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Karagiannakis, Giannis N.; Baccaglini-Frank, Anna E.; Roussos, Petros – Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 2016
Through a review of the literature on mathematical learning disabilities (MLD) and low achievement in mathematics (LA) we have proposed a model classifying mathematical skills involved in learning mathematics into four domains (Core number, Memory, Reasoning, and Visual-spatial). In this paper we present a new experimental computer-based battery…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Aptitude, Skill Analysis, Learning Disabilities
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McMullen, Jake; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Laakkonen, Eero; Lehtinen, Erno – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Many people have serious difficulties in understanding rational numbers, limiting their ability to interpret and make use of them in modern daily life. This also leads to later difficulties in learning more advanced mathematical content. In this study, novel tasks are used to measure 263 late primary school students' spontaneous focusing on…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Students, Predictor Variables
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Bahar, Abdulkadir; Maker, C. June – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
Problem solving has been a core theme in education for several decades. Educators and policy makers agree on the importance of the role of problem solving skills for school and real life success. A primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of cognitive abilities on mathematical problem solving performance of elementary…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Mathematics Achievement
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Dahlin, Karin I. E. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Working Memory (WM) has a central role in learning. It is suggested to be malleable and is considered necessary for several aspects of mathematical functioning. This study investigated whether work with an interactive computerised working memory training programme at school could affect the mathematical performance of young children. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Attridge, Nina; Inglis, Matthew – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
Dual-process theories posit two distinct types of cognitive processing: Type 1, which does not use working memory making it fast and automatic, and Type 2, which does use working memory making it slow and effortful. Mathematics often relies on the inhibition of pervasive Type 1 processing to apply new skills or knowledge that require Type 2…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Mathematical Logic, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Instruction
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Adediwura, Alaba Adeyemi – World Journal of Education, 2011
The present study was aimed at developing an attitude scale and then use it to reveal the attitude of mathematical gifted students' attitude towards mathematics. In the first phase of the study, an attitude-scale (AS) towards mathematics were designed using the psychometric approach. The AS was composed of seventeen items aimed to measure four…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Test Construction
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Wong, Terry Tin-Yau; Ho, Connie Suk-Han – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Arithmetic word-problem solving is an important component of elementary mathematics curricula that links school mathematics to real-life problem solving. The present 3-year longitudinal study examined children's arithmetic word-problem solving through understanding its 2 component processes: number-sentence construction and computation. Chinese…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Correlation
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Rajotte, Thomas; Marcotte, Christine; Bureau-Levasseur, Lisa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In recent decades, the dropout rate in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a worrying phenomenon. An analysis of ministerial examination results identifies that students in Abitibi-Témiscamingue have specific difficulties with mathematical problem solving tasks. Among the activities that develop those skills, the daily routines in mathematics seem to be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Campos, Isabel S.; Almeida, Leandro S.; Ferreira, Aristides I.; Martinez, Luis F.; Ramalho, Gloria – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The present study aims to examine the relationship between cognitive factors and mathematical achievement in primary education. Participants were 103 Portuguese third grade students, aged 8 and 9. All participants completed a battery for working memory (WMTB-C), a test of general intelligence (Raven's Progressive Color Matrices), a selective…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Attention, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3
Mulligan, Joanne; English, Lyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
This paper describes students' developing meta-representational competence, drawn from the second phase of a longitudinal study, "Transforming Children's Mathematical and Scientific Development." A group of 21 highly able Grade 1 students was engaged in mathematics/science investigations as part of a data modelling program. A pedagogical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Grade 1
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Can, Bilge Taskin; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Erdal, Sevinc Ongel – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2012
In this study, an instrument, Using Mathematics in Science Self-efficacy Scale (UMSSS), was developed in order to determine preservice science teachers' self-efficacy toward the use of mathematics in their lessons. Data gathered from 250 preservice science teachers were used for Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Measurement
Mulligan, Joanne; Hodge, Kerry; Mitchelmore, Mike; English, Lyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
A 3-year longitudinal study "Transforming Children's Mathematical and Scientific Development" integrates, through data modelling, a pedagogical approach focused on mathematical patterns and structural relationships with learning in science. As part of this study, a purposive sample of 21 highly able Grade 1 students was engaged in an…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Levpuscek, Melita Puklek; Zupancic, Maja; Socan, Gregor – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2013
The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent students' achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Adolescents, Social Influences, Individual Characteristics
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Swanson, H. Lee; Fung, Wenson – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
This study determined the working memory (WM) components (executive, phonological short-term memory [STM], and visual-spatial sketchpad) that best predicted mathematical word problem-solving accuracy in elementary schoolchildren (N = 392). The battery of tests administered to assess mediators between WM and problem-solving included measures of…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Problem Solving, Accuracy, Phonology
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Lowrie, Tom; Diezmann, Carmel M. – Journal of Educational Research, 2007
The authors investigated the performance of 172 Grade 4 students (9 to 10 years) over 12 months on a 36-item test that comprised items from 6 distinct graphical languages (e.g., maps) commonly used to convey mathematical information. Results revealed (a) difficulties in Grade 4 students' capacity to decode a variety of graphics, (b) significant…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Spatial Ability, Gender Differences
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