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Adkins, Michael; Noyes, Andrew – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The mathematical preparedness of science undergraduates has been a subject of debate for some time. This paper investigates the relationship between school mathematics attainment and degree outcomes in biology and chemistry across England, a much larger scale of analysis than has hitherto been reported in the literature. A unique dataset which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Biology, Chemistry
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Wang, Yuqian; Barmby, Patrick; Bolden, David – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study describes a comparison of how worked examples in selected textbooks from England and Shanghai presented possible learning trajectories towards understanding linear function. Six selected English textbooks and one Shanghai compulsory textbook were analysed with regards to the understanding required for pure mathematics knowledge in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Mathematics, Comparative Analysis
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Dreher, Anika; Kuntze, Sebastian; Lerman, Stephen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Dealing with multiple representations and their connections plays a key role for learners to build up conceptual knowledge in the mathematics classroom. Hence, professional knowledge and views of mathematics teachers regarding the use of multiple representations certainly merit attention. In particular, investigating such views of preservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper investigates the factors that influence 15-year-old students' intentions to study physics post-16, when it is no longer compulsory. The analysis is based on the year 10 (age, 15¬†years) responses of 5,034 students from 137 England schools as learners of physics during the academic year 2008-2009. Factor analyses uncovered a range of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Factor Analysis, Family Environment
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Nah, Kwi-Ok – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The pedagogical practices of mathematics education for young children in English and Korean pre-schools were compared through analyses of interviews with practitioners, observations of classroom activities and an examination of documents related to the planning and implementation of mathematics education. Practitioners in both countries used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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Newton, Douglas P.; Newton, Lynn D. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
If children are engaged in science lessons, their learning is likely to be better and, in the long term, careers in science and technology will remain open. Given that attitudes can develop early and be difficult to change, it is important for teachers of younger children to know how to foster engagement in science. This study identified what a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Science Education
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Noyes, Andrew; Wake, Geoff; Drake, Pat – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
This paper explores the potential impact of a national pilot initiative in England aimed at increasing and widening participation in advanced mathematical study through the creation of a new qualification for 16- to 18-year-olds. This proposed qualification pathway--"Use of Mathematics"--sits in parallel with long-established,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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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