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Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal; Aktürk, Tolga – Online Submission, 2017
The aim of this study is to address and analyse pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills in relation to mathematical thinking processes. For these purposes, pre-service teachers' mathematical reasoning skills namely generalising/abstraction/modelling, ratiocination, development and creative thinking skills and the relationships among…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Preservice Teachers
Yilmaz, Gül Kaleli; Koparan, Timur; Hanci, Alper – Online Submission, 2016
In this study, it is aimed to determination of the relationship between learning styles and TIMSS mathematics achievements of eighth grade students. Correlational research design that is one of the quantitative research methods, was used in this study. The sample of the research consists of 652 8th grade students 347 are male and 305 are female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Cognitive Style
Lee, Jaekyung; Kim, Namsook – Online Submission, 2016
This study examines the pattern and extent of actual vs. perceived math achievement gaps (test scores vs. self-ratings) among Koreans, Korean-American immigrants and Korean-American natives. The study links TIMSS 2007 8th grade math data and ECLS-K 2007 8th grade math data together for matched sample (Korean ethnicity) comparisons. In terms of…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Korean Americans, Comparative Analysis
Kiray, S. Ahmet; Gok, Bilge; Bozkir, A. Selman – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this article is to identify the order of significance of the variables that affect science and mathematics achievement in middle school students. For this aim, the study deals with the relationship between science and math in terms of different angles using the perspectives of multiple causes-single effect and of multiple…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Information Retrieval, Data Analysis
Akilli, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the science success regression levels of chosen emotional features of 8th grade students using Structural Equation Model. The study was conducted by the analysis of students' questionnaires and science success in TIMSS 2011 data using SEM. Initially, the factors that are thought to have an effect on science…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Science Achievement, Structural Equation Models, Secondary School Science
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Barcena Madera, Elena – Online Submission, 2015
Over the few years, computer based language testing has become prevailing worldwide. The number of institutions the use computers as the main means of delivery has increased dramatically. Many students face each day tests for well-known high-stakes decisions which imply the knowledge and ability to use technology to provide evidence of language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Language Tests
Lee, Che-Di – Online Submission, 2014
Instructional written materials play important roles as teachers' agents in effective teaching practices. Worksheets are one of the most frequently used materials. In this exploratory study, the relationships between worksheet usage and science achievement in 32 countries were examined through the use of TIMSS and PIRLS data and multiple…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Cross Cultural Studies, Science Achievement
Wang, Yehui; Bian, Yufang; Xin, Tao; Kher, Neelam; Houang, Richard T.; Schmidt, William H. – Online Submission, 2012
This study aimed to examine and track the transformations in the mathematics intended curriculum during the latest reform in China from a neutral and objective perspective. Following the document analysis used in TIMSS (the Third International Mathematics and Science Study), the results indicated that a more modern system of mathematics knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, National Curriculum
Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2012
Cross-cultural changes were accompanied by the sovereignty transition of Hong Kong during the TIMSS data collection, which triggered migration of intellectual families between Hong Kong and other places. To enhance comparability of the urban setting, this investigation focuses on Singapore and Hong Kong for having similar Chinese majority and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
Toker, Turker; Green, Kathy – Online Submission, 2012
The least squares distance method (LSDM) was used in a cognitive diagnostic analysis of TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) items administered to 4,498 8th-grade students from seven geographical regions of Turkey, extending analysis of attributes from content to process and skill attributes. Logit item positions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Least Squares Statistics, Grade 8, Mathematics Tests
Chen, Jung-chih; Chen, Chia-huang – Online Submission, 2011
In the study reported here, the authors examined the LEs (learning expectations) related to Grades 1 to 8 number and quantity in mathematics across several US states and high performing TIMSS (Third International Mathematics and Science Study) Asian countries, including Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. The general strategy used is based on the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expectation, Mathematics Education, Course Content