Browsing by Author "PittaPantazi, Demetra"
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CERME7 Working Group 7: Mathematical potential, creativity and talent
Leikin, R.; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Singer, F. M.; Ulovec, A. (2012)WG7 was a new CERME WG, whose purpose to draw the attention of the mathematics education community to the field of mathematical potential, creativity and talent, and to encourage empirical research that will contribute to ...

Book Chapter
Characteristics of the creative person in mathematics.
Kattou, Maria; Christou, Constantinos; PittaPantazi, Demetra (Nova Science Publishers, 2016)

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Cognitive styles, dynamic geometry and measurement performance
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Christou, Constantinos (2009)This paper reports the outcomes of an empirical study undertaken to investigate the effect of students’ cognitive styles on achievement in measurement tasks in a dynamic geometry learning environment, and to explore the ...

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Cognitive styles, task presentation mode and mathematical performance
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Christou, Constantinos (Routledge, 2009)This paper reports the outcomes of an empirical study undertaken to investigate the relationship of prospective teachers' cognitive styles and levels of performance in measurement and spatial tasks. A total of 116 prospective ...

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Connecting mathematical creativity to mathematical ability
Kattou, Maria; Kontoyianni, Katerina; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Christou, Constantinos (2013)This study aims to investigate whether there is a relationship between mathematical ability and mathematical creativity, and to examine the structure of this relationship. Furthermore, in order to validate the relationship ...

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Creativity and mathematics education: The state of the art
Leikin, R.; PittaPantazi, Demetra (2013)This paper draws connections between studies in general creativity and studies in mathematics education. Through analysis of the state of the art in the research in creativity as associated with mathematics education we ...

Book Chapter
Developing and Enhancing Elementary School Students' Higher Order Mathematical Thinking with SimCalc
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Sophocleous, Paraskevi; Christou, Constantinos (Springer, 2013)A fundamental question regarding the use of technology in mathematics education is the way in which technology supports and promotes higher order thinking in mathematics. In this chapter, we try to describe and analyze the ...

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Drawing on a theoretical model to study students' understandings of fractions
Charalambous, Charalambos Y.; PittaPantazi, Demetra (2007)Teaching and learning fractions has traditionally been one of the most problematic areas in primary school mathematics. Several studies have suggested that one of the main factors contributing to this complexity is that ...

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A Dyslexic Child’s Mental Representations and Strategies in Elementary Arithmetic
Xistouri, Xenia; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Gagatsis, Athanasios (2006)This article investigates the mental representations and strategies of a 7year old dyslexic boy, in the context of elementary arithmetic. The investigation had two distinct phases. The first aimed at investigating the ...

Conference Object
Elementary School Students' Mental Representation of Fractions
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Gray, Eddie M.; Christou, Constantinos (International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004)Based on psychological approaches that evoke mental representations through verbal and visual cues, this paper investigates the different kinds of mental representations projected by 8 to 11 year old children of identified ...

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The embodied, proceptual, and formal worlds in the context of functions
Christou, Constantinos; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Souyoul, A.; Zachariades, Theodosis (2005)In this study we use Tall et al.’s (2000) theory on mathematical concept development, which describes three worlds of operations, the embodied, the proceptual and the formal (Tall, 2004; Tall, 2003; Watson, Spirou, & Tall, ...

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An empirical taxonomy of problem posing processes
Christou, Constantinos; Mousoulides,Nicholas G.; Pittalis, Marios; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Sriraman, Bharath (2005)This article focuses on the construction, description and testing of a theoretical model of problem posing. We operationalize procesess that are frequently described in problem solving and problem posing literature in order ...

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Estructura y niveles de habilidad en estudiantes de escuela primaria sobre geometría transformacional
Xistouri, Xenia; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Gagatsis, Athanasios (2014)This paper used CFA analyses to investigate the factors and structure of transformational geometry concepts ability. The results suggest that the three geometric transformations (translation, reflection and rotation) consist ...

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Examining number sense and algebraic reasoning through cognitive styles
Chrysostomou, Marilena; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Tsingi, C.; Cleanthous, Eleni; Christou, Constantinos (2013)Recently, a new cognitive style approach was introduced, which refers to two types of visualizers. This approach is based on neuropsychological evidence and neuroimaging results, which suggest the existence of two distinct ...

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Exploring a high achiever's and a low achiever's strategies and images in early number work
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Gagatsis, Athanasios (2001)Curriculum development within mathematics is often grounded in the belief that all individuals pass through the same sequence of learning, albeit at different paces. There seems to be a general assumption that there is ...

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Frames of Reference and Achievement in Elementary Arithmetic
Gray, Eddie M.; PittaPantazi, Demetra (Information Age Publishing, 2006)This paper considers the relationship between 811 years old students' numerical achievement and a possible disposition towards the construction of particular frames of reference. The paper uses the characteristics of a ...

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Have All Children Benefited? A Perspective on Curriculum Initiatives and Low Achievers
Gray, Eddie M.; Howat, Hazel; PittaPantazi, Demetra (2002)This paper considers whether or not curriculum initiatives within England are in fact leading to qualitatively improved levels of thinking among children identified as lower achievers in arithmetic. Revisiting data from ...

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Hierarchical Levels of Abilities that Constitute Fraction Understanding at Elementary School
Nicolaou, Aphrodite; PittaPantazi, Demetra (2016)This article examines whether the 7 abilities found in a previous study carried out by the authors to constitute fraction understanding of sixth grade elementary school students determine hierarchical levels of fraction ...

Book
Identifying and nurturing mathematically gifted students.
PittaPantazi, Demetra; Kattou, Maria; Kontoyianni, Katerina; Cleanthous, Eleni; Christou, Constantinos; Gagatsis, Athanasios; Leikin, R.; Hershkovitz, S.; Guberman, R. (2011)

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Integrating mathematical abilities and creativity in the assessment of mathematical giftedness
Kontoyianni, Katerina; Kattou, Maria; PittaPantazi, Demetra; Christou, Constantinos (Pabst Science Publishers, 2013)This study aims to examine the structure of the relationship between intelligence and mathematical giftedness and build a comprehensive model to describe this relationship and the nature of mathematical giftedness. This ...