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Liang, Su – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This is an exploratory study about engaging students in mathematics learning both inside and outside of the classroom of an introductory proof course. The author utilized the framework of scholarship of teaching and learning as a guide to ensure the research process was carried out systematically. This study was conducted through one cycle of…
Descriptors: College Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Introductory Courses
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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
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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim; Sy, Ousmane – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Nine secondary school teachers participated in a five day training program where they developed inquiry-based pedagogical interventions for their science classes. Student interest and self-concept in school science and technology were measured before and after the interventions. Increases in interest and self-concept were compared with the results…
Descriptors: Intervention, Active Learning, Inquiry, Secondary School Students
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Cousins-Cooper, Kathy; Staley, Katrina N.; Kim, Seongtae; Luke, Nicholas S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the Emporium instructional method in a course of college algebra and trigonometry by comparing to the traditional lecture method. The math emporium method is a nontraditional instructional method of learning math that has been implemented at several universities with much success and has been…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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Bot, Thomas D.; Eze, John E. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article presents the findings from an experimental study on the effectiveness of concept mapping and cooperative learning strategies on SSII students' achievement in trigonometry in mathematics. The research design used in conducting the study was quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test non-equivalent control group. The sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Mathematics Achievement
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Laswadi; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darwis, Sutawanir; Afgani, Jarnawi D. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Conceptual understanding (CU) and procedural fluency (PF) are two important mathematical competencies required by students. CU helps students organizing their knowledge into a coherent whole, and PF helps them to find the right solution of a problem. In order to enhance CU and PF, students need learning experiences in constructing knowledge and…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups, Mathematical Concepts
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Moseley, Christine; Bonner, Emily; Ibey, Marilyn – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigated the use of Guided Student-Generated Questioning (GSGQ) as a metacognitive instructional strategy to increase chemistry achievement and self-efficacy of elementary preservice teachers. The Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES), modified from the Biology Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES),was used to determine elementary preservice…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Self Efficacy
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Minárechová, Michaela – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigated the identification and subsequent development or modification of students´ ideas about scientific phenomena by teaching by concept cartoons© method. We found out ideas of students of the fourth grade of primary school by conceptual tasks which were parts of quasi-experiment (pretest and posttest design). For triangulation…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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France, Bev; Birdsall, Sally – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
A DVD resource that provided a scientist's perspective on the use of animals in research and teaching was evaluated with a questionnaire that asked students' views pre and post their access to the resource. Thirty-nine secondary students (Y10-Y13) took part in three different teaching programmes that provided information about animal research and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Scientists, Student Attitudes, Research
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An, Song A.; Tillman, Daniel A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of the current research was to examine the effects of a sequence of classroom activities that integrated mathematics content with music elements aimed at providing teachers an alternative approach for teaching mathematics. Two classes of third grade students (n = 56) from an elementary school in the west coast of the United States…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Mathematics
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Özdemir, Ahmet Sükrü; Yildiz, Filiz; Yildiz, Sevda Göktepe – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this paper, our aim is to examine the effect of project based learning on 7th grade students' mathematical success in "Ratio, Proportion and Percentage" unit and attitudes towards mathematics. This study was implemented with 70 7th grade students of Atatürk Primary School in Eminönü District in Istanbul. Before starting the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Moody, Vivian R.; DuCloux, Kanita K. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examined the mathematics teaching efficacy of traditional and non-traditional elementary pre-service teachers enrolled in a three-course, three-semester mathematics sequence. Self-efficacy scales were administered at the beginning of the three-course sequence and at the end. The three-course mathematics sequence was taught from a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Nontraditional Students
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Jena, Ananta Kumar – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the molecular unit of intracellular energy and it is the product of oxidative phosphorylation of cellular respiration uses in cellular processes. The study explores the growth of the misconception levels amongst the learners and evaluates the effectiveness of animation model over traditional methods. The data…
Descriptors: Animation, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Molecular Structure
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Olaniyan, Ademola Olatide; Omosewo, Esther O.; Nwankwo, Levi I. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study was designed to investigate the Effect of Polya Problem-Solving Model on Senior School Students' Performance in Current Electricity. It was a quasi experimental study of non- randomized, non equivalent pre-test post-test control group design. Three research questions were answered and corresponding three research hypotheses were tested…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design
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Große, Cornelia S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The application of mathematics to real-world problems is moving more and more in the focus of attention of mathematics education; however, many learners experience huge difficulties in relating "pure" mathematics to everyday contents. In order to solve "modeling problems", it is first necessary to find a transition from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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