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Winer, Michael L.; Battista, Michael T. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022
Constructing formal geometry proofs in is an important topic in the mathematics curriculum. But students' difficulties with proof are well documented. This article focuses on proofs that use triangle congruence postulates in US high school geometry. Examining students' proof reasoning in one-on-one task-based interviews, we analyzed students' oral…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Validity, Mathematical Logic
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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
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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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DiNapoli, Joseph – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
Perseverance is vital for the process of learning mathematics with understanding. To do so, students must wrestle with obstacles and amend their problem-solving plan when necessary. I collected qualitative data to investigate the nature of perseverance for 11 ninth-grade algebra students working on a challenging task for which they affirmed…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Capuno, Reylan; Necesario, Renante; Etcuban, Jonathan Olores; Espina, Raymond; Padillo, Gengen; Manguilimotan, Ramil – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
Mathematics as a discipline is considered as one of the most difficult subjects among Filipino learners. This study was conducted in a public national high school in the Mandaue City Division, Cebu, Philippines. The respondents were the 177 Grade 9 students enrolled in mathematics. These respondents were selected using probability random sampling.…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Study Habits
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Vargas, Francisco; Benincasa, Tommaso; Cian, Giuseppe; Martignon, Laura – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The article reports an empirical study on the introduction of elementary probabilistic concepts in school, focusing on tasks related to the psychological tradition of heuristics and biases. The concepts involved were studied using an extensional natural frequencies approach. We describe the school intervention conducted in an interaction across…
Descriptors: Probability, Interaction, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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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