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Yalçin, Seher – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study aimed to compare the Graded Response Model (GRM) and the Mixed-Graded Response Model (MixGRM) in terms of model data-fit and parameters and demonstrate the application of MixGRM on real data. In this context, this study is basic research based on the International Computer and Information Literacy Study in 2013 conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Rating Scales, Models
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Bozkus, Kivanç; Bayrak, Coskun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
In this study, it is aimed to provide professional development of teachers by improving their classroom teaching based on dynamic professional development approach. The research was conducted as experimental action research. In the first step of the action research, interview technique was used to determine the opinions of teachers and school…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Improvement
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El Batri, Bouchta; Alami, Anouar; Zaki, Moncef; Nafidi, Youssef; Chenfour, Driss – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This research paper aims to promote environmental knowledge and behavior in the Moroccan school through the syllabus of science at the level of the Moroccan middle School. As a first step, a comparative multi-case study was conducted. It is intended for students from four middle Schools who belong to four different socio-environmental backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Syllables, Active Learning
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Sügümlü, Üzeyir; Mutlu, Hasan Hüseyin; Çinpolat, Enes – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the writing motivation levels and written expression skills among secondary school students. The study was carried out using the correlational research model of the quantitative research methods. The study group for this study consisted of 230 students attending three different…
Descriptors: Correlation, Writing Skills, Student Motivation, Writing Evaluation
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Hima, Lina Rihatul; Nusantara, Toto; Hidayanto, Erry; Rahardjo, Swasono – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the mathematical identity of elementary school students during studying mathematics. When studying mathematics, the students often face difficulties in understanding the concepts which results the decrease in their learning motivation. It will lead to the lack of development of their mathematical identity. The…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Learning Activities, Elementary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Young, Erica Slate; DeMarte, Ashley – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Previous theoretical research has revealed conceptual similarities among a number of mathematical learning theories and theories regarding language acquisition. This intersection of ideas led to a novel framework defining four stages of mathematical learning: Receiving, Replicating, Negotiating Meaning, and Producing. Through qualitative research…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language Acquisition, Mathematics Skills
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Barrera-Mora, Fernando; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Number sense has been considered as one of the most important mathematical notions to be addressed in school mathematics in the 21st century. In this paper, we identify how students of a public middle school, located in a rural area in Mexico, showed several aspects of number sense by performing tasks involving arithmetic operations in a shopping…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Middle School Mathematics, Number Concepts
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Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study begins by connecting semantic elaboration with conceptual understanding and syntactic elaboration with procedural understanding in the context of fractions. Through case studies and discourse analysis, the work and communication of students in fourth through sixth grade is analyzed to determine the extent of their semantic and syntactic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Case Studies
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Karabulut, Alpaslan; Özmen, Emine Rüya – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of "Understand and Solve!" Strategy on change problems including change of a one-step addition and subtraction of children with mild intellectual disabilities and whether they maintained their achievements 3, 5, and 8 weeks after the intervention. Moreover, the effects of the…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Problem Solving
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Bossé, Michael J.; Bayaga, Anass; Fountain, Catherine; Lynch-Davis, Kathleen; Preston, Ron; Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study applies the Mathematics Acquisition Framework (MAF) (Bossé, Ringler, Bayaga, Fountain, & Young, 2018) to investigate fifth- through seventh-grade students' comprehension of fractions and decimals and examines how students build understanding of mathematical principles and concepts regarding fractions and decimals. Based on case…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Oflaz, Gülçin; Demircioglu, Handan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to determine ways of thinking and understanding of eight graders related to generalizing act. To carry out this aim, a DNR based teaching experiment was developed and applied to 9 eight graders. The design of the study consists of three stages; preparation process in which teaching experiment is prepared, teaching…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Generalization, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction
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Yazicioglu, Özlem; Pektas, Murat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Comparative education is important for recognising the education systems of different countries for bringing new practices into the education system and for ensuring educational equality among different societies. This study discusses the education systems of Turkey, Singapore and Kazakhstan. The science programmes of the three countries are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle Schools, Science Instruction