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Chiu, Mei-Shiu – Educational Studies, 2021
This study used an ecological approach to studying adolescent mathematics ability development by classifying their mathematics ability growth trajectories and examining contextual measures differentiating the identified classes. Longitudinal student and parent data were collected for Taiwanese students in Grades 7, 9, 11, and 12 (n = 4,163).…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior, Mathematics Instruction
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Li, Hui-Chuan; Tsai, Tsung-Lung – Educational Studies, 2017
Research on problem-based learning (PBL) has tended to focus on the graduate level of education, paying less attention to the primary school level and to what is involved for students during the implementation of PBL. In this paper we take a step towards addressing this need for research by reporting findings from a descriptive, explanatory case…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Yang, Der-Ching; Li, Mao-neng Fred – Educational Studies, 2008
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the number sense performance of 3rd-graders in Taiwan, and to diagnose areas of weakness or deficiency in number sense development. A total of 808 3rd-graders participated in this study. The results indicated that these students did not perform well on each of the five number sense components…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Grade 3, Elementary School Students