Yu-Ping Chang

Yu-Ping Chang
National Taipei University of Education · Department of Education

PhD

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Teacher professional development (TPD) is an important topic for school teaching and learning, but the challenging part is how to design quality and sustainable TPD that results in sound teachers’ learning. This research paper presents a cascade model of TPD used by the Just Do Math project and designed to nurture any number of teachers to teach ma...
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To solve mathematical modelling problems, students must translate real-world situations, which are typically presented in text form, into mathematical models. To complete the translation process, the problem-solver must first understand the real-world situation. Therefore, reading comprehension can be considered an essential part of solving modelli...
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Language plays an important role in word problem solving. Accordingly, the language in which a word problem is presented could affect its solution process. In particular, East-Asian, non-alphabetic languages are assumed to provide specific benefits for mathematics compared to Indo-European, alphabetic languages. By analyzing students’ eye movements...
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Mathematization is critical in providing students with challenges for solving modelling tasks. Inadequate assumptions in a modelling task lead to an inadequate situational model, and to an inadequate mathematical model for the problem situation. However, the role of assumptions in solving modelling problems has been investigated only rarely. In thi...
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In order to develop meaningful mathematics activities for students to enjoy learning and to improve their learning, the mathematics-grounding activity (MGA) modules are developed as part of the JUST DO MATH project which has been funded by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education since 2014. The project consists of three phases: (1) research and develop...
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Solving word problems is challenging in elementary schools, both for the teacher in teaching students to solve word problems and for the student in learning to solve them. This paper examines how the ideas of learning trajectory and variation pedagogy could be integrated as an instructional principle for teaching this content in the context of solv...
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This paper discusses the effects of large-scale studies, including international comparative studies and national studies using nationally representative samples, on policy making and practices pertinent to mathematics education in Taiwan, through the lens of Taiwanese societal and cultural characteristics. Taiwan has been through several successfu...
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The goal of this study aims at introducing an entry course of a 3-year sequential courses module for a secondary mathematics teacher education program in Taiwan. This module is a reformed teacher education curriculum planned for Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers (PSMTs) to learn how to teach with the field-study approach. The field-study a...
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In this chapter, we present the current status of mathematics teachers ’ professional development in Taiwan. We first elaborate three policy directions to outline a holistic view on three types of teachers’ professional development . The three policy directions are aimed to (1) encourage teachers to take academic degree program, especially master d...
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In an experimental study with ninth graders (N=165), we investigated whether presenting reading comprehension prompts would have a positive impact on students’ enjoyment and performance in modelling. Contrary to our expectations, the enjoyment and modelling performance of students who received reading comprehension prompts were similar to those of...

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