope of monodisciplinary journals so that they can publish important research that combines mathematics education research with another disciplinary perspective? As editors, we see a place for interdisciplinary studies as long as there is one strong anchor in mathematics education research. In fact, there are many researchers who do not identify themselves as mathematics education researchers but who are currently doing high-quality work related to mathematics education in fields such as educational psychology and the cognitive and learning sciences.

Encouraging the reporting of high-quality mathematics education research from a broader spectrum of researchers would serve to increase the impact of the mathematics education research journals in the wider educational arena. This, in turn, would serve to encourage further collaboration around mathematics education issues from various disciplines. Ultimately, mathematics education research journals could act as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration to address the pressing questions of how mathematics is learned and taught.

In this paper, based on a survey conducted before and during the pandemic, we have examined how scholars in the field of mathematics education view the future of mathematics education research. On the one hand, there are no major surprises about the areas we need to focus on in the future; the themes are not new. On the other hand, the responses also show that the areas we have highlighted still persist and need further investigation cf. OECD, But, there are a few areas, based on both the responses of the scholars and our own discussions and views, that stand out as requiring more attention.

For example, we hope that these survey results will serve as propelling conversation about mathematics education research regarding online assessment and pedagogical considerations for virtual teaching. The survey results are limited in two ways.

The set of respondents to the survey is probably not representative of all mathematics education researchers in the world. In that regard, perhaps scholars in each country could use the same survey questions to survey representative samples within each country to understand how the scholars in that country view future research with respect to regional needs.

The second limitation is related to the fact that mathematics education is a very culturally dependent field. Cultural differences in the teaching and learning of mathematics are well documented. Given the small numbers of responses from some continents, we did not break down the analysis for regional comparison. Representative samples from each country would help us see how scholars from different countries view research in mathematics education; they will add another layer of insights about mathematics education research to complement the results of the survey presented here.

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Educ Stud Math , 1—24 Download citation. Accepted : 04 March Published : 06 April Issue Date : May Search SpringerLink Search. Download PDF. Abstract Before the pandemic , we asked: On what themes should research in mathematics education focus in the coming decade?

Methodological approach Themes for the coming decade We administered the 1-question survey through email lists that we were aware of e. Table 1 Numbers of responses per continent Full size table. Table 2 Percentages of responses mentioned in each theme Full size table. Artistic impression of the future themes. Full size image. Teaching strategies There is a widely recognized need to further design and evaluate various teaching approaches.

Curriculum Approaches by which mathematics education can contribute to the aforementioned goals can be distinguished at various levels. Goals of mathematics education The theme of approaches is closely linked to that of the theme of goals. For example, Michelle Stephan USA asked: What mathematics content should be taught today to prepare students for jobs of the future, especially given growth of the digital world and its impact on a global economy? Mathematics education research itself Although we only asked for future themes, many respondents made interesting comments about research in mathematics education and its connections with other disciplines and practices such as educational practice, policy, home settings.

Theory Several respondents expressed their concern about the fragmentation and diversity of theories used in mathematics education research cf. Methodology Many methodological approaches were mentioned as potentially useful in mathematics education research: randomized studies, experimental studies, replication, case studies, and so forth.

The themes in their coherence: an artistic impression As described above, we identified eight themes of mathematics education research for the future, which we discussed one by one. Research challenges Based on the eight themes and considerations about mathematics education research itself, we formulate a set of research challenges that strike us as deserving further discussion cf.

Aligning new goals, curricula, and teaching approaches There seems to be relatively little attention within mathematics education research for curricular issues, including topics such as learning goals, curriculum standards, syllabi, learning progressions, textbook analysis, curricular coherence, and alignment with other curricula.

Researching mathematics education across contexts Though methodologically and theoretically challenging, it is of great importance to study learning and teaching mathematics across contexts. Focusing teacher professional development Professional development of teachers and teacher educators stands out from the survey as being in need of serious investment.

Using low-tech resources Particular strands of research focus on innovative tools and their applications in education, even if they are at the time too expensive even too labor intensive to use at large scale. Staying in touch online With the majority of students learning at home, a major ongoing challenge for everyone has been how to stay in touch with each other and with mathematics.

Studying and improving equity without perpetuating inequality Several colleagues have warned, for a long time, that one risk of studying achievement gaps, differences between majority and minority groups, and so forth can also perpetuate inequity. Assessing online A key challenge is how to assess online and to do so more effectively. Doing and publishing interdisciplinary research When analyzing the responses, we were struck by a discrepancy between what respondents care about and what is typically researched and published in our monodisciplinary journals.

Concluding remarks In this paper, based on a survey conducted before and during the pandemic, we have examined how scholars in the field of mathematics education view the future of mathematics education research.

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Symbolising the Real of Mathematics Education. Brown has been bringing into the field of mathematics education the work…. The History of Mathematics and Mathematical Education. Answers to questions which were asked after the author's various lectures in Australia are gathered here. Topics touched upon include "new" mathematics , unknown constants and free variables, propositional functions, linear algebra, arithmetic and geometry, and student assessment.

Mathematics education research has placed great emphasis on teacher identity, examining both pre- and in-service teachers, and within these cohorts, specialised mathematics teachers and non-specialists such as elementary teachers. Extensive research has already been done; hence, this paper discusses possible future directions for research on…. This study describes the metacognition profile of mathematics and mathematics education students in understanding the concept of integral calculus.

The purpose of this study was to produce the metacognition profile of mathematics and mathematics education students in understanding the concept of integral calculus. This research method is explorative method with the qualitative approach. The subjects of this study are mathematics and mathematics education students who have studied integral calculus. The results of this study are as follows: 1 the summarizing category, the mathematics and mathematics education students can use metacognition knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of indefinite integrals.

While the definite integrals, only mathematics education students use metacognition skills; and 2 the explaining category, mathematics students can use knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of indefinite integrals, while the definite integrals only use metacognition skills.

In addition, mathematics education students can use knowledge and metacognition skills in understanding the concept of both indefinite and definite integrals. This is a dissertation about the beliefs that mathematics majors have about mathematics and how their beliefs are affected by the introduction of mathematics research.

The mathematics research presented to the students dealt with counting regular orbits of an action. Research has shown that the beliefs that teachers hold about mathematics…. Variables in Elementary Mathematics Education. In this article, I analyze episodes from two third-grade classrooms drawn from a larger classroom teaching experiment to explore how these students began to incorporate nonnumerical symbols in their mathematical expressions when asked to represent indeterminate quantities.

The article addresses two research questions: What understandings did these…. Driven by History: Mathematics Education Reform. The advancement of modern societies is fueled by mathematics , and mathematics education provides the foundation upon which future scientists and engineers will build.

Society dictates how mathematics will be taught through the development and implementation of mathematics standards. When examining the progression of these standards, it is…. Educating in Place: Mathematics and Technology. Mathematics education discourse routinely promotes the idea that mathematics is everywhere.

That mathematics is everywhere seems a reasonable implication of "We all use math everyday. Critical Reviews in Mathematics Education. Materialien und Studien, Band 9. Four papers are presented which view research in mathematics education from different perspectives. Educators , scholars, and researchers in the United States convened at the Forum on Early Childhood Science, Mathematics , and Technology Education to discuss how, when, and even if science, mathematics , and technology should be taught to pre-kindergarten children.

The product of that forum, this book summarizes some of the latest thinking about…. This book is a collection of works by mathematics educators from Spain with an emphasis on preservice primary teacher education. This book aims to promote reflection upon and discussion of research issues as well as put out a call to action. Articles include: 1 "Contexts and Learning to Teach Mathematics. The Case of Prospective Elementary…. The purpose of this study was to examine the mathematics ability of the nation's preservice agricultural education teachers.

Based on the results of this study, preservice teachers were not proficient in solving agricultural mathematics problems, and agricultural teacher education programs require basic and intermediate mathematics as their…. Using Information Technology in Mathematics Education.

This collection of essays examines the history and impact of computers in mathematics and mathematics education from the early, computer-assisted instruction efforts through LOGO, the constructivist educational software for K-9 schools developed in the s, to MAPLE, the computer algebra system for mathematical problem solving developed in the…. While only about one-third of each year's doctoral graduates in mathematics are women, about two-thirds of the doctoral graduates in mathematics education are women.

This article reports on the results of a qualitative investigation into the nature of the graduate school-related experiences of women in collegiate mathematics education doctoral…. The purpose of the study was to examine how action research informs instructional changes that need to take place in the middle grades mathematics classroom.

There is a need for an increase in engagement in middle grades mathematics by educators being critically reflective of their instructional practices. The research question addressed in this…. National Assessment of Educational Progress. Research and Development Report. This report examines the effects of both student and school characteristics on mathematics and science achievement levels in the third, seventh, and eleventh grades using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP.

Analyses feature hierarchical linear models HLM , a regression-like statistical technique that…. Cognitive Neuroscience Meets Mathematics Education. While there has been much theoretical debate concerning the relationship between neuroscience and education , researchers have started to collaborate across both disciplines, giving rise to the interdisciplinary research field of neuroscience and education.

The present contribution tries to reflect on the challenges of this new field of empirical…. Developing abilities to create, inquire into, qualify, and choose among mathematical problems is an important educational goal. In this paper, we elucidate how mathematicians work with mathematical problems in order to understand this mathematical process.

More specifically, we investigate how mathematicians select and pose problems and discuss to…. This paper reports on a qualitative study focusing on engineers' point of view in regard to university mathematics and mathematics education. An individual interview was conducted with three electrical and two mechanical engineers between the ages of , all engaged in successful careers.

The subjects were requested to reflect upon themselves…. Mathematical modeling plays an increasingly important role both in real-life applications--in engineering, business, the social sciences, climate study, advanced design, and more--and within mathematics education itself. Creating opportunities to learn in mathematics education : a sociocultural perspective.

In this paper, I conceptualise opportunities to learn from a sociocultural perspective. Beginning with my own research on the learning of students and teachers of mathematics , I sketch out two theoretical frameworks for understanding this learning.

One framework extends Valsiner's zone theory of child development, and the other draws on Wenger's ideas about communities of practice. My aim is then to suggest how these two frameworks might help us understand the learning of others who have an interest in mathematics education , such as mathematics teacher educator-researchers and mathematicians. In doing so, I attempt to move towards a synthesis of ideas to inform mathematics education research and development.

The Mathematical Education of Engineers. Several general aspects are discussed. These include the role of mathematics in scientific and technical progress, some deficiencies in training, the role of mathematics in engineering faculties, and methods of improving mathematical training. Bassarear ; "The Value of Concept Forming in…. This paper provides a historical overview of the role and impact of elementary mathematics specialists as well as current implications and opportunities for the field.

Furthermore, suggestions are offered for the mathematics education field for ensuring the intersection of practice and research. Discusses the impact that the relationship between people and mathematics could have on the development of pure and applied mathematics. Argues for 1 a growing interest in philosophy, history and sociology of science; 2 new models in educational and psychological research ; and 3 a growing awareness of the human factor in technology,….

This research aims to determine the leveling of critical thinking abilities of students of mathematics education in mathematical problem solving. The generated data in the form of information obtained problem solving question and interview guides. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education. Since , the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics , and technology education.

The funding is for a longer term and is larger in amount, and the NSF is taking a more activist role, seeking to leverage state and private funds and promote the coordination of programs within states. The Initiatives also have a stronger policy orientation than previous NSF programs have had. The NSF strategy is a reflection of the growing and widely held view that meaningful reforms in schools are most likely to be achieved through state initiatives that set clear and ambitious learning goals and standards; align all of the available policy levers in support of reform; stimulate school-level initiatives; and mobilize human and financial resources to support these changes.

Two premises underlie systemic reform: 1 all children can meet significantly higher standards if they are asked to do so and given adequate opportunities to master the content, and 2 state and local policy changes can create opportunities by giving schools strong and consistent signals about the changes in practice and performance that are expected.

Because this is an enormous investment of Federal resources that is intended to bring about deep, systemic improvement in the nation's ability to teach science and mathematics effectively, the NSF has contracted with a consortium of independent evaluators to conduct a review of the program.

The first of the SSI's were funded in , sufficiently long ago to begin to formulate some initial impressions of their impact. Leadership in Mathematics Education : Roles and Responsibilities. This article partitions leadership in mathematics education into two categories: leadership in defining and maintaining important principles in teaching mathematics , and leadership in informing the public about the importance of mathematics today and in the future.

Examples of both types of leadership are given in the article. Teacher leaders in…. Virtual Environments for Mathematics and Geometry Education. Since ancient times mathematicians and geometricians have used visualisations to describe, discuss, study and teach mathematics. In mathematics education , visualisations are still used whenever possible to support teaching, to inspire students and feed their need to actually see abstract mathematical facts.

In our times, virtual reality presents a…. Mathematics education , both nationally and internationally, is facing a number of challenges with significant on-going shifts in the structure, content, and core principles of mathematics curricula in countries around the world. For example, in Ireland there was an ambitious reform of the post-primary mathematics curricula in with further…. Olaf College and former President of the Mathematical Association of America, is recognized widely for the extraordinarily valuable leadership he has given in undergraduate mathematics education , at his college, nationally, and internationally.

This article outlines some of his remarkable…. Overall Goals and Objectives for Mathematical Education. Overall goals and trends in mathematical education are discussed, with emphasis on the question "why teach mathematics? The historical role of….

Mathematics education and learning disabilities in Spain. In the first part of this article, we describe the basic objectives of the math curriculum in Spain as well as the basic contents, teacher resources, and obstacles perceived in mathematics instruction. Second, we briefly describe the concept of learning disabilities LD as they are currently defined in Spain.

As stated in the recent educational reform, a student with LD is any student with special educational needs. The emphasis is placed on the educational resources that these students need in order to achieve the curricular objectives that correspond to their age group or grade. Third, we comment specifically on the educational services model and the evaluation and instructional procedures for students with math learning disabilities. Finally, we describe some lines of research that have appeared in the last few years in Spain that have led to the development of new evaluation and intervention procedures for students with LD in computation and problem solving.

This dissertation builds on research about teacher identities e. New Federal Programs for Mathematics Education. Growing concerns in the late s about weaknesses in precollege science and mathematics education are noted. Congressional response and the effects on funding for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education are reported. Eighteen research reports related to mathematics education are abstracted and analyzed in this publication.

Three of the reports deal with aspects of learning theory, seven with topics in mathematics instruction problem solving, weight, quadratic inequalities, probability and statistics, area and volume conservation, cardinality , five with…. In this response to commentaries, the author states that she chose the term "revolution" because it comes from the Latin word "revolutio," which means "a turn around.

The objective of this study was to identify the reasons for shortage of Mathematics teachers at Thai Basic Education level. This research is both quantitative and qualitative in nature. For the purpose of study, survey was conducted with senior high school students, in order to find out their willingness to pursue mathematics in Bachelor of….

Concept learning in science and mathematics had often times been taught based on assumptions of alternative concepts or even in some instances based on misconceptions. Some educational researchers favour a constructivist approach in teaching science and mathematics. The constructivist literature existing makes use of alternative conceptions as….

Mathematics teachers face a myriad of instructional obstacles. Since the early s, mathematics education researchers have proposed the use of constructivist practices to counteract these ever-prevalent obstacles. While we do give credit to the choices of instructional activities the constructivist paradigm promotes, there are problems with its….

Predicting Mathematical Aptitude for Higher Education. This present study seeks to predict mathematical aptitude for higher education by examining the relationship between mathematics results from the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC general proficiency examination and the results from the General Certificate of Education GCE advanced level examination.

This present study arose from a more…. Leading People: Leadership in Mathematics Education. The issue of leadership in mathematics education --always a matter of some contention--has been complicated by developments in the field over the past half century or so. When mathematics education began to emerge as an academic field at the beginning of the twentieth century, so few people were seriously concerned with either its practice or its….

This in-progress study presents aspects of using educational technology in teaching mathematics education. More exactly, it explores ways in which educational technology might be used in order to improve teachers' cultural awareness and social activism.

A rationale for a qualitative research study is presented by using multiple methods combining…. Mathematical Problem Solving. Issues in Research. The purpose is to contribute to the clear formulation of the key issues in mathematical problem-solving research by presenting the ideas of actively involved researchers. Elliot Eisner proposed that educational challenges can be met by applying an artful lens.

This article draws from Eisner's proposal to consider the assumptions, values, and vision of mathematics education by theorizing mathematics curriculum as an art form. By conceptualizing mathematics curriculum both in written and enacted forms as stories…. Sharing Success: Mathematics and Science Education. Mathematics education in the United States: past to present.

This article presents a historical review of mathematics education since the late s in the United States. Three themes are used to organize the literature reviewed in the article: a broad sociopolitical forces, particularly highly publicized educational policy statements; b trends in mathematics research ; and c theories of learning and instruction.

At times, these themes coincide, as was the case in the s. In other cases, such as the recent push for educational accountability, these themes conflict. Nonetheless, the themes go a long way to explain the serpentine nature of reform in the United States over the last 45 years. This article also attempts to account for developments in special education as well as general education research , something that does not appear in most historical presentations of mathematics education.

Multilingualism in indigenous mathematics education : an epistemic matter. An investigation into an aspect of indigenous education provides the opportunity to forefront an epistemological discussion about mathematical knowledge. In these experiences, researchers , teachers and local communities, working together, elaborated their respective languages to create a corpus of lexicon that has enabled the teaching of Western mathematics.

An analysis using decolonial theory is made, showing how this corpus development works to enable the teaching of [Western] mathematics resulted in investigations into culture, language and mathematics that revealed an interplay among knowledge and power. Such analysis raises issues about the epistemology of mathematics and the politics of knowledge, analogous with current discussions on multilingualism in mathematics education and in ethnomathematics. The paper concludes that mathematics educators can explore and take advantage of the sociolinguistic and epistemological issues that arise when an indigenous language is elaborated in a short period of time in comparison to other languages which have been developed incrementally over hundreds of years and thus much more difficult to critique.

Socio-political studies in mathematics education often touch complex fields of interaction between education , mathematics and the political. In this paper I present a Foucault-based framework for socio-political studies in mathematics education which may guide research in that area. In order to show the potential of such a framework, I discuss the…. In some African cultures, the concept of division does not necessarily mean sharing money or an item equally.

How an item is shared might depend on the ages of the individuals involved. This article describes the use of the Realistic Mathematics Education RME approach to teach division word problems involving money in a 3rd-grade class in…. The paper analyzes adult mathematics education from a cultural perspective. Specifically, its purpose is to broaden our comprehension about this field of knowledge using as a theoretical tool-box an Ethnomathematics perspective founded on post-modern thought, post-structuralism theorizations and Wittgenstein's work developed in his book….

Mathematics , the Computer, and the Impact on Mathematics Education. Discusses the connection between mathematics and the computer; mathematics curriculum; mathematics instruction, including teachers learning to use computers; and the impact of the computer on learning mathematics. Toward a Political Economy of Mathematics Education. Why do schools teach the mathematics that they do?

In this essay, Houman Harouni asserts that educational institutions offer mathematics standards and curricula without providing convincing justifications and that students are tested on content whose purpose neither they nor their teachers clearly understand. He proposes a theoretical framework…. Purpose and Education : The Case of Mathematics. Why do schools teach mathematics , and why do they teach the mathematics that they do? In this three-part dissertation, I argue that the justifications offered by national education systems are not convincing, and that students are tested on content whose purpose neither they nor their teachers clearly understand.

In the first part of the…. The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education RME -based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang.

The design of this study…. The papers in this monograph are grouped by the five session topics of the Using Research Group meetings. Perspectives on Using Research was first, with papers on research and the teaching job Romberg , utility Wheeler , review and dissemination Dessart , preparing materials Jurdak , and the teacher's view Williams. The second session was on….

This chapter describes a partnership with four urban districts that aimed to develop an empirically grounded theory of action for improving the quality of mathematics instruction at scale. Each year, we conducted a data collection, analysis, and feedback cycle in each district that involved documenting the district's improvement strategies,…. An Educational Program of Mathematical Creativity. In this article we intend to analyze the effectiveness of an educational program of mathematical creativity, designed for learners aged 10 to 12 years, which has been implemented in an urban school of Iasi, Romania.

This analysis has both a psycho- educational dimension and a statistical analysis one. The psycho- educational dimension refers to the…. Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education. Common Core education standards establish a clear set of specific ideas and skills that all students should be able to comprehend at each grade level. In an effort to meet these standards, educators are turning to technology for improved learning outcomes.

In this article, we provide some useful perspectives and experiences in mentoring students in undergraduate research UR in mathematical modeling using differential equations. To engage students in this topic, we present a systematic approach to the creation of rich problems from real-world phenomena; present mathematical models that are derived….

Navigating Currents and Charting Directions. The theme of this conference is "Navigating Currents and Charting Directions. Several categories of research studies were recommended to produce results for reporting 12th grade preparedness for the grade 12 National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP in reading and mathematics.

The categories included content…. The "Collaborative Research Project" "CRP" --a mathematics research experience for undergraduates--offers a large-scale collaborative experience in research for undergraduate students. CRP seeks to widen the audience of students who participate in undergraduate research in mathematics. In , the inaugural CRP had …. This paper provides empirical findings from a study that examined how three grade flipped mathematics educators utilized class time when implementing a flipped learning model.

Additionally, the researchers investigated the educators ' purposes for various in-class tasks as well as their general use of class time. The data revealed flipped…. The implementation of " research -based" mathematics curricula is increasingly becoming a central element of mathematics education reform policies.

Given the recent focus on grounding mathematics curriculum policies in research , it is important to understand precisely what it means for a curriculum to be research -based. Using the Curriculum Research…. The use of mobile learning in education is growing at an exponential rate. To best understand how mobile learning is being used, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research that has taken place. This research was a systematic review of 36 studies in mobile learning in mathematics from the year onward.

Eight new findings…. Competent mathematical skills are needed in the workplace as well as in the college setting. Adults in Adult Basic Education classes and programs generally perform below high school level competency, but very few studies have been performed investigating the predictors of mathematical success for adults. The current study contributes to the…. Studies in Mathematics Education , Volume 3. Recognizing that the teacher is the key to improving any mathematics program, this volume examines the responsibility of primary school teachers for the mathematics component of the curriculum and the implications thereof for teacher education.

The first two chapters focus on the responsibilities of teachers of primary mathematics and contemporary…. Studies in Mathematics Education. Volume 6. Out-of-School Mathematics Education. This is the sixth volume in a series designed to improve mathematics instruction by providing resource materials for those responsible for mathematics teaching.

Focusing on out-of-school mathematics education , this volume presents a panorama of current practices around the world and suggests future trends. Subjects considered include: 1 …. The issue of values has been a longstanding concern of mathematics education research. Attempts have been made to analyze the specifically mathematical values which characterize the practice of mathematics teachers.

In this paper we draw on one teacher's articulation of her practice to explore values issues in the teaching of mathematics , drawing…. Sixty-nine recently graduated doctoral students in mathematics education completed a survey to determine their perceptions of transitioning from a doctoral program into an academic position at an institution of higher education.

Research literature for novice mathematics school teachers was also reviewed to document their experiences transitioning…. PubMed Central. A review of past NSF BP efforts provides insights into how the portfolio of programs and activities has evolved and the broad array of innovative strategies that has been used to increase the participation of groups underrepresented in STEM, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Analysing the implemented curriculum of mathematics in preschool education. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to development of research tools for observation and analysis of educational practices used by teachers in preschool classrooms. More specifically, we approached the implemented curriculum of mathematics in Greek preschool education.

We analysed the recorded data from a week of teaching practices in eight classrooms of Greek public kindergartens, based on Bernstein's theoretical framework on pedagogic discourse. The results showed that the actual educational practices in the observed classrooms deviated from the objectives of the official new cross-thematic curriculum for teaching mathematics in Greek kindergarten in terms of the form of transmitted mathematical knowledge, the instructional rules and strategies that teachers adopted for teaching mathematics , and the teaching-interactive relationships between preschool teachers and students.

Collaborations between mathematicians and mathematics teacher educators are increasingly being expected, and realized, within the context of mathematics teacher education. Most research related to collaborative efforts between members of the mathematics and mathematics education communities has focused on the products, rather than the process of…. This book's 28 chapters are adapted and updated from articles published in NCTM's "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education " between and The authors have rewritten and revised their work to make it clear, understandable, and--most of all--useful for mathematics teachers today.

To help teachers even more, these articles…. Perspectives on Sami Mathematics Education. The Sami are an indigenous people of the Arctic, and through a resolution of the United Nations, Norway is bound to take care of the Sami culture and language. Since the Sami have had their own curriculum, but they have no mathematics syllabus. In this paper we summarize the legal acts that take care of the Sami culture within the Norwegian…. Solving America's Mathematics Education Problem.

American students test poorly in mathematics compared to those in other developed--and in some cases, less developed--countries. While we have seen some signs of improved performance in recent years, these improvements are not yet evident among high school students.

And the proportion of new college graduates who majored in math-intensive subjects…. Iterative Processes in Mathematics Education. There are many arguments that reflect on inductive versus deductive methods in mathematics. Claims are often made that teaching from the general to the specific does make understanding better for learners or vice versa. I discuss an intervention conducted with Grade 10 year-old learners in a small suburb in South Africa.

I reflect on the…. In recent years the mathematics education research community has undergone a "social turn" towards a greater interest in the values and broader educational purposes of mathematics education , including issues of social justice and citizenship education. Building on these developing interests, this paper presents a conceptual framework…. This report deals with research results obtained in the field of mathematical system theory. Special emphasis was given to the following areas: Linear system theory over a field: parametrization of multi-input, multi-output systems and the geometric structure of classes of systems of While many are familiar with these long-standing programmatic efforts, BP is also a key component of NSF's strategic plans, has been highlighted in National Science Board reports, and is the focus of ongoing outreach efforts.

James and S. This article is distributed by The American Society for Cell Biology under license from the author s. It is available to the public under an Attribution—Noncommercial—Share Alike 3. Research Report RR Beginning in , the GE Foundation initiated a commitment of expertise and financial resources to a set of urban school districts to improve public education and enhance student achievement in mathematics and science.

This report analyzes the impacts of the GE Foundation commitment to the partner districts by examining trends in student…. A review of past NSF BP efforts provides insights into how the portfolio of programs and activities has evolved and the broad array of innovative strategies that has been…. This hearing was held to examine the current state of mathematics , science, and engineering education at the undergraduate level by focusing on the demands of a knowledge-based economy.

House of Representatives;…. One of the difficulties of students in the learning of geometry is on the subject of plane that requires students to understand the abstract matter. The aim of this research is to determine the effect of Problem Posing learning model with Realistic Mathematics Education Approach in geometry learning. This quasi experimental research was conducted in one of the junior high schools in Karanganyar, Indonesia. The sample was taken using stratified cluster random sampling technique.

It is because students on the application of Problem Posing with Realistic Mathematics Education Approach are become to be active in constructing their knowledge, proposing, and problem solving in realistic, so it easier for students to understand concepts and solve the problems. Therefore, the model of Problem Posing learning with Realistic Mathematics Education Approach is appropriately applied in mathematics learning especially on geometry material. Furthermore, the impact can improve student achievement.

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It should be noted that they often may have relevance to the physical world, therefore help us understand the connected aspects of the physical world. However, there are arguments that abstract objects can be studied just to understand their nature even when without any bearing to the physical world.

Some areas under this include Analysis, abstract algebra, geometry, and number theory. Applied mathematics: As the name implies, this is the branch of mathematics that is concerned with the application of mathematical methods and ideas in different areas of human endeavors such as business, sports, computer science, or engineering.

Major and popular topic areas in mathematics that fall under the above two branches include: Analysis — this area is focused on studying functions and their properties. If you have come across concepts such as continuity, limits, differentiation, or integration, you now know where they are rooted in mathematics.

Although you may be more familiar with such concepts in Calculus, this is where their foundation lies, allowing a more thorough study of them. Subfields include real analysis which focuses on real numbers , complex analysis concerned with complex numbers , and functional analysis focused on the study of vector spaces with many and infinite dimensions considering functions as loci in the spaces.

Algebra — this is the study of mathematical symbols and their relationship and how to manipulate the symbols. It includes elementary algebra and abstract algebra. Equations and inequalities are some of the most common relationships that are studied in algebra yet the less familiar ones include rings and fields.

Algebra involves using symbols to express unknown quantities while numbers are used for known quantities. Arithmetic — this is a subfield of algebra. Arithmetic is focused on the relationship between numbers in basic or traditional number operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

It primarily differs from elementary algebra because it makes no use of unknown quantities, whereas elementary algebra does so. Calculus — this is the field of mathematics that studies change and more interestingly continuous change.

Differential and integral calculus are two main divisions of calculus. Combinatorics — this is the area of mathematics that studies discrete structures that are finite or countable and how they can be counted or combined hence, the name 'combinatorics'. This area is very much connected with other areas of math. Geometry — this is the field of mathematics focused on the study of shapes and spaces. Topology — this relatively new branch of mathematics stems from geometry.

It is focused on the measurement and properties of shapes and spaces when they are subjected to smooth changes such as twisting, bending or stretching but not cutting or tearing. It differs from the traditional understanding of geometry which focuses on exact measurements and sizes of objects or spaces. Math Categorical Research Topics by Educational Level Although mathematics as a discipline and broad subject area has basic characteristics that unite all branches, the depth, and complexity involved in studying them varies.

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Math Research Topics for Middle School Multiplication techniques for quickly multiplying two-digit numbers. Exploring the formulae for calculating areas of shapes. Techniques of counting discrete objects faster by sight. Explore Euclid's contributions to mathematics. What were some major applications of mathematics in Ancient Rome?

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Exploring symmetries of differential equations. Important advances in the field of topology over the last 20 years. Analyzing geometry in high dimensional spaces. A mathematical exploration of the kinematics of rolling. Advances in techniques or algorithms for proving primeness of number in polynomial time.

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