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Mitchell, Linvall; George, Lois – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022
This quantitative, survey research investigated the prevalence of mathematics anxiety among 62 fourth and sixth grade primary level students (aged nine to 12 years). It also explored the correlation between mathematics performance and mathematics anxiety as well as if there was a significant, statistical difference between the mathematics anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Ayieko, Rachel Angela; Moreano, Giovanna; Harter, Lauren – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022
Without a conceptual understanding of fraction magnitude, students have difficulties understanding more advanced mathematics in high school and beyond. The purpose of this study is to highlight 4th and 8th grade students' misconceptions in fraction magnitude using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 data. The study is…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Fractions
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Portaankorva-Koivisto, Päivi Maria; Laine, Anu Tuulikki; Ahtee, Maija – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
The use of open problem-solving tasks in mathematics education challenges teachers' beliefs, knowledge and practices. This article examines the practices of two primary teachers and their 3rd to 5th grade classes during a three-year in-service teacher training project aiming to increase mathematical problem-solving in class. Three lesson videos…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Problem Solving
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Sari, Mehmet Hayri; Herzog, Moritz; Olkun, Sinan; Fritz, Annemarie – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
Research has shown that a profound place value understanding is crucial for success in learning mathematics. At the same time, a substantial number of students struggles with developing a sustainable place value understanding. In this regard, two aspects of the place value system appear especially relevant: First, the knowledge of the decimal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Nisawa, Yoshiki – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, functions constitute an important part of mathematical literacy. In Japan, students start learning about bivariate relationships in the fourth grade (at the age of 9). However, reports suggest that elementary school students and lower-level secondary school (junior high) students…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Kwon, Hyunkyung; Capraro, Mary Margaret – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
Problem-posing activities have been shown to motivate students' learning while promoting a multifaceted and interesting educational environment. Moreover, these activities enable students to be engaged in personal interpretations of their own mathematical thinking. The purpose of this study was to determine if using a handson learning intervention…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Student Motivation
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Harbour, Kristin E.; Saclarides, Evthokia S.; Adelson, Jill L.; Karp, Karen S. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
In this study, we used hierarchical linear modeling to examine restricted-use 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data to explore relationships between principal-reported time spent on the different NAEP responsibilities of mathematics coaches and specialists (MCSs) and the achievement scores of approximately 37,400…
Descriptors: Correlation, Responsibility, Specialists, Coaching (Performance)
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Hall, Jennifer; Suurtamm, Christine – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
Media play an important role in young people's lives as an agent of socialization, both generally and with regard to mathematics. To understand the mathematics-related messages disseminated to young people via popular media, we analyzed portrayals of mathematics and mathematicians in over 40 media examples (television shows, movies, websites,…
Descriptors: Mass Media Role, Socialization, Mathematics, Personality Traits
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Stohlmann, Micah; Yang, Yichen; Huang, Xing; Olson, Travis – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
Teaching fraction operations for conceptual understanding is a challenging task. For the topic of fraction division especially, teachers need support because teachers find this difficult to teach and elementary and middle school students struggle to learn this concept. Well-structured professional development can assist teachers in exploring their…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Concept Formation
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Stelzer, Florencia; Andrés, María Laura; Canet-Juric, Lorena; Urquijo, Sebastián; Richards, María Marta – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The present study analyzed the relationship between domain-general abilities and fraction knowledge in fifth grade, and investigated the mediating role of division competence in that relationship. Children (n = 175) were assessed in fourth grade on domain-general abilities (selective attention, working memory, fluid intelligence) and on division…
Descriptors: Division, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Kor, Liew-Kee; Teoh, Sian-Hoon; Mohamed, Siti Syardia Erdina Binti; Singh, Parmjit – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The teaching and learning fractions is one of the most problematic areas in primary school mathematics. A large number of studies have engaged paper-and-pencil test to measure students' instrumental understanding about fractions but few have sought to learn about children's fraction sense. This paper reports a study that investigated fraction…
Descriptors: Fractions, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics