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Ritualizing Sacredness in Math: Profaneness in Language Arts and Social Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the effect of ritual in different elementary subjects. Lessons in math, language arts, and social studies were observed in public, private, and home school first and fifth grades. In observing these classes, this researcher noted that in all contexts, math lessons were taught very differently from social studies and language arts, confirming earlier work by Stodalsky. The

Jacque Ensign

1997-01-01

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District Action Plan 2003-2008: Improving Academic Achievement in Reading, Math and Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of the SAT 9 tests administered to Guam students in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 11 have consistently indicated below average academic performance in the subjects of reading, math and language arts over the past decade of testing. To ensure that students attain the necessary skills and knowledge in reading, math, and language arts,…

Guam Public School System, 2003

2003-01-01

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Teaching Language Arts, Math, and Science to Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Under NCLB, students with severe disabilities are expected to make progress on state academic content standards in language arts, math, and science. But what material should educators teach from these three content areas, and how should they teach it? With this groundbreaking textbook, future educators will finally have the answers they need. The…

Browder, Diane M., Ed.; Spooner, Fred, Ed.

2006-01-01

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Learning Information System Effects on Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Scores for five subjects (Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies in grades 2 through 8) from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program were analyzed for several hundred Tennessee grade schools. Schools which owned the Accelerated Reader learning information system (a computer program which allows teachers to monitor…

Paul, Terrance; Swanson, Scott; Zhang, Wenyuan; Hehenberger, Lance

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Ritualizing Sacredness in Math: Profaneness in Language Arts and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the effect of ritual in different elementary school subjects through observations in mathematics, language arts, and social studies in public, private, and home schooling. Rituals in teaching concepts and in how teachers and students related were very different in mathematics. Sharing of student and teacher experiences was more common in…

Ensign, Jacque

1997-01-01

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Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The language arts course content guides presented in this manual cover English, oral communications, and journalism in grades 9-12 and provide a framework from which a curriculum can be built. Within each subject area and at each grade level, skills are identified at three instructional levels: basic, developmental, and extension. The basic…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

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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…

Principal, 2012

2012-01-01

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Enriching Music and Language Arts Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article focuses on enriching music and language arts experiences of students. Music can enrich literature and language arts, poetry, theater arts, transitions, science, and math, as well as help meet special learner needs. A well-understood example of enrichment is the alphabet song. A music or classroom teacher using the alphabet song helps…

Flohr, John W.

2006-01-01

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The Language of Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes activities of kindergarten through grade-four students in an art classroom that emphasizes expression of creative process along with the product. Explores interconnections between art, thinking, and writing as expressed by a former language arts teacher who transfers her knowledge of language, words, and creative expression to art.…

Winarski, Diana L.

1995-01-01

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A descriptive analysis of the impact of co-teaching on the Reading\\/Language Arts and Math achievement of selected middle school students in a Middle Tennessee school district  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined the impact of collaborative teaching (co-teaching) on the Reading\\/Language Arts and Math achievement of Middle Tennessee students in grades 5-8, as measured by the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement test. Within the context of this study, the co-teaching model of instruction is defined as the special and general educator, referred to as co-teachers, sharing equitably the

Barbara Michelle Maultsby-Springer

2009-01-01

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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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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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Computers in Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examining the impact of computers in language arts instruction, this journal issue focuses on the practical classroom use of computers. The essays discuss the following topics: (1) using the personal computer to organize the language arts curriculum; (2) computers in a writing project; (3) the potential of microcomputers for English classrooms;…

McLeod, Alan M., Ed.

1983-01-01

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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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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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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

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

2002-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 quantitative analysis of the New York State Elementary Science Program Evaluation Test administered to all fourth-grade students every academic year. Four consecutive classes were treated as a cohort samples with each exposed to increasingly more multidisciplinary process instruction. A test for determining a school ability was administered to each cohort sample as a means to establish that each cohort sample was similar to each other with respect to school ability. This was essential as it had been previously determined that school ability was the greatest predictor of student attainment of the science process skills. Targeting a series of five research questions, this study demonstrated that there were significant increases in student science achievement scores from the onset to the conclusion of the study. Some evidence is presented to suggest that females were among those showing the greatest gains. In particular, the achievement scores of the content, inquiry skill and manipulative skill sub-tests over the course of the study demonstrated significant changes when student attainment of science mastery was examined. Utilizing the test to differentiate between student ability levels, it was also shown that students of low and moderate school ability significantly increased their performance on the manipulative skill portion of the test as compared to some higher ability students who demonstrated significant improvements in science content achievement. Additionally, this study determined that the students who were exposed to a process mathematics approach as opposed to a traditional mathematics program also collectively demonstrated improved performance in all sub-test areas. Finally, a series of multiple regression models confirmed much of the aforementioned matched-pair analyses by suggesting that the improved scores were best predicted by the school ability measures and the number of years the student was enrolled in the program.

Tice, Craig John

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English Language Arts, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide suggests ways for teachers to provide students with learning experiences which develop communication skills and facilitate the learning of language concepts. The guide, whose design is process oriented and student centered, can be used as a basis for developing an individual language arts program for every student. Eight…

Saint Mary's County Board of Education, Leonardtown, MD.

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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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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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Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 6-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…

Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl

2011-01-01

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Using the Outdoors To Teach Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A framework for using the outdoors as a vehicle for providing meaningful language arts experiences is presented in this guide geared toward intermediate students but adaptable for other ages. The introduction outlines goals of language arts instruction and notes that activities conducted outdoors contribute to these goals because they are…

Staley, Rebecca R.; Staley, Frederick A.

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Linguistics and the Language Arts Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through numerous contributions from the field of linguistics, a modified language arts curriculum has resulted. Language arts teachers need to be thoroughly versed in content and methodology recommendations made by linguists. One such recommendation, for example, is that students should understand sentence patterns in English. These patterns…

Ediger, Marlow

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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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The Animals Around Us. 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…

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

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Our Physical World. 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…

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

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Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Have fun with these games and activities to practice Mathematics Measurement: Measure Teddy Dinosaur Train Money: Counting coins Money Box Counting: Friendly Ghost in Pumpkinville Addition and Subtraction Base Ten Blocks: Base Ten BlocksMoney Box Math concepts: Play and practice Math Shapes and Geometry: Shapes Area Perimeter Perimeter with word problems Shapes Symmetry What is your grade? Math Concepts for 1st grade students Math concepts for 2nd grade students Math concepts for 3rd grade students Math concepts for Preschool ...

Arnaldo, Ms. M.

2010-11-12

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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

2013-10-14

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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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An Alternative Assessment Program in Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the efforts of the language arts staff of the Edmonton (Canada) Public Schools to develop statements of student outcomes that were generalizable across grade levels and tests of writing achievement based on those outcomes. (FL)|

Searle, Dennis; Stevenson, Margaret

1987-01-01

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The Arts, Language and the Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The human species excel in the exquisite use of symbols. The sending and receiving of sophisticated messages sets humans apart from all other creatures on planet earth. The arts are one of mankind's most visual and most essential forms of language; and if children are not educated in the symbol system called the arts, they will lose not only…

Boyer, Ernest L.; Eisner, Elliot W.

1987-01-01

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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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Linguistic Complexity, Schematic Representations, and Differential Item Functioning for English Language Learners in Math Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines nonmathematical linguistic complexity as a source of differential item functioning (DIF) in math word problems for English language learners (ELLs). Specifically, this study investigates the relationship between item measures of linguistic complexity, nonlinguistic forms of representation and DIF measures based on item response theory difficulty parameters in a state fourth-grade math test. This study revealed that the

Maria Martiniello

2009-01-01

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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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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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Drama. 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 drama course. The guide includes a list of eleven course objectives; an outline of the types of drama to be studied in the course; a description of the course content and concepts to be studied, including staging, acting, and…

Lampeter-Strasburg School District, PA.

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Language Arts Curriculum, Grades K-6. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Divided according to grade level, the objectives in this elementary school language arts curriculum guide cover such categories and strands as reading readiness, word analysis, obtaining information, studying, listening, written expression, speaking, literature, and linguistics. Each objective in the guide is coded for the narrower subskills…

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

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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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Peace Corps Gabon PST Technical Language: Math/Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A set of instructional materials on technical French for mathematics instruction is designed for Peace Corps volunteers teaching math in Gabon. The materials consist of six lessons on the use of French to teach and express mathematical concepts and procedures, and information about the Gabonese educational system, in English. The French lessons…

Peace Corps, Washington, DC.

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Digital Images In The Language Arts Classroom. In the Curriculum: Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent work in middle and high school classrooms throughout the past year suggests two key roles in which students can use digital images in the language arts classroom: as readers and as writers. These emerging capabilities can allow students and teachers to envision, understand, and communicate meaning. Here we offer three brief illustrations…

Kajder, Sara; Swenson, Janet A.

2004-01-01

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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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Strengthening Higher Education: Simplify Student Aid & Emphasize Vital Science, Math, and Language Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Higher education in America faces such formidable problems as unaffordable tuition, lack of accountability, students ill-prepared for college, declining enrollment in math and science, and too few graduates fluent in critical foreign languages. This Opportunity 08 position paper recommends that the next President should take the following steps to…

Berkowitz, Peter

2007-01-01

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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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Strengthening Higher Education: Simplify Student Aid & Emphasize Vital Science, Math, and Language Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Higher education in America faces such formidable problems as unaffordable tuition, lack of accountability, students ill-prepared for college, declining enrollment in math and science, and too few graduates fluent in critical foreign languages. This Opportunity 08 position paper recommends that the next President should take the following steps…

Berkowitz, Peter

2007-01-01

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Using the Newspaper To Teach Secondary Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook provides the secondary language arts teacher with a series of meaningful activity options which use the newspaper as the learning resource. The handbook discusses the purposes of language arts education, the advantages of using the newspaper as a resource, and the relationship between the two. Taken from numerous books, kits, guides,…

Guenther, John E.; Bushman, John H.

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Literacy through "Language Arts": Teaching and Learning in Context.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book gathers 25 essays and 80 shorter excerpts from the past 25 years of the K-8 journal "Language Arts." Essays in the book begin with (1) "Introduction" (Sharon Murphy and Curt Dudley-Marling). Under Section I--Opening Contexts for Thinking about Teaching the Language Arts--are the following essays: (2) "How Children Learn or How Teachers…

Murphy, Sharon, Ed.; Dudley-Marling, Curt, Ed.

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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

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Language Arts Honors Curriculum, Grades 7-12. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The honors program described in this language arts curriculum guide has three components: language study, literature, and composition. The first section of the guide describes the language study component, which deals with content areas, general objectives, and performance strategies. The second section discusses the combination of literature and…

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

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Solving Math Problems. Windows on Literacy: Language, Literacy & Vocabulary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is part of the "Windows on Literacy: Language, Literacy & Vocabulary" program and shows students ways to solve problems, including drawing a picture and using a calculator. The suggested grade range is K-3; the guided reading level is N-P; the basal results level is Grade 2-Grade 3; and the Windows on Literacy Stage is Fluent Plus…

Roberts, Jason

2006-01-01

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The One Computer Classroom: Applications in Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a study showing that primary grade students can benefit from using a word processor in activities that involve the creation of text. Suggests activities that further extend the value of the word processor in language arts instruction. (EL)|

Tobin, Kenneth; Tobin, Barbara

1985-01-01

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Math Cats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site has interactive math activities, games, and projects dealing with tessellations, symmetry, polygons, polyhedrea, conversions, number stories, multiplication, estimation, probability, money, number riddles, magic squares, and fractions. Students can submit art work to the Math Cats Art Gallery and they can email drawings, story problems, ideas, and questions. Teachers and parents can sign up for Math Cats News, a free twice monthly e-mail newsletter that features Math Cat updates, annotated listings of other math sites which promote creative explorations, suggestions for family math activities and classroom activities, and good ideas from other educators. An idea bank of activities and resources that have been suggested by teachers and an archive of past questions and answers from the Magic Chalkboard can be found.

Petti, Wendy

2007-12-12

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American Culture, Social Studies, Language Arts: 6426.01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study unit for social studies or language arts credit in secondary grades is developed for a problem centered in-depth analysis of contemporary America. An interdisciplinary approach focusing on an analysis of art, literature, music, and philosophy is suggested to help the student assess personal values and beliefs concerning contemporary…

Schmidt, Fran; Adams, Grace

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Curriculum Guide: Language Arts and Career Education, 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of the first phase of a three-year project to develop a total curriculum that integrates career education concepts with other subject areas, this language arts guide for grades six through eight synthesizes the contributions of classroom teachers from two school districts. With emphasis on reading instruction in all facets of language

Griffith, Bernadette; Crook, James W.

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Curriculum Guide: Language Arts and Career Education, 9-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of the first phase of a three-year project to develop a total curriculum that integrates career education concepts with other subject areas, this language arts guide for grades nine through twelve synthesizes the contributions of classroom teachers from two school districts. With emphasis on reading instruction in all facets of language

Griffith, Bernadette

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Painting in Tongues: Faith-Based Languages of Formalist Art  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Cephalopods have a visual language that may be considered artful; they flash color-forms on their hides to communicate intents and emotions. Formalist inspired artists and their critic-expositors describe abstract pattern-painting as though it were a visual language equal to that of the cephalopod. In this article, the author argues that although…

Moore, Kevin Z.

2007-01-01

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English Language Arts Curriculum Guide: Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This integrated language arts program for grades 7-12 is based on a conceptual approach to teaching: significant concepts (e.g., "Literature reveals its origin in myth") are developed in several grades through increasing levels of sophistication. Language and literature are defined conceptually, and reading and composition are defined in terms of…

Edmonds School District 15, Lynnwood, WA.

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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

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Elementary School Language Arts: Selected Readings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 59 readings in this collection are grouped into eight chapters: (1) introduction, (2) language learning and linguistics, (3) listening and speaking, (4) literature and creative writing, (5) words and their use, (6) spelling and handwriting, (7) curriculum topics and resources, and (8) evaluation of language learnings. Final readings were…

Burns, Paul C.; Schell, Leo M.

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Fine Arts Unit (Integrates with Culture, Drama, French, Geography, German, Japanese, Language, Music, Spanish, and Visual Arts).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This packet was developed to demonstrate for Illinois educators the integration of fine arts with foreign languages and social studies. The model may be adapted for use by instructors of a variety of language, social studies, and fine arts courses. Following a descriptive overview of the fine arts, the packet includes: (1) "Introductory Lessons";…

Wilmette Public Schools, IL.

65

Diagnostic Teaching for Reading and Language. [Proceedings of the 1971 Elementary Language Arts Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Eight papers presented at the conference for elementary language arts and reading teachers at Indiana University are presented in this bulletin. The papers have been organized to parallel the order of their presentation: "Using Beginning Reading Materials to Individualize" by Theodore Clymer; "Oral Language Misuses" by Kenneth Goodman;…

Walden, James D., Ed.; Smith, Carl B., Ed.

1972-01-01

66

Selected Elementary and Secondary French Language Materials: Language Arts. CLEAR Annotated Bibliography Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 129-item annotated bibliography is composed of materials for teaching French language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. For each of the entries, the following information is indicated: target language, educational level, material type, content area, title, date of publication, author/developer, publisher and availability…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.

67

Selected Elementary and Secondary German Language Materials: Language Arts. CLEAR Annotated Bibliography Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 68-item annotated bibliography is composed of materials for teaching German language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. For each of the entries, the following information is indicated: target language, educational level, material type, content area, title, date of publication, author/developer, publisher and availability…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.

68

Selected Elementary and Secondary Spanish Language Materials: Language Arts. CLEAR Annotated Bibliography Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This 118-item annotated bibliography is composed of materials for teaching Spanish language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. For each of the entries, the following information is indicated: target language, educational level, material type, content area, title, date of publication, author/developer, publisher and availability…

Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.

69

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

70

National Reading and Language Arts Educators' Conference Yearbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Articles in this yearbook cover a variety of topics in the field of language arts instruction, such as applying recent metacognition theory in reading instruction; using of journals, videotapes, and humor in the classroom; training reading teachers; and improving students' speaking and listening skills. Articles and their authors are as follows:…

Combs, Martha, Ed.

71

Television in Language Arts Education. A National Instructional Television Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the conferences sponsored by National Instructional Television in 1968 was conducted to evaluate television materials being offered in Language Arts Education in order to stimulate effective television programing. Twelve specialists assessed materials collected from instructional television agencies across the country. They concluded that…

National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, IN.

72

State of the Art of Natural Language Processing.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A study was carried out to determine the state of the art of the natural language processing requirements of a battle management system. The study was based on a method developed by this contractor. Study results indicate the field is in an early stage of...

T. Anderson

1987-01-01

73

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.

74

Evaluation of Questioning Strategies in Language Arts Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the effects of M. B. Rowe's science teaching and questioning techniques in elementary school language arts classrooms. Reviews definitions and applications of wait-time and assesses the effectiveness of wait-time techniques in the improvement of teachers' and students' oral discourse. (HOD)

Fagan, Edward R.; And Others

1981-01-01

75

A SURVEY OF WRITING INSTRUCTION IN ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSROOMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was (1) to determine to what extent children, in a large southern state, are given opportunities to engage in process writing, and (2) to determine whether teachers have incorporated activities and strategies supported by current research findings on process writing into their language arts programs. A survey of teachers in randomly selected counties was conducted

Kathryn L. Laframboise; Janell Klesius

1993-01-01

76

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

77

Experimentation and Innovation in the Language Arts, K-16.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focusing on innovation and experimentation in the language arts, K-16, the articles in this volume of "The English Record" include: "Meeting Our Enemies: Career Education and the Humanities" by S. P. Marland, Jr.; "Hope for Research in English Education" by James Squire; "New York State and Certification by Competency" by Vincent Gazzetta;…

Knudson, Richard L., Ed.

1973-01-01

78

Integrating Performance into the Gifted Language Arts Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advanced 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at the Gifted Resource Center (GRC) in a suburban Chicago public school district are regularly engaged in various types of activities. The GRC uses language arts units for high ability students created and developed as a base curriculum at the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary.…

Schifo, Nancy

2006-01-01

79

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

80

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

81

Reading, Language Arts and Literacy. [SITE 2002 Section].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on reading, language arts, and literacy from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2002 conference: "PT3 Facilitates Technology Use in Preservice Teacher Reading Courses" (Dana Arrowood and Michele Maldonado); "PT3 Technology Enhanced Lesson Plans for the Elementary School"…

Matthew, Kathy, Ed.

82

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…

Liu, Ping

2009-01-01

83

Curriculum Guide: Language Arts and Career Education, K-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of the first phase of a three-year project to develop a total curriculum that integrates career education concepts with other subject areas, this language arts guide for grades kindergarten through five synthesizes the contributions of classroom teachers from two school districts. With emphasis on reading instruction in all facets of…

Griffith, Bernadette; Crook, James W.

84

Dramatic Activities in Language Arts Classrooms: Resource Summary. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This digest reviews some of the related literature about the benefits of classroom drama activities and introduces a variety of resources to help educators incorporate dramatic activities in their language arts classrooms. The digest notes that although several terms have been used to refer to "classroom drama" such as creative dramatics,…

Tatar, Sibel

85

Language Arts: The Sixth Decade: 1974-1983.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains representative selections from issues of "Language Arts" from its sixth decade of publication. Includes articles, editorials, and ads reflecting trends in English education that are currently of conern, such as declining test scores, censorship, the "back to basics" trend, and recognition of nonstandard dialects. (HTH)

Language Arts, 1983

1983-01-01

86

Language Arts: The Fourth Decade: 1954-1963  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains representative selections from issues of "Elementary English," a precursor to "Language Arts," from its fourth decade of publication. Includes articles, editorials, and ads reflecting contemporary concerns of English education still relevant today, such as censorship, criticism of reading instruction, and the evolution of literature…

Language Arts, 1983

1983-01-01

87

Language Arts: A Chapter of the Curriculum Handbook  

Microsoft Academic Search

Educators must continually strive to remain current, although keeping up with the latest research is a time-consuming task. The following questions are framed around some of the most topical issues related to language arts; answers to these questions reflect the most current research. 1. What are the current best practices for instruction with regard to reading, writing, speaking, and listening?

Charlene Cobb; Cheryl Wolfel

88

Laptop Technology and Pedagogy in the English Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The English Language Arts teachers in this qualitative study reported somewhat negative outcomes in social and material spaces in the context of laptop technology in their classrooms. These outcomes included: (a) social isolation, (b) limited communication with a teacher or peers, and (c) off-task behavior. In an attempt to uncover the reasons…

McGrail, Ewa

2007-01-01

89

Standards for Teachers of English/Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the Indiana Professional Standards Board and nine standards for English/language arts teachers. An extensive preface discusses the board, fulfilling the board's mission, a unified system of quality assurance, the core standards, the standards development process, and the standards assessment process. The nine standards…

Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Professional Standards Board.

90

Language Arts Curriculum, Grades 7-8. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Divided according to grade level, the objectives in this junior high school language arts curriculum guide cover such categories and strands as reading readiness, word analysis, obtaining information, studying, listening, written expression, speaking, literature, and linguistic components. Each objective in the guide is coded for the narrower…

San Marcos Unified School District, CA.

91

English Language Arts Units. A Bilingual Multicultural Guide, Student's Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Containing 11 English vocabulary development units and 10 culturally relevant literature units, this student's book is part of a program in English language arts developed for bilingual, bicultural sixth grade classes. The vocabulary units, designed to develop communication competency not only in grammar and literature but also in other subject…

Dissemination and Assessment Center for Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.

92

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.

93

Law-Related Education: Linking Language Arts and Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This curriculum guide offers an interdisciplinary approach to law-related education (LRE) intended to assist teachers with introducing LRE into a variety of social studies and language arts courses. The materials are designed for a secondary school audience, with adaptations included to make the materials work with "average" readers, fundamental…

Armancas-Fisher, Margaret; And Others

94

Into the Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts: Storytelling with Story Puzzles [and] Reading/Language Arts: In Favor of the Dictionary [and] Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Using Almanacs To Learn about the 1950s and 1960s [and] Science/Reading/Language Arts: Inventions and the Stories behind Them [and] Social Studies: The Immigration/Integration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides lesson plans for grade 2 and grades 2-6 reading/language arts, grades 3-5 social studies, grades 4-6 reading/language arts/social studies, and grades 6-8 science/reading/language arts. Lists print and nonprint resources and discusses library media skills and subject area objectives, instructional roles, activities, procedures, evaluation,…

Marsh, Valerie; Sommers, Kathy; Crawford, Christy; Robenalt, Kassandra; Goldstein, Maria D.

1998-01-01

95

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

96

The Magical Quality of Aesthetics: Art Education's "objet a" (and the New Math)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Why is there so much anxiety around the possible loss or the "striking through of aesthetics" in art education (Kamhi, 2007; Lankford, 2007)? And, why have some scholars (Duncum, 2008) gone to great lengths to argue that there is no concept of more import to the field of art education than aesthetics? While precise answers to these questions are…

Tavin, Kevin

2008-01-01

97

Separating Implicit Gender Stereotypes regarding Math and Language: Implicit Ability Stereotypes are Self-serving for Boys and Men, but not for Girls and Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated implicit gender stereotypes related to math and language separately, using Go\\/No-go Association Tasks. Samples\\u000a were grade 9 adolescents (N?=?187) and university students (N?=?189) in Germany. Research questions concerned the existence of and gender differences in implicit stereotypes. While typical\\u000a explicit-stereotyping findings were replicated, implicit math-male stereotypes were found in male, but not in female participants.\\u000a Females revealed strong

Melanie C. Steffens; Petra Jelenec

2011-01-01

98

Evaluation Report for Title I, ESEA Projects Flash V. Facilitating Language Arts Through School and Home.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A description and evaluation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I-funded project in Guam; "Facilitating Language Arts Through School and Home (FLASH V)," is reported in this document. The project consisted of three overlapping activities: the Cultural Language Arts Programs, home intervention, and school intervention. The program…

Peckens, Russell; And Others

99

Language Arts Grades 6-12 Program Evaluation, 1996-97.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Language Arts 6-12 Program of the Des Moines Independent Community School District (Iowa) is directed by its mission statement to provide a quality educational program to a diverse community of students where all are expected to learn. The Language Arts supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating all aspects of the middle and…

Wadden, Jerry M.

100

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

101

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

102

Supporting the Language Development of Limited English Proficient Students through Arts Integration in the Primary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article looks at how arts integration can boost the language development of limited English proficient students in kindergarten through second grade. I first review existing research on how young children learn and describe the special challenges faced by children who must learn in an unfamiliar language. I then identify arts-based…

Brouillette, Liane

2012-01-01

103

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

104

Language Arts...Third and Fourth Grade Instructional Materials; Staff Utilization for Continuous Progress Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This language arts guide for third and fourth grade students consists of pretests and posttests for language arts skills, a student record card that identifies all the skills that are included, and activities sheets to be used with the Science Research Associates reading kits. The pretests and posttests for grade three are in primary type. The…

Willford, Doris; Millbranth, Karan

105

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

106

Having Words: Contrasting Perspectives on Children's Writing through the History of "Language Arts"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is an historical study of the understanding of children's writing through "Language Arts". The author and her research team did a content analysis of articles about writing that appeared in "Language Arts" beginning in 1924 through January, 2010. Analysis shows that a major area of tension throughout the history of the journal has…

Boldt, Gail; Gilman, Sharlene; Kang, Suyoung; Olan, Elsie; Olcese, Nicole

2011-01-01

107

Technology-Based Macrocontexts for Teaching Integrated Science and Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology can be utilized as a tool for creating macrocontexts for teaching integrated science and language arts. Teachers can use several criteria for deciding what kind of technology-based resources to use; the teacher's level of confidence in science and language arts content and knowledge of technology-based resources is vital to making such…

Kumar, David; Bristor, Valerie J.

108

A Guide for Developing Language Arts Curricula (A Plan for Program Development). Bulletin No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed for use by local schools in developing language arts programs, this guide presents a sequence of skill development for each of four areas of interest: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. The first part of the guide relates the principles of building a language arts program, discusses the development of communication skills, and…

Jungwirth, Martha, Ed.; And Others

109

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

110

Defining Math and Science Competencies in Vocational Programs. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project was conducted to develop a curriculum package that defined the specific math, science, and language arts skills presently being taught at a vocational skills center that offered training in 20 job skill areas and served an 11-school district. The information gathered during the project was to serve as a basis for granting cross-credit to…

Carlson, Janet

111

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

112

An analysis of integrated science and language arts themes in software at the elementary school level  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There are many demands on the elementary classroom teacher today, such that teachers often do not have the time and resources to instruct in a meaningful manner that would produce effective, real instruction. Subjects are often disjointed and not significant. When teachers instruct using an integrated approach, students learn more efficiently as they see connections in the subjects. Science and language arts, when combined to produce an integrated approach, show positive associations that can enable students to learn real-life connections. In addition, with the onset of technology and the increased usage of technological programs in the schools, teachers can use technology to support an integrated curriculum. When teachers use a combined instructional focus of science, language arts, and technology to produce lessons, students are able to gain knowledge of concepts and skills necessary for appropriate academic growth and development. Given that there are many software programs available to teachers for classroom use, it is imperative that quality software is used for instruction. Using criteria based upon an intensive literature review of integrated instruction in the areas of science and language arts, this study examines science and language arts software programs to determine whether there are science and language arts integrated themes in the software analyzed. Also, this study examines whether more science and language arts integrated themes are present in science or language arts software programs. Overall, this study finds a significant difference between language arts software and science software when looking at integrated themes. This study shows that science software shows integrated themes with language arts more often than does language arts software with science. The findings in this study can serve as a reference point for educators when selecting software that is meaningful and effective in the elementary classroom. Based on this study, it is apparent that there is a need to evaluate software for appropriate use in the classroom in order to promote effective education.

Libidinsky, Lisa Jill

2002-09-01

113

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.

114

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.

115

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

116

Reading, Living, and Writing Bilingual Poetry as ScholARTistry in the Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Language arts educators who teach Latino English language learners know that part of their job is to help students learn to distinguish between the vernacular varieties of Spanish (or Mandarin, or Portuguese, or Swahili), English they use at home, and the school varieties of language expected in the classroom and in other professional and…

Cahnmann, Melisa

2006-01-01

117

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2003-01-01

118

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

119

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

120

The Cornell Theory Center Arts and Social Sciences Gateway  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cornell Theory Center Arts and Social Sciences Gateway provides links to language arts, foreign languages, the fine arts, social studies, and history. It is aimed at "all K-12 students and educators," and was created by elementary and high school librarians, with help from the Theory Center Information Group. It joins the Theory Center's Math and Science, and Educators Gateways, which have been available since last Spring.

Mancini, Jo-Ann.; Nosanchuk, Barbara.

1997-01-01

121

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

122

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

123

Into the Curriculum. Art/Science: Dino Art; Mathematics: Measurement; Reading/Language Arts: Turkey Day!; Reading/Language Arts: Visual Interpretations of Poetry; Reading/Language Arts: Courage, Lyle!; Science: The Thigh Bone's Connected to...; Social Studies: Building a House; Social Studies: Who Lives in This House?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides eight fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, science, mathematics, reading, 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.…

Santeford, Deborah; Vidor, Constance

2002-01-01

124

Mathsy Makes Math Fun.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Calculators have revolutionized the way we do math. Languages like Mathsy will produce another revolution of similar magnitude. With Mathsy, flexibility and speed combined with graphics give us a better way of seeing both the problem and the solution. Mat...

D. M. Chato G. Peterson

1984-01-01

125

Investigating the Validity of Math Word Problems for English Language Learners with DIF  

Microsoft Academic Search

When testing English language learners (ELLs) in subject matter areas, construct irrelevant variance could result from English, the language in which the test is presented. Differential item functioning (DIF) techniques have been used to determine if items are operating differently for population subgroups and might therefore be appropriate for such an investigation. In the study presented here, ELL and non-ELL

Gary J. Ockey

2007-01-01

126

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

127

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.

128

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

129

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

130

Europe: Language Arts around the World, Volume I. 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 European cultures. The units in the book reach diverse needs by…

Fuchs, Lucy

131

Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students: Grades 3 to 9: Pedagogical Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document provides a new perspective on teaching English language arts in a francophone school, a perspective that takes into account the aspirations of the francophone community within the following contexts: the federal and provincial legal provisions governing French first-language education in Alberta, the linguistic reality of Alberta's…

Online Submission, 2004

2004-01-01

132

Early Childhood Language Arts: Meeting Diverse Literacy Needs through Collaboration with Families and Professionals. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Synthesizing information on language arts gleaned from research on emergent literacy, early childhood education, and special education, this book underscores what is being emphasized in early childhood teacher accreditation programs--responding to the increasingly diverse needs of young language learners in inclusive settings, working with…

Jalongo, Mary Renck

133

The Visually Impaired Student with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success in Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The article recommends assessment techniques and teaching strategies in the area of reading and language arts for the visually impaired student with learning disabilities. Appropriate reading and language tests are cited. Reading approaches, practical strategies for teaching reading comprehension and spelling, and suggestions for organizing the…

Silberman, Roseanne K.; Sowell, Virginia

1987-01-01

134

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

135

Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Program Students: Grades 3 to 9: Pedagogical Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides a new perspective on teaching English language arts in a francophone school, a perspective that takes into account the aspirations of the francophone community within the following contexts: the federal and provincial legal provisions governing French first-language education in Alberta, the linguistic reality of Alberta's…

Online Submission, 2004

2004-01-01

136

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

137

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

138

Teaching Strategies from the Arizona Comprehensive/Integrated Arts Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These 28 interdisciplinary learning activities for elementary children are designed to provide perceptual, cognitive, and personal-social growth experiences. Subject areas included are art, dance, language arts, math, music, science, career education, health, physical education, reading, and social studies. The teaching strategies, which provide…

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

139

Connectionist natural language processing: the state of the art  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Special Issue on Connectionist Models of Human Language Processing provides an opportunity for an appraisal both of specific connectionist models and of the status and utility of connectionist models of language in general. This introduction provides the background for the papers in the Special Issue. The development of connectionist models of language is traced, from their intellectual origins, to

Morten H. Christiansen; Nick Chater

1999-01-01

140

The Art of Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the movie "A Beautiful Mind" there is a scene where future Nobel prize winner John Nash is captivated by a fellow student's tie. When asked about his behavior Nash quips, "There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is." (Grazer & Howard, 2000) In this light moment, director Ron Howard attempts to show us that the mind of a…

Kim, Una; Stabley, Angela

2010-01-01

141

In Their Shoes: Teachers Experience the Needs of English Language Learners through a Math Simulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given the increase in the number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in American schools, it is vital for teacher education programs to address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their courses. Mainstream, general education teachers who did not previously experience this student population in their classes are now…

de Oliveira, Luciana C.

2011-01-01

142

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

143

“Doing the Math”: Maternal Beliefs About Early Mathematics Versus Language Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: Little is known about how parents approach preschoolers' mathematics learning and how this aligns with early mathematics education research and policy. This study examined these questions by contrasting parents' approaches to early mathematics and language and by exploring key themes in parents' talk about mathematics learning and education. Consistent with current research and policy, parents reported helping preschoolers

Joanna Cannon; Herbert P. Ginsburg

2008-01-01

144

The Language Arts Magnet School Program at Westerville's Emerson School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Claims one way to provide students with a powerful literacy is to structure an educational environment in which language is all encompassing. Describes the literacy program at Emerson Elementary Magnet School (Westerville, Ohio) as one such program. (NH)|

Romeo, William J.

1999-01-01

145

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

146

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas...A Compendium of Teaching and Curriculum Materials in English Language Arts 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides junior high school and senior high school educators with descriptions of specific techniques for teaching language arts skills, suggestions for planning units and elective courses in the language arts curriculum, and models for changing the English curriculum. Specific topics discussed in various sections of the guide are (1)…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.

147

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

148

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

149

"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

150

We Really Do Mean It: Implementing Language Arts Standard #3 with Opinionnaires.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how using prereading opinionnaires enhances students' understanding of literature while satisfying many of the demands of Standard #3 of the Standards for the English Language Arts. Offers examples of such opinionnaires, and shows how one was used in a 9th-grade English class to promote students' understanding of the novel "The Giver,"…

White, Brian; Johnson, Tara Star

2001-01-01

151

The Afro-American--His Literature and Music (A Language-Arts Unit).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This language arts unit offers and outlines (1) introductory viewpoints to broaden both black and white students' understanding of Afro-American culture (e.g., an explication of the various meanings of "soul"); (2) general objectives and desired specific knowledge and skills; (3) introductory activities (attitude poll; discussion of racism;…

Lefkowits, Judith W.

152

A Performance-Based Teacher Education Curriculum in the Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Under a feasibility grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare for a Model Elementary Teacher Education Program (METEP), the University of Massachusetts' School of Education set up a language arts education program based on performance criteria, in that it is the performance of the student that is crucial, not the…

Rudman, Masha

1972-01-01

153

Teach the Way They Learn: 62 Easy, Engaging, & Effective Language Arts Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book focuses on quick and easy language arts activities to inspire and motivate students in kindergarten to sixth grades. Ingenious ideas appeal to children's enthusiasm for games, parades, race cars, their own names, and much more. The activities cost little or nothing. They engage young learners, and they work! This book is perfect for a…

Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

2005-01-01

154

Reading and Rhythm: Binding Language Arts and Music in an Academic Notebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of an academic notebook in an elementary music classroom is an effective way of integrating language arts into music instruction while helping students to reflect and think critically about music. Academic notebooks are student-created tools that help organize and track learning while students gain conceptual knowledge. The notebooks are designed to foster discussion, encourage reading and writing strategy

Cathy J. Pearman; Tessa Friedman

2009-01-01

155

Reading and Rhythm: Binding Language Arts and Music in an Academic Notebook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The use of an academic notebook in an elementary music classroom is an effective way of integrating language arts into music instruction while helping students to reflect and think critically about music. Academic notebooks are student-created tools that help organize and track learning while students gain conceptual knowledge. The notebooks are…

Pearman, Cathy J.; Friedman, Tessa

2009-01-01

156

Listening Skills: Report 3. Assessing Student Progress on the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts listening skills assessment program could be structured to ensure that school districts meet the Common Curriculum Goals of the public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. This report includes: (1) a list of common curriculum goals that relate to listening; (2) general implications…

Spandel, Vicki

157

The English Language Arts Handbook: A Process for Curriculum Building, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended to help school districts develop their own language arts (kindergarten through grade twelve) curriculum guide, this handbook outlines a four-step process for curriculum planning: (1) organizing the curriculum committee; (2) identifying and assessing current philosophies and practices (includes certain standards for accreditation of…

Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.

158

Writing Skills: Report 1. Assessing Student Progress in the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts writing skills assessment program could be structured to ensure that school districts in Oregon carry out the intent of state standards. The report includes: (1) a list of common curriculum goals that relate to writing; (2) general implications for assessment; (3) criteria for…

Spandel, Vicki

159

Speaking Skills: Report 2. Assessing Student Progress on the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts speaking skills assessment program could be structured to ensure that school districts meet the Common Curriculum Goals of the public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. This report includes: (1) a list of common curriculum goals that relate to speaking; (2) general implications for…

Spandel, Vicki

160

Study Skills: Report 5. Assessing Student Progress on the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts study skills assessment program could be structured to ensure that school districts meet the Common Curriculum Goals of the public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. This report includes: (1) a list of Common Curriculum Goals that relate to study skills; (2) general implications for…

Mazzio, Frank

161

The Newspaper in Secondary English and Language Arts: A Teaching Guide of Suggested Classroom Newspaper Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for use with students in secondary school English and language arts classes, this guide provides a number of ways to use newspapers in the classroom. The guide is designed to help teachers and students with ways for starting newspaper activities; with reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking opportunities; and with…

Hanson, Phebe; And Others

162

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.

163

Getting To Know You: Profiles of Children's Authors Featured in "Language Arts" 1985-90.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is a selection of profiles of children's authors featured in the journal "Language Arts" over the years. The book's 12 individual profiles highlight some of the real people who contribute to children's book publishing, provide a sample of a few of the many genres of books available for children, and give an insight into the unique…

Kiefer, Barbara, Comp.

164

"'Cause I'm a G": Identity Work of a Lesbian Teen in Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Framed around the perspective that identities matter in relation to literacy learning, this case study examined the identity work of June (pseudonym), a lesbian youth in an 11th-grade high school language arts classroom. Informal interviews with June about her work on a multigenre research project in relation to LGBTQ issues were analyzed using…

Vetter, Amy M.

2010-01-01

165

Galaxy Classroom Project Evaluation, Language Arts, Grades 3-5. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The GALAXY Language Arts Demonstration Program is a package of integrated curricular and instructional approaches that features the organization of instruction around themes presented through television broadcasts, children's literature, classroom activities, and the use of interactive technology. During the GALAXY Project demonstration phase for…

Guth, Gloria J. A.; Block, Clifford

166

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.

167

Group Discussion and Large-Scale Language Arts Assessment: Effects on Students' Comprehension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Large-scale assessment programs are beginning to design group assessment tasks in which small groups of students collaborate to solve problems or complete projects. Little is known, however, about the effects of collaboration on students' cognitive processes and performance on such tests. The present study compared, student performance on language arts tests in which they either were or were not permitted

Randy Fall; Noreen M. Webb; Naomi Chudowsky

2000-01-01

168

Using Art as Language in Large Group Dialogues: The TREC[sm] Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to combat racism, antiracist activists often use the structure of dialogue groups for interracial and transcultural discussions. The assumption that spoken English is an equally accessible language can pose barriers to participation in such groups. The use of art processes in interracial dialogue groups can shift the power dynamics…

Lark, Carol Vandiver

2005-01-01

169

Parent Involvement in Elementary Language Arts: A Program Model. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Initiating an effective and well organized plan for parent involvement in the elementary language arts classroom takes plenty of work--work to achieve it, work and commitment to maintain it. One such program encourages parent participation in the classroom for parents who are able to volunteer their time, but also emphasizes parent participation…

Simic, Marge

170

Oil and Water Don't Mix: What about Science and Language Arts?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science is generally not seen as a subject that produces literate readers and writers, which is a major goal in the elementary grades. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to determine the development of preservice elementary teachers' (N=46) definitions of language arts over the course of a semester. It also looked at ways…

Dickinson, Valarie L.

171

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Language Arts Strand, Unit 8, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Visual aids and worksheets designed for use with unit eight of a language arts strand for Spanish-speaking students in grade three are included in this packet, along with two small illustrated readers for students. These instructional aids are to help the teacher carry out learning and assessment activities found in the teacher's guide for kits…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

172

Integrating Computers in the English Language Arts Classroom based on Vygotsky's Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is to elaborate the implementation of computer and Vygotskian view of learning in an effort to explore how to properly integrate computers into the curriculum development for English language arts classroom and maximize each child's learning potential. With computers as natural tools for learning in a setting of collaborative learning…

Wang, Jenny; Fang, Yuehchiu; Lai, Shu Chuan

2005-01-01

173

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

174

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.

175

Grade 9 English Language Arts, Student Achievement Testing Program, 1985-86 School Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for both teachers and students, this bulletin presents specific information about the design, parts, and scoring of the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test for the 1985-86 school year in Alberta, Canada. General information is presented regarding the (1) purpose and nature of the Achievement Testing Program (ATP), (2) students…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

176

Inquiry as a Way of Life: Kathy G. Short, 2011 Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article honors Kathy G. Short, who has been awarded NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts award for 2011. Kathy's scholarly achievements as a lifelong inquirer, teacher, and mentor are featured in this article, celebrating her national and international influence in the field of literacy education. (Contains 1 figure.)|

Garcia, Andrea

2011-01-01

177

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

178

English/Language Arts Teachers' Views on Mass Media Consumption Education in Maryland High Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the views of English/Language Arts teachers in Maryland high schools with respect to mass media consumption education. On the basis of taped interviews and completed questionnaires from 104 teachers (a 39% response) from 26 public and private high schools in 9 counties and Baltimore City, most teachers indicated they did not know…

Koziol, Robert V.

179

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.

180

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

181

Effects of Teacher Wait Time on Discourse Characteristics in Mathematics and Language Arts Classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ten classes were randomly assigned to a group that received feedback and assistance to maintain an average teacher wait time of between 3 and 5 seconds during a sequence of mathematics lessons. A control group of 10 teachers maintained a regular wait time and received placebo feedback. The study was replicated in a sequence of language arts lessons. The use

Kenneth Tobin

1986-01-01

182

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

183

A Descriptive Study of Selected Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title 1 Language Arts Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was concerned with an investigation and analysis of curricular and administrative change within specific categorically funded language arts programs and was directed toward the discovery and examination of the current status of curriculum development as related to the improvement of instruction and equilization of educational…

Houck, Douglas Wayne

184

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

185

In the Right Direction: High School English Language Arts. Activity Plans.  

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 SCoS, "In the Right Direction" is intended to help teachers take the next steps. While not comprehensive or prescriptive, this document should help teachers make…

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

186

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

187

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.

188

The English Language Arts Handbook: A Process for Curriculum Building, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to help school districts develop their own language arts (kindergarten through grade twelve) curriculum guide, this handbook outlines a four-step process for curriculum planning: (1) organizing the curriculum committee; (2) identifying and assessing current philosophies and practices (includes certain standards for accreditation of…

Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.

189

Guidelines for Selection of Materials in English Language Arts Programs. An NCTE Standards Document.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years many teachers, English departments, and school districts have taken steps towards averting censorship and strengthening the professional basis for their English language arts programs. This paper states that development of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) guidelines for selection of materials in English programs…

National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

190

Twenty-One Ways to Use Music in Teaching the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-one activities that integrate music and the language arts in order to capitalize on children's interests are described in this paper. Topics of the activities are as follows: alphabetical order, pantomime, vocabulary building from words of a favorite song, words that are "the most (whatever)" from songs, mood words, a configuration clue…

Cardarelli, Aldo F.

191

Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide: Language Arts, Ninth Grade. Pilot Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a language arts series for kindergarten through grade nine, this ninth grade guide examines environmental values, concepts, and problems according to a common conceptual scheme: all living things, including humans, are interrelated and interdependent; heredity and environment interact to determine the characteristics of an organism and…

Green, Norva; And Others

192

Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide: Language Arts, Seventh Grade. Pilot Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a language arts series for kindergarten through grade nine, this seventh grade guide examines environmental values, concepts, and problems according to a common conceptual scheme: all living things, including humans, are interrelated and interdependent; heredity and environment interact to determine the characteristics of an organism…

Palmer, Cynthia

193

Indian River County Environmental Education Instructional Guide: Language Arts, Eighth Grade. Pilot Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a language arts series for kindergarten through grade nine, this eighth grade guide examines environmental values, concepts, and problems according to a common conceptual scheme: all living things, including humans, are interrelated and interdependent; heredity and environment interact to determine the characteristics of an organism and…

Green, Norva; And Others

194

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

195

Grade 9 English Language Arts, Student Achievement Testing Program, 1985-86 School Year.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for both teachers and students, this bulletin presents specific information about the design, parts, and scoring of the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test for the 1985-86 school year in Alberta, Canada. General information is presented regarding the (1) purpose and nature of the Achievement Testing Program (ATP), (2) students…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

196

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.

197

Teach the Way They Learn: 62 Easy, Engaging, & Effective Language Arts Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on quick and easy language arts activities to inspire and motivate students in kindergarten to sixth grades. Ingenious ideas appeal to children's enthusiasm for games, parades, race cars, their own names, and much more. The activities cost little or nothing. They engage young learners, and they work! This book is perfect for a…

Hines, Joanne I; Vincent, Pamela J.

2005-01-01

198

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.

199

Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test. Part B: Reading (Multiple Choice). Readings Booklet. 1986 Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for students taking the Grade 9 English Language Arts Achievement Test in Alberta, Canada, this reading test (to be administered along with the questions booklet) contains eight short reading selections taken from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the following: "Thieving Raffles" (Eric Nicol); "Flight of the Roller Coaster"…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

200

[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

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Skirting the Issue: Teachers' Experiences "Addressing Sexuality in Middle School Language Arts"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of this study was to examine perceptions, attitudes, and reported practices of a group of middle level Language Arts teachers concerning sexuality-related issues. Through interviews with 15 teachers, the study found that sexuality was in one sense pervasive, as it came up frequently in the teachers' practice. Yet at the same time the…

Puchner, Laurel; Klein, Nicole Aydt

2012-01-01

202

You've Got It, Danny! Language Development in Graphic Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This language development activity book is for students who are being trained in one or more skills in the graphic arts industry. It can be used either as an introductory experience for beginning students or as a review for advanced students. Terms of the trade and related business vocabulary are introduced and reinforced through a 9-chapter…

Isaacson, Annette

203

Critical Consumers and Creative Producers: A Model for Integrating Language Arts Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructional model is described for using television production and television viewing as subject matter to integrate the development of communication competence in the language arts. The theoretical background of the model is explained, as is the application of the model in a pilot demonstration study. A sample usit is offered, with 11…

Barbatsis, Gretchen S.

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Idaho Energy Conservation Resource Guide for Language Arts, Grades 7-12.  

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|This manual is a resource guide on energy conservation for teachers of language arts from grades seven to twelve. It contains a multitude of student activities which are classified into 7 thematically oriented units. The aim of all the activities is to increase the student's awareness and knowledge of energy conservation. The four basic goals of…

McCurry, Niki; And Others

205

Oil and Water Don't Mix: What about Science and Language Arts?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science is generally not seen as a subject that produces literate readers and writers, which is a major goal in the elementary grades. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to determine the development of preservice elementary teachers' (N=46) definitions of language arts over the course of a semester. It also looked at ways…

Dickinson, Valarie L.

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Naturally-Occurring Comprehension Strategies Instruction in 9th-Grade Language Arts Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this descriptive classroom study, we used video-based observations supplemented with teacher interviews to provide precise information about the instruction of comprehension strategies that naturally occurred in 4 Norwegian lower-secondary language arts classrooms while students worked with expository texts. The results showed that the teachers varied vastly with respect to the amount of comprehension strategies instruction, that the repertoire of

Øistein Anmarkrud; Ivar Bråten

2011-01-01

207

A Theoretical Model for Integrating Language Arts and Locomotor Movement Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Body movement can be successfully integrated with language arts skills through the following six-step model: (1) begin with the auditory channel (chant the poem to the child and emphasize the sounds); (2) add rhythm (clap the beat, stressing the accents); (3) add movement (watch the execution); (4) add meaning (discuss each phrase, and use…

Kurth, R. J.; Palmer, R. M.

208

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

209

The State of the Art in Agent Communication Languages  

Microsoft Academic Search

.   Like societies of humans, there is a need for agents in a multi-agent system to rely on one another, enlist the support of\\u000a peers in order to solve complex tasks. Agents will be able to cooperate only through a meaningful communication language that\\u000a can bear correctly their mental states and convey precisely the content of their messages. In search

Mamadou Tadiou Kone; Akira Shimazu; Tatsuo Nakajima

2000-01-01

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Kaleidoscope: How a Creative Arts Enrichment Program Prepares Children for Kindergarten  

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|In 1990, the Settlement Music School Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, created a preschool program to teach music and other creative arts to three- to five-year-olds. This article describes how the program works: how music teaches language and math, how dance teaches action words and spatial concepts,…

Armistead, M. Elizabeth

2007-01-01

211

Reading Coaching for Math Word Problems  

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|"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…

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

2009-01-01

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Disaster Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site will help you to practice math while reviewing science! Disaster math has five great mathematical problems that discuss the effects and aftermath of earthquakes. When you are finished attempting the problems you can check your score!

2010-01-01

213

Math Images  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Math Images project is a collection of images related to mathematics, together with discussions of the math behind the images. Users are encouraged to contribute information, new pages, questions, to share ideas and interact. The math images are meant to inspire a greater interest in mathematics.

2009-08-13

214

Approaching math increases math = me and math = pleasant  

Microsoft Academic Search

In two studies, we examined the effect of extensive practice in approaching math on implicit identification with math, implicit math attitudes, and behavior during a math test. The results from Study 1 demonstrated that women trained to approach math showed more identification with and positive implicit attitudes toward math than women trained to avoid math. Notably, this latter pattern of

Kerry Kawakami; Jennifer R. Steele; Claudia Cifa; Curtis E. Phills; John F. Dovidio

2008-01-01

215

Radical Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Radical Math aims to integrate issues of economic and social justice into the mathematics curriculum. The examples of Social Justice Math topics listed include: prisons, poverty, war, public health, educational funding, immigration, high-cost loans, and filing taxes. Its over 700 entries, ranging from articles to blogs to lessons, can also be searched by math topic. For teachers wanting to integrate social justice into math class, there is a 7-step guide, including a list of the benefits and pitfalls of teaching math from this culturally relevant perspective.

2006-01-01

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

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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.

217

Assessment of Math Skills in ABE: A Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Criteria for placement tests on math skills of adult basic education (ABE) students are needed to develop tests that are not too "school-like" because the ABE students are often blocked by math anxiety due to past negative school experiences, students may encounter language problems that affect their math skills, simple math problems do not…

van Groenestijn, Mieke

218

Into the Curriculum. Art/Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: December Celebrations [and] Music/Art: A Holiday Program [and] Music: Ethics in Music Performance Projects [and] Social Studies: Information Shopping [and] Social Studies: Landform Dictionaries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides five fully developed library media activities designed for specific units in art, reading and language arts, social studies, and music. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity…

Feder, Nora Sawtelle; Ward, Cheryl Karp; Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Xenakis, Valorie; Kliegman, Karen; Dill, Gayle M.

1999-01-01

219

What Language Counts in Literature Discussion? Exploring Linguistic Mediation in an English Language Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As classrooms across the U.S. are becoming increasingly more multilingual and multicultural, there is a need for research that provides insight into literacy instruction that builds on students' linguistic knowledge. The qualitative study of a fourth-grade dual-language classroom examined the ways that peer mediation in Spanish and English…

DeNicolo, Christina Passos

2010-01-01

220

Math Apprentice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This flash interactive designed for students in grades 4 and above, invites students to play the role of an intern at one of eight businesses that use math. Students are given an overview of the math by an animated, virtual employee (restaurant owner, bicycle designer, video game programmer, robot scientist, computer animator, artist, building contractor and roller coaster engineer). They may then choose to freely explore math concepts or solve a specific problem.

Mathapprentice.com

2009-01-01

221

Communication, Culture, and Curiosity: Using Target-Culture and Student-Generated Art in the Second Language Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studying art from the target culture and student creation of original artwork in the sec- ond language (L2) classroom have many benefits. Both provide a springboard for discussion of the culture(s) under study as well as one's own. These activities also positively change the classroom atmosphere, generating student curiosity and lowering the affective filter to language learning. Surprising as it

Deborah L. Berhó; Victoria Defferding

2005-01-01

222

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

223

Handbook for English Language Arts, Grades 5-12: Speech and Composition. Curriculum Bulletin, 1969-70 Series, No. 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is one in a series being developed for the English language arts curriculum, prekindergarten through the twelfth grade. The series is in five strands: reading, literature, speech, composition, and language. Although treated separately for purposes of clear and systematic development, in classroom practice the strands are…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Curriculum Development.

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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

225

Reading and Writing Poetry in Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Though poetry and math may seem to be unrelated, there are parallels such as rhythmic language and language skills. Reading and writing poetry about math involves students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to develop and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships. This article features an…

LaBonty, Jan; Danielson, Kathy

2004-01-01

226

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

227

Into the Curriculum. Art/Social Studies: Petroglyphs: Early Forms of Communication [and] Physical Education/Social Studies: Sport Mavin [and] Reading/Language Arts: Fairy Tales: Comparing Different Versions [and] Reading/Language Arts: Poetry Is...A Multimedia Project [and] Science: Making Up Crystals and Putting Them in a Basket [and] Social Studies: Diaries from the Middle Ages.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides lesson plans for library media activities for grades 3-4 reading/language arts, grades 3-5 art/social studies, grades 4-5 physical education/social studies, grades 4-6 science, grades 4-8 reading/language arts, and grades 6-7 social studies. Lists print and nonprint resources and discusses library media skills and subject area…

Shein, Dina; Williams, Adele; Barnes, Marilyn E.; Potts, Deidre

1998-01-01

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Activities Linking Science With Math, K-4  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Available April 2009. Science does not exist in a vacuum and, therefore, shouldn't be taught that way. In that spirit, Activities Linking Science with Mathematics, K-4 is a hands-on guide for preservice and inservice elementary 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 Digging Into Soil, Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints, and What Makes a Boat Float?--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

2009-05-15

229

Math and Science Achievement in English Language Learners: Multivariate Latent Growth Modeling of Predictors, Mediators, and Moderators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of various strategies for educating the growing U.S. population of English language learners (ELLs) has attracted a great deal of controversy. Bilingual education theory posits that retention and continued development of native language (L1) skills facilitate academic achievement through two mediating mechanisms. First, L1…

Guglielmi, R. Sergio

2012-01-01

230

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

231

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

232

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

233

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

234

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. 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.

235

Bedtime Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The stated mission of this blog is "To make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story." Each day Laura Bilodeau Overdeck and her husband John post an interesting fact or scenario about everyday life and related math problems at three readiness levels. They include a page of suggestions for how to use these problems with children. This is a good source of problems for teachers and parents, as well as a model for adapting problems to meet different needs.

Overdeck, Laura B.; Overdeck, John

2012-01-01

236

Math Night  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides a rationale, a guide and resources that can used be used to initiate a math night at school for parents and students. The resources include sixteen modules on mathematical topics beyond childrenâs everyday schoolwork. Each module is a self-contained math activity station, complete with materials for a tri-fold display, exploration questions, exercises, background information on the topic, and links to additional content and ideas.

2011-01-01

237

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

238

Math Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are some fun games to help you review the math concepts we have learned in class. Choose a game to help you practice what we have being learning in math. Robot Guy Help Robot Guy get the aliens and flying saucers. Use the j and l keys to move him side to side. Use the space bar to shoot the flying saucers down. Lemonade Larry Help Larry satisfy ...

Sellers, Ms.

2007-03-28

239

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

240

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

241

2010 Found Math Gallery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The good folks at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) are always on the lookout for mathematical principles in the least likely of places, and this gallery of "found math" is a tribute to their perspicacity. The exhibition includes prizewinners from the Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibition of Mathematical Art and a weekly "found math" object. Visitors can make their way through items like simplex lamp shades over a bar in Venice and a butterfly in South American that appears to have an "88" on its wing. A number of the objects have more extensive explanations of their various mathematical nuances, and a few of the more recent additions lead to posters that can be downloaded for use in the classroom.

242

Threads of Change in 19th Century American Literature: A Language Arts Unit for Grades 7-9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This unit of study for junior-high level high-ability language arts students explores five themes in 19th century American history through literature of the times: romanticism, transcendentalism, abolitionism, industrialism, and feminism. Each of the five "isms" has its own "literature box" that contains appropriate documents to serve as a…

Crossett, Becky F.; And Others

243

Communication, Culture, and Curiosity: Using Target-Culture and Student-Generated Art in the Second Language Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studying art from the target culture and student creation of original artwork in the second language (L2) classroom have many benefits. Both provide a springboard for discussion of the culture(s) under study as well as one's own. These activities also positively change the classroom atmosphere, generating student curiosity and lowering the…

Berho, Deborah L.; Defferding, Victoria

2005-01-01

244

Mass Media and Visual Literacy Skills: Report 6. Assessing Student Progress on the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts mass media and visual 1iteracy skills assessment program might be structured to ensure that school districts meet the Common Curriculum Goals of the public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. This report includes: (1) a list of Common Curriculum Goals that relate to mass media and…

DeHaven, Edna

245

Reading/Literature Skills: Report 4. Assessing Student Progress on the Common Curriculum Goals. English Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides suggestions on how a language arts reading skills assessment program could be structured to ensure that school districts meet the Common Curriculum Goals of the public elementary and secondary schools in Oregon. This report includes: (1) a list of common curriculum goals that relate to reading/literature; (2) general…

Spandel, Vicki

246

An Action Research on the Effects of Extrinsic Rewards on Motivation of Eighth Grade Language Arts Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data were collected for this action research to determine the value of an extrinsic reward as a self-management tool for motivating eighth grade language arts students. The sample was drawn from students at a school in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The school was one of two middle schools in the city. This convenience sample…

Rejholec, Tod

247

The Impact MCT2 Has on an Elementary and Middle School Reading and Language Arts Classroom Instruction in Mississippi  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to understand what No Child Left Behind (NCLB) meant to teachers in Mississippi and to determine what impact this reform had on reading and language arts classroom instruction for teachers. Qualitative research methods in the form of interview data and classroom observations were used to examine teachers' perceptions…

Campbell, Sarah Elizabeth

2009-01-01

248

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

249

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

250

Teachers' Needs and Predesigned Instructional Practices: An Analysis of a Reading/Language Arts Coursebook for a Second Grade Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Coursebooks are an indispensable tool of the language arts instruction in elementary schools across California State. They are designed for teachers with precise indications of instructional practices, classroom social and participatory structures. However, these pre-designed practices are hardly evaluated for their appropriateness to meet…

Ajayi, Lasisi

2005-01-01

251

Connecticut Ninth-Grade Proficiency Test 1980-81 Summary Report: Mathematics, Basic Writing Skills in the Language Arts, Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Education Evaluation and Remedial Assistance" section 10-14n of the Connecticut General Statutes, requires that the State Board of Education administer an annual statewide proficiency examination in basic reading, language arts, and mathematic skills to all ninth-grade students. This report describes the development of the test and summarizes…

Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.

252

''History of Theatre'' Web Sites: A Brief History of the Writing Process in a High School ESL Language Arts Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on how Quebec Francophone high school students, enrolled in a program which featured an environment rich in information and communication technologies (ICTs), appropriated the writing process over a four-year period (Grades 7-10) in the context of their ESL language arts courses. Data for the study were obtained using…

Parks, Susan; Huot, Diane; Hamers, Josiane; Lemonnier, France H.

2005-01-01

253

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

254

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards: A Literacy Practices Approach for 6-12 Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the new English Language Arts Common Core State Standards take hold across the United States, the need grows for pre-service and in-service teachers to be ready to develop curriculum and instruction that addresses their requirements. This timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive text directly meets this need. It delineates a literacy practices and…

Beach, Richard; Thein, Amanda Haertling; Webb, Allen

2012-01-01

255

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

256

''History of Theatre'' Web Sites: A Brief History of the Writing Process in a High School ESL Language Arts Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports on how Quebec Francophone high school students, enrolled in a program which featured an environment rich in information and communication technologies (ICTs), appropriated the writing process over a four-year period (Grades 7-10) in the context of their ESL language arts courses. Data for the study were obtained using…

Parks, Susan; Huot, Diane; Hamers, Josiane; Lemonnier, France H.

2005-01-01

257

Handbook for Language Arts: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades One and Two. Curriculum Bulletin, 1965-66 Series No. 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook for pre-kindergarten through grade 2, one of a series of five language arts guides being developed (see also TE 000 798), specifies materials in listening, speaking, writing, reading, and literature. The program is aimed at urban children and attempts to provide for student differences by suggesting ways to adapt instruction and…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.

258

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.

259

Evansville: A City on the Ohio River. An Interdisciplinary Unit for Grade 3: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This grade 3 interdisciplinary resource unit uses Evansville, Indiana and the Ohio River as its focus for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science lessons. Text, pictures, and maps are provided to teach social studies lessons in history, geography, and map skills, and the student exercises include tests on vocabulary words and map…

Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., IN.

260

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

261

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.

262

Children and Art: Uncovering Cultural Practices and Perspectives through Works of Art in World Language Performance Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maxine Greene states that the aesthetic experience is "brought into being by encounters with works of art" and "a conscious participation in a work, a going-out energy, an ability to notice what is there to be noticed". One of the goals of the aesthetic educational process is to engage teachers in a work of art, linking it and other human…

Eddy, Jennifer

2007-01-01

263

Into the Curriculum. Art: Landscape Painting; Home Economics/Social Studies: Greek Clothing; Reading/Language Arts: In Search of Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses!; Science: Magnets; Social Studies/Language Arts: Great Primary Sources on the Great Depression: Using the Library of Congress Collections Online.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barbour, Jeffrey Paul; Ward, Lisa M.

2001-01-01

264

Into the Curriculum. Art: Web Page Design with "The Wizard of Oz" [and] Family Living: What I'm Going to do on My Summer Vacation [and] Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Suitcases Packed [and] Reading/Language Arts/Music: Traveling across America [and] Social Studies: Learning about America's Patriotic Symbols.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wallace, Kimberly; Hostetler, Linda; Cuthbertson, Gail Beth; Wright, Kay

1998-01-01

265

Math Makeover  

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|A survey of Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School math classes five years ago would have revealed ability-grouped classes, with lower level classes populated by poor, minority students; an eclectic curriculum based upon teacher-selected content and pedagogy; and a significant percentage of students scoring less than proficient on state standardized…

Delmore, Patrick

2005-01-01

266

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

267

Speech Communication and Math  

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Patty Amick, Cheryl Hawkins, and Lori Trumbo of Greenville Technical College created this resource to connect the art of public speaking with the task of demographic data collection. This course will help students create and interpret charts and graphs using mean, median, mode, and percentages. It will also allow students to recognize flawed surveys and design their own in order to produce valid data, all while writing a persuasive speech to incorporate their findings. This is a great website for educators looking to combine speech communication and math in a very hands-on way.

Amick, Patty; Hawkins, Cheryl; Trumbo, Lori

2008-05-02

268

Ethnomathematics and History of Math  

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This page, by historians Tracy Lai and Ileana Leavans and mathematician Lawrence Morales at Seattle Central Community College, presents a course which incorporates anthropology, history, and art into math education. This course "provides a transcultural approach towards the understanding of the existing relationships between visual images, mathematics, and the written/spoken word." Here, visitors will find a course description, outcomes, activities and assignments, as well as some sample projects and reflections from instructors. It is an excellent starting point for educators looking to design a course which incorporates math across the curriculum.

Lai, Tracy; Leavans, Ileana; Morales, Lawrence

2008-04-21

269

Math Animated  

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This web site contains courseware for single and many-variables calculus designed for introductory undergraduate physics and engineering students. Included are text explanations and solved exercises, supported by animated and interactive graphics. The graphics make the material useful for a broader audience in both the classroom and by individual students. These materials use MathML and SVG. The free Firefox browser can be used to view, these resources without any plugins on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Dagan, Samuel

2005-10-09

270

Into the Curriculum. Art: Torn-Paper Art-Mosaic Style Masks; Music/Art: Songs in Picture Books; Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies: Farm Life; Science: Keeping Warm for the Winter; Social Studies: Packing Our Bags and Making Plans or "We're Outta Here and Goin' First Class!"  

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

Rohn, Anna; Richards-Davis, Nancy; Sharpe, Gloria; Denbow, Marie T.

2000-01-01

271

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

272

The Math Forum @ Drexel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Math Forum provides resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support math teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world. Projects of this online math education community center include Ask Dr. Math, Teacher2Teacher, Problems of the Week, Math Tools, and the Internet Mathematics Library.

The Math Forum @ Drexel

1996-01-01

273

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

274

Into the Curriculum. Art/Social Studies: What Costume Can You Make?; Mathematics: Roman Numerals; Reading/Language Arts: The "Rumplestiltskin Problem" and Other Adapted Tales; Social Studies: What's the Truth about Gladiators?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barwick, Martha

2002-01-01

275

Into the Curriculum. Art/Social Studies: What Costume Can You Make?; Mathematics: Roman Numerals; Reading/Language Arts: The "Rumplestiltskin Problem" and Other Adapted Tales; Social Studies: What's the Truth about Gladiators?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barwick, Martha

2002-01-01

276

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…

Redish, Edward F.

2006-01-01

277

Space Math: Black Hole Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This booklet includes 11 problems of increasing difficulty that explore the properties of black holes. Students learn about the relationship between black hole size and mass, time dilation, energy extraction, accretion disks, and whatâs inside a black hole by working with a series of math problems that feature simple algebra, scientific notation, exponential functions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)

Odenwald, Sten

2008-01-01

278

Focus on Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Canadian math educator and blogger Carollee Norris writes about a variety of elementary math topics. Her posts include ideas for lessons, games, and activities to use with students, discussions of pedagogy, and notices of math education conferences and websites.

Norris, Carollee

2013-01-01

279

An Investigation into the Process of Transference, through the Integration of Art with Science and Math Curricula, in a California Community College: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The transference of learning from one discipline to another creates new knowledge between subjects. Students can connect and apply what they learn in one subject to previously existing knowledge. Art expression is an integral part of human nature and has been a means of communication throughout history. Through the integration of art with science…

Rachford, Maryann Kvietkauskas

2011-01-01

280

Math Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Math Archives of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville specialize in teaching resources in Mathematics, but are also an excellent repository for mathematics software, bibliographies, and preprints. The Archives contain a good selection of both K-12 and higher education resources. The K-12 resources include lesson plans and software. Perhaps the most interesting section, especially for the non-mathematics oriented, is POP Mathematics, a selection of pointers to various sites that show "what made your teacher get so excited about some topic in Mathematics." The archives are available via the Web, gopher, ftp, and e-mail, though each access tool does not deliver exactly the same information.

Fife, Earl.; Husch, Lawrence.

1997-01-01

281

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.

282

Math Advantage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With material tailored to first through eighth grades, Math Advantage is a great way for elementary and middle school students to learn basic concepts of mathematics. There are several interactive, multimedia activities for each grade level. They are all very well made with colorful animations and sound, so children should enjoy using them. The E-Lab is another section that has over twenty Java applets for grades three to eight. Everything from counting to topics in algebra and trigonometry are covered. Large glossaries of mathematical terms are also provided.

283

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

284

Variables in Second Language Attrition: Advancing the State of the Art  

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|This article provides a comprehensive synthesis of research on language attrition to date, with a view to establishing a theoretically sound basis for future research in the domain of second language (L2) attrition. We identify the variables that must be tracked in populations who experience language loss, and we develop a general model for the…

Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen; Stringer, David

2010-01-01

285

The Art of Practical Curriculum Making: HEP-Secondary Language Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document describes the development of the language skills subprogram of the Hawaii English Program--Secondary. After considering various theories of instructional strategies in language, the team developed a pair of complementary subprograms: a part-to-whole skills lab for building up students' stocks of language options and a whole-to-part…

Kleinjans, Edith K.

286

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

287

Using Caldecotts across the Curriculum: Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons, Math and Science Spin-Offs, Unique Art Activities, and More.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for teachers of grades K-2, this book aims to inspire students with the award-winning art and stories found in Caldecott books. The book uses Caldecott winners as springboards to provide lively, literature-based learning experiences--from projects that encourage children's own artistic expression to fun and creative activities that…

Novelli, Joan

288

Queries: What Is the Role of Television in the Language Arts Program?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the influence television has on children's language development and lists television resources that illustrate children's literature, vocabulary and reading skills, mathematics, and study skills. (HTH)|

Winkeljohann, Rosemary

1981-01-01

289

Seeing Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Concord Consortium's Seeing Math Telecommunications Project, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, "develops multimedia case studies and digital tools for elementary and middle school mathematics teacher professional development." The core feature of this project are the Internet-based video case studies, which explore "the way individual teachers meet the challenge of implementing standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)" and are used as part of the organization's professional development courses. The cases are used as a starting point for participants to discuss their own practice as they follow the decision-making process of the case teachers. The team notes that the videos are "not presented either for critique or as recipe for emulation" but as a way for teachers to "reflect on and inform their own practice." Samples of the videos are posted on this website, along with information on the project, the participants, and related publications. Links to other programs that are seeking pilot participants are also provided.

290

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

291

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

292

Spanish Language Materials for the Spanish Speaker: An Overview of the State of the Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The field of Spanish language instruction for bilingual Chicanos has been an area of pedagogical neglect within most college and university language departments. In the past, teachers wishing to implement a significant modification in their approach and methodology found the task virtually impossible because of a scarcity of commercially prepared…

Clarkson, William M.

293

Natural language technology and query expansion: issues, state-of-the-art and perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The availability of an abundance of knowledge sources has spurred a large amount of effort in the development and enhancement\\u000a of Information Retrieval techniques. Users’ information needs are expressed in natural language and successful retrieval is\\u000a very much dependent on the effective communication of the intended purpose. Natural language queries consist of multiple linguistic\\u000a features which serve to represent the

Bhawani Selvaretnam; Mohammed Belkhatir

294

Advanced Math Equals Career Readiness. Math Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The equation is simple: No matter their background, students who take challenging math courses in high school get better jobs and earn more money throughout their entire lives. This paper stresses that: (1) Higher-level math opens doors for any and all postsecondary programs and keeps it open for advancement beyond entry-level jobs; and (2)…

Achieve, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

295

Math Homework Helps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you need math help this is the place If you have a general question or need help remembering formulas this is a great resource. Ask Dr. Math If you are studying for a test or need someone to help you this site can help you via e-mail. Math Active - Math Homework Help and Curriculum For all you parents out there who don\\'t know how to help your child or ...

Carter, Mr. S.

2006-10-23

296

Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: Literacy Promotion-Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?; Science: Spiders; Social Studies: American Symbols; Social Studies: Arts: Grab the Duct Tape!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides four 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, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. (LRW)|

Bikhazi, Cristi; Payne, Linda M.; Barwick, Martha

2002-01-01

297

Math Skills Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A math review exam, written and administered in conjunction with the Quantitative Assessment Program at the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, is used at the beginning of the 1st food engineering course to evaluate math skills needed for successful completion of the course. Students who do not score well on the math exam are targeted for individual…

Hartel, R. W.; Adem, M.

2004-01-01

298

Establishing Family Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Family Math Program is an outgrowth of the Equals Program at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley. Piloted in 1982 in Richmond, California, this widespread program boasts a simple philosophy: Families "doing math" will get the same result as families who read--improved skills and enjoyment. The program also confronts parental math

Bobango, Janet, Milgram, Joel

1993-01-01

299

Math Goggles Challenges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage provides math challenges to engage teachers and parents in the discovery of mathematical elements in common locations and to expand their definition of math to encompass more than just numbers. The challenges encourage the adult to find specific elements of math in their everyday world and either document these findings in photographs or use their observations to launch further investigations.

2013-01-01

300

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

301

Motivating Activities. Teaching Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Features math activities for primary and intermediate grades. Presents four math activities teachers can use to get students interested in, and excited about, math. The titles of the activities are "Date Problem,""What's the Price?,""Krypto," and "Baby Krypto." (ET)|

May, Lola

1995-01-01

302

The Art of Teaching Reading: A Language and Self-Concept Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this book is to give classroom teachers some guidelines for making learning to read a more meaningful experience for each child. The art of pacing and challenging a child through inductive teaching is detailed and techniques for guiding the child in self-selection and planning his time are described. Unit teaching in a…

Dunne, Hope W.

303

Man and His Environment: To Perceive and to React: Language Arts. 5111.13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A course which is an investigation and appraisal of prose, poetry, fine arts, and music which reflects the environment's effect on man or man's effect on his environment is presented. Performance objectives include the following: (1) Students will formulate a definition of what constitutes man's environment; (2) Students will examine the reactions…

Bermudez, Lynne L.

304

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 profe...

D. M. Adams

1983-01-01

305

Into the Curriculum. Reading/Language Arts: I Need a Hero/Heroine [and] Reading/Language Arts: Is It Real? Or Did I Make It Up? Comparing and Contrasting Nonfictional and Fantasy Creatures [and] Science/Language Arts: "Jumanji" in the Solar System [and] Science: A Change of Seasons [and] Social Studies: Women Who Changed America: 1800s [and] Social Studies: Discovering the "Titanic."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents six curriculum guides for reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, grade levels, resources, librarian and teacher instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, activity samples, guidelines for evaluating finished activities, and…

Hall, Jill; And Others

1997-01-01

306

Professor Freedman's Math Help  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math Power is a site created by Professor Freedman, a highly acclaimed teacher of basic mathematics. She has several resources to help students of all ages learn pre-algebra and elementary algebra skills. Many sample homework assignments are provided, as well as general study tips and a list of "ten ways to reduce math anxiety." A collection of video clips demonstrate specific math concepts. There are also Java games that are a diversion from straight math, and most are educational. Some sections of the site are intended for mathematics instructors, like the Ten Commandments for Math Teachers.

1997-01-01

307

Science and Language for English Language Learners in Relation to Next Generation Science Standards and with Implications for Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Research Council (2011) released "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" that is guiding the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, which are expected to be finalized in early 2013. This article addresses language demands and opportunities that are embedded in the science and engineering practices delineated in the…

Lee, Okhee; Quinn, Helen; Valdes, Guadalupe

2013-01-01

308

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

309

Trends and Issues in Postsecondary English Studies. Trends and Issues in English Language Arts, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains journal essays and book chapters from publications of the National Council of Teachers of English. The publication's first section, "Diverse Students, Diverse Teachers," contains the following articles: (1) "Dispositions toward Language: Teacher Constructs of Knowledge and the Ann Arbor Black English Case" (Arnetha Ball…

National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.

310

CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE UNITED STATES--THE STATE OF THE ART.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|IN THIS SURVEY OF CHINESE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES THE AUTHOR FIRST ASSUMES THAT MOST SERIOUS STUDENTS HOPE EVENTUALLY TO ATTAIN SUFFICIENT READING AND WRITING ABILITY TO CONDUCT ORIGINAL RESEARCH USING RESOURCES WRITTEN IN CHINESE. BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM, THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT GOAL AND "THE LEVEL…

WRENN, JAMES J.

311

A Positive, Popular Art: Sources, Structure, and Impact of Gyorgy Kepes's Language of Vision  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chief objective of this study is to establish the sources of Gyorgy Kepes’s visual theory as expounded in his 1944 book Language of Vision, and examine his synthesis of these sources in a form that was so popular that his theoretic metaphors are still alive today. The very longevity, pervasiveness, and adaptability of his ideas have contributed to a

Leigh Anne Roach

2010-01-01

312

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.

313

Managing the Integrated Language Arts Classroom: Twenty-Five Suggestions for Finding Time for Portfolio Conferences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper consists of some preliminary tips for teachers on how to hold portfolio conferences followed by 25 specific suggestions presented in the right hand column of a chart; the left-hand column contains related comments under the heading of "General Organizational Structure." A variety of portfolio conferences can be conducted in language

Farr, Roger; Greene, Beth

314

Expressive Power and Consistency Properties of State-of-the-Art Natural Language Parsers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We define Probabilistic Constrained W-grammars (PCW- grammars), a two-level formalism capable of capturing grammatical frame- works used in two state of the art parsers, namely bilexical grammars and stochastic tree substitution grammars. We provide embeddings of these parser formalisms into PCW-grammars, which allows us to derive properties about their expressive power and consistency, and relations between the formalisms studied.

Gabriel G. Infante López; Maarten De Rijke

2004-01-01

315

A Curriculum Unit on Africa for the Seventh Grade. An Instructional Unit for Seventh Grade Language Arts and Eighth Grade Remedial English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document presents a unit on Africa and Ghana for seventh grade language arts and eighth grade remedial English classes. It is one of a number of interdisciplinary products developed by a summer workshop for teachers on African curriculum development. The objectives are to help rid students of stereotypes and to make them aware of the diversity…

Wilcox, Elizabeth Anne

316

Living in, Learning from, Looking Back, Breaking through in the English Language Arts Methods Course: A Case Study of Two Preservice Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Preservice teachers often enter English language arts teacher preparation courses with untapped fears of writing and teaching writing due to null or bad experiences as K-12 students. In this article, I follow two preservice elementary teachers through a semester long methods course and reveal how they developed positive, clear images of…

Stockinger, Pamela Crosslin

2007-01-01

317

Theoretical Soundness, Proven Effectiveness, and Implementation Fidelity of the HOSTS Language Arts Program among Children Identified as At-Risk in Urban Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order to fully evaluate the quality of evidence for any educational innovation, research is needed regarding consistency with theory, demonstrated effectiveness, and consistent implementation. The Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) Language Arts program was specifically mentioned in the "No Child Left Behind" act as a program that…

Senesac, Barbara V.; Burns, Matthew K.

2008-01-01

318

Dynamics of Teacher Self-Efficacy: Middle School Reading and Language Arts Teacher Responses on a Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale  

Microsoft Academic Search

Efficacy is created early in a career and not easily influenced over time yet states and school districts loose tremendous amounts of money annually educating and training teachers who elect to leave the profession as a result of low self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived levels of self-efficacy of middle school Language Arts and reading

Kimberly Ann Schwartz

2010-01-01

319

"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

320

Language Everywhere--Math. [Compiled from Columns in Four Issues of "Live Wire," October and December 1984, and February and April 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The teaching activities presented in this document focus on teaching students the language of mathematics through reading and writing. The first activity teaches students about space, time, numbers, and languages by having them give directions to a robot, compare distances traveled, read a map, and write a story with illustrations about a robot.…

Live Wire, 1985

1985-01-01

321

Language Everywhere--Math. [Compiled from Columns in Four Issues of "Live Wire," October and December 1984, and February and April 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching activities presented in this document focus on teaching students the language of mathematics through reading and writing. The first activity teaches students about space, time, numbers, and languages by having them give directions to a robot, compare distances traveled, read a map, and write a story with illustrations about a robot.…

Live Wire, 1985

1985-01-01

322

The MP (Materialization Pattern) Model for Representing Math Educational Standards  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Representing natural languages with UML has been an important research issue for various reasons. Little work has been done for modeling imperative mood sentences which are the sentence structure of math educational standard statements. In this paper, we propose the MP (Materialization Pattern) model that captures the semantics of English sentences used in math educational standards. The MP model is based on the Reed-Kellogg sentence diagrams and creates MP schemas with the UML notation. The MP model explicitly represents the semantics of the sentences by extracting math concepts and the cognitive process of math concepts from math educational standard statements, and simplifies modeling. This MP model is also developed to be used for aligning math educational standard statements via schema matching.

Choi, Namyoun; Song, Il-Yeol; An, Yuan

323

Natural language processing: State of the art and prospects for significant progress, a workshop sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.  

PubMed

Natural language processing (NLP) is crucial for advancing healthcare because it is needed to transform relevant information locked in text into structured data that can be used by computer processes aimed at improving patient care and advancing medicine. In light of the importance of NLP to health, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently sponsored a workshop to review the state of the art in NLP focusing on text in English, both in biomedicine and in the general language domain. Specific goals of the NLM-sponsored workshop were to identify the current state of the art, grand challenges and specific roadblocks, and to identify effective use and best practices. This paper reports on the main outcomes of the workshop, including an overview of the state of the art, strategies for advancing the field, and obstacles that need to be addressed, resulting in recommendations for a research agenda intended to advance the field. PMID:23810857

Friedman, Carol; Rindflesch, Thomas C; Corn, Milton

2013-06-25

324

College Math Assessment: SAT Scores vs. College Math Placement Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many colleges and university's use SAT math scores or math placement tests to place students in the appropriate math course. This study compares the use of math placement scores and SAT scores for 188 freshman students. The student's grades and faculty observations were analyzed to determine if the SAT scores and/or college math assessment scores…

Foley-Peres, Kathleen; Poirier, Dawn

2008-01-01

325

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.

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Female teachers' math anxiety affects girls' math achievement.  

PubMed

People's fear and anxiety about doing math--over and above actual math ability--can be an impediment to their math achievement. We show that when the math-anxious individuals are female elementary school teachers, their math anxiety carries negative consequences for the math achievement of their female students. Early elementary school teachers in the United States are almost exclusively female (>90%), and we provide evidence that these female teachers' anxieties relate to girls' math achievement via girls' beliefs about who is good at math. First- and second-grade female teachers completed measures of math anxiety. The math achievement of the students in these teachers' classrooms was also assessed. There was no relation between a teacher's math anxiety and her students' math achievement at the beginning of the school year. By the school year's end, however, the more anxious teachers were about math, the more likely girls (but not boys) were to endorse the commonly held stereotype that "boys are good at math, and girls are good at reading" and the lower these girls' math achievement. Indeed, by the end of the school year, girls who endorsed this stereotype had significantly worse math achievement than girls who did not and than boys overall. In early elementary school, where the teachers are almost all female, teachers' math anxiety carries consequences for girls' math achievement by influencing girls' beliefs about who is good at math. PMID:20133834

Beilock, Sian L; Gunderson, Elizabeth A; Ramirez, Gerardo; Levine, Susan C

2010-01-25

327

The Visual Math Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Visual Math Project was founded in 1975 by Professor Ralph Abraham from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ralph Abraham, who is now retired, formed a nonprofit organization called the Visual Math Institute (VMI) and continues to maintain its website. In the FAQ section, Abraham explains that Visual Math (VM) "refers to the coordination of multiple modes of intelligence and representation, cognitive styles, for the purpose of communication of mathematics." The FAQ section also includes information on Math Anxiety as well as an overview of mathematics, Euclid, and chaos theory. VMI's research, which is described further in the Research section, "is devoted to visual math research and education, including computation math, computer graphics, and interactive environments." The visual projects on Chaos, Euclid and Kepler provide overviews of related topics, information on useful references, and some visual demonstrations of the topics.

328

Identifying native language difficulties among foreign language learners in college: a "foreign" language learning disability?  

PubMed

The present study compared successful and unsuccessful college foreign language learners on measures of intelligence, foreign language aptitude, native oral and written language, and math. Unsuccessful students had received petitions to waive the foreign language requirement. No significant differences between groups were found on intelligence and reading comprehension. Significant differences were found on the Modern Language Aptitude Test, on tests of written and oral language in the syntactic and phonological domains, and on math calculation. Authors suggest that students with foreign language learning difficulties may have underlying native language problems manifested especially in the areas of syntax and phonology. Suggestions for diagnosing a foreign language disability are made. PMID:1765728

Ganschow, L; Sparks, R L; Javorsky, J; Pohlman, J; Bishop-Marbury, A

1991-11-01

329

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

330

Female teachers' math anxiety affects girls' math achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

People's fear and anxiety about doing math—over and above actual math ability—can be an impediment to their math achieve- ment. We show that when the math-anxious individuals are female elementary school teachers, their math anxiety carries neg- ative consequences for the math achievement of their female stu- dents. Early elementary school teachers in the United States are almost exclusively female

Sian L. Beilock; Elizabeth A. Gunderson; Gerardo Ramirez; Susan C. Levine

2010-01-01

331

Using Art to Teach the Abstract  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most students in America can graduate from high school without ever analyzing a piece of art. Perhaps these students will take an art history or an art appreciation course in college that may incorporate a few references to literature and history. Math or science connections will most likely remain entirely absent. Why do we treat art analysis…

Barton, Sara

2007-01-01

332

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

333

The Massachusetts Math Wars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article recounts the battle in the "math wars" that took place in Massachusetts, United States in 1999-2000 over the scope, content and teaching of the state's K-12 mathematics curriculum. Harsh controversies arose between the partisans of a "reform-math" movement stressing an undefined "conceptual understanding" and student-created…

Stotsky, Sandra

2007-01-01

334

The National Math Trail  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Math Trail makes available problems created by K-12 students as they explore their communities and ask math questions that relate to their own environments. Teachers submit the problems to the site, along with photos, drawings, sound recordings, and videos. Problems can be accessed through an interactive map of the United States.

2006-01-01

335

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

336

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

337

How teachers would spend their time teaching language arts: the mismatch between self-reported and best practices.  

PubMed

As teacher quality becomes a central issue in discussions of children's literacy, both researchers and policy makers alike express increasing concern with how teachers structure and allocate their lesson time for literacy-related activities as well as with what they know about reading development, processes, and pedagogy. The authors examined the beliefs, literacy knowledge, and proposed instructional practices of 121 first-grade teachers. Through teacher self-reports concerning the amount of instructional time they would prefer to devote to a variety of language arts activities, the authors investigated the structure of teachers' implicit beliefs about reading instruction and explored relationships between those beliefs, expertise with general or special education students, years of experience, disciplinary knowledge, and self-reported distribution of an array of instructional practices. They found that teachers' implicit beliefs were not significantly associated with their status as a regular or special education teacher, the number of years they had been teaching, or their disciplinary knowledge. However, it was observed that subgroups of teachers who highly valued particular approaches to reading instruction allocated their time to instructional activities associated with other approaches in vastly different ways. It is notable that the practices of teachers who privileged reading literature over other activities were not in keeping with current research and policy recommendations. Implications and considerations for further research are discussed. PMID:19525477

Cunningham, Anne E; Zibulsky, Jamie; Stanovich, Keith E; Stanovich, Paula J

2009-06-12

338

FINE ART, IMAGINATION, AND LITERACY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Participation in various parallel forms of expression that integrate art, imagination, and language create a solid foundation for excellence in literacy. Fine art is a language and a means of expression in itself, and many parallels exist between the developmental processes of creating art and writing. Participation in the arts can provide students with the opportunity to exercise and expand

Catherine Read

339

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  

Microsoft Academic Search

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. Using the Mantel-Haenszel method, only one item at each grade

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

2010-01-01

340

Into the Curriculum. Nutrition: Where Is the Taste of Sweetness on the Tongue? Or, the History of Candy [and] Reading/Language Arts: Historical Fact and Fiction [and] Reading/Language Arts: Smart Television Viewing [and] Science: Which Fish? [and] Social Studies: Family Reunion Time! [and] Social Studies: Lighthouse and Shoreline.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides five fully developed library media activities that are designed for use with specific curriculum units in nutrition, reading and language arts, science, and social studies. Each activity identifies library media skills, objectives, grade levels, resources, instructional roles, activity and procedures for completion, evaluation, and…

Stafford, Brenda; Bailey, Annette; Atkins, Rebecca L.

1999-01-01

341

Software development: arts & crafts or math & science?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We've have been proposing formal mathematical methods of software development for nearly as long as we've been developing software. CASE tools were a bust, and Gödel long ago nullified any hope of building a system that is both complete and consistent. Model-driven development gets trotted out in a new outfit once every decade as the next \\

Jim Haungs; Martin Fowler; Ralph E. Johnson; Steve McConnell; Richard P. Gabriel

2004-01-01

342

What English Language Arts, Math, and Science Instructional Materials Have Districts in the Mid-Atlantic Region States Adopted? Issues & Answers. REL 2010-No. 096  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite increasing accountability requirements and a national call for transparency in public policy, Mid-Atlantic Region state education agencies indicate that they have little information about what instructional materials districts adopt. This report describes first-year results of an ongoing project to generate and share information on core…

Burzichelli, Claudia; Morrill, William; Bausmith, Jennifer; Mackey, Philip E.; Magarelli, Christopher

2010-01-01

343

What English Language Arts, Math, and Science Instructional Materials Have Districts in the Mid-Atlantic Region States Adopted? Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2010-No. 096  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite increasing accountability requirements and a national call for transparency in public policy, Mid-Atlantic Region state education agencies indicate that they have little information about what instructional materials districts adopt. This report describes first-year results of an ongoing project to generate and share information on core…

Burzichelli, Claudia; Morrill, William; Bausmith, Jennifer; Mackey, Philip E.; Magarelli, Christopher

2010-01-01

344

Learning Math: Exploring Relationships through Superheroes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illustrates one seven-year-old boy's understanding of mathematical relationships through drawings of his favorite "superheroes." Also illustrates how he conveyed the qualities of his heroes by weaving together the three symbol systems of language, art, and mathematics. (BB)

Clyde, Jean Anne; Mills, Heidi

1993-01-01

345

Math Anxiety: What Is It?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While much progress has been made in treating math anxiety, little is yet known about its causes, correlates or effects. The present study examined factors related to the prevalence and intensity of math anxiety in college students and the extent to which math anxiety is predictive of math course grades. The 655 subjects were obtained from two…

Betz, Nancy E.

346

A comparative study of middle school and K--8 school value-added gains in the areas of reading, language, math, science, and social studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One purpose of the study was to determine if academic performance, as indicated by the Tennessee Value Added Assessment System 1997--99 mean gains, was different for students enrolled in K--8 schools in the East Tennessee Region than it was for those enrolled in middle schools. Another purpose was to determine to what degree, if at all, both differences and similarities of performance were related to the grade configuration of the schools. The researcher utilized data from 119 schools, a total of 57 middle schools and 62 K--8 schools from the East Tennessee Region. The schools were representative of a range of school settings which included urban, suburban, small town, and rural areas. Data were obtained from the Tennessee Department of Education and consisted of Report Card Supplements from 32 school systems, representing the East Tennessee Regional Office. Data from each K--8 school and middle school were processed using the SPSS statistical program. These data were analyzed in order to determine the effect sizes. Selection of effect size, as a basis of comparison, was deemed to be an appropriate statistical measure since this was a population study. Each effect size was determined by subtracting the middle school mean gain from the K--8 school mean gain and then dividing the difference by the middle school standard deviation. An effect size of .5 and above was considered to have a large educational significance. Four large effect sizes were found: (1) seventh grade math (-.72) favored middle schools, (2) seventh grade science (-.61) favored middle schools, (3) eighth grade reading (78) favored K--8 schools, and (4) sixth grade reading (.71) favored K--8 schools. The conclusions were: (1) A K--8 organizational structure is more appropriate than a 6--8 structure for sixth grade. (2) A 7--8 middle school organizational structure is more appropriate than a K--8 structure for seventh grade. (3) One cannot say that either K--8 or middle school (6--8) configuration is best for all students. (4) Factors other than grade configuration may have a relationship on whether schools were higher or lower gain schools.

Vaccaro, David Anthony

347

Principals in Partnership with Math Coaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the most promising developments in math education is the fact that many districts are hiring math coaches--also called math resource teachers, math facilitators, math lead teachers, or math specialists--to assist elementary-level teachers with math instruction. What must not be lost, however, is that principals play an essential role in…

Grant, Catherine Miles; Davenport, Linda Ruiz

2009-01-01

348

Fine Arts Education. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What are the benefits of a Fine Arts education? With the advent of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000, extreme pressure has been put on schools to concentrate the majority of their efforts and resources on reading, math and science skills. Yet, NCLB also states that every child should be well-versed in the arts. Some research has shown that…

Walker, Karen

2006-01-01

349

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

350

Roller Coaster Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents number loop pattern activities and games designed to interest elementary students in mathematics and encourage computational skills. The activities work as games and cooperative activities and invite math exploration. (SM)

Pritchard, Arvilla

1992-01-01

351

Math Workshop Adventures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This math weblog is written by two 3rd grade teachers who focus their instruction around centers, anchor charts, and interactive notebooks. The posts contain CCSS connections, pictures of their anchor charts, worksheets, and other relevant information.

Bolyard, Chloe; Leutsler, Tabitha

2013-01-01

352

Keyah Math Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Keyah Math Project has developed a series of versatile online activities in mathematical geoscience, using the natural and cultural landscapes of the Southwest United States as context and setting.

Semken, Steven

353

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

354

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

355

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

356

BEATCALC: Mental Math Exercises  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BEATCALC: Mental Math Exercises. BEATCALC will wake up your brain on Monday morning with a mental math exercise that will stimulate those gray cells. Each Monday you will receive instructions for an exercise that will enable you to do math computations mentally faster than a friend can do them on a calculator. For example, how about learning to square 65 or 95 mentally in quick time? You can beat that calculator! These exercises are designed for : (1) Foggy heads at work on Monday morning who need a mental jump-start for the week. (2) People who say "I never could do math" and need some math confidence. (3) Calculator cripples. Kids (and big kids) who need a calculator to do 8 times 9. (4) Individuals who have refused to think about numbers since fifth grade. Was it long division that did it? (5) Braggarts who would like to show up a colleague by doing math mentally faster than he/she can do it using a calculator. (6) Seniors who want to keep mentally alert by routinely exercising the noggin. (7) And other hardy and adventurous souls who can use a little mental stimulation. send email to beatcalc@aol.com in the body of the message type: SUBSCRIBE BEATCALC yourfirstname yourlastname

2005-10-31

357

Into the Curriculum. Mathematics: Calculating with Candy--That's Sweet! [and] Reading/Language Arts: "Woodsong", the Iditarod, and Gary Paulsen [and] Science: Explore the World of Amazing Ants! [and] Science: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! [and] Social Studies/Art: Presidential Masks.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lyon, Mary Ellen; Oettel, Patricia; Cole, Terrie T.; Mayo, Jeanne B. Pilgrim

2000-01-01

358

Into the Curriculum: Art: Calder, Balance, and Mobile Making [and] Music: Combine Music, Media Skills, and the Computer for a Fantastic Project! [and] Reading/Language Arts: Reading is Cool at McElligot's Pool! [and] Social Studies: Poetry and Hieroglyphics [and] Social Studies: Spanish American War [and] Social Studies: Circus Research [and] Social Studies: World War II--The Holocaust.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ritz-Salminen, Dianne; Bailey, Annette; Kozar, Sandra; Crawford, Christy; Jarrad, Mary Anne

1999-01-01

359

Take Care of the Poets! Verbal Art Performances as Key Factors in the Preservation of Kalasha Language and Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unlike all the neighboring societies within the Hindu Kush region, the Kalasha still practice a pre-Islamic religion of Vedic origin. The process of culture maintenance finds in the ancestral language an irreplaceable symbolic resource for identity purposes. This, in turn, determines that those Kalasha who convert to Islam are inclined to repudiate their fathers’ language. Culture and language maintenance are

Pierpaolo Di Carlo

2010-01-01

360

Take Care of the Poets! Verbal Art Performances as Key Factors in the Preservation of Kalasha Language and Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

: Unlike all the neighboring societies within the Hindu Kush region, the Kalasha still practice a pre-Islamic religion of Vedic origin. The process of culture maintenance finds in the ancestral language an irreplaceable symbolic resource for identity purposes. This, in turn, determines that those Kalasha who convert to Islam are inclined to repudiate their fathers’ language. Culture and language maintenance

Pierpaolo Di Carlo

2010-01-01

361

Shaping Opinions: Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A quinmester journalism writing course that explores serious techniques used in effective articles that mold opinion is presented in this course guide. The course focuses upon responsibility, good taste, the problem of censorship, crusading, and propaganda techniques. Reading of editorials and columns and practice in writing are included.…

Houghton, Charles F.

362

Language of Art: Inquiry Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings: Inquiry Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Incorporate inquiry-based practices into the early childhood classroom or family child care home. Inspired by an approach to teaching and learning born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, this book emphasizes investigation anchored by drawing, painting, and other art activities. It provides advice on setting up a studio space for art and inquiry and fifteen…

Pelo, Ann

2007-01-01

363

Language of Immediacy: Authenticity as a Premise in Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Walter Benjamin's essay on The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility is as popular as it is disputed. Although illuminating different qualities of artworks and their perception, the historical shift from auratic to reproducible art is inconsistent. This inconsistency, as this article suggests, is caused by the concept of authenticity that Benjamin applies to both auratic

Christoph Zeller

2012-01-01

364

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

365

Math Science Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by Peter C. Esser and John W. Pluemer of the Math and Science Center at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, this site brings together a veritable cornucopia of resources related to learning about applied math, occupational math, elementary algebra, technical science, and the fundamentals of chemistry. First-time visitors will want to start by looking at the "Resources" section. Here they will find online tables and scientific calculators, sets of tips such as "Fractions: The Basics" and "Using the Place Value System", and some rather fine tutorials that cover health occupations and culinary mathematics. Moving on, the "Topics" area provides access to the various resources on the site organized into subtopics such as "Finance", "Geometry", and "Statistics". [KMG

366

Teaching College Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professor Maria H. Andersen teaches mathematics at Muskegon Community College, and she also work as a consultant for a range of companies. As a public service to those in her profession, she has created this well designed website. The site contains links to helpful and fun activities designed to teach college level math students about algebra, calculus, and other mathematical topics. Visitors can scroll down through the entries, and Professor Andersen has included videos to complement activities like "Exponent Block and Factor Pair Block" and "Numenko: Math Game for Arithmetic", which can be quite addictive. Along the top of the site visitors can scan through categories such as "Algebra Activities" and "Resources" and Games". The "Resources" area includes archived webinars such as "Developing Cognitive Assessments for Daily Classroom Use" and "A Year in the Life of a Math Blog".

367

Ask Dr. Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Ask Dr. Math, which is operated at Drexel University, is the place to go to find answers to almost any kind of mathematics problem. An enormous browseable archive of questions and their solutions is divided into categories ranging from basic addition and subtraction to calculus and fractals. There are sections for elementary, middle school, high school, college students, and beyond. If you can't find the answer to your question, then you can email it to Dr. Math (although a response is not guaranteed). Dr. Math is not actually one person, but over 300 people volunteering from all over the world. The Web site has won numerous Internet awards and has been a favorite site for students for over seven years.

1994-01-01

368

MATH-abundance  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

According to its author, this site was created to provide the public with an "'upper secondary' math tutorial." It is immediately apparent that this can include many different subject areas and, indeed, the site addresses topics ranging from trigonometry to linear algebra to calculus. Each concept is introduced with clear, concise explanations and illustrative figures, and several sample problems are given with accompanying solutions. The only minor fault with this site is the use of plain text to represent formulas; although they can still be fairly easily interpreted, an equation tool would be better. Apart from the tutorials and problem sets, the author also provides links to many other educational math Web sites.

369

Math Vocabulary Bingo  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson provides students an opportunity to assess their understanding of mathematical vocabulary as they relate to key concepts from the five content areas. Through the use of a familiar game format, Bingo, students will identify numbers 0-75 that correspond to mathematical descriptions from math vocabulary clue cards.

Nctm

2010-06-03

370

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

371

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

372

Bianca's Body Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this Cyberchase activity, learners use math to explore how parts of the body are proportional. Learners make a measuring device out of string and then use it to measure the length of their forearms, the circumference of their fist, the circumference of their forehead, and the distance from their head to their toes.

Wnet.org

2011-01-01

373

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

374

Bowland Maths--Update  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The March issue of "Mathematics Teaching" included an article by Alice Onion about Bowland Maths, focussing on the nature and use of the Professional Development modules that the Bowland Trust has developed--there are now seven such CPD modules on the Bowland website. The article also mentioned that the Bowland Trust had recently conducted a…

Thompson, Quentin

2011-01-01

375

Mission: Math and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky is 1 of 34 Challenger Center sites for space science education nationally and the only one in a rural area. Since the center's opening in March 1999, some 5,500 sixth-graders have "flown" space missions that involved using teamwork and math and science skills to solve problems and complete the mission…

Hoffman, Carl

1999-01-01

376

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."

377

SpiroMath  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive applet gives learners an opportunity to freely explore a family of spiral curves called epicycloids. The spirals are generated by the rolling of one circle around another. The learner can change the radii of the circles and the point that draws the curves. There is a section (Where's the Math?) that provides an explanation written for a young person.

2011-01-01

378

Bridging the Math Gap  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Too often, the experiences that middle school students have in math do not connect to what they experience in elementary school. Although middle school teachers often have a sense of the content that students have learned in elementary school, the school structure and other factors can inhibit communication between elementary school and middle…

Switzer, J. Matt

2010-01-01

379

"Doing Math" in Austin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1990, the January issue of "Teaching Pre K-8" has highlighted a school visit by the president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This article discusses Cathy Seeley's visit to a 6th grade classroom at the J. E. Pearce Middle School in Austin, Texas, where she participated in a math activity from the Connected Mathematics…

Raymond, Allen

2004-01-01

380

Museum of Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 5-minute video by George Hart, a mathematical sculptor/designer, leads the viewer on a short tour of the interactivities in MoMath during its opening night gala. George, a cofounder of the museum is responsible for many of the exhibits in the museum.

2012-12-12

381

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

382

Women in Math: Biographies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage is an index of women mathematicians linked to their biographies on other websites. Part of the Women in Math Project at the University of Oregon, it links to sites hosted by Agnes Scott College, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society, the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive at St. Andrews, et al.

2012-01-01

383

Math Mission Statement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our mission is to provide a learning environment in which students can master the skills and concepts necessary for success at all levels of education in which they participate. We seek to cultivate in students a positive attitude towards math, the self-confidence to be successful, and a willingness to be a life-long learner.

384

Math and science technology access and use in South Dakota public schools grades three through five  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of K-12 technology standards, soon to be added to state testing of technology proficiency, and the increasing presence of computers in homes and classrooms reflects the growing importance of technology in current society. This study examined math and science teachers' responses on a survey of technology use in grades three through five in South Dakota. A researcher-developed survey instrument was used to collect data from a random sample of 100 public schools throughout the South Dakota. Forced choice and open-ended responses were recorded. Most teachers have access to computers, but they lack resources to purchase software for their content areas, especially in science areas. Three-fourths of teachers in this study reported multiple computers in their classrooms and 67% reported access to labs in other areas of the school building. These numbers are lower than the national average of 84% of teachers with computers in their classrooms and 95% with access to computers elsewhere in the building (USDOE, 2000). Almost eight out of 10 teachers noted time as a barrier to learning more about educational software. Additional barriers included lack of school funds (38%), access to relevant training (32%), personal funds (30%), and poor quality of training (7%). Teachers most often use math and science software as supplemental, with practice tutorials cited as another common use. The most common interest for software was math for both boys and girls. The second most common choice for boys was science and for girls, language arts. Teachers reported that there was no preference for either individual or group work on computers for girls or boys. Most teachers do not systematically evaluate software for gender preferences, but review software over subjectively.

Schwietert, Debra L.

385

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

386

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

387

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

388

The Math Worksheet Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For people of a certain age, the phrase "math worksheet" may conjure images of pieces of paper with wet purple ink, freshly mimeographed. For others, they might just say: "What's a mimeograph?" Both groups will find things to like about this website, which brings together a number of math worksheets for general use. The site is maintained by Scott Bryce, and while some of the materials require a subscription, there is enough free material to warrant several visits. Visitors should take a look at the "Preview" section, where they can look over examples of instructional worksheets that cover concepts such fractions, mixed numbers, graphing, and measurement. The site is rounded out by a weblog, which is updated with additional materials and suggestions on using the site.

Bryce, Scott

389

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.

390

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

391

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

392

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

393

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

394

Ohio Math Works  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These activities and problems for grades 7-9 illustrate how math is used by professionals in journalism, meteorology, the snack food industry, the amusement park industry, and the fashion world. The site has interactive quizzes, animated diagrams, and background on various industries. The text often refers to teachers guides and videos that are distributed only in Ohio, but many of the activities can also be used independently.

2000-01-01

395

All Students Need Advanced Mathematics. Math Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This fact sheet explains that to thrive in today's world, all students will need to graduate with very strong math skills. That can only mean one thing: advanced math courses are now essential math courses. Highlights of this paper include: (1) Advanced math equals college success; (2) Advanced math equals career opportunity; and (3) Advanced…

Achieve, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

396

Figurative Language  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Writers use figurative language to create images in the minds of readers. Explore the following information and complete the activities to master the art of figurative language! Figurative Language contains images created by comparing unlike items to make things clear to the reader or listener. It is not meant to be taken literally. If I say my pillow is a fluffy cloud, I'm comparing my pillow to a cloud, but it's ...

Devitry, Mrs.

2010-03-12

397

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

398

Educational Implications of Brain Research Applied to Teaching Language Arts for Creative and Critical Thinking in Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contemporary findings of brain research and language function can be analyzed and related to the teaching of creative and critical thinking and active learning through writing. A great deal of work has been carried out concerning the integration of the cerebral hemispheres for heuristic procedures in writing invention. In the integrated brain, the…

Davis, Wesley K.

399

Educational Implications of Brain Research Applied to Teaching Language Arts for Creative and Critical Thinking in Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Contemporary findings of brain research and language function can be analyzed and related to the teaching of creative and critical thinking and active learning through writing. A great deal of work has been carried out concerning the integration of the cerebral hemispheres for heuristic procedures in writing invention. In the integrated brain,…

Davis, Wesley K.

400

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

401

The high-energy physicist's guide to MathLink  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

MathLink is Wolfram Research's protocol for communicating with the Mathematica Kernel and is used extensively in their own Notebook Frontends. The Mathematica Book insinuates that linking C programs with MathLink is straightforward but in practice there are quite a number of stumbling blocks, in particular in cross-language and cross-platform usage. This write-up tries to clarify the main issues and hopefully makes it easier for software authors to set up Mathematica interfacing in a portable way.

Hahn, T.

2012-03-01

402

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

403

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

404

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.

405

Early Math Interest and the Development of Math Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Prior models suggest that math attitudes and ability might strengthen each other over time in a reciprocal fashion (Ma, 1997). The current study investigated the relationship between math interest and skill both concurrently and over time in a preschool sample. Analyses of concurrent relationships indicated that high levels of interest were…

Fisher, Paige H.; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Doctoroff, Greta L.; Arnold, David H.

2012-01-01

406

Math Anxiety and Math Ability in Early Primary School Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Mathematical learning disabilities (MLDs) are often associated with math anxiety, yet until now, very little is known about the causal relations between calculation ability and math anxiety during early primary school years. The main aim of this study was to longitudinally investigate the relationship between calculation ability, self-reported…

Krinzinger, Helga; Kaufmann, Liane; Willmes, Klaus

2009-01-01

407

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

408

Zentralblatt MATH Preprints  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Zentralblatt MATH is an extensive database containing abstracts of reviewed articles in pure and applied mathematics. The database contains over two million entries drawn from more than 2,300 serials and journals. The publication dates for the articles begin in 1868 and continue into the present. The search function is flexible, allowing visitors to search the database by numerous criteria such as author, title, keyword, source, or classification code. The abstract entry includes links to abstracts of articles on related topics. Only abstracts and issue table of contents are available free of charge, and access to the full articles is only available by paid subscription.

2005-11-04

409

Chickscope: EggMath  

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.

410

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

411

Supporting Math Vocabulary Acquisition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Providing appropriate language support is important for all students and essential to the success of English Language Learners (ELLs), struggling readers, and students with learning disabilities. In a mathematics classroom, the support includes the ongoing development of everyday vocabulary--such as names of fruit and actions such as…

Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Livers, Stefanie

2009-01-01

412

"Math Anxiety" Explored in Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math problems make more than a few students--and even teachers--sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics. Experts argue that "math anxiety" can bring about widespread, intergenerational discomfort with the subject, which could lead to anything from fewer…

Sparks, Sarah D.

2011-01-01

413

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

414

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

415

"Math Anxiety" Explored in Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Math problems make more than a few students--and even teachers--sweat, but new brain research is providing insights into the earliest causes of the anxiety so often associated with mathematics. Experts argue that "math anxiety" can bring about widespread, intergenerational discomfort with the subject, which could lead to anything from fewer…

Sparks, Sarah D.

2011-01-01

416

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

417

Math Fact Strategies Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An action research project was conducted in order to determine effective math fact strategies for first graders. The traditional way of teaching math facts included using timed tests and flashcards, with most students counting on their fingers or a number line. Six new research-based strategies were taught and analyzed to decide which methods…

Boso, Annie

2011-01-01

418

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.

419

Speaking of Language.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fourteen selected speeches dating from 1955 to 1969 cover a broad range of information relevant to the history of language instruction in American schools. A state-of-the-art review of language instruction, written in 1955, precedes papers on: (1) language proficiency; (2) school and college language program cooperation; (3) motion pictures in…

Brooks, Nelson

420

National register of research projects, 1986/87. Part 4: Human sciences. Economic, political, language, art and other sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This Register is intended to serve as a source of information on research which is being conducted in all fields (both natural and human sciences) in the Republic of South Africa. New and current research projects that were commenced or modified during 1986 and 1987, on which information was received by the compilers until January 1988, are included, with the exception of confidential projects. Project titles and keywords are presented in the language as supplied, and the classifications are based on those provided by the primary sources.

1988-08-01

421

Beginning to Talk about Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores the value of teaching art criticism and aesthetics to young children. Maintains that critical aesthetic experience reinforces such experiences in art production. Outlines seven methods to develop aesthetic language and shows how art criticism and aesthetics can be used by visiting a gallery or museum. (KM)|

Johnson, Margaret H.

1990-01-01

422

Support Diversity through the Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The arts are the great equalizer in education. Regardless of native language, ability, or disability, music, art, and drama are accessible to all. Because the arts are largely nonverbal and focus on creativity, students in any classroom can participate in various satisfying ways. Further, this participation can lead to better understanding and…

Gregoire, Michele A.; Lupinetti, Jude

2005-01-01

423

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

424

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.

425

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

426

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.

427

Math DL: Loci  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Following in a long line of excellent online publications from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the Loci brings together a wide range of educational resources, interesting pieces of math history, and other ephemera for general consumption. On the homepage, visitors will find access to the "Convergence" site, which provides a range of teaching modules and activities for students. Also, users can avail themselves of the Loci-specific resources, which include such gems as "The Beauty of Parametric Curves". The site's homepage also includes "Featured Items" culled from the MAA's separate publications. Recent teaching materials featured here have included "The Most Marvelous Theorem in Mathematics", "Mountains of Fractals", and "How to Gamble If You Must". Finally, visitors can search all of Loci's vast resources via a search engine that sits on the upper left-hand corner of the page.

2008-01-01

428

Math Branding in a Community College Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a strategy to promote the Arapahoe Community College Library's collections and services, the Library undertook to brand itself as a math resource center. In promoting one area of expertise, math was selected to help address the problem of a large portion of high school graduates’ inability to work at college-level math. A “Math Saturday” program at the college was

Malcolm Brantz; Edward B. Sadowski

2010-01-01

429

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.

430

Math Branding in a Community College Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As a strategy to promote the Arapahoe Community College Library's collections and services, the Library undertook to brand itself as a math resource center. In promoting one area of expertise, math was selected to help address the problem of a large portion of high school graduates' inability to work at college-level math. A "Math Saturday"…

Brantz, Malcolm; Sadowski, Edward B.

2010-01-01

431

Destination Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

432

Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since most elementary school teachers do not hold a degree in mathematics, teaching math may be a daunting task for some. Following are a few techniques to help make teaching and learning math easier and less stressful. First, know that math is a difficult subject to teach--even for math teachers. The subject matter itself is challenging. Second,…

Scarpello, Gary

2010-01-01

433

Stereotype Threat and Women's Math Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

When women perform math, unlike men, they risk being judged by the negative stereotype that women have weaker math ability. We call this predicamentstereotype threatand hypothesize that the apprehension it causes may disrupt women's math performance. In Study 1 we demonstrated that the pattern observed in the literature that women underperform on difficult (but not easy) math tests was observed

Diane M. Quinn; Claude M. Steele

1999-01-01

434

NPR: Math in the media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On April 29, 2005, NPR's Science Friday, hosted by Ira Flatlow, featured "fun with numbers." The guest interviews addressed topics such as how math is turning up in shows like "The Simpsons," "Futurama," and "Numbers" and ways these references might be able to reduce math anxiety and motivate students. They also discuss "the clash of cultures between mathematicians and TV writers behind-the-scenes" as well as "the natural instinct people--and animals--may have for math." The radio program is available to download from the NPR Audio Archive. They also provide links to related articles and other online resources.

435

Appropriate Math of All Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Are the technical math courses needed for your technology courses teaching the right math requirements? Please see this web site for ways to improve and enhance your math offerings. AMATYC has funding for the NSF CCLI grant, The Right Stuff, to provide mathematics faculty with resources that will enable them to explore best practices for college algebra. This award provides funds to construct, deliver, and evaluate a strand of AMATYC Traveling Workshops that will assist faculty who wish to explore best practices for their college algebra course.

2011-02-10

436

PIALA 2000: Libraries and Archives--Where Information and Language Literacy Begin [and] Engaged Readers and Writers in Multicultural Island Communities. Selected Papers from the 10th Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives Conference Joint with the 13th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference (Tumon, Guam, November 9-11, 2000)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This proceedings combines presentations from the jointly held 10th Annual PIALA 2000 Conference and the 13th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference. The volume begins with the welcoming remarks of Mary L. Silk, Christine Ku Scott-Smith, Antonio R. Umpingco, Delia Munoz Rosal, Lawrence Kasperbauer, Rosie Tainatongo, Richard S. Tom, Mary L.…

Cohen, Arlene, Ed.; Quan, Clarisa G., Ed.

2004-01-01

437

Language Awareness in Language Learning and Teaching: A Research Agenda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Following on from my state-of-the-art article on "Language Awareness and language learning" (Svalberg 2007), in this paper I will discuss specific research tasks which are centrally concerned with different aspects of language awareness (LA): "explicit knowledge about language, and conscious perception and sensitivity in language learning,…

Svalberg, Agneta M.-L.

2012-01-01

438

Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

439

Enhancing mathematical communication for virtual math teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Math Forum is an online resource center for pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and pre-calculus. Its Virtual Math Teams (VMT) service provides an integrated web-based environment for small teams of people to discuss math and to work collaboratively on math problems or explore interesting mathematical micro-worlds together. The VMT Project studies the online math discourse that takes place during sessions of

Gerry Stahl; Murat Perit Çakir; Stephen Weimar; Baba Kofi Weusijana

2010-01-01

440

Reinventing Math Instruction with Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 1-hour video of the 2013 ISTE presentation by Greg Tang and Tammy Worcester provides teaching strategies to improve student understanding of math and the tools to help them accomplish this. In a back-and-forth manner, Tammy shares math-specific activities and tools, and Greg provides strategies to use to help move students' thinking from concrete to abstract, and from specific to general.

2013-06-25

441

Teaching Language Minority Students through the Newspapers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The newspaper can be a stimulating and effective teaching resource in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom, bilingual classroom, or any class with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. ESL teachers can use English-language newspapers to teach both basic language skills and content areas (math, science, social studies). Mainstream…

Olivares, Rafael; Lisi-Pawlak, Clorinda

442

Math, Science, and Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For the past five summers, the authors have taught summer school to recent immigrants and refugees. Their experiences with these fourth-grade English language learners (ELL) have taught them the value of using models to build scientific and mathematical concepts. In this article, they describe the use of different forms of 2- and 3-D models to…

Weinburgh, Molly; Silva, Cecilia

2011-01-01

443

Learning to Speak Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The presence of a bilingual educator is proving pivotal to the success of technology initiatives aimed at developing Spanish-speaking students' grasp of both the concepts and the language of mathematics. This article features Ginny Badger, a teaching assistant at Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, who sacrificed her…

Demski, Jennifer

2009-01-01

444

Universals and Specifics of Math Self-Concept, Math Self-Efficacy, and Math Anxiety across 41 PISA 2003 Participating Countries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The overarching goal of the present study is to investigate the factorial structure of three closely related constructs: math self-concept, math self-efficacy, and math anxiety. The factorial structure consisting of three factors, each representing math self-concept, math self-efficacy, and math anxiety, is supported in all 41 countries employed…

Lee, Jihyun

2009-01-01

445

Reading Proficiency and Mathematics Problem Solving by High School English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study focused on the relationship of English proficiency and math performance in a sample of high school students, including 47% English language learners (ELLs). Data sources included state math test scores, study-specific pre- and posttest scores, problem solving in an online math tutorial, and responses to a self-report assessment of…

Beal, Carole R.; Adams, Niall M.; Cohen, Paul R.

2010-01-01

446

Language Teaching through Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Language teaching through literature is based on the principle that literary works of art can give students intellectual pleasure. It should be revived in English language teaching in Japan because (1) it has the power to motivate students to learn a language they might not learn otherwise, (2) literature is readily available and applicable to a…

Uemichi, Isao S.

447

Investigating Second Language Acquisition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Essays in second language acquisition include: "The State of the Art in Second Language Acquisition Research" (Josine Lalleman); "Crosslinguistic Influence with Special Reference to the Acquisition of Grammar" (Michael Sharwood Smith); "Second Language Acquisition by Adult Immigrants: A Multiple Case Study of Turkish and Moroccan Learners of…

Jordens, Peter, Ed.; Lalleman, Josine, Ed.

448

How to Deal With Kids' Math Anxiety  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this brief article the author details a study on the effects of math anxiety on the ability of the brain to function properly. After detailing the results of the study, the author presents possible approaches to relieve math anxiety.

Paul, Annie M.

2012-03-29

449

The Efficacy of Instructional Strategy on Mathematics Achievement, Attitudes, and Anxiety Levels of Developmental Math Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation investigated three instructional strategies in developmental math classes to determine if instructional strategy had a positive effect on student achievement, attitude towards mathematics, and anxiety level towards mathematics at a college in western Pennsylvania for students majoring in applied arts. The significance of this…

Thomas-Browne, Carmen G.

2009-01-01

450

Identifying Maths Anxiety in Student Nurses and Focusing Remedial Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety-related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety is…

Bull, Heather

2009-01-01

451

Identifying maths anxiety in student nurses and focusing remedial work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety?related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety is further associated with knowledge of having a skills deficit and with

Heather Bull

2009-01-01

452

Identifying Maths Anxiety in Student Nurses and Focusing Remedial Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety-related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety…

Bull, Heather

2009-01-01

453

Active Participation: Using Math Templates  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page presents information about using math templates during instruction to keep each student actively involved and to allow the teacher to informally assess each student's proficiency with the skills and concepts addressed throughout the lesson. The web page provides suggestions for using templates and explanations for why templates should be used. There is a link to the template library, which includes available templates (in PDF format) for the following categories: Number and Operation, Patterns and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Discrete Math and Logic and Problem Solving.

Kawas, Terry

2005-01-01

454

4th Grade Math Fun!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Have fun with these math games and learn something new! Practice two a day. *Number Sense* Convert Between Place Values Practice converting between Place Values. Do 15 problems. Place Value Football Pass the ball to the receiver and be given a chance to answer a math problem! Earn points for your team! Practice for 10 minutes. *Algebra and Functions* Algebraic Expressions Millionaire Practice algebraic expressions by yourself or with a partner! Practice it 3 times or until you win! Write Variable Expressions Find the rule and ...

Mcatee, Ms.

2012-11-02

455

Zero-Tolerance Math: A Defense of “No Math  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I extend the concept of “No Math” which was first introduced during the Florida elections. The results of this work show the existence of a hitherto unknown class of numbers, dubbed politically correct numbers. It is also shown that all other numbers are either illegal or irrational, and should therefore not be taught to children. The “zero-tolerance”

Michael H. F. Wilkinson

2002-01-01

456

Math and the Real World: Fun and Games. Teaching Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes three simple games that do not involve numbers and that can be used to teach children problem-solving strategies and math skills. The games are Tick-Tack-Toe; Jest, a game that uses a blocking strategy; and Nim, a game that uses a capturing strategy. All three games force students to plan ahead and calculate possible outcomes using…

May, Lola

1993-01-01

457

Americans Need Advanced Math to Stay Globally Competitive. Math Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|No student who hopes to compete in today's rapidly evolving global economy and job market can afford to graduate from high school with weak mathematical skills, which include the ability to use logic, reason, and solve problems. The benefits associated with improving the math performance of American students also extend to the larger U.S.…

Achieve, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

458

Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach. Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to help teachers in the elementary grades deepen their understanding of the mathematics they have to teach. It is based on the belief that teachers cannot teach what they do not understand well, and it addresses several fundamental questions: (1) What math concepts and skills are important in the elementary grades?; (2) Why…

Chapin, Suzanne, H.; Johnson, Art

459

Spotlight on Young Children and the Creative Arts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The creative arts--including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing--are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection…

Koralek, Derry

2005-01-01

460

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discover what the best math teachers know and do to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. From setting up the classroom through planning learning experiences and assessing results, this is an idea guide for inexperienced teachers, new staff members, and math faculty who are mentoring other…

Posamentier, Alfred S.; Jaye, Daniel; Krulik, Stephen

2007-01-01

461

The Art of Learning: A Guide to Outstanding North Carolina Arts in Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Arts in Education programs delineated in this guide complement the rigorous arts curriculum taught by arts specialists in North Carolina schools and enable students to experience the joy of the creative process while reinforcing learning in other curricula: language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and physical education. Programs…

Herman, Miriam L.

462

Math on the Job. Machinist.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is intended to help mainstreamed mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, or learning disabled high school students acquire a basic understanding of the responsibilities and working conditions of machinists and to practice basic math skills necessary in the occupation. The first section provides a brief introduction to the occupation…

Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

463

Basic Math III for Manufacturing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document offers instructional materials for a 32-hour course on math operations involving graphs/statistics, measurement (English and metric), geometry, exponential notation, and scientific notation as applied in the workplace. The course was part of a workplace literacy project developed by Mercer County Community College (New Jersey) and…

Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.

464

Meeting a Math Achievement Crisis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An urban community spotlighted declining mathematics achievement and took some measures, in which the students' performance increased substantially. The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, engaged the entire community and launched the campaign called "Math Everywhere", which changed Benjamin Banneker's culture as…

Jennings, Lenora; Likis, Lori

2005-01-01

465

MathBench Biology Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This University of Maryland website contains a suite of interactive Web-based modules that can supplement existing course content across the first two years of a biological sciences curriculum. It helps to reinforce biological concepts, increase math literacy, and prepare students for more complicated mathematical approaches in upper-level coursesâÂÂwithout requiring instructors to revise their courses substantially.

Kären C. Nelson (University of Maryland;Department of Biology); William F. Fagan (University of Maryland;Department of Biology); Katie Schneider (University of Maryland;Behavior, Evolution, Ecology and Systematics Program); Tonya R. McLean (University of Maryland;Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program); Norma Allewell (University of Maryland College Park;)

2010-05-28

466

External Resource: Space Math - 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This problem set is a NASA collection of algebraic activities based on space science. Extensions for students looking for additional challenges in the math and physical science curriculum in grades 7 through 9. The problems are designed to be authentic gl

1900-01-01

467

Student Focused Math Content Coaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 8-page PDF details strategies used by math coaches in the Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative where the focus is on studentsâ thinking and on their work products. This document includes various approaches that coaches may use with teachers to gain trust and important pre-observation and post observation questioning and reflection techniques.

Foster, David

2012-02-01

468

Big Math for Little Kids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Big Math for Little Kids, a comprehensive program for 4- and 5-year-olds, develops and expands on the mathematics that children know and are capable of doing. The program uses activities and stories to develop ideas about number, shape, pattern, logical reasoning, measurement, operations on numbers, and space. The activities introduce the mathematical ideas in a coherent, carefully sequenced fashion, and

Carole Greenes; Herbert P Ginsburg; Robert Balfanz

2004-01-01

469

Math: Basic Skills Content Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents content standards tables for math. [CASAS content standards tables are designed for educators at national, state and local levels to inform the alignment of content standards, instruction and assessment. The Content Standards along with the CASAS Competencies form the basis of the CASAS integrated assessment and curriculum…

CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

470

The Jaime Escalante Math Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the success of the Escalante Math Program in East Los Angeles in teaching mathematics to poor minority students. Fundamental principles of the program include the following: (1) accountability; (2) hard work; (3) demand; (4) love; (5) parental involvement; (6) respect and values; (7) nutrition; and (8) drug use prevention. Discusses…

Escalante, Jaime; Dirmann, Jack

1990-01-01

471

Puzzle Play Improves Math Skills  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This brief press release from the National Science Foundation summarizes the results of a University of Chicago study linking puzzle play with math skills. The study found that puzzle play proved to be a significant predictor of spatial skills. The study also found gender differences in child/parent interactions and in acquired skills.

2012-02-16

472

Reading and the Language Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for elementary school teachers, this article deals with reading readiness, handwriting, listening skills, and linguistics in the elementary school. The reading readiness section discusses utilizing pictures in teaching, using real objects in teaching, making picture dictionaries, placing labels on objects, developing experience charts,…

Ediger, Marlow

473

Language Study in Middle School, High School, and Beyond: Views on Enhancing the Study of Language.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Based on the belief that language should be the central focus for study in the reading and language arts classroom, this collection presents 10 diverse viewpoints on language study in the middle school and secondary school. The collection is divided into the following areas: studying language through literature and the arts, using writing and…

Simmons, John S., Ed.; Baines, Lawrence, Ed.

474

Towards a Hausa verbal aesthetic: aspects of language about using language  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the terminology of Hausa metalanguage in verbal art, the discourse about language in verbal art, and the social function of that discourse in Hausa society. The primary sources are the language in oral narratives; the language of bori, the Hausa system of possession?trance; and the language used in the performances of two contemporary Hausa oral poets from

Linda Hunter; Chaibou Elhadji Oumarou

1998-01-01

475

Experience Art.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Arkansas art education curriculum guide for grades 1 to 6 covers basic concepts, vocabulary, activities, and evaluation for each grade. The basic concepts to be taught throughout these grades include line, shape, color, space, drawing, painting, printing, art history, and art careers. Specific art techniques and types of arts are introduced…

Turner, Brenda

476

Three brief assessments of math achievement.  

PubMed

Because of wide disparities in college students' math knowledge-that is, their math achievement-studies of cognitive processing in math tasks also need to assess their individual level of math achievement. For many research settings, however, using existing math achievement tests is either too costly or too time consuming. To solve this dilemma, we present three brief tests of math achievement here, two drawn from the Wide Range Achievement Test and one composed of noncopyrighted items. All three correlated substantially with the full achievement test and with math anxiety, our original focus, and all show acceptable to excellent reliability. When lengthy testing is not feasible, one of these brief tests can be substituted. PMID:22234642

Steiner, Eric T; Ashcraft, Mark H

2012-12-01

477

Symposium: Arts as Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes "Texts and Margins" (Greene); "Arts as Epistemology: Enabling Children to Know What They Know" (Gallas); "To Arrive in Another World: Poetry, Language Development, and Culture" (Steinbergh); "The Uses of Folk Music and Songwriting in the Classroom" (Cockburn); and "And Practice Drives Me Mad; or, the Drudgery of Drill" (Howard). (SK)

Greene, Maxine; And Others

1991-01-01

478

Number Sense: Strategies for Helping Preschool through Grade 3 Children Develop Math Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Number sense development in young children has been linked to future math achievement in a manner similar to the way phonological awareness (i.e., children's awareness and use of sounds within a language to make meaning) has been linked to reading achievement (e.g., Kosanovich, Weinstein, & Goldman 2009). That is, they may be indicators of future…

Witzel, Bradley S.; Ferguson, Christine J.; Mink, Deborah V.

2012-01-01

479

Math Process Standards Series, Grades PreK-2 [with CD-ROMs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Process Standards support teaching that helps children develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every primary teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. With language and examples that don't require…

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2007-01-01

480

Approaches to Learning and Hispanic Children's Math Scores: The Moderating Role of English Proficiency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Accumulating evidence suggests that children's approaches to learning (ATL) at kindergarten entry predict their academic achievement years later. However, the gains associated with ATL may be diminished for Hispanic immigrant children, many of whom are English language learners (ELLs). We tested whether ATL predicted math scores in a sample of…

Bumgarner, Erin; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

2013-01-01

481

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 6, Grade 2, Supplement & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The supplement and ditto packet to the science-math strand of unit six for second graders features visual materials to help the teacher carry out the instructional and assessment activities for the unit's four kits. Illustrations are provided to help stimulate oral language and conceptual development. Some are designed to be cut out for…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

482

Approaches to Learning and Hispanic Children's Math Scores: The Moderating Role of English Proficiency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accumulating evidence suggests that children's approaches to learning (ATL) at kindergarten entry predict their academic achievement years later. However, the gains associated with ATL may be diminished for Hispanic immigrant children, many of whom are English language learners (ELLs). We tested whether ATL predicted math scores in a sample of…

Bumgarner, Erin; Martin, Anne; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne

2013-01-01

483

Development of Critical Thinking through Art Production  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most discussion and application of the skills of critical thinking involves verbal or written language. The symbol systems of mathematics and science are included, but the symbol systems of art are often not included. When critical thinking is included in an art curriculum, the critical thinking is seen as being developed through verbal or written assessments such as art history,

Kimberly Kent

1996-01-01

484

Eden Revisited. Art across the Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides information on china painting, focusing on Kurt Weiser, who paints on ceramics using china paints. Discusses his techniques and describes his work titled "Woman with Mongoose." Includes accompanying projects for art history, visual arts, language arts, natural science, and science or mathematics. (CMK)|

Sartorius, Tara Cady

2000-01-01

485

Yours, Mine, and Ours: Art and Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Christopher Adejumo identified community-based art as "works of art produced by people living within the same locality, and defined by common interests such as shared concerns, cultural heritage, traditions, and language patterns." Community-based art has the potential of heightening students' sense of personal responsibility and generating…

Kuster, Deborah; TerAvest, Matt

2007-01-01

486

The Book as Art and Idea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A curriculum approach is suggested which joins art education and language arts in academic skills development. The works of Piaget, Langer, Arnheim, and Eisner provide a theoretical basis for this effort. Three content elements are suggested: the history and appreciation of books; writing the text; and books as art forms. (CS)

Kaufman, Mabel

1983-01-01

487

Object Lessons: Teaching Math through the Visual Arts, K-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When Caren Holtzman and Lynn Susholtz look around a classroom, they see "a veritable goldmine of mathematical investigations" involving number, measurement, size, shape, symmetry, ratio, and proportion. They also think of the ways great artists have employed these concepts in their depictions of objects and space--for example, Picasso's use of…

Holtzman, Caren; Susholtz, Lynn

2011-01-01

488

Decreasing Bullying Behaviors through Discussing Young-Adult Literature, Role-Playing Activities, and Establishing a School-Wide Definition of Bullying in Accordance with a Common Set of Rules in Language Arts and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research project report was conducted at a middle school from August 30, 2010 to December 17, 2010. The purpose of this research project was to decrease bullying behaviors through discussing literature, role-playing, and establishing a definition of bullying in accordance with a common set of rules. There were four teacher researchers…

Holmgren, Jennifer; Lamb, Jennifer; Miller, Megan; Werderitch, Christina

2011-01-01

489

MathNEXUS: Mathematics Portal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of mathematics resources and project activities, produced by a partnership between Western Washington University, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College, and adjacent school districts, spans K-14 education levels and showcases innovative ideas in math pegadogy as well as a range of learning material for students. The partnership is dedicated to increasing mathematics achievement levels for all students and narrowing differences between diverse student populations.

2006-09-24

490

Majority Rules: Voting and Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Combine fractions or percents with voting. This is a quick way to infuse a little math into a regular poll or vote. Choose a yes-or-no question for the group vote, such as: Should we have apples or bananas for snack today? Explain that the group will go with whatever at least 75% chooses. If no choice received enough votes, debate the options and try again. Available as a web page or downloadable pdf.

Terc

2010-01-01

491

Trait beliefs that make women vulnerable to math disengagement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined if women’s beliefs regarding the malleability of traits influences their tendency to disengage from the math domain following failure. As predicted, women who believed their math skills were fixed and unchangeable showed less math identification and less interest in math tasks than women who believed their math skills were malleable. These results suggest that women with fixed-trait

Melissa Burkley; Jessica Parker; S. Paul Stermer; Edward Burkley

2010-01-01

492

Accelerating math development in Head Start classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Teachers implemented a 6-week classroom intervention designed to promote emergent math skills and math interest in preschool-aged children. Teachers in experimental classrooms incorporated math- relevant activities into their daily routine during circle time, transitions, mealtime, and small-group activities. Control classrooms engaged in their typical activities. After the program, experimental children scored significantly higher than control children on a standardized test

David H. Arnold; Paige H. Fisher; Greta L. Doctoroff; Jennifer Dobbs

2002-01-01

493

Gameplaying for maths learning: cooperative or not?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effects of gameplaying on fifth-graders' maths performance and attitudes. One hundred twenty five fifth graders were recruited and assigned to a cooperative Teams-Games-Tournament (TGT), interpersonal competitive or no gameplaying condition. A state standards- based maths exam and an inventory on attitudes towards maths were used for the pretest and posttest. The students' gender, socio-economic status and

Fengfeng Ke; Barbara Grabowski

2007-01-01

494

Math-Fact Retrieval as the Cognitive Mechanism Underlying Gender Differences in Math Test Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Males from select populations receive better scores on standardized math achievement tests than females. The research reported in this article evaluates the hypothesis that the reason for these differences is that males are faster at retrieving basic math facts. Studies 1–3 demonstrate that math-fact retrieval predicts performance on math achievement tests with students in grades 5–8 and in college. Studies

James M. Royer; Loel N. Tronsky; Yan Chan; Stanley J. Jackson; Horace Marchant

1999-01-01

495

The Role of Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, Attitudes and Previous Math Achievement in Students' Math Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (1997), self-efficacy has an important role in students' achievement. The present study was designed in order to investigate the role of personal variables on students' math achievement. To achieve this goal, four variables, i.e., math self-efficacy, mathematics anxiety, math attitudes and prior math achievement were identified on the basis of theoretical principles and research

Mas' oud Kabiri; Ali Reza Kiamanesh

496

Self-Regulation and Math Attitudes: Effects on Academic Performance in Developmental Math Courses at a Community College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship among math attitudes, self-regulated learning, and course outcomes in developmental math. Math attitudes involved perceived usefulness of math and math anxiety. Self-regulated learning represented the ability of students to control cognitive, metacognitive, and behavioral aspects of…

Otts, Cynthia D.

2010-01-01

497

Does Math Self-Efficacy Mediate the Effect of the Perceived Classroom Environment on Standardized Math Test Performance?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We examined the effect of the perceived classroom environment on math self-efficacy and the effect of math self-efficacy on standardized math test performance. Upper elementary school students (N = 1,163) provided self-reports of their perceived math self-efficacy and the degree to which their math classroom environment was mastery oriented,…

Fast, Lisa A.; Lewis, James L.; Bryant, Michael J.; Bocian, Kathleen A.; Cardullo, Richard A.; Rettig, Michael; Hammond, Kimberly A.

2010-01-01

498

Using an Intelligent Tutor and Math Fluency Training to Improve Math Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article integrates research in intelligent tutors with psychology studies of memory and math fluency (the speed to retrieve or calculate answers to basic math operations). It describes the impact of computer software designed to improve either strategic behavior or math fluency. Both competencies are key to improved performance and both…

Arroyo, Ivon; Royer, James M.; Woolf, Beverly P.

2011-01-01

499

Math Performance as a Function of Math Anxiety and Arousal Performance Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While research continues to link increased math anxiety with reduced working memory, the exact nature of the relationship remains elusive. In addition, research regarding the extent of the impact math anxiety has on working memory is contradictory. This research clarifies the directional nature of math anxiety as it pertains to working memory,…

Farnsworth, Donald M., Jr.

2009-01-01

500

Teaching Language Creatively.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on ways to teach language intelligently and enjoyably, this journal issue contains 23 articles dealing with a variety of topics. Article titles and authors are (1) "An Experiment: Immersing Students in Language" (S. C. Kirby); (2) "The Art of Storytaking" (J. Charnock); (3) "Getting Poems from the A-poetic" (J. W. Broaddus); (4) "Using…

Fleming, Margaret, Ed.

1983-01-01