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Korpershoek, Hanke; Kuyper, Hans; van der Werf, Greetje – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Word problems are math- or science-related problems presented in the context of a story or real-life scenario. Literature suggests that, to solve these problems, advanced reading skills are required, in addition to content-related skills in, for example, mathematics. In the present study, we investigated the relation between students' reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Zhu, Yan; Leung, Frederick K. S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
The importance of motivation in learning has been widely recognized. However, due to its multidimensional and complex nature, it appears difficult to synthesize research findings on motivation across studies. Heated debates about the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on learning and their interaction have been going on since the terms…
Descriptors: Asians, Incentives, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement