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Rahayu, Sri; Kita, Masakazu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study investigated Indonesian and Japanese students' understandings of macroscopic and submicroscopic levels of representing matter and its changes and the difficulties they have with these concepts. A multiple-choice questionnaire was constructed and delivered to 447 Indonesian and 446 Japanese public senior high school students. The data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, High School Students, Misconceptions
Toles, Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2010
To succeed in an increasing technological and global society, students need to develop strong mathematical and problem-solving skills. This qualitative grounded theory study examined student perceptions of the ways in which teaching strategies in high school mathematics classes affect student motivation to learn the subject. Study participants…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, High Schools, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Scott, Fraser J. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The "mathematics problem" is a well-known source of difficulty for students attempting numerical problem solving questions in the context of science education. This paper illuminates this problem from a biology education perspective by invoking Hogan's numeracy framework. In doing so, this study has revealed that the contextualisation of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Numeracy, Biology, Science Instruction
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Arhin, Ato Kwamina – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The study was a quasi-experimental research project conducted to investigate the effect of performance assessment-driven instructions on the attitude and achievement in mathematics of senior high school students in Ghana at Ghana National College in Cape Coast. Two Form 1 science classes were used for the study and were assigned as experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, High School Seniors, Student Attitudes
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Sokolowski, Andrzej – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
Using meta-analytic techniques this study examined the effects of applying mathematical modelling to support student math knowledge acquisition at the high school and college levels. The research encompassed experimental studies published in peer-reviewed journals between January 1, 2000, and February 27, 2013. Such formulated orientation called…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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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
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Gülkilika, Hilal; Ugurlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Yürük, Nejla – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Students should learn mathematics with understanding. This is one of the ideas in the literature on mathematics education that everyone supports, from educational politicians to curriculum developers, from researchers to teachers, and from parents to students. In order to decide whether or not students understand mathematics we should first…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Concept Formation, Grade 10
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Waisman, Ilana; Leikin, Mark; Shaul, Shelley; Leikin, Roza – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
In this study, we examine the impact and the interplay of general giftedness (G) and excellence in mathematics (EM) on high school students' mathematical performance associated with translations from graphical to symbolic representations of functions, as reflected in cortical electrical activity (by means of ERP--event-related…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
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Chan, Kan Kan; Leung, Siu Wai – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
Dynamic geometry software (DGS) aims to enhance mathematics education. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the quasi-experimental studies on the effectiveness of DGS-based instruction in improving students' mathematical achievement. Research articles published between 1990 and 2013 were identified from major databases according to a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Gjoci, Bukurie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation is devoted to the history of the Albanian system of education in general, its mathematics education program in particular, and, specifically, the Albanian high school mathematics assessment. Historical in terms of its research methodology, and mathematical-pedagogical in terms of the objects of the study, this research explores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, High School Students, Mathematics Tests, Exit Examinations
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Fatah, Abdul; Suryadi, Didi; Sabandar, Jozua; Turmudi – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
The present study aims at examining the use of open-ended approach in cultivating senior high school students' mathematical creative thinking ability (MCTA) and self-esteem (SE) in mathematics viewed from school category. The subjects of this research were the students grade XI at three schools; high, middle and low category in Kota Serang, Banten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
Mhakure, Duncan; Mokoena, Mamolahluwa Amelia – Online Submission, 2011
This article is based on a study that compared the FET (further education and training) phase mathematics literacy curriculum and mathematics curriculum. The study looked into how the conceptualization of a mathematical literacy curriculum enhanced the acquisition of mathematical concepts among the learners. In order to carry out this comparison…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Numeracy, Differences, Barriers
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Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Lamb, Lisa L.; Philipp, Randolph A.; Whitacre, Ian; Schappelle, Bonnie P. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016
Looking for, recognizing, and using underlying mathematical structure is an important aspect of mathematical reasoning. We explore the use of mathematical structure in children's integer strategies by developing and exemplifying the construct of logical necessity. Students in our study used logical necessity to approach and use numbers in a…
Descriptors: Numbers, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Pournara, Craig; Hodgen, Jeremy; Adler, Jill; Pillay, Vasen – South African Journal of Education, 2015
It is wellknown that the majority of South African learners achieve extremely poorly in Mathematics. Many claim that one of the causes of this poor attainment is teachers' weak knowledge of mathematics, and propose that improving teachers' mathematical knowledge would improve learner attainment. However, the evidence-base for this proposed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Kumar, R. Raj; Hema, G. – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2017
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has infused in every walk of life effecting the technology fields, such as launching satellites, managing businesses across the globe, and also enabling social networking. The technological tools provide students in discovering, classifying, and enhancing the knowledge towards mathematical concepts…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Educational Strategies, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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