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Riley, Nicholas; Lubans, David; Holmes, Kathryn; Hansen, Vibeke; Gore, Jennifer; Morgan, Philip – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
There has been a worldwide decline in interest and achievement in mathematics in young people. Despite the extensive benefits of physical activity, the majority of children are not sufficiently active. Schools have the potential to arrest both concerns through innovative teaching that challenges and complements traditional approaches. The aim of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Physical Activities, Motion, Teaching Methods
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Perdomo-Díaz, Josefa; Felmer, Patricio; Randolph, Valeria; González, Guillermo – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
In this paper we present a professional development course designed to impact on teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching fractions. The main features of the course are the use of i) problem solving activities related with mathematical knowledge for teaching fractions ii) peer discussions and iii) monitor's interventions focused on answering…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Professional Development, Case Studies, Fractions
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Lin, Jing – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
China is one of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters. Chinese students' awareness and understanding about global warming have a significant impact on the future of mankind. This study, as an initial research of this kind in Mainland China, uses clinical interviews to survey 37 grade eight students on their understanding about global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Interviews, Knowledge Level
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Kennedy, Eugene; Smolinsky, Lawrence – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This article presents results of a case study of a math circle designed for low income, minority students from an inner city middle school. The students were 6th, 7th and 8th grade African American and Hispanic males enrolled in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused charter school. The study focused on the impact of…
Descriptors: Males, Middle School Students, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Schueler-Meyer, Alexander – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Flexibility in transforming algebraic expressions is recognized as fundamental for a rich procedural knowledge. Here, flexibility in-depth is proposed as the ability to apply one strategy to a wide range of unfamiliar expressions. In this study, design experiments with four groups of students were conducted to support students' flexibility…
Descriptors: Algebra, Qualitative Research, Problem Solving, Cognitive Style
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Gomez-Arizaga, Maria P.; Bahar, A. Kadir; Maker, C. June; Zimmerman, Robert; Pease, Randal – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
In this qualitative study the researchers explored children's perceptions of their participation in a science class in which an elementary science curriculum, the Full Option Science System (FOSS), was combined with an innovative teaching model, Real Engagement in Active Problem Solving (REAPS). The children were capable of articulating views…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students
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Lin, Yung-Chi; Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-Neng – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
A web-based two-tier test (WTTT-NS) which combined the advantages of traditional written tests and interviews in assessing number sense was developed and applied to assess students' answers and reasons for the questions. In addition, students' major misconceptions can be detected. A total of 1,248 sixth graders in Taiwan were selected to…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Number Concepts, Numbers, Number Systems
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Park, Jennifer; Chu, Hye-Eun; Martin, Sonya N. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Demographic trends in Korea indicate that the student population is becoming more diverse with regards to culture, ethnicity and language. These changes have implications for science classrooms where inquiry-based, student-centered activities require culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students to connect with their peers and successfully…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Kaya, Defne; Aydin, Hasan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Mathematical thinking skills and meaningful mathematical understanding are among the goals of current mathematics education. There is a wide consensus among scholars about the purpose of developing mathematical understanding and higher order thinking skills in students. However, how to develop those skills in classroom settings is an area that…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills
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Jupri, Al; Drijvers, Paul – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
To investigate student difficulties in solving word problems in algebra, we carried out a teaching experiment involving 51 Indonesian students (12/13 year-old) who used a digital mathematics environment. The findings were backed up by an interview study, in which eighteen students (13/14 year-old) were involved. The perspective of mathematization,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Algebra, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Lin, Jing – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study focuses on the internal conditions of students' concept learning and builds a learning cycle' based on the "phases of the Moon" (MP) to, deepen students' understanding. The learning cycle of MP developed in this study includes three basic learning links, which are: cognitive conflict, abstraction and generalization, and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Observation
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Kang, Seon Mi; Kim, Min Kyeong – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The beliefs of teacher regarding their students' learning in mathematics are an essential factor due to their importance in developing a desirable mathematics classroom culture. The purpose of this study is to investigate the mutual relationship between the construction of sociomathematical norms in classroom mathematical culture and teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 4, Observation
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Serin, Gökhan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore alignment between reform-based Turkish primary science curriculum and alternative assessment practices of a classroom teacher. Observational case study approach was utilized. A classroom teacher with 32 years of experience and his 31 students participated in the study. The data were collected during one…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Educational Change
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Budak, Ibrahim; Kaygin, Bulent – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
In this study, through the observation of mathematically promising students in regular classrooms, relevant learning environments and the learning needs of promising students, teacher approaches and teaching methods, and the differences between the promising students and their normal ability peers in the same classroom were investigated.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation, Surveys
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