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An investigation into students’ difficulties in numerical problem solving questions in high school biology using a numeracy framework

Scott, Fraser J. (2016) An investigation into students’ difficulties in numerical problem solving questions in high school biology using a numeracy framework. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 4 (2). pp. 115-128. ISSN 2301-251X

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Abstract

The ‘mathematics problem’ is a well-known source of difficulty for students attempting numerical problem solving questions in the context of science education. This paper illuminates this problem from a biology education perspective by invoking Hogan’s numeracy framework. In doing so, this study has revealed that the contextualisation of
mathematics within the domain of biology is not the main source of difficulty for students but rather more fundamental mathematical skills

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Fraser Scott
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 12:47
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/32658

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