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van Galen, Frans; van Eerde, Dolly – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2013
At the end of primary school all children more of less know what a percentage is, but yet they often struggle with percentage problems. This article describes a study in which students of 13 and 14 years old were given a written test with percentage problems and a week later were interviewed about the way they solved some of these problems. In a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Interviews, Middle School Students
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Putra, Zetra Hainul; Darmawijoyo; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; den Hertog, Jaap – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011
Knowing number facts up to 10 become crucial if we want students to solve addition and subtraction problems using more abbreviated strategies. Otherwise, students will keep counting one-by-one until they get an answer. One of important number facts is number pairs that make ten because it is an important "benchmark" that students will…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities
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Yuberta, Kurnia Rahmi; Zulkardi; Hartono, Yusuf; van Galen, Frans – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011
Many researchers found that students have difficulties in understanding area measurement. Students mostly focus on applying formula to find the area of certain shapes without knowing what the area is and why the formula works. It is important for the students to know what attribute being measured and to construct the unit for area measurement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Gravemeijer, Koeno; Bruin-Muurling, Geeke; Kraemer, Jean-Marie; van Stiphout, Irene – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016
This article offers a reflection on the findings of three PhD studies, in the domains of, respectively, subtraction under 100, fractions, and algebra, which independently of each other showed that Dutch students' proficiency fell short of what might be expected of reform in mathematics education aiming at conceptual understanding. In all three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Mathematics Skills
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van Velzen, Joke H. – Curriculum Journal, 2016
The mathematics curriculum often provides for relatively few mathematical thinking problems or non-routine problems that focus on a deepening of understanding mathematical concepts and the problem-solving process. To develop such problems, methods are required to evaluate their suitability. The purpose of this preliminary study was to find such an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, High School Students, Mathematical Logic
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Korpershoek, Hanke; Kuyper, Hans; van der Werf, Greetje – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Word problems are math- or science-related problems presented in the context of a story or real-life scenario. Literature suggests that, to solve these problems, advanced reading skills are required, in addition to content-related skills in, for example, mathematics. In the present study, we investigated the relation between students' reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; Stroet, Kim; Bosker, Roel – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
This study investigates whether lesson structure (LS) matters and which components are important for academic engagement during the first grade of secondary education. Data from videoed lessons of 10 Dutch and 12 Indonesian teachers analyzed using an observation protocol show that six LS components are found, that between class and over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time on Task, Secondary School Students, Lesson Plans
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Dragojlovic, Ana – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2018
This article explores the relationship between the affective intensities of screen media and its potential to serve as an affective force for the transmission of intergenerational trauma. I explore how watching a documentary portraying historical atrocities that preceded the birth of the documentary's viewers yet affected their lives in profound…
Descriptors: Trauma, History, Documentaries, Violence
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Pieters, Stefanie; Roeyers, Herbert; Rosseel, Yves; Van Waelvelde, Hilde; Desoete, Annemie – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A relationship between motor and mathematical skills has been shown by previous research. However, the question of whether subtypes can be differentiated within developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and/or mathematical learning disability (MLD) remains unresolved. In a sample of children with and without DCD and/or MLD, a data-driven…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Developmental Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Mathematics Skills
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Peltenburg, Marjolijn; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2012
Research has shown that high expectations of teachers about their students' academic development have a positive influence on how these students actually develop. Therefore, when aiming to improve students' learning results it is essential to know how teachers think about their students' abilities. The present study was meant to investigate what…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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van der Wal, Nathalie J.; Bakker, Arthur; Drijvers, Paul – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Due to increased use of technology, the workplace practices of engineers have changed. So-called techno-mathematical literacies (TmL) are necessary for engineers of the 21st century. Because it is still unknown which TmL engineers actually use in their professional practices, the purpose of this study was to identify these TmL. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Numeracy, Engineering, Technical Occupations
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Haris, Ikhfan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Information communication and technology (ICT) has been used in various fields. The use of teleconference for teaching and learning activities is currently not a new topic in global world. In Indonesia, through IMHERE Program from Directorate of Higher Education, some universities have been connected with a network of teleconference as a medium of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teleconferencing, Secondary School Students
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Yalçin, Seher – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between Turkish and Dutch students' mathematics achievement and to examine the predictive level of teacher behaviours for student performance. The participants were 3210 students and principals from 168 schools in Turkey and 2541 students and principals from 156 schools in the Netherlands,…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Bakker, Arthur; Groenveld, Djonie; Wijers, Monica; Akkerman, Sanne F.; Gravemeijer, Koeno P. E. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
Based on insights into the nature of vocational mathematical knowledge, we designed a computer tool with which students in laboratory schools at senior secondary vocational school level could develop a better proficiency in the proportional reasoning involved in dilution. We did so because we had identified computations of concentrations of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Intervention, Secondary School Students, Laboratory Schools
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Van der Ven, Sanne H. G.; Kroesbergen, Evelyn H.; Boom, Jan; Leseman, Paul P. M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: The relationship between executive functions and mathematical skills has been studied extensively, but results are inconclusive, and how this relationship evolves longitudinally is largely unknown. Aim: The aim was to investigate the factor structure of executive functions in inhibition, shifting, and updating; the longitudinal…
Descriptors: Animals, Primary Education, Factor Structure, Inhibition
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