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Ng, Betsy L. L.; Liu, W. C.; Wang, John C. K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The present study focused on an in-depth understanding of student motivation and self-regulated learning in mathematics and science through cluster analysis. It examined the different learning profiles of motivational beliefs and self-regulatory strategies in relation to perceived teacher autonomy support, basic psychological needs (i.e. autonomy,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Mathematics Instruction, Multivariate Analysis, Science Instruction
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Fulmer, Gavin W. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the validity of 2 proposed learning progressions on the force concept when tested using items from the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). This is the first study to compare students' performance with respect to learning progressions both for force and motion and for Newton's third law in parallel. It is also among the first studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Chen, Qian – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
In this study, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2007 data were used to build mathematics achievement models of fourth graders in two East Asian school systems: Hong Kong and Singapore. In each school system, eight variables at student level and nine variables at school/class level were incorporated to build an achievement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 4, Mathematics Tests
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Suhl, Ute; Döhrmann, Martina – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
The "Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics" assessed the knowledge of primary and lower-secondary teachers at the end of their training. The large-scale assessment represented the common denominator of what constitutes mathematics content knowledge and mathematics pedagogical content knowledge in the 16 participating…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education
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Hsieh, Feng-Jui; Wong, Khoon Yoong; Wang, Ting-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This study investigates the similarities and differences of mathematics-related teaching competencies between the future secondary school teachers of Taiwan and Singapore by using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), organized by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Competency Testing, Comparative Education
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Wang, Ze; Osterlind, Steven J.; Bergin, David A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
Using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2003 data, this study built mathematics achievement models of 8th graders in four countries: the USA, Russia, Singapore and South Africa. These 4 countries represent the full spectrum of mathematics achievement. In addition, they represent 4 continents, and they include 2 countries…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Models, Mathematics Tests, Grade 8
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Kaur, Berinderjeet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
This paper explores the nature and source of mathematics homework and teachers' and students' perspectives about the role of mathematics homework. The subjects of the study are three grade 8 mathematics teachers and 115 of their students. Data from field notes, teacher interviews and student questionnaire are analysed using qualitative methods.…
Descriptors: Homework, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Crowley, Julianne; Yung, Benny H. W.; Cheong, Irene P.-A.; Othman, Jazilah – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This paper reports on the understanding of three key conceptual categories relating to the kinetic particle theory: (1) intermolecular spacing in solids, liquids and gases, (2) changes of state and intermolecular forces and (3) diffusion in liquids and gases, amongst 148 high school students from Brunei, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore using 11…
Descriptors: Kinetics, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation
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Jiang, Chunlian; Chua, Boon Liang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This paper presents the results obtained from a study comparing the strategies used by 1,070 Chinese students and 1,002 Singaporean students from primary grade 6 to secondary year 2 in solving three fraction-related problems. It is part of the author's Ph.D. study, which involves more word problems on speed. The Chinese students performed better…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Word Problems (Mathematics), Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students
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Chen, Jung Chih; Reys, Barbara J.; Reys, Robert E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study analyzes measurement learning expectations involving area and volume in grades 1-8 across several U.S. states and high-performing TIMSS Asian countries, including Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. Based on a review of official curriculum documents, results of this study indicate that the mathematics content, grade placement, and cognitive…
Descriptors: Measurement, Elementary School Students, Expectation, Standards
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Taber, Keith S.; Tan, Kim Chwee Daniel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
This paper describes findings from a study to explore Singapore A-level (Grades 11 and 12, 16-19 yr old) students' understanding of ionisation energy, an abstract and complex topic that is featured in school chemistry courses. Previous research had reported that students in the United Kingdom commonly use alternative notions based on the perceived…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Lim-Teo, Suat Khoh; Chua, Kwee Gek; Cheang, Wai Kwong; Yeo, Joseph K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
Mathematics pedagogical content knowledge (MPCK) of teachers cannot be easily defined but is a complex concept integrating generic pedagogical knowledge, mathematics teaching methodology as well as knowledge of the discipline of mathematics. It is the objective of mathematics methodology courses in teacher preparation programmes to begin the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction
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Ng, Wee Leng – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
Ancient Chinese mathematics has been the focus of many research studies and scholarly works from a historical perspective. However, no move has been made to investigate its role in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This pilot study examined the effects of an Ancient Chinese Mathematics Enrichment Programme (ACMEP) on the academic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries