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Özgen, Kemal; Aydin, Mehmet; Dinç, Recep; Seker, Idris; Alkan, Yasemin – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area and their attitudes toward solving mathematical problems according to gender and class level variables. It was also necessary to determine whether the epistemological beliefs of middle school students in rural area had predicted their…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Çontay, Emine Gaye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
This is a descriptive study which attempts to answer how well 8th grade students define a rectangle. The subjects for this study were 93 of 8 th grade students. The students were administered a written open ended test on the definition of a rectangle which was adapted from Ahuja (1996). Responses of the students were coded by each researcher…
Descriptors: Geometry, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Definitions
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Filik Iscen, Cansu – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study is to reveal the levels of knowledge held by pre-service science teacher concerning the nitrogen -- phosphorus cycle, using the expression and drawing method. Awareness of a cyclical relationship between nitrogen and phosphorus, which are a vital requirement for living creatures, and living beings and their environment,…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Sustainable Development
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Sarpkaya, Ayse; Kirdök, Oguzhan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The aim of the research is to test the mediating role of self-esteem between job satisfaction and life satisfaction among the primary school teachers who works in schools in Adana City (Southeast Mediterranean region in Turkey). The model type of the research is relational research model. In this research we analyze the casual mediating relation…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attitudes, Life Satisfaction
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Máté, Ileana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of my research is to find a method by which the acquisition of the abstract algebraical thinking can be made efficient in the case of Romany students coming from a socially underprivileged background, through text-based problems. I teach in School no. 1 of Diosig, in Romania, where the rate of Romany minority is of 23%, while more than…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Foreign Countries, Algebra, Teaching Methods
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Temur, Ozlem Dogan; Turgut, Sedat – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
In this research, it has been intended to describe pre-service elementary teachers' arithmetical operation skills by handling in learning environments. Case study method was accepted in the research. 80 pre-service elementary teachers studying at a state university in Turkey constituted the study group. The data were obtained through asking four…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Arithmetic, Mathematics Teachers
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Baranyai, Tünde; Egri, Edit; Molnár, Andrea Éva; Zsoldos-Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Mental calculation is an important competence in everyday life, and it is essential especially for a future primary school teacher. In this research the efficacy of different games, as didactic games, board-games, and mobile games for developing mental calculation skills were studied. The results shows that didactic games and board-games were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Cetin, Hatice; Cetin, Ibrahim – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The present study aimed to determine views the middle school students' located a province of Turkey towards the Class Dojo education technology used in mathematic courses. A questionnaire based on expert opinions was used for the collection of research data. The participants of the study consisted of 206 students; 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology
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Yolcu, Ece; Sari, Mediha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
Education has an inevitable effect on character formation and through this process, teachers' role is crucial. Therefore, the aim of the study was analyzing the views of primary school teachers concerning the qualities teachers should have and their self-efficacy perceptions as character educators. This was a descriptive survey study with 301…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy
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Ütkür, Nur – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The latest changes in the primary school Life Sciences Curriculum which saw a radical change with the constructivist approach being used in education were made in 2009 and 2015 in Turkey. The first use of 2015 Curriculum was when it was used in first grades in the academic year of 2016-2017. This study aims to make a comparison between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Learning Activities, Elementary School Teachers
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Magdas, Ioana; Sale, Claudia Alexandrina – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
To carry out the study underlying the article we started from the following hypotheses: H1. Curricular mathematical documents in Romania aim at developing the mathematical aptitudes of pupils in primary education; and H2. Teachers systematically pursue the development of mathematical aptitudes of pupils in primary education. For this, we developed…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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Budinski, Natalija; Milinkovic, Dragica – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The availability of technology has a big impact on education, and that is the main reason for discussing the use of technologies in mathematical education in our paper. The availability of technology influences how mathematical contents could be presented to students. We present the benefits of learning mathematical concepts through real life…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education), Computer Software
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Mercat, Christian; Filho, Pedro Lealdino; El-Demerdash, Mohamed – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
This article describes some of the results of the European project mcSquared (http://mc2-project.eu/) regarding the use of Op'Art and optical illusion pieces as a tool to foster modeling and creative mathematical thinking in students. We present briefly the c-book technology and some results we got experimenting it. The Op'Art movement, with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Story Telling, Electronic Publishing
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Tan, Sema; Erdimez, Omer; Zimmerman, Robert – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Concept maps measured a student's understanding of the complexity of concepts, and interrelationships. Novak and Gowin (1984) claimed that the continuous use of concept maps increased the complexity and interconnectedness of students' understanding of relationships between concepts in a particular science domain. This study has two purposes; the…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Statistical Analysis
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Sari, Mediha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers' views on co-education. The study, which adopted a descriptive screening model, involved 240 teachers (142 females and 84 males) working in four primary schools and four secondary schools located in the central towns of Adana. Data were collected using Views on Co-education Scale (VCS). Analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Coeducation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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