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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ekmekci, Adem; Waxman, Hersh C. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate how students' high school experience, math and science efficacy, and student, parent, and teacher expectations affect their plans for college major choice after controlling for students' gender, ethnicity, and parental variables. Over 1500 9th grade students participated in the study. Using logistic…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Self Efficacy, Expectation
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Chang, Hsin-Yi; Tzeng, Shi-Fang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In this study, we have synthesized the research on visualization and representation to propose a model consisting of 4 major components of visualization competence in learning science: constructing, interpreting, transforming, and critiquing visualizations. We have developed and validated an assessment that measures students' visualization…
Descriptors: Visualization, Foreign Countries, Models, High School Students
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Eymur, Gülüzar; Geban, Ömer – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach instruction on ninth-grade students' understanding in chemical bonding concepts compared to traditional instruction. Seventy-two ninth-grade students from two intact chemistry classes taught by the same teacher in a public high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Chemistry
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Jao, Limin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For pre-service teachers (PSTs) who have been exposed to traditional approaches, teacher education courses can be a revelatory experience in their development as educators. This study explores if Canadian upper elementary/lower secondary (grades 4-10) PSTs change their beliefs about mathematics teaching as a result of taking a mathematics methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Höffler, Tim Niclas; Bonin, Victoria; Parchmann, Ilka – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Competitions are discussed as a measure to foster students' interest, especially for highly gifted and talented students. In the current study, participants of a cognitive school competition in science were compared to non-participants of the same age group (14-15) who either did not participate in any competition or who participated in a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Concept, Competition, Athletics
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Tchoshanov, Mourat; Cruz, Maria D.; Huereca, Karla; Shakirova, Kadriya; Shakirova, Liliana; Ibragimova, Elena N. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This mixed methods study examined an association between cognitive types of teachers' mathematical content knowledge and students' performance in lower secondary schools (grades 5 through 9). Teachers (N = 90) completed the Teacher Content Knowledge Survey (TCKS), which consisted of items measuring different cognitive types of teacher knowledge.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mixed Methods Research, Mathematical Models
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Lee, Shin-Yi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between both 9th-grade and 1st-year undergraduate students' use of "look back" strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, the difference in their use of look back strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, and the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, College Freshmen, Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Callingham, Rosemary; Carmichael, Colin; Watson, Jane M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Statistics is an increasingly important component of the mathematics curriculum. "StatSmart" was a project intended to influence middle-years students' learning outcomes in statistics through the provision of appropriate professional learning opportunities and technology to teachers. Participating students in grade 5/6 to grade 9…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen C.; Willson, Victor – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article reports on an empirical exploration of the relations and strengths among Turkish grades 9-11 students' (n = 209) personal epistemologies (justification of knowledge, certainty of knowledge, source of knowledge, development of knowledge), self-regulated learning (extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, rehearsal, elaboration,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Physics
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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Bartos, Stephen; Lederman, Judith S.; Lederman, Norman G. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of middle and high school students from Asian countries participating in U.S.-based summer experiences (Perlez & Gao, 2013). Although summer science camps have been shown to improve students' attitudes and interests related to science and science learning (Bhattacharyya, Mead &…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Chung, Yoonsook; Yoo, Jungsook; Kim, Sung-Won; Lee, Hyunju; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Communication skills are one of the most important competencies for 21st century global citizens. Our guiding presupposition was that socioscientific issues (SSIs) could be used as an effective pedagogical tool for promoting students' communication skills by increasing peer interactions, stimulating students' reasoning, and in constructing shared…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Science Education, Genetics, Grade 9
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Belge Can, Hatice; Boz, Yezdan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigates the effect of structuring cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach on grade 9 students' understanding the concepts of mixtures and their motivation, compared with traditional instruction. Among six classes of a high school, two of them were randomly assigned to cooperative learning group where students were…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Motivation, Grade 9, Comparative Analysis
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Nitsch, Renate; Fredebohm, Anneke; Bruder, Regina; Kelava, Augustin; Naccarella, Dominik; Leuders, Timo; Wirtz, Markus – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In the subject matter of functional relationships, a student's ability to translate from one form of representation to another is seen as a central competence. In the course of the HEUREKO project (heuristic work with representations of functional relationships and the diagnosis of mathematical competencies of students), a theoretical competence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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Stein, Hana; Galili, Igal – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Several researches in physics education have demonstrated the problematic status of teaching the subject of gravitation and weight and students' knowledge of these concepts. This paper presents findings of a study of students' knowledge following instruction within a changed conceptual framework of the weight concept in several 9th grade classes…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Physics