Relationship between teaching practices and mathematical processes outcomes in secondary school: based on a longitudinal TIMSS-PISA study
The competence of mathematical modelling is well conceptualized, thought a much-debated question is how to develop it in schools. International achievement test PISA consider mathematics achievements from the modelling perspective (formulating, employing and interpreting), and provides us with comprehensive data to analyze school factors in math results from the comparative perspective. The goal of our study was to estimate the effect of teaching practices on students’ achievements in different PISA mathematical processes while controlling prior achievements (TIMSS).
Traditions of mathematical education in Russia on both school and university level, research done by Russian scientists and its impact on the development of mathematics is considered by many a unique and valuable part of the world cultural heritage. In the present paper, we describe the development of mathematical education in Russian universities after 1955 — a period that proved to be most fruitful.
Now we have the need for methodics of teaching the topic "parallel computing" in secondary school. The paper presents a three-year experience of the author in this field: a methodical approach, the selection of materials, the business games, experience of tasks on parallel computing at the contest "TRIZformashka", classes of tasks, examples of tasks, program executors, texts for propaedeutic textbook on informatics.
Proceedings of the Moscow regional conference of The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) and Yandex are presented.
It is widely known that Soviet school of exact sciences, was among the strongest in the world, particularly in terms of physics and mathematics. Why? This is the question we would like to address in this paper by collecting and summarizing different viewpoints on this issue expressed by prominent mathematicians. Many of them witnessed the most fruitful period, the “golden years” of Soviet science and played a major role in the subsequent development of Soviet/Russian mathematics. There is little controversy in the explanations provided by different people; the only essential differences are in the emphases. Thus the list of factors may be regarded as precisely determined. This paper simply aims at communicating them to a non-mathematical community interested in issues of science and education.