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Sharma, Anu – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mathematics education currently emphasizes engaging students in mathematical modeling to understand problems of everyday life and society (Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), 2010; English & Sriraman, 2010; Lesh & Zawojewski, 2007). The Common Core State Standards for mathematics also stress that high school students should…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
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Vásquez-Colina, María D.; Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Furner, Joseph M. – Journal of Research in Education, 2014
This paper reports findings of a pilot study examining the feasibility of a research design to investigate how achievement goals relate to the construct of math anxiety. In addition, we also consider how other important achievement-related behaviors, like self-efficacy, help-seeking, and self-regulation, might also relate to students' math…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Help Seeking
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Holmes, Vicki-Lynn; Hwang, Yooyeun – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This mixed-method, longitudinal study investigated the benefits of project-based learning (PBL) on secondary-mathematics students' academic skill development and motivated strategies for learning (i.e., cognitive, social, and motivational). The focus of this study was academic skill development (algebra- and geometry-assessment scores) and other…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Foutz, Timothy L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Educators have used argumentation to help students understand mathematical ideas which often appear abstract to the novice learner. A preliminary investigation was conducted to determine if collaborative argumentation is a strategy that can improve the student's conceptual understanding of the topics taught in the engineering course commonly…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Persuasive Discourse, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Liu, Shiyu – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
The high attrition rate of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors is a main concern in education. A number of factors may account for students' departure, among which preparedness for STEM learning in college is a crucial determinant. Extensive work has been done to enhance students' preparedness through efforts such as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Summer Programs, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen
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Valencia-Vallejo, Nilson; López-Vargas, Omar; Sanabria-Rodríguez, Luis – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
The present research studies the effects of motivational scaffolding that favor self-efficacy and improve learning achievement in students with different cognitive styles in the Field Dependence/Independence (FDI) dimension, when they interact in an e-learning environment on mathematics. The research has an experimental design with two groups and…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style
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Shores, Melanie L.; Shannon, David M.; Smith, Tommy G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A total of 761 students (58.1% female) from selected fifth- and sixth-grade mathematics classrooms in Alabama were examined to investigate the relationships between individual learner variables (gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status [SES]) and mathematics performance. Specifically, this portion of the study examined individual learner variables…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Mathematics Achievement, Path Analysis, Grade 6
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Hieb, Jeffrey L.; Lyle, Keith B.; Ralston, Patricia A. S.; Chariker, Julia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
At the University of Louisville, a large, urban institution in the south-east United States, undergraduate engineering students take their mathematics courses from the school of engineering. In the fall of their freshman year, engineering students take "Engineering Analysis I," a calculus-based engineering analysis course. After the…
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Aisha, Bibi; Zamri, Sharifa NorulAkmar Syed; Abdallah, Nabeel; Abedalaziz, Mohammad; Ahmad, Mushtaq; Satti, Umbreen – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
In this study, different factors affecting students' differential equations (DEs) solving abilities were explored at pre university level. To explore main factors affecting students' differential equations problem solving ability, articles for a 19-year period, from 1996 to 2015, were critically reviewed and analyzed. It was revealed that…
Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Literature Reviews
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Natsis, Antonis; Papadopoulos, Pantelis M.; Obwegeser, Nikolaus – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study aimed to explore whether students' self-reported use of various learning strategies affected their perceptions on different course activities as well as their perceived performance in terms of both cognitive learning outcomes and general skills. Background: In a highly active learning environment that incorporates research…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Skill Development
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Riconscente, Michelle M. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
The author examined the effects of teacher caring, teacher content explanations, and teacher interest promotion on Latino students' interest, self-efficacy, and achievement in mathematics. Participants in the year-long study were 326 Latino 9th- and 10th-grade students attending a large urban high school in southern California. Teacher variables…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Student Interests, Self Efficacy
Simon, Rebecca A.; Aulls, Mark W.; Dedic, Helena; Hubbard, Kyle; Hall, Nathan C. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
To address continually decreasing enrollment and rising attrition in post-secondary STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs, particularly for women, the present study examines the utility of motivation and emotion variables to account for persistence and achievement in science in male and female students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Student Motivation, Emotional Response
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Honken, Nora; Ralston, Patricia A.; Tretter, Thomas R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Self-control has been related to positive student outcomes including academic performance of college students. Because of the critical nature of the first semester academic performance for engineering students in terms of retention and persistence in pursuing an engineering degree, this study investigated the relationship between freshmen…
Descriptors: Self Control, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Abu-Hamour, Bashir; Al-Hmouz, Hanan – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
This study examines the problem of underachievement among gifted high school students. Low achievers were compared to high and moderate achievers on their motivation, self-regulation, and attitudes toward their school and teachers. Participants were all highly able students from grades 10 and 11 in an academically selective gifted high school in…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Academically Gifted, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Partin, Matthew L.; Haney, Jodi J.; Worch, Eric A.; Underwood, Eileen M.; Nurnberger-Haag, Julie A.; Scheuermann, Amy; Midden, W. Robert – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory biology course for nonmajors during the fall semester of 2007 were administered the Biology Attitude Scale (Russell and Hollander 1975), a constructed Mathematics Attitude Scale, and a portion of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich and Smith 1993). Together, the…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Incentives
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