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Atnafu, Mulugeta – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between the attitudes and components of attitude of the students towards algebra with their algebra achievements. The population for this study consists of all government tenth grade students and their mathematics teachers in Addis Ababa city administration. Sixteen tenth grade sections were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Serhan, Derar – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
This study used concept maps to investigate the effect of using graphing calculators on students' understanding of the derivative at a point. The study looked for differences between the concept images that are held by students' who are using graphing calculators and the students who are not using them. Seventy one students enrolled in two…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Concept Mapping, Graphing Calculators, Calculus
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Menon, Ramakrishnan – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
Sixty four preservice teachers taking a mathematics methods class for middle schools were given 3 math problems: multiply a three digit number by a two digit number; divide a whole number by a fraction; and compare the volume of two cylinders made in different ways from the same rectangular sheet. They were to a) solve them, explaining their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Singh, Parmjit – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
This paper reports selected findings from a study of number sense proficiency of students aged 13 to 16 years in a state in Malaysia. A total of 1756 students, from thirteen schools in a state in Malaysia participated in this study. A majority (74.9%) of these students obtained an A grade for their respective year-end school examinations. The…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Numbers
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Dwyer, Jerry; Moorhouse, Kim; Colwell, Malinda J. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
This paper describes an intervention at the 8th grade level where university mathematics researchers presented a series of lessons on introductory concepts in probability and statistics. Pre- and post-tests, and interviews were conducted to examine whether or not students at this grade level can understand these concepts. Students showed a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Intervention, Grade 8, Probability
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Arizpe, Omar; Dwyer, Jerry; Stevens, Tara – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
A solution to the Rubik's Cube was introduced to an eighth grade mathematics class. The purpose of this study was to determine if an introduction to a solution to the Rubik's Cube could enhance students' problem-solving abilities, increase their general interest in mathematics, and enhance students' problem solving self-efficacy. Pre and Post…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Problem Solving, Grade 8, Problem Sets
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Yeo, Kai Kow Joseph – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
As part of a study on mathematical problem solving of secondary 2 (13- to 14-years old) students in Singapore, 56 Secondary two students from ten secondary schools participated in this study. The purpose of this paper is to explore difficulties faced by 56 Secondary 2 students when solving problems. These interviews were analysed using the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Foreign Countries, Learning Problems, Interviews
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Samo, Mashooque Ali – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
Algebra uses symbols for generalizing arithmetic. These symbols have different meanings and interpretations in different situations. Students have different perceptions about these symbols, letters and signs. Despite the vast research by on the students' difficulties in understanding letters in Algebra, the overall image that emerges from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Word Problems (Mathematics), Algebra, Misconceptions
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