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Gifted students’ understanding of statistics: analysis of data arising from a small group teaching experiment
The principal objective of the study was to gain insight into cognitive processes related to three gifted students’ understanding of data. Small group teaching experiment methodology was used to uncover students’ understanding ...
'If you're doubting yourself then, what's the fun in that?' an exploration of why prospective secondary mathematics teachers perceive statistics as difficult
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
Most research into prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ attitudes towards statistics indicates generally positive attitudes but a perception that statistics is difficult to learn. These perceptions of statistics as ...
A path analysis of the relationship among critical motivational variables and achievement in reform-oriented mathematics curriculum
This study investigated the relationship among critical motivational variables and mathematics achievement as middle grades students engaged in a reform-oriented curriculum, Mathematics in Context. We tested 327 students ...
Review of the droichead teacher induction pilot programme
(The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), 2016)
Scholarly electronic journals: economic and technical issues
(Arizona State University, College of Education, 2000)
In this paper we discuss scholarly communication and the emergence of electronic journals. Scholarly electronic journals are expanding their influence. Currently, about 70 peer-reviewed scholarly journals in education are ...
Using architecture as a context to enhance students’ understanding of symmetry
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2011)
Working within the context of a contest to find the most beautiful tourist attraction in the world, Year 5 students investigate the most symmetric building from a short-list of three iconic buildings. This involves ...
What’s a real 2D shape? Designing appropriate geometric instruction
(AAMT [Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers], 2015)
Mairead Hourigan and Aisling Leavy describe a range of teaching and learning activities focusing on the identification and classification of 2-dimensional shapes. The activities described are useful in highlighting students’ ...
Exploring probability concepts using a mini games environment: Ideas for primary and secondary classrooms
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2014)
Varying your approaches to teaching variables
(INTO [Irish National Teachers Organisation], 2011)
Our previous article Getting the balance right: The equals sign presented activities which can be used to introduce children to translating and solving word problems using equations where the unknown is represented with a ...
Teaching algebra in the primary classroom: Functions, the function machine
(NCE-MSTL [National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning], University of Limerick, 2012)