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Arikan, Serkan; van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Yagmur, Kutlay – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018

We examined Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and the size of cross-cultural performance differences in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 mathematics data before and after application of propensity score matching. The mathematics performance of Indonesian, Turkish, Australian, and Dutch students on released items was…

Descriptors: Probability, Test Bias, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries

Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…

Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Murphy, Daniel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

This study is a literature review to investigate the effects of implementing technology into a high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics has a hierarchical structure in learning and it is essential that students get a firm understanding of mathematics early in education. Some students that miss beginning concepts may continue to struggle with…

Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Mathematics

Awofala, Adeneye O. A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017

The study investigated mathematical proficiency as related to gender and performance in mathematics among 400 Nigerian senior secondary school students from 10 elitist senior secondary schools in Lagos State using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of descriptive survey design. Data collected were analysed using the descriptive…

Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Gender Differences, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude

Mahanin, Hajah Umisuzimah Haji; Shahrill, Masitah; Tan, Abby; Mahadi, Mar Aswandi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017

This study investigated the use of interdisciplinary learning activity task to construct students' knowledge in Mathematics, specifically on the topic of scale drawing application. The learning activity task involved more than one academic discipline, which is Mathematics, English Language, Art, Geography and integrating the Brunei Darussalam…

Descriptors: Learning Activities, Mathematical Logic, Statistical Analysis, Research Design

Raad, Nawal Abou; Chatila, Hanadi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

This paper investigates Lebanese grade 7 biology teachers' mathematical knowledge and skills, by exploring how they explain a visual representation in an activity depending on the mathematical concept "Function". Twenty Lebanese in-service biology teachers participated in the study, and were interviewed about their explanation for the…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology

Mwei, Philip K. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017

The concept of mathematical problem solving is an important mathematical process in mathematics curricula of education systems worldwide. These math curricula demand that learners are exposed to authentic problems that foster successful problem solving. To attain this very important goal, there must be mathematics teachers well versed in content…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics

Guler, Hatice Kubra; Gurbuz, Mustafa Cagri – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018

The main purpose of this study is to investigate mathematics teachers' mathematical thinking process while they are constructing the length of [cube root of 2] by paper folding. To carry out this aim, two teachers--who are PhD. students--were interviewed one by one. During the construction, it was possible to observe the consolidation process of…

Descriptors: Paper (Material), Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers

Letwinsky, Karim Medico – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017

The rich language surrounding mathematical concepts often is reduced in many classrooms to a narrow process of memorizing isolated procedures with little context. This approach has proven to be detrimental to students' ability to understand mathematics at deeper levels and remain engaged with this content. The current generation of students values…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes

Downs, Nathan; Parisi, Alfio V.; Galligan, Linda; Turner, Joanna; Amar, Abdurazaq; King, Rachel; Ultra, Filipina; Butler, Harry – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

A short series of practical classroom mathematics activities employing the use of a large and publicly accessible scientific data set are presented for use by students in years 9 and 10. The activities introduce and build understanding of integral calculus and trigonometric functions through the presentation of practical problem solving that…

Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Calculus, Trigonometry, Problem Solving

Lesseig, Kristin – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

Research documenting teachers' fragile understanding of proof and how it is advanced suggests that enhancing the role of proof in school mathematics will demand substantial teacher learning. To date, there is little research detailing what mathematical knowledge might support the teaching of proof or how professional development (PD) might afford…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity

Arikan, Elif Esra; Ünal, Hasan – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2015

To pose a problem refers to the creative activity for mathematics education. The purpose of the study was to explore the eighth grade students' problem posing ability. Three learning domains such as requiring four operations, fractions and geometry were chosen for this reason. There were two classes which were coded as class A and class B. Class A…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Investigations, Grade 8

Magen-Nagar, Noga – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

The purpose of the current study is to explore the effects of learning strategies on Mathematical Literacy (ML) of students in higher and lower achieving countries. To address this issue, the study utilizes PISA2002 data to conduct a multi-level analysis (HLM) of Hong Kong and Israel students. In PISA2002, Israel was rated 31st in Mathematics,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies

Nyala, Joseph; Assuah, Charles; Ayebo, Abraham; Tse, Newel – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

Stakeholders of mathematics education decry the rate at which students' performance are falling below expectation; they call for a shift to practical methods of teaching the subject in Ghanaian basic schools. The study explores the extent to which Ghanaian basic school mathematics teachers use problem-solving approach in their lessons. The…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving

Maarif, Samsul – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

The aim of this study was to identify the influence of discovery learning method towards the mathematical analogical ability of junior high school's students. This is a research using factorial design 2x2 with ANOVA-Two ways. The population of this research included the entire students of SMPN 13 Jakarta (State Junior High School 13 of Jakarta)…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students