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Leikin, Roza; Koichu, Boris; Berman, Avi; Dinur, Sariga – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper presents a part of a larger study, in which we asked "How are learning and teaching of mathematics at high level linked to students' general giftedness?" We consider asking questions, especially student-generated questions, as indicators of quality of instructional interactions. In the part of the study presented in this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, High School Students
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Waycaster, Pansy – Inquiry, 2011
A recent SACS review at the author's institution prompted an assessment of the school's developmental mathematics program. The author needed to examine the effectiveness of the developmental mathematics courses in preparing students for their first college level mathematics course. Rather than just examine success rates in developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Comparative Analysis, Colleges
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Wolbert, Roger S.; Moss, Erin R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
A common goal for mathematics teachers at any grade level is for "all" students--not just future mathematics teachers--to develop deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning and using. To that end, this lesson can be used in an upper-level high school mathematics course to introduce the concept of a radian in a way that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Thinking Skills, Reflection, Concept Teaching
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Hine, Gregory – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The study of higher-level secondary mathematics is considered essential for national economic growth, competitiveness in research and innovation, and further education opportunities. Yet the reported trend within Australian secondary schools is that enrolments in higher-level mathematics are declining and have been in a state of decline for over a…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Grade 11, Likert Scales, Mathematics Instruction
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Bruce, Daniel – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The aim of this was to find out the reason for low performance in West African Examinations Council final examination in Core Mathematics. The exploratory research design was used for the study. A population of two hundred (200) students; 100 females and males in a breakdown of 50 males and 50 females from SHS and 50 males and 50 females from JHS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Case Studies, High School Students
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Salihu, Linda; Aro, Mikko; Räsänen, Pekka – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the mathematics skills of fourth-grade children from Kosovo in relation to their background characteristics. Seventy-six children, out of 233 tested, who were identified with learning difficulties in mathematics were further assessed during fifth and sixth grades, in mathematics skills and reading comprehension.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics
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Green, Simon; McGlynn, Susan; Stuart, Deidre; Fahey, Paul; Pettigrew, Jim; Clothier, Peter – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The effect of high school study of mathematics on numeracy performance of sports and exercise science (SES) students is not clear. To investigate this further, we tested the numeracy skills of 401 students enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree in SES using a multiple-choice survey consisting of four background questions and 39 numeracy…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Tests
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Melkonian, Michael; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Educational Studies, 2018
The study examined the impact of students' absolute age-position at the time of testing by grade level and gender on their achieved level of mathematics, reading and science performance. An analysis was conducted based on a sample of 11,500 15-year-old pupils in the United Arab Emirates who participated in the OECD's Programme for International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Instructional Program Divisions, Gender Differences
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Ozudogru, Melike; Ozudogru, Fatma – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2019
With increasing global requirements for the use of technological tools and resources in K-12 settings, there is a need to examine the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) levels of mathematics teachers because technology use in class may enhance students' engagement and motivation in learning mathematics. Hence, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Teachers
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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Córdova-Rangel, Arturo; González-Gómez, Santiago; Tejada-Peña, Esmeralda – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The aim of this research work is to analyze whether there is a difference in the degree of anxiety towards mathematics among students of different educational levels. The study is not experimental and cross sectional, and it is based on difference of means between groups. The sample is not probabilistic, and consisted of 226 students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Instructional Program Divisions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lane, Ciara; Stynes, Martin; O'Donoghue, John – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
A questionnaire survey was carried out as part of a PhD research study to investigate the image of mathematics held by post-primary students in Ireland. The study focused on students in fifth year of post-primary education studying ordinary level mathematics for the Irish Leaving Certificate examination--the final examination for students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students
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Morán-Soto, Gustavo; Benson, Lisa – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
This mixed methods research study focuses on two relevant factors in students' decisions to pursue and complete an engineering major: mathematics preparation and mathematics self-efficacy. This study describes the relationship of mathematics self-efficacy on engineering students' performance, behavior, and attitudes in their first college…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Engineering Education, Majors (Students), Mathematics Skills
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Showalter, Daniel A.; Wollett, Chelsie; Reynolds, Sharon – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
This paper reports on the implementation of a high level contextualized mathematics curriculum by 12 adult basic instructors in a midwestern state. The 10-week pilot curriculum embedded high level mathematics in contexts that were familiar to adult learners. Instructors' weekly online posts were coded, and the following themes emerged: (a)…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Deringol, Yasemin – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Mathematics is necessary to enable children to gain the knowledge and skills required for daily life, it teaches them how to solve a problem, enables them to gain ways of thinking and prepares them for the future. The prejudice developed towards mathematics affects the students' perceptions related to the mentioned course. The students' low…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation, Grade 4
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Sloan, Tina Rye – Educational Forum, 2010
This project investigated the effects of a standards-based mathematics methods course on the mathematics anxiety levels of preservice teachers. The qualitative portion of the study examined aspects of a math methods course that affected mathematics anxiety levels and the antecedents of mathematics anxiety. Findings revealed a significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Teacher Attitudes
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