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Ke, Fengfeng; M. Clark, Kathleen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
This mixed-method study aims to explore the feasibility of using the game-based, multimodal representation of mathematical problems to support middle school students' practice and performance of math problem representation and solving. A three-dimensional architectural simulation game, called E-Rebuild, was developed to engage students in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Educational Games, Problem Solving
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Arican, Muhammet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigated preservice middle school mathematics teachers' (PSTs) understanding of proportional and nonproportional relationships and their abilities to differentiate these relationships from each other. The PSTs' abilities to interpret and represent proportional and nonproportional situations and solution strategies were also…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Multiplication, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Ke, Fengfeng; Clark, Kathleen M.; Uysal, Seyda – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
In this design-based research project, we investigated how and to what extent participating in architectural building and problem solving via a simulation game-based learning platform (called E-Rebuild) would facilitate mathematical practices of middle-school students in the informal learning setting. This study encompasses 2 iterative design…
Descriptors: Architecture, Educational Games, Building Design, Mathematics Education
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Huang, Po-Sheng; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to examine possible gender differences in how junior high school students integrate printed texts and diagrams while solving science problems. We proposed the response style hypothesis and the spatial working memory hypothesis to explain possible gender differences in the integration process. Eye-tracking…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Gender Differences, Eye Movements, Problem Solving
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Lee, Shin-Yi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between both 9th-grade and 1st-year undergraduate students' use of "look back" strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, the difference in their use of look back strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, and the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, College Freshmen, Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Huang, Neng-Tang Norman; Chiu, Li-Jia; Hong, Jon-Chao – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The strong humanistic and ethics-oriented philosophy of Confucianism tends to lead people influenced by these principles to undervalue the importance of hands-on practice and creativity in education. GreenMech, a science and technology contest, was implemented to encourage real-world, hands-on problem solving in an attempt to mitigate this effect.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Junior High School Students
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Calderón-Tena, Carlos O.; Caterino, Linda C. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study assessed the relation between long-term memory retrieval and mathematics calculation and mathematics problem solving achievement among elementary, middle, and high school students in nationally representative sample of US students, when controlling for fluid and crystallized intelligence, short-term memory, and processing speed. As…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Long Term Memory, Mathematics, Problem Solving
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Yu, Kuang-Chao; Fan, Szu-Chun; Lin, Kuen-Yi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Problem solving is often challenging for students because they do not understand the problem-solving process (PSP). This study presents a three-stage, context-based, problem-solving, learning activity that involves watching detective films, constructing a context-simulation activity, and introducing a project design to enable students to construct…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Skill Development, Context Effect, Learning Activities
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Dolev, Sarit; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study analyzes six seventh grade Israeli mathematics textbooks, examining (1) the extent to which students are required to justify and explain their mathematical work, and (2) whether students are asked to justify a mathematical claim that is stated by the textbook or a mathematical claim that they themselves generated when solving a problem.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Research
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Lin, John Jr-Hung; Lin, Sunny S. J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The present study investigated (a) whether the perceived cognitive load was different when geometry problems with various levels of configuration comprehension were solved and (b) whether eye movements in comprehending geometry problems showed sources of cognitive loads. In the first investigation, three characteristics of geometry configurations…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Geometry, Comprehension