Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics

A scholarly journal publishing original research on issues that affect mathematics learning. Content is interdisciplinary and drawn from such fields as mathematics, special education, psychology, and neurology. Coverage includes current research, methods

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, Summer

Exploring Mathematical Exploration: How Two College Students Formulated and Solved Their Own Mathematical Problems
Preparation of this paper is supported, in part, by a grant from the University of Delaware Research Foundation and a grant from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. However, any opinions expressed herein are those of the authors. The first...
In-Service Elementary Mathematics Teachers' Views of Errors in the Classroom
Educators generally agree that familiarity with students' conceptions and ways of thinking about mathematical topics are essential for teachers (e.g., Australian Education Council, 1991; Even & Tirosh, 2002; Fennema, Carpenter, Franke, Levi, Jacobs,...
Rigorous Mathematical Thinking: Mediated Learning and Psychological Tools
Abstract The proposed rigorous mathematical thinking paradigm is based on two theories of learning: Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, with particular emphasis on his concept of psychological tools as mediators of cognitive processes, and Feuerstein's...