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Chamandar, Fatemeh; Jabbari, Susan; Poorghorban, Maryam; Sarvestani, Maryam Shafiei; Amini, Sahar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Research has highlighted the role of working memory and inhibition on the performance of pupils in mathematics. This study was an attempt to look into the relationship between executive function including working memory capacity and inhibition on the one hand and mathematical abilities on the other. 30 primary school students were selected from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Short Term Memory, Inhibition
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Davis, Lauren Dotson – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This paper discusses a longitudinal study of North Carolina middle level student proficiency levels on standardized assessments since the shift to the Common Core curriculum. Student poverty and its impact on student achievement the focus of this paper, and this study analyzes long-term proficiency trends and while delving into inequity…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Achievement Gap, Poverty
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Baltaci, Serdal; Yildiz, Avni; Özcakir, Bilal – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Previous studies have shown that students, who have high levels of metacognitive awareness, perform better achievement levels than other students. Besides, it can be said that learning styles may affect metacognitive awareness of students. In the literature, studies about metacognition focused on problem solving and learners' mathematical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Yang, Der-Ching; Lin, Yung-Chi – Journal of Education and Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to use calculator-assisted instruction to help two fifth-grade low-achievers learn number sense. The research process includes three stages: (1) pre-test interview to detect what kinds of number sense the students did not have; (2) calculator-assisted instruction to help them develop number sense; and (3) post-test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Hua, Youjia; Lee, David; Stansbery, Samuel; McAfee, James – Journal of Education and Learning, 2014
Modifying task presentation format and providing opportunities to choose are two effective procedures teachers can use to improve academic productivity for students with learning difficulties. Combining the two procedures may result in academic interventions that teachers can use without significantly changing the curriculum. The present study…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Intervention, Test Format, Assignments
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Dahlin, Karin I. E. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
Working Memory (WM) has a central role in learning. It is suggested to be malleable and is considered necessary for several aspects of mathematical functioning. This study investigated whether work with an interactive computerised working memory training programme at school could affect the mathematical performance of young children. Fifty-seven…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Mathematics Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Computer Assisted Instruction