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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
TIMSS routinely presents very powerful evidence showing that students with more positive motivation toward learning science have substantially higher achievement. The results from TIMSS 2011 are consistent with previous assessments. This study explored the predictive effects of motivation toward learning science on science achievement among…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Hock, Tan Tong; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Yunus, Aida Suraya Md.; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
This study was conducted using a new hybrid method of research which combined qualitative and quantitative designs to investigate the viewpoints of primary school students' conceptual understanding in learning geometry from the aspect of shapes and spaces according to van Hiele theory. Q-methodology is used in this research to find out what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Mixed Methods Research, Geometric Concepts
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd; Saat, Rohaida Mohd – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
The lack of exposure to practical work in primary schools leads to incompetency in manipulative skills and students may carry this problem with them to secondary school. To address this issues, an in-depth qualitative study was conducted during transition from primary to secondary school. The research involved 10 primary school students (grade 6)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Students
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Meng, Chew Cheng; Idris, Noraini; Eu, Leong Kwan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
The problems of the decreasing enrolment of science students at secondary school level as well as the lagging science and mathematics achievement and literacy of Malaysian secondary students in international assessment studies point to a serious challenge for the government to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Azina, Ismail Noor; Halimah, Awang – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2012
Mathematics learning and achievement is one area of research that has gained momentum in recent years because of its importance as a subject in the school curriculum and its usefulness as a prerequisite for developing the quantitative and analytical skills. However, studies on factors affecting mathematics achievement in Malaysia are limited both…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students