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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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Bozdemir, Hafife; Ezberci Çevik, Ebru; Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Yaz, Ömer Volkan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the distribution of Science achievements in Life Studies Course Curricula of 2009, 2015 and 2018 regarding the knowledge and cognitive process dimensions of the Revised Bloom Taxonomy and to comparatively examine the resulting distributions. This study adopted document analysis. While conducting the…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Science Achievement, Biological Sciences, Science Instruction
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira; Barros, Francisco Evamar – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The study and interest of figurate numbers can be observed even in ancient Greece. On the other hand, it becomes very important the historical understanding about an evolutionary process and the particular generalization of such 2D, 3D and m-D figurate numbers and they remain the interest of current scientific investigations. On the other hand, in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Visualization, Educational Technology, Computer Software
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira; Dias, Marlene Alves – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In the training of mathematics teachers in Brazil we can not disregard the historical and epistemological component aiming the transmission of mathematics through a real understanding of the nature of classic concepts and foundamental definitions to Mathematics, whether in the school context or in the academic context. In this sense, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Epistemology, Teacher Education
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Kasimatis, Katerina; Moutsios-Rentzos, Andreas; Rozou, Varvara; Matzakos, Nikolaos – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this quantitative study, we investigate the relationship between the conceptions of first-year Engineering Education students about the role of mathematics in their studies and career, as well as the links of their conceptions with their approaches to study. The data analysis revealed that the students view mathematics as being about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Engineering Education, Role
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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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Kvaszingerné Prantner, Csilla – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this paper the design and implementation of a digital on-line surface is presented, which reflects contemporary learning principles, perspectives, devices and trends while enhancing the selection of existing web-based systems and applications in a novel fashion. This instructor's portal, called Tanítlap, is realized via Action Research and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Management, Access to Information
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Huerta, Ricard – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
Media and contemporary art is important for teacher training. Art educators could link art experience with their own reality, and media evidences. Creativity deals with social, political and cultural issues. From an innovative perspective, we propose strategies for art educators. We introduce topics in the school setting, linked to the emotions,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Creativity
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In Brazil we have identified a predilection of the authors of Mathematical History books for the discussion of the fundamentals of Differential and Integral Calculus. On the other hand, when we consider the teaching of Mathematics in the school context, it is essential to know the teaching of the historical and dynamic evolution of the concepts,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, History, Mathematical Concepts
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Glover, Sarah R.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
Outreach is often seen as only having an impact on the school students taking part rather than also having an impact on the accompanying teachers participating in university led outreach activities. A group of secondary school science teachers who have been long-term engagers in chemistry outreach at a single Higher Education Institution have been…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Outreach Programs
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Akbarov, Azamat; Gönen, Kemal; Aydogan, Hakan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The scope of this article is an investigation into students' attitudes toward blended learning and related concepts (e.g. paperless and traditional classroom). There were 162 students who participated in this study (100 females and 62 males, with the mean age of 18.80 and its standard deviation of 1.16). The study revealed that students prefer…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Akbarov, Azamat; Gönen, Kemal; Aydogan, Hakan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The main purpose of this article was to examine students' experiences, opinions, perceptions, attitudes, and preferences with regard to math classes where content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approach was applied. A total of 125 students from the Kazakh National University participanted in the present study. Their mean age was M = 18.12…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The Professional Didactics (PD) and Didactics of Sciences (DC) have roots traditionally originated in France. While (PD) is interested in the process of adult learning, occurring in their work places, the (DC) shows greater attention to the field of action of teaching and learning of specific subjects and therefore in the action of the teacher in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction
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