CALL FOR PAPERS

CERTIFICATE

IMPACT FACTOR 2018

Subject Area

  • Life Sciences / Biology
  • Architecture / Building Management
  • Asian Studies
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics & Finance
  • Engineering / Acoustics
  • Environmental Science
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • General Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology & Nanoscience
  • Nonlinear Science
  • Chaos & Dynamical Systems
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences & Humanities

Why Us? >>

  • Open Access
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Rapid Publication
  • Life time hosting
  • Free promotion service
  • Free indexing service
  • More citations
  • Search engine friendly

Plagiarism Detection

IJCR is following an instant policy on rejection those received papers with plagiarism rate of more than 20%. So, All of authors and contributors must check their papers before submission to making assurance of following our anti-plagiarism policies.

Structure Sense in Solving Equations-Gender Differences

Author: 
Ronit Bassan-Cincinatus and Ravit Feldman
Subject Area: 
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Abstract: 

The present study aims to explore whether there are gender-oriented differences in learners' performance when solving equations which require the application of a structure sense. In mathematics one can identify that learners lack a competence of logical observation of algebraic expressions. This deficiency results in the learners' technical approach to exercises, the time they require for obtaining the solution, numerous errors and difficulty in finding the solution. This absent competence is called 'the structure sense'. When studying algebra in high school, this is manifested by the inability to identify a familiar structure in its simplest form, deal with an algebraic expression comprised as a unit as well as identify a familiar structure in its more complex way so that it can be effectively substituted. Gender-oriented studies attest to gaps between the sexes in mathematics. The research population consisted of 48 pupils, 23 boys and 25 girls, learning in the 10th grade. The research instrument comprised six mathematical questions, all of them could be effectively solved by means of a structure sense, except for one question which did not require a structure sense for its solution. Findings of the present research illustrate that the success rates are not particularly high. In most questions, the boys' rate of correct answers exceeds that of the girls. Moreover, there are differences in the choice of solution strategy. The girls opt for the safe and familiar technical way whereas the boys tend to apply an algorithm, namely the effective solution method. It is recommended integrating in the teaching process the strategy of searching special features in the questions in addition to the common algorithms studied in mathematics lessons. As part of a systematic teaching programme, it is advised adding to each study chapter several special questions in order to develop the pupils' appropriate competences.

PDF file: 

IJMCE RECOMMENDATION

ONLINE PAYPAL PAYMENT

CURRENT ISSUE

NEWS

CHIEF EDITOR

Rosane Cavalcante Fragoso, Brasil

ASSOCIATE CHIEF EDITOR

   

Jean-Marc SABATIER
Chief Scientific Officer and Head of a Research Group
France

Advantages of IJCR

  • Rapid Publishing
  • Professional publishing practices
  • Indexing in leading database
  • High level of citation
  • High Qualitiy reader base
  • High level author suport

EDITORIAL BOARD

Luai Farhan Zghair
Iraq
Hasan Ali Abed Al-Zu’bi
Jordanian
Fredrick OJIJA
Tanzanian
Firuza M. Tursunkhodjaeva
Uzbekistan
Faraz Ahmed Farooqi
Saudi Arabia
Eric Randy Reyes Politud
Philippines
Elsadig Gasoom FadelAlla Elbashir
Sudan
Eapen, Asha Sarah
United State
Dr.Arun Kumar A
India
Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Pakistan
Dr. SHAHERA S.PATEL
India
Dr. Ruchika Khanna
India
Dr. Recep TAS
Turkey
Dr. Rasha Ali Eldeeb
Egypt
Dr. Pralhad Kanhaiyalal Rahangdale
India
DR. PATRICK D. CERNA
Philippines
Dr. Nicolas Padilla- Raygoza
Mexico
Dr. Mustafa Y. G. Younis
Libiya
Dr. Muhammad shoaib Ahmedani
Saudi Arabia
DR. MUHAMMAD ISMAIL MOHMAND
United State
DR. MAHESH SHIVAJI CHAVAN
India
DR. M. ARUNA
India
Dr. Lim Gee Nee
Malaysia
Dr. Jatinder Pal Singh Chawla
India
DR. IRAM BOKHARI
Pakistan
Dr. FARHAT NAZ RAHMAN
Pakistan
Dr. Devendra kumar Gupta
India
Dr. ASHWANI KUMAR DUBEY
India
Dr. Ali Seidi
Iran
Dr. Achmad Choerudin
Indonesia
Dr Ashok Kumar Verma
India
Thi Mong Diep NGUYEN
France
Dr. Muhammad Akram
Pakistan
Dr. Imran Azad
Oman
Dr. Meenakshi Malik
India
Aseel Hadi Hamzah
Iraq
Anam Bhatti
Malaysia
Md. Amir Hossain
Bangladesh
Ahmet İPEKÇİ
Turkey
Mirzadi Gohari
Iran