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Dega, Bekele Gashe; Govender, Nadaraj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
This study compares the scientific and alternative conceptions of energy and momentum of university first-year science students in Ethiopia and the US. Written data were collected using the Energy and Momentum Conceptual Survey developed by Singh and Rosengrant. The Concentration Analysis statistical method was used for analysing the Ethiopian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Energy, Motion
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Austin, Pam; Carbone, Rose Elaine; Webb, Paul – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
This research study, carried out in South Africa and the United States of America, investigated issues that may hamper prospective primary school teachers from writing acceptable problem posing scenarios involving the addition of fractions. Pre-service teachers (n=44) were asked to compose real life problems involving the addition of two fractions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics), Addition, Fractions