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A questionnaire was used to solicit students' views with regards to teaching approaches in mathematics classes. The results suggest that students consider learning and understanding mathematics to mean being successful in getting the correct answers. Students reported that in the majority of cases, the teaching of mathematics was lecture Science Teacher Questionnaire Main Survey Your school has agreed to participate in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study - Repeat (TIMSS-R), an educational research project sponsored by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). TIMSS-R …

Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire: Toward Valid and Meaningful Assessment of Learners’ Conceptions of Nature of Science Norm G. Lederman,1 Fouad Abd-El-Khalick,2 Randy L. Bell,3 Rene´e S. Schwartz4 1Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Illinois Institute of Technology, 226 Engineering 1, 10 West 32nd Street, Chicago The nature of prospective mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge: The case of multiplication of fractions Isiksal M., Cakiroglu E. Faculty of Education, Department of Elementary Education, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate prospective mathematics teachers' knowledge of common conceptions and …

responsive to students’ needs; and (3) to ensure that every student is gaining mathematical power” (NCTM, p. 45). These three goals relate to the purposes and uses for both large-scale and classroom assessment in mathematics education. The ﬁrst is often a goal of large-scale assessment as well as the assessments used by Student Learning: Attitudes, Engagement and Strategies Introduction.....110 • Existing evidence on student approaches to learning and how it frames PISA’s approach.....113 • Measuring whether students are likely to adopt effective approaches to learning.....114 Students’ engagement with learning in mathematics and school more generally.....116 • Interest in and enjoyment of

In this paper, we report on an international study of undergraduate mathematics students’ conceptions of mathematics. Almost 1,200 students in five countries completed a short survey including TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS MATHEMATICS 6.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter raises the issue of the relationships between students’ mathematics achievement and the attitudes of both the student and the teacher toward mathematics. There is now a widespread recognition that affective factors play a critical role in teaching and learning of mathematics. (Mcleod 1992, 1994). A …