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Sarouphim, Ketty M.; Chartouny, Madona – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2017

The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in students' mathematics achievement and in their attitudes toward mathematics. Another purpose was to examine mathematics teachers' beliefs and their perceptions of their male and female students' ability. The sample consisted of 692 students (353 girls, 339 boys) between the ages of…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

Komatsu, Kotaro – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2016

The process of proofs and refutations described by Lakatos is essential in school mathematics to provide students with an opportunity to experience how mathematical knowledge develops dynamically within the discipline of mathematics. In this paper, a framework for describing student processes of proofs and refutations is constructed using a set of…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level

Ronda, Erlina – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

This paper describes five growth points in linking representations of function developed from a study of secondary school learners. Framed within the cognitivist perspective and process-object conception of function, the growth points were identified and described based on linear and quadratic function tasks learners can do and their strategies…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts

Hitt, Fernando; González-Martín, Alejandro S. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

Semiotic representations have been an important topic of study in mathematics education. Previous research implicitly placed more importance on the development of institutional representations of mathematical concepts in students rather than other types of representations. In the context of an extensive research project, in progress since 2005,…

Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Debate, Reflection, Cooperative Learning

Zahner, William – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

This paper uses a multilevel analysis of mathematical reasoning rooted in Cultural Historical Activity Theory to examine how mathematical discourse and student reasoning about linear functions developed across 3 weeks in a ninth grade bilingual algebra class. Despite the teacher's expertise teaching with a conceptual focus, and her stated…

Descriptors: Algebra, Computation, Logical Thinking, Grade 9

Wijaya, Ariyadi; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Doorman, Michiel – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

Based on the findings of an error analysis revealing that Indonesian ninth- and tenth-graders had difficulties in solving context-based tasks, we investigated the opportunity-to-learn offered by Indonesian textbooks for solving context-based mathematics tasks and the relation of this opportunity-to-learn to students' difficulties in solving these…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9, Grade 10

Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Krug, André; Rakoczy, Katrin – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2015

Prompting students to construct multiple solutions for modelling problems with vague conditions has been found to be an effective way to improve students' performance on interest-oriented measures. In the current study, we investigated the influence of this teaching element on students' performance. To assess the impact of prompting multiple…

Descriptors: Prompting, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 9, Experimental Groups

Yang, Kai-Lin – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2012

In this study, we explored the structural relationship between the students' perceived use of cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies (CMRS) and their reading comprehension of geometry proof (RCGP), and we also examined the differences in students' perceived use of reading strategies among the poor, moderate and good comprehenders. A sample…

Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Factor Analysis, Grade 9

Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Leiss, Dominik; Pekrun, Reinhard; Blum, Werner; Muller, Marcel; Messner, Rudolf – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2012

In this study which was part of the DISUM-project, 224 ninth graders from 14 German classes from middle track schools (Realschule) were asked about their enjoyment, interest, value and self-efficacy expectations concerning three types of mathematical problems: intra-mathematical problems, word problems and modelling problems. Enjoyment, interest,…

Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 9, Word Problems (Mathematics), Teaching Methods

Bansilal, Sarah – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2011

This article presents a description of a South African mathematics teacher's struggles to mediate a new national assessment tool called the Common Tasks for Assessment with her grade 9 learners, who are unprepared for the assessment. The purpose of the study is to describe and to identify the constraints on the teacher's mediation attempts. The…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Assessment, Grade 9

Jaworski, Barbara; Potari, Despina – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2009

This paper is methodologically based, addressing the study of mathematics teaching by linking micro- and macro-perspectives. Considering "teaching as activity", it uses "Activity Theory" and, in particular, the "Expanded Mediational Triangle" (EMT) to consider the role of the broader social frame in which classroom…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students

Zodik, Iris; Zaslavsky, Orit – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2008

The main goal of the study reported in our paper is to characterize teachers' choice of examples in and for the mathematics classroom. Our data is based on 54 lesson observations of five different teachers. Altogether 15 groups of students were observed, three seventh grade, six eighth grade, and six ninth grade classes. The classes varied…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 9, Grade 8

Pugalee, David K. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2004

The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the impact of writing during mathematical problem solving. The study involved an analysis of ninth grade algebra students' written and verbal descriptions of their mathematical problem solving processes. Through this comparison, a better understanding of the connection between problem…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Writing (Composition), Algebra, Grade 9