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Ekinci, Nurullah Emir; Yalcin, Ilimdar; Ayhan, Cihan – World Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the loneliness levels of students at the middle school level and their digital game addictions in terms of various variables. The study group consisted of 404 volunteer students in 5th-8th grade in Kutahya, Turkey. As data collection tools, "Digital Game Addiction Scale", developed by Lemmens et al.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Computer Games
Karademir, Cigdem Aldan; Deveci, Ozge – Online Submission, 2019
Based on Confucius' saying "A word may change your mind, an emotion may change your life and a person may change you", our emotions affect our learning if we take life as a process of learning. Some of our learning on which we are successful and unsuccessful are student characteristics. Effective properties are one of the characteristics…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Skills
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Chen, Guanhua; Shen, Ji; Jiang, Shiyan; Barth-Cohen, Lauren; Eltoukhy, Moataz – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
In the core of computational thinking (CT) practices is problem-solving. However, there is little research on connecting CT with problem solving processes. We developed a computer-based assessment on CT that can log students' problem-solving processes and administered it to a group of fifth graders as a pre- and post- measure of a robotics…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic, Computation
Loong, Esther; Vale, Colleen; Widjaja, Wanty; Herbert, Sandra; Bragg, Leicha A.; Davidson, Aylie – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Despite mathematical reasoning being a proficiency included in mathematics curricula around the world, research has found that primary teachers struggle to understand, teach, and assess mathematical reasoning. A detailed rubric involving the three reasoning actions of analysing, generalising and justifying at five proficiency levels was refined…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Logic
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
Kennedy, Tierney – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This article reports on the effectiveness of an intervention using conceptual change approaches within challenging tasks, on the mathematics gains for low-performing year 3-6 students in in six primary schools. Quantitative data from PAT-Maths testing for each year showed a consistently large effect size of 0.7 compared to expected gain data from…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Low Achievement, Intervention
Getenet, Seyum; Fanshawe, Melissa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Considered by many as a source of valuable data and a potential to improve mathematics education, a significant amount of studies have been conducted on The National Assessment Program -- Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test results. This study is a systematic literature review of 86 peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2008 and 2017 to…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, National Competency Tests, Standardized Tests, Literacy
McCormick, Melody – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
There have been many attempts to reform mathematics teaching in Australia to encourage teachers to use more cognitively demanding tasks that focus on problem solving and reasoning. However, there is limited specific advice for teachers on how best to do this. This paper reports on one set of survey items that examines 52 teachers' responses to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
Attard, Catherine; Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Teaching mathematics involves a lot of talking, and dialogic practices are central to most pedagogical practices in mathematics classrooms. Furthermore, for mathematical processes such as 'reasoning', 'explaining' and 'mathematical thinking' to be developed, there is a need for rich and robust dialogic interactions in the classroom. In this paper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5
Lomas, Laurinda – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper proposes structural modification of the Clarke and Hollingsworth (2002) Interconnected Model of Teacher Professional Growth (IMTPG) based on results from doctoral research that studied the changes in mathematical knowledge and beliefs of two Year 5/6 teachers as they implemented a four-week, innovative curriculum unit. These inclusions…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Mathematics
Prodromou, Theodosia; Frederiksen, Nick – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Mathematics anxiety is a known problem in mathematics education. This paper reports on a study looking at mathematics anxiety in a primary school classroom (year 6). Students were given a mathematics test and a following anxiety questionnaire to assess their levels of anxiety, to try to better understand issues that caused anxiety and to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
Fry, Kym; Hillman, Judith – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
Guided inquiry pedagogy is gaining recognition for promoting deep learning as students connect concepts, understandings and meanings to defend and justify their mathematical ideas. Research describes how it promotes the development of deep understandings, yet the approach can seem at odds with explicit teaching pedagogies that show potential for a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Hardcastle, Joseph; DeBoer, George E. – Grantee Submission, 2018
We compared students' performance on a paper-based test (PBT) and three computer-based tests (CBTs). The three computer-based tests used different test navigation and answer selection features, allowing us to examine how these features affect student performance. The study sample consisted of 9,698 fourth through twelfth grade students from across…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Scores
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Orrill, Chandra Hawley; Brown, Rachael Eriksen; Burke, James P.; Millett, John; Nagar, Gili Gal; Park, Jinsook; Weiland, Travis – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
In this study we extend our prior exploration focused on the extent to which middle school teachers appropriately identified proportional situations and whether there were relationships between attributes of the teachers and their ability to identify proportional situations. For this study, we analyzed both a larger dataset (n = 32) and two…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Mathematical Logic, Mathematical Concepts, Middle School Teachers
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Hambacher, Elyse L.; Bondy, Elizabeth – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This paper draws on the literature on effective African American teachers of African American students to investigate the enactments of culturally relevant critical teacher care (CRCTC) in two fifth-grade teachers' classrooms in a large, urban school district. Using interview and observation data, the findings illustrate the teachers' knowledge of…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, African American Students, Grade 5, Elementary School Teachers
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