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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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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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Egodawatte, Gunawardena; Stoilescu, Dorian – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to investigate grade 11 university/college stream mathematics students' difficulties in applying conceptual knowledge, procedural skills, strategic competence, and algebraic thinking in solving routine (instructional) algebraic problems. A standardized algebra test was administered to thirty randomly…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, College Bound Students
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Bankov, Kiril – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Geometry plays an important role in the school mathematics curriculum all around the world. Teaching of geometry varies a lot (Hoyls, Foxman, & Kuchemann, 2001). Many countries revise the objectives, the content, and the approaches to the geometry in school. Studies of the processes show that there are not common trends of these changes…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum