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Rosa Isela González-Polo; Apolo Castaneda – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024

This article aims to analyze the process of the progressive mathematization of the concept of the function by secondary school students through the resolution of a free fall situation. A free-fall mathematical situation was designed and experimented using the Tracker software to obtain movement data. Worksheets and conversations were collected…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, Correlation

Ulises García-Teutli; José Antonio Juárez-López – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024

Although student covariation reasoning has been explored in depth to improve understanding of the correspondence between variables, research has focused on studying existing reasoning about variables in Cartesian representations. The working method had a qualitative approach, with a descriptive exploratory scope, the spontaneous representations…

Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Correlation, Illustrations, Difficulty Level

González Peralta, Angelina G.; Aguilar, Mario Sánchez – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

Educational research has reported different benefits related to the use of practice tests. In the case of the teaching and learning of mathematics, evidence has been found that the use of practice tests is associated with an improved performance in standardized tests. However, it is less known about the emotions that students experience during…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Emotional Response, Mathematics Tests, Drills (Practice)

Lynch-Arroyo, Ruby L.; Tchoshanov, Mourat; Medina-Jerez, William – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

Teacher productive disposition is considered as one of the key strands of mathematical proficiency. Teacher disposition and positioning (disposition in action) toward mathematics influence student learning. However, teachers' productive disposition does not always translate into productive positioning in the mathematics classroom, and vice versa.…

Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Education

Morales Carballo, Armando; Damián Mojica, Angie; Marmolejo Vega, José Efrén – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

A theoretical-didactic proposal based on variational ideas and the use of GeoGebra is described as a response to a local problem on the understanding of the concept of function and quadratic equation in pre-university students. The theoretical elements of this work are based on the understanding of concepts and the theory of semiotic registers and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software

Cabañas-Ramírez, Noé Oswaldo; Locia-Espinoza, Edgardo; Morales-Carballo, Armando – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

This paper shows the results of the epistemological and didactical analysis of the sense of variation of functions. Specifically, on the conceptions of growth and decay in a function that underlie the demonstrations of the theorem that links the sign of "f" with the sense of variation of "f". The epistemological approach…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Calculus

Salas-Rueda, Ricardo-Adán – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

This quantitative research aims to analyze the design and implementation of the Web Application on the educational process of the Linear Function (WALF) considering the TPACK (Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) model and data science. The sample consists of 45 students who studied the Basic Math course at a Mexican university during…

Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Mexicans

Locia-Espinoza, Edgardo; Morales-Carballo, Armando; Merino-Cruz, Héctor – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

This paper reports the results of three questionnaires applied to sixty-seven students preparing to become university-level mathematics teachers; the questionnaires were focused on knowing their conceptions and their mastery of the representations of functions in the development of power series. The theoretical and methodological background rests…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Numbers, Mathematics

Moguel, Landy Elena Sosa; Landa, Eddie Aparicio; Cabañas-Sánchez, Guadalupe – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

This paper reports on the characterization of the inductive reasoning used by middle school mathematics teachers to solve a task of generalization of a quadratic pattern. The data was collected from individual interviews and the written answers to the generalization task. The analysis was based on the representations and justifications used to…

Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Mathematics

Tejeda, Santa; Dominguez, Angeles – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

Understanding a graph in pairs, in a productive way, improves the comprehension of a concept. In this research, we had 2 objectives: 1) to delve deep into the behavior of 15 pairs of remedial physics students when solving a problem with a graph of velocity, 2) to understand the interchange of personal meanings during their interactions. We posed…

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Interaction, Graphs

Escalera Chávez, Milka Elena; Moreno García, Elena; Rojas Kramer, Carlos Alberto – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

Despite the fact that mathematics is present and necessary in any area of daily life, students have little interest in developing mathematical skills. Hence, the aim of the study is to check whether the variables motivation, usefulness, anxiety, confidence, and liking are determining in their attitude towards mathematics. The present research is…

Descriptors: Models, Attitude Measures, Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education

García-Santillán, Arturo – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

Frequently, the shadow of financial insolvency is present in economies, whether between countries, companies or the general population (people) who contract the obligation of a loan, credit or other debt. Debt restructuring is one of the most effective financial tools to face this. Through mathematical modeling with algorithms designed for the…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Debt (Financial)

Cuevas, Omar; Larios, Victor; Peralta, Julia X.; Jiménez, Angélica R. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018

Background: The previous knowledge which a student brings with him to university is an important item which eases adaptation and permanence at the university. When a diagnostic exam to evaluate the knowledge students have in Mathematics, their deficiencies from previous studies become clear. At the Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora a diagnostic exam…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Knowledge Level, Academic Aspiration, Engineering Education

García-Santillán, Arturo; Ochoa-Domínguez, Tomás Elio; Ramos-Hernández, Jésica Josefina – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018

The aim of the study was to measure the level of anxiety towards mathematics among workers in the production area of a factory in the sugar industry. In order to carry out this study, the Muñoz y Mato-Vázquez scale was used (2007) and adapted to the working area. 283 workers from the three different shifts (morning, afternoon and night) were…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Factor Analysis, Educational Attainment

Rincon-Flores, Elvira G.; Gallardo, Katherina; de la Fuente, Juana María – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018

The present study details the implementation of an improvement process for a gamification activity from a Calculus course for undergraduate students aimed to develop mathematical modeling competencies. The improvement process was studied taking into account three types of data: the results of the students' performance assessment, the…

Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Calculus, Performance, Evaluation Methods