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Goktepe, Sevda; Ozdemir, Ahmet Sukru – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In recent years, the topic of integrating history to mathematics lessons in teaching-learning processes has been frequently discussed among researchers. The main aim of this study is to present an example activity which enriched with history of mathematics and to take the views of students about teaching course in this way. In addition, to create…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies
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Applebaum, Mark; Freiman, Viktor – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In this paper we report on the first year of an online competition in which 480 students took part. After a brief presentation of the organizational structure of the marathon and general data about students' participation, we discuss findings from questionnaires about participants' attitudes towards mathematics, technology, and their perception of…
Descriptors: Competition, Student Participation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Sothayapetch, Pavinee; Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and General Pedagogical Knowledge (GPK) are fundamental types of knowledge for a teacher that he or she must use in order to plan, teach in the classroom, and assess students' learning outcomes. This paper investigates experienced primary school teachers' PCK and GPK while teaching science in Finland and in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Majidi, Sharareh; Emden, Markus – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
One of the main components of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge refers to their use of representation forms. In a similar vein, organizing concepts logically and meaningfully is an essential element of teachers' subject matter knowledge. Since subject matter and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers are tightly connected as categories…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Magnets, Scientific Concepts
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Kazempour, Mahsa – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This qualitative case study aimed to focus on the experiences and subsequent science and science teaching beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy of an elementary pre-service teacher, Heather, with extremely positive attitude and high self-efficacy. For this particular population of pre-service teachers, possessing a high science teaching…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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McDermott, Lillian C. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Research on the learning and teaching of science is an important field for scholarly inquiry by faculty in science departments. Such research has proved to be an efficient means for improving the effectiveness of instruction in physics. A basic topic in introductory physics is used to illustrate how discipline-based education research has helped…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Instruction, Physics, Inquiry
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Biber, Çagri; Tuna, Abdulkadir; Korkmaz, Samet – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the learning levels, mistakes, and misconceptions of the 8th grade students on the subject of "angles in geometry" as well as the possible reasons for these situations. Research sample consisted of 30 students attending the 8th grade of a middle school located in the central district of a…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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