### 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.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 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 |

Externally published | Yes |