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Wei, Bing; Ou, Yitong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, in the Greater China Region, have similar yet different educational systems and curriculum standards, and each has performed well in international tests for science achievement. Using revised Bloom's taxonomy, this study analyzed and explored the similarities and differences among these four Chinese…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Standards, Junior High School Students
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Chen, Chin-Sung; Lin, Jing-Wen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study explored how a 2-year, maker-centered science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project-based learning (M-STEM-PjBL) curriculum aimed at leading students to be makers changed students, science teachers, and a rural middle school in Taiwan, where teachers were stressed due to the low birth rate and low grades in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Shared Resources and Services, STEM Education
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Lee, Eric Monsu; Ginting, Silvia; Smith, Thomas J.; Kraft, Carol – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The purposes of this qualitative case study were to describe the design and the development of a maker-centered learning environment and curriculum by an interdisciplinary team, and to explore how an after-school program that incorporated Maker education and scientific argumentation influenced middle school youths' attitudes toward science in the…
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, STEM Education, Scientific Attitudes, Middle School Students
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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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Tas, Yasemin; Aksoy, Gökhan; Cengiz, Ekrem – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates the effect of design-based science (DBS) instruction on students' learning of electrical energy and students' metacognitive strategy use in science. Two classes of seventh-grade students participated in the study. DBS instruction was used in the treatment group, while the comparison group was taught the unit with…
Descriptors: Design, Science Education, Science Instruction, Energy
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Gómez, David Maximiliano; Dartnell, Pablo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The present study uses a short, computerized task to investigate individual differences among middle school students in terms of the intuitions and strategies that they use to compare fractions. To tap into their intuitions about fractions, students were presented with pairs of fractions on the screen for a limited time of 10 s. Fraction pairs to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Fractions, Mathematics Instruction
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Uchida, Akitoshi; Mori, Kazuo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
International surveys repeatedly showed that Japanese children were good at mathematics but disliking it. We hypothesized there were a considerable number of "fake math-dislikes" among Japanese students who claimed they disliked mathematics explicitly but accepted it implicitly. To examine this hypothesis, we administered questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Junior High School Students
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Romance, Nancy; Vitale, Michael – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Reported are the results of a multiyear study in which reading comprehension and writing were integrated within an in-depth science instructional model (Science IDEAS) in daily 1.5 to 2 h daily lessons on a schoolwide basis in grades 3-4-5. Multilevel (HLM7) achievement findings showed the experimental intervention resulted in significant and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Models, Scientific Literacy, Science Achievement
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English, Lyn D. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Navigating the current STEM agendas and debates is complex and challenging. Perspectives on the nature of STEM education and how it should be implemented without losing discipline integrity, approaches to incorporating the arts (STEAM) and how equity in access to STEM education can be increased are just a few of the many issues faced by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Middle Schools
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Yemen-Karpuzcu, Seçil; Ulusoy, Fadime; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study investigated the covariational reasoning abilities of prospective middle school mathematics teachers in a task about dynamic functional events involving two simultaneously changing quantities in an individual process and also in a peer interaction process. The focus was the ways in which prospective teachers' covariational reasoning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Peer Relationship
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Demiray, Esra; Isiksal Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purposes of this study are to investigate Turkish pre-service middle school mathematics teachers' ability in conducting valid proofs for statements regarding numbers and algebra in terms of their year of enrollment in a teacher education program, to determine the proof methods used in their valid proofs, and to examine the reasons for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Korur, Fikret; Efe, Gülfem; Erdogan, Fisun; Tunç, Berna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The aim of this 2-group study was to investigate the following question: Are there significant differences between scaffolded design-based learning controlled using 7 forms and teacher-directed instruction methods for the toy crane project on grade 7 students' posttest scores on the simple machines achievement test, attitude toward simple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Zajkov, Oliver; Gegovska-Zajkova, Sonja; Mitrevski, Boce – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
A physics textbook for the 8th grade was analyzed, in particular the section on the interaction between electric current and magnetic field. The textbook is written in the Macedonian language, but is translated into Albanian, Serbian, and Turkish, which provides an opportunity to influence a larger population of children, in a larger ethnic area.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Misconceptions, Physics, Science Instruction
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Eymur, Gülüzar; Geban, Ömer – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach instruction on ninth-grade students' understanding in chemical bonding concepts compared to traditional instruction. Seventy-two ninth-grade students from two intact chemistry classes taught by the same teacher in a public high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Chemistry
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Smart, Julie B.; Alston, Daniel M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The current study, involving 219 teachers and 15,292 students, examined the relationship between teacher participation in a sustained professional development intervention designed to improve the quantity and quality of guided inquiry-based instruction in middle school science classrooms and subsequent student academic growth. Utilizing a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Academic Achievement
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