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Alev Gunes Uzun – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024

Mathematical reasoning has been a critical concern in Turkey especially since the structure of the student selection examination for high schools changed six years ago. The ability to solve the questions in the new exam requires high level reasoning and argumentation skills. Schools, whether they are public or private, prepare 8th graders for this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 8, Public Schools

Wienecke, Lisa-Marie; Leiss, Dominik; Ehmke, Timo – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

This study investigates the extent to which student and task-related characteristics are associated with different types of note-taking and analyzes how task success depends on these elements. For this purpose, a sample of n=866 students (age: mean=13.99) completing two reality-based tasks as part of a paper and pencil test are considered. The…

Descriptors: Notetaking, Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Authentic Learning

Tarim, Kamuran; Tarku, Hakan – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

The aim of this study is to determine the distribution of the questions in an 8th grade mathematics textbook in terms of the categories (mathematical content, mathematical literacy contexts, mathematical processes, PISA mathematics proficiency scale levels, and item types) within the PISA mathematics literacy framework. Investigation of the…

Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content

Ishibashi, Ippo – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

Probability is a difficult concept, which is not always taught accurately. This study aims to clarify how experimental and theoretical probabilities are taught in Japanese 7th and 8th grades through a textbook analysis. We analyzed seven, government approved Japanese 7th and 8th grade textbooks each. Focusing on the definition and explanation of…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Probability

A Cross-National Comparison of Fourth and Eighth Grade Students' Understanding of Fraction Magnitude

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

Sachdeva, Shipra; Eggen, Per-Odd – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021

Developing critical thinking practices among young learners through mathematics education is a topic of attention for mathematics education research community. Learners' critical thinking concerning cognitive and social aspects of their mathematics education have been explored in several research studies. However, learners' critical thinking…

Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Beliefs, Learning Processes

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

Youkap, Patrick Tchonang; Ngansop, Judith Njomgang; Tieudjo, Daniel; Pedemonte, Bettina – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

The purpose of this article is to better understand how proof is introduced into the study of quadrilaterals and triangles in high school. To do this, we designed a grid to analyse mathematics textbooks in Cameroon francophone subsystems (7th Grade and 8th Grade). The Anthropological Theory of Didactics and the paradigms in geometry served as a…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Geometric Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics, Textbook Content

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

Bayda, Nicholas Ivan; Sutliff, Grant – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

Previous research has established the importance of definitions in mathematics and have distinguished the difference between extracted and stipulated definitions. Much remains unknown, however, about the role definitions serve in developing students' disciplinary literacy. In this study, we analyze how definitions from four US Algebra 1 textbooks…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Definitions, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction

Lemonidis, Charalampos; Pilianidis, Nikos – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

One of the attributes of rational numbers that make them different from integers are the different symbolic modes (fraction, decimal and percentage) to which an identical number can be attributed (e.g. 1/4, 0.25 and 25%). Some research has identified students' difficulty in mental calculations with rational numbers as has also the switching to…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Skills

Peteros, Emerson; Columna, Diosa; Etcuban, Jonathan O.; Almerino, Porferio, Jr.; Almerino, Jana Gloria – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

Students' accomplishment in mathematics is a component of their home condition, attitudes towards the discipline, and curriculum that clarify varieties in students' achievement. The study determined the attitudes and academic achievement of students who are recipients of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) towards mathematics in a public national high…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Foreign Countries

Alkhateeb, Mohammad – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

This study, firstly, aimed at investigating the various types of the multiple math representations and transitions among them in the 8th grade math textbook, and secondly, teachers' use of these representations in teaching. The current study employed the content analysis approach to investigate the multiple mathematical representations and…

Descriptors: Textbooks, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Mathematics, Grade 8

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