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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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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
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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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van der Scheer, Emmelien A.; Visscher, Adrie J. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Data-based decision making (DBDM) is an important element of educational policy in many countries, as it is assumed that student achievement will improve if teachers worked in a data-based way. However, studies that evaluate rigorously the effects of DBDM on student achievement are scarce. In this study, the effects of an intensive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Decision Making, Management Information Systems
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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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Dierdorp, Adri; Bakker, Arthur; van Maanen, Jan A.; Eijkelhof, Harrie M. C. – International Journal of STEM Education, 2014
Background: Creating coherence between school subjects mathematics and science and making these school subjects meaningful are still topical challenges. This study investigates how students make meaningful connections between mathematics, statistics, science and applications when they engage in a specially developed unit that is based on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Sciences, Interdisciplinary Approach
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van Zanten, Marc; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
In the Netherlands, mathematics textbooks are a decisive influence on the enacted curriculum. About a decade ago, Dutch primary school mathematics textbooks provided hardly any opportunities to learn problem solving. In this study we investigated whether this provision has changed. In order to do so, we carried out a textbook analysis in which we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics, Textbook Content
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Hoogland, Kees; Pepin, Birgit; de Koning, Jaap; Bakker, Arthur; Gravemeijer, Koeno – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
This article reports on a "post hoc" study using a randomised controlled trial with 31,842 students in the Netherlands and an instrument consisting of 21 paired problems. The trial showed a variability in the differences of students' results in solving contextual mathematical problems with either a descriptive or a depictive…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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