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Hirza, Bonita; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darhim; Zulkardi – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014

The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)-based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was 164 fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang. The design of this study…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intuition, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development

Kim, Dong Joong; Cho, Jeong-il – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017

The purpose of this study is to investigate routines as guides for mathematical thinking. Four English-speaking and four Korean-speaking students were interviewed in English about the concepts of limit and infinity. Based on the communicational approach to cognition, which views mathematics as a discourse, we identified the primary characteristics…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, English

Shin, Mikyung; Bryant, Diane Pedrotty – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015

The purpose of this study was to synthesize the findings from 23 articles that compared the mathematical and cognitive performances of students with mathematics learning disabilities (LD) to (a) students with LD in mathematics and reading, (b) age- or grade-matched students with no LD, and (c) mathematical-ability-matched younger students with no…

Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Mathematics Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Learning Disabilities

Zhu, Nan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2015

This study investigated the impact of cognitive strategy instruction (CSI) on mathematical word problem solving of students with mathematics disabilities. A sample of fourth-grade students in a Chinese primary school was divided into a treatment group (75 students) and a comparison group (75 students). The sample consisted of students with…

Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics

Hebert, Michael A.; Powell, Sarah R. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2016

Increasingly, students are expected to write about mathematics. Mathematics writing may be informal (e.g., journals, exit slips) or formal (e.g., writing prompts on high-stakes mathematics assessments). In order to develop an effective mathematics-writing intervention, research needs to be conducted on how students organize mathematics writing and…

Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Writing (Composition)

Local Wisdom-Oriented Problem-Solving Learning Model to Improve Mathematical Problem-Solving Ability

Parwati, Ni Nyoman; Sudiarta, I. Gusti Putu; Mariawan, I. Made; Widiana, I. Wayan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018

The aim of this study was to describe and to test the effect of learning model (problem solving learning model oriented toward Balinese local wisdom (PSBLW) Vs Direct Instruction Model (DI)) and type of mathematics problems (open and closed problems) on the ability to solve mathematics problem of the fifth-grade students of elementary in Singaraja…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Grade 5, Elementary School Students

González-Castro, Paloma; Cueli, Marisol; Areces, Débora; Rodríguez, Celestino; Sideridis, Georgios – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2016

Problem solving represents a salient deficit in students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD) primarily caused by difficulties with informal and formal mathematical competencies. This study proposes a computerized intervention tool, the integrated dynamic representation (IDR), for enhancing the early learning of basic mathematical…

Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving

Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017

The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction

Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3

Sayan, Hamiyet – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015

This study aims to analyze the relationship between playing computer games and learning basic mathematics skills. It shows the role computer games play in the learning and achievement of basic mathematical skills by students. Nowadays it is clear that individuals, especially young persons are very fond of computer and computer games. Since…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Games, Mathematics Skills

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

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

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

Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Enyedy, Noel – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015

This article investigates why students reported liking a student-driven learning design better than a highly guided design despite equivalent gains in knowledge assessments in both conditions. We created two learning designs based on the distinction in the literature between student-driven and teacher-led approaches. One teacher assigned each of…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Learner Controlled Instruction, Inquiry

Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014

Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic competencies, research on "Home Numeracy Environment" (HNE) and the assessment of its…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Literacy, Mathematics Skills