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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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Boz-Yaman, Burçak; Yigit Koyunkaya, Melike – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Learning and teaching function transformation has a significant place since it provides new opportunities for learners to use, reflect and discover knowledge related to the concept of function. This study's main goals related to the importance of learning function transformation are to examine pre-service mathematics teachers' (PMTs) mental…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Transformations (Mathematics)
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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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Es, Hüseyin; Bozkurt Altan, Esra; Gümüs, Irfan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The aim of the study was to examine parents' and their children's experiences of science experimentation in terms of parents' roles, science process skills assessed during the experiment and academic successes regarding science lessons. Realization of science activities by students and their parents is at the centre of this study. That is why its…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Role, Parent Attitudes
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Aytekin, Cahit; Baltaci, Serdal; Yildiz, Avni – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this study, the expectations of middle school students' parents regarding to "conceptual understanding and active student participation" "positive attitude and behavior attitude" and "authority and rule-oriented teaching" were examined. A valid and reliable threefactor instrument developed by the Aytekin, Baltaci,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Concept Formation
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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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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
The purposes of this study were to develop a culture specific critical thinking ability test for 6, 7, and 8. grade students in Turkey and to use it as an assessment instrument for giftedness. For these purposes, item pool involving 22 items was formed by writing items focusing on the current and common events presented in (Turkish) media from…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Diagnostic Tests, Gifted, Academic Ability
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Akarsu, Esra; Yilmaz, Süha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
In this study, it was aimed to study the mathematical language skills that the 7th grade students use in defining the circle and its elements. In the study, the mathematical language skills of students that they use in defining the circle and its elements in a scenario were compared to the mathematical language skills they use in defining them…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Secondary School Students, Geometry
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Florian, Gabriel; Trocaru, Sorin; Florian, Aurelia-Daniela; Bâna, Alexandru-Dumitru – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
The aim of the present article is to focus on the operational aspects referring to the actions--strategies and on the defined modalities of establishing educational objectives/competences. In the achievement of our work a special attention has been paid to the operational aspects of the learning process of the optical phenomena. There were carried…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Optics, Creative Activities
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Libbrecht, Paul – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
Learning resources have been created to represent digital units of exchangeable materials that teachers and learners can pull from in order to support the learning processes. They resource themselves. Leveraging the web, one can often find these resources. But what characteristics do they need in order to be easily exchangeable? Although several…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Resources, Teacher Competencies, Educational Practices
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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Emen, Ayse Yagmur – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
Following up on the effects of learning environments is essential to learning. The aim of this study was to examine students' mental models related to the concepts of expansion and contraction of materials. The population of the case study consisted of 155 students in a city center in Turkey. The data was gathered using open-ended questions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Models, Cognitive Structures
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Florian, Gabriel – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
In the present article, we aim at analysing the results obtained by the 7th grade students who participated in the 50th edition of the Physics National Contest, which took place in Cluj-Napoca between the 6th and the 11th of April, 2014. Why have we chosen the 7th grade? One of the reasons is represented by the good results obtained by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physics, Competition
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Binterová, Helena; Komínková, Olga – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The main purpose of the work is to present a successful implementation of CLIL method in Mathematics lessons in elementary schools. Nowadays at all types of schools (elementary schools, high schools and universities) all over the world every school subject tends to be taught in a foreign language. In 2003, a document called Action plan for…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Mathematics, Curriculum Implementation
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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Yaman, Süleyman – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The expectancy-value model of motivation states that individuals' choice, persistence and performances are related to their beliefs about how much they value task. Despite the importance of "task value" in learning biology, lack of the instruments on task value for high school biology courses for practical use indicated requirement to…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Test Construction, Secondary School Science
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