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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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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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Kara, Fatma; Incikabi, Lutfi – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The current study aims to show the transition skills of sixth grade students between the representations (numerical, model, number line and verbal) given in addition-subtraction operations in fractions and to analyse the ability of the students to construct each representation type. In this research, case study method was used in terms of the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts, Addition
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Asikcan, Mehmet; Pilten, Gulhiz; Kuralbayeva, Aliya – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of the study is to define the reading comprehension strategies considered by pre-service classroom teachers to be applicable in the classroom and their practical designs related to these strategies in terms of selecting text appropriate strategy, and full and correct use of the strategies in reading process (pre-reading,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Preservice Teachers, Educational Environment
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Sulak, Süleyman Erkam – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Primary school holds an important place in the acquisition of writing skills. Writing attitudes and habits of teachers are influential in writing education provided by primary school teachers during this period. This study aims to examine the writing habits of primary school teachers. To this end, writing habits of teachers were investigated in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Writing Skills, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Toptas, Veli; Gözel, Emine – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The main purpose of this research is to reveal the parents' perceptions of the concept of "mathematics" through metaphors. This research, which is followed by the qualitative research paradigm, is designed with a phenomenology design. This study is consists of 64 parents whose children are primary school students in a public school in…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Figurative Language
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Martone, Andrea; Reagan, Dianna; Reed, Gayle – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to understand the use of interim assessment data to inform mathematics instruction. A qualitative case study methodology was used to analyze the use of interim assessment data in a suburban elementary school. Data sources included interviews with three teachers at varying levels of their profession and the principal;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Elementary School Mathematics, Qualitative Research
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Aliustaoglu, Feyza; Tuna, Abdulkadir; Biber, Abdullah Çagri – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to determine the misconceptions of 6th-grade secondary school students in terms of part-whole relation in fractions, representation of fractions on the number line, comparison of fractions and operations in fractions. The sample of this study is composed of 104 students who are being educated in 6th-grade of five…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts, Secondary School Students