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Hallman-Thrasher, Allyson; Connor, Jeff; Sturgill, Derek – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper presents the findings of a group of teacher candidates with undergraduate degrees in a STEM discipline who were followed through an intensive 1-year preparation program and their 1st year of teaching. We report on the affordances and challenges participants' discipline knowledge presented to developing pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Rollinde, E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The Human Orrery is a representation of the Solar System at a human scale, on which positions of planets over time are symbolized by different discs. Learners can then walk along the orbits of the planets with the right pace. This pedagogical tool uses the principles of enacted cognition to promote a better understanding of the scientific laws of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Erkek, Özlem; Isiksal Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature of global argumentation structures of prospective middle school mathematics teachers in a technology enhanced environment. A qualitative case study was conducted with 8 participants from an Elementary Mathematics Education undergraduate program of one of the public universities in Ankara.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Puckett, Christina; Marchand, Gwen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Stereotype threat theory (STT) presents a potential explanation for differences in achievement in math and science for women. Specifically, STT postulates that the perceived risk of confirming a negative stereotype about an individual's identity group acts as a psychological burden that negatively impacts performance. This study is the third in a…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Science Achievement, Biology
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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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Kosiol, Timo; Rach, Stefanie; Ufer, Stefan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Students' personal interest is hypothesized to be an important resource for learning, but only a few empirical studies have investigated the effect of interest on academic achievement and motivational outcomes of university studies. This lack of empirical studies is remarkable, because inadequate individual prerequisites are considered one reason…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Mathematics Instruction, College Students, College Mathematics
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Lee, Eun-Jung; Lee, Kyeong-Hwa; Park, Minsun – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study focuses on developing the abilities of preservice secondary mathematics teachers to modify mathematical tasks through noticing-oriented activities. To this end, the study designs three phases for Noticing-Oriented Task Modification Activity (NOTMA) and applies it to preservice secondary mathematics teachers. It investigates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Markelz, Andrew M.; Cozad, Lauren E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Writing is recognized as a critical skill in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields, as it provides opportunities for individuals to think critically about learned information, integrate knowledge, communicate understanding, and contribute new information to the field. Requirements for applying mathematical knowledge to writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Content Area Writing, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Stoffelsma, Lieke; Spooren, Wilbert – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study reports on a conceptual model that provides insight into the relationship between English reading proficiency and academic performance of first-year science and mathematics university students in Ghana, and an empirical test of that model. Longitudinal data were acquired from a sample of 133 students. Using three different mediation…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Schultz, Madeleine; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The successful transition from high school to tertiary chemistry studies relies on a student's ability to transfer prior understanding since many topics are extended during first year general chemistry. It was therefore of interest to investigate the perspectives of high school and tertiary teachers regarding which topics and concepts they…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry
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García-Carmona, Antonio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This article presents a qualitative descriptive-interpretive study about the abilities of pre-service primary science teachers (PPTs) to solve a measurement problem put to them as an activity of scientific inquiry. The participants in the study were 23 PPTs receiving training in science teaching, organized into small groups to solve the proposed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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Di Martino, Pietro; Gregorio, Francesca – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Tertiary transition in mathematics appears to be an insurmountable struggle for many students, including for high achievers in secondary school. The high dropout rates in many Western Countries represent a big issue from an individual and social point of view. It appears particularly significant to analyse this phenomenon in the context of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, College Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Komatsu, Kotaro; Jones, Keith – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Task design is increasingly recognised as crucial for enhancing student learning of mathematics. Even so, and despite the significance of mathematical activity related to proofs and counterexamples in school mathematics, the task design principles underpinning students' success in proof-related activity remains under-explored in mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities, Validity, Mathematical Logic
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Wei, Bing; Chen, Sitong; Chen, Bo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Through a questionnaire survey, this study aims to investigate the contributions of different sources in developing science teachers' practical knowledge of teaching with practical work. The framework of this study is based on the conceptualization of PCK and ten possible sources of science teachers' PCK related to teaching with practical work.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Knowledge Level, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Huang, Tien-Chi; Lin, Weijane; Yueh, Hsiu-Ping – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Environmental education is intended to increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and enhance individuals' problem-solving and decision-making skills by tackling problems in the real world. "Maker education," on the contrary, mostly relies on "problem-based" and "project-based learning"…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Creative Thinking, Creativity, Problem Solving
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