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Hunter, Jodie; Jones, Ian – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
We administered specially-designed, free-response mathematics tasks to primary students (N = 583, ages five to 12 years old). Our focus was on whether (i) the children's responses could be reliably assessed, and (ii) the responses could provide insights into children's mathematical thinking. We used a contemporary comparative judgement technique,…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
Topolovcan, Tomislav; Matijevic, Milan – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study was to establish whether there are differences between the computer self-efficacy of pupils and teachers (N = 507) in the context of the classroom, as a developing workplace of the teacher in elementary education. The survey covered 184 teachers and 323 pupils in elementary school. The results show that there is no…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
Drageset, Ove Gunnar – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
This article develops three different types of student explanations and studies how teachers respond to these. The data come from five classrooms at upper grade 5-7 (ages from eleven to thirteen) where all mathematics teaching for one week was filmed. These films were transcribed and student explanations identified. Through a close inspection of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Grade 5