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Ayan, Rukiye; Isiksal Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In this study, we investigate sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students' achievement in nonlinear (quadratic or cubic) proportional problems regarding length, area, and volume of enlarged figures. In addition, we examine students' solution strategies for the problems and obstacles that prevent students from answering the problems correctly by…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry
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Park, Do-Yong; Park, Mi-Hwa; Bates, Alan B. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This case study explores young children's understanding and application of the concept of volume through the practices of engineering design in a STEM activity. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. However, engineering stands out as a challenging area to implement. In addition, most early engineering education…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Engineering Education, Geometry, Design
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Eshach, Haim; Kukliansky, Ida – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The present study uses the intuitive rules theory as a framework to examine whether some of the difficulties in dealing with errors and uncertainties observed among students in the university physics laboratory can stem from their use of intuitive rules. The study also examines the relationship between the use of intuitive rules and laboratory…
Descriptors: Physics, Engineering Education, Error of Measurement, Error Patterns
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Berti, Anna Emilia; Barbetta, Valentina; Toneatti, Laura – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study examines how third-graders' conceptions about the origin of species are affected by formal instruction and whether children can learn not only about evolution but also about natural selection. We interviewed the same group of third-grade children (8-9 years old) twice, before and after following a curriculum about these topics.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Govender, Nadaraj – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper explores final-year physical sciences preservice teachers' religious and scientific views regarding the origin of the universe and life. Data was obtained from 10 preservice teachers from individual in-depth interviews conducted at the end of the Science Method module. Their viewpoints were analyzed using coding, sorting, and…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; García-González, María del Socorro – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Little research in the field of Mathematics Education is directed towards emotions of students beyond their emotions in problem-solving. In particular, the daily emotions of students in a mathematics class have been sparsely studied in the field of mathematics education. In order to fill this gap, this qualitative research aims to identify high…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, High School Students
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Tesfamariam, Gebrekidan Mebrahtu; Lykknes, Annette; Kvittingen, Lise – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In theory, practical work is an established part of university-level chemistry courses. However, mainly due to budget constraints, large class size, time constraints and inadequate teacher preparations, practical activities are frequently left out from chemistry classroom instruction in most developing countries. Small-scale chemistry (SSC)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Control Groups
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Barahmand, Ali – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In this article, attempts were made to examine students' thinking about the concepts of infinity and their ideas about transiting from finite to infinite states through the concept of limits of sequences. The participants included 78 senior high-school students ranging in age between 17 and 19 years old. The data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, High School Students, Questionnaires
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Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bossé, Michael J.; Chandler, Kayla – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
When establishing connections among representations of associated mathematical concepts, students encounter different difficulties and successes along the way. The purpose of this study was to uncover information about and gain greater insight into how student processes connections. Pre-calculus students were observed and interviewed while…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra, Graphs
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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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Hatisaru, Vesife; Erbas, Ayhan Kursat – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential interrelationships between teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) the function concept and their students' learning outcomes of this concept. Data were collected from two teachers teaching in a vocational high school and their students through a function concept test for teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Waller, Patrice Parker; Maxwell, Kori L. H. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study explored similarities and differences in mathematics teaching and learning between public and private schools in post-apartheid South Africa. These conditions are viewed through the perceptions of mathematics teachers who navigate these two distinct spaces. This investigation was conducted during a cultural immersion component of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Tiruneh, Dawit Tibebu; De Cock, Mieke; Weldeslassie, Ataklti G.; Elen, Jan; Janssen, Rianne – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Although the development of critical thinking (CT) is a major goal of science education, adequate emphasis has not been given to the measurement of CT skills in specific science domains such as physics. Recognizing that adequately assessing CT implies the assessment of both domain-specific and domain-general CT skills, this study reports on the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Science Education, Physics, Magnets
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Dudu, Washington Takawira – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper explores the experiences of 37 physical science high school teachers who participated in a professional development (PD) programme coordinated by three Experimento multipliers. The Experimento programme is a Siemens Stiftung international educational programme aimed at providing didactic and methodological approaches to classroom…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Sciences, Science Teachers
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Tytler, Russell; Symington, David; Cripps Clark, John – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
There is growing interest, worldwide, in collaboration between schools and community organisations in contributing to and enriching school science programs, yet such collaborations are inadequately understood. This paper reports data from an Australian study designed to probe the views of members of the community who have participated in a broad…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Science Programs, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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