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Tye Campbell; Haleigh Sears – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024
The effectiveness of group problem-solving in mathematics depends on the extent to which meaningful participation is distributed across all group members. One way to explore how participation is distributed within groups is by examining how students are positioned within group interactions. In this study, we explore the social instructional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning
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Tekin Dede, Ayse; Bukova Guzel, Esra – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023
The aim of this study is to investigate both the planning and implementation process of a modelling task by a middle school mathematics teacher. The participant of the study, which was conducted as a single case study, is a middle school mathematics teacher who have knowledge and experience in modelling. The data collecting tools of this study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Kamberi, Saranda; Latifi, Ismet; Rexhepi, Shpetim; Iseni, Egzona – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022
In this paper, we have tried to clearly explain the meaning of fractions and operations with fractions. Also, we have tried to illustrate with some examples how to apply the rules of operations with fractional numbers, giving different practical techniques through different figures, visualization methods, and concretizing problems. The paper…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Murphy, Carol; Calder, Nigel; Mansour, Nasser; Abu-Tineh, Abdullah – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
There is a need to investigate didactic strategies that can enhance engagement in science and mathematics education. This paper reports on the introduction of WebQuests, as part of collaborative inquiry, to enhance students' engagement in their mathematics lessons in Qatar. We present interview data gathered from eight student focus groups (grades…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 5
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Kafoussi, Sonia; Chaviaris, Petros; Moutsios-Rentzos, Andreas – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
In this paper, we present a qualitative study about the parental influences on sixth graders' mathematical identity. The case study was conducted in a Greek primary school where fifteen children were interviewed through a series of questions for each of the following axes: attainment, attitudes, values, nature of mathematics, self-confidence and…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Moss, Diana L.; Boyce, Steven; Lamberg, Teruni – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
This study explored how students develop meaning of functions by building on their understanding of expressions and equations. A teaching experiment using design research was conducted in a sixth-grade classroom. The data was analyzed using a grounded theory approach to provide explanations about why events occurred within this teaching episode…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Elementary School Mathematics, Algebra
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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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Díaz-Levicoy, Danilo; Batanero, Carmen; Arteaga, Pedro; Gea, María M. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The aim of this research was comparing the performance of primary school Chilean children when reading different types of graphs included in the primary school curriculum in this country (pictogram, line graph, pie chart and dot plot). A sample of 745 6th and 7th Grade students were given a questionnaire including four tasks in each of which they…
Descriptors: Graphs, Statistical Data, Children, Foreign Countries
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Courtney, Scott A. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
The author describes interactions with two middle grades (grades 6-8, student ages 11-14 years) and three secondary school (grades 9-12, student ages 14-18 years) mathematics teachers designed to increase and enhance teachers' content knowledge and transform their classroom instruction by embedding the author (i.e., mathematics teacher educator)…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Models, Mathematics Teachers