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60 Great Internet Sites for Math, Reading, and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book rates 60 selected Web sites that focus on three core K-12 content areas--math, reading, and language arts. The introduction summarizes the quality criteria for the site ratings and selection, lists recommended software and plug-ins for viewing Web sites, provides tips on Internet navigation, and offers guidelines for Internet safety. The…

Treadwell, Mark

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Recent Research in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and the Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is consensus in the United States that schools are not succeeding. This paper presents recent research in mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and the arts to discuss ways in which to improve instruction and learning in these areas. Featured topics include cooperative learning, problem solving, use of technology, whole…

Novello, Mary K.

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Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts Achievement of High School Students in Complete Programs of Agriscience Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this descriptive and comparative study was to describe the academic achievement of FFA members in a complete program of agriscience at Jackson County Comprehensive High School (JCCHS). A secondary purpose was to compare science, math, social studies and language arts achievement of senior agriscience students\\/FFA members to the achievement of all seniors at JCCHS. The findings indicate

Todd Shultz; Dennis W. Duncan; John C. Ricketts; Ray V. Herren

2007-01-01

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Poverty, Race, and Foreign Language Immersion: Predictors of Math and English Language Arts Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a French immersion program in Louisiana, highlighting indications that students in the program are scoring higher on the state's mandated standardized tests than students in the district not participating in the program. Attempting to overcome deficits in language immersion research using testing and demographic data from a large sample…

Caldas, Stephen J.; Boudreaux, Nicole

1999-01-01

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NSDL English Language Arts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NSDL English Language Arts collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality math resources that have been related to the English Language Arts Science and Technical Standards. These resources are selected from the larger NSDL collection and other trusted providers, and organized by grade level and domain area.

2012-06-04

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Math in Art or Art in Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The concept of integrating mathematics and art course work broadens an appreciation of the connection between the two. Although calculations and getting the right answer have traditionally been the focus of mathematics at the secondary level, other topics have recently begun to be addressed, such as mathographics, or the relationship between art

Biller, Jerry

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Infusing the Arts into Literacy and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools that are integrating the arts into literacy, math, and other core subjects are dispelling the notion that there's an either-or choice in education--either you focus on literacy and math or you provide a well-rounded curriculum in the arts and other subjects. Crayola grant-recipient schools are demonstrating that you can do both--and end up…

Principal, 2012

2012-01-01

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Math Language. Math in Action. Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook was designed as an easy-to-read, slower-paced text for students who have learning, reading, and language problems. As one of five workbooks to aid low achievers in problem solving, it focuses on language skills needed to read mathematical problems. Students learn to recognize and use a basic vocabulary of mathematical words, symbols,…

Echaore, Susan D.; Roderman, Winifred Ho

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Math Instruction for English Language Learners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this article, Kristina Robertson, details the difficulties that English Language Learners (ELLs) may have in mathematics. She explains the importance of teaching math vocabulary, providing background knowledge, and using technology. She provides teaching suggestions and links to helpful resources. A related resource by Brenda Krick-Morales, Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems, is cataloged separately and linked from this article.

Robertson, Kristina

2009-01-01

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Finding Language in the Language Arts: Towards "Cognitive Language Arts."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The language arts are constructed like a doughnut or a bagel, so that at their center where there might be something, there is instead a hole--emptiness. The dominant approach to understanding the nature of language--generative grammar--does not suggest a center for the language arts. An alternative approach to language and mind is "cognitive…

Chametzky, Robert A.

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LANGUAGE ARTS LABORATORY.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE LANGUAGE ARTS LABORATORY WAS ESTABLISHED TO IMPROVE READING ABILITY AND OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS SKILLS AS AN AID IN THE PREVENTION OF DROPOUTS. THE LABORATORY WAS OPERATED ON A SUMMER SCHEDULE WITH A FLEXIBLE PROGRAM OF FROM 45 MINUTES TO 2 1/2 HOURS DAILY. ALL PUPILS WERE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO IMPROVE THEIR READING…

ROBERTS, HERMESE E.

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Defining the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Basic Education" presents articles that discuss, respectively, defining the language arts, an agenda for English, the benefits of two languages, a new teacher (presently teaching English in a foreign country) looking ahead, and the Shaker Fellowships awarded by the school district in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Articles in the journal…

Barth, Patte, Ed.

1994-01-01

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The integration of science process skills in elementary science, math, and language arts: A case study of the effect upon student science achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the student science achievement results related to the infusion of an elementary process science program into a rural\\/suburban school district which had already implemented a process curricula in language arts and mathematics. It ascertained trends in student science content and process skill achievement during the four years following the curricular innovation. The investigative method employed a comprehensive

Craig John Tice

1999-01-01

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Reading, Language Arts & Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the following papers on educational technology issues related to reading, language arts, and literacy: (1) "The Infusion of Technology into a Teacher Education Course: Issues and Strategies" (Mary Ann Kolloff); (2) "Project READ: Developing Online Course Materials for a Reading Methods Class" (Judith A. Crowe); (3) "Reading…

Matthew, Kathy, Ed.

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Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades K-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 10 percent of the students in our nation's public schools are English language learners, and this number grows each year. Many of these students are falling behind in math. "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades K-2" outlines the challenges ELL students face when learning math and provides a wealth of specific…

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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Dale Chihuly: An Inspiration in Art, Science, and Math!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Connecting students to the arts in a concrete way can be an effective teaching tool. In this article, the author describes how Dale Chihuly's "Hart Window," which features hand-blown glass disks affixed to the framework of the window, can be an inspiration for interdisciplinary connections in art, science and math. (Contains 4 online resources.)

Hubbert, Beth

2009-01-01

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Math = male, me = female, therefore math ? me  

Microsoft Academic Search

College students, especially women, demonstrated negativity toward math and science relative to arts and language on implicit measures. Group membership (being female), group identity (self female), and gender stereotypes (math male) were related to attitudes and identification with mathematics. Stronger implicit math male stereotypes corresponded with more negative implicit and explicit math attitudes for women but more positive attitudes for

Brian A. Nosek; Mahzarin R. Banaji; Anthony G. Greenwald

2002-01-01

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Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…

Westphal, Laurie E.

2007-01-01

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Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom. Reproducibles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains information on a wide range of books for interdisciplinary teaching and makes connections with science, math, language, social studies, music, and art. The items referenced contain book summaries, lists of objectives, ideas for connecting the subjects taught in elementary and middle school, field and classroom activities,…

Pottle, Jean; Rutley, Mary

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ESL Language Arts Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a collection of activities to help ESL students strengthen language skills. Play this game to practice the alphabet. Reading Games Click on the watermelon picture to play ABCD Watermelon Play these games to practice abc order. ABC Order game Whackamole Play these games for reading practice. Click here then . . . Click on the first lion picture and play "Fuzzy Lion Ears" to practice the first sounds ...

Mrs.mikesell

2008-09-15

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K-6: Language Arts Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are a list of links and activities about language arts. K-2 RESOURCES Starfall ABC s Interactives (UEN) Listening Interactives (UEN) Reading Interactives (UEN) Words Interactives (UEN) Writing Interactives (UEN) Dolch Sight Vocabulary Student Interactives (ReadWriteThink) 3-6 RESOURCES Language Arts (UEN) Student Interactives (ReadWriteThink) TEACHER/PARENT RESOURCES ReadWriteThink iwrite ONLINE REFERENCE Pioneer Library- This site is all about online information and it DOESN'T have ads!! World Book is an encyclopedia but it also has a dictionary and an atlas. Almanac (Fact Monster) Atlas (Fact Monster) Dictionary (Fact Monster) Encyclopedia (Fact Monster) Thesaurus (Fact Monster) Visual Thesaurus ...

B, Miss

2011-11-16

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Integrating Reading and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrating reading and language arts at all levels is the focus of this journal issue. The articles and their authors are as follows: "Reading and Writing: Close Relatives or Distant Cousins" (Kathryn A. Koch); "The Reading-Writing Relationship: Myths and Realities" (Timothy Shanahan); "The Classroom Teacher as an Action Researcher: Beginning…

French, Michael P., Ed.; Elford, Shirley J., Ed.

1986-01-01

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Preparing College Teachers To Integrate Math and Language Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project to develop special training materials to introduce college teachers to the math-language approach is reported. The materials link language learning techniques to mathematics concept formation and are intended for teachers of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. Specialists in both fields produced a three-part training package…

Miami-Dade Community Coll. District, FL.

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Recent Trends in the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers need to stay abreast of the latest trends in the language arts to offer an updated curriculum. The language arts areas are vital in each academic discipline and integrate well with diverse subject matter areas. Some common trends when reading the literature on teaching the language arts are: portfolios; journaling; computerized reading…

Ediger, Marlow

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Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts: Cinderella, Cinderella, Cinderella! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Fanny vs. Cinderella [and] Science: Animals of the Ocean [and] Science and Social Studies: Weather or Climate? [and] Social Studies/Science/Language Arts/Mathematics: Rivers in America [and] Social Studies/Foreign Language: Bon Voyage!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides lesson plans for grades two and four to five reading/language arts, grade two science, grades three to five science/social studies, grade five language arts/math/science/social studies, and grades five to seven social studies/French. Lists resources and discusses library skills, subject objectives, instructional roles, activities,…

Lee, Betsey; Bailey, Annette; Rechkemmer, Rhonda; Hedrick, Judy; Stavarz, Jamie M.

1998-01-01

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Theatre Arts as Part of the Language Arts Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contributors to this monograph have combined theatre arts theory and practice into brief suggestions for classroom teachers of language arts. The various sections cover the following areas: basic assumptions about teaching and studying theatre arts; pantomime, improvisation, and characterization; design and technology in theatre, including…

Halliday, Mina Gail, Ed.; Potts, Norman B., Ed.

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Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 10 percent of the students in our nation's public schools are English language learners, and this number grows each year. Many of these students are falling behind in math. "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 3-5" outlines the challenges ELL students face when learning math and provides a wealth of specific…

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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Language Arts Activities for Teaching About Aging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five teachers developed and tested creative, subtle approaches to the use of aging-related source material in language arts activities, an effort which resulted in this volume of 14 self-contained activities. These activities have been successfully field-tested in junior or senior high school classes, resulting in gains in language arts skills,…

Kavanagh, Dennis; And Others

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Developing Voice through the Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book shows prospective teachers how to use the language arts to connect diverse students to the world around them and help them develop their own literate voices. It considers the integrated nature of the primary language arts--reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. The authors encourage preservice and…

Henn-Reinke, Kathryn; Chesner, Geralyn A.

2006-01-01

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Using Computers in the Language Arts Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews software suitable for teaching elementary school language arts, specifically word processing programs for prereaders, and programs for readers grades 3-6 on typing skills and language arts development. Skill building software for word attack, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are outlined; and merchandise information is provided for…

Rodrigues, Dawn

1985-01-01

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Language Arts Guide; Composition and Language Study. Junior High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: Junior high school (grades 7, 8 and 9). SUBJECT MATTER: Language arts; composition and language study. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide has three main sections: 1) oral composition--individual preservations and group activities; 2) language study--the nature of language, varieties of language, history of the English…

Dade County Board of Public Instruction, Miami, FL.

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Figurative Language Represented in Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the test-driven society in which teachers teach, many art teachers are encouraged to create interdisciplinary units that fuse art with reading and writing. In this article, the author presents a unit which fosters appreciation of Sandra Cisneros' writing and encourages students to portray her words in their own three-dimensional designs.…

Wallach, Michele

2009-01-01

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How People Live. Language Arts Theme Units: Cross-Curricular Activities for Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is part of a series of books presenting ready-to-use instructional units on themes typically taught in the primary grades. The topics focus on science, math, social studies or literature, but use language arts skills consistently in each unit. Each book in the series also uses as many frames of mind or intelligences as possible. Within a…

McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.

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Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are instructional supplements to our in-class math lesson. Complete problems 1 through 6 in the Leap Frog activity. Complete problems 1 through 7 in the Addition game. Click on Math and play Findows in Windows. Be prepared to answer the following questions: What was the largest sum you encountered? How many green findows were in the windows? ...

Melrose, Miss

2006-10-05

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Language, reading, and math learning profiles in an epidemiological sample of school age children.  

PubMed

Dyscalculia, dyslexia, and specific language impairment (SLI) are relatively specific developmental learning disabilities in math, reading, and oral language, respectively, that occur in the context of average intellectual capacity and adequate environmental opportunities. Past research has been dominated by studies focused on single impairments despite the widespread recognition that overlapping and comorbid deficits are common. The present study took an epidemiological approach to study the learning profiles of a large school age sample in language, reading, and math. Both general learning profiles reflecting good or poor performance across measures and specific learning profiles involving either weak language, weak reading, weak math, or weak math and reading were observed. These latter four profiles characterized 70% of children with some evidence of a learning disability. Low scores in phonological short-term memory characterized clusters with a language-based weakness whereas low or variable phonological awareness was associated with the reading (but not language-based) weaknesses. The low math only group did not show these phonological deficits. These findings may suggest different etiologies for language-based deficits in language, reading, and math, reading-related impairments in reading and math, and isolated math disabilities. PMID:24155959

Archibald, Lisa M D; Oram Cardy, Janis; Joanisse, Marc F; Ansari, Daniel

2013-01-01

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Language, Reading, and Math Learning Profiles in an Epidemiological Sample of School Age Children  

PubMed Central

Dyscalculia, dyslexia, and specific language impairment (SLI) are relatively specific developmental learning disabilities in math, reading, and oral language, respectively, that occur in the context of average intellectual capacity and adequate environmental opportunities. Past research has been dominated by studies focused on single impairments despite the widespread recognition that overlapping and comorbid deficits are common. The present study took an epidemiological approach to study the learning profiles of a large school age sample in language, reading, and math. Both general learning profiles reflecting good or poor performance across measures and specific learning profiles involving either weak language, weak reading, weak math, or weak math and reading were observed. These latter four profiles characterized 70% of children with some evidence of a learning disability. Low scores in phonological short-term memory characterized clusters with a language-based weakness whereas low or variable phonological awareness was associated with the reading (but not language-based) weaknesses. The low math only group did not show these phonological deficits. These findings may suggest different etiologies for language-based deficits in language, reading, and math, reading-related impairments in reading and math, and isolated math disabilities.

Archibald, Lisa M. D.; Oram Cardy, Janis; Joanisse, Marc F.; Ansari, Daniel

2013-01-01

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Connecting Science and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A whole-language approach to science can enhance student learning. Curiosity about science leads to research, reading, and writing. An example of a two-week unit on ants is presented, in which students begin by watching the ants, then organize their thoughts, research ants, write about ants, and create final projects. (SM)

Shenkle, Ann Melby

1994-01-01

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A Matched-Pairs Study of Interactive Computer Laboratory Activities in a Liberal Arts Math Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper details the culmination of a large, multi-year study on the effects of an interactive computer laboratory component in a large liberal arts math course at a state university. After several semesters of piloting these laboratory activities in the course, one of two sections, taught by the same senior instructor, was randomly selected to…

Butler, Frederick; Butler, Melanie

2011-01-01

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What's REALLY BAsic in Language Arts? A Report on ACT'S 1976 Invitational Language Arts Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a review of emphases in high school and college language-arts curricula, the American College Testing Program sponsored an invitational language-arts conference at its national office, in February 1976. The eight conference participants were selected to represent various fields of specialization and several institutional affiliations.…

Huntley, Renee M., Ed.

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Introduction to the Humanities: Combining Math and Art  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Joanna DelMonaco and Dona Cady at Middlesex Community College, this resource presents the basics of ratio and proportion as they relate to the visual arts during the Classical, Renaissance, and Modern periods. This Humanities introductory course includes diagrams, lessons, and assignments in PDF format to help solidify the basic understanding of the Golden Ratio. This would be a great resource for educators to introduce mathematical skills used within the visual arts spectrum.

Cady, Dona; Delmonaco, Joanna

2008-04-30

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Language Arts: The Literature of Ecology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The course guide for a language arts unit within the Dade County Florida Quinmester Program lists performance objectives for the unit designed to give students a clearer understanding of the ecological problems that confront mankind. The viewpoint taken is that of the layman, not the scientist. Selections from state-adopted and other books are…

Douglass, Gloria; Annunziata, Joyce

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Critical Thinking Skills in Secondary Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Acknowledging that reasoning ability has been identified by the College Board as one of the six basic academic competencies, this guide is intended to help secondary school language arts teachers integrate critical thinking skills into their curriculum. The guide is divided into the following sections: (1) test-taking skills (summary of college…

Brevard County School District, Rockledge, FL.

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Cooperative Learning Activities for Language Arts: Challenging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to introduce teachers to cooperative learning techniques in the language arts, this book presents 24 activity units--12 on outer space (including the exploration of space and its many adventures), and 12 on "inner space" (the mind, the emotions, and the brain). After an introduction and overview, the first section of the book gives…

Jasmine, Grace; Nader, Lillian

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Language Arts Guide. Kindergarten-Level Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: Grade K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Language arts. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide has seven sections: 1) listening (K-12); 2) speaking (K-12); 3) reading (K-12); 4) writing (K-12); 5) special areas, including speech, dramatics, debate, creative writing, Latin, Spanish, French, German, journalism, and reading efficiency,…

Hazelwood School District, MO.

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K-12 English Language Arts Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Language arts. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into three sections, one each for elementary grades, middle grades, and high school. Each section is further subdivided by grade level. Sections are laid out in four columns across two pages. Column headings are concepts, teaching…

1968

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Science Fiction. Language Arts Mini-Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This language arts minicourse guide for Lampeter-Strasburg (Pennsylvania) High School contains a topical outline of a science fiction course. The guide includes a list of ten course objectives; an outline of the major themes and types of science fiction covered in the course; a description of the course content with emphasis on defining and…

Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

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Teaching Language Arts: Learning through Dialogue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offering an alternative to traditional language arts methods textbooks, this collection of 20 essays by master teachers is grouped into 4 main sections. Following an introduction, essays in the book are: (1) "Walter" (Vivian Gussin Paley); (2) "Children Become Writers: A Conversation with Two Teachers" (Cyndy Hoffman and Carol E. Sharp); (3)…

Lindfors, Judith Wells, Ed.; Townsend, Jane S., Ed.

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Special Report on the English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report, based on statistics gathered from the first statewide census of Illinois public secondary school course offerings, enrollments, and cocurricular activities, focuses on English language arts courses. Among the highlights from the report are the following: (1) Illinois junior and senior high schools typically rely on general, grade…

Freeman, Lawrence D.

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Teaching Queer-Inclusive English Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors argue for teaching queer-inclusive English language arts (ELA). They report on a study that surveyed high school personnel across the United States, revealing that very few people in charge of ELA curricula value such inclusion. In response to these findings, the authors offer "images of the possible" in which texts and methods that…

Blackburn, Mollie V.; Buckley, J. F.

2005-01-01

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Combining Graphic Arts, Hollywood and the Internet to Improve Distance Learning in Science and Math  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We on the Navajo Reservation face the daunting problem of trying to educate a widely scattered student population over a landmass (25,000+ sq. miles) larger than all the New England states combined. Compounding this problem is the fact that English is a second language for many students and that many of our students lack basic foundation skills. One of the obvious answers is Distance Learning Programs. But, in the past Distance Learning Programs have been notably ineffective on the Navajo Reservation. An experimental Internet Astronomy that we taught last summer showed conclusively that we must specifically tailor our Distance Learning courses to a Navajo audience. As with many college level science courses, our experimental course was English intensive and there lies the crux of the problem. With the help of our colleague institutions, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, University of New Mexico, Kennesaw State University, and New Mexico Highlands University, we undertook to replace 90% of the traditional verbiage with art, an idiom much accepted on the Navajo Reservation. We used the Walt Disney Studios as a model. Specifically, we studied the Pvt. Snafu cartoons used by the War Department in World War II. We tried to emulate their style and techniques. We developed our own cartoon characters, Astroboy, Professor Tso and Roxanne. We combined high quality graphic art, animation, cartooning, Navajo cultural elements, Internet hyperlinks and voiceovers to tell the story of Astronomy 101 Lab. In addition we have added remedial math resources and other helpful resources to our web site. We plan to test initial efforts in an experimental Internet course this summer.

Tso-Varela, S.; Friedberg, R.; Lipnick, D.

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Suggested Curriculum Guide in Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: Grades 1-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Language arts. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into four sections, one each for grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Each section is laid out in three parallel columns, one for each grade. The guide is offset printed and staple-bound with a soft cover. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES:…

Gadsden County Board of Public Instruction, Quincy, FL.

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W3C Recommendation: Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Specification  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On April 7, 1998 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) specification as a W3C recommendation. MathML is a specification that is designed to aid in transmitting mathematical knowledge on the Internet. It is also "the first application of XML (Extensible Markup Language--discussed in the April 3, 1998 Scout Report) to be issued as a W3C Recommendation. The site contains the announcement of the recommendation, as well as information about MathML and a link to the specification itself.

1998-01-01

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Crosswalks and Quality: Linking Math Language and CTE Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality of math standards within career paths is an important one, as it can indicate whether career and technical education (CTE) students are receiving a rigorous academic and technical curriculum. This is especially important as the CTE field has expanded to include technology and pre-engineering (often called STEM fields) as well as more…

Often, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

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Math Munch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Three math teachers publish this weekly digest, each issue featuring three engaging Internet mathematical resources, intended to expand and enrich students' interaction with mathematics beyond the curriculum. The site includes a page of math games, a collection of math-art tools, links to math videos and downloadable math software, and a page for teachers. They explain their motivation in a TEDx Talk, linked from the home page.

Weltman, Anna; Lanier, Justin; Salomon, Paul

2013-01-01

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Math Cats' Math Crafts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page contains 16 projects that use paper, string and other media to make or build math related items, such as symmetrical butterflies and string art. Written directions are accompanied by numerous illustrations.

2011-01-01

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Project Flight: Integrating Language Arts, Science, and Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the genesis of a workshop for elementary and middle school teachers that would start with literature and then branch out to the sciences and mathematics, focusing on the topic "flight," and taking as its starting point the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Includes the first two class activities of the workshop. (SR)

Pottle, Jean L.

1998-01-01

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Math Literacy through French Language Learning: Connecting with the Common Core in the Lower Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Among the reported proven positive results of early world Language (WL) study are improved cognitive abilities and "higher achievement test scores in reading and math" (Stewart: 11), which are expected student performance outcomes for the Common Core Standards. The future viability of Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES)…

Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V.

2013-01-01

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Rocking Your Writing Program: Integration of Visual Art, Language Arts, & Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the integration of art, literacy and science in a second grade classroom, showing how an integrative approach has a positive and lasting influence on student achievement in art, literacy, and science. Ways in which art, science, language arts, and cognition intersect are reviewed. Sample artifacts are presented along with their…

Poldberg, Monique M.,; Trainin, Guy; Andrzejczak, Nancy

2013-01-01

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A Literature Based Language Arts Program for Secondary Gifted Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to provide a philosophy of education for the gifted and place that philosophy within the framework of practical education. The paper sketches the philosophy--language arts must be taught in a way that emphasizes the wholeness of the language experience--and discusses two key points: (1) If language arts consist of…

Myers, Jo; Hughes, Bob

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High-Stakes Math Tests: How "No Child Left Behind" Leaves Newcomer English Language Learners behind  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "No Child Left Behind Act" establishes federal education policy for the United States, with a heavy focus on accountability through high-stakes testing. Provisions specific to English language learners (ELLs) include the mandate for their inclusion in state math tests, even for newcomer students enrolled for less than one year. Most ELLs take…

Wright, Wayne E.; Li, Xiaoshi

2008-01-01

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A New Approach to Spelling Instruction in Language Arts Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an alternative approach to traditional spelling instruction, which is often an isolated event out of touch with the other language arts. Integration of spelling and word study activities with reading and writing activities provides reinforcement and encourages learning in all the language arts. (Author/LB)

Bloodgood, Janet W.

1991-01-01

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The Effects of a Language Arts Block on Student Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined the effects of scheduling a language arts block at West Vigo Middle School (Indiana) in the 1993-94 school year in an attempt to show that ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) language arts and reading NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent) scores for eighth graders would increase. ISTEP scores for 1993 (before the…

Beaver, Melanie

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Project Success Enrichment: Language Arts Manual. Short Story Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual is intended for teachers using the Project Success Enrichment (PSE) program to teach language arts to gifted and typical elementary school students. Following an introduction that outlines the purposes and objectives set forth in the Project Success Enrichment: Language Arts Introductory Unit, this component focuses on the short story…

1996

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Radical Puppets and the Language of Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Radical puppets are puppets with a social message. Radical puppets encourage creative ideas that lead toward understanding global and environmental aspects of society through the "art of the puppet," a phrase coined by American puppeteer Bill Baird (1965). There is a blending of performance and visual art in puppetry. Through radical puppetry,…

Asher, Rikki

2009-01-01

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Drawing on Experience: Connecting Art and Language.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers how the connection--between teacher and student, art and thinking--establishes art as a means of expression in the literacy classroom. Notes that when drawing is part of the writing and reading process, it can help give ideas for writing and teach skills of observation, skills that encourage reading the world and reading the image. (SG)

Ernst daSilva, Karen

2001-01-01

66

Language Teaching: State of the Art  

Microsoft Academic Search

In its lifetime, the profession of language teaching has undergone many changes. Early attempts at language teaching almost entirely lacked a theoretical base. In the 20th century, however, two sets of language teaching methods emerged; the first set borrowed theories from psychology, linguistics, and sociolinguistics whereas the second set was based on individual philosophies of method developers. Late in the

Mohammad Ali Salmani-Nodoushan

67

Language Teaching: State of the Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its lifetime, the profession of language teaching has undergone many changes. Early attempts at language teaching almost entirely lacked a theoretical base. In the 20th century, however, two sets of language teaching methods emerged; the first set borrowed theories from psychology, linguistics, and sociolinguistics whereas the second set was…

Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

2006-01-01

68

Shaw's Comedy, Language Arts: 5113.90.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides the teacher with strategies to aid students in examining five representative plays by Bernard Shaw and in comparing his comedy with the comic art of Oscar Wilde, Richard Sheridan, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. Performance objectives include isolating elements which pertain to the life and times of Shaw, delineating…

Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

69

"Palisades": An 8th Grade Language Arts Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a magazine project developed by students in seventh and eighth grade language arts classes. Discusses the formation of small work groups, group dynamics problems, peer tutoring, learning interview skills, and selling the magazine. (SV)

Shelley, Jandira

1987-01-01

70

Accommodations for English Language Learner Students: The Effect of Linguistic Modification of Math Test Item Sets. Final Report. NCEE 2009-4079  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of linguistic modification on middle school students' ability to show what they know and can do on math assessments. REL West's study on middle school math assessment accommodations found that simplifying the language--or linguistic modification--on standardized math test items made it easier for English Language

Sato, Edynn; Rabinowitz, Stanley; Gallagher, Carole; Huang, Chun-Wei

2010-01-01

71

Math Birds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Times change in education, and the recent focus on math enrichment has led to the development of new ideas that integrated math with art. This article describes a "hands-on" activity where the concept of fractions is made more "real" to first-grade students. (Contains 1 online resource.)

Swope, Darcy M.

2008-01-01

72

Engaging Undergraduate Math Majors in Geoscience Research using Interactive Simulations and Computer Art  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of the NSF-sponsored 'URGE (Undergraduate Research Group Experiences) to Compute' program, Dr. Matott has been collaborating with talented Math majors to explore the design of cost-effective systems to safeguard groundwater supplies from contaminated sites. Such activity is aided by a combination of groundwater modeling, simulation-based optimization, and high-performance computing - disciplines largely unfamiliar to the students at the outset of the program. To help train and engage the students, a number of interactive and graphical software packages were utilized. Examples include: (1) a tutorial for exploring the behavior of evolutionary algorithms and other heuristic optimizers commonly used in simulation-based optimization; (2) an interactive groundwater modeling package for exploring alternative pump-and-treat containment scenarios at a contaminated site in Billings, Montana; (3) the R software package for visualizing various concepts related to subsurface hydrology; and (4) a job visualization tool for exploring the behavior of numerical experiments run on a large distributed computing cluster. Further engagement and excitement in the program was fostered by entering (and winning) a computer art competition run by the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC). The winning submission visualizes an exhaustively mapped optimization cost surface and dramatically illustrates the phenomena of artificial minima - valley locations that correspond to designs whose costs are only partially optimal.

Matott, L. S.; Hymiak, B.; Reslink, C. F.; Baxter, C.; Aziz, S.

2012-12-01

73

Junior High Language Arts Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Alberta (Canada) Education 1978 curriculum, this revised curriculum guide stresses the importance of students' active involvement in using language. The guide regroups the 1978 skills and concepts for junior high school into the following five language strands: speaking, listening, viewing,…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

74

Connecting Science and Literacy in the Classroom: Using Space and Earth Science to Support Language Arts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The connections between science and literacy in the classroom have received increasing attention over the last two decades, as more and more evidence demonstrates that science provides an exciting vehicle in which to engage students on the path to literacy improvement. Combining literacy with science allows students to creatively explore the world or universe, and it. Combining science and literacy improves both reading and science scores, and increases students’ interest in science. At a time when over 40% of students beyond the 5th grade are reading two or more levels below grade level and are struggling with their current materials, finding ways to excite and engage them in the reading process is key. Literacy programs incorporating unique space science content can help prepare children for standardized language arts tests. It also engages our nation’s youngest learners and their teachers with the science, math, and technology of exploration in a language arts format. This session focuses on programs and products that bring the excitement of earth and space science into the literacy classroom, with a focus on research-based approached to combining science and language arts. Reading, Writing and Rings! Grades 1-2

Wessen, A. S.; Cobabe-Ammann, E. A.

2009-12-01

75

The Functional Approach Categories and Technique Strategies Language Arts Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Texas' Functional Approach Categories and Technique Strategies (FACTS) Language Arts Model was designed to assist teachers of limited-English-proficient (LEP) children in effective instruction of communication skills. To do this, children (1) must be taught that language is an adaptable instrument that helps them fulfill their needs, and (2) must…

Morales, Maria E.

76

Teaching Interdisciplinary Thematic Units in Language Arts. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Digest discusses teaching interdisciplinary thematic units in language arts, noting that such units typically integrate broad areas of knowledge, such as social studies, mathematics, or ecology with the teaching of the four major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Digest presents a definition and rationale for…

Ritter, Naomi

77

LAS Language Arts Supplement, Spanish. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like its English counterpart, this is a collection of over 100 games and activities whose intent is to increase oral proficiency without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in Spanish as identified by the Language Assessment Scales. Because tongue twisters, riddles,…

DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

78

LAS Language Arts Supplement, English. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of over 100 games and activities is intended to increase oral proficiency among Spanish-speaking children without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in English as identified by the Language Assessment Scales (LAS). Because tongue twisters, riddles…

DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

79

The Common Core Math Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than 40 states have now signed onto the Common Core standards in English language arts and math, which have been both celebrated as a tremendous advance and criticized as misguided and for bearing the heavy thumbprint of the federal government. This article presents an interview with Ze'ev Wurman and W. Stephen Wilson. Wurman, who was a U.S.…

Wurman, Ze'ev; Wilson, W. Stephen

2012-01-01

80

Ways to Integrate Science into the Language Arts Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this inquiry I sought to answer the question: How can I effectively integrate science into the language arts curriculum? I planned and implemented lessons that combined science, reading and writing while student teaching in a second grade classroom. I combined all three of those subjects through a variety of different activities and lessons. Data collection included lesson plans, writing

Zyks Jenny; Leavitt

2010-01-01

81

Language Arts CCA Basic Skills Curriculum. Instructor's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed and programmed by the staff of the Courseware and Curriculum Applications (CCA) Group (a unit of the Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), this instructor's guide describes a computer-based language arts curriculum intended to move adult and adolescent students performing at the…

Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.

82

Trends & Issues in Elementary Language Arts, 2000 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains journal essays and book chapters (from publications of the National Council of Teachers of English) which address trends and issues in elementary language arts education. The following articles appear in the publication's first section, "Writing and a Move to New Literacies": (1) "Sacred Cows: Questioning Assumptions in…

Graham, Bonny, Ed.

83

Ukrainian Language Arts Grades 4-6: Guide to Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This implementation guide is intended to support the Grade 4 to Grade 6 portion of the Ukrainian Language Arts Kindergarten to Grade 9 Program of Studies. It was developed primarily for teachers, yet it includes information that may be useful for administrators and other stakeholders in their efforts to plan for and implement the new Ukrainian…

Alberta Education, 2008

2008-01-01

84

101 Environmental Education Activities. Booklet 2--Language Art Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet containing 20 language arts activities is the second in the series "101 Environmental Education Activities" produced by the Upper Mississippi River ECO-Center. The description of each activity contains learning objectives, directions, and suggested student evaluation standards. Elementary and intermediate level students expand their…

Whitney, Helen, Comp.

85

Irmo High School's Language Arts Lab: A Golden Opportunity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1984, the Language Arts Lab at Irmo High School (Columbia, South Carolina) has provided: (1) remediation in reading and writing to students with low standardized test scores; and (2) assistance to other students in the areas of study skills, college entrance exam preparation, term papers, reading and reading assignments, grammar, and…

Ingle, Judith K.

86

Picturing German: Teaching Language and Literature through Visual Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the importance of visual culture with regard to its pedagogical applications in the German language classroom. I begin by outlining the benefits and concerns associated with making visual art a part of the curriculum. Next, practical ideas are presented for using paintings in beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses.…

Knapp, Thyra E.

2012-01-01

87

Language Arts Lingo: Glossaries and Flashcards for 200+ Terms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for teachers of grades 4-8, this book provides tools and resources to help students fall in love with literature. The book contains reproducible glossaries containing over 200 literary, genre, book content, and book construction terms, along with removable flashcards, to make reviewing language arts essentials easy, enjoyable, and fun.…

Blount, R. Howard, Jr.

88

Karen Smith: Language Arts Educator of the Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article honors Karen Smith, who has been given NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts award for 2009. Through the voices of many colleagues and former students, the article celebrates Karen as a teacher, learner, mentor, collaborator, scholar, storyteller, and visionary thinker and doer.

Hudelson, Sarah

2009-01-01

89

Interview with a Wild Animal: Integrating Science and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a unit on earthworms, this article shows how science and language arts can be successfully integrated in a middle school classroom through hands-on observation, interviewing, and writing exercises. The integration process engages students, uses class time more efficiently, encourages dialog, and improves outcomes and appreciation of the…

Scarnati, James T.

1994-01-01

90

Teaching where We Are: Place-Based Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses building ecoliteracy through place-based education (PBE) within English language arts: some ideas of what PBE is, why it's important, and examples of how it might be applied. The author contends that observing nature and creating personal metaphors from the natural world can help students develop keener writing skills and…

Lundahl, Merrilyne

2011-01-01

91

Ideas for the Teaching of Composition. Language Arts Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five articles concerning plans for the teaching of composition are contained in this monography published as part of an Illinois Office of Education project to respond to the need for materials written for classroom teachers of language arts. Aline Wolff encourages teachers to write themselves and to write with their students as they go through…

Wolff, Aline; And Others

92

Idea Piling: Verbal Interaction in Elementary Japanese Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents description of classroom interaction that typically takes place in Japanese first-language arts classes in elementary schools throughout Japan. Using excerpts from data describing storytelling reading classes observed, shows that customary interaction was not necessarily text-based, had relatively weak teacher control, and revealed a…

Dotera, Izumi

1998-01-01

93

Guide to Teaching in the Elementary Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This language arts teaching guide, designed to improve the communication skills of elementary school children and graded according to primary and intermediate levels, is divided into five sections: (1) "Listening" prescribes ways to encourage mature, critical listening and observing, (2) "Oral Expression" proposes means of developing both…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, NC.

94

Research in the Teaching of the English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 28 essays in this journal issue focus on methodology, interpretation, and classroom application of research in the language arts. Following a preface on the role of research in English instruction, the topics discussed include the following: (1) a research base for a large-scale evaluation of writing; (2) implications of teaching writing as…

Bergdahl, David, Ed.

1983-01-01

95

Gifted Language Arts: Filling the Canvas with Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conversations with Josh, a mentee of the author, and other gifted students caused the author to realize that in many cases, what is presented as appropriately differentiated language arts curriculum for gifted/talented students is nothing more than general education curriculum with additional work at the same level as the regular curriculum. If…

Lloyd-Zannini, Lou

2008-01-01

96

Law and the Teacher of English and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue of the "Indiana English Journal" focuses on the law and the teacher of English and language arts. Included in the issue are the following articles: "The High School Press and Prior Restraint" by Roy Colquitt, "What's Obscene in Indiana? The New Law, the Miller Decision, and the Teaching of English" by Peter Scholl, and "The Law…

Spicer, Harold O., Ed.; Mullican, James S., Ed.

1975-01-01

97

Integrating Thinking, Art and Language in Teaching Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates learning outcomes of four-year-old children at a preschool in P. R. China. The children are educated in a school ecology designed to address cognitive, social, linguistic and psychological development, where an instructional technique, "Integrating Thinking, Art and Language" (ITAL), is applied to support them in developing…

Liu, Ping

2009-01-01

98

Organizing for a Reading/Language Arts Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College reading/language arts instructors are often involved in local reading associations, often state affiliates of the International Reading Association. Providing support for local councils is a natural area for professional service among college instructors. This paper presents information, ideas, and procedures for organizing a conference,…

Dwyer, Edward J.; Flynn, Ann

99

A Study of Language Arts Curriculum Effectiveness with Gifted Learners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of language arts curriculum effectiveness presents data supporting utilization of the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) with high-ability learners in various grouping contexts. Significant gains were demonstrated in literary analysis, persuasive writing, and linguistic competency for seven elementary classes using the ICM. Implications…

VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; And Others

1996-01-01

100

The English Language Arts Assessment: Knocking at Our Door.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how Michigan's English Language Arts Assessment (ELA) takes parts of the old fifth-grade writing assessment and fourth-grade reading tests, adds new elements, and wraps everything around a theme. Presents a seven-step activity to help prepare fourth graders for the ELA. Concludes that the overall impact on scores is not known. (SG)

Peterson, Scott

2003-01-01

101

Reading Instruction in Secondary English Language Arts Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article uses data from three qualitative research studies to explore how the instructional choices teachers make impact students' literacy development in secondary English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms. This report documents that secondary teachers are using various instructional strategies to combine literature content and literacy…

Lawrence, Salika A.; Rabinowitz, Rosanne; Perna, Heather

2009-01-01

102

Integrating Literacy and Math: Strategies for K-6 Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many K-6 teachers and students still think of mathematics as a totally separate subject from literacy. Yet incorporating math content into the language arts block helps students gain skills for reading many kinds of texts. Bringing reading, writing, and talking into the math classroom supports the development of conceptual knowledge and problem…

Fogelberg, Ellen; Skalinder, Carole; Satz, Patti; Hiller, Barbara; Bernstein, Lisa; Vitantonio, Sandra

2008-01-01

103

Halliday's Functions of Language: A Framework to Integrate Elementary-Level Social Studies and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Utilizes M. A. K. Halliday's theories concerning the social and cultural functions of language to construct a series of social studies/language arts integrated learning activities. First graders wrote letters to an imaginary mouse in their desks and third graders answered the letters. Analyzes this activity and includes an annotated bibliography.…

Fry, Pamela G.; And Others

1996-01-01

104

Articulating the Language Arts Curriculum or Meadowlarks and a Bird Dog Named Gus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses articulating the language arts curriculum. Articulating the language arts curriculum is talking about it to and with peers, with students, and with oneself. It is argued that this dialogue and internal searching for a directional sense for the language arts curriculum is actually the basis for the curriculum itself. Language

Klein, Marv

105

Literature circles book club for science and language arts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students from an urban middle school participated in a Science Book Club for one semester using the literature circles format. These students voluntarily attended twice weekly lunch meetings, reading books that followed their Grade 7 science classes. Groups of three to six participants read the same text, each performing rotating jobs to improve group discussions during meetings. When a group completed a book, participants created a presentation to share what they learned with the other groups in the club and the researcher/teacher. This research measured gains in science content knowledge and language arts skills focusing on reading comprehension, and literary response and analysis. Gains were measured using pre-existing district benchmarks. An ANCOVA showed that while no gains were found in science content knowledge, there were gains in language arts in the areas of reading comprehension and literary response and analysis.

Bombard, Britain

106

The Cardston School Division Project for the Improvement in the Language Arts Using ECRI Procedures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the final report of the Cardston School Division Project for Improvement in the Language Arts, a three-year project in Alberta, Canada, using Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) strategies and materials and having as its objectives the improvement of language arts teaching, student achievement in language arts, students'…

Coutts, Herbert T.; And Others

107

Math Appeal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive and animated Flash book by Greg Tang offers 16 additional mind-stretching math riddles to engage and educate students in the art of problem solving. For younger students, the riddles reinforce important grouping strategies that make adding faster, easier and more efficient. For older students, it helps them transition from adding to multiplying while providing practice with the basic times tables.

Tang, Greg

2013-01-08

108

Across the Curriculum: Ready to Write. Math in Action. The Art Lesson. Hands-on Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents four articles for elementary teachers. The first shows how teachers can guide students to write stories from personal experiences. The second offers suggestions for mathematics instruction, focusing on primary level geometry and intermediate level problem solving. The third focuses on folk-art barn paintings. The fourth uses pumpkins to…

O'Connor, Mary; And Others

1993-01-01

109

Art Integration and Cognitive Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The arts have long been valued for their aesthetic contributions to education, and studies have been conducted to demonstrate their contribution to academic performance in an attempt to justify their inclusion in the curriculum. Art integration involves learning core content subjects (math, reading, language, science, social studies) through the…

Baker, Dawn

2013-01-01

110

Reading comprehension and mathematical concept acquisition through the use of math stories with bilingual children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Math storybooks are picture books in which the understanding of mathematical concepts is central to the comprehension of the story. Math stories have provided useful opportunities for children to expand their skills in the language arts area and to talk about mathematical factors that are related to their real lives. The purpose of this study was to examine bilingual children's

Chan-Ho Chae

2004-01-01

111

No Child Left Behind in Art Education Policy: A Review of Key Recommendations for Arts Language Revisions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From bipartisan origins and a laudable intent, the No Child Left Behind (Act) of 2001 has profoundly altered the condition of art education. A historical vantage point and review of literature reveals the current status of pending arts language revisions to the NCLB Act, as well as a pressing need to examine the key recommendations and to consider…

Grey, Anne C.

2010-01-01

112

From Tripod to Cosmos: A New Metaphor for the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that the contemporary language arts curriculum encompasses eight areas: literature, language, composition, speech and drama, critical thinking, technology, media literacy, and interdisciplinary studies. Offers a rationale for "cosmos" as a new metaphor for the language arts. Discusses the content of each of the eight curricular areas, and…

Baines, Lawrence A.

1998-01-01

113

Again at the Looking Glass: Language Arts Curriculum Materials for Combatting Sex Stereotyping.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom activities in language arts designed to make students aware of sex stereotyping are presented. Ninety-two learning games that encompass a wide array of language-arts skills are described. Topics covered in the various games and exercises are organized into four sections: (1) "Sexist Language: Watch What You Say!" introduces students to…

Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.

114

Math Olympiad  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math resources for discrete math, probability, and various math concepts. Use these math sites to support and develop students skills in all branches of math: multicultural A Game from West Africa, math resource dr math, discrete math level 3 and 4 Fastball or Curveball?,The Take Away Game ...

2008-09-10

115

The Nature of Relationships between Mental Rotation, Math, and Language in Deaf Signers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three mental rotation tasks, the Card Rotation Task (CRT), the Vandenberg Mental Rotation Test (VMRT), and the Money Road-Map of Direction Sense (MRM), were administered to 60 deaf students from Gallaudet University to determine if mental rotation was predictive of scores on the ACT English or Math subtests. Other predictor variables, such as…

Halper, Elizabeth Blaisdell

2009-01-01

116

Combining Graphic Arts, Hollywood and the Internet to Improve Distance Learning in Science and Math  

Microsoft Academic Search

We on the Navajo Reservation face the daunting problem of trying to educate a widely scattered student population over a landmass (25,000+ sq. miles) larger than all the New England states combined. Compounding this problem is the fact that English is a second language for many students and that many of our students lack basic foundation skills. One of the

S. Tso-Varela; R. Friedberg; D. Lipnick

2002-01-01

117

Framework for a Locally Developed Language Arts Curriculum (ECS-Grade 12) for a Language Other Than English or French.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide is intended for use by Alberta's (Canada) local school authorities developing a language arts program in a language other than English or French. In these partial immersion programs, instruction is provided in a language other than English or French for 25-50% of the school day. The first section describes the development of the…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.

118

A Sociocultural Perspective: Language Arts Framework, Vocabulary Activities and English Language Learners in a Second Grade Mixed Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vocabulary acquisition is a critical component of academic language. This aspect of the school curriculum seems to be more difficult for language learners to acquire. This study therefore examines the language arts conceptual framework and the instructional activities for vocabulary development in a second grade mixed classroom with a view to…

Ajayi, Lasisi J.

2005-01-01

119

Teaching Middle School Language Arts: Incorporating Twenty-First Century Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Teaching Middle School Language Arts" is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related twenty-first-century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. More than 670,000 middle school teachers (grades six through eight) are responsible for educating nearly 13 million students…

Small Roseboro, Anna J.

2010-01-01

120

Differentiating the Language Arts for High Ability Learners, K-8. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest discusses the need for differentiating language arts instruction for gifted students in grades K-8. It begins by describing differentiation approaches, including acceleration, depth, complexity, challenges, and creativity. It then explains how teachers can differentiate the language arts curriculum in the following five areas: (1)…

Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce

121

Language Arts Teachers' Resistance to Teaching LGBT Literature and Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, scholars and other educators have encouraged language arts teachers to include LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues and texts in their classrooms. Despite these efforts, scholars have pointed out that LGBT perspectives are seldom included in language arts pedagogy. Studies of teacher attitudes toward addressing LGBT…

Thein, Amanda Haertling

2013-01-01

122

Proficiency Verification Systems (PVS): Skills Indices for Language Arts. Technical Note.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The procedures undertaken in developing and organizing skills indexes for use in coding elementary school language arts textbooks to determine what is actually taught are presented in this paper. The outlined procedures included performing a preliminary analysis on four language arts textbooks to compile an extensive list of skills and performance…

Humes, Ann

123

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 6, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language arts instructional and assessment activities for grade two are described in this teacher's guide to the language arts strand of unit six. Focus, objective and materials for each activity are given in English and Spanish, with teacher instructions only in Spanish. This strand includes a continuation of the basic activities of past units:…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

124

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 5, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language arts instructional and assessment activities for second graders are presented in the unit five language arts strand. Two readers, "Vamos de Viaje" and "Aventuras para Todos", are used to help the student in reading for details, comprehension, story analysis, and work with grammatical elements. Most of the reading is silent on an…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

125

Mississippi Language Arts Framework with the Process of Instructional Intervention, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Language Arts Framework provides a description of what students should know and do in English, language arts, and reading classrooms, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The framework addresses the interrelatedness of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. The intent is to raise expectations for student performance, provide…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.

126

Perceptions of the Language Arts Education in the Ohio Two-Year Technical College Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of this study was to identify the language arts program in Ohio two-year colleges with technical programs. Some of the research procedures involved: (1) a survey of the literature to gain background and direction; (2) development of items for the four questionnaires which would reveal the identity of the technical language arts program…

Fullen, James Delbert

127

Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool in a Language Arts Methods Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of pre-service teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations…

Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A.

2012-01-01

128

A Call to Action: JoBeth Allen, NCTE's 2012 Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a tribute to JoBeth Allen, recipient of the Elementary Section's 2012 award for Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts. Each year, this award recognizes a distinguished educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education. This article was written by second-grade teacher and…

Tisdale, Carmen

2012-01-01

129

Improving Language Arts Skills through the Use of Modeling and Grade Appropriate Comprehension Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for increasing students' language arts skills by incorporating modeling and grade appropriate comprehension activities. The targeted population consisted of Kindergarten, 4th, and 6th grade students in a rural middle class community located in central Illinois. The problems with language arts skills were documented…

Gehring, Tina; McGuire, Kathleen; Parr, Kirsten A.; Wiles, David

130

Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students, Grades 3 to 9: Bridging the Francais and English Language Arts (ELA) Programs of Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the first in a 3-part collection titled "Teaching English Language Arts (ELA) to Francophone Program Students" to be used primarily by ELA teachers in their efforts to ensure that francophone program students build on their established French language skills when learning English. It is designed to show that a strong correlation…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.

131

Cultivating Bilingual Learners' Language Arts Knowledge: A Framework for Successful Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is essential to support bilingual learners' language and academic development; however, teaching second language learners English has taken precedence over teaching content area knowledge and vocabulary, specifically for language arts. The focus has shifted from content area instruction to primarily second language instruction due to an…

Almaguer, Isela; Esquierdo, J. Joy

2013-01-01

132

iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised. Grade 3: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

133

iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised. Grade 6: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

134

iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised Grade 7: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

135

iLEAP Assessment Guide-Revised, Grade 5: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students. In keeping with these…

Louisiana Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

136

English Language Learners and Math Achievement: A Study of Opportunity to Learn and Language Accommodation. Technical Report 702  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the interactive effects between students' opportunity to learn (OTL) in the classroom, two language-related testing accommodations, and English language learner (ELL) students and other students of varying language proficiency, and how these variables impact mathematics performance. Hierarchical linear modeling was employed…

Abedi, Jamal; Courtney, Mary; Leon, Seth; Kao, Jenny; Azzam, Tarek

2006-01-01

137

Re-Framing Literacy: Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts. Language, Culture, and Teaching Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Imaginative and attractive, cutting edge in its conception, this text explicates a model for the integration of language arts and literacy education based on the notion of framing. The act of framing--not frames in themselves--provides a creative and critical approach to English as a subject. "Re-framing Literacy" breaks new ground in the language

Andrews, Richard

2010-01-01

138

The Case for Creativity in Math Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 11 years of teaching, the question the author worries about now is "How do we do this well? How do we engage students in math classes? How do we convince them that math is beautiful, fun and powerful?" For the math department at the author's school, Boston Arts Academy (BAA), the answer has been to infuse creativity into math classes. While…

Lonergan, Mark

2007-01-01

139

Maths Week Ireland Activities and Puzzles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This set of recreational math activities for students of all ages is hosted by Maths Week Ireland, the annual gathering and competition of math students from all over Ireland. Here you will find puzzles, art, magic tricks and resources for holding math events.

2013-01-01

140

Automatic Item Generation via Frame Semantics: Natural Language Generation of Math Word Problems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is an exploration of the conceptual issues that have arisen in the course of building a natural language generation (NLG) system for automatic test item generation. While natural language processing techniques are applicable to general verbal items, mathematics word problems are particularly tractable targets for natural language

Deane, Paul; Sheehan, Kathleen

141

Into the Curriculum. Art: Worm Art; Reading/Language Arts: Writer's Briefcase; Reading/Language Arts: Word Play with "Kid Pix"; Science/Language Arts: Wiggle into the Library Media Center; Science: From a Seed to a Plant; Science: Seed Growth; Social Studies: Ancient Greece and Rome: Crossword Puzzle Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides seven fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluations, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Hazergian, Carol; Marine, Cathy; Humphrey, Mary; Craig, Mary; Parker, Meredith L.; Palomaki, Julie; Willingham, Susan L.

2002-01-01

142

The Effects of the "Language Arts" Strand of the "Reading Mastery Signature Series" on the Reading and Language Skills of English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building on research showing the interdependence of language skills and reading proficiency, this study examined the effects of using the "Language Arts" strand of the "Reading Mastery Signature" 2008 series program as a supplement to non-Direct Instruction reading programs with English Language Learner (ELL) students. Seventy-six kindergarten…

Ralston, Nicole C.; Benner, Gregory J.; Nelson, J. Ron; Caniglia, Cyndi

2009-01-01

143

Examining the Literacy Component of Science Literacy: 25 Years of Language Arts and Science Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews literature in the theoretical views of language arts; perceived roles of language in science education; and research approaches used to investigate oral and written language in science, science teaching, and learning. Suggests future research directions in critical listening and reading of various sources, multi-media presentations,…

Yore, Larry D.; Bisanz, Gay L.; Hand, Brian M.

2003-01-01

144

The Cardston School Division Project for the Improvement in the Language Arts Using ECRI Procedures. Summary Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a summary of the final report of the Cardston School Division Project for Improvement in the Language Arts, a three-year project in Alberta, Canada, using Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction (ECRI) strategies and materials and having as its objectives the improvement of language arts teaching, student achievement in language arts,…

Coutts, Herbert T.; And Others

145

Curriculum Design: Whole Language through Music and Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The pilot project described in this report involved the development of an integrated art and music curriculum model for elementary grades. In this discussion, an example of one integrated unit is described for each of grades one through six. The curriculum units are centered around literary or musical themes that incorporate a variety of…

Mambo, Marjorie; Wheatley, Susan

146

Some Lady! A Conversation with Dorothy Watson, Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a conversation with Dorothy Watson, the 2002 Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts recipient. Hopes that this profile will provide insight into Dorothy Watson and her intellectual foundations, her humaneness, and her passion for teaching and learning. (SG)

Bishop, Rudine Sims

2002-01-01

147

Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Dream Pages [and] Science/Reading/Language Arts: Eggs-traordinary Animal Riddles [and] Science/Art/Language Arts: Scientific Laughter [and] Science/Social Studies: Happy Birthday, Jane Goodall! [and] Social Studies/Reading/Language Arts: Ahoy Matey! Let's Go on a Dewey Decimal Classification Treasure Hunt!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Klen, Michelle; Miller, Pat; Sommers, Kathy; Vazulik, Jean; Riddle, Carmen A.; Bailey, Annette Marie; Lyon, Mary Ellen

2000-01-01

148

Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…

Westphal, Laurie E.

2007-01-01

149

Children's Books about Math: Trade Books That Teach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that math stories engage children and connect mathematical ideas to students' own personal experiences; that such books provide learning opportunities for children with different learning styles; and that children advance not only their mathematics skills but their critical thinking, language arts, and comprehension skills through such…

Murphy, Stuart J.

2000-01-01

150

Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts: Children's Book Illustrator Project; Reading/Language Arts: Curious George; Social Studies: Snowplows, Trucks, and Other Vehicles that Move Snow; Social Studies: Who Lives in Afghanistan?; Social Studies: VIPs of Ancient Greece.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional role, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are describes for each activity. (LRW)

Zacher-Bucko, Mary Beth; Riggi, Donn; Vidor, Constance

2002-01-01

151

Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts: Tricky Trolls; Physical Education/Social Studies: Winter Olympics; Reading/Language Arts: Something's Fishy; Science: Ichthyology in Your State; Social Studies: Weapons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, physical education, social studies, and science. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each…

School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2002

2002-01-01

152

An Analysis of High School Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language Teachers' Implementation of One-to-One Computing and Their Pedagogical Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to compare high school Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Language teachers' implementation of teaching practices in terms of their pedagogical dimensions in a one-to-one computing environment. A survey was developed to measure high school teachers' implementation of teaching practices associated with…

Inserra, Albert; Short, Thomas

2013-01-01

153

Corpora and Language Assessment: The State of the Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article outlines the current state of and recent developments in the use of corpora for language assessment and considers future directions with a special focus on computational methodology. Because corpora began to make inroads into language assessment in the 1990s, test developers have increasingly used them as a reference resource to…

Park, Kwanghyun

2014-01-01

154

Integrating Language Study With Literature and Composition Toward an Integrated Language Arts Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. SUBJECT MATTER: Language, Literature, and Composition. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is organized under six general language concepts: Nature of Language, Language and Communication, Structure of Language, Changes in Language, Relationship Between Speaking and Writing, Language and…

Baltimore County Board of Education, Towson, MD.

155

Creating Legends for the Future: Linking Art & Literature into Language Arts Instruction and Teacher Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A group of teacher trainers and artists developed a thematic unit designed to introduce elementary school children and preservice teachers to the Sioux Indians. The art and literature mediums chosen for the unit were the "Dream Catcher" and the Iktomi story. The instructional sequence incorporated visuals, explanation, and discussion to develop…

Erwin, Barbara; And Others

156

Transmediation in the Language Arts Classroom: Creating Contexts for Analysis and Ambiguity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a language arts curriculum provided students with the opportunity to translate meaning across sign systems (that is, from poetry to dance), numerous benefits were noted. Transmediation, the translation of meaning from one sign system to another, led students to analyze compositional structures and to enhance their use of academic language

McCormick, Jennifer

2011-01-01

157

Oral communication in the English language arts curriculum: A national perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This comprehensive study of the place of oral communication in the English language arts curriculum of K?72 schools was based on a telephone survey of all 50 states and an examination of the curriculum frameworks of the 38 states that publish them. We analyzed the major conceptual bases and organizational patterns, integration of listening and speaking with the other language

Belle Ruth Witkin; Mae L. Lovern; Sara W. Lundsteen

1996-01-01

158

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 6, Grade 2, Supplement & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The supplement and ditto packet for the unit six language arts strand for second graders features visual aids to help carry out the activities described in the teacher's guide. Visuals based on the stories are used to help stimulate oral language and conceptual development along with class participation activities and written work. Other materials…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

159

Expanded Language Arts, Buffalo, New York. Secondary Program in Compensatory Education, 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Expanded Language Arts program aimed to increase the basic language skills of educationally disadvantaged children by decreasing class size and improving instructional materials. Students were drawn from a low income inner-city area of Buffalo and ranged in age from 11 to 19 years (grades 7-12). Fifty percent of the students spoke a Southern…

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.

160

An Analysis of Language Arts Textbooks from a Process-Approach Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined three recent language arts textbook programs for grades one through six to determine the frequency of writing activities, the nature of the writing tasks, and the frequency of process-approach activities such as selecting topics, prewriting, sharing, revising, and publishing. The programs analyzed were Scott, Foresman's "Language:…

DeGroff, Linda-Jo Caple; Leu, Donald J., Jr.

161

The LD Teacher's Language Arts Companion[TM]: A Multisensory Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a multisensory approach for teaching language arts skills to students in grades 3-10 with learning disabilities. It is intended for teachers, parents, speech-language pathologists, and other professionals who work with students with learning disabilities. An introduction discusses multisensory instruction and the benefits of…

Wadlington, Elizabeth M.; Currie, Paula S.

162

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts, Unit 10, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kits 37-40 of the bilingual (Spanish-English) language arts strand present reading, language analysis, and creative expression activities similar to those found in earlier kits of this spiral curriculum. Basic theme of unit 10 for grade three is communities around the world. Focus, objective, and materials are listed for each activity; assessment…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

163

Increasing the Power of Instruction: Integration of Language, Literacy, and Math Across to Preschool Day  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With many learning goals to be met, preschool teachers may wonder how to accomplish all of them. This book is intended to show teachers how to maximize the scope and power of instruction through integration across content domains and learning contexts. Focusing on language, literacy, and mathematics, the author introduces strategies to bolster…

Schickedanz, Judith A.

2008-01-01

164

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Using Math-Mediated Language in Preschool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematical Mediated Language (MML) is a teaching technique designed to enhance children's learning. Teachers who use MML engage in a dialogue with children about mathematics concepts that apply to the activity in which they are engaged. This dialogue links "conceptually related linguistic and mathematical knowledge." In other words, teachers…

Rudd, Loretta C.; Satterwhite, Macy; Lambert, Matthew C.

2010-01-01

165

Language Factors Associated with Achievement Grouping in Math Classrooms: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines the effects of classroom achievement grouping (AG) practices on the early mathematics performance of language-minority students and compares their mathematics achievement to that of English-speaking majority students. Using a nationally representative database of the USA, both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses were done.…

Chang, Mido; Singh, Kusum; Filer, Kimberly

2009-01-01

166

MathPlayer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math Player is a browser plug-in that supports MathML, an XML-based language used to encode mathematical symbols and equations for displaying on the Web. Developed by Design Science, the software can be downloaded for free at this site.

1996-01-01

167

Language Arts/English Curriculum, 7-12. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the idea that the goal of English instruction is to develop language skills that will assist each student in his or her search for identity, in relationships with other people, and in becoming a proficient and sensitive human being, this curriculum guide is divided into two major sections, grades 7 through 9 and grades 10 through 12. In…

Bloomfield Hills School District, MI.

168

Physical Education and Language Arts: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical education is a prime content area for interdisciplinary learning. The movement components of physical education can be used as a medium through which children are provided with opportunities to practice and strengthen language skills. Cone, Werner, Cone, and Woods (1998, p. 4) agree: "interdisciplinary learning is an educational process…

Solomon, John; Murata, Nathan M.

2008-01-01

169

"Green" Hangtag Project Combines Design and Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reducing water consumption and pollution are important concerns for all people. This article describes an activity--production of water conservation hangtags for hotel rooms--that provides students with information about water conservation, in addition to excellent practice with graphic communication and language skills. The activity gives…

Lazaros, Edward J.; Shackelford, Ray

2010-01-01

170

Approaches to Teaching Language Arts in a Bilingual Multicultural Setting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of whole language teaching in urban heterogeneous classrooms was undertaken to identify teacher student classroom discourse patterns. Using the Gutierrez Index of Coding Schema researchers identified three discourse scripts in the 14 bilingual and multicultural classrooms in Southern California under investigation. These were: the…

Gordon, Richard K.; Serrano, Ana M.

171

Medication Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Medication calculation needs to be completed accurately for proper patient treatment. In this section you will need to review and improve your medication math. Understanding math: Math and Culture Refresher: Take the amount of fluid in the bottle and times that by the dose ordered. Then divide this number by the amount of drug in the bottle. This will give you the volume of the drug that you need to administer. Diagram of formulas Math Formulas Math ...

Joey

2008-10-16

172

Into the Curriculum. Art: Dewey Decimal Jewelry: Paper Crafts [and] Family Life Education/Reading/Language Arts: The Face of AIDS in Realistic Fiction [and] Reading/Language Arts: Making Arguments-Persuading People [and] Science/Reading/Language Arts: Living Communities on a Sloth [and] Science: Weather Maps [and] Social Studies: Postal Workers [and] Social Studies: From Capture to Freedom: Slavery in America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides seven fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, family life education, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Strobach, Stasia; Doren, Kathy

1999-01-01

173

Principles and Practices for Building Academic Self-Efficacy in Middle Grades Language Arts Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic self-efficacy contributes to students' motivation and persistence for learning. However, motivation for reading and learning, and students' self-efficacy in school often declines in adolescence. This manuscript presents research-based strategies for facilitating students' motivations within the context of language arts classes.

McTigue, Erin; Liew, Jeffrey

2011-01-01

174

Testing in the English Language Arts: Uses and Abuses. A Collection of Articles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for teachers, this collection of articles on testing in the English language arts contains the following titles: "What Do Test Scores 'Really' Mean in Educational Policy?" by George F. Madaus; "Testing and Literacy: A Contradiction in Terms?" by Marilyn Wilson; "Throwing in the TOWL," by Mary Jane Curry; "Taking the Authority Figure Out…

Beard, John D., Ed.; McNabb, Scott E., Ed.

175

Survival Skills Curriculum in Language Arts for 0-4 Level Adult Basic Education Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was undertaken to develop a realistic survival skills curriculum in language arts for adult basic education (ABE) students that could be used with predischarge residents in institutions for mentally ill individuals in Pennsylvania. After identifying 28 predischarge residents at the Harrisburg State Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,…

Leopold, Joan Y.; Anstine, Carolyn G.; Greene, Margaret P.

176

A Comparative Analysis of State-of-the-Art Component Frameworks for the Java Programming Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document is about the state-of-the-art in the field of component frameworks and standards for component frameworks for the Java programming language. At first, the terms component and component framework are defined. Technologies, concepts and patterns related to the field of com- ponent based programming are presented and a way to catagorize component frameworks is devel- oped. Following, five major

Andreas Pieber; Jakob Spoerk

177

Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide. Language Arts and Social Studies, Sixth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide is one in a series for teachers, students, and community members to help them utilize community resources in developing and teaching environmental concepts, responsibility, and problem solving. This particular guide focuses on social studies and language arts aspects of environmental education for sixth graders. Background information…

Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.

178

Guiding At-Risk Students in the Language Arts Classroom. Learning Package No. 16.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Originally developed for the Department of Defense Schools (DoDDS) system, this learning package on guiding at-risk students in the language arts classroom is designed for teachers who wish to upgrade or expand their teaching skills on their own. The package includes a comprehensive search of the ERIC database; a lecture giving an overview on the…

Simic, Marge; Smith, Carl, Comp.

179

Indiana's Academic Standards: Grade 2 English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to Indiana's academic standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and the social studies for Grade 2 students begins with a note to students and another note to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. The guide also lists 10 things parents can do to help…

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

180

Indiana's Academic Standards: Grade 1 English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to Indiana's academic standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and the social studies for Grade 1 students begins with a note to students and another note to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. The guide also lists 10 things parents can do to help…

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

181

Indiana's Academic Standards: Kindergarten English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to Indiana's academic standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for kindergarten students begins with a note to students and another to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. It helps students understand what is required to meet the…

Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.

182

Indiana's Academic Standards: Grade 3 English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to Indiana's academic standards in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and the Social Studies for Grade 3 students begins with a note to students and another note to parents. The guide spells out what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. The guide also lists 10 things parents can do to…

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.

183

Assessing the Validity of a Language Arts Instruction Log through Triangulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we attempted to illuminate why measures of instruction sometimes fail to meet discrete tests of validity. We used a triangulation strategy -- multiple methods, data sources, and researchers -- to investigate teachers' and observers' reports on a daily language arts log. Data came from a pilot study of the log conducted in 8 urban…

Camburn, Eric; Barnes, Carol A.

2004-01-01

184

Literature-Based Workshops for Language Arts: Ideas for Active Learning Grades K-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is intended for teachers who want to integrate high-quality children's literature into the language arts curriculum. The illustrated book provides a host of small-group workshops for children in kindergarten through second grade, planned around storybooks they love. Each workshop suggested in the book is geared to specific High/Scope…

Morrison, Kathy; Dittrich, Tina

185

Language Arts Instruction, K-6: A Handbook of Options 1973-74.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, written to provide teachers with alternative methods and materials for individualizing elementary language arts, contains six chapters. It also includes several diagrams analyzing instructional variables in a manner that provides teachers with alternatives for classroom instruction. The chapters are "Options in Program Planning," which…

Mount Diablo Unified School District, Concord, CA.

186

Are Texas' English Language Arts and Reading Standards College Ready? Issues & Answers. REL 2010-091  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compares alignment of the ACT and the American Diploma Project (ADP) national college readiness standards sets with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English language arts and reading (TEKS ELAR) standards for grades 9-12 and analyzes their cognitive complexity. It finds that a majority of the content in the ACT and ADP…

Rolfhus, Eric; Cook, Gary; Brite, Jessica L.; Hartman, Jenifer

2010-01-01

187

The Development and Use of a Language Arts Computer Software Program Appropriate for Special Needs Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a school year, a language arts software program was used to help special needs children in Marblehead, Massachusetts who represented a range of learning disabilities and emotional, behavioral and physical disorders of varying degrees of severity. The program had three major components, entitled "Nouns,""Verbs," and "Adjectives." These…

Murphy, Jo-Anne

188

Sixty Years of Language Arts Education: Looking Back in Order to Look Forward  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author's career in professional education is intertwined with the history of language arts education in the United States and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The author joined NCTE in the 1960s, though she was already teaching for about 10 years with a well-developed constructivist perspective on teaching and learning.…

Goodman, Yetta M.

2011-01-01

189

Effectively Using Technology To Develop Independent Research Topics by Middle School Language Arts Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum was designed to increase the effective use of technology by language arts students in middle schools involved in independent research activities. Technology was made available to students in the classroom and in the library to use as a resource to investigate and research topics. Seventh grade students (n=57) were given instruction…

Carper, Leona Jayne

190

Effects of Keyboarding/Typewriting on the Language Arts Skills of Elementary School Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forty-one research studies completed between 1929 and 1983 investigated the effects of typewriting on the development of children's language arts skills. Information about each of the studies was entered in a Lotus 1-2-3 database containing 43 fields. Effect sizes were calculated for 21 studies. The collected evidence suggests a small positive…

Borthwick, Arlene Grambo

191

In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Planning and Unit Samples.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1999 version of the "North Carolina English Language Arts Standard Course of Study" (SCoS) specifies grade-by-grade standards for students in grades K-12. As a complement to the SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers understand and implement the SCoS. While not comprehensive or prescriptive, this document should help…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

192

Uses of Digital Tools and Literacies in the English Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews research on English language arts teachers' use of digital tools in the classroom to remediate print literacies. Specifically, this review focuses on the affordances of digital tools to foster uses of digital literacies of informational/accessibility, collaboration knowledge construction, multimodal communication, gaming…

Beach, Richard

2012-01-01

193

Language Arts & Science Sample Career Education Activities, Grades 7-12. Career Choices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to infuse career education with language arts and science, these teacher-developed activities for grades 7-12 are based on one of seven teacher competencies identified by an Oregon task force (see CE 019 665 for the project description). The activities in this document are based on teacher competency number 7: assist students to reject…

Marion County Educational Service District, Salem, OR.

194

Improving Spelling and Language Arts Skills of Chapter 1 Fourth Grade Students through Paragraph Compositions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum addressed the problem of Chapter 1 fourth grade students not being able to compose a paragraph using correct spelling and language arts skills. The subjects were 16 predominantly Black and Hispanic students in a school in an old small southern city. The students had paragraph composition assignments weekly. The goals were: (1) to…

Budnik, Patricia McNulty

195

Entering the Middle: Key Works for Middle School English Language Arts Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an annotated bibliography of the most recent middle school literature as it relates most directly to English language arts. Consists of only book-length publications published from 1990-2002. Presents annotations of 32 titles categorized into three related sections: general middle school issues; resources for teaching middle school…

Pittard, M. Michele

2003-01-01

196

Techniques for Using Humor and Fun in the Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors, former middle and high school English teachers, review the rationale for using humor and fun in the classroom and provide detailed descriptions for teaching practices and activities that confer enjoyment and learning for language arts students. Although fun activities, these methods foster vocabulary development, grammar instruction,…

Minchew, Sue S.; Hopper, Peggy F.

2008-01-01

197

Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts with Gifted and Advanced Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts With Gifted and Advanced Learners" provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with advanced learners at all stages of development in K-12 schools. The book describes--and demonstrates with specific examples…

VanTassel-Baska, Joyce

2012-01-01

198

A Framework for a Strand Curriculum: Grades K-12. English Language Arts Curriculum Series, Pamphlet 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The English language arts "strand curriculum" of the Iowa Department of Public Instruction depicts a "framework" for a K-12 program and encourages teachers to be concerned with three major dimensions of learning--concepts, attitudes, and skills. "Optimum Goals" and "Basic Considerations" are outlined for each "skill strand" and for each "content…

Burge, Georgia, Ed.

199

Celebrating the Unexpected: A Microethnography of One Early Childhood Process-Oriented Language Arts Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A year-long qualitative study constructed a "thick" (rich, literal) description and interpretation of the social organization, interactions, and attitudes displayed within one self-contained second-grade classroom during its scholastic language arts activities and instruction to explain how a literacy learning environment can be seen as effective…

Cherry, Margaret T.

200

Infusing Alcohol and Drug Prevention with Existing Classroom Study Units: Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum module, one of seven in Infusion Project, offers information and lessons on drug use prevention for integration into an existing seventh-grade middle school language arts curriculum. The module, based on a type of interactive learning called infusion learning, contains 18 lessons each providing objectives, a list of resource…

Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.

201

Instructional Program in Reading/Language Arts: Core Book Lists and Additions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use with the instructional program in reading and language arts of the Montgomery County, Maryland, public schools, this book list contains brief annotations of more than 300 books. The annotations are arranged in the following categories: (1) short narratives, (2) fables, (3) folk tales, (4) legends, (5) novels, (6) biographies, (7)…

Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.

202

Performance-Based Curriculum for Language Arts: From Knowing to Showing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is intended to be used as a guide to develop a performance-based curriculum based on language arts standards recommended by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. The book helps teachers take their students beyond knowledge and basic skills by teaching them to be accountable for showing…

Burz, Helen L.; Marshall, Kit

203

The Mississippi Catalog of Competencies for Public Elementary and Secondary Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phase III of a five-phase project which has implications for the improvement of instructional programs in Mississippi's elementary and secondary schools is described. In phase III, specifically stated objectives or competencies in language arts, designed to accomplish the educational objectives stated in phase II, are cataloged. Fourteen sections…

Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson.

204

Mapping a Rhizome of 21st Century Language Arts: Travel Plans for Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Language arts education has experienced enormous growth and change with the advent of multimodalities in new media, digital literacies, and technologies. In this paper, Hagood uses Deleuze and Guattari's (1980/1987) theoretical work of a rhizome, rhizoanalysis, and rhizomatic cartography to view the field and examine differently converging…

Hagood, Margaret C.

2009-01-01

205

Language Arts Performance Assignments: Generalizability Studies of Local and Central Ratings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We conducted generalizability studies to examine the extent to which ratings of language arts performance assignments, administered in a large, diverse, urban district to students in second through ninth grades, result in reliable and precise estimates of true student performance. The results highlight three important points when considering the…

Martinez, Jose Felipe; Goldschmidt, Pete; Niemi, David; Baker, Eva L.; Sylvester, Roxanne M.

2007-01-01

206

[The Computing Teacher. Selected Articles on the use of Microcomputers in Language Arts Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists primarily of a compilation of nine articles, on the use of microcomputers in language arts instruction, that have been extracted from 1983-1985 issues of the journal "The Computing Teacher". Also included are various software reviews from the same period. The articles include: "Keyboarding Skills: Elementary, My Dear?"…

Computing Teacher, 1985

1985-01-01

207

Snipper Critters: Easy Art Activities To Stimulate Language across the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book uses art to stimulate content-area language development and writing skills. From A to Z, the 81 animal patterns in the book combine with 35 different activities to enhance the primary curriculum--each student gets a photocopy of the pattern, paper, scissors, and some materials to decorate the "critter." The book's activities use facts…

Doerfler-Dall, Mary

208

Report on National Coordinated Evaluation of Five Models for Language Arts/Reading Centers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported in this document are the evaluation results of five model teacher inservice language arts/reading projects geographically dispersed and operationally unique. Contents include an introduction describing the joint efforts of the Bureau of Educational Personnel Development and the National Council of Teachers of English in carrying out the…

Katzenmeyer, William G.; And Others

209

Careers Communications: Middle Grades, 1999-2000. Issue 3. Language Arts. Ohio's Career Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet consists of 10 learning activities related to the communications area of language arts career skills. Each activity is self-contained and provides all necessary material or information. The activities include a communication skills table; career acrostics; a questionnaire for use in an informal interview with an employed person; a…

Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.

210

Piaget and Language Arts: The Role of "Creative Thinking" in the Experimental Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Isolated examples of creative adaptation show that Jean Piaget's theories of childhood development provide the conscientious teacher with a veritable warehouse of innovative and thought-provoking principles with which to construct a meaningful foundation of language arts experimentation. The elementary Piagetian principles for evoking creativity…

Ratliff, Gerald Lee

211

The impact of nurturing creativity in language arts classrooms for improving students' creative products  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was conducted to examine the impact of nurturing creativity in language arts classrooms based on gender and inclusion in special education clusters for improving seventh grade students' creative products and determining students' perceptions of creativity nurturing. This study utilized a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design with two intact samples separated into treatment and control. Both groups were heterogeneous mixed including

Deborah Walker Lee

2006-01-01

212

Anchored Instruction: A Model for Integrating the Language Arts through Content Area Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a description of anchored instruction, a model of curriculum integration combined with inquiry learning that builds prior knowledge and engages students in the application of the language arts. Sets out the eight steps involved in creating an anchored instruction unit. (SR)

Cena, Michael E.; Mitchell, Judith P.

1998-01-01

213

Integrating Science and Language Arts: A Sourcebook for K-6 Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this sourcebook is to provide elementary classroom teachers with meaningful ideas and activities for supplementing their science and language arts programs. Five general topics encompassing the earth, life, and physical science have been selected as units and further subdivided into chapters. Each chapter contains a multitude of…

Shaw, Donna Gail; Dybdahl, Claudia S.

214

Children's Everyday Literacies: Intersections of Popular Culture and Language Arts Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how children's everyday literacies can be used in schools to connect popular culture with the language arts curriculum. Defines what the authors mean by the term popular culture, being careful to distinguish it from definitions ascribed to mass media. Shares some practical, classroom-tried ideas for integrating elementary students'…

Alvermann, Donna E.; Xu, Shelley Hong

2003-01-01

215

Indiana Standards-Based English/Language Arts Curriculum through Focus Units.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project that the authors created to develop an English/Language Arts standards-based curriculum. Discusses the rationale for the project, the theoretical base, the search for teachers, and the implication of a focus unit. Hopes that the model of creating curriculum described here will be useful for many teachers throughout this world…

Maletta, Diane S.

2002-01-01

216

On Tuesday Morning: The Case for "Standards for the English Language Arts."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that the "Standards for the English Language Arts" (SELA) gives English teachers direction. Discusses what "teaching English" means. Suggests that SELA is not a prescriptive list of measurement items nor a cookbook for skillful English teaching: SELA is a statement of principles of, for, and by professionals, and a K-12 statement of…

Brewbaker, James M.

1997-01-01

217

An Analysis of Writing Activities: A Study of Language Arts Textbooks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines three recent elementary school level language arts textbook programs to determine the frequency of writing activities, the nature of writing tasks, and the frequency of process-approach activities such as selecting topics, prewriting, sharing, revising, and publishing. Finds that process activities were seldom recommended. (SKC)

DeGroff, Linda-Jo Caple; Leu, Donald J., Jr.

1987-01-01

218

Predictive Validity of an English Language Arts Performance Assessment. CRESST Report 729  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main goal of this report is to present evidence on the predictive validity of an English language arts (ELA) performance assessment (PA) administered in Grades 2-9 in a large urban school district. To account for the hierarchical structure of the data (students are nested within schools), we employed hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) to…

Wang, Jia; Niemi, David; Wang, Haiwen

2007-01-01

219

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school teachers and leaders with responsibility for English language arts (ELA) need this handy guide to successfully implement the Common Core in their respective grade levels. Getting a copy for every staff member ensures they know: (1) How grades 11-12 ELA content differs from and builds upon 9-10 standards; (2) How the four strands…

Kendall, John; Frazee, Dana; Ryan, Susan

2012-01-01

220

How Much English Language Arts and Mathematics Instruction Do Students Receive? Investigating Variation in Instructional Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The amount of instruction students receive has long been viewed as a foundational educational resource. This article presents an analysis of the time students spend in elementary English language arts (ELA) and mathematics instruction. In mathematics, the average student received about 140 hr of instruction, but students in the top sixth of…

Phelps, Geoffrey; Corey, Douglas; DeMonte, Jenny; Harrison, Delena; Loewenberg Ball, Deborah

2012-01-01

221

PARCC Model Content Frameworks: English Language Arts/Literacy--Grades 3-11  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of its proposal to the U.S. Department of Education, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) committed to developing model content frameworks for English language arts/literacy (ELA/Literacy) to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments. The PARCC Model Content…

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (NJ1), 2011

2011-01-01

222

Science Sampler: When do girls lose interest in math and science?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To determine when girls lose interest in math and science, the authors surveyed female students in grades 4 through 8 in several school districts in southwestern Ohio to try to answer three questions: (1) Do girls stop liking science? If so, at which grade? (2) Do girls stop liking math? If so, at which grade? and (3) Do girls like science and math less than they like language arts and social studies? Although this was not a longitudinal study, it yielded some robust results, which are described in this article.

Gann, Debra; Blue, Jennifer

2008-10-01

223

Whole Language as an Ecological Phenomenon: On Sustaining the Agonies of Innovative Language Arts Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the area of language instruction, a network of ecological relationships exists among the teacher, the child, and the text--the sustaining and nurturing of these relationships is at the heart of whole language instruction. Moreover, this network of relationships falls prey to neither of the unsustainable extremities of "gericentrism" (appealing…

Field, James C.; Jardine, David W.

224

Into the Curriculum. Art: Whistler's Mother; Reading/Language Arts: Finding My Voice; Science: Where on My Tongue? Taste; Social Studies/Science: Volcanoes; Social Studies: Pompeii.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Describes library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up for each activity. (LRW)

Reed-Mundell, Charlie

2001-01-01

225

Where's the Math?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers examples of materials and activities that promote and guide math-learning opportunities in all areas of the classroom. Materials and activities relate to: (1) art center; (2) science and discovery center; (3) blocks; (4) library and writing centers; (5) music and movement; (6) manipulatives; (7) dramatic play; (8) outdoor play; and (9)…

Texas Child Care, 2003

2003-01-01

226

Achieving Standards in the English Language Arts (and More) Using The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article introduces The RULER Approach (“RULER”) to social and emotional learning, with a particular focus on its Feeling Words Curriculum. Through this curriculum, RULER contributes to the ultimate goals of an English language arts education—preparing students to achieve personal, social, and academic goals and to be engaged and contributing citizens. RULER complements the English language arts curriculum and draws

Susan E. Rivers; Marc A. Brackett

2010-01-01

227

Worlds Together... Words Apart: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Arts-Based Curriculum for Second Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study was to assess whether authentic arts-based curricula facilitate the acquisition of English as a second language (ESL) without sacrificing proficiency in the first language (Spanish). This question is examined theoretically and empirically. First, the use of an arts-based curriculum is positioned within a Vygotskian…

Urso Spina, Stephanie

2006-01-01

228

Summertime Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These new paperbacks and recent paperback reprints present simple and complex math concepts as engaging, challenging puzzles and can make math fun for children from preschool through primary grades. (Author/AEF)

Broderick, Kathy

1998-01-01

229

Math Magician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Charles Pine, CASE's Professor of the Year, is a professor who gets students to know and love math and physics and who has emerged as a leading teacher of math teachers. It started when Pine found that his students couldn't do the math involved in his physics classes. (MLW)

Bailey, Anne Lowrey

1984-01-01

230

Singapore Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Singapore Math" is a collection of math curricula originally developed by Singapore's Ministry of Education and private textbook publishers for use in Singapore schools. "Singapore Math" curricula were developed under a national framework centered on problem solving that emphasizes computational skills as well as conceptual and strategic thinking…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

231

Math Curse or Math Anxiety?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the phenomenon of math anxiety in a group of elementary school students by observing and conducting a survey to identify where students fit into the continuum of mathematics confidence. Discusses strategies to reduce math anxiety. (ASK)

Stuart, Vanessa B.

2000-01-01

232

Flight Software Math Library  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The flight software (FSW) math library is a collection of reusable math components that provides typical math utilities required by spacecraft flight software. These utilities are intended to increase flight software quality reusability and maintainability by providing a set of consistent, well-documented, and tested math utilities. This library only has dependencies on ANSI C, so it is easily ported. Prior to this library, each mission typically created its own math utilities using ideas/code from previous missions. Part of the reason for this is that math libraries can be written with different strategies in areas like error handling, parameters orders, naming conventions, etc. Changing the utilities for each mission introduces risks and costs. The obvious risks and costs are that the utilities must be coded and revalidated. The hidden risks and costs arise in miscommunication between engineers. These utilities must be understood by both the flight software engineers and other subsystem engineers (primarily guidance navigation and control). The FSW math library is part of a larger goal to produce a library of reusable Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) FSW components. A GN&C FSW library cannot be created unless a standardized math basis is created. This library solves the standardization problem by defining a common feature set and establishing policies for the library s design. This allows the libraries to be maintained with the same strategy used in its initial development, which supports a library of reusable GN&C FSW components. The FSW math library is written for an embedded software environment in C. This places restrictions on the language features that can be used by the library. Another advantage of the FSW math library is that it can be used in the FSW as well as other environments like the GN&C analyst s simulators. This helps communication between the teams because they can use the same utilities with the same feature set and syntax.

McComas, David

2013-01-01

233

“Making the Readings Come to Life”: Expanding Notions of Language Arts at Freedom School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools provide literacy-rich, summer experiences for both the K-12 children they serve and the servant-leader interns who serve as teachers. In this article, the author expands upon the scholarship of preparing teachers to be culturally responsive pedagogues of language arts instruction by illuminating components of the Freedom Schools' curriculum, teacher-activist preparation, and the servant-leader interns'

Tambra O. Jackson

2009-01-01

234

Connecting the Dots: A Handbook Series for Teachers of English Language Arts, Grades 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to grow into a 2-inch three-ring binder, this handbook is part of a series for teachers of grades 6-8 language arts. The handbook aims to clarify some points, to provide a framework for new teachers and to give veteran teachers some new ideas. Volume I contains activities to use in the classroom, and Volume II is "all about books." The…

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

235

Books that Build Math Skills: Sharing Books that Reinforce Math Concepts with Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents some wonderful books that reinforce math concepts with young children. In "I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art," children see reproductions of the work of famous artists and count elements in the pictures. A list of math books that reinforce math concepts is included.

Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.

2006-01-01

236

The Language of the Pharaohs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a course in ancient Egyptian studies for gifted elementary students. The course incorporates social studies, science, math, language, reading/writing, and art activities. Students study history and development of Egyptian culture, reading and writing with glyphs, and analyzing and evaluating Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.…

Treat, Marcia

1991-01-01

237

Math Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math games bring out kids' natural love of numbers. Yet in the waning days of school, students can't wait for that final bell to ring. Each summer, most students lose about two months of mathematical computation skills. So how do teachers keep their students focused on math up till the end? Before sending them off for the summer, get them hooked…

Lorenzi, Natalie

2012-01-01

238

Curious Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The author of Curious Math, Clay Ford, enjoys mathematics. While Ford claims not to be an expert by any means he maintains a fun website full of math tricks and trivia. Examples of postings include how to \\"quickly square a number that ends in 5\\" and \\"why the number 153 in the Bible is such an interesting number.\\" Visitors can search a particular subject or browse the Math Topics, which are categorized as Facts, Trivia & Fun, News & Updates, or Tricks, Rules & Methods. The articles are also organized by Top 10 most read, most commented, and most active new submitters. This site will be useful for both students and instructors in early post secondary and developmental math. Registered users can post comments to the entry, submit a math article on tricks and trivia, contact other users, or join the discussion forum. Registration is free.

2005-11-08

239

Neighborhood Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains four different math activities: Math at the Mall, Math in the Park or City, Wheel Figure This Out, and Gearing Up. The first looks at mathematics at the mall, categorizing shops and calculating the amount of floor space occupied by each category. The second activity explores mathematics in the park, or city, it involves calculation of the height of objects. The third and fourth activities take a mathematical look at bicycles, involving both geometry and ratios. Answers and explanations of the four activities and other links are included.

Online, Pbs

2007-12-12

240

Hope Is the Thing with Metaphors: De-Situating Literacies and Learning in English Language Arts Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we examine the relationship between classroom talk, teacher-student roles and paradigms for literacy and learning in two ninth-grade English Language Arts classes. Our goal was to understand how these roles and practices socialized students into norms for academic language and literacy as they read and wrote poetry in preparation…

Enright, Kerry Anne; Torres-Torretti, Daniela; Carreon, Orlando

2012-01-01

241

Ecology and the Environment. Language Arts around the World, Volume V. Cross-Curricular Activities for Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggesting that students in the intermediate grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units designed to integrate language-arts activities into the study of ecology and the environment. The units in the book reach diverse…

McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.

242

Comparing DIF across Math and Reading/Language Arts Tests for Students Receiving a Read-Aloud Accommodation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although testing accommodations are commonly provided to students with disabilities within large-scale testing programs, research findings on how well accommodations allow for comparable measurement of student knowledge and skill remain inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which 1 commonly held belief about testing…

Bolt, Sara E.; Ysseldyke, James E.

2006-01-01

243

Art  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are many different ways to make art. We will explore the art of film making. As a class we will use vote on which book we have read this year to use for our storyline. Then each of you will write about a different chapter in the book, explaining the basic things that went on. We will put all of the chapter writings together and I will write a script with a part for each of you to play . Just a warning! With all of you writing about different chapters, this film will turn out VERY WACKY !! This group of web links are about filming and special effects. As a class we will make a simple film with ideas and a script written by all of us! It may turn out a little wacky, but isn't some art that way? . Preproduction, production, and postproduction . [R:5414021 Special Effects Ghosts Narration and Background Music . royalty free music sound effects ...

2010-04-27

244

Math Trivia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This activity for grades 6-12 is designed to promote an increased interest in mathematics and its study. Directions for the game "Math Trivia" are given, with questions ready for cards and additional questions listed. (MNS)

Kuhlmann, Jim

1986-01-01

245

Math Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will have the opportunity to use the web to do math problems related to combinations, finding possibilities, and counting. Students: Your job is to complete these two assignments, write out your answers on a sheet of paper, and submit them in class when finished. 1. Find out which combination is best by doing the Pumpkin Patch Challenge: Math Challenge 2. Answer questions 1 and 2 of \\"Let Me Count ...

Jones, Miss

2005-10-24

246

Magnetic Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 37 space science mathematical problems, several of which use authentic science data. The problems involve math skills such as unit conversions, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, graph analysis, vectors, scientific notation, and many others. Learners will use mathematics to explore science topics related to Earth's magnetic field, space weather, the Sun, and other related concepts. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

247

Interpreting Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module is to give you practice preparing for and interpreting in math education settings. 1. Activate your extra linguistic knowledge (ELK) in preparation for interpreting a math lesson. Visit the Solving Equations website and familiarize yourself with the steps for solving linear equations. Clarify any concepts you do not understand. (Remember that you cannot interpret what you do not understand.) Solving Equations 2. Begin working on ...

2007-10-01

248

Math Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will learn the concepts of a math pattern through a tutorial, then explore the new information with interactive pattern games. Today you will learn more about patterns in mathematics. Please go to this link and complete the interactive lesson. math pattern tutorial Now go to this web site to practice identifying random patterns. pattern generator Finally, go to this web site to practice and explore. PBS Cyberchase- pattern game After the teacher has signaled, please answer the following questions. What is ...

Thorpe, Ms.

2006-10-10

249

Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Math is language, too," Phyllis and David Whitin (2000) remind everyone in their informative book about reading and writing in the mathematics classroom. This means that students in elementary school math classes are learning two distinct, yet related languages--one of numbers, the other of words. These languages of numbers and words are combined…

Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon

2009-01-01

250

Examining the literacy component of science literacy: 25 years of language arts and science research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This review, written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Journal of Science Education, revealed a period of changes in the theoretical views of the language arts, the perceived roles of language in science education, and the research approaches used to investigate oral and written language in science, science teaching, and learning. The early years were dominated by behavioralist and logico-mathematical interpretations of human learning and by reductionist research approaches, while the later years reflected an applied cognitive science and constructivist interpretations of learning and a wider array of research approaches that recognizes the holistic nature of teaching and learning. The early years focus on coding oral language into categories reflecting source of speech, functional purpose, level of question and response, reading research focused on the readability of textbooks using formulae and the reader's decoding skills, and writing research was not well documented since the advocates for writing in service of learning were grass roots practitioners and many science teachers were using writing as an evaluation technique. The advent of applied cognitive science and the constructivist perspectives ushered in interactive-constructive models of discourse, reading and writing that more clearly revealed the role of language in science and in science teaching and learning. A review of recent research revealed that the quantity and quality of oral interactions were low and unfocused in science classrooms; reading has expanded to consider comprehension strategies, metacognition, sources other than textbooks, and the design of inquiry environments for classrooms; and writing-to-learn science has focused on sequential writing tasks requiring transformation of ideas to enhance science learning. Several promising trends and future research directions flow from the synthesis of this 25-year period of examining the literacy component of science literacy - among them are critical listening and reading of various sources, multi-media presentations and representations, effective debate and argument, quality explanation and the role of information and communication technologies/environments.

Yore, Larry D.; Bisanz, Gay L.; Hand, Brian M.

2003-06-01

251

Linking Science and Language Arts: A Review of the Literature Which Compares Integrated Versus Non-integrated Approaches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature published during the last 20 years that investigates the impact of approaches that describe themselves as integrating science and language arts on student learning and/or attitude at the elementary level. The majority of papers report that integrated approaches led to greater student achievement in science and language arts across elementary grade levels. Additionally, integrated approaches facilitate improved attitudes toward both science and reading. The second section of the findings provides an overview of the types of pedagogical approaches used in the classrooms described in the studies. At all grade levels, teachers linked a variety of strategies including read-alouds, independent reading, at home reading, and writing in various genres that connected hands-on science activities to language arts skills.

Bradbury, Leslie U.

2014-06-01

252

Math Cats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It is at times very difficult to get children excited about math, but Math Cats (designed by Wendy Patti, a teacher) is an online archive of fun and informative activities that will help young people learn about a number of math topics, including geometry, arithmetic, and other topics. As one might expect, much of this is achieved by a number of virtual cats who explain various features of the site, and the different math concepts that are explored within. The site is divided up into a number of sections, including one that is particularly well-thought out, MicroWorlds. Here visitors may download a number of interactive projects, such as Coin Flipper (a way to learn about probability) and Multiply It, which allows users to learn about multiplication. The Math Crafts section is also quite ingenious, providing plans for different fun projects, such as the Number City and a Polygon Airport. Finally, visitors may sign up to receive an electronic newsletter and learn about the various accolades that the site has received.

Patti, Wendy

253

Decision Making: An Imperative for Language Learning; Highlights of the Annual Language Arts Conference of Memphis State University (7th, Memphis, June 12-14, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents nine papers which were originally prepared for the 1974 Annual Language Arts Conference at Memphis State University. Included are: "Proxemics" by Dale F. Baltus; "Reading and Study Skill Hints for Intermediate and Secondary Teachers" by Stuart W. Bray; "A Reading Game License" by Flora C. Fowler; "Teach Kids to Think" by…

Rakes, Thomas A., Ed.; Brotherton, Sophia, Ed.

254

Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts/Art: Using Amelia Bedelia Books to Teach Figurative and Literal Meanings [and] Reading/Language Arts/Mathematics: Create an Internet Pizza Cafe that Serves Pizza, Poetry, Technology, and More! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Finding Secret Words: Beginning Dictionary Skills [and] Science: What Big Teeth You Have! Alligators All Around [and] Science: Rube Goldberg and Simple Machines [and] Social Studies: Folklore--An Integrated Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading and language arts, art, mathematics, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Wood, Eve; Maggi, Barbara Hall; Napier, Marion; Troisi, Andrea; Heiser, Pam; Rinehart, Sharon

1998-01-01

255

Math Machines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Math Machines organization is to "improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students' ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom." Their website supports a National Science Foundation ATE grant-supported project designed to improve teaching in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at the high school and college levels. This improved learning results from using math, science, and technology principles to build and control various machines such as pointers and robots or "math machines", which are simple devices that provide an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to abstract mathematical equations. The website provides information links on Educational Theory, Classroom Activities, Project Workshops, Calculators & Programs, and Machine Construction Instructions for Building: Closed Circuits, Servo Motors, Controllers, Robot Boards and more. There is also contact information, an FAQ section, as well as upcoming events.

2010-05-18

256

Math Interactives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math Interactives is part of a larger site, called LearnAlberta.ca, which is "designed and developed to assist kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers in Alberta locate and utilize digital learning and teaching resources. The design of the site is reflective of how teachers think and work in an online environment." Visitors interested in multiple ways to learn math will love the print and video math activities available on the site. There are four categories from which visitors can choose, on the left hand side of the homepage: Number, Pattern and Relations, Shape and Space and Statistics and Probability. Each section contains a video and an interactive that encourages students to explore the concept in question. For example, students may learn about linear equations through a video about the costs of feeding animals at the Calgary Zoo, and later come up with their own linear equations to predict the costs, accounting for price of food, amount needed, and delivery fees.

2012-03-14

257

Math Magic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report) hosts this website of materials from the MathMagic K-12 telecommunications project developed in El Paso, Texas by Alan A. Hodson. The project aims to "provide motivation for students to use computer technology while increasing problem-solving strategies and communications skills." Materials are posted by grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12). Each grade section includes over 20 documents with sample problems and games to try out.

258

Math Lessons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The creator of this site is one Gisele Glosser, who happens to be the "Mrs. Glosser" referenced throughout the site. She is also an experienced math teacher who has worked in New York and New Jersey. In an effort to assist her fellow educators, she has created this delightful collection of math lessons. Visitors will want to look over the lessons, which are listed in full here. While some of the materials require a fee, there are a number of lessons offered completely free of charge. In total, there are thirty free lessons here, and they cover such topics as probability, symbolic logic, understanding percent, and number theory.

Glosser, Gisele

259

Math Pickle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development web site for K-12 mathematics teachers offers a number of video-based math challenges for students at all grade levels (K-12) to stimulate student problem-solving skills in students in the classroom. The math activities are divided into five categories: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Many activities include video implementation suggestions for the teacher, student handouts (pdf) and class presentations of the videos in PowerPoint and Keynote formats.

Hamilton, Gordon

2012-01-01

260

K-5 Math Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides an extensive collection of free resources, math games, and hands-on math activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Resources are organized by topic (Number, Geometry, Measurement/ Data) and then by grade leve or grade bands, within the topic. Resources are suitable for use in math centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each activity are presented in large print on a task card in child-friendly language to enable students to work on tasks independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader.

2012-01-01

261

Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article by Brenda Krick-Morales identifies the difficulties that English Language Learners (ELLs) have with math word problems. The author identifies teaching strategies to help improve comprehension in the lower grades and in the upper grades. This article is related to "Math Instruction for English Language Learners" by Kristina Robertson, which is cataloged separately in this database.

Krick-Morales, Brenda

2006-01-01

262

Marble Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This customizable iOS app ($) provides practice with a variety of mental math skills. Users roll or drag marbles through a maze collecting numbers that satisfy given challenges. Each of the three levels of difficulty offers a range of skills that may be selected. The game rewards accuracy and includes obstacles and bonuses that increase the motivational value.

Artgig, Llc

2013-09-15

263

Carousel Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Carousels are as reliant on the laws of motion as roller coasters. Take a ride on the new Bear Mountain Carousel at Bear Mountain State Park in New York. After enjoying the ride, take the data that has been collected and use the applet to explore the math behind this amusement park ride.

Forum, Math; Ii, Web F.

2003-01-01

264

Talking Maths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion in maths lessons has always been something encouraged by ATM but can be difficult to initiate for non-specialist and inexperienced teachers who may feel they need material in books to get them going. In this article, the author describes resources aimed at encouraging discussion among primary mathematicians. These resources include: (1)…

Murray, Jenny

2006-01-01

265

Developmental Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This set of videos, authored by Salman Khan of the Khan Academy, provides worked developmental math examples from the Monterey Institute. These start at a fairly basic level and would prepare a student for the set of Algebra I worked examples. After completion, students should gain a fundamental understanding of mathematics and future studies.

Khan, Salman

2010-12-17

266

Mars Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This book contains 24 illustrated math problem sets based on a weekly series of space science problems. Each set of problems is contained on one page. The problems were created to be authentic glimpses of modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data. Learners will use mathematics to explore problems that include basic scales and proportions, fractions, scientific notation, algebra, and geometry.

267

Math Potatoes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive Flash book, one in Greg Tang's series that combines math with poems and pictures, challenge learners to calculate how many objects are in each scene by thinking quickly in groups rather than counting. This more advanced book focuses on smart grouping strategies that make computations faster, easier and more accurate by looking for patterns, symmetries and rearrangements.

Tang, Greg

2013-06-25

268

Jumpstreet Humanities Project Learning Package. Curriculum Materials for Secondary School Teachers and Students in Language Arts, History and Humanities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These language arts, U.S. history, and humanities lessons for secondary school students are designed to be used with "From Jumpstreet-A Story of Black Music," a series of 13 half-hour television programs. The colorful and rhythmic series explores the black musical heritage from its African roots to its wide influence in modern American music. Each…

Levine, Toby H.

269

The Right Time and Place? Middle School Language Arts Teachers Talk about Not Talking about Sexual Orientation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we report results of a qualitative interview study focusing on middle school Language Arts teachers' perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices related to LGBQ topics. The study found that virtually all of the teacher participants recognized that the topic of same-sex sexuality was important for their students, yet the teachers…

Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt

2011-01-01

270

Organizing and Managing the Language Arts Block: A Professional Development Guide. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers essential guidance to preservice and inservice teachers seeking to create, revise, and/or add new strategies to the teaching of the language arts block. The book's focus is on how to implement effective strategies in the context of a well-planned classroom and smoothly choreographed daily schedule. A series of case studies in the…

Morrow, Lesley Mandel

271

In the Curriculum. Health: Mental Agility and Memory; Reading/Language Arts: The Writer/Reader Connection; Science: Stars.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides six library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in health, science, language arts, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills and curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation guidelines, and follow-up activities. (AEF)

Robinson, Alice A.

2003-01-01

272

A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Reading Improvement in Middle School Language Arts. Revised Edition. Resource Monograph No. 18.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reading improvement activities in this handbook are intended for use by middle school language arts teachers. Focusing on study skills, vocabulary development, and comprehension development, the activities include (1) surveying literary materials, (2) outlining, (3) spelling, (4) syllabication, (5) word recognition, (6) using synonyms, (7)…

Guttinger, Hellen I., Ed.

273

Worlds together...words apart: Bridging cognition and communication for second language learners through an authentic arts?based curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a rationale for designing an authentic arts?based curriculum (AABC) that will facilitate the scholastic achievement of second language learners. It also offers proposals for the implementation of such a curriculum. Following an overview of the current situation, two perspectives are addressed. First, the design of AABC is positioned within a Vygotskiian framework of learning and conceptually organised

Stephanie Urso Spina

1995-01-01

274

An Investigation of the Test-Taking Skills and Associated Thinking Processes of Ninth Grade English Language Arts Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although much is known about how students perform on standardized tests, little research exists concerning how students think and process while taking such tests. This mixed methods action research study was designed to investigate if a constructivist approach to test preparation could yield improved results for 37 English language arts freshmen…

O'Shea, Mary B.

2010-01-01

275

The Design and Implementation of the Validation of the Competency-Based Curriculum In Language Arts/English and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The validation of the competency based curriculum (CBC) of the District of Columbia Public Schools, prior to full scale implementation, is described. The CBC includes English, language arts, and science instruction in grades one through nine, and is based upon the demonstrated learning of specific behavioral objectives in the basic skills. The…

District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

276

Letting the Text Take Center Stage: How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts. To that end, teachers will need to support students in paying closer attention to such texts. Instead of focusing on pre-reading activities…

Shanahan, Timothy

2013-01-01

277

Exploring the development of discipline-specific language skills with increasingly diverse art and design student groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the subject area of fashion and textiles (and art and design generally) there is a large amount of terminology and technical language used to describe the details, techniques and production processes in this field. The majority of lecturers, as practising professionals, use these words and phrases in their teaching practice. Without intending to baffle the students, these subject-specific terms

Rachel Matthews

278

Capable Reader Program: Language Arts. Volume II. Objectives for Units B2 through B4. Bulletin No. 335.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a curriculum series for academically gifted elementary students in the area of reading, the document presents objectives and activities for language arts instruction. There are three major objectives: (1) recognizing persuasive use of words, vague and imprecise words, multiple meanings conveyed by a single word, and propaganda techniques;…

Long, Sandra; And Others

279

E(c)lect(r)ic Stories: Reading the New Media in the English Language Arts Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the ways in which hypertext literature differs from print literature with specific reference to questions of sequence and closure. Discusses how hypertext fiction - electric stories - might be used to invite students of English language arts to interrogate their beliefs about literary form. Defines literary hypertext and theorizes about…

Dobson, Teresa

2002-01-01

280

The English Language Arts (ELA) Exam and Academic Achievement: Is There a Relationship? Predictive Validity of Statewide Measures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind Act is a mandate from the federal government for education to increase student performance and school accountability. As a result of this mandate, many states have issued the use of high-stakes standardized tests as a means of monitoring schools' accountability. New York State administers the English Language Arts (ELA)…

Mazza, Lynn

2010-01-01

281

Using Factor Analysis to Investigate Accommodations Used by Students with Disabilities on an English-Language Arts Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the underlying factors measured by a state standards-based grade 4 English-Language Arts (ELA) assessment given to several groups of students. The focus of the research was to gather evidence regarding whether or not the tests measured the same construct or constructs for students without disabilities who took the test under…

Cook, Linda; Eignor, Daniel; Sawaki, Yasuyo; Steinberg, Jonathan; Cline, Frederick

2010-01-01

282

The Relationship between Music and Visual Arts Formal Study and Academic Achievement on the Eighth-Grade Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the policy implications allowing administrators to exempt a student from required arts instruction if the student obtained unsatisfactory scores on the high-stake state mandated tests in English and mathematics. This study examined English language arts and math test scores for 37,222 eighth grade students…

Baker, Richard Allen, Jr.

2011-01-01

283

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There: Reconciling science and art through parallel language, physical attributes, and methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Children's literature has often featured an understanding of our world through imaginative means: Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland both display this quality. As Wonderland was a manifestation of Alice's own imagination, her journey to understand Wonderland was actually a quest to understand the phenomena that comprised her 'real' world. It was author Lewis Carroll's way of showing that human beings must use multiple intelligences to understand the complicated mystery that is the world and all things in it. The specific way in which we each interpret the facts presented determine if we become an 'artist' or 'scientist.' But does the label matter? Albert Einstein himself once said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.' Inherently, discovery---the finding of something new---demands that one must imagine something that is heretofore unknown. Researchers in both science and the arts use the same basic principles to examine different fields of study. These principles will be discussed via examples such as comparative analysis of scientific vs. historical research methods; how scientific language compares to arts language and why they often mean the same thing; and how study of a subject matter could often be improved through a mutual understanding of both science and art. Because of the apparent difference in subject matter, a schism between the two sides of human understanding has grown to the point where they are thought to be two different and unrelated schools of thought. Here we present several examples of the integration of science and art, and show how 'different' actually means the 'same,' in terms of scientific and artistic processes. We argue that 'science' and 'art' are not mutually exclusive; they are often the same practice and can be taught as such. Simple changes in language prove that methods of inquiry in science are the same as those in the arts. In order to support the mission of STEAM, this interplay must be presented to the public in new and innovative ways via formal and informal education (which should spread from art, history, to science museums). Examples will include the similarity of the study of craquelure in oil paintings and geophysical fracture mechanics and civil engineering fatigue failure; historic depictions of natural phenomena prior to developed notions of observational sciences; fact-gathering to recreate arts history versus the scientific method; and the study of the simple changes in language that give connotation to either arts or science fields - yet mean the same thing.

Walker, C. G.; Walker, C. C.

2013-12-01

284

Situating Language Production within the Matrix of Human Cognition: The State of the Art in Language Production Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of recent work in language production is presented, focusing on the "Third International Workshop on Language Production" (Chicago, USA, August 2006). The articles included in this special issue focus on three overlapping themes: language production in dialogue (Arnold; Costa, Pickering, & Sorace); multilingual language production (Costa…

Goldrick, Matthew; Costa, Albert; Schiller, Niels O.

2008-01-01

285

English Language Arts and Science Courses in a Virtual School: A Comparative Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Virtual K-12 schools have rapidly become a popular choice for parents and students in the last decade. However, little research has been done on the instructional practices used in virtual courses. As reflected in the central research question, the purpose of this study was to explore how teachers provided instruction for Grade 7-10 students in both English language arts and science courses in a virtual school in a southern state. The conceptual framework was based on Piaget's theory of cognitive development and Garrison, Anderson, and Siemens' research on instructional design. The units of analysis in this qualitative, comparative case study were four virtual courses; the data were collected from teacher and student questionnaires, threaded student discussions, student work samples, and archival records. The first level of data analysis involved coding and categorization using the constant comparative method, and the second level involved examining the data for patterns, themes, and relationships to determine key findings. Results indicated that a standardized virtual course design supported teacher use of direct instruction and summative assessments and some individualized instruction to deliver course content, including adjusting the course pace, conducting individual telephone conferences, and providing small group instruction using Blackboard Elluminate. Opportunities for student interaction and inquiry learning were limited. This study is expected to contribute to positive social change by providing educators and policymakers with an awareness of the critical need for further study of research-based instructional practices in K-12 virtual courses that would improve student learning.

Tustin, Rachel Sarah

286

Into the Curriculum. Industrial Arts/Social Studies: African American Inventors [and] Mathematics/Science: How Do Bears Measure Up? [and] Reading/Language Arts: Information Power: Using the Illustrations [and] Reading/Language Arts: African American History [and] Social Studies: Appalachian Trail [and] Social Studies: Trailblazers of the Early American Wilderness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents curriculum guides for elementary instruction in the areas of industrial arts, social studies, mathematics, science, and reading/language arts. Each lesson plan describes library media skills objectives; curriculum objectives; grade levels; resources; instructional roles; activity and procedures for completion; evaluation; and follow-up…

Fleischer, Barbara; Warner, Richard L.; Haas, Lisa S.; Sommers, Kathy

1998-01-01

287

Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Reflective Thinking Practices Used in a Reading/Language Arts Practicum Experience: A Study with Cross-Cultural Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A reflective thinking model has been developed by reading/language arts faculty at Northwest Missouri State University to provide opportunity for elementary education majors to think reflectively about their teaching and to determine ways to improve their instructional practices. During a 7-week reading/language arts practicum experience,…

Bouas, Jean; Thompson, Patricia

288

Math and Science. IDRA Focus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue contains six articles on improving math and science education for minority group students, particularly language-minority students. "Accelerating Content Area Gains for English Language Learners" (Laura Chris Green) describes the Young Scientists Acquiring English project, which seeks to improve the content-area achievement of…

IDRA Newsletter, 1995

1995-01-01

289

Math Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 7.5 minute video educator Ian Byrd proposes three pencil and paper math games that are simple to learn and that develop students' ability to abstract their strategies. Game of 100 and Heaps, both Nim-type games, also develop facility in adding and subtracting whole numbers, while Cram strengthens spatial reasoning. All three games can be adapted, encouraging students to generalize their strategies into algorithms. Byrd includes links to Wikipedia articles on the games.

2013-01-01

290

Math Jeopardy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is intended to support a Family Math Night at a K-6 school. It is a game played by two teams of students and requires a chalk board or white board. A master of ceremonies keeps the questions. The example questions come in several categories (Arithmetic, Estimation, Geometry, Measurement, Puzzles, Work and Money) and have different point values within each category. Rules and a question bank are provided.

2011-01-01

291

Arts throughout the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how curriculum integration can help art enhance learning during times when the arts may be considered dispensable and removed from education, presenting examples of how classroom teachers have examined art as a link to expanded understanding of history, science, math, reading, current events, geography, cultural studies, emotions,…

Manner, Jane Carol

2002-01-01

292

Modeles de rendement langagier. French Language Arts-- 1re annee-3e annee. Francais langue seconde--immersion (Language Production Models. French Language Arts-- Grades 1-3. French as a Second Language--Immersion).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The materials in this document present the results of a study of French second language immersion testing in Alberta (Canada) public schools for grades 1-3 based on the curriculum instituted in 1998. As a result of the study, this collection was developed for grades 1-3 students who need to be taught French as a second language. A separate section…

Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.

293

Towards a Language of Computer Art: When Paint Isn't Paint.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that the computer is a new tool to link the concepts of information and art together. Asserts that electronic tools have a hidden point of view that is more complex than that included in a brush, printing press, or a camera. Concludes that there may be a move toward a reunion of art and science and of process and product. (CFR)

Rogers, Patricia L.

1995-01-01

294

Maths Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maths Online is a site operated at the University of Vienna in Austria. Its purpose is to provide an interactive multimedia learning environment for high school and college level mathematics students and teachers. Its main section is the Gallery. Here, users can choose from a large selection of over twenty topics; each one has Java applets or other activities that demonstrate the associated principles. Interactive tests are also given that cover areas such as sets, functions, limiting processes, differentiation, and integration. The material presented on this site can be downloaded for offline use.

295

Into the Curriculum. Art: Color and Paul Klee [and] Reading/Language Arts: Dynamite Dinosaurs [and] Science: Wildflowers [and] Science: Amphibians [and] Social Studies: Atlas Magic [and] Social Studies: Water Transportation in the Early 19th Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents six curriculum guides for art, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Each guide identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, print and nonprint resources, instructional roles, activities and procedures for completion, evaluation, and follow-up. (AEF)

Kuhn, Jennifer; And Others

1996-01-01

296

Into the Curriculum. Music/Art/Reading/Language Arts: Can You Guess the Animal? [and] Science: The Ocean [and] Science: Biome and Animal Unit [and] Social Studies: How Many Forms of Transportation Can You Find?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents four fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in music and art, reading and language arts, science, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, procedures,…

Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Ely, Patricia; Asire, Marty

2000-01-01

297

The Teaching of Language Arts to Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners: Learning Standards for English as a Second Language. Building the Bridge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The English as a Second Language (ESL) standards articulate the abilities and competencies that Limited English Proficient (LEP) and English Language Learners (ELLs) must demonstrate to successfully integrate into the English academic mainstream. The standards combine the principles of second language learning with the language development…

n/a

2004-01-01

298

Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why should your school have a Family Math Night?: (1) Help students learn essential math concepts; (2) Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and (3) Promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry…

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2005-01-01

299

Math Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are some fun games that will allow you to work on some of your math skills, each game is different so I want you to play the two that you think you would like the most. Everyday you will pick a different two games until you have played all of them. To choose a game, click on the highlighted words. After you have played all of the games you will pick a new game each day and write down the game you played on the game list that will be on the teachers desk. Have fun and learn a lot!! Algebra Playing With Patterns!! This game allows you to help Paul find matching patterns. Click on your answer and see if you are correct! It is a ...

Cooley, Mr.

2011-11-12

300

Analyze Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by Dr. Abdelkader Dendane, a lecturer at the United Arab Emirates University, the Analyze Math website is designed to provide curious minds with access to in-depth tutorials on such topics as logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, and calculus. The site also covers materials from the fields of trigonometry and the sometimes vexing field of statistics. Utilizing Java applets, the different sections allow for interactive explorations of these areas of interest, and visitors just need to scroll down through the homepage to find the subject they are having difficulty understanding. The siteâÂÂs layout is fairly self-explanatory, and with the use of a projection device, materials from this site could be put to good use in the classroom.

Dendane, Abdelkader

301

We Love Math!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents innovative, multiple intelligence math practices that can boost student learning and promote fun in the classroom. Suggestions include doing picture book math, working on open-ended problems, doing math all day and everywhere, and working on cooperative group math. (SM)

Prescott, Jennifer O.

2001-01-01

302

Lift the Math Curse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"When am I ever going to use this?" This question is heard or thought in every middle-level math class across the land. Teachers struggle to apply math lessons to everyday life and make math meaningful and useful for their students. This author, too, struggled with this problem, until she read the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka (Viking Books,…

Albrecht, Cathlene

2006-01-01

303

Math Sense: Placement Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math Sense consists of five books that develop from basic to more advanced math skills. This document contains a placement test used with Math Sense to help students and their teachers decide into which Math Sense book to begin working. The placement test is divided into six parts, each consisting of 10 to 22 problems, and is based on exit skill…

2003

304

MATH: What's the Problem?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most agree that math smarts are essential to the countryâs future. Yet, U.S. studentsâ math scores rank below those of many other countries. Why do so many people struggle with math? Why is math so important, anyway? This site contains videos of discussions with educators and researchers addressing these questions.

305

"I Never Really Knew the History behind African American Language": Critical Language Pedagogy in an Advanced Placement English Language Arts Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article responds to two long-standing dilemmas that limit the effectiveness of language education for students who speak and write in African American Language (AAL): (1) the gap between theory and research on AAL and classroom practice, and (2) the need for critical language pedagogies. This article presents the effectiveness of a critical…

Baker-Bell, April

2013-01-01

306

Foreign Language Arts in the Grades: A Conceptual Approach (F.L.A.G.).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although three types of foreign language program exist in elementary schools (immersion, partial immersion, and core courses), there is no conclusive evidence as to what length of instruction time results in greater student achievement. A logical approach to foreign language teaching at the elementary level is one that integrates foreign language

Benya, Rosemarie A.; Myer, Bettye L.

307

Computer Based Technology and the Language/Liberal Arts: Stepping into the Electronic Universe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The need for the liberal arts curriculum to incorporate new technology in order for education to reach its potential is examined in this paper, which also looks at the potential for computer-based telecommunications to extend continued education for professionals. A survey of applications of computer-based telecommunications in reading and writing…

Adams, Dennis M.

308

Math Anxiety in the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author draws from the literature eight specific guidelines for classroom teachers to help them prevent or ameliorate students' math anxiety. Suggestions include: avoid sex stereotyping; help students develop self-confidence; concentrate on problem solving, spatial skills, and the language of mathematics; and provide a relaxed, supportive…

Sherard, Wade H.

1981-01-01

309

The Analogical Foundations of Creativity in Language Culture & the Arts: the Upper Paleolithic to 2100CE  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The combinatoric problems associated with unrestricted models of human language processing suggest that real-world knowledge ,systems may ,have evolved in forms ,that make ,combinatoric ,processing problems linear. The role of Boolean ,groups and analogy in the extension and elaboration of complex ,behavioral systems, including natural language, suggests a theory that might account for the changes in human cognitive behavior

Sheldon Klein

310

State of the Art of Foreign Language Education in the People's Republic of China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Foreign language teaching has made considerable progress in China in recent years, despite serious handicaps. A concerted effort is being made to overcome shortcomings and modernize teaching methods. Barring further major political upheaval, China should achieve recognition as a leader in foreign language methodology before the turn of the…

Moffett, Oren E.

1983-01-01

311

Turned on to Language Arts: Computer Literacy in the Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Apple Computer's Early Language Connections (ELC) program. Designed for K-2 grades, ELC integrates Macintosh computers, children's literature, instructional software, and other curriculum materials, including sample lessons constructed around thematic units. The literature-based product uses a whole-language approach (with phonics…

Guthrie, Larry F.; Richardson, Susan

1995-01-01

312

Finding a Voice: Arts-Based Creativity in the Community Languages Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There have been moves in a number of countries in recent years to develop appropriate pedagogies for the teaching of community/heritage languages, distinct from foreign language and mother tongue models. At the same time there has been a growing interest in ways of developing learners' creative abilities and there are grounds for believing that an…

Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao

2011-01-01

313

Language Arts Curriculum for High-Ability Learners: William and Mary Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gifted children in the preschool and primary grades may demonstrate advanced abilities in the verbal areas in several different ways. Many gifted children show precocious oral language ability by talking early and with greater complexity and manipulation of language than their age peers. Some gifted children also demonstrate precocious reading…

Little, Catherine A.

2003-01-01

314

Research in the Language Classroom: State of the Art. Research Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New trends in language teaching have resulted in a move towards research in the language classroom. A brief overview of classroom research reveals three distinct but inter-related research paradigms: classroom-centered research, classroom process research, and qualitative research, respectively.

Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

2006-01-01

315

Finding a voice: arts-based creativity in the community languages classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been moves in a number of countries in recent years to develop appropriate pedagogies for the teaching of community\\/heritage languages, distinct from foreign language and mother tongue models. At the same time there has been a growing interest in ways of developing learners' creative abilities and there are grounds for believing that an approach which gives priority to

Jim Anderson; Yu-Chiao Chung

2010-01-01

316

Finding a voice: arts-based creativity in the community languages classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have been moves in a number of countries in recent years to develop appropriate pedagogies for the teaching of community\\/heritage languages, distinct from foreign language and mother tongue models. At the same time there has been a growing interest in ways of developing learners’ creative abilities and there are grounds for believing that an approach which gives priority to

Jim Anderson; Yu-Chiao Chung

2011-01-01

317

Math, Literacy, & Common Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nearly every state has signed on to use the Common Core State Standards as a framework for teaching English/language arts and mathematics to students. Translating them for the classroom, however, requires schools, teachers, and students to change the way they approach teaching and learning. This report examines the progress some states have made…

Education Week, 2012

2012-01-01

318

Mathematics: Number Systems around the World [and] Reading/Language Arts: The Little Red Hen [and] Use Book-Making, Art, Research, Word-Processing Skills, and Language Arts Skills to Create Original "Ancient Greek" Myths [and] Electronic Author Studies [and] Science: Inspecting the Wide World of Insects on the Web [and] Social Studies: Civil War Letters [and] Pizarro and the Incas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides seven fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in mathematics, reading and language arts, science, and social studies for elementary and secondary education. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, evaluation, and follow-up are described for…

School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1997

1997-01-01

319

Bringing Language to Life: Quest's TheatreBridge Enhances Learning in Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In math, students and teachers toss tennis balls. In science, students become rain, hail, sleet, and snow. In language arts, students maneuver their bodies into related positions and hold into a frieze they call "tableau." The students and teachers are part of TheatreBridge, a four-year model demonstration and dissemination program lead by Quest…

McCarty, Tim; Delk, Linda

2012-01-01

320

“Ms. Morales Needs to Go Back to English Class”: Narratives of a Bilingual Latina Preservice English Language Arts Teacher in a Diverse Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This narrative inquiry aims to better understand and document how a bilingual Latina preservice elementary teacher's experiences as an immigrant student and English learner (EL) inform the construction of her professional identity and practice as an English language arts (ELA) educator. Although the study participant voices a lack of confidence, she enacts sound pedagogical practices in light of generative language

Terri L. Rodriguez; Davi S. Reis

2012-01-01

321

Alternative Assessment of Performance in the Language Arts: What Are We Doing Now? Where Are We Going? Proceedings of a National Symposium (Bloomington, Indiana, August 27, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents the complete proceedings (written presentations as well as transcriptions of oral presentations and group discussions) of a national symposium on alternative assessment in the language arts. Oral presentation titles are: "Current Issues in Alternative Assessment" (Roger Farr); "Whole Language and Evaluation: Some Grounded Needs,…

Smith, Carl B., Ed.

322

Activities Linking Science With Math, 5-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Available May 2009. Science does not exist in a vacuum and, therefore, shouldn't be taught that way. In that spirit, Activities Linking Science with Mathematics, 5-8 is a hands-on guide for preservice and inservice elementary and middle school teachers who want to connect science instruction with other areas of study--including visual arts, social sciences, language arts, and especially math. The 20 discovery-based and academically rigorous activities provided in this volume enrich students' awareness of the world around them, encourage their natural curiosity, and promote the development of their problem-solving skills. The lessons--such as Studies in Symmetry, The Tower Challenge, and Determining the Size and Shape of the Blind Spot--are teacher friendly, too, requiring no advanced expertise in any subject area and using only inexpensive and easily accessible materials. Each includes a list of needed materials, a step-by-step procedure, discussion questions, and assessment techniques. Activities align with the latest national standards for both science and math and cover topics from all scientific disciplines.

Eichinger, John

2009-05-30

323

Women in Math Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Women in Math Web site features an extensive, searchable bibliography of publications on topics such as gender and mathematics and feminist theories of science. The site is housed at the University of Oregon and provides biographies on women in mathematics, links to math history sites, and information about associations of interest to women in math. Visit to learn about career and academic opportunities, statistics on women in math, and related conferences and workshops.

Vitulli, Marie

2009-03-17

324

If I Had a Hammer: Technology in the Language Arts Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the computer as a hammer, a tool with unique qualities that allows people to perceive, manipulate, and express language in ways quite different from traditional media. Explores the tool of the multimedia presentation, a common use of technology in classrooms today. Describes a simple project with sixth graders that incorporates reading,…

Jester, Richard

2002-01-01

325

An End to Foreign Languages, an End to the Liberal Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Is foreign-language teaching at the college level simply a numbers game? Put another way, should administrators follow the feet of students as they make their wishes known by the courses they choose? Sure, if universities conceive of themselves as trade schools preparing their students for employment. If that is really the aim, administrators…

Corral, Will H.; Patai, Daphne

2008-01-01

326

Integrating Reading and the English-Language Arts in the Geography Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggested activities for integrating language concepts and comprehension skills into elementary school geography instruction are presented. The activities focus on concept formation through semantic mapping and making analogies, and on comprehension through recalling, generalizing, interpreting, and making inferences. Semantic maps indicate spoke…

Rushdoony, Haig A.

327

The Effects of Teacher Inquiry in the Bilingual Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the United States in the last few years, a considerable amount of attention has been given to literacy programs as a way to close the academic gap between English-only (EO) students and English language learners (ELL). Teacher education programs around the country have been dealing with issues of academic inequity for some time. There are no…

Dresser, Rocio

2007-01-01

328

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This updated second edition reflects developments in educational research and new information within the areas of language learning and instruction since the publication of the first edition in 1991. Its 75 essays assess the significance of research, evaluates new developments, and examines current conflicts, controversies, and issues, while…

Flood, James, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed.; Squire, James R., Ed.; Jensen, Julie M., Ed.

329

Our Environment. Language Arts Theme Units, Volume I. Cross Curricular Activities for Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggesting that students in the primary grades can explore the world around them and practice valuable skills in spelling, reading, writing, communication, and language, this book presents cross-curricular units on the environment that reach diverse needs by working through emotional memory, deductive reasoning, and multiple intelligences.…

McAllister, Elizabeth A.; Hildebrand, Joan M.; Ericson, Joann H.

330

Documentation in the Visual Arts: Embedding a Common Language from Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article illustrates the effects of embedding a common language derived from research, conducted through Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, into teachers' documentations of classroom experiences. It suggests that documentation can be enhanced by using shared professional vocabularies that describe categories important in…

Hetland, Lois; Cajolet, Sharron; Music, Louise

2010-01-01

331

Measuring Maths Study Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents evidence that maths diagnostic assessments, consequent individualized learning programmes and face-to-face maths study support can combine to significantly increase maths related module pass rates and scores for undergraduate engineering students. It is argued that simply having a quiet, relaxed, supported study area,…

Patel, Chetna; Little, John

2006-01-01

332

NSDL Math Common Core  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NSDL Math Common Core collection provides quick and easy access to high-quality math resources that have been related to one or more standard statements within the Math Common Core. These resources are selected from the larger NSDL collection and other trusted providers, and organized by grade level and domain area.

2010-08-10

333

Solving America's Math Problem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern about students' math achievement is nothing new, and debates about the mathematical training of the nation's youth date back a century or more. In the early 20th century, American high-school students were starkly divided, with rigorous math courses restricted to a college-bound elite. At midcentury, the "new math" movement sought,…

Vigdor, Jacob

2013-01-01

334

Math and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: MATH AND BEYOND is a schoolwide math incentive program designed to encourage students--and their parents--to investigate and explore the world of mathematics beyond those experiences provided during the school day. The program focuses on experiences and activities in seven different areas of math:…

Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA.

335

Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 27-minute video third grade teacher Jen Saul demonstrates her use of daily routines and activities to maximize learning time, to create a positive, productive classroom culture, and to help students develop fluency with number skills. She discusses scheduling issues, the role of song and movement, development of math language, mental math strategies, and problem solving. Supporting documents include Choose Three Ways Worksheet (doc), Jen's class schedule, a sample of her planner, lyrics to the class song (pdfs), and a link to information on mental math strategies. Some excerpts from this comprehensive video are cataloged separately (see Related Resources).

2011-01-01

336

Problem Solving and the Use of Math in Physics Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics is an essential element of physics problem solving, but experts often fail to appreciate exactly how they use it. Math may be the language of science, but math-in-physics is a distinct dialect of that language. Physicists tend to blend conceptual physics with mathematical symbolism in a way that profoundly affects the way equations are…

Redish, Edward F.

2006-01-01

337

Kindergarten Math Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides examples of Kindergarten Number (Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten) activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files listed are in PDF format.

Godwin, Nicola

2012-01-01

338

Into the Curriculum. Art: There's More than One Way to Create a Picture [and] Reading/Language Arts: Sad Stories Always Make Me Cry [and] Science: Coming Soon...Meteors and Meteorites! [and] Social Studies: Young Pilgrims [and] Social Studies: Family History Mysteries Solved: Significant Seniors' Biographies [and] Social Studies: Following the Trail of Tears [and] Social Studies: Getting the Truth in News Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents seven curriculum guides for art, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Includes library media skills objectives, curriculum (subject area) objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional role, activities and procedures for completion, evaluations, and follow-ups. (AEF)

Ramsell, Michelle McMorrow; And Others

1995-01-01

339

Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level H. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental primario H. Edicion experimental.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

340

Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level G. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje expanol, nivel elemental primario G. Edicion experimental.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking primary students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation.…

Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

341

Curriculum Guide for Spanish Language Arts, Elementary Level L. Field Test, Working Draft = Guia para la ensenanza de las artes del lenguaje espanol, nivel elemental intermedio L. Edicion experimental.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide for teachers of Spanish language arts for native Spanish-speaking students in the Chicago public schools' bilingual education program is introduced by a section outlining the program and defining the areas to be emphasized in the program: word attack, comprehension skills, study skills, and literature appreciation. Sections…

Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Curriculum.

342

Awake surgery between art and science. Part II: language and cognitive mapping  

PubMed Central

Summary Direct cortical and subcortical stimulation has been claimed to be the gold standard for exploring brain function. In this field, efforts are now being made to move from intraoperative naming-assisted surgical resection towards the use of other language and cognitive tasks. However, before relying on new protocols and new techniques, we need a multi-staged system of evidence (low and high) relating to each step of functional mapping and its clinical validity. In this article we examine the possibilities and limits of brain mapping with the aid of a visual object naming task and various other tasks used to date. The methodological aspects of intraoperative brain mapping, as well as the clinical and operative settings, were discussed in Part I of this review.

Talacchi, Andrea; Santini, Barbara; Casartelli, Marilena; Monti, Alessia; Capasso, Rita; Miceli, Gabriele

343

Mr. Martini's Classroom - Math Practice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mr. Martini's Classroom is designed to give elementary-school students the opportunity to practice and reinforce math skills online. The whole spectrum of K-8 math topics is covered - multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, pre-algebra, and kids math facts. Online tools include math flash cards and self-correcting quick quizzes. There are also printable math worksheets.

344

Mars Rover Curriculum: Teacher Self Reporting of Increased Frequency and Confidence in their Science and Language Arts Instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Houston is in the process of developing a flexible program that offers children an in-depth educational experience culminating in the design and construction of their own model Mars rover. The program is called the Mars Rover Model Celebration (MRC). It focuses on students, teachers and parents in grades 3-8. Students design and build a model of a Mars rover to carry out a student selected science mission on the surface of Mars. A total of 65 Mars Rover teachers from the 2012-2013 cohort were invited to complete the Mars Rover Teacher Evaluation Survey. The survey was administered online and could be taken at the convenience of the participant. In total, 29 teachers participated in the survey. Teachers were asked to rate their current level of confidence in their ability to teach specific topics within the Earth and Life Science realms, as well as their confidence in their ability to implement teaching strategies with their students. In addition, they were asked to rate the degree to which they felt their confidence increased in the past year as a result of their participation in the MRC program. The majority of teachers (81-90%) felt somewhat to very confident in their ability to effectively teach concepts related to earth and life sciences to their students. In addition, many of the teachers felt that their confidence in teaching these concepts increased somewhat to quite a bit as a result of their participation in the MRC program (54-88%). The most striking increase in this area was the reported 48% of teachers who felt their confidence in teaching 'Earth and the solar system and universe' increased 'Quite a bit' as a result of their participation in the MRC program. The vast majority of teachers (86-100%) felt somewhat to very confident in their ability to effectively implement all of the listed teaching strategies. In addition, the vast majority reported believing that their confidence increased somewhat to quite a bit as a result of their participation in the MRC program (81-96%). The most striking increases were the percentage of teachers who felt their confidence increased 'Quite a bit' as a result of their participation in the MRC program in the following areas: 'Getting students interested in and curious about science' (63%); 'Teaching science as a co-inquirer with students' (56%); and 'Continually find better ways to teach science' (59%). The areas where teachers reported the least amount of increase were those related to: Fostering student reading comprehension skills during science instruction and learning and integrating reading language arts into my science teaching. This outcome, however, is not surprising as many teachers reported not implementing the language arts, comprehension and vocabulary aspects of the program. The program training for last year did not explicitly cover the language arts components in detail or with support.

Bering, E. A.; Carlson, C.; Nieser, K.; Slagle, E.

2013-12-01

345

Math Forum@Drexel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Math Forum is an online resource for mathematics education intended for teachers, parents, students, and others interested in math and math education. The site includes a help page with an ask-the-expert feature, a searchable, annotated library of links to math-related web sites, and a searchable archive of teacher-to-teacher discussions about teaching mathematics. There is also a problems page that includes problems and puzzles, a problem-of-the-week feature, and "Write Math with the Math Forum," a tool for curriculum support that features grade-specific problems aligned to state and national standards. Other materials include links to online forums and discussion groups, links to resources and tools (including a teacher exchange page for user-contributed lessons and activities), links to discussions of key issues, a newsletter, and information about professional development opportunities.

346

Covering the Bases with Young Adult Literature: Implementing John H. Ritter's "Choosing Up Sides" and "Over the Wall" as Touchstone Texts in a Middle School Language Arts Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Supports ideas for implementing John H. Ritter's "Choosing Up Sides" and "Over the Wall" as touchstone texts in a middle school language arts program. Discusses these two novels and the use and power of metaphors. Reveals literary connections made by young adolescent readers and writers strengthening overall comprehension, synthesis and analysis…

Ladd, Patricia K.

2000-01-01

347

Using Differential Item Functioning to Investigate the Impact of Testing Accommodations on an English-Language Arts Assessment for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This validity study examined differential item functioning (DIF) results on large-scale state standards-based English-language arts assessments at grades 4 and 8 for students without disabilities taking the test under standard conditions and students who are blind or visually impaired taking the test with either a large print or braille form.…

Stone, Elizabeth; Cook, Linda; Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; Cline, Frederick

2010-01-01

348

Pilipino Kindergarten Language Arts--Identity. Teacher's Handbook [and] Teacher's Answer Key [and] Student Workbook=Sining ng Wika Pangkindergarten--Pagkakakilanlan. Hanbuk ng Guro.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the Asian American Bilingual Center (AABC) Pilipino Language Arts Program, a curriculum suitable for students in kindergarten is presented. The program is geared both to the immigrant Filipino child and to the American-born Filipino child who learned to speak Pilipino at home, and includes kits that emphasize the AABC's major concepts:…

California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.

349

Pilipino Kindergarten Language Arts--Needs. Teacher's Handbook [and] Teacher's Answer Key [and] Student Workbook=Sining ng Wika Pangkindergarten--Mga Pangangailangan. Hanbuk ng Guro.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the Asian American Bilingual Center (AABC) Pilipino Language Arts Program, a curriculum suitable for students in kindergarten is presented. The program is geared both to the immigrant Filipino child and to the American-born Filipino child who learned to speak Pilipino at home, and includes kits that emphasize the AABC's major concepts:…

California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.

350

Pilipino Kindergarten Language Arts--Interaction. Teacher's Handbook [and] Teacher's Answer Key [and] Student Workbook=Sining ng Wika Pangkindergarten--Pakikisalamuha. Hanbuk ng Guro.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the Asian American Bilingual Center (AABC) Pilipino Language Arts Program, a curriculum suitable for students in kindergarten is presented. The program is geared both to the immigrant Filipino child and to the American-born Filipino child who learned to speak Pilipino at home, and includes kits that emphasize the AABC's major concepts:…

California State Univ., Los Angeles. National Dissemination and Assessment Center.

351

Interactions between Central Office Language Arts Administrators and Exemplary English Teachers, and the Impact on Student Performance. CELA Research Report. Case Study Number 12003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study, part of a larger 5-year Excellence in English (EIE) research project, focused on the Dade County (Florida) School District's Division of Language Arts/Reading. Over a 2-year period, four middle and high school English programs in Dade County were studied as part of the EIE project; this part of the project focused on the professional…

Confer, Carla

352

Consistency and Predictive Nature of Vertically Moderated Standards for South Carolina's 1999 Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests of Language Arts and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the consistency of the achievement-level classifications (below basic, basic, proficient, and advanced) established in 1999 for the South Carolina Palmetto Achievement Challenge Tests (PACT; Huynh, Meyer, & Barton, 2000) of English language arts and mathematics. It also utilizes the PACT longitudinal data files of student…

Huynh, Huynh; Barton, Karen E.; Meyer, J. Patrick; Porchea, Sameano; Gallant, Dorinda

2005-01-01

353

ABRACADABRA in the Hands of Teachers: The Effectiveness of a Web-Based Literacy Intervention in Grade 1 Language Arts Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored how teacher variations in use of a web-technology of known effectiveness, affected growth in literacy. Teachers used ABRACADABRA (ABRA) (http://grover.concordia.ca/abra/version1/abracadabra.html), in Grade 1 Language Arts classes. Children (N = 60) across three classrooms were exposed to ABRA activities and a control class…

Savage, Robert S.; Erten, Ozlem; Abrami, Philip; Hipps, Geoffrey; Comaskey, Erin; van Lierop, Dea

2010-01-01

354

"I Hope I Get It. I Do Hope I Figure It out.": Pre-Service Secondary Language Arts Teachers' Negotiations of High School Students' Literacies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In preparing for a career in public education, certain expectations are formed by the teacher candidate based on what he or she understands adolescents should be able to do. These expectations are formed from a variety of sources. This study utilizes narrative inquiry to investigate the experiences of pre-service undergraduate language arts

Skillen, Matthew Glen

2009-01-01

355

An Analysis of the Impact of Anchored Instruction on Teaching and Learning Activities in Two Ninth-Grade Language Arts Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study involving 62 students in two inclusive ninth-grade language arts classes examined the impact of anchored instruction. Results found that as teachers increased the level and length of their questions, students reciprocated by providing higher level and longer responses to questions and asked longer and higher level questions. (Contains…

Rieth, Herbert J.; Bryant, Diane P.; Kinzer, Charles K.; Colburn, Linda K.; Hur, Suhng-June; Hartman, Paula; Choi, Hye Sung

2003-01-01

356

A Longitudinal Assessment of Gifted Students' Learning Using the Integrated Curriculum Model (Icm): Impacts and Perceptions of the William and Mary Language Arts and Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the effects over time of implementing the William and Mary language arts and science curriculum for gifted learners designed around the Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) in one suburban school district. It also analyzes stakeholders' perceptions of the effectiveness of the curriculum. Findings suggest that gifted student…

Feng, Annie Xuemei; Van Tassel-Baska, Joyce; Quek, Chwee; Bai, Wenyu; O'Neill, Barbara

2005-01-01

357

"Ms. Morales Needs to Go Back to English Class": Narratives of a Bilingual Latina Preservice English Language Arts Teacher in a Diverse Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This narrative inquiry aims to better understand and document how a bilingual Latina preservice elementary teacher's experiences as an immigrant student and English learner (EL) inform the construction of her professional identity and practice as an English language arts (ELA) educator. Although the study participant voices a lack of confidence,…

Rodriguez, Terri L.; Reis, Davi S.

2012-01-01

358

Examining the Validity and Fairness of a State Standards-Based Assessment of English-Language Arts for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the appropriateness of a large-scale state standards-based English-Language Arts (ELA) assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing by comparing the internal test structures for these students to students without disabilities. The Grade 4 and 8 ELA assessments were analyzed via a series of parcel-level exploratory…

Steinberg, Jonathan; Cline, Frederick; Ling, Guangming; Cook, Linda; Tognatta, Namrata

2009-01-01

359

The Relationship between Out-of-School-Suspension and English Language Arts Achievement of Students from Low Socio-Economic Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Out-of-school suspension (OSS) links low academic achievement to at risk students. Middle school students in one low socioeconomic urban setting experience lower academic achievement and higher rates of OSS. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' English Language Arts (ELA) achievement and OSS. Glasser's…

Lobban, Carol Janet

2012-01-01

360

The Boring Math Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We are going to work on our math facts in a very boring way. . . COMPUTER GAMES! Please play each game at lest twice. If you finish playing all the games listed here you can explore all of the different math games by clicking on this link Matti. Have fun! Please remember that even though these are games you are still learning math. The person next to you ...

Leavitt, Ms.

2005-09-13

361

Math Fact Challenges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Try these games to help practice math facts! Flash Card Practice Choose a set of flash cards to practice your times tables. Welcome to Flash Card Factory. Go to the Multiplication section. Choose the multiplication fact you want to practice by clicking on the mini-blue flash card. GOOD LUCK !! Flash Cards Are You A Math Magician? Try these math games to improve your skills with multiplication ...

Peters, Karen

2004-09-16

362

MORRIS' MATH CORNER  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website will allow you to play several math games to "ramp" up your skills! It also provides a link (Ask Dr. Math) if you need help with your homework! The purpose of this website is to increase our math proficiency. One way to do this is to practice what we are learning and refer back to skills that we continue to struggle with. If you decide to use this as a tool (I HOPE EVERYONE WILL) please remember to ...

Miller, Mrs.

2011-06-28

363

Math Mutation Podcast  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of podcasts is a series dedicated to talking about unusual and particularly interesting aspects of math that one would not have encountered in a typical classroom. Example topics are: the mathematics of the lottery; simple computers; foreign relations and their mathematical solutions; and math in history, or âÂÂHow Polish Math Saved Europe.â Each podcast puts a mathematical feature into a real situation to entertain and to provide evidence that math is pertinent to the world around us.

Seligman, Eric

2008-02-05

364

Mixing in Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This TERC web site funded in part by the NSF is a bank of resources that add math to out-of-school time for children ages 5-12. These resources include activities, card games (cataloged separately) and board games (cataloged separately), projects, movement activities, and posters for display that were designed to combine math with crafts, games, celebrations, and everyday activities. Under the tab "Math in MIM" is a link to their content chart that contains a listing of the math skills that each resource addresses. All resources can be downloaded and printed in a pdf format either in English or Spanish.

2012-01-01

365

Maths Internet Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Maths Internet Guide is maintained by Boris Handal, who has taught mathematics education, engineering mathematics, statistics and computer studies units across various educational settings. He has compiled this list of over 250 select websites, "carefully chosen for their interactivity and grouped into five search categories." The websites can be browsed by topics and grade levels. Also featured here are a selection of Maths Humour websites, Mega Sites with links to online resources, Magazines & Journals, and a couple of workshops, Using the Internet in Teaching and Learning Maths, and Evaluating Online Maths Resources (which work best using Internet Explorer). The resources are intended for "individual learning, homework, demonstrations or explorations."

Handal, Boris.

366

Remote Sensing Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of 103 individual sets of math problems derives from images and data generated by NASA remote sensing technology. Whether used as a challenge activity, enrichment activity and/or a formative assessment, the problems allow students to engage in authentic applications of math. Each set consists of one page of math problems (one to six problems per page) and an accompanying answer key. Based on complexity, the problem sets are designated for two grade level groups: 6-8 and 9-12. Also included is an introduction to remote sensing, a matrix aligning the problem sets to specific math topics, and four problems for beginners (grades 3-5).

367

Reading and Writing with Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues for the inclusion of reading and writing in math classes. Suggests that children dislike math class not because they dislike math but because they dislike memorizing times tables out of context. (TB)

Caballero, Ramon L.

1995-01-01

368

Improving Student Achievement in Math and Science  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As the new millennium approaches, a long anticipated reckoning for the education system of the United States is forthcoming, Years of school reform initiatives have not yielded the anticipated results. A particularly perplexing problem involves the lack of significant improvement of student achievement in math and science. Three "Partnership" projects represent collaborative efforts between Xavier University (XU) of Louisiana, Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO), Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Stennis Space Center (SSC), to enhance student achievement in math and science. These "Partnerships" are focused on students and teachers in federally designated rural and urban empowerment zones and enterprise communities. The major goals of the "Partnerships" include: (1) The identification and dissemination of key indices of success that account for high performance in math and science; (2) The education of pre-service and in-service secondary teachers in knowledge, skills, and competencies that enhance the instruction of high school math and science; (3) The development of faculty to enhance the quality of math and science courses in institutions of higher education; and (4) The incorporation of technology-based instruction in institutions of higher education. These goals will be achieved by the accomplishment of the following objectives: (1) Delineate significant ?best practices? that are responsible for enhancing student outcomes in math and science; (2) Recruit and retain pre-service teachers with undergraduate degrees in Biology, Math, Chemistry, or Physics in a graduate program, culminating with a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction; (3) Provide faculty workshops and opportunities for travel to professional meetings for dissemination of NASA resources information; (4) Implement methodologies and assessment procedures utilizing performance-based applications of higher order thinking via the incorporation of Global Learning Observations To Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), Mission to Planet Earth and the use of Geographic Imaging Systems into the K-12th grade curriculum.

Sullivan, Nancy G.; Hamsa, Irene Schulz; Heath, Panagiota; Perry, Robert; White, Stacy J.

1998-01-01

369

Stepping Up to Science and Math: Exploring the Natural Connections  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Stepping Up to Science and Math invites you to step back and rethink the way you teach both of these essential subjects. Then it illustrates how you can step up the pace with Standards-based activities that make learning more effective and efficient. (You can even step outside the ordinary with new lessons featuring gummy worms, school buses, or the planet Mars.) Compiled from Science and Children , NSTA's award-winning elementary school journal, Stepping Up gathers 21 articles that provide interdisciplinary options for linking inquiry-based activities to mathematics as well as other K-6 curriculum areas, such as language arts and social studies. The book is organized into three broad content areas based on subject matter or skills: ďż˝ Making connections among the basic process skills--such as linear measurement, data collection, estimation, and graphing--that underpin both science and math. Chapter titles include "Say Yes to Metric," "Gummy Worms Measurement," and "Weighing Dinosaurs." ďż˝ Using scientific concepts as the core for authentic investigations that link to other disciplines. Titles cover "Crossing the Curriculum with Frogs," "Real Earthquakes, Real Learning," and "Mission to Mars." ďż˝ Finding contemporary applications for scientific inquiry and experimentation to develop more advanced integrated process skills. Among the titles: "The Scoop on Science Data," "Thinking Engineering," and "Building Structures."

2004-01-01

370

Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

NCTM's Process Standards support teaching that helps upper elementary level children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every intermediate-grades teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require prior math

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2008-01-01

371

Math Skills Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This math skills review was written for first year college chemistry students who have weak math backgrounds, but is useful for all science students in high school and college. Topics covered include algebraic manipulation, dimensional analysis, significant figures, manipulation of exponents, scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and standard deviation.

Keeney-Kennicutt, Wendy

1997-11-03

372

Technology = Math Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology can support the study of math in a variety of ways. Through class Web sites, blogs or wikis, teachers can communicate the math standards, the goals needed to achieve the standards, homework assignments, projects, tests, and helpful Web sites for parents and students. The online site becomes an extension of the class. There are plenty of…

Tuttle, Harry Grover

2008-01-01

373

Math to Build On  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math to Build On covers much of the basic math used in the construction trades and gives us practice in its application. We offer a few sections here so that other teachers can see some of the possibilities for alternative introductions to these fundamental concepts, and students can finally answer for themselves the question, "When will I ever use this?"

2007-03-13

374

Digital Tools and Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page links to the archived recording of a webinar, hosted by two middle school math teachers, where digital tools and ideas for using them in the middle school math classroom are described. Tools include Glogster, Google Docs, or Scratch. Related resources are also provided.

2010-03-23

375

Making Math Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a study, Building Academic Skills in Context: Testing the Value of Enhanced Math Learning in Career and Technical Education, which focused on areas where mathematics concepts logically occurred in the technical and career field being studied and emphasized the math skills students must learn to understand those concepts in…

Stone, James R., III

2007-01-01

376

Math Equals Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how the East Tennessee Technology Access Center is coordinating the use of new computer math programs designed for elementary children with and without disabilities. The use of the computer software to develop math skills, improve literacy, and increase the independence of students with disabilities is discussed. (Contains…

Symington, Lois; Stanger, Carol

2000-01-01

377

The Influence of Experiencing Success in Math on Math Anxiety, Perceived Math Competence, and Math Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It was investigated whether children would experience less math anxiety and feel more competent when they, independent of ability level, experienced high success rates in math. Comparable success rates were achieved by adapting problem difficulty to individuals' ability levels with a computer-adaptive program. A total of 207 children (grades 3-6)…

Jansen, Brenda R. J.; Louwerse, Jolien; Straatemeier, Marthe; Van der Ven, Sanne H. G.; Klinkenberg, Sharon; Van der Maas, Han L. J.

2013-01-01

378

Math Goodies Newsletter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies, this free monthly newsletter is currently sent by email to over 1,900 subscribers worldwide. The newsletter contains information about new lessons, site updates, math news, articles, and events. To subscribe, users should send their name and email address to newsletter@mathgoodies.com. Back issues are available at the site for browsing.

379

Learning Math (Thinkfinity Community)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This group, part of Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity Community, is a place for math teachers and specialists to ask questions, and exchange ideas about math education and technology. Once registered (free), users can initiate and participate in group discussions and blogs; they can save, organize and share tools and resources. Representatives from the NCTM, a Thinkfinity content partner, participate actively in the group.

2010-08-01

380

Schools, Families, and Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces "Schools and Families: Creating a Math Partnership," a book designed to help parents see the math in their children's work and establish effective home-school partnerships. Includes an except from the book that discusses how homework can help parents see how their children are learning and doing mathematics in class. (KHR)

Murray, Megan

2003-01-01

381

Get Ready for Math!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book, parents will find ways to help teachers nurture important emerging math skills, from sorting and division of materials to early counting. Basic ideas and tools, including classroom-tested activities, will help support their child's math learning, both at home and in child care. Following an introduction, the book contains three…

Moomaw, Sally

2006-01-01

382

BasketMath Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Produced by Science Academy Software, this site is a collection of math questions on subjects including basic arithmetic, order of operations, calculating perimeters and distance, exponents, and bar graphs. It is an excellent and fun math review for students of all ages, and a ready-to-use classroom exercise for educators.

Cummings, Robert

2008-04-09

383

Bitesize for Maths I  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provides online explanations and sample test problems for British math examinations. Topics covered include algebra; data handling; numbers; and shape, space, and measures. Users get immediate feedback after submitting their answers. Even though this is a British site, the sample problems/answers provide good practice for American math students.

2000-01-01

384

Math Acceleration for All  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1995, South Side Middle School in New York implemented an organizational change and provided accelerated math instruction for all students. It is proposed that taking advance math in high school was strongly associated with successful completion of college, which inturn, correlates with subsequent educational and employment opportunities.

Burris, Carol Corbett; Heubert, Jay P.; Levin, Henry M.

2004-01-01

385

Constructivism and Arts Based Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies indicate that arts education improves math learning in early elementary years, promotes significant cognitive gains, supports discovery, and builds knowledge. This conference paper indicates the importance of the arts in early education curriculum and provides an innovative way for teachers to bring constructivism into the classroom. It…

Armistead, Mary E.

386

Multicultural Math Fair  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides a collection of activities compiled by the Mathematics Department at Frisbie Middle School in Rialto, Calif. for use at its Multicultural Math Fair. Although the activities are from the 1999-2000 Multicultural Math Fair, the Math Forum maintains the website and all the links were current at the time of this report. The website includes some tips on how to set up a Multicultural Math Fair as well as data sheets and software for some of the activities, such as the Tower of Hanoi. Each activity is described in both Spanish and English. The Math Fair Links section also provides a number of other online resources for related activities, such as studying symmetry and patterns in Navajo rugs. Photos and comments from students who participated in the Frisbie Middle School Fair are also posted here.

2007-12-12

387

MathJax  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ever tried to type the curl of a vector field? Without the help of mathematics display platforms like MathJax, it is not easy or pretty. Created through the collaborative efforts of the American Mathematical Society, Design Science, Inc., and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, MathJax is the best source for visually displaying math online. Before downloading the free JavaScript-based engine, visitors of the site can test Demos of its features and see samples of various mathematical expressions and equations. To see MathJax in action, the site maintains a repository of articles, presentations, and tutorials surrounding the platform, illustrating its applicability. The website also provides multiple channels of communication, via Twitter, Facebook, an âÂÂissue tracker,â contact forms, and Google groups. With close to 2,000 websites and web applications using MathJax, there is no question of its benefit.

388

Math Remediation for the College Bound Workbook: Homework, Sample Tests, and Answer Keys  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Algebra is the language that must be mastered for any course that uses math because it is the gateway for entry into any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline. "Math Remediation for the College Bound" fosters mastery of critical math and algebraic concepts and skills essential to all of the STEM disciplines and some…

Khatri, Daryao

2011-01-01

389

A Call for Collaborative Research To Investigate the "Indian Math" Problem.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies appear to reach unsatisfactory conclusions regarding causes of low math achievement among American Indians. Leap (1988) studied math problem-solving strategies among low-math-achieving fourth- and fifth-grade Ute reservation students. He concluded that faulty or cumbersome problem-solving strategies were directly linked to Ute language

Hankes, Judith Elaine

390

Turn On Units: English as a Second Language Content Area Curriculum in Math, Science, and Computer Science for Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thematic units, the basis of organization for this guide, work in many ways toward the dual goals of language and content area instruction. The thematic units presented here address topics of high interest to limited English-proficient (LEP) students, including: robots; using a computer data base; activities with plants; building terrariums;…

McCloskey, Mary Lou, Ed.

391

Math Forum: Geometry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Geometry Forum is "An Electronic Community for Lovers of Geometry." An NSF-funded project at Swarthmore College, the Geometry Forum is a great place for geometry and math teachers to locate curriculum ideas, software for mathematics, Internet math projects, and information about professional organizations. The student center offers a problem of the week, project of the month, the Internet geometry hunt, student hangouts on the Internet (where students talk about school and math), and students publications. The Geometry Forum has been re-designed and is attractive, easy to navigate, and very friendly. The site is searchable, a Help Desk is included, and the staff is available for questions.

1997-01-01

392

Teaching Math: A Video Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Would Lewis Carroll have approved of using "Alice in Wonderland" to teach algebra? We may never know, but that exact possibility turns up in episode two of the valuable "Teaching Math" series created by staffers at WGBH Boston. This series shows teachers demonstrating "the fine art of guiding students through reasoning and problem solving." Along the way, students chime in with comments about their experiences, and the overall learning milieu is improved as a result. All told, the series contains twenty episodes which cover patterns, congruence, exponential functions, and the very act of communicating about mathematical ideas. The series is one that will be most intriguing to mathematics educators, and they will want to tell like-minded instructors to take a look at the site and watch a few episodes online.

1996-01-01

393

ArtsEdge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ArtsEdge is the National Arts and Education Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and partner of MarcoPolo, (last mentioned in the March 26, 2004 NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/MET/2004/met-040326-education.php#1). ArtsEdge exists to support visual and performing arts education and "creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience." To achieve its mission, the ArtsEdge web site offers over 350 lesson plans, such as A Tribute to Miro, which provides everything teachers need to conduct a class project for fifth- to eighth-graders to create paintings in the style of Miro: a detailed instructional plan, links to museum images of Miro's work, and an interactive display of five Miro paintings. The site also offers How-To's and guides, multimedia, resources for families and more.

394

Linking Art and Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This serial issue examines the theme of picture books as resources for art production and art response; gives specific project descriptions; and looks at the relationship between words and pictures, and the creative connection between art and language. Articles are: (1) "Editor's View" (Sharon McCoubrey); (2) "The Creative Connection: Art and…

McCoubrey, Sharon, Ed.

1993-01-01

395

The Influence of Math Beliefs on Math Success in Introductory College Math Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the mathematics beliefs of students who attained mastery, as indicated by earning an A, in their introductory math class in fall, 2008. This study addressed the following research questions: do students who attain mastery in introductory college math courses differ in their math beliefs from students who pass introductory math

Loustalet, Joan

2009-01-01

396

Math in Music  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using segments and web interactives from Get the Math, this lesson helps students see how Algebra I can be applied in the music world, challenging them to use algebraic concepts and reasoning to calculate the tempos of different music samples.

Wnet

2011-02-03

397

Writing In Math Class  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage provides many ideas for teachers to help their students write in the elementary mathematics classroom. Sections include writing prompts, creative math writing, solution writing, and other pedagogical strategies.

2009-01-01

398

Math and Logic Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This cornucopia of math and logic problems is provided at no charge courtesy of the folks at BarCodes Inc. Designed to serve as a type of one-stop destination for those who love such activities, the site serves as a thoughtfully curated collection that deals with math in the real world, logic puzzles, and much more. Visitors will find four different thematic areas, including Math and Logic Problems for Kids and Math and Logic Problems for Mathematicians and Logicians. The site doesn't have a search engine, but it's easy enough just to browse around for items of interest. First-time visitors will want to start by looking over the Interactive Fun Puzzles and the very cool Daily Translation Problem.

399

Space Math - I  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 20 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including equations and substitution, time calculations, reading, algebra, and more. Each set of problems is contained on one page. Learners will use mathematics to explore space science topics related to our Sun, auroras, solar features, space weather, sunspots, and solar storms. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

400

Let's Do Math!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maria and Cassie love doing math. The first problem they solve together is counting all the squares on a checkerboard - not just the individual squares, but all the different-sized squares that could be counted. Other Do Math problems include probability of rolling 5; the Towers of Hanoi; predicting with cards; and comparative shopping. Interactive activities help students follow Maria's and Cassie's thinking as they solve these non-standard problems.

Forum, Math; Lanius, Cynthia

2000-01-01

401

Let's Play Math!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This blog is written to support parents who homeschool their children in mathematics, but it includes many ideas applicable to the elementary classroom. The author has tutored or taught primary- and secondary-level math and physics. The posts date from April, 2006 to the present. The posts cover a variety of practical and motivational activities and include links to other math sites and book notices.

2013-01-01

402

Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Crispy Rice Cereal Treats in the Library Media Center? [and] Reading/Language Arts: The Bookworms' Feast [and] Science: Weather Watching-Thunderstorms [and] Science: One if by Land, Two if by Sea! Severe Weather: Tornadoes and Hurricanes [and] Social Studies: A Critical Time in History-The Civil War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully-developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluations, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Leonardi, Rita; Snyder, Maureen M.; Schory, Nancy; Murphy, Dennis E.; Hill, Charnetta

2000-01-01

403

Into the Curriculum. Science: Thematic Science Fairs with an Integrated Flair [and] Science/Language Arts: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs [and] Science/Language Arts: Extra, Extra! Write All about It! [and] Social Studies: Voyages Around the World: Women Pioneers [and] Social Studies: Women's History Month.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in science, language arts, and social studies. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)

Baum, Elizabeth T.; Kraft, Kellee; Kebetz, Lori L.; DiPasquale, Renee H.; Fleischer, Barbara

2000-01-01

404

Science in Foreign Language Education: A Response to MLA Reports from a Liberal Arts College Spanish Program Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the author, the Modern Language Association's (MLA's) recent publication of the reports "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" and "Report to the Teagle Foundation on the Undergraduate Major in Language and Literature" concerning foreign language education has caused many of them to reexamine the…

Domcekova, Barbara

2010-01-01

405

Math.com: A World of Math Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics, I assure you that mine are greater." Einstein, Albert (1879-1955). If you are not Einstein, or are actually having difficulties with mathematics, let this website help. The page contains a wealth of online math resources. Some of these include: basic math, everyday math, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, calculus, advanced topics, and math tutoring.

2008-01-01

406

Language.  

PubMed

Noninvasive focal brain stimulation by means of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been used extensively in the past 20 years to investigate normal language functions. The picture emerging from this collection of empirical works is that of several independent modular functions mapped on left-lateralized temporofrontal circuits originating dorsally or ventrally to the auditory cortex. The identification of sounds as language (i.e., phonological transformations) is modulated by TMS applied over the posterior-superior temporal cortex and over the caudal inferior frontal gyrus/ventral premotor cortex complex. Conversely, attribution of semantics to words is modulated successfully by applying TMS to the rostral part of the inferior frontal gyrus. Speech production is typically interfered with by TMS applied to the left inferior frontal gyrus, onto the same cortical areas that also contain phonological representations. The cortical mapping of grammatical functions has been investigated with TMS mainly regarding the category of verbs, which seem to be represented in the left middle frontal gyrus. Most TMS studies have investigated the cortical processing of single words or sublexical elements. Conversely, complex elements of language such as syntax have not been investigated extensively, although a few studies have indicated a left temporal, frontal, and parietal system also involving the neocerebellar cortex. Finally, both the perception and production of nonlinguistic communicative properties of speech, such as prosody, have been mapped by TMS in the peri-Silvian region of the right hemisphere. PMID:24112933

Cattaneo, Luigi

2013-01-01

407

Family Math Night: Middle School Math Standards in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why should schools have a Family Math Night? It helps students learn essential math concepts. It gives parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence. It promotes math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry out of…

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer; Oberdorf, Christine

2006-01-01

408

The Virtual Math Teams Project: A Global Math Discourse Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virtual Math Teams Project is an on-going research effort conducted within the Math Forum online suite of educational services related to school mathematics. It is an iterative effort to evolve an online math discourse community and to design effective software support for collaborative learning within this community. A central research aim is to develop a systematic understanding of how

Gerry STAHL; Nan ZHOU; Ramon TOLEDO

409

PBS Teachersource: Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brought to us by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Mathline is both a project and a website. A wonderful resource for teachers, Math Concepts provides monthly activities that relate mathematical concepts to real-world situations. Health is the current featured topic. Previous topics include baseball, softball and Earth Day. Teaching Tips offers parent and teacher sections that cover such topics as teaching strategy, using real data, and gender equity. Other sections of the site include Math Challenges; Career Connections, which highlights an individual and their profession; Assessment, which provides teachers with methods for assessing student's mathematical abilities; and Resources for each of the Concepts as well as for math in general. Although the project is fee based, all material on the website is freely available.

1998-01-01

410

Manipula Math with JAVA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

IES Inc. (International Education Software) provides Manipula Math with JAVA, an interactive math education site that uses animated applets (JAVA) to illustrate mathematical concepts. Each concept is introduced with a step-by-step explanation accompanied by graphics. A highlight of the interactive images is that users can increase or decrease a variable and see how the graphs change. Updated about every three weeks with new additions, Manipula Math archives the 196 older applets in the following categories: Middle School, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Miscellaneous. Some topics in the Miscellaneous section include Area of a Parallelogram, Problem of Quadratic Functions, Menelaus's Theorem, and Division Vector. Although useful to those with expertise, this site lacks in-depth explanatory text and will be most helpful to those seeking illustrations of concepts to which they have already been introduced.

2005-11-01

411

Clinical Math Tutorial  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) has compiled a collection of mathematics resources related to various subjects and disciplines. âÂÂMath Across the Community College Curriculumâ is the title of the collection, which includes great math resources and applications for educators and students alike. This resource, from Darlene Winnington, Catherine Keenan, Joan Wolf, and Ruth Collins of Delaware Technical and Community College, focuses on the application of math to the health sciences, and specifically clinical nursing. A course overview outlines the goals of the course, and learning outcome. A link to the course website provides videos and resources to help âÂÂpre-clinical nursing students understand conceptual math they will be utilizing in dosage calculations.â This is a great resource for students and teachers, and can be easily implemented in the classroom.

Collins, Ruth; Keenan, Catherine; Winnington, Darlene; Wolf, Joan

2008-05-12

412

MathFROG  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

MathFROG stands for Math Fun, Resources, and Online Games. The games and resources available here were developed by a team at the University of Waterloo and are intended for students in grades four, five and six. The lessons are self-contained, combining online mathematics games or technological tools with appropriate paper-and-pencil follow-up exercises, which can also be downloaded free of charge. Each lesson lasts about 45 to 60 minutes and includes information on the related Ontario curriculum topics that are addressed. A section for parents and teachers provides some background information on the activities, including a Master Lesson List that lists all the lessons in a table format that includes the expectations for learning within each lesson, the math topics covered by the related strand and the name given to the lesson. Kids can jump right into the lessons by following the link labeled Kidz. The website is also available in French.

413

A FLARE for the Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although arts programs have been cut from many school budgets, an innovative program in Pasadena, California, is keeping art and artists in classrooms. Project FLARE (Fun with Language, Arts, and Reading) pairs classroom teachers with local artists, who together develop an integrated language and visual arts curriculum. Students also take field…

Aschbacher, Pamela

1996-01-01

414

Maths Challenge.net  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maths Challenge is a fun activity to build mathematical and reasoning skills. Each month during the school year, a new set of math problems are posted online. There are miscellaneous problems at junior and senior levels, cryptography and code breaking problems, and computer programming challenges. Each section is appropriate for a different age range, but the most basic material starts at age eleven and increases from there. To participate in the programming exercises, a simple registration is required to keep track of each user's progress. There are initially three beginning level problems, but new levels are unlocked as previous ones are completed.

1969-12-31

415

Numbers and Math. Beginnings Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five articles addressing numbers and math instruction for young children: "Math Talk with Young Children: One Parent's Experience" (Fred E. Gross); "How Children Build Their Understanding of Numbers" (David Elkind); "Early Math: It's More than Numbers" (Ann S. Epstein); "Assessing Mathematical Learning: Observing and Listening to…

Gross, Fred E.; Elkind, CavidEpstein, Ann S.; Copley, Juanita V.; Haugen, Ginny; Haugen, Kirsten

2003-01-01

416

Maths, Stats & OR Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, authored by John Blake of Maths, Stats & OR Network, provides tutorials and applets which cover topics including analysis of variance, chi-square, descriptive statistics, discrete random variables, graphs and plots, operational research, probability, p-values, regression analysis, relationships, sampling distributions, specialized topics, statistical inference, normal distribution, and t-distribution. It also provides teaching resources on planning, assessments, and motivation.

Blake, John

2009-03-10

417

End the Math Wars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1999, Richard Lee Colvin published an article in "The School Administrator" titled "Math Wars: Tradition vs. Real-World Applications" that described the pendulum swing of mathematics education reform. On one side are those who advocate for computational fluency, with a step-by-step emphasis on numbers and skills and the…

Kuhn, Matt; Dempsey, Kathleen

2011-01-01

418

Moving Math Outdoors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Touts using the schoolyard for teaching mathematics. Mathematics is a way of describing the world and its patterns; schoolyards are especially suited to concept application and problem solving. Mathematics in a natural setting also allows students and teachers to meet learning objectives in more than one subject area. Includes math activities for…

Bezanson, Char; Killion, Judith

2001-01-01

419

Space Math - II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 24 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page. Learners will use mathematics to explore varied space science topics including solar storms, solar energy, coronal mass ejections, and doppler shift, among others.

420

Understanding Math - Teachers Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher's guide for the remedial text-workbook "Understanding Math" discusses instruction of the deaf student. An answer key for workbooks 1 and 2, a section with masters for transparencies to be used for games and activities and for teaching fractions, and two patterns for making geometric solids are included in the guide. For workbooks 1 and…

Wyks, Hollis W.; Austin, Robert J.

421

Math for Love  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dan Finkle and Katherine Cook maintain this blog about the beauty of mathematics and about current ideas in the learning and teaching of math. The authors also have a section called, "The Best of the Blog" where their favorite NY Times Numberplay puzzles, videos, activities and commentaries are listed.

Finkle, Dan; Cook, Kathleen

2013-01-01

422

Math Activity Calendar: December  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This December calendar from PBS KIDS Lab includes daily activities and suggestions for parents to address math concepts and make connections outside of school with their children. Special days of celebration are noted with literature connections and links to PBS activities, games and videos. The calendar can be printed in both English and Spanish.

2012-01-01

423

Math Activity Calendar: November  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This November calendar from PBS KIDS Lab includes daily activities and suggestions for parents to address math concepts and make connections outside of school with their children. Special days of celebration are noted with literature connections and links to PBS activities, games and videos. The calendar can be printed in both English and Spanish.

2012-01-01

424

Math Activity Calendar: January  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This January calendar from PBS KIDS Lab includes daily activities and suggestions for parents to address math concepts and make connections outside of school with their children. Special days of celebration are noted with literature connections and links to PBS activities, games and videos. The calendar can be printed in both English and Spanish.

2012-01-01

425

Math Activity Calendar: October  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This October calendar from PBS KIDS Lab includes daily activities and suggestions for parents to address math concepts and make connections outside of school with their children. Special days of celebration are noted with literature connections and links to PBS activities, games and videos. The calendar can be printed in both English and Spanish.

2012-01-01

426

Math Activity Calendar: May  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This May calendar from PBS KIDS Lab includes daily activities and suggestions for parents to address math concepts and make connections outside of school with their children. Special days of celebration are noted with literature connections and links to PBS activities, games and videos. The calendar can be printed in both English and Spanish.

2012-01-01

427

Writing to Learn Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This blog entry provides links to resources and teaching strategies for implementing journal writing in the mathematics classroom. It includes a section entitled "How to Get Elementary Students Writing About Math." The author links to a follow-up page of additional resources.

Denise

2007-08-21

428

Space Math - IV  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 31 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page. Learners will use mathematics to explore varied space science topics including black holes, ice on Mercury, a mathematical model of the Sun's interior, sunspots, the heliopause, and coronal mass ejections, among many others.

429

Winter Math Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage of winter math activities includes seasonal activities for patterns, graphing, symmetry, estimations, and glyphs. Other resources on this page include literature connections, links to more winter resources, and pictures of student work. Activities are centered on penguins, snowflakes, snowman, and gingerbread.

Kawas, Terry

2013-01-01

430

MathTools.net  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

MathTools.net is a "link exchange for the technical community" hosted by MathWorks. In other words, anyone in the technical community who registers with the website can add a link, update a link or view the links already posted. The links are organized by the following categories: MATLAB, Excel, C, C++, Java, Fortran, Visual Basic, Applications and Industry, and Learning and Education. A section on Recent Links lets you view the links submitted in the last 30 days. Each link entry includes a brief description of the website, a rating option and information on total visits from the MathTools website. Mathtools.net also offers a free monthly newsletter, which is sent free of charge if you register with them. Archived editions are available online without registering. Registering is free and necessary if you want to update or submit a link. A disclaimer notes that although MathWorks reserves the right to remove or refuse any link, they do not "control the content posted on the Links submitted, and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such content."

431

Math and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue discusses education of gifted students in the areas of math and science. The issue contains several articles, an editorial, a program description, and a profile of an educator. "Our Most Important Investment for the Future: The Education of Our Youth" (Marian C. Diamond) describes educational programs of the Lawrence Hall of…

Drum, Jean, Ed.

1993-01-01

432

Math in Videogames  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using video segments and web interactives from Get the Math, this lesson helps students see how Algebra I can be applied in the world of videogame design and challenges them to use algebraic concepts and reasoning to plot the linear paths of items in a videogame.

Wnet

2011-03-04

433

Complexity in Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 7-minute video Ian Byrd offers suggestions for increasing the complexity of math problems in order to provide an appropriate challenge level for gifted students. When confronted with tasks in their Zone of Proximal Development, students are forced to develop strategies and skills that they can apply to more challenging work.

Byrd, Ian

2013-01-01

434

Math For All Seasons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive Flash book by Greg Tang provides readers or listeners to a yearlong journey of 16 poems, pictures and challenging problems. Each math riddle includes topics going in the order of the seasons and their holidays, encouraging children to see numbers and solve problems in smart ways rather than rely on slow, inefficient counting strategies.

Tang, Greg

2013-06-01

435

Differential Language Influence on Math Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New models are commonly designed to solve certain limitations of other ones. Quantile regression is introduced in this paper because it can provide information that a regular mean regression misses. This research aims to demonstrate its utility in the educational research and measurement field for questions that may not be detected otherwise.…

Chen, Fang

2010-01-01

436

IR, NLP, AI and UFOS: or IRrelevance, natural language problems, artful intelligence and user-friendly online systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

User Friendly Online Searching is examined in the context of Natural Language Processing in Information Retrieval and Artificial Intelligence. Opportunities for synergetic R & D are identified as the basis for Intelligent Information Retrieval and Artificial Retrieval Intelligence.

Tamas E. Doszkocs

1986-01-01

437

PDK SciArt Poster Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site combines science and art to challenge stereotypes, promote scientific literacy, and encourage women and girls to do math and physical science. The site presents 36 posters showing women working in various technical fields and also provides background information on each of the women featured. This site is one of the SciArt projects of Pamela Davis Kivelson.

Kivelson, Pamela D.

2006-12-29

438

Student Achievement Testing Program Bulletin, Grade 6 French Language Arts, 1987-88 School Year=Bulletin du programme de tests de rendement, Francais 6e annee, annee scolaire 1987-88.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A bulletin concerning Alberta's Grade 6 French language achievement test to be administered in June 1988 provides specific information about the test's design, items, and scoring. It begins with general information about the province's achievement test program in English and goes on to describe and illustrate the French language arts achievement…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Student Evaluation and Data Processing Branch.

439

Contact dynamics math model  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Station Mechanism Test Bed consists of a hydraulically driven, computer controlled six degree of freedom (DOF) motion system with which docking, berthing, and other mechanisms can be evaluated. Measured contact forces and moments are provided to the simulation host computer to enable representation of orbital contact dynamics. This report describes the development of a generalized math model which represents the relative motion between two rigid orbiting vehicles. The model allows motion in six DOF for each body, with no vehicle size limitation. The rotational and translational equations of motion are derived. The method used to transform the forces and moments from the sensor location to the vehicles' centers of mass is also explained. Two math models of docking mechanisms, a simple translational spring and the Remote Manipulator System end effector, are presented along with simulation results. The translational spring model is used in an attempt to verify the simulation with compensated hardware in the loop results.

Glaese, John R.; Tobbe, Patrick A.

1986-01-01

440

Math Projects Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Math Projects Journal (MPJ) is "dedicated to improving mathematics education by empowering teachers with lessons and ideas" based on "four and a half" principles which are described on the website. This website offers a selection of free lesson plans and articles on pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. A 300-page spiral bound book of lessons and articles published in the first five years of MPJ is also available for purchase, which then gives you access to periodic postings of new lessons online. Many of the lessons are from the MPJ's international readers and teachers are encouraged to submit their ideas. Readers can also post questions "about what to teach or how to teach it," which will then be answered by the editors or fellow readers. A Math Links section provides some additional mathematics education resources online.

441

Math Projects Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Math Projects Journal (MPJ) is dedicated to improving mathematics education by empowering teachers with lessons and ideas based on four and a half principles which are described on the website. This website offers a selection of free lesson plans and articles on pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. A 300-page spiral bound book of lessons and articles published in the first five years of MPJ is also available for purchase, which then gives you access to periodic postings of new lessons online. Many of the lessons are from the MPJ's international readers and teachers are encouraged to submit their ideas. Readers can also post questions about what to teach or how to teach it, which will then be answered by the editors or fellow readers. A Math Links section provides some additional mathematics education resources online.

2007-12-12

442

Math Forum 2004 Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report), offers a new game where students find out how many expressions they can write for all the numbers from 1 to 100 using only the digits in the current year. Complete rules, worksheets and printable manipulatives are available from this website. Student solutions may be submitted starting January 1, 2004, using the webform, and solutions will be posted starting February 1, 2004.

Brown, Judy A.

443

Bedtime Math app  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This iOS app for the online site Bedtime Math (cataloged separately) offers a problem of day as well as a database of over 400 problems that cover a range of topics that the user may explore. Each problem of the day includes background information and four levels of problem solving options (Wee Ones, Little Kids, Big Kids, and the Sky's the Limit). Each problem includes an answer.

Inc., Bedtime M.

2013-07-01

444

The Math Images Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Wiki-based image gallery features imagery related to mathematics, with explanations of the math principles behind the images. Each image is accompanied by information on its creator, source, field of mathematics, a brief explanation of the principles behind the image, and links to additional information (where available). The gallery is searchable by keyword and browseable by title, author, field of mathematics, and grade level. Users are invited to contribute images and explanatory material to the gallery.

445

The Math Wars  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the 1990s, the teaching of mathematics became the subject of heated controversies known as the math wars. The immediate origins of the conflicts can be traced to the “reform” stimulated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. Traditionalists fear that reform-oriented, “standards-based” curricula are superficial and undermine classical mathematical values; reformers

Alan H. Schoenfeld

2004-01-01

446

Maths Doctor: Number  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Maths Doctor website from Macmillan Publishers contains more than 250 lessons that are free for anyone. Each lesson includes a three to five minute video tutorial on the topic and a related worksheet for the student to complete. Each worksheet has a convenient QR code that a student can scan to access the video. The Number section contains numerous lessons ranging from Conversion of Units to Dividing Fractions to Subtracting Negative Integers.

2014-06-20

447

Math2.org  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

First grade math students, college-level calculus students, and anyone in between will find many useful resources on this site. Most of the site's material is comprised of tables, formulae, and mathematical identities spread across many different topics. Tables for addition, multiplication, and fraction conversion are provided for children just learning the basics. More experienced students will find information on algebra, trigonometry, statistics, and more. The entire contents of the site can be downloaded as a single file for offline viewing.

448

Math and Music  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will discover the connection between their favorite songs and how math is integrated in the lyrics and beat. Please begin by visiting this website to get a copy of your song lyrics. You must be able to discuss how the song lyrics you chose can be used as a way to represent who you are. Finding Song Lyrics Once you have your lyrics and song chosen, you will need to gain ...

Schettine, Mrs.

2007-03-10

449

Space Math IX  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of activities is based on a weekly series of space science mathematics problems distributed during the 2012-2013 school year. They were intended for students looking for additional challenges in the math and physical science curriculum in grades 5 through 12. The problems were created to be authentic glimpses of modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data. The problems were designed to be one-pagers with a Teacherâs Guide and Answer Key as a second page.

450

Math/Science Nucleus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math/Science Nucleus is a non-profit organization composed of scientists, educators, and community members focused on education and research. It provides a resource center designed to develop problem solving capacity through science for the world's children. A free online reference science curriculum for elementary grades is provided including lesson plans. Additionally, online animated storybooks and slideshows guide educators in how to integrate science content into children's lives.

2004-11-28

451

BasketMath Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BasketMath Interactive is an Educational Online Interactive for grades 4-10. Students click on a topic from the table of contents and they are given a mathematics question and animation. When a question is correctly answered, students will see a basketball animation. When they incorrectly answer the question, students are given the correct response and, at times, the solution. Incorrect responses are tracked and areas of improvement are shown.

Cummings, Robert; Software, Science A.

2003-01-01

452

State-of-the-Art Article: The Role and Importance of Lower-Level Processes in Second Language Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines current research on the role and importance of lower-level processes in second language (L2) reading. The focus is on word recognition and its subcomponent processes, including various phonological and orthographic processes. Issues related to syntactic and semantic processes and their relationship with word recognition are…

Nassaji, Hossein

2014-01-01

453

Not without the Art!! the Importance of Teacher Artistry When Applying Drama as Pedagogy for Additional Language Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For more than 30 years drama has been promoted as a valuable teaching tool for language learning. Recent research results have reinforced this position. However, these and other earlier studies reveal that the overall success of the work is dependent, at least in part, upon the artistry of the teacher and the quality of the pretext materials used…

Dunn, Julie; Stinson, Madonna

2011-01-01

454

Math-Kitecture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math-Kitecture, designed by Charles Bender, "is about using Architecture to do Math (and vice versa)." The author provides suggested activities that engage students in doing real-life architecture while learning estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios. The main activity is for students to hand-draft a floor plan of their classroom to scale and then use software to create a computer-aided design (CAD) version, which can then be submitted and added to the online gallery. To assist students in the process, Bender has posted examples of floor plans, guidelines for creating scale drawings, and instructions on how to use computer software such as AppleWorks (ClarisWorks) or MS Powerpoint to create the computer version of the drawing. Also posted is a large collection of links to other web resources on architecture and mathematics. Additional Math-Kitecture "Architivities" include finding geometric shapes in buildings and structures (both on the computer and off), designing a dream bedroom, and exploring a 3-D model of a Frank Lloyd Wright house to estimate volume and surface area. Also highlighted are the performance standards for middle school mathematics and core curriculum for grades seven and eight that are met through these activities. Teachers are invited to send in additions to the section on Teacher's Notes, which posts lesson plans, ideas, and reviews sent in by teachers.

455

Whatcom Community College: Online Math Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The online math center at Whatcom Community College is intended for a range of audiences, particularly students looking for additional assistance on a variety of math subjects from geometry to calculus. The materials offered here are divided into five areas: Learning Math, Teaching Math, Math Resources, Calculators, and Math Events. This first area offers visitors a look over high-quality links to external mathematics instruction sites, information about scholarships for students studying math, and much more. Moving on, Teaching Math includes a link to the LiveMath software package. This neat tool enables the user to visualize mathematical concepts on the computer in areas such as linear algebra and fractals.

456

Developing Math Games Based on Children's Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes some of the math standards for prekindergarten to Grade 2 developed by NAEYC and NCTM. Presents developmentally appropriate methods of introducing math concepts, involving math games revised from other game styles and math games based on children's literature. Includes examples of and steps for making math games from children's…

Cutler, Kay M.; Gilkerson, Deanna; Parrott, Sue; Bowne, Mary Teresa

2003-01-01

457

MathDL Mathematical Communication  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created as part of the Mathematical Association of America's (MAA) outreach efforts, MathDL Mathematical Communication is "a developing collection of resources for engaging students in writing and speaking about mathematics, whether for the purpose of learning mathematics or of learning to communicate as mathematicians." The site contains materials on giving successful math presentations, talking about math to a diverse audience, and also communicating effectively with teammates working on a math project. Visitors shouldn't miss the Resources for Presentations: Handouts & Links area. Here they can find how-to-guides such as "Preparing a Poster Presentation" and "How to Give an Effective Math Talk." Also, visitors are encouraged to submit their own resources for possible inclusion on the site. The site is rounded out by a nice primer titled "Introduction to Teaching Math Communication." [KMG

458

Why Files: Of Storytellers and Math Wizards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive article from the Why Files reports on a recent study by Daniela O'Neill, professor of psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, which examined the relationship between language ability and skills in mathematics. The author discusses the findings and points to some interesting directions for further investigation. In particular, "the study suggested that certain narrative skills could predict math skills on a later test, but it did not explain the relationship." The full article on the study is in a journal First Language, which is available only by subscription.

459

MATH-TERPIECES  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this online book by Greg Tang students look at pieces of art and find the specified combinations of numbers. When students click on the groupings they will highlight and then move into the recording column as an addition equation. The book contains twelve pieces of art in which students find combinations.

Tang, Greg

2013-01-01

460

Art Forum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website for Art Forum magazine offers a wide range of features, including a Chinese language version, and a host of interactive extras and reports from the art world. The interactive feature "Artguide", which can be accessed via a tab near the top of the page, or by clicking on the box with a world map made of colorful continents, provides a list of "Art Fairs Everywhere", "Special Events", and hotels and restaurants, under "Eat & Sleep". Looking for art exhibits in a particular country? Visitors can click on one of the colorful continents, or choose a "region" or a "country/city" from the drop down boxes underneath the colorful map. Clicking on "Calendar" lets visitors browse by date. Visitors interested in the picks of art critics will find "Picks" helpful, which can be linked to via a tab near the top of any page. Currently there are almost two dozen cities in which work has been chosen, and some cities have more than one exhibit.

461

Math Facts- Addition and Subtration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These games will help you learn more about math. The games are fun and will help you practice addition and subtraction. You will improve test scores and speed on timed tests with practice. Choose one of these games below. Click on it and read the directions for playing the game. If you don't like the first game, go back and play the next game. Practice your math skills and remember to have fun ! Ocean Math Alien Math Ghost Blasters Five Frame Subtraction Machine ...

Jamison, Miss

2010-02-09

462

Math out of School: Families' Math Game Playing at Home  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the potential of an approach to involving families in regular integration of math into home life, addressing the following: When families are given math-related games unconnected with children's school, does what parents believe impact the extent to which their families play the games, and how do parents describe their…

Kliman, Marlene

2006-01-01

463

FIRST LANGUAGE  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, different measures derived from 41 3- to 4-year-old children's self- generated picture-book narratives and their performance on a general measure of language development (TELD-2, Hresko, Reid & Hammill, 1991) were evaluated with respect to their possible predictive relation two years later with 5 areas of academic achievement (General information, Reading recognition, Reading comprehension, Math, Spelling) assessed using

Daniela K. O'Neill; Michelle J. Pearce; Jennifer L. Pick

464

Maths Online Gallery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by the University of ViennaâÂÂs futureMedia initiative, the Maths Online Gallery consists of a large collection of extremely useful interactive learning units that demonstrate mathematical concepts. A large number of interactive modules exist in such areas as analytic geometry, trigonometric functions, probability and statistics, integration, Fourier series, as well as model-building and simulation. The gallery was started in 1998 and new learning units are being continually added. This is an especially good resource for college and university teachers looking for in-class interactive illustrations of a large array of basic and advanced mathematical concepts.

2007-11-14

465

Chickscope : egg Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EggMath is a collection of web modules (including many interactive applets) covering different topics in mathematics related to eggs. This unusual site helps grade school students understand concepts such as symmetry, spherical geometry, and exponential growth. The authors of the site have even invented special terminology to make the material more fun for students. For example, the White / Yolk Theorem is an interesting interpretation of a theorem from topology, which states that any shape can be divided into equal halves with only one straight cut. Embryo Calculus is another amusing and educational section of the site.

2007-12-12

466

MathGrapher  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

MathGrapher is a stand-out graphing tool designed for students, scientists and engineers. Visitors can read the Introduction to get started, as it contains information about the various functions that the tool can perform. The Picture Gallery provides interactive demonstrations that show visitors how each operation is performed. Also, the left-hand side of the homepage contains links to the different areas within the site, including Data, Curve Fitting, Iterations, and Matrices. The site offers a trial version of the program at no charge. The site is rounded out by a collection of links to helpful freeware and mathematical software from around the Internet.

2007-01-12

467

Online Math Applications (OMA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A contestant in the Think Quest contest, this site strives to interest students in mathematics through "real world situations." The site gives lessons on the math skills necessary in such familiar areas as Investing, Music, Science, and Road Trips. Each lesson provides copious amounts of information related to the subject, followed by quizzes to test visitors' newly acquired knowledge. A History section reviews the major developments in mathematics over time, and a simulated stock market game allows students to play at playing the market.

1998-01-01

468

Teaching College Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, created by Maria Andersen of Muskegon Community College, has a great deal of information for math instructors. Its purpose is to create and support the community of teachers by provide a space for them to share ideas and resources, prepare courses, understand how students learn, and overall become better educators. Visitors will find professional development sources such as conference information, publications, and workshops and courses. There are also a number of online demos for classroom use in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and chemistry.

Andersen, Maria H.

2008-02-21

469

Exercises in Math Readiness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Arriving at college, many individuals may find themselves in the need of some instructional tools to refresh their memories on various mathematical concepts. Fortunately for those individuals (and their teachers), the Exercises in Math Readiness website contains materials that will ease this process. Created by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan, the site contains exercises of varying difficulty that will take users through such topics as geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and exponential functions. Teachers will also want to look at the section that offers them some specific instructions on how the site might best be used with students. Additionally, the materials here are available in French, Georgian, and Russian.

Rempel, Stephan

470

Mudd Math Fun Facts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mudd Math Fun Facts is a site created by Francis Su, an assistant mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College. Fun Facts are made to pique student's curiosity by showing them aspects of mathematics that are not usually taught in the classroom. There are currently over 150 items, and the list is still growing. The facts range in topic from algebra and geometry to probability and calculus, with varying levels of difficulty. Enthusiasts are invited to submit their own facts to share with the world. The site is very popular and has received numerous Web awards.

1999-01-01

471

The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties, 2nd Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Now in a second edition, the award-winning "The Trouble with Maths" offers important insights into the often confusing world of numeracy. By looking at learning difficulties in maths from several perspectives, including the language of mathematics, thinking styles and the demands of individual topics, this book offers a complete overview of the…

Chinn, Steve

2011-01-01

472

Developing Future Mathematicians: Math Circles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Typical middle and high school math curricula are template based, meaning the use of standardized methods to solve mathematical problems as examples on which to base other problem solving. Template based math instruction may help a student to pass tests; however, it is an insufficient way to develop mathematical thinking. Mathematicians are…

Sheperd, Paul; Sakashita, Sue Savage

2009-01-01

473

Oleanna Math Program Smorgasbord (I).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet is a compilation of short units and quick review assignments used in the Oleanna Math Program at Skagit Valley College (Washington). This math program is taught in an auto-tutorial learning laboratory situation with programmed materials. Each unit of study is contained on a 5" by 8" card, which describes performance objectives,…

Coole, Walter A.

474

Math Forum: Elementary Problems Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The well known Math Forum (formerly from Swarthmore College, discussed in the October 20, 1995 issue of The Scout Report), has meta-pages specifically for elementary school math teachers. One of the highlights of the Problems and Activities section is Ruth Carver's elementary problem of the week, with an interactive problem and solution archive back to the fall of 1995.

1995-01-01

475

District Considerations in Math Modeling.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide some guidance for proper selection of a math model for application at the District level. The secondary purpose of this paper is to assure those interested in math modeling that the task is not formidable. T...

R. E. Punnett

1982-01-01

476

Teaching Math Is All Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Both writing and math require purposeful teaching. This article describes how one teacher discovered that she could teach math in a way that paralleled how she taught writing by researching what students know and then nudging them ahead to the next level of understanding. Just as effective writers employ creativity, perseverance, and revising,…

Staal, Nancy; Wells, Pamela J.

2011-01-01

477

Teaching College Math Technology Blog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This blog, created by math instructor Maria H. Andersen at Muskegon Community College, has the purpose of "disseminating information about technology for math courses" including "technology, software, and websites." Updated regularly with very useful content, this blog has great ideas about how to use new (and often free) web tools in the face-to-face or online classroom.

Andersen, Maria H.

2008-02-21

478

Get the Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does math get used in the "real world?" The short answer is that it is used to create hip-hop music, in fashion design, and through a number of other endeavors. This interactive website combines video and web interactive to help young people develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. The series is funded by The Moody's Foundation, along with assistance from WNET and American Public Television. The sections of the site include The Challenges, Video, and Teachers. In The Challenges area, users will find video segments profiling the various young professionals who use math in their work, along with interactive tools to help students solve the challenges they are presented with. Moving on, the Teachers area includes resources for teachers, such as a training video showing how to use project materials in the classroom, along with student handouts. Visitors shouldn't miss the Basketball challenge, featuring NBA player Elton Brand talking about the problems presented by free throw shooting.

479

Math in the Movies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are many learned (and not-so learned) professions that get a bad rap in the world of cinema. Scientists, and mathematicians in particular, tend to be portrayed alternately as either evil madmen or troubled geniuses. Through this website, Arnold Reinhold offers his informed and honest appraisals of mathematicians (and their math, of course) in various films. To get a sense of the project, visitors may want to begin by listening to an interview with Reinhold, provided by the Studio 360 radio program on National Public Radio. After listening to the delightful interview, visitors will want to browse through the reviews, which offer a star rating for the film overall, and of course the portrayal and accuracy of the math in the film. Some of the films profiled are A Beautiful Mind, Straw Dogs, Good Will Hunting, and of course Pi. Overall, a site thatâÂÂs worth a few visits, and quite a bit of fun.This site is also reviewed in the December 17, 2004_NSDL MET Report_.

480

Enhanced learning of proportional math through music training and spatial-temporal training.  

PubMed

It was predicted, based on a mathematical model of the cortex, that early music training would enhance spatial-temporal reasoning. We have demonstrated that preschool children given six months of piano keyboard lessons improved dramatically on spatial-temporal reasoning while children in appropriate control groups did not improve. It was then predicted that the enhanced spatial-temporal reasoning from piano keyboard training could lead to enhanced learning of specific math concepts, in particular proportional math, which is notoriously difficult to teach using the usual language-analytic methods. We report here the development of Spatial-Temporal Math Video Game software designed to teach fractions and proportional math, and its strikingly successful use in a study involving 237 second-grade children (age range six years eight months-eight years five months). Furthermore, as predicted, children given piano keyboard training along with the Math Video Game training scored significantly higher on proportional math and fractions than children given a control training along with the Math Video Game. These results were readily measured using the companion Math Video Game Evaluation Program. The training time necessary for children on the Math Video Game is very short, and they rapidly reach a high level of performance. This suggests that, as predicted, we are tapping into fundamental cortical processes of spatial-temporal reasoning. This spatial-temporal approach is easily generalized to teach other math and science concepts in a complementary manner to traditional language-analytic methods, and at a younger age. The neural mechanisms involved in thinking through fractions and proportional math during training with the Math Video Game might be investigated in EEG coherence studies along with priming by specific music. PMID:10100200

Graziano, A B; Peterson, M; Shaw, G L

1999-03-01

481

Into the Curriculum. Music: Stories with Music and Reading/Language Arts: Using the Newspaper and Social Studies: Dragon Tales: Part One of Three Programs and Social Studies: African American History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides lesson plans for a music lesson on operas, operettas, and musicals; a reading/language arts lesson on using newspapers; and social studies lessons on Chinese folk tales and African American history. Lists print and nonprint resources; and discusses instructional roles, activities, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up. (PEN)

Davis, Rainey G.; And Others

1997-01-01

482

A Systematic Comparison of the American Diploma Project English Language Arts College Readiness Standards with those of the ACT, College Board, and Standards for Success. Issues & Answers. REL 2010-086  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of four national English language arts college readiness standards sets compares content alignment and level of alignment of the standards statements in three comparison sets to a benchmark set, the American Diploma Project (ADP), and analyzes the cognitive complexity of all four sets. Specifically, this report addresses two primary…

Rolfhus, Eric; Decker, Lauren E.; Brite, Jessica L.; Gregory, Lois

2010-01-01

483

Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Peter Rabbit Pop-Up; Science and Social Studies: Telephones through Time; Social Studies/Mathematics: An Imaginary Investment; Social Studies: Libraries Reflect Our Culture; Social Studies: Seward's Folly and Alaska.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in reading, language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Library media skills, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are describes for each activity. (LRW)

Salter, Virtys

2002-01-01

484

MAA Minute Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The good folks at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) keep on turning out engaging and interactive mathematics resources, and this latest release follows in that admirable path. The MinuteMath feature brings together a host of problems from the MAA's American Mathematics Competitions, and these playful problems can be used in a variety of settings, including the classroom or a good-spirited mathematics get-together outside the classroom walls. The site was launched in September 2008, and so far the offerings here are quite nice and they include questions that deal with sums, geometry, and positive integers. Each question is also rounded out with an interactive version of both the problem and the solution.

485

Do the Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by staff members at the University of Arizona's Center for Recruitment & Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR), Do the Math is a weekly cable television show that features mathematics teachers explaining key mathematical concepts. Recently, the folks at CRR decided to create a "best of" playlist that offers segments from this popular program. Here visitors will find 18 segments that last between 26 and 38 minutes. Some of the subjects covered include geometry, advanced algebra, and calculus. Visitors may be interested in the materials on the left-hand side of the page, such as an AP Calculus practice exam, information about the related academic programs offered at the University of Arizona, and more. Also, the site contains a listserv for mathematics teachers and information on upcoming conferences that may be of interest.

2012-03-09

486

Math and Physics Help  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is intended for undergraduate students in physics and mathematics who need a helping hand with those late-night study sessions. Particularly enjoyable sections found here are "What dX Actually Means" and "Think Like a Physicist or, Why do Physicists Waste So Much Time Talking About Math?" The author, Kenny Felder of NC State University, eases students into these complex subjects by including "before you read this" and "after you read this" statements indicating what skills are needed to understand the lesson, and prodding, "this is really cool" or "dazzle your friends." Along with Felder's own lively writings are links to related educational sites including conversion tables and tutorials. Felder's personal links can be skipped, but the rest of this site is a useful reference for secondary and college students.

2005-11-09

487

HyperMath  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

HyperMath is "a growing collection of examples of applied mathematics with links to their applications to problems in physics and astronomy." The author, Carl R. (Rod) Nave of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University, does not claim that the website material is complete, noting that he has been adding to the project on an as-needed basis through the process of developing the HyperPhysics material. (A link will take you to the HyperPhysics site.) The interactive format lets you choose topics on a diagram and enter numbers to get results. Topics include Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations, Algebra, Geometry, Exponents, Vectors, and Algorithms. Visitors are then presented with formulas, functions, links to related topics and applications, and online forms that will perform some of the calculations as a way to demonstrate the mathematics.

488

Space Weather Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 96 mathematics problems involving skills relating to algebra, fractions, graph analysis, geometry, measurement, scale, calculus, and other topics. Learners will use mathematics to explore NASA science and space exploration content relating to space weather, the study of the Sun and its interactions with Earth. Each problem or problem set is introduced with a brief paragraph about the underlying science, written in a simplified, non-technical jargon where possible. Problems are often presented as a multi-step or multi-part activities, and there are problem sets for learners in grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

489

Math in Daily Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are your odds of hitting it big at the casino? Should you buy or lease a car? How much will you have when you retire? All of these questions involve math, and this latest addition to the Annenberg Media Projects Learner Online site (described in the September 12, 1997 Scout Report) explores the use of basic mathematical concepts in daily decision-making. The exhibit is divided into several topical sections exploring probability and gambling, compound interest and credit cards, population growth, geometry in the home, and ratios and recipes. In addition to an overview of the topic, each section offers several links to selected related sites and online tools, and two feature interactive learning activities.

1998-01-01

490

MAA Math Alert  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Math Alert is a monthly digest of all that is going on in the world of mathematics and mathematical instruction. Each month it pays close attention to the activities of its members, along with information on new resources for educators, upcoming conferences, and other bits of quantitative ephemera. Visitors should make a beeline for the Featured Articles which include meditations on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and reports on the discipline from the National Research Council. The archive here includes past editions dating back to January 2010 and visitors can search the entire contents as well. For anyone involved in mathematics generally this resource is one worth bookmarking for future reference.

491

Mr. R.'s World of Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mr. R.'s World of Math is a teacher-created collection of math videos, poems, stories, songs, and challenges to help students master basic math functions. In addition to videos there are printable student handouts for the math challenges and several powerpoint demonstrations.

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Girls and Mathematics: The New Math Program.  

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In the Netherlands, a mathematical curriculum change has occurred in the secondary (grammar) school. The new curriculum consists of two programs, Math A and Math B. Students can choose one or both of these programs. Math A prepares for university studies in humanities and economics, while Math B prepares for studies in science, technics,…

van der Werf, Greetje

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Destination Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

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"Destination Math" is a series of computer-based curricula designed to be used for at least 90 minutes a week. Featuring sequenced, prescriptive, step-by-step instruction, "Destination Math" is designed for the development of fluency in critical skills, math reasoning, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving skills. Intermediate Math (grades…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

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Addressing Math Anxiety in the Classroom  

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In today's educational systems, students of all levels of education experience math anxiety. Furthermore, math anxiety is frequently linked to poor achievement in mathematics. The purpose of this study is to examine the causes of math anxiety and to explore strategies which pre-service teachers have identified to overcome math anxiety. The…

Finlayson, Maureen

2014-01-01

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Helping Students Get Past Math Anxiety  

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Math anxiety can begin as early as the fourth grade and peaks in middle school and high school. It can be caused by past classroom experiences, parental influences, and remembering poor past math performance. Math anxiety can cause students to avoid challenging math courses and may limit their career choices. It is important for teachers, parents…

Scarpello, Gary

2007-01-01

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Math Forum: K-12 Geometry  

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The Geometry Forum is "An Electronic Community for Lovers of Geometry." An NSF-funded project at Swarthmore College, the Geometry Forum is a great place for geometry and math teachers to locate curriculum ideas, software for mathematics, Internet math projects, and information about professional organizations. The student center offers a problem of the week, project of the month, the Internet geometry hunt, student hangouts on the Internet (where students talk about school and math), and students publications. The Geometry Forum has been re-designed and is attractive, easy to navigate, and very friendly. The site is searchable, a Help Desk is included, and the staff is available for questions.

1997-01-01

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Ha'at'iish At'e? [A Math Workbook].  

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This math workbook in the Navajo language contains vocabulary designed to introduce a few pre-mathematical concepts to the child before she is presented with mathematical concepts in a classroom situation. The terms "least,""most,""many," and "few" are introduced. Initially, each concept is introduced individually. Later on, different concepts are…

Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.

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Word Problems. Math in Action. Teacher's Guide & Resource.  

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This teacher's guide was designed to accompany five student workbooks: Math Language, Understanding Word Problems, Using a Calculator, Estimation, and Solving Word Problems. The series was specifically developed for low achieving students. The teaching gradually progresses in difficulty, but concepts are presented in small chunks that students can…

Perez, Katherine D.

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Multicultural Arts: An Infusion.  

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Presents two examples from 1990 curriculum guide written for Pullen School. Designed for middle school students, "The Japanese Gardener as Visual Artist" emphasizes nature in aesthetic depictions including architecture, horticulture, and visual arts. Appropriate for primary grades, "Reading/Language Arts: Using Books from the Library Media Center…

Wilderberger, Elizabeth

1991-01-01

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Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

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This page has the following resources for math teachers of the visually impaired: teaching strategies, math education and Nemeth Code, tactile math graphics, abacus information, calculators, math tools, math resources, adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics, suggested adaptive tools and materials for low vision students in algebra and geometry, suggested adaptive tools and materials for Braille students in algebra and geometry, and adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics equipment.

Osterhaus, Susan

2007-02-07