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Msomi, Alfred Mvunyelwa; Bansilal, Sarah – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022
Laplace transform (LT) is an essential mathematical tool for solving linear ordinary differential equations (ODE) with boundary values, by transforming differential equation into algebraic equations which are easier to manipulate. In this article, we analyse the errors students make and misconceptions they have in solving linear ODE using LT…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Error Patterns, Misconceptions, Equations (Mathematics)
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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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Otten, Samuel; Wambua, Mitchelle M.; Govender, Rajendran – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
Reasoning-and-proving is a crucial part of students' mathematical experiences in secondary school. There is scholarly debate, however, on the extent to which proving at the secondary level needs to be formal and whether all students should be held to disciplinary standards of rigor. In this study, we investigated the notion of "proof for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Makhubele , Yeyisani Evans – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021
This paper presents an analysis of fractions errors displayed by learners due to deficient mastery of prerequisite concepts. Fractions continue to pose a critical challenge for learners. Fractions can be a tricky concept for learners although they often use the concept of sharing in their daily lives. 30 purposefully sampled learners participated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Algebra
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Kapofu, Lifeas Kudakwashe; Kapofu, Winfilda – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
Integration of history of mathematics (HOM) in mathematics education is emerging as frontier endowed with utility to stem decline in uptake, enhance performance and alter the negative perceptions about the subject. This case study sought to explore the influence of history of mathematics on grade eleven girls' perceptions of the Theorem of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, History Instruction, Geometry, Grade 11
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Shongwe, Benjamin – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
Despite proof being fundamental to the mathematics discipline and its role as a means to convey mathematical content, little is known about the effect of resources on influencing students' proof construction ability. The purpose of this study was to compare two didactic environments, one regarded as resourced (favored) and the other…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Chahine, Iman C. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
My charge in this study is to explore the lived experience of a high school teacher while immersed in a problem solving situation in a classroom setting. The main gist of this investigation is to textualize and, thereof, capture the essence of a teacher's encounter of failing to solve a mathematics problem during one of the classroom sessions. To…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving, Social Environment