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Stoffelsma, Lieke; Spooren, Wilbert – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study reports on a conceptual model that provides insight into the relationship between English reading proficiency and academic performance of first-year science and mathematics university students in Ghana, and an empirical test of that model. Longitudinal data were acquired from a sample of 133 students. Using three different mediation…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Han, Moonhyun; Kim, Heui-baik – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates how elementary students were able to construct a human respiratory system model and, in particular, how the process of reasoning contributed to their model through the use of analogy model activities. For this study, modeling activities that included the use of analogy models were designed and implemented. Over 4 class…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Models, Human Body, Logical Thinking
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Brown, Rachael Eriksen; Bogiages, Christopher A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Teachers often struggle to utilize reform-based teaching strategies in their first few years of teaching for many reasons (Ball, Thames & Phelps, Journal of Teacher Education 59, 389-407, 2008; Berlin & White, "International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education" 8, 97-115, 2010; Frykholm & Glasson, "School…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Kiran, Dekant; Sungur, Semra; Yerdelen, Sündüs – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the student and teacher-level predictors of Turkish middle school students' engagement in science classes. Students' engagement was examined in terms of agentic, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement. The participants of the study were 134 Turkish science teachers and their 3394 grade 7…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Yerdelen, Sündüs; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the role of students' classroom learning environment perceptions and teacher effectiveness in 7th grade students' self-regulation in science classes. Students' self-regulation was examined in terms of self-efficacy, achievement goals, and metacognitive strategy use which constitute important components of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 7
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A.; Harwell, Michael; Peralta, Yadira – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The emphasis of reform-oriented science education today focuses on engineering integration in K-12 science classrooms. However, there is little research, particularly longitudinal research, on how different approaches to engineering integration influence student learning and interest. To address this gap in the literature, this study analyzed a…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science
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Yang, Der-Ching – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigated the performance of 790 fourth graders from Taiwan for judging the reasonableness of a computational result by using corresponding methods pertaining to whole numbers. A number-sense web-based two-tier diagnostic test was used to assess the number-sense performance of the fourth graders who participated in this study. The…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Scheiner, Thorsten; Montes, Miguel A.; Godino, Juan D.; Carrillo, José; Pino-Fan, Luis R. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the discussion of mathematics teacher knowledge, and the question of what makes it specialized. In the first part of the article, central orientations in conceptualizing mathematics teacher knowledge are identified and the more serious limitations of the grounds on which they stand are explicated. In…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Specialization
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Ubuz, Behiye; Erdogan, Beril – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
In this study, effects of 2 physical manipulative instructions on students' geometrical knowledge acquisition were compared. Geometry topics' presentation was conducted via using physical manipulative and the practice stage in two different forms: (1) practice consisting of problems supported with explicit metacognitive questions and (2) practice…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Manipulative Materials
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Baranovich, Diana-Lea; Fong, Pei-Chin; Hutagalung, Fonny – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The study aims to have a better understanding on the parental scaffolding in mathematics homework among preschoolers in the Malaysian context. This is achieved by exploring to what extent Malaysian parents provide scaffolding to their preschoolers in mathematics homework interactions. Investigations about the strategies employed by the parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Homework, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Schultz, Madeleine; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The successful transition from high school to tertiary chemistry studies relies on a student's ability to transfer prior understanding since many topics are extended during first year general chemistry. It was therefore of interest to investigate the perspectives of high school and tertiary teachers regarding which topics and concepts they…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry
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García-Carmona, Antonio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This article presents a qualitative descriptive-interpretive study about the abilities of pre-service primary science teachers (PPTs) to solve a measurement problem put to them as an activity of scientific inquiry. The participants in the study were 23 PPTs receiving training in science teaching, organized into small groups to solve the proposed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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Foster, Colin; Inglis, Matthew – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Mathematics teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is widely recognised to encompass more than attending courses and engaging in formal activities with colleagues in school. Teachers' professional reading is an under-researched aspect of CPD, which takes place out of view, but which has the potential to shape teachers' beliefs and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Periodicals, Teacher Attitudes
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Yang, Der-Ching; Sianturi, Iwan Andi J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Judging the reasonableness of computational results is pivotal for students to understand mathematical concepts. This domain is the most sensitive to the presence of misconceptions in mathematics. Confidence ratings can serve as a measure of the strength of students' conceptual understanding. This study investigated the performance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Skills
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Kim, Sun Young; Hamdan Alghamdi, Amani K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This mixed methods study explored how Saudi Arabia's science education reform is functioning in 2 public girls' secondary schools located in Dammam, 1 of the main cities in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia recently launched a new initiative to promote science education innovation by providing science curriculum change, professional development for…
Descriptors: Females, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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