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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 ...
Moving closer to solving the 'mathematics problem' where it arises: The influence of the 'typical' Irish pre-tertiary mathematics experience on under-preparedness among numerate entrants
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2006)
The contribution of mathematics proficiency to the numerate (e.g. science, engineering) disciplines is well-documented. Internationally concern exists that graduates of these disciplines are persistently demonstrating ...
The challenges facing pre-service education: Addressing the issue of mathematics subject matter knowledge among prospective primary teachers
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2007)
Research has indicated that it is not necessary to study mathematics to degree level to teach mathematics effectively at primary level (Greaney et al, 1999; Cooney, 1999). Consensus exists however that graduating teachers ...
Mathematical under-preparedness: The influence of the pre-tertiary mathematics experience on students’ ability to make a successful transition to tertiary level mathematics courses in Ireland (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis, 2007)
Internationally, the consequences of the ‘Mathematics problem’ are a source of concern for the education sector and governments alike. Growing consensus exists that the inability of students to successfully make the ...
Working towards addressing the mathematics subject matter knowledge needs of prospective teachers
(St. Patricks College, Dublin, 2009)
This study is the result of a perceived need for action within one Irish College of Education. During professional interactions with prospective teachers in both mathematics pedagogy sessions and teaching practice, the ...
Indexing distributions of data: preservice teachers’ notions of representativeness (Pre-published version)
The purpose of the study was to identify strategies used by preservice elementary teachers to index distributions of data. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate whether representational form influenced the ...
Next steps in statistics education: identifying teacher professional development needs for teaching the data analysis component of primary level mathematics
(IASE [International Association of Statistics Education], 2009)
This study reveals the pedagogical decision making undertaken when designing instruction for primary level statistics. We report on the activity of five groups of preservice teachers when engaging in Lesson Study and ...
Insights into informal inferential reasoning in the primary classroom
(IPMS [International Programme in the Mathematical Sciences], 2009)
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 ...
Coordinating student learning and teacher activity – The case of Savannah: Motivating an understanding of representativeness through examination of distributions of data
(St. Patrick's College, Dublin, 2007)
This research study investigated the measures chosen by five 4th to 8th grade students when selecting statistical measures to describe distributions of data. Over the course of eight weeks of instruction, individual teaching ...