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Rieche, Helene; Leuders, Timo; Renkl, Alexander – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Students' beliefs that mathematical abilities are fixed can cause long-standing problems with motivation and learning. Hence, teachers should notice such problematic beliefs about identity among their students and handle them adequately. We used written descriptions of classroom situations to determine whether preservice mathematics teachers (n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Hästö, Peter; Palkki, Riikka; Tuomela, Dimitri; Star, Jon R. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Flexibility is an important element in learning mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether flexibility in linear equation solving predicts future academic achievement in mathematics and other subjects. Participants were 149 Finnish high-school students. Results show that flexibility was related to grades in both tracks of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, High School Students
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Dawson, Chris – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Accumulated evidence indicates that low spatial ability makes a contribution, separate from levels of general or verbal intelligence, to the unlikelihood of students enrolling in, or succeeding in, STEM subjects. Further, there is a tendency for female students not to perform as well as males on some spatial tests, suggesting that this might be…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Palha, Sonia; Spandaw, Jeroen – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Learning mathematical thinking and reasoning is a main goal in mathematical education. Instructional tasks have an important role in fostering this learning. We introduce a learning sequence to approach the topic of integrals in secondary education to support students mathematical reasoning while participating in collaborative dialogue about the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Grade 11
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Højgaard, Thomas; Sølberg, Jan – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Curricula around the world make more and more use of goals trying to capture different kind of processes for the students to master. In Denmark these ambitions have most recently been described in terms of subject specific competencies. However, bringing such ambitions into the actual teaching practices has proved challenging. KOMPIS was a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Wiest, Lynda; Amankonah, Frank O. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper reports the performance of 30 rising seventh-grade girls on a task in which they were asked to order four fractions from least to greatest. Less than three-fifths attained correct answers. The performance gap was widest between students who attended Title I schools and those who did not, the latter being much more likely to attain…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Females, Fractions
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Fried, Daniel B.; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Gubi, Aaron; Gaffney, Jean P. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The scientists of the future will need to begin studying science to great depth, much earlier in life, in order to keep up with the accelerating pace of discovery and technological innovation. For this to be possible, engaging and child-friendly pedagogical approaches need to be developed that leverage the natural enthusiasm of young science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Organic Chemistry, Models
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Vaheoja, Monika; Verhelst, N. D.; Eggen, T.J.H.M. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
In this article, the authors applied profile analysis to Maths exam data to demonstrate how different exam forms, differing in difficulty and length, can be reported and easily interpreted. The results were presented for different groups of participants and for different institutions in different Maths domains by evaluating the balance. Some…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Scores
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Bolstad, Oda Heidi – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This article reports a qualitative inquiry into school leaders' and teachers' rationales for teaching to develop students' "mathematical literacy." The study is rooted in an exploration of the meanings that the school leaders and teachers hold about the term mathematical literacy. Six leaders and three grade 9 mathematics teachers from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Kittiravechote, Aungtinee – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite a tremendous success in boosting students learn electrical analogies for science education, it remains a challenge to extend such strategy for formally constructing equations related to the Ohm's law in order to solve electrical problems based on series and parallel circuits. Unlike most traditional works of teaching technique that focus…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Equipment, Energy, Division
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Phillips, Adassa; Hassanali, Muizz; Wingrave, James A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Solving STEM problems requires that data (numbers and units) from a word problem be substituted into a mathematical equation(s) for solution. However, solving STEM problems is an implicit process that provides little or no guidance for the problem solving process. In this study symbols linking the data to the mathematical equation(s) are used to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Equations (Mathematics)
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Fried, Daniel B.; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Hughes, Azuri; Paneque, Diana – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Studying nature from the atomic and molecular perspective gives students access to modern scientific paradigms and could improve achievement and motivation towards science learning. A visual and tactile approach to chemistry can form the foundation for a child-friendly but high-level chemistry curriculum and could be a powerful tool to invigorate…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Student Motivation