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Carmichael, Colin – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
At a time when Australia's international competitiveness is compromised by a shortage of skilled workers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers, reports suggest a decline in Australian secondary school students' performances in international tests of mathematics. This study focuses on the mathematics performance…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary; Hay, Ian; Watson, Jane – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This paper examines the relationship between key predictors of middle school students' interest for statistical literacy, including their self-efficacy for statistical literacy and their prior mathematics achievement. Given the lack of research in the statistical literacy domain, a review of the mathematics education literature confirms the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement