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Bolstad, Oda Heidi – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020

This article reports a qualitative study of teachers' operationalisation of mathematical literacy. A model representing the multifaceted nature of mathematical literacy is used to analyse video recordings of mathematics teaching in three grade 9 classes. Analysis indicates that teachers' operationalisation of mathematical literacy appears to be…

Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Skills, Foreign Countries, Video Technology

Rieche, Helene; Leuders, Timo; Renkl, Alexander – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019

Students' beliefs that mathematical abilities are fixed can cause long-standing problems with motivation and learning. Hence, teachers should notice such problematic beliefs about identity among their students and handle them adequately. We used written descriptions of classroom situations to determine whether preservice mathematics teachers (n =…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries

Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019

This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…

Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions

Vaheoja, Monika; Verhelst, N. D.; Eggen, T.J.H.M. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019

In this article, the authors applied profile analysis to Maths exam data to demonstrate how different exam forms, differing in difficulty and length, can be reported and easily interpreted. The results were presented for different groups of participants and for different institutions in different Maths domains by evaluating the balance. Some…

Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Scores

Yildiz, Cemalettin; Karadeniz, Mihriban Hacisalihoglu – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018

In this study, it is aimed to examine the perceptions of prospective mathematics teacher about the concept of "intelligent games" through metaphors. Phenomenology method was used in the research. The participants of the research consisted of a total of 218 prospective teachers who studied in Department of Elementary School Mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers

Apawu, Jones; Owusu-Ansah, Nana Akosua; Akayuure, Peter – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018

The aim of this study was to examine the working processes employed by Ghanaian senior high school students when dealing with tiling pool problem algebraically. The study employed survey design, with a total sample of 304 Senior High School Form 1 students from three Senior High Schools in the Central Region of Ghana. Data were collected through…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction

Rensaa, Ragnhild Johanne – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018

The present paper presents three deliberately chosen mathematical episodes observed in a class of engineering students taking a basic calculus course. By drawing on analyses of instrumental and relational learning strategies, the episodes are shown to illustrate instrumental approaches indicated by the students. The paper discusses positive…

Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes

Große, Cornelia S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

In recent years, the ability to use mathematics flexibly in everyday situations is increasingly accentuated, and mathematics education gives more and more attention to problems with realistic contexts. However, it is reported very often that learners have substantial difficulties in connecting mathematics to real situations. In order to solve…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving

Haara, Frode Olav; Bolstad, Oda Heidi; Jenssen, Eirik S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

The development of mathematical literacy in schools is of significant concern at the policy level, and research is an important source of information in this process. This review article focuses on areas of research interest identified in empirical projects on mathematical literacy, and how mathematical literacy in schools is approached by…

Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Concept Formation

Kepceoglu, Ibrahim; Karadeniz, Serkan – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

The aim of this study is to determine analogies that are used in Turkish secondary school mathematics textbooks. According to this aim, 7 textbooks are analysed: 3 of them are published by the commission of Ministry of Education and 4 of them are published by private publishing companies. The document analysis method is used in the study.…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks

Prendergast, Mark; O'Meara, Niamh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016

The Irish education system is unique in an international context as it sets aside a full school year for a transition and youth development programme in the middle of secondary education. The Transition Year (TY) programme is an optional, full time programme offered in the majority of secondary schools. Each school designs its own programme,…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Stopouts

Cunningham, Robert F.; Rappa, Anthony – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016

Surveys were used to examine mathematics teachers (15) on their ability to solve similarity problems and on their likely implementation of lesson objectives for teaching similarity. All correctly solved a similarity problem requiring a traditional static perspective, but 7 out of 15 failed to correctly solve a problem that required a more…

Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction

Ubuz, Behiye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016

This paper explains what drama-based instruction is and offers insights into the phases in drama-based instruction. Further, examples of drama-based lessons in geometry related to ring and circle, and altitude of a triangle together with the teacher and students perceptions related to the strengths and limitations of drama based instruction in…

Descriptors: Geometry, Drama, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods

Dogan, Hamide – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016

Many studies mentioned the deductive nature of Mathematical Induction (MI) proofs but almost all fell short in explaining its potential role in the formation of the misconceptions reported in the literature. This paper is the first of its kind looking at the misconceptions from the perspective of the abstract of the deductive logic from one's…

Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction, Role, Misconceptions

Piu, Angela; Fregola, Cesare; Santoro, Anna – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016

As indicated in numerous research studies, schoolchildren encounter many difficulties and obstacles in learning the multifaceted concept of the angle. In order to explore the possibility of enhancing schoolchildren's understanding of such a concept, the authors present a study that aims at investigating some structural characteristics of…

Descriptors: Educational Games, Simulated Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics