Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

JME (Journal of Mathematics Education) is an academic journal that provides a forum for publishing a variety of research ideas and methods in the field of mathematics education. JME aims to stimulate discussions at all levels of mathematics education through significant and innovative research studies. The journal welcomes articles highlighting empirical as well as theoretical research studies. The Journal welcomes research articles focusing on the following topics (but not limited):

1. Digital Technology in Mathematics Education

Digital technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics to understand the basic concept and the way of problem-solving technique, especially in the 21st century (NCTM, 2008).  However, bringing digital technology to the mathematics classroom is a big challenge for teachers and students. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing studies for promoting digital technology in mathematics learning such as social media, digital games, graphing calculators, computer algebra system (CAS), dynamic mathematics software (DMS), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or other technology devices and software.

2. Ethnomathematics

Ethnomathematics is the study of the relationship between mathematics and culture (D’Ambrosio, 1999). It is generally understood that every community has a distinctive culture that is different from one another. Understanding mathematics through culture will bring mathematics closer to human life. For this reason, JRAMathEdu is focusing on publishing the studies in the connecting culture to support mathematics learning and how mathematical concepts are present in the culture. 

3. Joyful and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics Education

The main goal of mathematics education in school is the mathematization of the child’s thought process through joyful and meaningful learning. Students at times struggle with mathematics due to the abstract concepts involved. Learning should be something joyful because it is a perpetual growth process and self-reflection. Mathematics teachers are expected to develop ideas to motivate students by joyful activities, such as discovering, exploring, constructing, designing, setting strategy, and solving problems that are wrapped in mathematics games, puzzles, teaching aids, and hands-on activities. It is expected that the concepts would be more relatable and understandable.

4. Best Practice and Classroom Action Research in Mathematics Learning

Classroom action research is a reflective process which helps teachers to explore and examine aspects of teaching and learning and to take action to change and improve. It begins with a question or questions about classroom experiences, issues, or challenges. Generally, classroom action research is consisting of 4 steps, namely, planning, action, observation, and reflection. Authors could submit their work, with a comprehensive description and analysis of every step.

5. Several other studies such as experimental research, correlation research and systematic literature review research.