### Abstract

Language | English |
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Pages | 115-128 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education |

Volume | 4 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 1 Apr 2016 |

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### Keywords

- numeracy
- problem solving
- biology education
- mathematical deficiency
- mathematics problem

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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.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - An investigation into students' difficulties in numerical problem solving questions in high school biology using a numeracy framework

AU - Scott, Fraser J.

PY - 2016/4/1

Y1 - 2016/4/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - numeracy

KW - problem solving

KW - biology education

KW - mathematical deficiency

KW - mathematics problem

UR - http://scimath.net/

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 115

EP - 128

IS - 2

ER -