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Cutucache, Christine; Boham, Taylor; Luhr, Jamie; Sommers, Amie; Stevenson, Nikolaus; Sointu, Erkko; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Valtonen, Teemu; Grandgenett, Neal; Tapprich, William – Cogent Education, 2018
Afterschool interventions in STEM are linked to learning gains during the school day. These opportunities engage and excite students about STEM concepts since they observe a more hands-on, project-oriented approach. Often these opportunities for afterschool interventions are infrequent in nature and leave gaps for students in their maturation and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intervention, After School Programs, Middle School Students
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Williamson, Gary L. – Cogent Education, 2018
Individual growth curves yield insights about growth that are not available from any other methodology; and developmental scales based on conjoint measurement models provide unique interpretive advantages for investigations of academic growth. The advantages are apparent when: (1) 15 consecutive statewide reading growth curves are annotated with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Psychometrics, Educational Innovation
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Bishara, Saied – Cogent Education, 2018
In this, I examined the differences between two approaches for teaching math to pupils with learning disabilities: active teaching as opposed to traditional teaching, which engages pupils more directly in their own learning process and promotes collaborative learning, and traditional (frontal) teaching. The hypothesis is that active teaching will…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Conventional Instruction, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Danisman, Sahin; Erginer, Ergin – Cogent Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine fifth graders' mathematical reasoning and spatial ability, to identify a correlation with their learning styles, and to determine the predictive power of their learning styles on their mathematical learning profiles. This causal study was conducted with 97 fifth graders (60 females, 61.9% and 37 males,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Grade 5, Cognitive Style, Mathematical Logic
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Sormunen, Marjorita; Miettinen, Hanna – Cogent Education, 2017
Mobile devices are increasingly being used, in various ways, to collect data and are also increasingly related to individuals' health behaviors. Because of the paucity of available data about the process of mobile data collection in tracking daily health behaviors among children, we designed this pilot study to determine the possibilities and the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Video Games, Health Behavior
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Long, Deanna; Szabo, Susan – Cogent Education, 2016
This quasi-experimental mixed methods study examined the use of e-readers during guided reading instruction and its impact on 5th grade students' reading motivation, attitude toward reading, and reading comprehension. For 10 weeks, 19 students received guided reading instruction by means of the traditional paper/text format, while 16 students…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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Gürbüz, Ramazan; Erdem, Emrullah – Cogent Education, 2016
Mental computation and mathematical reasoning are two intertwined top-level mental activities. In deciding which strategy to use when doing mental computing, mathematical reasoning is essential. From this reciprocal influence, the current study aims at examining the relationship between mental computation and mathematical reasoning. The study was…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Aptitude, Mental Computation
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Usher, Wayne; Keegan, Richard; Edwards, Allan – Cogent Education, 2016
Australian youth (5-17) are exhibiting the most alarming statistics surrounding poor physical activity (PA) levels and increasing correlating chronic disease trends (i.e. obesity). With schools well positioned to address such concerns, this study aimed to determine the type, frequency and intensity levels of PA being undertaken by children during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education Teachers
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van Wyk, Jacolynn; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of mother tongue instruction and gender on second language acquisition using a causal-comparative quantitative research design. The two distinguishing groups compared were (i) learners that were taught in their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and (ii) learners that were not taught in their mother tongue but in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning
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Anderson-Pence, Katie L. – Cogent Education, 2015
This paper seeks to illuminate teachers' perceptions of the challenges and benefits of systematically examining students' thinking as part of a professional development program in elementary mathematics education. Using a framework of models of conceptual change and principles of discomfort, three elementary teachers' perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Chiu, Mei-Shiu; Yeh, Huei-Ming; Whitebread, David – Cogent Education, 2014
This study aims to understand students' constructs regarding mathematical problems. Fifty-one Taiwanese primary students' constructs are elicited using interviews with the repertory grid technique based on their responses to creative and non-creative problems. The results of qualitative data analysis show that students' initial constructs can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Primary Education
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Buckingham, Jennifer; Beaman-Wheldall, Robyn; Wheldall, Kevin – Cogent Education, 2014
The study reported here examined the efficacy of a small group (Tier 2 in a three-tier Response to Intervention model) literacy intervention for older low-progress readers (in Years 3-6). This article focuses on the second phase of a two-phase, crossover randomized control trial involving 26 students. In Phase 1, the experimental group (E1)…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Effect Size