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Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Günaydin, Esra; Okur, Alperen – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore the academic achievement and performance tasks of students studying in a regional primary boarding school in science course with regard to different variables. The study was carried out via survey method and total 96 students, 57 of them boarding students and 39 of them non-boarding students studying in the 5th,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Science Instruction, Surveys
Soares, Maria Tereza Carneiro; Moro, Maria Lucia Faria; Spinillo, Alina Galvao – Online Submission, 2012
This study examines the relationship between the grasp of consciousness of the reasoning process in Grades 5 and 8 pupils from a public and a private school, and their performance in mathematical problems of Cartesian product. Forty-two participants aged from 10 to 16 solved four problems in writing and explained their solution procedures by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts
Gürbüz, Ramazan; Birgin, Osman; Çatlioglu, Hakan – Online Submission, 2012
The aim of the paper is to compare and evaluate the probability-related misconceptions of pupils at different education levels. A cross-sectional/age study was thus conducted with 540 pupils in 5th-8th grades. An instrument, comprising six questions on the concepts of compound events, probability of an event and probability comparisons, was used.…
Descriptors: Probability, Misconceptions, Grade 5, Grade 6
Medlin, Richard G. – Online Submission, 2006
Concludes that prior research show either no difference between homeschooled children and other children, or a difference favoring homeschooled children. This suggests that homeschooled children's social skills are certainly no worse than those of children attending conventional schools, and are probably better. This study finds that homeschooled…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Interpersonal Competence, Public Schools, Gender Differences