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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

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Teaching Math in the Primary Grades: The Learning Trajectories Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Children's thinking follows natural developmental paths in learning math. When teachers understand those paths and offer activities based on children's progress along them, they build developmentally appropriate math environments. The authors explain math learning trajectories and why teaching math using the trajectories approach is effective. A…

Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas

2009-01-01

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Teaching Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Four courses, one at each NCTM grade band (Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12), help teachers develop effective ways to use the five NCTM Process Standards to teach all students. The goals of the courses are: to increase understanding of the NCTM process standards; to model effective application of the process standards and their integration with content goals; to help teachers develop habits and practices that improve their teaching and strengthen their students' mathematical process and content skills. Text, illustrations, animations, video, and interactive activities are used to present the material. The courses may be used in various scenarios, e.g., as a self-paced course, in a facilitated online mode, in a face-to-face course or workshop.

Boston, Wgbh

2003-01-01

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How to Assess while You Teach Math: Formative Assessment Practices and Lessons, Grades K-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"How to Assess While You Teach Math" is the ideal resource for further understanding the process of formative assessment in addition to improving your teaching of mathematics. All lessons are correlated to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this multimedia resource, award-winning teacher…

Islas, Dana

2011-01-01

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Motivating Activities. Teaching Math.  

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|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

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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".

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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

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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

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Are Math Grades Cyclical?  

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|The cyclical nature of mathematics grades was studied for a cohort of elementary school students from a large metropolitan school district in Texas over six years (average cohort size of 8495). The study used an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model. Results indicate that grades do exhibit a significant cyclical pattern. (SLD)|

Adams, Gerald J.; Dial, Micah

1998-01-01

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Grade-Aligned Math Instruction for Secondary Students with Moderate Intellectual Disability  

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|The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of grade-aligned math instruction on math skill acquisition of four middle schools with moderate intellectual disability. Teachers were trained to follow a task analysis to teach grade-aligned math to middle school students using adapted math problem stories and graphic organizers. The teacher…

Browder, Diane M.; Jimenez, Bree A.; Trela, Katherine

2012-01-01

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Teachers' Academic Preparation and Commitment To Teach Math and Science.  

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Used data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond study to examine different paths to teaching grades 6-12 math and science taken by recent U.S. college graduates and differences in experiences and commitment toward teaching. Only 46.6 percent of new teachers were minimally qualified. Those with math or science certification were most likely to be…

LaTurner, R. Jason

2002-01-01

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Teachers' Academic Preparation and Commitment To Teach Math and Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Used data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond study to examine different paths to teaching grades 6-12 math and science taken by recent U.S. college graduates and differences in experiences and commitment toward teaching. Only 46.6 percent of new teachers were minimally qualified. Those with math or science certification were most likely to be…

LaTurner, R. Jason

2002-01-01

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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

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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

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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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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

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9th Grade Math Proficiency Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

9th Grade Math Practice Questions to test addition, multiplication, word-problem skills, and basic algebraic skills. Includes answers and explanations. From the Proficiency Building Activities of the NASA Lewis Research Center K-12 Program.

2007-11-29

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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

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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

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Math Teaching and Learning Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of the stateâÂÂs vast university system. They take the success of each student seriously there, and one place that this happens is at their Math Teaching and Learning Center. Under the direction of Dr. Jeanne Foley, the Center has created a number of helpful instructional activities for students and educators. First-time visitors to the site will want to start by looking over their recent report on combining technology with traditional approaches to improve student outcomes in algebra courses for some helpful insights. Next, they might want to look over some of their resources on their course web sites. The site is rounded out by a selection of articles and links that talk about the CenterâÂÂs recent successes. Visitors shouldnâÂÂt leave the site without listening to a rap created by student Marvin Ealy which offers a lyrical tribute to the good work they do there at the Center.

2007-05-04

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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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How To Teach Using the Math Arrow  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 21-page teaching guide is for The Math Arrow, a visual tool designed to make the relationship among numbers more intuitive and to enhance the learning of mathematical operations. Unlike a number line, which extends horizontally and infinitely, the Math Arrow aligns numbers in a parallel zigzag design and has a number of unique characteristics that allow users to detect patterns in the relationship of numbers. The guide shows how to use the tool with learners.

Buchholz, Todd

2013-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Integrating Multimedia into the Third Grade Math Curriculum to Improve Math Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quasi-experimental study was to design, develop, and implement one multimedia math lesson in third grade to improve students' math learning. The non-equivalent control group design was used. The experimental group had 11 third grade students and the control group had 15 third grade students in an African American predominated elementary…

Liu, Yuliang

2013-01-01

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A Comparative Study of Integrating Multimedia into the Third Grade Math Curriculum to Improve Math Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This quasi-experimental study was to design, develop, and implement one multimedia math lesson in third grade to improve students' math learning. The non-equivalent control group design was used. The experimental group had 11 third grade students and the control group had 15 third grade students in an African American predominated elementary…

Liu, Yuliang

2013-01-01

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Teaching Math K-2 Session 3 Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development session is from an Annenberg Learner course that explores the NCTM process standard of problem solving as a key means to introducing new material and building conceptual understanding in students grades K-2. The session includes sequentially organized problems, video viewing, interactive activities, student responses and reflection opportunities. This session is eligible for graduate credit for a fee when taken in conjunction with the other Teaching Math sessions from this course.

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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Teaching Math 3-5 Session 3 Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development session is from an Annenberg Learner course that explores the NCTM process standard of problem solving as a key means to introducing new material and building conceptual understanding in students grades 3-5. The session includes sequentially organized problems, video viewing, interactive activities, student responses and reflection opportunities. This session is eligible for graduate credit for a fee when taken in conjunction with the other Teaching Math sessions from this course.

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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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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Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving to Middle School Students in Math, Technology Education, and Special Education Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared two approaches for teaching sixth-grade middle school students to solve math problems in math, technology education, and special education classrooms. A total of 17 students with disabilities and 76 students without disabilities were taught using either enhanced anchored instruction (EAI) or text-based instruction coupled with…

Bottge, Brian A.; Heinrichs, Mary; Mehta, Zara Dee; Rueda, Enrique; Hung, Ya-Hui; Danneker, Jeanne

2004-01-01

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Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving to Middle School Students in Math, Technology Education, and Special Education Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compared two approaches for teaching sixth-grade middle school students to solve math problems in math, technology education, and special education classrooms. A total of 17 students with disabilities and 76 students without disabilities were taught using either enhanced anchored instruction (EAI) or text-based instruction coupled with applied problems (TBI). Results showed that both EAI and TBI students benefited

Brian A. Bottge; Mary Heinrichs; Zara Dee Mehta; Enrique Rueda; Ya-Hui Hung

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Doubts Cast on Math, Science Teaching Lures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few strategies for luring more students and working adults into math and science teaching have proved as popular among elected officials as financial incentives, which try to make one of the least appealing aspects of the job--low pay--a little less daunting. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are considering a number of bills that would expand existing…

Cavanagh, Sean

2007-01-01

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Math & Science Teaching in the New Millennium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The reprinted resource reflects on how improving the quality of mathematics and science education in America will require: programs and resources for teacher's professional development, an increase in the number of math and science teachers, upgrading the teaching environment, and government working with non-governmental agencies.

National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (known as the Glenn Commission) (National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (known as the Glenn Commission);)

2000-09-01

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Determinants of grades in maths for students in economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first?year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus, females typically do better than males. Since

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2010-01-01

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Teaching Middle Grades Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background information and exemplary units for teaching science in Georgia's middle school grades are provided. Discussed in the first section are: (1) the rationale for including science in middle school grades, focusing on science/society/technology, science/social issues, scientific reasoning, and scientific literacy; (2) role of science…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.

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Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers this page with resources for grade school students and instructors. Mostly comprised of lesson plans broken down into four ranges of grade levels, Illuminations has single and multi-day online exercises. The investigations are presented online for teachers to review, but the interactive, multimedia activities can also be downloaded for student use. Both Windows and Macintosh operating systems are supported for these applications, and easy to use Java applets provide students with fun, educational materials that demonstrate common principles of mathematics. Over 900 external Web resources are also listed and grouped into specific categories.

2000-01-01

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Teaching Strategies for Middle School Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. The Aim of this publication is to provide resources that support personal instructional style while, perhaps, introducing materials that encourage educators to experiment with a wider range of teaching techniques.In the section titled Assessment as Instruction, we offer resources that connect these seemingly opposing activities. In another section, Games That Teach, we add to your collection of math games. Each game selection deals with middle school content, such as fractions, linear equations, factors, and geometry.

Herrera, Terese

2007-12-01

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Math Homework Review: Peer Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 1.5 minute video third and fourth grade teacher Heather Ashton explains and models the use of peer tutoring where students use their expertise to help each other learn. Questions for teacher reflection are included as well as a transcript.

2012-01-01

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Determinants of Grades in Maths for Students in Economics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first-year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths

Cappellari, Lorenzo; Lucifora, Claudio; Pozzoli, Dario

2012-01-01

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Determinants of grades in maths for students in economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in maths by first-year students in economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to fit an educational production function. Our main findings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are significantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus<\\/italic>, females typically do better than males. Since

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2011-01-01

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Determinants of Grades in Maths for Students in Economics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates the determinants of grades achieved in mathematics by rst-year students in Economics. We use individual administrative data from 1993 to 2005 to t an educational production function. Our main ndings suggest that good secondary school achievements and the type of school attended are signi cantly associated with maths grades. Ceteris paribus, females typically do better than males.

Lorenzo Cappellari; Claudio Lucifora; Dario Pozzoli

2009-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades K-2  

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This page contains links to and brief descriptions of geometry lessons for Grades K-2 and accompanying teacher notes pages (pdf). MathActive lessons are Flash animated math modules, many drawing on the culture of the American southwest. Most lessons are available in English, Navajo, and Spanish. Each module features content that touches a geometry performance objective from the Arizona Academic Standards for mathematics. ASSET is a self-supported department of Eight/KAET public television located at Arizona State University.

2011-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page contains links to and brief descriptions of geometry lessons for Grades 5 and 6 and accompanying Teacher Guides (pdf). MathActive lessons are Flash animated math modules, many drawing on the culture of the American southwest. Most lessons are available in English, Navajo, and Spanish. Each module features content that touches a geometry performance objective from the Arizona Academic Standards for mathematics. ASSET is a self-supported department of Eight/KAET public television located at Arizona State University.

2011-01-01

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Performing Big Math Ideas across the Grades  

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|A storied math context helps students engage both emotionally and cognitively with mathematics and helps show that mathematics develops out of human experience. Children's literature also models mathematical storytelling for students, and creates opportunities for them to retell and extend stories. This article describes mathematics…

Gadanidis, George; Hughes, Janette M.

2011-01-01

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Effects of Direct Teaching Using Creative Memorization Strategies To Improve Math Achievement.  

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This report describes a program for enhancing direct teaching using creative memorization strategies in order to improve retention and quick retrieval of math facts. The targeted population consisted of first and second grade students in two separate districts in middle class communities. Analysis of probable cause data revealed that students were…

Bielsker, Staci; Napoli, Lori; Sandino, Melissa; Waishwell, Lesa

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From Reading to Math: How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K-5  

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|Are your students engaged and motivated to read and write but hesitant during math instruction? Do you want your students to be as excited about math as they are about literacy? This unique resource explores how best practices for teaching reading and writing can help you become a better math teacher. Drawing on the work of such educators as…

Siena, Maggie

2009-01-01

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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

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Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement  

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|This research project was completed with twenty-nine fourth grade students from Shawnee Elementary, a school in the Chippewa Valley School District. It began in April 2012 and the data collection was completed by June 2012. The purpose of this project was to see if utilizing math manipulatives in an elementary classroom will increase student…

Couture, Katie

2012-01-01

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Increasing Fourth Grade Math Achievement with Improved Instructional Strategies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this practicum was to increase motivation and self-confidence of grade four students in mathematics achievement. Measured were the increase in the number of students displaying mastery of the times-tables, increase in the number of students making a gain on a math post-test, and increase in the number of students liking…

Su, Hui Fang Huang

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 3-4  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page contains links to and brief descriptions of geometry lessons for Grades 3 and 4 and accompanying Teacher Guides (pdf). MathActive lessons are Flash animated math modules, many of which draw on the culture of the American southwest. Most lessons are available in English, Navajo, and Spanish. Each module features content that touches a geometry performance objective from the Arizona Academic Standards for mathematics. ASSET is a self-supported department of Eight/KAET public television located at Arizona State University.

2011-01-01

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Pet Care Teaching Unit: 1st-3rd Grades.  

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|Activities in this unit are designed to familiarize primary grade students with the responsibilities involved in pet ownership. Teaching plans are provided for a total of 12 lessons involving social studies, language arts, math, and health sciences. Activities adaptable for readers and non-readers focus on pet overpopulation, care of pets when…

Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.

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Teaching with Techology. Math and Science Motivators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiles new CD-ROM technologies for middle schoolers, in the fields of mathematics and science, aimed at motivating and holding student interest. Describes three titles (Math Heads, Sunny Math, and The Ultimate 3-D Skeleton) in terms of manufacturer, capabilities, platform, and price. Several additional titles are described more briefly. (SD)

Allen, Denise

1997-01-01

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Teaching Quantitative Methodology to the Math Averse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many political science students struggle in quantitative methods courses because they have never been taught how to learn math. Learning math is different from learning in other fields, so the techniques students have used successfully in other classes are inappropriate in mathematically oriented classes. However, most students have never been…

Buchler, Justin

2009-01-01

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An Exploration of Teachers' Attitudes and Beliefs about the Reform of an Eighth Grade Math Curriculum from an Integrated Math Curriculum to a Core Math Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to obtain the attitudes and beliefs of mathematics teachers in the School District of Philadelphia regarding an eighth grade middle school mathematics core curriculum. This study explored the attitudes and beliefs of teachers in the reform of an eighth grade math "Core Curriculum, Math In Context" (School District of…

Marion, Carol

2010-01-01

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Teaching Maths to Pupils with Different Learning Styles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a book about teaching maths to pupils with learning differences, not learning difficulties. Teaching and learning in schools is, and always has been, print based. Other ways of thinking--visual, kinaesthetic, practical--are discounted in the classroom. To become teachers, students must jump over a long series of hurdles, formal and…

Clausen-May, Tandi

2005-01-01

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Toast, Anyone? Project Teaches Electricity Basics and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes an electrical technology experiment that shows students how to determine the cost of using an electrical appliance. The experiment also provides good math practice and teaches basic electricity terms and concepts, such as volt, ampere, watt, kilowatt, and kilowatt-hour. This experiment could be expanded to calculate the…

Quagliana, David F.

2010-01-01

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Ideas and Results in Teaching Beginning Maths Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the University of Helsinki, special effort has been put to help beginning math students to get started with their studies. This involves new ways of teaching a lecture course and new ways of giving peer support to the students. The results have been promising: the number of students passing certain important courses has been at least doubled…

Oikkonen, Juha

2009-01-01

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Patterns of Hispanic Students' Math Skill Proficiency in the Early Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, we describe patterns of Hispanic students' math skill development during elementary school using data from a nationally representative sample of Hispanic students assessed in math skills from kindergarten through 5th grade. Several robust patterns are evident. First, Hispanic students enter kindergarten with average math skills…

Reardon, Sean F.; Galindo, Claudia

2007-01-01

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MiddleSchoolPortal/Math Focal Points: Grade 8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This wiki page offers resources that directly support the teaching of the three areas highlighted for eighth grade. NCTM recommends that students in grade 8 analyze linear functions, translating among their verbal, tabular, graphical, and algebraic representations. They should also solve linear equations and systems of linear equations in two variables as they apply them to analyze mathematical situations and solve problems. In our section titled Linear Functions and Equations, we offer tutorials, games, carefully crafted lessons, and online simulations that provide varied approaches to these algebraic concepts. You will also find opportunity for the practice needed for understanding.

2008-05-01

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Using Food as a Tool to Teach Science to 3rd Grade Students in Appalachian Ohio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Food, Math, and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative is a compilation of programs aimed at using food as a tool to teach mathematics and science. In 2007 to 2008, a foods curriculum developed by professionals in nutrition and education was implemented in 10 3rd-grade classrooms in Appalachian Ohio; teachers in these…

Duffrin, Melani W.; Hovland, Jana; Carraway-Stage, Virginia; McLeod, Sara; Duffrin, Christopher; Phillips, Sharon; Rivera, David; Saum, Diana; Johanson, George; Graham, Annette; Lee, Tammy; Bosse, Michael; Berryman, Darlene

2010-01-01

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Committing to science and math teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

On July 20, US. Secretary of Education Richard Riley commemorated the 30th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon by appointing members of a new National Commissionon Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century and calling for a commitment to improve science and mathematics education.The commission, chaired by former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, will develop a

Randy Showstack

1999-01-01

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An Analysis of Math Congress in an Eighth Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A "math congress" is a pedagogical approach in which students present their solutions from their mathematical work completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups, and share and defend their mathematical thinking. Mathematical artifacts presented during math congress remain on display as community records of practice. Math congress has four…

Kotsopoulos, Donna; Lee, Joanne

2012-01-01

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Teaching Math: A Video Library, 5-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This library from the classic Annenberg Learner series contains 6 videos (15-20 minutes each) demonstrating how to incorporate the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards in grade 5-8 math classrooms. Using minimal technology resources, middle school teachers model effective techniques for guiding and assessing student understanding and offer strategies for keeping students motivated and engaged. Grade 5 videos feature work with equivalent fractions and geometry. The featured techniques also support integration of the CCSS Mathematical Practices. Support pages provide further elaboration and questions to focus viewer reflection and discussion.

Boston, Wgbh

1997-01-01

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Teaching Math: A Video Library, K-4  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This library from the classic Annenberg Learner series contains 52 videos (15 to 30 minutes each) demonstrating how the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content and process standards advance learning in a diverse range of K-4 classrooms. Using minimal technology resources, elementary teachers model effective teaching techniques with their students and explain the rationale for their methods. The featured strategies also support integration of the CCSS Mathematical Practices. Support pages provide further elaboration and questions to focus viewer reflection and discussion.

Boston, Wgbh

1997-01-01

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Math and Metaphor: Using Poetry to Teach College Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For young people, mathematics can be terribly frightening, boring, or confusing. It can be hard to break through to individuals who may have had a difficult first experience with the subject. That's why Professor Patrick Bahls of the University of North Carolina, Asheville decided to try something a bit different. In the fall of 2007, he began to have math students write short poems offering some insight into their experiences with mathematics. The results were quite intriguing, and his article on what he learned is well worth a read. In this 15-page article, he shares experiences from the classroom, several of his students' poems, and information on how metaphors can be used to assist with the process. For those people actively involved with teaching math, this article is quite a find. The work is rounded out by the survey questions that he used with students to have them reflect on the process of writing poetry.

Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

2012-09-07

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Supermath: An Alternative Approach to Improving Math Performance in Grades 4 through 9  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author shares a decade's worth of experience in developing an approach to teaching math to upper-elementary and middle school students that simultaneously increases basic skills, improves problem solving, raises test scores, and sparks student interest in math. Sections include: (1) Background Of Supermath; (2) Description Of…

Pogrow, Stanley

2004-01-01

65

Influences of Math Tracking on Seventh-Grade Students' Self-Beliefs and Social Comparisons  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined how math track placement and gender affected 7th-grade students' self-esteem, self-concepts, and social comparisons. Participants were 170 students who completed surveys that assessed their self-esteem, academic self-concepts of ability, and the kinds of social comparisons they make. Results showed that higher track students had significantly higher ability self-concepts in math and school. Math track did not influence

Donna Chiu; Yodit Beru; Erin Watley; Selam Wubu; Emma Simson; Robin Kessinger; Anahi Rivera; Patrick Schmidlein; Allan Wigfield

2008-01-01

66

Knowing Is Half the Battle Teaching Stereotype Threat as a Means of Improving Women's Math Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

We tested whether informing women about stereotype threat is a useful intervention to improve their performance in a threatening testing situation. Men and women completed difficult math problems described either as a problem-solving task or as a math test. In a third (teaching-intervention) condition, the test was also de- scribed as a math test, but participants were additionally informed that

Michael Johns; Toni Schmader; Andy Martens

67

Self-Regulation, Motivation, and Math Achievement in Middle School: Variations across Grade Level and Math Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current study examined grade level, achievement group, and math-course-type differences in student self-regulation and motivation in a sample of 880 suburban middle-school students. Analysis of variance was utilized to assess group differences in student self-regulation and motivation, and linear regression analysis was used to identify…

Cleary, Timothy J.; Chen, Peggy P.

2009-01-01

68

Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Has it ever seemed to you that some students are hardwired to dislike math? If so, then here's a book that explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what you can do to turn those attitudes around. Math teacher and neurologist Judy Willis gives you over 50 strategies you can use right away in any grade level to:…

Willis, Judy

2010-01-01

69

Cognitive Correlates of Math Skills in Third-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Math achievement is not a unidimensional construct but includes different skills that require different cognitive abilities. The focus of this study was to examine associations between a number of cognitive abilities and three domains of math skills (knowing, applying and problem solving) simultaneously in a multivariate framework. Participants…

Mannamaa, Mairi; Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Palu, Anu

2012-01-01

70

Self-regulation, motivation, and math achievement in middle school: Variations across grade level and math context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current study examined grade level, achievement group, and math-course-type differences in student self-regulation and motivation in a sample of 880 suburban middle-school students. Analysis of variance was utilized to assess group differences in student self-regulation and motivation, and linear regression analysis was used to identify variables that best predicted students' use of regulatory strategies. A key finding was that

Timothy J. Cleary; Peggy P. Chen

2009-01-01

71

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 3 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the third grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 3 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics,…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

72

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 2 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the second grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 2 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics,…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

73

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 6 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the sixth grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 6 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics, and uses…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

74

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 5 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the fifth grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 5 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics, and uses…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

75

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 1 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document Agency is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the first grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 1 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics,…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

76

Guidelines for Teaching Grade 4 Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is designed to assist teachers and other school personnel in the planning and teaching of the fourth grade mathematics course. Contents include: (1) Overview of Grade 4 Mathematics (mission statement, purpose and philosophy, goals, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Professional Standards for Teaching Mathematics,…

Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.

77

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

78

Precision Teaching and Fluency Training: Making maths easier for pupils and teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 12-week programme was designed for five children in a primary class (9-10 years of age) who were failing to keep pace with their peers in the maths curriculum. The programme drew on principles of precision teaching and emphasised fluency training in the component skills required for the performance of a composite maths skill. The class teacher identified a target

Mecca Chiesa; Ailie Robertson

2000-01-01

79

Effect of Teaching Comprehension Strategies on Improving Math Problem Solving Skills in a Title I School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teaching math problem solving has been a challenge for many educators, especially in Title I schools. Textbooks provided by the district under study were the primary source of math instructional material. Moreover, the instruction of computation was the method used for preparing students for success with later problem solving lessons. The lack of…

Gresens, Ay-Shin

2011-01-01

80

"I'm Not a "Maths-Person"!" Reconstituting Mathematical Subjectivities in Aesthetic Teaching Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study I have investigated how alternative ways of teaching mathematics influence and affect Early Childhood Education (ECE) students' attitudes towards maths and how they understand their own subjectivities as more or less mathematical during a 10-week alternative maths course. The investigated course adopts a feminist post-structural…

Palmer, Anna

2009-01-01

81

Relations Between Achievement Goal Orientations and Math Achievement in Primary Grades: A Follow?Up Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present study was to investigate children’s achievement goal orientations and their relations to math achievement in the primary grades. The sample consisted of 179 children who were in the 2nd and 3rd grades during the first measurement and in the 3rd and 4th grades during the second measurement. Children’s self?ratings were obtained on their goal orientations,

Katrin Mägi; Eve Kikas

2010-01-01

82

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

83

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

84

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math, Unit 10, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Unit 10 of a Spanish science/math curriculum for grade three, composed of kits 37-40, has as its theme "communities around the world". The unit's teacher's guide contains both learning and assessment activities, with the focus, objective, and materials needed for each activity listed. Specific attention is placed on four spiraling questions…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

85

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 7, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Instructional aids for classroom use and worksheets which may be reproduced for individual seatwork are included in these support materials for unit seven of the science/math strand developed for Spanish-speaking students in grade three. They are designed to be used with the teacher's guide to the unit, which contains a timetable for their use.…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

86

Accelerated Mathematics and High-Ability Students' Math Achievement in Grades Three and Four  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the use of a computer-managed integrated learning system entitled Accelerated Math (AM) as a supplement to traditional mathematics instruction on achievement as measured by TerraNova achievement tests of third and fourth grade high-ability students. Gender, socioeconomic status,…

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

87

Learning Geography Promotes Learning Math: Results and Implications of Arizona's GeoMath Grade K-8 Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) legislation has resulted in declining classroom time dedicated to geography instruction, especially in grades K-8. To combat this problem, a National Geographic Society Grosvenor grant provided resources allowing 28 teacher-authors to generate a package of more than 80 lessons that combine the teaching of…

Dorn, Ronald I.; Douglass, John; Ekiss, Gale Olp; Trapido-Lurie, Barbara; Comeauz, Malcolm; Mings, Robert; Eden, Rebecca; Davis, Cathy; Hinde, Elizabeth; Ramakrishna, B.

2005-01-01

88

Teaching multiplication to low math performers: Guided versus structured instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of an intervention program for students with difficulties learning mathematics are reported. Two kinds of math intervention, guided versus structured instruc- tion, were compared to regular math instruction. A total of 75 students from regular and special education, aged seven to thirteen, participated. Ability and automaticity multiplication tests were administered before and after the four-month training period. The

EVELYN H. KROESBERGEN; JOHANNES E. H. VAN LUIT

2002-01-01

89

Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fourth grade is an important year for literacy learning. Having left the primary grades behind, students must grapple with more demanding texts and content material. Effective, motivating instruction can help them succeed. This book helps teachers create an energized and organized learning environment in which all students can improve their…

Johnson, Denise

2008-01-01

90

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

91

The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs. NCEE 2013-4015  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…

Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael

2013-01-01

92

The Effects of Differentiated Instruction on Grade 7 Math and Science Scores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There has been a decline of math and science assessment scores consecutively over the past 2 years at a local middle school. This mixed method study incorporated a sequential qualitative-quantitative explanatory strategy with the intent of enhancing and altering the instructional process to increase student achievement. The qualitative portion of the study explored the process of differentiated instruction and perceptions of those who were involved within the development of a nontraditional approach to instruction in the 7th grade content areas of math and science. For the quantitative portion of the study, assessment data were collected for 2010 and 2011 for the 7th grade math and science content areas. Constructivism served as the theoretical foundation for the study. The results of the qualitative analysis suggested that the majority of the participants believed that differentiated instruction positively impacts student scores for the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP). The result of an independent t test indicated that students receiving differentiated instruction had higher math and science TCAP test scores for Grade 7 One recommendation is for future research to be conducted regarding differentiated instruction's impact on student achievement so that the gap in scientific research in this area may be bridged. Implications for social change include the potential for enhancing the instructional process that could result in improved student achievement.

Shaffer, Donna

93

Reviewing, Rethinking and Revising Homework Expectations in a Seventh Grade Math Class  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this action research study of my seventh grade mathematics class, I investigated whether de-emphasizing homework assignments as daily grades while stressing them as daily practice encouraged students to focus more on the learning rather than the daily grade. As part of this study, I also looked at how this change in homework expectations affected my daily teaching. I discovered

Marilyn Hein

2009-01-01

94

A Math Knowledge Inevitable for Bachelor Engineer, Enlightened Through Teaching at Mechanical Engineering Department  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Inspite efforts of rebirthing engineering education degradation of student achievement is progressing due to several reasons. In particular, introducing accrediting system in each university has actually contributed to improve engineering education. However, math achievement of student having different study path is unclear. Taking into account the math knowledge inevitable for bachelor engineer, present author proposes a concrete desirable math knowledge on differentiation, integral, ordinal and extraordinal differential equation, vector, tensor and complex variables at graduation, derived from his teaching career at department of mechanical engineering.

Harada, Shoji

95

Teaching multiplication to low math performers: Guided versus structured instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of an intervention program forstudents with difficulties learning mathematicsare reported. Two kinds of math intervention,guided versus structured instruction, werecompared to regular math instruction. A totalof 75 students from regular and specialeducation, aged seven to thirteen,participated. Ability and automaticitymultiplication tests were administered beforeand after the four-month training period. Theresults show that the students in both of theexperimental conditions improved

Evelyn H. Kroesbergen; Johannes E. H. van Luit

2002-01-01

96

Effective pedagogies for teaching math to nursing students: a literature review.  

PubMed

Improving mathematical competency and problem-solving skills in undergraduate nursing students has been an enduring challenge for nurse educators. A number of teaching strategies have been used to address this problem with varying degrees of success. This paper discusses a literature review which examined undergraduate nursing student challenges to learning math, methods used to teach math and problem-solving skills, and the use of innovative pedagogies for teaching. The literature was searched using the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature and Education Resource Information Center databases. Key search terms included: math*, nurs*, nursing student, calculation, technology, medication administration, challenges, problem-solving, personal response system, clickers, computer and multi-media. Studies included in the review were published in English from 1990 to 2011. Results support four major themes which include: student challenges to learning, traditional pedagogies, curriculum strategies, and technology and integrative methods as pedagogy. The review concludes that there is a need for more innovative pedagogical strategies for teaching math to student nurses. Nurse educators in particular play a central role in helping students learn the conceptual basis, as well as practical hands-on methods, to problem solving and math competency. It is recommended that an integrated approach inclusive of technology will benefit students through better performance, increased understanding, and improved student satisfaction. PMID:22922029

Hunter Revell, Susan M; McCurry, Mary K

2012-08-24

97

Cowboys Count, Monkeys Measure, and Princesses Problem Solve: Building Early Math Skills through Storybooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Nervous about teaching math to young children? Too pressed for time to teach all of the math concepts children need to know? Now there's a practical, stress-free guide to one of the most effective ways to enhance children's mathematical thinking in pre-K-Grade 3--by weaving math concepts into storytime. Ready for any educator to pick up and start…

Wilburne, Jane M.; Keat, Jane B.; Napoli, Mary P.

2011-01-01

98

A Guide for Teaching Ninth Grade English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Various usages for newspapers in the ninth-grade English classroom are suggested in detail in this teacher's guide. Two large sections--one designed for classes with average learners and one for classes with slow learners--are subdivided into units on the short story, drama, nonfiction, and the novel. Newspapers are used for teaching reading,…

Tokars, Lester E.

99

"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

100

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

101

How to Teach Math as a Social Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 9-minute downloadable video, master teacher Chris Opitz demonstrates and explains strategies for developing the social and emotional skills of his students within his daily math lessons. This video is included in the article, Cooperative Learning Fits into the Calculation, cataloged separately.

Opitz, Chris

2008-02-27

102

Constructive Activity for Teaching Elementary-School Math and Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An elementary education technology unit that involved converting decimal numbers into binary ones used an experiential method based on mass production. The children thus learned about place value, symbolic logic, practical math, and mass production, and at the same time such skills as following directions and listening attentively were reinforced.…

Wright, Michael D.; Foster, Patrick N.

1996-01-01

103

Partnership Teaching: Success for All Children Using Math as a Vehicle.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Using a constructivist and multicultural approach, math skills were taught in urban elementary classrooms. Acceptance of self and others, teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking were emphasized. Game-formatted activities with hand-size wooden basketball goals and race cars were used to teach fractions and metrics. (MMU)|

Adeeb, Patty; Bosnick, Janet; Terrell, Sue

1998-01-01

104

NAEP Scores Put Spotlight on Standards: Flat Math Results Also Spur Calls for Teaching Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fourth grade math scores stagnated for the first time in two decades on a prominent nationwide test, prompting calls for new efforts to improve teacher content knowledge and stirring discussion of the potential benefits of setting more-uniform academic standards across states. The results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress,…

Cavanagh, Sean

2009-01-01

105

The impact of an integrated math and science curriculum on third grade students' measurement achievement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a hands-on science curriculum, which integrates mathematics and supports the development of English language skills, on third grade students' mathematics achievement---specifically the measurement subscale of the statewide assessment. The data draws from a larger 5-year research project consisting of reform-based science curriculum units and teacher workshops designed to promote effective instruction of science while integrating mathematics and supporting English language development. The third grade curriculum places a strong emphasis on developing measurement skills in the context of scientific investigations. Third grade students' performance on the measurement subscale of the statewide mathematics assessment at experimental and comparison schools were examined using a hierarchical linear model (HLM). Students participating in the treatment performed significantly higher than students at comparison schools. The results of this study provide evidence that an integrated approach to math and science instruction can benefit diverse populations of students.

Adamson, Karen

106

Attracting students and professionals into math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades: Final report, September 1, 1992--February 28, 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include documenting activities and procedures for the purposes of evaluation and dissemination of descriptive information, generating case studies of the students going through this program to provide research and evaluation data on the process of attracting technically qualified people into elementary and middle school teaching, establishing a program of mentoring between scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and prospective teachers in the program, and establishing a program of mentoring between master teachers in area schools and prospective teachers.

Flick, L.B.

1995-12-31

107

Upper Elementary Math Lessons: Case Studies of Real Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Engaging students in worthwhile learning requires more than a knowledge of underlying principles of good teaching. It demands considerable practice as well as images of what good teaching in particular situations and for particular purposes might look like. This volume provides these images. These cases were written from authentic, unrehearsed…

Graeber, Anna O.; Valli, Linda; Newton, Kristie Jones

2011-01-01

108

Grade Inflation, Real Income, Simultaneity, and Teaching Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Conclusions reached in this research concerning student evaluation of university economics courses are easier grading is positively correlated with teaching evaluations; faculty will adopt easier grading policies if they are experiencing falling real incomes from teaching; and grade-evaluation relationships should be considered within the context…

Nelson, Jon P.; Lynch, Kathleen A.

1984-01-01

109

Preserving Food by Drying: A Math-Science Teaching Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a step-by-step experiential approach to learning the scientific principles of solar food drying. The lessons teach construction and use of home food dryers as students are introduced to principles of conduction, evaporation, nutrition, etc.

C. Fahy C. Vogel P. Christiansen

1980-01-01

110

A First-Grade Math Lesson with Sue Gehn. School Development Library [Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sue Gehn teaches first grade at Cottage Grove Elementary School in Cottage Grove, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. She achieves excellence in mathematics by applying the concepts of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI).The CGI approach is a philosophy founded on the notion that teachers must assess, and understand, the present knowledge that…

North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.

111

Culturally situated design tools: teaching math through culture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This applet software is designed to show students how African, African American, youth subculture, Native American, and Latino cultural designs are based on mathematical principles. Students can explore the use mathematics to recreate existing patterns and structures, or to make their own designs. Standards-based lesson plans, evaluations, and other teaching materials are provided to support the software. Other terms: simulation, artifacts (Note: Each lesson is also treated as a separate entry in the Ethnomathematics Digital Library. Includes 1 weblink to general teaching materials not included in the separate entries)

2007-12-12

112

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

113

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

114

Basic Math Facts: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research and curriculum development projects have investigated ways to make teaching and learning basic facts easier. Reseach results and implications from four major projects are presented. Ten specific guidelines are then given and illustrated by examples from addition. Modifying instructional sequence and matching learning tasks with learning…

Thornton, Carol A.; Toohey, Margaret A.

1985-01-01

115

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.

116

Curbing "Math Anxiety" with Galileo While Teaching Physicists, too  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carthage College's introductory physics course caters to both freshmen in our program and students in general education. While "Understandings of Physics" is a conceptual overview of our discipline, physical science is necessarily quantitative. Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two New Sciences" provides us with a novel way to teach the fundamentals of motion both to students who "fear" mathematics, as well as those who are adept at solving algebraic equations.

Schwartz, Brian P.

2006-12-01

117

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 7, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Instructional and assessment activities for unit seven of a science/math strand for Spanish-speaking students in grade three focus on the extended community. Activities support four spiraling questions on the elements, wants and needs, change occurrence, and results of change. For each activity, the focus, objective, and materials needed are…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

118

Boys' and Girls' Weight Status and Math Performance from Kindergarten Entry through Fifth Grade: A Mediated Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study tests a mediated model of boys' and girls' weight status and math performance with 6,250 children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Five data points spanning kindergarten entry (mean age = 68.46 months) through fifth grade (mean age = 134.60 months) were analyzed. Three weight status groups were identified: persistent…

Gable, Sara; Krull, Jennifer L.; Chang, Yiting

2012-01-01

119

Learn about Seabirds. Teaching Packet, Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teaching packet is designed to teach Alaskan students in grades 4-6 about Alaska's seabird populations, the worldwide significance of seabirds, and the environmental conditions to which seabirds are sensitive. The packet includes a curriculum guide (containing a teacher's background story and 12 teaching activities), a separately published…

Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Anchorage, AK.

120

Mobilizing Minds: Teaching Math and Science in the Age of Sputnik  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online exhibition from the National Museum of American History traces the expansion of interest in and teaching of science and mathematics in the United States in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's technical triumph in placing the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into orbit in October 1957. Topics include technological advances brought about by the the Cold War, public excitement over the tracking of satellites, and reform efforts in science education and popular culture triggered by embarrassment at occupying second place in the Space Race. There are also discussions of teaching math and science in the home during the 1950s and 1960s, the development of new technologies for teaching, and efforts to improve primary- and secondary-school science curricula in the United States during the period. References are provided.

121

Changing stereotypes, changing grades: a longitudinal study of stereotyping during a college math course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has illuminated an important connection between stereotypes and the performance of those targeted by a stereotype.\\u000a This body of work suggests that even implicit (i.e., nonconscious and unintended) math-gender stereotyping is related to poor\\u000a math performance among women. Our longitudinal study sought to measure students’ math-gender stereotyping during a college\\u000a math course and examine the relationship between changes

Laura R. Ramsey; Denise Sekaquaptewa

122

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

123

Solving Behavior Problems in Math Class: Academic, Learning, Social, and Emotional Empowerment (Grades K-12)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reduce the number of discipline issues that arise in your math classroom with ideas from math education expert Jennifer Taylor-Cox. In this book, you'll learn a variety of ways to handle disruptive, disinterested, avoidant, and/or disrespectful students in K-12 math classrooms. Using realistic, case-by-case examples, the author reveals practical…

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2011-01-01

124

The long-term impact of a math, science and technology program on grade school girls  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine if a math, science, and technology intervention program improved grade school girls' attitudes and stereotypes toward science and scientists, as well as participation levels in science-related activities, two years after their participating in the program. The intervention program evaluated was Operation SMART, developed by Girls Incorporated. Participants were recruited from the 6th and 7th grades from two public middle schools in Northern California. One hundred twenty-seven girls signed up for the survey and were assigned to either the SMART group (previous SMART participants) or Non-SMART group (no previous experience with SMART). The survey consisted of five parts: (1) a background information sheet, (2) the Modified Attitudes Toward Science Inventory, (3) the What Do You Do? survey, (4) the Draw-A-Scientist Test-Revised, and (5) a career interests and role models/influencer survey. Results indicated that there were no significant differences between the SMART and Non-SMART groups on any of the test measures. However, middle school attended did have a significant effect on the outcome variables. Girls from Middle School A reported more positive attitudes toward science, while girls from Middle School B reported higher participation levels in extracurricular science activities. Possible explanations for these findings suggest too much time had passed between treatment effect and time of measurement as well as the strong influence of teacher and school environment on girls' attitudes and stereotypes. Recommendations for future research are discussed.

Sullivan, Sandra Judd

125

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

126

The Unintended Consequences of Grading Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the possibility of a "Teaching Assessment Exercise" and attempts to quantify teaching quality as part of performance management schemes for academics. The primary sources of data are identified as student evaluation of teaching (SET) and peer observation of teaching (POT). The conceptual and empirical issues in developing…

Smith, Holly

2012-01-01

127

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

128

Effects of Preventative Tutoring on the Mathematical Problem Solving of Third-Grade Students With Math and Reading Difficulties  

PubMed Central

This study assessed the effects of preventative tutoring on the math problem solving of third-grade students with math and reading difficulties. Students (n = 35) were assigned randomly to continue in their general education math program or to receive secondary preventative tutoring 3 times per week, 30 min per session, for 12 weeks. Schema-broadening tutoring taught students to (a) focus on the mathematical structure of 3 problem types; (b) recognize problems as belonging to those 3 problem-type schemas; (c) solve the 3 word-problem types; and (d) transfer solution methods to problems that include irrelevant information, 2-digit operands, missing information in the first or second positions in the algebraic equation, or relevant information in charts, graphs, and pictures. Also, students were taught to perform the calculation and algebraic skills foundational for problem solving. Analyses of variance revealed statistically significant effects on a wide range of word problems, with large effect sizes. Findings support the efficacy of the tutoring protocol for preventing word-problem deficits among third-grade students with math and reading deficits.

Fuchs, Lynn S.; Seethaler, Pamela M.; Powell, Sarah R.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hamlett, Carol L.; Fletcher, Jack M.

2009-01-01

129

Attracting students and professionals into math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades: Final report, September 1, 1992--February 28, 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include documenting activities and procedures f...

L. B. Flick

1995-01-01

130

Using food as a tool to teach science to 3rd grade students in Appalachian Ohio  

PubMed Central

The Food, Math, and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative is a compilation of programs aimed at using food as a tool to teach mathematics and science. In 2007–2008, a foods curriculum developed by professionals in nutrition and education was implemented in 10 3rd-grade classrooms in Appalachian Ohio; teachers in these classrooms implemented 45 hands-on foods activities that covered 10 food topics. Subjects included measurement; food safety; vegetables; fruits; milk and cheese; meat, poultry, and fish; eggs; fats; grains; and meal management. Students in four other classrooms served as the control group. Mainstream 3rd-grade students were targeted because of their receptiveness to the subject matter, science standards for upper elementary grades, and testing that the students would undergo in 4th grade. Teachers and students alike reported that the hands-on FoodMASTER curriculum experience was worthwhile and enjoyable. Our initial classroom observation indicated that the majority of students, girls and boys included, were very excited about the activities, became increasingly interested in the subject matter of food, and were able to conduct scientific observations.

Duffrin, Melani W.; Hovland, Jana; Carraway-Stage, Virginia; McLeod, Sara; Duffrin, Christopher; Phillips, Sharon; Rivera, David; Saum, Diana; Johanson, George; Graham, Annette; Lee, Tammy; Bosse, Michael; Berryman, Darlene

2010-01-01

131

Teaching Partnerships: Early Childhood and Engineering Students Teaching Math and Science Through Robotics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an innovative approach to introducing pre-service early childhood teachers to math, science and technology education. The approach involves the creation of partnerships between pre-service early childhood and engineering students to conceive, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum in the area of math, science and technology by using robotics and the engineering design process. In this paper we first present the theoretical framework for the creation of these partnerships. We then introduce an experience done at Tufts University in which three different forms of partnership models evolved: the collaborator's model, the external consultant's model and the developer's model. We also present different case studies from this experience and finally we conclude with some remarks and observations for making this work scalable and sustainable in other settings and universities.

Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

2005-03-01

132

Mind-Bending Math and Science Activities for Gifted Students (Grades K-12)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Here is a reference and guide for teachers and parents who may not be aware of the resources available to help their students succeed. This book examines the many aspects of gifted thinking in relation to math and science and features competitions and curricula that can be easily adapted to students' lifestyles outside of the classroom. Mind-Bending Math and Science

Rosemary Callard-Szulgit; Greg Karl Szulgit

2006-01-01

133

Math Intervention: Building Number Power with Formative Assessments, Differentiation, and Games, Grades PreK-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Useful for small groups or one-on-one instruction, this book offers successful math interventions and response to intervention (RTI) connections. Teachers will learn to target math instruction to struggling students by: (1) Diagnosing weaknesses; (2) Providing specific, differentiated instruction; (3) Using formative assessments; (4) Offering…

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2009-01-01

134

Changing Stereotypes, Changing Grades: A Longitudinal Study of Stereotyping during a College Math Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Previous research has illuminated an important connection between stereotypes and the performance of those targeted by a stereotype. This body of work suggests that even implicit (i.e., nonconscious and unintended) math-gender stereotyping is related to poor math performance among women. Our longitudinal study sought to measure students'…

Ramsey, Laura R.; Sekaquaptewa, Denise

2011-01-01

135

Critical thinking in higher education: The influence of teaching styles and peer collaboration on science and math learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many higher education faculty perceive a deficiency in students' ability to reason, evaluate, and make informed judgments, skills that are deemed necessary for academic and job success in science and math. These skills, often collected within a domain called critical thinking (CT), have been studied and are thought to be influenced by teaching styles (the combination of beliefs, behavior, and

Ian Joseph Quitadamo

2002-01-01

136

The Development of Counting Cards: A New Maths Aid for Teaching Place Value, Addition and Subtraction up to 1 Million  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author presents a new maths aid for teaching place value, addition and subtraction up to 1 million. The need for a resource to help his wife understand place value motivated the author to create "Counting Cards". Here, he shares his invention, in the hope that it will help others. (Contains 4 figures.)|

Taylor, Christian

2004-01-01

137

Co-Teaching Math Content and Math Pedagogy for Elementary Pre-Service Teachers: A Pilot Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With a national need to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM), elementary pre-service teachers must be provided with ample opportunities to increase their own knowledge and confidence in STEM disciplines. This article describes a Math Block experience developed for a special population of non-traditional…

Ford, Pari; Strawhecker, Jane

2011-01-01

138

Origami in Education Enhanced by Computer Technology: A Case Study of Teaching Hexaflexagon in Math Class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper reports an experience of the author teaching high school 3D geometry with origami. In this case, students were originally expected to construct a 3D-hexaflexagon by imitating video tape so that they can understand some related math concepts better. However students demonstrated strong willing of exploring the concerned enchanting paper craft. They did not want to just memorize the folding procedures or be limited within verifying some math concepts. The teacher had then to extend the class time to 2 class periods, so that a series of creative activities are invited in. After the primary goals have been reached, two extra activities were launched. First, by exploring a torus forming animation, they explored a different algorithm of forming a hexaflexagon. Secondly, when another animation of Hexaflexagon made by the teacher was presented, the students can then explore the function of the slope of the creases. Some smart students found hexaflexagons with different shape or even different type. So the thinking level of the students reached the highest creating level by curriculum re-design. This case study comes to the conclusions that origami as well as good questions motivate students' higher level thinking. As students' scaffolds, video and animation technology are essential in helping the learners understanding origami in right perspectives.

Chang, Wenwu

139

Teaching Math Skills to At-risk Students Using Home-based Peer Tutoring  

PubMed Central

Home-based peer tutoring was used to teach math skills to 4 girls with deficits in mathematics and histories of abuse or neglect. Girls living in the same home formed tutoring dyads, and each participant served as both the peer tutor and the tutee during the course of the study. At the initiation of the tutoring intervention, an expert tutor provided multiple 3-min tutoring sessions to the designated peer tutor on three or four mathematics skills. The peer tutor concurrently provided 3-min tutoring sessions on the same skills to the tutee using a multiple baseline design. Results showed that participants improved their performance on all target skills. Additional interventions were implemented for some skills to improve accuracy further. Maintenance tests were also administered after 3 to 5?months of no practice on the skills. Results showed that tutors and tutees maintained their accuracy on 7 of the 12 skills assessed.

Mayfield, Kristin H; Vollmer, Timothy R

2007-01-01

140

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

141

Sparking Interest in Academics. Welding Class Helps Students Improve English, Math Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tips for incorporating English and math in welding classes include selling the academic work as essential job-related skills and maintaining a balance between the academic and the technical content. (SK)

Martinez, Reynaldo L., Jr.; Badeaux, Alan J.

1992-01-01

142

Critical thinking in higher education: The influence of teaching styles and peer collaboration on science and math learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many higher education faculty perceive a deficiency in students' ability to reason, evaluate, and make informed judgments, skills that are deemed necessary for academic and job success in science and math. These skills, often collected within a domain called critical thinking (CT), have been studied and are thought to be influenced by teaching styles (the combination of beliefs, behavior, and attitudes used when teaching) and small group collaborative learning (SGCL). However, no existing studies show teaching styles and SGCL cause changes in student CT performance. This study determined how combinations of teaching styles called clusters and peer-facilitated SGCL (a specific form of SGCL) affect changes in undergraduate student CT performance using a quasi-experimental pre-test/post-test research design and valid and reliable CT performance indicators. Quantitative analyses of three teaching style cluster models (Grasha's cluster model, a weighted cluster model, and a student-centered/teacher-centered cluster model) and peer-facilitated SGCL were performed to evaluate their ability to cause measurable changes in student CT skills. Based on results that indicated weighted teaching style clusters and peer-facilitated SGCL are associated with significant changes in student CT, we conclude that teaching styles and peer-facilitated SGCL influence the development of undergraduate CT in higher education science and math.

Quitadamo, Ian Joseph

143

The Relationship between Students' Performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading and Math Achievement Tests in Ohio  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between students' performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the fourth and fifth grade Reading and Math Achievement Tests in Ohio. The sample utilized students from a suburban school district in Northwest Ohio. Third grade CogAT scores (2006-2007 school year),…

Warnimont, Chad S.

2010-01-01

144

Achievement Gap Patterns of Grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Reading and Math. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 073  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents a summary of a larger report that focuses on student proficiency reading and math from 2003-04 to 2006-07. The report compares gaps in performance on state achievement tests between grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students and all other grade 8 students in 26 states serving large populations of American Indian and…

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

145

Achievement Gap Patterns of Grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Reading and Math. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 073  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on student proficiency in reading and math from 2003-04 to 2006-07, this report compares gaps in performance on state achievement tests between grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students and all other grade 8 students in 26 states serving large populations of American Indian and Alaska Native students. In response to a request by…

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

146

TEAM TEACHING IN AUSTIN, NON-GRADED SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A REPORT WAS MADE OF THE START OF A 5-YEAR PROJECT TO INTRODUCE AND IMPLEMENT A MODEL, NONGRADED, ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL PROJECT BASED ON THE TEAM-TEACHING METHOD. DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION (THE PERIOD COVERED BY THIS REPORT), TWO TEAMS, OF FIVE TEACHERS EACH, WORKED AT THE FIRST-GRADE AND FIFTH-GRADE LEVELS ON A PILOT BASIS. IN ADDITION TO…

HADDAD, DELLA; WATKINS, JOY

147

Shake, Rattle, & Roll: Teaching Guide & Poster. Expect the Unexpected with Math[R  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Shake, Rattle, & Roll" is a new program developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, provides dynamic real-world math content designed to build student skills while showing students the relevance of math to understanding their world and planning for their future. Math skills are increasingly important for students. According to the…

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

148

Social Studies, Grade 3. Teaching Systems II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The overall social studies recommended program is described in SO 000 675; the nature of this guide, and the emphasis and organization of the units are described in SO 000 679. The three units in this part of the third grade course are: Tropical Rainforest, Mountain Communities, and Grassland Communities involving the typical climatic conditions,…

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

149

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.

150

The Effect of Catholic Schooling on Math and Reading Development in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Prior research estimating the effect of Catholic schooling has focused on high school, where evidence suggests a positive effect of Catholic versus public schooling. In this article, we estimate the effect of attending a Catholic elementary school rather than a public school on the math and reading skills of children in kindergarten through fifth…

Reardon, Sean F.; Cheadle, Jacob E.; Robinson, Joseph P.

2009-01-01

151

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

152

The Effects of Balanced Math Instruction on the Holistic Mathematics Achievement of Fourth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests low mathematics achievement is due to unfocused, unbalanced methods of instruction teachers have used in traditional methods of instruction. Balanced mathematics programs were developed as an answer to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of traditional math instruction…

Rhoton, Stephanie

2010-01-01

153

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.

154

The Teaching of Grade 7 Geometric Concepts Using LOGO.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides activities that teach seventh grade geometric concepts by using the LOGO programming language. The entire package consists of the printed text and an accompanying diskette which is integral to the program. The package contains 17 lessons; all but two of the activities contain a pre-activity reading, a pre-activity written…

Corbosiero, Louis J., Jr.

155

Ideas for Teaching Economics in Grades Five & Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to assist fifth and sixth grade teachers who are basically following the New York State curricula. While an effort has been made to include ideas for teaching every concept found in the state's outline, additional concepts have been included for the benefit of those who might go beyond the outline, and for teachers in other…

Dawson, George G.

156

Teaching About India. A Guide for Ninth Grade Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The teaching and resource guide on India for ninth grade students is intended to supplement and enrich "Social Studies 9: Asian and African Culture." It is designed as a flexible set of suggestions for incorporating concepts, understandings, objectives, strategies, and available materials. Emphasis is upon inductive methods which encourage…

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

157

TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|SPECIFIC STUDY MATERIALS AND A GUIDE FOR TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AND LITERATURE ARE PRESENTED. THE STUDY MATERIALS PROVIDE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT AND ARE APPLIED TO THE TITLES REGULARLY USED IN THE NINTH-GRADE LITERATURE PROGRAM OF THE RAMAPO CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SPRING VALLEY, NEW YORK. EXCERPTS FROM "THE THREAD…

KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

158

Teaching Reading: Sourcebook for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive sourcebook, unique in content and design, is a resource for teaching reading and language arts in Grades K-8. Aiming to combine the best features of an academic text and a practical, hands-on teacher's guide, the book provides educators with proven research and instructional strategies necessary for balanced reading programs. It…

Honig, Bill; Diamond, Linda; Gutlohn, Linda

159

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.

160

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

161

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

162

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.

163

Cognitive Processes and Math Performance: A Study with Children at Third Grade of Basic Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The present study aims to examine the relationship between cognitive factors and mathematical achievement in primary education. Participants were 103 Portuguese third grade students, aged 8 and 9. All participants completed a battery for working memory (WMTB-C), a test of general intelligence (Raven's Progressive Color Matrices), a selective…

Campos, Isabel S.; Almeida, Leandro S.; Ferreira, Aristides I.; Martinez, Luis F.; Ramalho, Gloria

2013-01-01

164

The Individualization of Math in Grades Five and Six: An Experimental Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fifth- and sixth-grade students in one school were instructed using the Mathematics Target System, an individualized approach, while those at a comparable school were given more traditional instruction. Students in both the experimental and control groups were pretested using the Pupil Opinionnaire, Attitude Toward Mathematics scale, and the…

Poll, Dwayne C.; Allegra, Michael

165

Inequality of Access to Educational Resources: A National Report Card for Eighth-Grade Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers social and ethnic inequity in access to resources for mathematics learning in eighth grade using data from 41 states and territories participating in the 1992 Trial State Assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Findings indicate that state differences in access to key educational resources are important. (SLD)

Raudenbush, Stephen W.; Fotiu, Randall P.; Cheong, Yuk Fai

1998-01-01

166

Panel Calls for Systematic, Basic Approach to Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The influence of a federal report calling for a more orderly approach to teaching mathematics in the early grades will hinge largely on whether its message is accepted by the nation's diverse and often fiercely divided math community. Released this week, the report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel recommends that schools present…

Cavanagh, Sean

2008-01-01

167

Sled Dogs, Musher Math, and More: Theme Teaching and the Alaskan Iditarod.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A teacher of upper elementary deaf students describes a multidisciplinary study unit focused on the Alaskan dogsled race, the Iditarod. Activities included studying Alaskan geography and history, following specific racers (mushers) through daily updates faxed from Alaska, writing letters to mushers, calculating math facts related to the race,…

Park-Seldomridge, Anne

1995-01-01

168

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

169

Attracting students and professionals into math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades: Annual report, September 1, 1992--August 31, 1993  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the progress of a project to encourage students and professionals to participate in math, science, and technology education at the elementary and middle grades. The topics of the report include developing a model laboratory/classroom for teacher education, providing financial incentives for students with technical majors to complete the program, and emphasizing issues of equity and minority participation in mathematics, science and technology education through recruitment procedures and in course content.

Flick, L.B.

1995-12-31

170

Teaching Money Computation Skills to High School Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities via the TouchMath[C] Program: A Multi-Sensory Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the effects of the TouchMath[C] program (Bullock, Pierce,&McClellan, 1989) to teach students with mild intellectual disabilities to subtract 3-digit money computational problems with regrouping. Three students with mild intellectual disabilities in high school received instruction in a special education mathematics…

Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T.

2011-01-01

171

Effects of Fact Retrieval Tutoring on Third-Grade Students with Math Difficulties with and without Reading Difficulties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of fact retrieval tutoring as a function of math difficulty (MD) subtype, that is, whether students have MD alone (MD-only) or have concurrent difficulty with math and reading (MDRD). Third graders (n = 139) at two sites were randomly assigned, blocking by site and MD subtype, to four tutoring…

Powell, Sarah R.; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Cirino, Paul T.; Fletcher, Jack M.

2009-01-01

172

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 2, Grade One, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The second unit of instructional and evaluation activities for a science/math curriculum in Spanish developed for first graders make up this teacher's guide. Kits five-eight, each covering a period of two to three weeks, present science and math instruction around the family. The guide lists focus, objective, and materials in English and Spanish…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

173

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

174

Sing About Science and Math: Songs For Teaching, Learning and Fun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sing About Science and Math is a searchable and browseable online database of over 2500 songs relating to math and science. The songs pertain to a variety of topics and are appropriate for a wide range of audiences, from elementary school students to higher education students and faculty. They have numerous educational and noneducational uses: not only to help in memorizing facts, but also to entertain, inspire, provoke critical thinking, combat stereotypes about scientists, and so forth. Some of the songs are professional productions, others amateur; some are silly, others serious. The database is searchable and browseable by title, performer, writer, keyword, and other parameters. The site also includes a link to internet radio, which is devoted to playing these songs.

Crowther, Greg

175

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

176

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

177

Math Concept Research #1 Middle School Algebra: Teaching the Order of Operations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The teaching of algebra actually begins in early elementary classrooms where students learn to find missing addends and discover number properties like the zero property of addition. In middle school algebraic concepts move form the more concrete to abstract. Middle school students are in a stage of learning through discovery. In algebra this means that the teaching of algebraic concepts

Gayle Nixon

178

Teaching and Learning Information Technology Process: From a 25 Year Perspective--Math Regents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper will describe the Teaching and Learning Informational Technology Process (TLITP). Before present day strategies, teaching and learning relied on transformations based on quantification to measure performance. The process will be a non-linear three construct of teacher, student and community. Emphasizing old practices now is the…

Lewis Sanchez, Louise

2007-01-01

179

Democracy and School Math: Teacher Belief-Practice Tensions and the Problem of Empirical Research on Educational Aims  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes an empirical project that studied fourth- through- eighth- grade math teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning and about the role of teaching and learning in broader society. Specifically, it examined relationships between teachers' reported beliefs and their use of transmittal, constructivist, and democratic classroom…

Stemhagen, Kurt

2011-01-01

180

Too much is not enough Teaching maths through useful applications with local and global perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

We deal with the challenge of providing all future citizens with an appropriate quantitative literacy by means of teaching\\u000a mathematics through useful applications with local and global perspectives.

Claudi Alsina

2002-01-01

181

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

182

Teaching Skills to Second and Third Grade Children to Prevent Gun Play: A Comparison of Procedures  

Microsoft Academic Search

A posest only control group design was used to investigate the effects of two programs to teach firearm injury prevention skills to second and third grade children. Children were taught the safety skills \\

Pamela D. Kelso; Raymond G. Miltenberger; Marit A. Waters; Kristin. Egemo-Helm; Angela G. Bagne

2007-01-01

183

Activities for Teaching K-6 Math/Science Concepts. Classroom Activities Series - Number 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is a revised edition of one of the products of a project, "Teaching Mathematics and Science Concepts, K-6, funded by the New York State Education Department. The project was a collaborative effort by mathematics and science education faculty at the State University of New York at Albany and representatives of eight school districts in…

Farmer, Walter A.; Farrell, Margaret A.

184

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Hurricane Tracking (NCTM)--Featured for Math & Science Day  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mathematics tasks based on data about hurricanes including constructing and interpreting graphs, analyzing patterns, determining rates of change and ratios, using the distance formula, and estimating. Used with permission from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, copyright May 2008 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All rights reserved.

Mathematics, National C.

2010-04-21

185

Spreadsheet as a didactic tool to teach and learn financial math  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this document we propose a methodology to teach financial mathematics, using a spreadsheet as a didactic tool. We describe the traditional education process in a specific topic of mathematics, “debt restructuring and modeling with equivalent-equation” from the theoretical explanation to design a financial simulator programmed in a spreadsheet. After this, the result will be verified and validated by the

Arturo García Santillán; Juan Antonio Vela Aguilar

2011-01-01

186

Professional Development + Coaching = Enhanced Teaching: Increasing Usage of Math Mediated Language in Preschool Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an effort to determine the most efficacious manner to deliver professional development training to early childhood educators, this study investigated the effect of a 2-h workshop followed by side-by-side classroom coaching. Twelve early childhood educators with 4-year degrees teaching in a university child development center participated in…

Rudd, Loretta C.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Satterwhite, Macy; Smith, Cinda H.

2009-01-01

187

Developing Number Knowledge: Assessment, Teaching and Intervention with 7-11 Year Olds. Math Recovery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This fourth book in the Mathematics Recovery series equips teachers with detailed pedagogical knowledge and resources for teaching number to 7 to 11-year olds. Drawing on extensive programs of research, curriculum development, and teacher development, the book offers a coherent, up-to-date approach emphasizing computational fluency and the…

Wright, Robert J.; Ellemor-Collins, David; Tabor, Pamela D.

2011-01-01

188

Partners in Teaching Math: School and University Faculty Examine Issues in Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet describes the Elementary Mathematics through Teacher Partnerships (EMTTP) project in which the faculty at a K-6 elementary school and a few mathematicians and mathematics educators met regularly to talk about mathematics and teaching. This book illustrates how the partnership grew and learning occurred as a result. The difficulties…

Roberts, Anne D.; Clemens, Herb; Hunter, Diane; Lubomudrov, Carol; Preston, Lorel; Randell, Carol; Smith, Scott

189

A Comparison of Behavioral and Constructivist Interventions for Increasing Math-Fact Fluency in a Second-Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although basic math skill deficits are commonly encountered across elementary and secondary school students, few empirically validated, group-administered interventions are available for educators attempting to prevent or remedy such problems. This study compared the effectiveness of two theoretically distinct interventions for improving the…

Poncy, Brian C.; McCallum, Elizabeth; Schmitt, Ara J.

2010-01-01

190

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 6, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The science-math strand of unit six for second graders deals primarily with the concepts of conservation, relativity, adaptation and ecology. This teacher's guide to Kits 21-24 presents instructional and assessment activities revolving around the basic theme of the neighborhood as a community. Focus, objective, and materials for each activity are…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

191

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Saxon Math" focuses on fundamental mathematics skills, targeting children from kindergarten through grade 12. This report focuses on middle school math, defined as grades 6 through 9. The 6th grade curriculum covers simplifying expressions containing parentheses, graphing functions, and understanding ratios and proportions. The 7th grade

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

2004-01-01

192

Teaching about Snowflakes: A Flurry of Ideas for Science and Math Integration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With early photographer and student of snow Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931) as a focus, this article explores the molecular structure of ice and geometric concepts. Links to sites with activities for classrooms from kindergarten to grade 5e identified. This article appeared in the magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

Fries-Gaither, Jessica

2011-01-01

193

Improving Teaching and Learning of Basic Maths and Reading in Africa: Does Teacher Preparation Count?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teacher education has an important role in ensuring quality of learning especially for the poorest children. The article draws on a study of teacher preparation for the early primary grades in six African countries--Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda--in reading and mathematics. Initial teacher education had the strongest impact on…

Akyeampong, Kwame; Lussier, Kattie; Pryor, John; Westbrook, Jo

2013-01-01

194

Science: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Children Science in Grades One Through Three.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The curriculum guide for teaching science to gifted primary grade children in California focuses on natural science, with an emphasis on ecology. Provided are a general overview of the unit, a set of behavioral objectives, a list of generalizations and concepts, a sample teaching-learning plan for the complete unit, and eight sample lesson plans.…

Morrison, Charlotte

195

Collaborative Action Research: Teaching of Multiplication and Division in the Second Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses the impact of action research methodology used in the teaching and learning process and professional teacher development. In this study are including 58 students of three second grade classes, 3 teachers of those classes and a university professor. Aiming at using a different approach in their teaching of multiplication and…

Vula, Eda; Berdynaj, Lirika

2011-01-01

196

Science: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Children Science in Grades One Through Three.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide for teaching science to gifted primary grade children in California focuses on natural science, with an emphasis on ecology. Provided are a general overview of the unit, a set of behavioral objectives, a list of generalizations and concepts, a sample teaching-learning plan for the complete unit, and eight sample lesson plans.…

Morrison, Charlotte

197

Trajectories of Math and Reading Achievement in Low Achieving Children in Elementary School: Effects of Early and Later Retention in Grade  

PubMed Central

This study investigated the effects of retention or promotion in first grade on growth trajectories in mathematics and reading achievement over the elementary school years (grades 1–5). From a large multiethnic sample (n = 784) of children who were below the median in literacy at school entrance, 363 children who were either promoted (n = 251) or retained (n = 112) in first grade could be successfully matched on 72 background variables. Achievement was measured annually using Woodcock-Johnson W scores; scores of retained children were shifted back one year to permit same-grade comparisons. Using longitudinal growth curve analysis, trajectories of math and reading scores for promoted and retained children were compared. Retained children received a one year boost in achievement; this boost fully dissipated by the end of elementary school. The pattern of subsequent retention in grades 2, 3 and 4 and placement in special education of the sample during the elementary school years is also described and their effects are explored. Policy implications for interventions for low achieving children are considered.

Moser, Stephanie E.; West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.

2012-01-01

198

Trajectories of Math and Reading Achievement in Low Achieving Children in Elementary School: Effects of Early and Later Retention in Grade.  

PubMed

This study investigated the effects of retention or promotion in first grade on growth trajectories in mathematics and reading achievement over the elementary school years (grades 1-5). From a large multiethnic sample (n = 784) of children who were below the median in literacy at school entrance, 363 children who were either promoted (n = 251) or retained (n = 112) in first grade could be successfully matched on 72 background variables. Achievement was measured annually using Woodcock-Johnson W scores; scores of retained children were shifted back one year to permit same-grade comparisons. Using longitudinal growth curve analysis, trajectories of math and reading scores for promoted and retained children were compared. Retained children received a one year boost in achievement; this boost fully dissipated by the end of elementary school. The pattern of subsequent retention in grades 2, 3 and 4 and placement in special education of the sample during the elementary school years is also described and their effects are explored. Policy implications for interventions for low achieving children are considered. PMID:23335818

Moser, Stephanie E; West, Stephen G; Hughes, Jan N

2012-08-01

199

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

200

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

201

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

202

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

203

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

204

What are the understandings of fifth grade teachers about teaching the concept of chemical change to their students?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated seven fifth grade teachers who taught science classes in an intermediate school. The school had 18 fifth grade teachers, with ten of those teachers teaching the 18 classes of fifth grade science. Seven teachers who taught science to approximately 350 fifth grade students participated in the study. One goal of the study was to investigate whether the

Glenda L. Ogletree

205

Saxon Middle School Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Saxon Math" curricula and materials are available for grades K through 12, with the content and skills designed to meet National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and various state standards. This WWC report focuses on middle school math curricula, defined as all Saxon Math curricula for grades 6 through 9. The sixth-grade

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

206

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

207

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

208

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

209

The Effect of Teaching Approach on Third-Grade Students' Response to Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined effects of teaching approaches on students' responses to three picture books. One hundred and twenty third-grade students were randomly assigned to treatments: literary analysis, literary experience, and no discussion. The literary-analysis approach focused on identifying and critiquing literary elements; the literary-experience approach centered on having students live through and react to the storyline. Teaching approach affected the

Joyce E. Many; Donna L. Wiseman

1992-01-01

210

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of questions, this book provides a basic foundation for guiding science teaching and supporting students in their learning.

2007-01-01

211

Teaching with Newspapers (Second Edition).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide presents teaching suggestions and resource lists for using newspapers as a learning tool in elementary and middle grade classes and adult education situations. Over 75 activities are listed in art, drama, health, language arts, library skills, math, modern languages, music, science, and social studies. For example, science students can…

Province Newspaper, Vancouver (British Columbia).

212

Teaching ESL Content through Kite Making for Grades K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ideas for teaching elementary and secondary students of English as a Second Language (ESL) through a unit on kites and kite-making are offered. First, unit objectives are outlined. These include objectives for cognitive skill development (classification, comparison), psychomotor skills (constructing a kite), mathematical operations (measuring,…

Alexander, N.

213

Teaching Social Studies in the Primary Grades with Children's Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for primary school teachers involved in social studies instruction, this paper offers guidelines for selecting and using children's literature to teach social studies concepts. The paper first deals with selecting children's literature works, presenting basic considerations relating children's developmental stages to characteristics of…

Stoddard, Ann H.

214

Collaborative Teaching in the Middle Grades: Inquiry Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book allows the reader to team teach with a science specialist to drive home key library and media curriculum goals. Eight detailed chapters provide background and complete lesson plans that cover both library and general science skills and benchmarks. Included are reproducible student worksheets, tools for assessment, and a suggested…

Becker, Helaine

2005-01-01

215

Using Literature To Teach Middle Grades about War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document suggests ways of using children's literature to enrich the study of military history. The book is divided into six literature units that list and describe appropriate books, learning activities, and resources for teaching about specific wars. Studying historical periods through literature offers an invigorating, interesting way to…

Kennemer, Phyllis K.

216

Teaching Reading: Strategies and Resources for Grades K-6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal--to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life. This innovative text helps preservice and inservice teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of…

McCormack, Rachel L.; Pasquarelli, Susan Lee

2009-01-01

217

Teaching Mathematics in Grades K-8. Research Based Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book attempts to integrate many of the major and recent research findings in mathematics education into a practical guide to mathematics teaching. It includes a variety of ideas and activities for the prospective and in-service teacher of elementary and junior high school mathematics. The book contains chapters on: (1) the nature of…

Post, Thomas R., Ed.

218

Teaching Units on Smoking, Grades 4, 5, 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Smoking, tobacco, and health are presented in this resource unit for grades four, five, and six. One of three units on smoking, drugs, and alcohol, this guide for teachers outlines information about the physiological and socio-economic effects of smoking, effects of smoking on physical performance, man's use of tobacco and tobacco production,…

Murphy, Helen M.

219

Teaching Unit on Alcohol, Grades 4, 5, 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Alcohol--its use and abuse--is presented in this resource unit for grades four, five, and six. One of three units on alcohol, smoking, and drugs, this guide for teachers outlines information about the history of alcohol; types of alcohol and alcoholic beverages; physiological, psychological, and socio-economic effects of alcohol on people; and…

Murphy, Helen M.

220

A longitudinal analysis of science teaching and learning in kindergarten and first-grade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study attempted to determine how often science is taught in the early grades as well as the science topics taught in these grades. A related purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between science teaching and students' science achievement. In doing so, the analyses took into consideration the influence of gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and race/ethnicity on children's academic performance in science. By using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) kindergarten and first-grade data files, children's science Item Response Theory Scores (IRT) and Academic Rating Scores (ARS) were examined to measure the relationship between children's early science experiences in schools and their achievement on the "General Knowledge Assessment Battery". According to this study's findings science teaching and learning in kindergarten level is somewhat limited. Additionally, the science content taught in kindergarten is narrow. The results of cross-sectional and longitudinal multilevel analyses revealed that several student and school level factors can influence young children's science achievement in kindergarten and first-grade. Although there were inconsistent conclusions about male and female students' science achievement as assessed by direct and indirect assessment batteries, there was no association between children's science scores and their gender and the amount or degree of science practices in school. While results of the analyses clearly showed that socioeconomic status (SES) had the most influence on both kindergarten and first-grade children's science achievement, the findings related to the effects of different science practices on science achievement were inconsistent. The results showed that science instruction effects some children's science achievement more than others. The findings have important implications for policies governing the teaching of science in the early grades. A clear demand exist for extension of science resource materials to include broader topics, more child-selected activities, integration with other subject areas, and more quality time for science teaching and learning in the early grades.

Olgan, Refika

221

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

222

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

223

After Early Intervention, Then What? Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 3 and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting that early intervention is insufficient for many children because they struggle in learning to read for an array of reasons, this book highlights the need for expert, intensive, and focused instruction in reading beyond the primary years in addition to identifying and describing effective practices for teaching those students in grades 3…

McCormack, Rachel L., Ed.; Paratore, Jeanne R., Ed.

224

A Study of Teaching and Learning Number Sense for Sixth Grade Students in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two public schools (A and B) from two cities in southern Taiwan were selected to participate in this study. In each school, two sixth grade classes (an experimental and a control class) were studied. Number sense activities were conducted in the experimental classes through process-oriented teaching model to help children develop number sense, while the control classes followed the standard

Der-Ching Yang; Chun-Jen Hsu; Ming-Chiang Huang

2004-01-01

225

Teaching Global Awareness Using the Media. Grades 6-12, Global Awareness Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teaching guide on global awareness contains 15 media-related activities for students in grades 6-12. The objective is to help students see how the media affect their opinions and the roles the media plays in world affairs. The activities are divided into five sections. The first section contains a general survey of the students' knowledge of…

Lamy, Steven L.; And Others

226

Teaching about the Consumer and the Global Marketplace. Grades 4-12, Global Awareness Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teaching guide contains 31 activities for students in grades 4-12 on the topic of the global marketplace. The purpose is to provide students with skills and knowledge to deal with the economic world. The guide is arranged into six parts. The activities address consumer issues from four perspectives. Part one focuses on "Me as a Consumer"…

Koranski, Bruce, Ed.

227

Resource Materials for Teaching Mexican/Chicano Culture; Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Prepared for elementary teachers by teachers of the San Diego City Schools and participants of the San Diego State University Teacher Corps Program, this publication presents basic materials for teaching the Mexican/Chicano culture to pupils in grades K-6. Its purposes are to: (1) foster understanding of the culture and (2) engender a positive…

Aceves, Edward A., Comp.

228

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, "Taking Science to School" provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of…

Duschl, Richard A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed.; Shouse, Andrew W., Ed.

2007-01-01

229

Statistics Aren't Static: A 1992 Statistical Abstract Teaching Supplement for Grades 5-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching supplement from the U.S. Census Bureau is designed for educators in grades 5 through 12. The Bureau offers it as a way of addressing the needs and concerns of teachers as they attempt to include statistical information about the everyday world in an effort to meet new educational standards. The supplement is presented in order to…

Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.

230

Perceptions of Teaching as a Career by Bahamian Grade 12 Students in College-Preparatory Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A questionnaire was administered to 1403 twelfth grade students in the Bahamas who were described as potentially eligible to pursue college-level work leading to teacher certification. Student opinions were sought on teacher training programs at the College of the Bahamas, conditions of teaching employment, characteristics of students in secondary…

Enger, John M.

231

Using Simulations to Teach Middle Grades U.S. History in an Age of Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this year-long qualitative study we explore the case of two eighth grade U.S. History teachers who use simulations on a regular basis to teach heterogeneously-grouped students in a high-stakes testing environment. We describe the purposes the teachers espoused for implementing simulations and provide detailed portraits of three types of…

DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gradwell, Jill M.

2012-01-01

232

Commercial Software Programs Approved for Teaching Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades: Another Sobering Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the results of a systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the suitability of 13 commercially available, authorized software programs for teaching reading and writing in the primary grades. These programs were assessed on interface design, content, instructional design, whether manufacturers' educational claims were supported…

Lovell, Meridith; Phillips, Linda

2009-01-01

233

Teaching Skills to Second and Third Grade Children to Prevent Gun Play: A Comparison of Procedures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A posttest only control group design was used to investigate the effects of two programs to teach firearm injury prevention skills to second and third grade children. Children were taught the safety skills "Stop. Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult." should they ever find a firearm. The effectiveness of the National Rifle Association's…

Kelso, Pamela D.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.; Waters, Marit A.; Egemo-Helm, Kristin; Bagne, Angela G.

2007-01-01

234

Teaching Spelling in the Primary Grades: A National Survey of Instructional Practices and Adaptations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Primary grade teachers randomly selected from across the United States completed a survey (N = 168) that examined their instructional practices in spelling and the types of adaptations they made for struggling spellers. Almost every single teacher surveyed reported teaching spelling, and the vast majority of respondents implemented a complex and…

Graham, Steve; Morphy, Paul; Harris, Karen R.; Fink-Chorzempa, Barbara; Saddler, Bruce; Moran, Susan; Mason, Linda

2008-01-01

235

Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews exemplary strategies for teaching reading to middle grades English language learners (ELLs) derived from 21 peer-reviewed journal articles and professional books. The author presents an in-depth look at three successful categories of reading strategies: interactive read-alouds to model fluent reading and engage learners, the…

Bolos, Nicole

2012-01-01

236

Grade 10 Students' perceptions of and attitudes toward science teaching and school science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Grade 10 students' perceptions of classroom practices and activities, as well as their attitudes toward science teaching and school science, were assessed in the Westend School District (pseudonym) in British Columbia, using both quantitative (statistics of Likert-type scales) and qualitative (critical interpretive analysis of interview data) methods. The major findings of the study were that students do not appreciate the

Jazlin V. Ebenezer; Uri Zoller

1993-01-01

237

Using the Outdoors to Teach Social Studies: Grades 3-10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Third in a series on utilizing outdoor education methodologies to enhance the academic curriculum, the guide contains lesson plans and case studies for teaching grades 3-10 social studies. The lessons are designed to further student awareness of personal and social responsibility toward the environment through the use of outdoor experiences which…

Knapp, Clifford C.; And Others

238

Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author reviews exemplary strategies for teaching reading to middle grades English language learners (ELLs) derived from 21 peer-reviewed journal articles and professional books. The author presents an in-depth look at three successful categories of reading strategies: interactive read-alouds to model fluent reading and engage learners, the…

Bolos, Nicole

2012-01-01

239

Teaching Global Awareness Using the Media. Grades 6-12, Global Awareness Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide on global awareness contains 15 media-related activities for students in grades 6-12. The objective is to help students see how the media affect their opinions and the roles the media plays in world affairs. The activities are divided into five sections. The first section contains a general survey of the students' knowledge of…

Lamy, Steven L.; And Others

240

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

241

Visual Arts Teaching in Kindergarten through 3rd-Grade Classrooms in the UAE: Teacher Profiles, Perceptions, and Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study portrayed a picture of kindergarten through 3rd-grade teachers who teach visual arts, their perceptions of the value of visual arts, their visual arts teaching practices, visual arts experiences provided to young learners in school, and major factors and/or influences that affect their teaching of visual arts. The sample for this study…

Buldu, Mehmet; Shaban, Mohamed S.

2010-01-01

242

Visual Arts Teaching in Kindergarten through 3rd-Grade Classrooms in the UAE: Teacher Profiles, Perceptions, and Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study portrayed a picture of kindergarten through 3rd-grade teachers who teach visual arts, their perceptions of the value of visual arts, their visual arts teaching practices, visual arts experiences provided to young learners in school, and major factors and/or influences that affect their teaching of visual arts. The sample for this study…

Buldu, Mehmet; Shaban, Mohamed S.

2010-01-01

243

Highlights From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study of Eighth-Grade Science Teaching. NCES 2006-017  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study is a follow-up and expansion of the TIMSS 1995 Video Study of mathematics teaching. Larger and more ambitious than the first, the 1999 study investigated eighth-grade science teaching as well as mathematics teaching, expanded the number of countries, and included…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2006

2006-01-01

244

Global Warming & the Greenhouse Effect. Grades 7-10. Teacher's Guide. Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This series of educational activities is intended to help teachers communicate basic scientific concepts related to global warming and the greenhouse effect to students grades 7-10. Seven sessions provide laboratory activities, simulations, and discussions that can be used to improve student understanding of a number of important scientific…

Hocking, Colin; And Others

245

Global Warming & the Greenhouse Effect. Grades 7-10. Teacher's Guide. Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This series of educational activities is intended to help teachers communicate basic scientific concepts related to global warming and the greenhouse effect to students grades 7-10. Seven sessions provide laboratory activities, simulations, and discussions that can be used to improve student understanding of a number of important scientific…

Hocking, Colin; And Others

246

Extending Research on a Math Fluency Building Intervention: Applying Taped Problems in a Second-Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multiple-baseline, across-tasks design was used to extend research on the taped-problems (TP) intervention with an intact, rural, second-grade classroom. During TP sessions an audio recording paced the class through a series of 15 or 16 addition facts four times. Problems and answers were read and students were instructed to attempt to provide…

Windingstad, Sunny; Skinner, Christopher H.; Rowland, Emily; Cardin, Elizabeth; Fearrington, Jamie Y.

2009-01-01

247

Growth in rapid automatized naming from grades k to 8 in children with math or reading disabilities.  

PubMed

Rapid automatized naming (RAN) is widely used to identify reading disabilities (RD) and has recently been considered a potential predictor of risk for mathematics learning disabilities (MLD). Here we longitudinally examine RAN performance from Grades K to 8, to view how growth on RAN response time differs for children with RD versus MLD. Across all participants, there was significant stability of RAN performance for all three subtests. For all three subtests, there was significant between-child variability in response times (RTs) at kindergarten and Grade 8; for select combinations of subtests, there was also between-child variability in difference scores over time. Relative to typically achieving peers, children with MLD or RD were slower on all three subtests at kindergarten, but these deficits were most pronounced for children with MLD versus RD at kindergarten and more persistent through Grade 8 for children with RD. RAN numbers and letters performance was closely related in the RD group, more so than in the MLD group, despite deficits on both subtests across groups. Our findings indicate that empirically guided modifications of RAN are needed for extending its use for evaluating risk for MLD. PMID:23449728

Mazzocco, Michèle M M; Grimm, Kevin J

2013-02-28

248

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

249

Interactive Math Makes for Active Learning in Philadelphia  

NSF Publications Database

... U.S. can achieve the national education goal of global preeminence in math and science despite U.S ... reports that U.S. math teaching generally is devoid of challenging content. U.S. students perform at ...

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Accelerated Math[R]: Pilot Schools Report. Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accelerated Math (AM) math management software is a task level learning information system placed in 4th-11th grade classrooms around the country. AM provides teachers with an information system that assures that students can master all math objectives and state standards from grade 3 through calculus. It eliminates teacher paperwork, improves…

School Renaissance Inst., Inc., Madison, WI.

251

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

252

Elementary Acid Rain Kit, Interdisciplinary, Grades 4-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An interdisciplinary approach for teaching about acid rain is offered in this curriculum guide for teachers of grades 4-8. Skill and concept areas of science, math, social studies, art, and the language arts are developed in 12 activities which focus on the acid rain problems. A matrix of the activities and subject areas indicates the coverage…

Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

253

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

254

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

255

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

256

Cross-Discipline Teaching for English Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author works as a biliteracy teacher in a bilingual school that serves students from K-5th grade. She and her coteacher provide instruction in both English and Spanish to 4th and 5th graders. They have two language arts blocks so that students receive literacy instruction in both their native and second languages, and they teach math, social…

Upczak-Garcia, Anne

2012-01-01

257

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

258

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.

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Attitudes of eighth-grade honors students toward the conceptual change methods of teaching science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study researched the attitude of eighth grade honors science students toward the steps of the conceptual change teaching method. The attitudes of 25 students in an honors 8th grade science class in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area were assessed using a multi-method approach. A quantitative method (student survey) and a qualitative method (focus group) were triangulated for convergence. Since conceptual change is a relatively new reform teaching modality, the study assessed students' attitudes utilizing this method. Conceptual change teaching is characterized by connections between concepts and facts which are organized around key ideas. Knowledge connected through concepts is constantly revised and edited by students as they continue to learn and add new concepts. The results of this study produced evidence that the conceptual change method of teaching science and its six process steps have qualities that foster positive student attitude. The study demonstrated that students' attitudes toward science is positively influenced through the conceptual change teaching method by enabling students to: (1) choose problems and find solutions to those problems (student directed); (2) work together in large and small groups; (3) learn through student oral presentations; (4) perform hands-on laboratory experiences; (5) learn through conceptual understanding not memorization; (6) implement higher order learning skills to make connections from the lab to the real world. Teachers can use the information in the study to become aware of the positive and negative attitudes of students taught with the conceptual change method. Even if the conceptual change teaching strategy is not the modality utilized by an educator, the factors identified by this study that affect student attitude could be used to help a teacher design lesson plans that help foster positive student attitudes.

Heide, Clifford Lee

260

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

261

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

262

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

263

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

264

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

265

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

266

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

267

A Comparison of Three Instructional Methods for Teaching Math Skills to Secondary Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine the most effective of three instructional methods for teaching mathematics to secondary students with emotional and behavioral disorders. A single-subject alternating-treatments research design was used to compare three instructional methods: direct teach, computer-assisted instruction, and a combination…

Billingsley, Glenna; Scheuermann, Brenda; Webber, Jo

2009-01-01

268

From Biology to Mathematical Models and Back: Teaching Modeling to Biology Students, and Biology to Math and Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We describe the development of a course to teach modeling and mathematical analysis skills to students of biology and to teach biology to students with strong backgrounds in mathematics, physics, or engineering. The two groups of students have different ways of learning material and often have strong negative feelings toward the area of knowledge…

Chiel, Hillel J.; McManus, Jeffrey M.; Shaw, Kendrick M.

2010-01-01

269

From Biology to Mathematical Models and Back: Teaching Modeling to Biology Students, and Biology to Math and Engineering Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe the development of a course to teach modeling and mathematical analysis skills to students of biology and to teach biology to students with strong backgrounds in mathematics, physics, or engineering. The two groups of students have different ways of learning material and often have strong negative feelings toward the area of knowledge…

Chiel, Hillel J.; McManus, Jeffrey M.; Shaw, Kendrick M.

2010-01-01

270

Comparing Multiple Intelligences Approach with Traditional Teaching on Eight Grade Students' Achievement in and Attitudes toward Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of multiple intelligences (MI) teaching approach on 8th Grade students' achievement in and attitudes toward science. This study used a pretest-posttest control group experimental design. While the experimental group (n=30) was taught a unit on acids and bases using MI teaching approach, the…

Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Dogan, Alev; Gokcek, Nur; Kilic, Ziya; Kilic, Esma

2007-01-01

271

Teaching and learning grade 7 science concepts by elaborate analogies: Mainstream and East and South Asian ESL students' experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored the effectiveness of an instructional tool, elaborate analogy, in teaching the particle theory to both Grade 7 mainstream and East or South Asian ESL students. Ten Grade 7 science classes from five different schools in a large school district in the Greater Toronto area participated. Each of the ten classes were designated as either Group X or

Judy Joo-Hyun Kim

2009-01-01

272

Beating the Odds: The Real Challenges behind the Math Achievement Gap--And What High-Achieving Schools Can Teach Us about How to Close It  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most persistent inequities in U.S. education is the gap in math achievement along income and race lines. Yet some secondary schools beat the odds, producing consistently strong math performance with students who likely would fail in traditional settings. This report advocates that the math achievement gap is not the result of poor and…

Goldberger, Susan

2008-01-01

273

Making the Math/Science Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggestions are made for activities that combine the teaching of math and science. Math concepts include: graphing, estimating, measurement, statistics, geometry, and logic. Science topics include: plant reproduction, solar system, forces, longitude and latitude, Earth's magnetic field, nutrition, and heat. (IAH)

Sherman, Laurel Galbraith

1989-01-01

274

Making the Math/Science Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Suggestions are made for activities that combine the teaching of math and science. Math concepts include: graphing, estimating, measurement, statistics, geometry, and logic. Science topics include: plant reproduction, solar system, forces, longitude and latitude, Earth's magnetic field, nutrition, and heat. (IAH)|

Sherman, Laurel Galbraith

1989-01-01

275

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

276

Is Victor Better than Victoria at Maths?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study was to examine whether there are gender differences in actual maths achievement, in attitudes towards maths, and in relevant achievement attributions among early adolescents. The participants were 255 eighth grade students (mean age 14.2) from 10 randomly selected public junior high schools in Cyprus. They completed a questionnaire that measured their attributions of their own

Stelios N. Georgiou; Panayiotis Stavrinides; Theano Kalavana

2007-01-01

277

Continuing French in Grade Four: MLA Teacher's Guide. A Course of Study Including Methods, Materials, and Aids for Teaching French to Fourth-Grade Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teacher's guide for use in a fourth-grade French course concentrates on the development of basic audiolingual skills. Twelve lessons, each containing an exposition, dialogue, teaching procedures, and dialogue adaptation, emphasize the use of French during classroom instruction. Lessons include: (1) a review unit, (2) "La chemise neuve," (3)…

Thompson, Mary P.; And Others

278

Exploring relationships among four science teaching-learning affective attributes of sixth grade students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The intent of this study was to investigate possible relationships among the constructs of attitudes toward science, interest in science, science curiosity, and self-concept of science ability. Data were collected from 228 sixth-grade students by way of four Likert-type instruments, each of which measured a given attribute. Statistical procedures included univariate and multivariate analysis of variance, product-moment correlations, canonical correlations, multiple regression analysis, and factor analysis. The results indicated that attitudes toward science, interest in science, and science curiosity are highly related. Implications for classroom science teaching and suggestions for future research have also been discussed.Received: 2 April 1985

Harty, Harold; Samuel, K. V.; Beall, Dwight

279

Math Makeover  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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

280

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

281

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

282

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

283

131 Ways to Use Film Containers: To Teach Literacy, Math, and Science--and Just to Have Fun!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Experienced educator Donna Whyte has compiled her ideas for using film containers in the classroom into "131 Ways to Use Film Containers" so that they can be shared with other teachers. She includes engaging ways to use them in teaching children about word families, sight words, and punctuation marks; skip counting, estimating, and predicting; and…

Whyte, Donna

2004-01-01

284

Math anxiety in elementary and secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

We assessed math anxiety in 6th- through 12th-grade children (N = 564) as part of a comprehen- sive longitudinal investigation of children's beliefs, attitudes, and values concerning mathematics. Confirmatory factor analyses provided evidence for two components of math anxiety, a negative affective reactions component and a cognitive component. The affective component of math anxiety related more strongly and negatively than

Allan Wigfield; Judith L. Meece

1988-01-01

285

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

286

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

287

Silent Signals in the Math Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 2-minute video third grade teacher Jean Saul explains and models the use of silent signals to promote active listening and participation in math class. Questions for teacher reflection are included.

2012-01-01

288

The predicting model of math anxiety: The role of classroom goal structure, self-regulation and math self-efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to examine a predicting model of high school students’ math anxiety based on classroom goal structure, self-regulation and math self-efficacy. For this reason 436 first grade male high school students were selected through multiple cluster sampling. They completed a questionnaire consisting of perceived classroom goal structure (Midgley et al. 2000), Math anxiety (Bai

Masoud Gholamali Lavasani; Elahe Hejazi; Javad Yazdani Varzaneh

2011-01-01

289

CGI: A New Way to Teach Fractions to Middle Schoolers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today's teachers are expected to challenge students so that they develop a deep understanding of math. Fractions are often hard for middle school students to conceptualize. The purpose of this study was to find a better way to teach multiplying and dividing fractions to our 6th grade students. We implemented Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) in a 15-day unit; this approach

Trish English

290

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

291

A Study of First Grade Children and Their Recall Memory When Using Active Learning in Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the most important concepts in the first grade math curriculum is learning addition facts. In schools today, teachers use many different methods to teach addition and subtraction concepts and the memorization of basic facts. A new movement in education advocates using movement to aid in rote memory of facts. In this project the researcher…

Fife, Britiney Michelle

292

A Study Determining Significant Differences in TerraNova Reading and Math Scores between Eighth Grade African and European American Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The participating school system's minority population, notably African Americans, ranked in the top five school systems in academic performance in reading and math when compared to other states and other African American populations across the United States. These measurements were taken from the National Assessment of Educational Progress…

Smith, Barriett Jackson

2011-01-01

293

Math Animated  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

294

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.

295

Hard-To-Teach Science Concepts: A Framework to Support Learners, Grades 3-5. Hard-to-Teach Science Concepts Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Authors Susan Koba and Carol Mitchell introduce teachers of grades 3-5 to their conceptual framework for successful instruction of hard-to-teach science concepts. Their methodology comprises four steps: (1) engage students about their preconceptions and address their thinking; (2) target lessons to be learned; (3) determine appropriate…

Koba, Susan B.

2011-01-01

296

From biology to mathematical models and back: teaching modeling to biology students, and biology to math and engineering students.  

PubMed

We describe the development of a course to teach modeling and mathematical analysis skills to students of biology and to teach biology to students with strong backgrounds in mathematics, physics, or engineering. The two groups of students have different ways of learning material and often have strong negative feelings toward the area of knowledge that they find difficult. To give students a sense of mastery in each area, several complementary approaches are used in the course: 1) a "live" textbook that allows students to explore models and mathematical processes interactively; 2) benchmark problems providing key skills on which students make continuous progress; 3) assignment of students to teams of two throughout the semester; 4) regular one-on-one interactions with instructors throughout the semester; and 5) a term project in which students reconstruct, analyze, extend, and then write in detail about a recently published biological model. Based on student evaluations and comments, an attitude survey, and the quality of the students' term papers, the course has significantly increased the ability and willingness of biology students to use mathematical concepts and modeling tools to understand biological systems, and it has significantly enhanced engineering students' appreciation of biology. PMID:20810957

Chiel, Hillel J; McManus, Jeffrey M; Shaw, Kendrick M

2010-01-01

297

Using Math Journals to Enhance Second Graders' Communication of Mathematical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an action research project, using mixed methodology, this study investigated how the use of math journals affected second grade students' communication of mathematical thinking. For this study, math journal instruction was provided. The data gathering included pre- and post- math assessment, students' math journals, interviews with the…

Kostos, Kathleen; Shin, Eui-kyung

2010-01-01

298

Errors in Multi-Digit Arithmetic and Behavioral Inattention in Children with Math Difficulties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Errors in written multi-digit computation were investigated in children with math difficulties. Third- and fourth-grade children (n = 291) with coexisting math and reading difficulties, math difficulties, reading difficulties, or no learning difficulties were compared. A second analysis compared those with severe math learning difficulties, low…

Raghubar, Kimberly; Cirino, Paul; Barnes, Marcia; Ewing-Cobbs, Linda; Fletcher, Jack; Fuchs, Lynn

2009-01-01

299

Using Math Journals to Enhance Second Graders' Communication of Mathematical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As an action research project, using mixed methodology, this study investigated how the use of math journals affected second grade students' communication of mathematical thinking. For this study, math journal instruction was provided. The data gathering included pre- and post- math assessment, students' math journals, interviews with the…

Kostos, Kathleen; Shin, Eui-kyung

2010-01-01

300

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

301

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

302

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

303

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.

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Brief report: Gum chewing affects standardized math scores in adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gum chewing has been shown to improve cognitive performance in adults; however, gum chewing has not been evaluated in children. This study examined the effects of gum chewing on standardized test scores and class grades of eighth grade math students. Math classes were randomized to a gum chewing (GC) condition that provided students with gum during class and testing, or

Craig A. Johnston; Chermaine Tyler; Sandra A. Stansberry; Jennette P. Moreno; John P. Foreyt

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Brief Report: Gum Chewing Affects Standardized Math Scores in Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Gum chewing has been shown to improve cognitive performance in adults; however, gum chewing has not been evaluated in children. This study examined the effects of gum chewing on standardized test scores and class grades of eighth grade math students. Math classes were randomized to a gum chewing (GC) condition that provided students with gum…

Johnston, Craig A.; Tyler, Chermaine; Stansberry, Sandra A.; Moreno, Jennette P.; Foreyt, John P.

2012-01-01

306

Content Area Literacy in the Primary Grades: Teachers' Sense of Efficacy in Teaching Narrative and Informational Text  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has documented the scarcity of informational text and the overabundance of narrative text in the primary grades (Duke, 2000; Yopp & Yopp, 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine primary teachers' beliefs, or efficacy, in teaching narrative and informational text as well as assess their use of both text types in…

Selman, Christine Cherry

2011-01-01

307

Experimental Results that Question the Ramirez-Castaneda Model for Teaching Reading to First Grade Mexican Americans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a study conducted with first-grade Mexican American children indicate that direct reading instruction to precise behavioral objectives is more effective than teaching to Mexican American children's supposed "cultural learning styles" as recommended by Manuel Ramirez and Alfredo Castaneda in 1974. (GT)

Cohen, S. Alan; Rodriquez, Samuel

1980-01-01

308

Bhutanese Stakeholders' Perceptions about Multi-Grade Teaching as a Strategy for Achieving Quality Universal Primary Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study employed document analysis and qualitative interviews to explore the perceptions of different Bhutanese stakeholders about multi-grade teaching, which the Bhutanese Government identified as a strategy for achieving quality Universal Primary Education. The data from Ministry officials, teachers and student teachers were analyzed using…

Kucita, Pawan; Kivunja, Charles; Maxwell, T. W.; Kuyini, Bawa

2013-01-01

309

Short-Term Effects of Grade Retention on the Growth Rate of Woodcock-Johnson III Broad Math and Reading Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We investigated the effects of grade retention in first grade on the growth of the Woodcock-Johnson broad mathematics and reading scores over three years using linear growth curve modeling on an academically at-risk sample. A large sample (n=784) of first grade children who were at risk for retention was initially identified based on low literacy…

Wu, Wei; West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.

2008-01-01

310

Schematisation of Concepts. A teaching strategy for environmental education implementation in a water module third grade students in junior high school (gymnasium15 years old)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports how a teaching strategy ?schematisation of concepts? could influence the learning capability of third grade junior high school students. The teaching was planned and implemented within the framework of environmental education. A water module, ?water and its relationship with nature and contemporary man?, was chosen for the teaching session. The study involved the participation of 171 third

Evagelia Agelidou; George Balafoutas; Evgenia Flogaitis

2000-01-01

311

Relations among Peer Acceptance, Inhibitory Control, and Math Achievement in Early Adolescence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined relations among peer acceptance, inhibitory control, and math achievement in ninety-nine 4th and 5th grade early adolescents. Teachers rated students on peer acceptance and students completed a computerized executive function task assessing inhibitory control. Math achievement was assessed via end of year math grades. Results…

Oberle, Eva; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A.

2013-01-01

312

A Multisite Cluster Randomized Trial of the Effects of CompassLearning Odyssey[R] Math on the Math Achievement of Selected Grade 4 Students in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Final Report. NCEE 2009-4068  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an effort to identify instructional methods that might improve mathematics learning at the grade 4 level when used in a variety of educational settings under typical conditions, the REL Mid-Atlantic research team looked for promising, replicable practices that were being used broadly by teachers in U.S. schools, for which research showed…

Wijekumar, Kay; Hitchcock, John; Turner, Herb; Lei, PuiWa; Peck, Kyle

2009-01-01

313

How They Do It in Hungary: Elementary Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 27-minute video demonstrates Hungary's approach to teaching primary math and compares it to practices in the UK. Hungarian pupils absorb concepts early on, manipulating objects, using visual models and learning mental math techniques. Teachers introduce written methods when pupils have a solid grasp of the mathematical processes they represent and stronger kinesthetic skills. Lessons through the first five years are lively and logically-structured and involve all children actively. The video describes how the training of Hungarian teachers provides thorough grounding in the math they need to know and the methods they should use to teach math effectively. A side bar includes reflection questions for viewers.

2012-01-01

314

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

315

Short-term effects of grade retention on the growth rate of Woodcock–Johnson III broad math and reading scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated the effects of grade retention in first grade on the growth of the Woodcock–Johnson broad mathematics and reading scores over three years using linear growth curve modeling on an academically at-risk sample. A large sample (n=784) of first grade children who were at risk for retention was initially identified based on low literacy scores. Scores representing propensity for

Wei Wu; Stephen G. West; Jan N. Hughes

2008-01-01

316

The Effects of Incorporating Web-assisted Learning with Team Teaching in Seventh-grade Science Classes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to the implementation of a 9-year integrated curriculum scheme in Taiwan, research on team teaching and web-based technology appears to be urgent. The purpose of this study was incorporated web-assisted learning with team teaching in seventh-grade science classes. The specific research question concerned student performance and attitudes about the teaching method. Two certified science teachers and four classes of the seventh graders participated in this study. It used a mixed methods design, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative techniques. The main data included students’ scores, questionnaires, teachers’ self-reflections, and the researcher’s interviews with teachers. The results showed that the average final examination scores of students experiencing the experimental teaching method were higher than that of those receiving traditional teaching. The two teaching methods showed significant difference in respect of students’ achievement. The research had limitations because of students’ abilities of data collection, computer use, and discussion, but more than one-half of the students preferred the experimental method to traditional teaching. However, team teachers would encounter the problems of technology ability, time constraints, and entrance examination pressure.

Jang, Syh-Jong

2006-05-01

317

Teaching Test-Taking Strategies to Improve the Academic Achievement of Students with Mild Mental Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the effects of teaching a test-taking strategy to 4 fourth- and fifth-grade students with mild mental disabilities on reading and math achievement. The intervention consisted of a direct and explicit instructional method using a mnemonic strategy. The participants' acquisition and application of the test-taking strategy on…

Kretlow, Allison G.; Lo, Ya-yu; White, Richard B.; Jordan, LuAnn

2008-01-01

318

Trajectories of Math and Reading Achievement in Low-Achieving Children in Elementary School: Effects of Early and Later Retention in Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the effects of retention or promotion in 1st grade on growth trajectories in mathematics and reading achievement over the elementary school years (Grades 1-5). From a large multiethnic sample (n = 784) of children who were below the median in literacy at school entrance, 363 children who were either promoted (n = 251) or…

Moser, Stephanie E.; West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.

2012-01-01

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Short-term effects of grade retention on the growth rate of Woodcock-Johnson III broad math and reading scores.  

PubMed

We investigated the effects of grade retention in first grade on the growth of the Woodcock-Johnson broad mathematics and reading scores over three years using linear growth curve modeling on an academically at-risk sample. A large sample (n=784) of first grade children who were at risk for retention was initially identified based on low literacy scores. Scores representing propensity for retention were constructed based on 72 variables collected in comprehensive baseline testing in first grade. We closely matched 97 pairs of retained and promoted children based on their propensity scores using optimal matching procedures. This procedure adjusted for baseline differences between the retained and promoted children. We found that grade retention decreased the growth rate of mathematical skills but had no significant effect on reading skills. In addition, several potential moderators of the effect of retention on growth of mathematical and reading skills were identified including limited English language proficiency and children's conduct problems. PMID:19083352

Wu, Wei; West, Stephen G; Hughes, Jan N

2007-03-23

320

Teaching Again: A Professor's Tale of Returning to a Ninth Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching Again exposes the very human core of the teaching experience. This book is not just about teaching English/language arts; it is about the heart and soul of the vocation that is teaching. It is also not just about Tom Poetter, the English teacher; it is about every individual who has ever tried to educate, whether that act has taken place…

Poetter, Thomas S.

2012-01-01

321

Practicing What We Teach: A Self-Study in Implementing an Inquiry-Based Curriculum in a Middle Grades Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A science teacher educator returned to teaching adolescents after more than 10 years in the professoriate. We studied his beliefs, practice and daily use of inquiry pedagogy while implementing a reform-based curriculum. Reflection on practice was evidenced by a weekly journal, classroom observations and debriefings, and extensive interviews. Newly developed practical knowledge from this experience shifted the science teacher educator's beliefs away from the Piagetian structuralism espoused in prescribed curricula towards a more culturally responsive, student-driven approach to teaching science to middle grades students. The merits and limitations of curricula attempting to follow traditional scientific practices are discussed.

Dias, Michael; Eick, Charles J.; Brantley-Dias, Laurie

2011-02-01

322

Practicing What We Teach: A Self-Study in Implementing an Inquiry-Based Curriculum in a Middle Grades Classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A science teacher educator returned to teaching adolescents after more than 10 years in the professoriate. We studied his beliefs, practice and daily use of inquiry pedagogy while implementing a reform-based curriculum. Reflection on practice was evidenced by a weekly journal, classroom observations and debriefings, and extensive interviews. Newly developed practical knowledge from this experience shifted the science teacher educator’s beliefs away from the Piagetian structuralism espoused in prescribed curricula towards a more culturally responsive, student-driven approach to teaching science to middle grades students. The merits and limitations of curricula attempting to follow traditional scientific practices are discussed.

Dias, Michael; Eick, Charles J.; Brantley-Dias, Laurie

2010-12-01

323

Math Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an annotated list of resources to aid in teaching mathematics, including Web site addresses for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education, and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, United Kingdom. (NB)

Lynch, Bonnie

2002-01-01

324

External Providers' Sexuality Education Teaching and Pedagogies for Primary School Students in Grade 1 to Grade 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many primary school teachers avoid teaching sexuality education. In light of the earlier maturing of both boys and girls, and the educationally and personally significant effects of their experience of puberty, this is unfair to children. In response to this avoidance, however, some schools employ external providers of sexuality education, who…

Goldman, Juliette D. G.

2011-01-01

325

The Spirit That Moves Us: A Literature-Based Resource Guide. Teaching about Diversity, Prejudice, the Holocaust, and Human Rights. Volume 1: Grades K-4. Revised [and] The Spirit That Moves Us: A Literature-Based Resource Guide. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights. Volume 2: Grades 5-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-volume resource guide includes lesson plans and bibliographical references for teaching about the Holocaust. The first volume, revised in 1999, covers grades K-4, and the second volume, published in 1997, covers grades 5-8. Each guide offers age-appropriate strategies and lesson plans for teaching students about the fundamental causes of…

Petovello, Laura R.; Quenk, Rachel

326

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.

327

Embroidered Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson from Illuminations introduces students to to basic graph theory and Euler circuits. Students will gain hands on experience using graphs. The lesson involves sketching graphs that have Euler paths and circuits. The activity is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.

2010-12-06

328

Reading in the Social Studies and Natural Science Content Area: A Phenomenological Study of the Beliefs, Attitudes, and Strategies Sixth and Seventh Grade Content Area Teachers Use to Teach below Grade Level Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purposes of this study were to identify the attitudes and beliefs content teachers have concerning teaching reading in the content area to below level readers and to identify specific instructional strategies that are used to teach students who are below grade level the content area material. Twelve participants were selected, using maximum…

Clark, Lisa A.

2011-01-01

329

TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER CREATED A SEQUENTIAL COURSE OF STUDY IN LITERATURE FOR GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. A BASIC POETRY SEQUENCE, FOCUSING ON STUDENT RESPONSE TO POETRY, EMPHASIZES SOUND AND STORY IN GRADE SEVEN, IMAGE OR PICTURE IN GRADE EIGHT, AND METAPHOR AND TONE IN GRADE NINE. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DRAMA…

HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

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TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER CREATED A SEQUENTIAL COURSE OF STUDY IN LITERATURE FOR GRADES SEVEN THROUGH NINE. A BASIC POETRY SEQUENCE, FOCUSING ON STUDENT RESPONSE TO POETRY, EMPHASIZES SOUND AND STORY IN GRADE SEVEN, IMAGE OR PICTURE IN GRADE EIGHT, AND METAPHOR AND TONE IN GRADE NINE. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE DRAMA…

HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

331

Social Studies for Elementary Grade Levels. Curriculum Development Teaching Guide No. 77.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Canadian elementary level social studies curriculum combines the study of home, school, and community with the broader study of the nation and world through a multi-spiral approach. Described are the following units: the primary grade level (orientation, self, home, neighborhood, and school), grade 1 (families), grade 2 (communities), grade 3…

Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.

332

Using Food to Boost Math and Science Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is a clear need for improved math and science education, according to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and National Science Board. The Food, Math and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative was developed in response to this need. The FoodMASTER Initiative is a compilation of programs…

Duffrin, Melanie W.; Cuson, Diane; Phillips, Sharon K.

2005-01-01

333

Math Sense: The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? What contributes to getting that sense? In "Math Sense," Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature…

Moynihan, Christine

2012-01-01

334

An Integration of Math with Auto Technician Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the development of the contextualized math, the course design, student teaching and daily interaction with the students, and the implementation aspects of the research project designed to develop contextualized mathematics and integrate it into the Auto Technician courses. The applied math curriculum was integrated into…

Valenzuela, Hector

2012-01-01

335

I Heard This Great Math Story the Other Day!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author declares that if a student is able to discuss school math with family and friends just like one would a new movie, then that student has experienced meaningful math learning and teaching. With the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the author is presently working in K-8 classrooms, offering…

Gadanidis, George

2009-01-01

336

The Value-Able Child: Teaching Values at Home and School. Grades K-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that parents and educators need to place greater emphasis on teaching children values, this book shows parents, teachers, and group leaders how to work as a team to teach the values young children need to lead happy, "value-able" lives. The book's introduction defines values and presents a rationale for teaching values to young children in…

Bostrom, Kathleen Long

337

Solving the Unknown with Algebra: Poster/Teaching Guide for Pre-Algebra Students. Expect the Unexpected with Math[R  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Solving the Unknown with Algebra" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and designed to help students practice pre-algebra skills including using formulas, solving for unknowns, and manipulating equations. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program provides…

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

338

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

339

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

340

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

341

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

342

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

343

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

344

A Teaching Guide and Experience Units K-12. Social Studies. Grade Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The unit experiences for the K-12 curriculum, including these for grade 6, are outlined in SO 001 139. These units include the study of the culture, history, geography, and economics of regions of Latin American and Canada. Again, the emphasis for both grade 5 and grade 6 is twofold: 1) to know his American heritage, as well as to become aware of…

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

345

How Teachers Assess and Attribute Grades: Report on a Teaching and Learning Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated Brazilian elementary teachers' decision making processes when evaluating and grading students' written work. Teachers analyzed the written work of four students who were unknown to them, then produced reports indicating: their perception of the author's grade level and reasons for believing it was that grade level; positive…

Reali, Aline M. de M. R.; Reyes, Claudia R.; Martucci, Elisabeth M.; Mizukami, Maria da Graca N.; Lima, Emilia F. de; Tancredi, Regina M. S. P.; Mello, Roseli R.

346

Student-Centered Math Activities in Standards-Based Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review of the literature investigates ways to apply student-centered math activities in fifth grade standards-based curriculum. My goal for this project is to discover and share several ideas about how to effectively implement student-centered math activities within the standards-based curriculum requirements that dominate today's public…

Levy, Jennifer L.

2006-01-01

347

Saxon Elementary School Math. Revised. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Saxon Elementary School Math," published by Harcourt Achieve, is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 5. A distinguishing feature of "Saxon Elementary School Math" is its use of a distributed approach, as opposed to a chapter-based approach, for instruction and assessment. The program is built on the premise that students…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

348

Economics in Social Studies Textbooks. An Evaluation of the Economics and the Teaching Strategies in Social Studies Textbooks, Junior High School (Grades 7-9).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report is an evaluation of the economic content and teaching strategies of social studies textbooks that are used in grades 7, 8, and 9. The study, conducted by the Center for Economic Education at the Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University, was part of a kindergarten through grade twelve assessment of the treatment of economics in social…

Watson, George G., Jr.; And Others

349

Effectiveness of Thematic Teaching in Curriculum Design and Implementation in a Third Grade Classroom, Including a Planning Process Model Using the Michigan Model Core Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the thematic study approach in theory and practice as it applies to the elementary grades, specifically to third grade. Part 1 defines the theme study approach and explains the theories and assumptions that support it as a viable approach to teaching and learning. Part 2 examines research supporting the thematic approach.…

Colasanti, Angela M.; Follo, Eric

350

How Effective Is Touch Math for Improving Students with Special Needs Academic Achievement on Math Addition Mad Minute Timed Tests?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This action research study examined the effectiveness of Touch Math, a math series that emphasizes use of manipulatives, to improve mathematics achievement with four third or fourth grade students with special needs (either mild mental retardation, learning disability, or health impairment). The students received mathematics instruction for 45…

Wisniewski, Zeda G.; Smith, Denise

351

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

352

Tic Tac Toe Math. Train the Trainer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report describes a project that developed a "Train the Trainer" program that would enable individuals to learn and teach the alternative instructional technique, Tic Tac Toe Math, developed by Richard Cooper for adult basic education students. The pilot workshop conducted as part of the project identified problems that traditional teachers…

Center for Alternative Learning, Bryn Mawr, PA.

353

Development and Testing of "Math Insight" Software  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computers running appropriate software hold great promise for teaching and learning mathematics. To this end, SRI International developed an integrated, computer-based problem solving environment called "Math Insight" that included interactive tools, such as a spreadsheet and dynamic geometric sketches, and professionally produced videos used to…

Zucker, Andrew A.

2006-01-01

354

Social Cognitive Factors, Support, and Engagement: Early Adolescents' Math Interests as Precursors to Choice of Career  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors examined the central hypothesis that students' early perceptions of support and sense of engagement in math classes and math activities strongly influence the broadening or narrowing of their math interest. The focus was on the first wave of qualitative data collected from 5th-, 7th-, and 9th-grade students during the 2007-2008…

Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T.; Swan, Amy K.; Creager, Marie F.

2012-01-01

355

Statistics and probability. Grades 6-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This MathPARTNERS unit contains seven lessons with hands-on learning activities for exploring statistics and probability with students in grades 6-8. The lessons, designed for mentoring situations, may also be helpful for teachers and parents. Each lesson with reproducible student materials, features an overview of the mathematics, preparation guidelines, teaching tips, and suggestions for how to use each activity to develop specific mathematics concepts. Statistics activities focus on posing questions, data gathering, identifying bias, understanding measures of central tendency, representing data with graphs, and interpreting data. Probability activities introduce fairness in games and the computation of probability. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Center, Education D.

2003-01-01

356

Learning to teach science for all in the elementary grades: What do preservice teachers bring?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Implicit in the goal of recent reforms is the question: What does it mean to prepare teachers to teach science for all? Through a teacher research study, I have encountered characteristics that may assist prospective elementary teachers in developing effective, inclusive science instruction. I describe these strengths, link them to requirements for teaching, and suggest how science teacher educators might

Elaine V. Howes

2002-01-01

357

Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades 9-12. Essays and Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The essays and resources in this book are designed to help high school English teachers adapt their own classroom lessons for teaching about genocide and intolerance. Beginning with guidelines developed by the National Council of teachers of English's Committee on Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance, the 16 essays present approaches to…

Danks, Carol, Ed.; Rabinsky, Leatrice B., Ed.

358

Active Lessons for Active Brains: Teaching Boys and Other Experiential Learners, Grades 3-10  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|If you're tired of repeating yourself to students who aren't listening, try a little less talk and a lot more action. The authors follow the best-selling "Teaching the Male Brain and Teaching the Female Brain" with this ready-to-use collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active,…

James, Abigail Norfleet; Allison, Sandra Boyd; McKenzie, Caitlin Zimmerman

2011-01-01

359

Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades 9-12. Essays and Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The essays and resources in this book are designed to help high school English teachers adapt their own classroom lessons for teaching about genocide and intolerance. Beginning with guidelines developed by the National Council of teachers of English's Committee on Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance, the 16 essays present approaches to…

Danks, Carol, Ed.; Rabinsky, Leatrice B., Ed.

360

A+ Click Math and Logic Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A+ Click features a free collection of illustrated challenging math problems for students in grades one through twelve. The website has a graduated set of over 2000 problems, starting from the very simple to the extremely difficult. The website also includes hundreds of practical problems and brainteasers.

361

Math Penpals! Developing Written Communication in Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Communication in the mathematics classroom is currently viewed as an integral part of mathematics instruction. This paper explores the usefulness of math penpal letters as a means of increasing the quality of written communication in mathematics. The focus of this study is the letter writing exchanges between a class of 4th-grade students (n=28)…

Phillips, Eileen; Crespo, Sandra

362

We?re Poppin' For Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year, students in my seventh- and eighth-grade math classes plan and organize a schoolwide popcorn sale. This activity brings to life mathematical concepts learned in the classroom. By transferring textbook mathematics to a real-world situation, my students learn to value the mathematics being studied and are able to understand how it can…

Levert, Brenda

2004-01-01

363

Online Options for Math-Advanced Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Once upon a time, a student well advanced past grade level in math would have had few choices. Advanced students would invariably outpace the skills of their elementary teachers, and due to age wouldn't have options such as going to the middle school or community college for classes. Soon thereafter, students would enter middle school only to…

Wessling, Suki

2012-01-01

364

FIRST GRADE READING USING MODIFIED CO-BASAL VERSUS THE INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO METHODS OF FIRST-GRADE BEGINNING READING INSTRUCTION WERE INVESTIGATED. APPROXIMATELY 920 FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN WERE DIVIDED INTO 2 GROUPS WHICH RECEIVED 1 OF THE 2 METHODS. TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF CERTAIN VARIABLES ON READING ACHIEVEMENT, THE CHILDREN WERE MATCHED IN PAIRS. THE RESULTS WERE GATHERED FROM ONE GROUP…

MAZURKIEWICZ, ALBERT J.

365

Teaching Module for Expanding Occupational Awareness of Preschool, Second, and Fourth Grade Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These three modular units for preschool children (eight-week unit), grade 2 (nine-week unit), and grade 4 (six-week unit) were developed to facilitate career education by reducing sex-role stereotyping of occupations. (Final progress report of the project is available as CE 024 425.) Within each unit an outline for each week's activities details…

Marotz-Baden, Ramona; Riley, Pamela

366

Guide to the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High School, Grades 6-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|GRADES OR AGES: Grades 6-8. SUBJECT MATTER: Reading. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into seven color-coded sections covering program organization, diagnosis, basic skills, advanced skills, reading taste, spelling, and material selection. It is mimeographed and spiral-bound with a paper cover. OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES:…

McKee, Alma K., Ed.

367

Toolboxes for Teaching in the Middle Grades: Opportunities to Learn in Two Preparation Pathways  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examines the preparation of middle grades social studies teachers by investigating opportunities for learning in 2 social studies methods courses in distinctive teacher education pathways: a specialized middle grades program and a secondary social studies program. The findings suggest that, although both methods course instructors…

Conklin, Hilary G.; Daigle, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

368

Peer-supported review of teaching: Making the grade in midwifery and nursing education.  

PubMed

This paper outlines the value of peer-supported review of teaching for nurse and midwifery educators in an academic environment. Reflection and continuing professional development are important tenets of an educators' practice and can be addressed via peer observation. Definitions and models of peer observation are presented. The strengths and challenges associated with peer-supported review of teaching are discussed. The reasons why peer observation is underutilised are explored with some suggestions on how to overcome these challenges. Recent developments in relation to peer observation and peer-supported review are outlined. The need for tangible evidence of development and enhancement of existing teaching expertise is very pronounced in the current economic climate, it is concluded that peer-supported review of teaching can provide such evidence. PMID:22921378

Murphy Tighe, Sylvia; Bradshaw, Carmel

2012-08-23

369

Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read. Kindergarten through Grade 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guide, designed by teachers for teachers, summarizes what researchers have discovered about how to successfully teach children to read. It describes the findings of the National Reading Panel Report and provides analysis and discussion in five areas ...

B. B. Armbruster F. Lehr J. Osborn

2003-01-01

370

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.

371

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.

372

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

373

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

374

COP 019 A Lehigh Valley Partnership to Enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education through G4-12 Teaching Fellows  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project goals of the Lehigh Valley Partnership to enhance STEM education through G4-12 Teaching Fellows include: 1) enhancing the educational experience of Teaching Fellows who will serve as a resource in G4-12 STEM education, 2) providing G4-12 teachers with training and resources to incorporate inquiry-based learning methods in STEM education, and 3) increasing interest and learning in STEM disciplines

W. Pottenger; G. Blank; H. Moo-Young; H. Odi

375

The Symbolic Math Guide and the Laws of Exponents.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the use of an application for TI-83 and TI-92 calculators called the Symbolic Math Guide (SMG) for teaching and learning the laws of exponents in algebra. Discusses ways in which the SMG can be used for teaching, review, and testing. (MM)|

Child, Doug

2001-01-01

376

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.

377

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

378

Teaching Physical Science through Children's Literature. 20 Complete Lessons for Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide focuses on teaching hands-on, discovery-oriented physical science in the elementary classroom using children's literature. Each lesson is an integrated learning episode with a clearly defined science content objective which is supported and enriched through literature, writing, and mathematics. The three sections are: (1) "Properties…

Gertz, Susan E.; Portman, Dwight J.; Sarquis, Mickey

379

Social Sciences: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is a curriculum guide for teaching gifted junior high students social studies. The main purpose of the curriculum is to heighten student awareness of justice and due process of law by means of preparing for and conducting a mock trial of an historical figure. Thirteen cognitive behavioral objectives and five affective objectives are…

Levine, Martin

380

Grades--Who's to Blame? Student Evaluation of Teaching and Locus of Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors examine the relationship between students' locus of control and their evaluation of teaching in a traditional principles of economics course. Locus of control is a psychological construct that identifies an individual's beliefs about the degree of personal control that can be exercised over his or her environment. Students with an…

Grimes, Paul W.; Millea, Meghan J.; Woodruff, Thomas W.

2004-01-01

381

Social Sciences: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented is a curriculum guide for teaching gifted junior high students social studies. The main purpose of the curriculum is to heighten student awareness of justice and due process of law by means of preparing for and conducting a mock trial of an historical figure. Thirteen cognitive behavioral objectives and five affective objectives are…

Levine, Martin

382

Activities for Teaching the U.S. Constitution in the Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to work with and be integrated into the existing curriculum, this learning packet contains activities that encourage discussion and critical thinking by students about the U.S. Constitution. The first activity teaches fundamental principles of government while the second asks students to explain how the Constitution was written through…

Corbin, Denee J.

383

Are Grades 10-12 Physical Sciences Teachers Equipped to Teach Physics?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|South African schools have been confronted with educational reform since the mid-nineties and the process is still continuing. The concomitant changes put a very high demand on physical sciences teachers and also have an impact on teacher behaviour. The purpose of this study was to probe whether teachers could be considered equipped to teach the…

Basson, Ilsa; Kriek, Jeanne

2012-01-01

384

Grades--Who's to Blame? Student Evaluation of Teaching and Locus of Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examine the relationship between students' locus of control and their evaluation of teaching in a traditional principles of economics course. Locus of control is a psychological construct that identifies an individual's beliefs about the degree of personal control that can be exercised over his or her environment. Students with an…

Grimes, Paul W.; Millea, Meghan J.; Woodruff, Thomas W.

2004-01-01

385

The Effects of Explicitly Teaching Story Structure to Primary Grade Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of emergent literacy skills as a foundation for proficient reading has led to the development of interventions to teach these skills. These interventions are particularly important for children from disadvantaged homes because they often lack the home literacy experiences necessary for building foundational literacy skills prior to…

Stevens, Robert J.; Van Meter, Peggy; Warcholak, Nicholas D.

2010-01-01

386

Teaching Physical Science through Children's Literature. 20 Complete Lessons for Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide focuses on teaching hands-on, discovery-oriented physical science in the elementary classroom using children's literature. Each lesson is an integrated learning episode with a clearly defined science content objective which is supported and enriched through literature, writing, and mathematics. The three sections are: (1) "Properties of…

Gertz, Susan E.; Portman, Dwight J.; Sarquis, Mickey

387

Five Standards for Effective Teaching: How to Succeed with All Learners, Grades K-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Based on a proven instructional model distilled over years of research, this book focuses on five essential pedagogy standards for guiding teaching practice in classrooms with diverse students, including English learners. Providing key indicators for each standard along with the theoretical rationale and "best practice" strategies, the book…

Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

2007-01-01

388

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

389

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

390

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

391

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

392

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

393

Using Picture Books to Teach Language Arts Standards in Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual of ideas zeroes in on current picture book titles. It features reproducible worksheets, writing activities, related reading-based activities, and technology for grades three through five. The ideas have been tested in the authors' libraries and are linked to national curricular standards. Designed for school librarians, the book is…

Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

2006-01-01

394

The Lemonade Stand: A Competency Based Resource for Teaching Economics in the Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses an economics teacher's guide developed for North Carolina primary school teachers. Presents a sample lesson for second grade on the division of labor and specialization, which includes (1) teacher background information; (2) a vocabulary list; and (3) six suggested lessons. (GEA)|

Eckstein, Beth S.; Swanson, Beverly R.

1988-01-01

395

Learning Experiences in Technology: Integrated Teaching Unit Handbook: Book 3 for Grades 5 and 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The opportunity for grade 5-6 students to explore careers and technology is provided by the curriculum guide, which is a component of Project LET (Learning Experiences in Technology). Inherent in each component is an awareness of careers and the way man does things. The guide is intended to be used as a working copy for professional staff. The…

Royal Oak City School District, MI.

396

Using Picture Books to Teach Language Arts Standards in Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual of ideas zeroes in on current picture book titles. It features reproducible worksheets, writing activities, related reading-based activities, and technology for grades three through five. The ideas have been tested in the authors' libraries and are linked to national curricular standards. Designed for school librarians, the book is…

Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

2006-01-01

397

Improving Social Behavior of Fifth through Eighth Grade Students through Curriculum Intervention and Teaching Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A social skills training program for improving student behavior in art and music classes and in unstructured situations was developed and implemented during the second quarter of the 1993-1994 school year in two schools in Elgin, Illinois. The targeted classes included grades six through eight at St. Laurence School (part of the Rockford Catholic…

Jensen, Phyllis; And Others

398

Teach with Energy! FUNdamental Energy, Electricity, and Science Lessons for Grades K-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is an energy, electricity, and science resource guide for teachers of grades K-3. The types of energy covered are: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, renewable energy sources, electricity and food. Thirty-one interdisciplinary energy lessons are the heart of the book. Each lesson is teacher tested and can be incorporated into the…

National Energy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

399

Teach with Energy! FUNdamental Energy, Electricity, and Science Lessons for Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book is an energy, electricity, and science resource guide for teachers of grades K-3. The types of energy covered are: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, renewable energy sources, electricity and food. Thirty-one interdisciplinary energy lessons are the heart of the book. Each lesson is teacher tested and can be incorporated into the…

National Energy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

400

Teaching First Grade Computation: A Comparison of Traditional Instruction and Computer Enhanced Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A first grade teacher in a rural elementary school in upper East Tennessee observed that her students needed a better way to improve their computation skills than those of traditional instructional methods. The school system's new Mathematics textbook was correlated with commercial Mathematics software. The teacher wanted to find out if using this…

Shults, Patricia Ann

401

Reading for Democracy: Preparing Middle-Grades Social Studies Teachers to Teach Critical Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of literacy instruction—and more specifically the ability to read critically—in democratic and Social Studies education has not been fully or explicitly explored. This gap is also strikingly evident in the reluctance of many Social Studies teachers to incorporate reading instruction into their practice. In this paper we describe our efforts to engage preservice middle grades Social Studies teachers

Michelle Reidel; Christine A. Draper

2011-01-01

402

Using Mobile Learning to Teach Reading to Ninth-Grade Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The focus of this study determined whether using mobile phones as the medium for student learning with appropriately designed materials could increase educational achievement and motivation for these learners. In this research frontloading vocabulary designed for mobile phones improved comprehension, and produced a significant difference between United States ninth-grade average reading students who used mobile phones versus students in a

Lucianne Brown

2009-01-01

403

The Spiralled Sequence Story Curriculum: A Structuralist Approach to Teaching Fiction in the Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Suggests that children, even in early elementary grades, can grasp basic elements of children's literature using a spiralled sequence story curriculum, which helps them examine types of character, such as the trickster; elements of plot, such as the journey; and generally see patterns in the stories they read. (JC)|

Stott, Jon C.

1987-01-01

404

History: Grades 7-12, Teaching Guidelines. Education Office Bulletin 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines are presented to aid junior high and high school social studies classroom teachers in developing and implementing history programs. Designed primarily for teachers in Nova Scotia, the guidelines can also help teachers in other locations develop basic history programs for grades seven through 12. The document is presented in seven…

Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.

405

A note on the teaching of Skinner's descriptive behaviorism in the fifth grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

An unselected 5th-grade class of 33 students participated in an elementary science class in which Skinner box demonstrations were given twice a week for 8 weeks. In these 30-minute classes the concepts of reinforcement, extinction, secondary reinforcement, and chaining were demonstrated by using white rats. The children participated as helpers in the demonstrations whenever possible. The children surpassed a control

H. E. Klugh; W. A. Deterline; D. E. Henderson

1960-01-01

406

Teaching and Testing Our Basic Skills Objectives (T & T). Writing: Grades 1-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to assist primary teachers in creating a classroom environment that stimulates students' growth in writing, this guide offers suggestions, lists, charts, and activities for classroom use in the primary grades. Following a preface and philosophy, the first section discusses young writers and the writing process, with subsections on stages…

Mueller, Lyn Zalusky; And Others

407

A Teaching Guide and Experience Units K-12. Social Studies. Grade Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The unit experiences for the K-12 curriculum guide, including these for grade 4, are outlined in SO 001 139. These units initiate the study of geographic regions of the world. Emphasis in these area studies is placed on the regional topography, geographic factors, and people's economic, social, and cultural adjustment to their environment or…

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

408

Read It Again! A Guide for Teaching Reading through Literature. Grades K-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide provides activities for use with 15 popular children's books. Basic information is provided for each book--author, illustrator, publisher, publication date, grade level, and a list of other works by the same author. Each section includes a summary of the book, an introduction to use when presenting the book to children, key vocabulary…

Rothlein, Liz; Christman, Terri

409

Why what we teach depends on when: grade and reading intervention modality moderate effect size.  

PubMed

Despite impressive advances in the science of reading intervention, how to best help at-risk readers remains a point of contention. Because reading represents the synthesis of background factors and language and reading skills-all of which develop with age and experience-this meta-analysis investigated whether development (as approximated by grade) and intervention modality are key moderators of intervention effect size for disadvantaged readers. Eighty-five experimental or quasi-experimental studies with 116 treatment-control groups (N = 7,522) were selected from preschool to Grade 7. Analyses accounted for intervention length, instructor-to-student ratio, measure design, experimental design, attrition, intervention language, and publication bias. Between-group comparisons suggested that effect sizes were larger for older students, comprehension interventions, quasi-experimental studies, and samples at greater risk. In hierarchical regression analyses, intervention modality alone did not explain additional variance in effect size; however, when interacting with grade, intervention modality did explain additional variance. Phonics interventions were more effective until Grade 1, after which comprehension and mixed interventions, in particular, tended to be associated with greater effect sizes. These results highlight the importance of a developmental understanding of reading remediation. PMID:20873927

Suggate, Sebastian Paul

2010-11-01

410

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies to Sixth Grade Students To Improve Critical Thinking.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A reading comprehension program was developed and implemented that addressed the needs of sixth-grade students. The program focused on critical thinking skills using a teamwork approach. Each heterogeneous small group used a checklist composed of before, during, and after reading questions and activities. At the conclusion of the 12-week…

Long, Brenda J.

411

Macro or Micro: Teaching Fifth-Grade Economics Using Handheld Computers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Imagine a classroom where students beam their assignments to the teacher instead of handing them in. Imagine a classroom where technology is ubiquitous yet nearly invisible. Imagine a classroom where all students simultaneously work together using technology. This is the reality for students in the fifth grade classroom of Jan Kelly, an…

van't Hooft, Mark; Kelly, Jan

2004-01-01

412

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal…

Moss, Barbara, Ed.; Lapp, Diane, Ed.

2009-01-01

413

A Teaching Guide and Experience Units K-12. Social Studies. Grade Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The unit experiences for the K-12 curriculum guide, including these for grade 4, are outlined in SO 001 139. These units initiate the study of geographic regions of the world. Emphasis in these area studies is placed on the regional topography, geographic factors, and people's economic, social, and cultural adjustment to their environment or…

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

414

Content and Activities for Teaching about Indians of Washington State, Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this curriculum guide is to suggest content and appropriate activities for the study of Washington State Indians and is designed as a supplement to regular social studies curriculum for grades K-3 and 4-6. Objectives for studying about Indians in three geographic regions in Washington (the Coast, Puget Sound, and the Plateau) are…

Janda, Janet

415

Learning to teach science for all in the elementary grades: What do preservice teachers bring?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Implicit in the goal of recent reforms is the question: What does it mean to prepare teachers to teach science for all? Through a teacher research study, I have encountered characteristics that may assist prospective elementary teachers in developing effective, inclusive science instruction. I describe these strengths, link them to requirements for teaching, and suggest how science teacher educators might draw on the strengths of their own students to support teaching practices aimed at universal scientific literacy. My conceptual framework is constructed from scholarship concerning best practice in elementary science education, as well as that which describes the dispositions of successful teachers of diverse learners. This study is based on a model of teacher research framed by the concept of research as praxis and phenomenological research methodology. The findings describe the research participants' strengths thematically as propensity for inquiry, attention to children, and awareness of school/society relationships. I view these as potentially productive aspects of knowledge and dispositions about science and about children that I could draw on to further students' development as elementary science teachers.

Howes, Elaine V.

2002-11-01

416

Teaching and learning grade 7 science concepts by elaborate analogies: Mainstream and East and South Asian ESL students' experiences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explored the effectiveness of an instructional tool, elaborate analogy, in teaching the particle theory to both Grade 7 mainstream and East or South Asian ESL students. Ten Grade 7 science classes from five different schools in a large school district in the Greater Toronto area participated. Each of the ten classes were designated as either Group X or Y. Using a quasi-experimental counterbalanced design, Group X students were taught one science unit using the elaborate analogies, while Group Y students were taught by their teachers' usual methods of teaching. The instructional methods used for Group X and Y were interchanged for the subsequent science unit. Quantitative data were collected from 95 students (50 mainstream and 45 ESL) by means of a posttest and a follow-up test for each of the units. When the differences between mainstream and East or South Asian ESL students were analyzed, the results indicate that both groups scored higher on the posttests when they were instructed with elaborate analogies, and that the difference between the two groups was not significant. That is, the ESL students, as well as the mainstream students, benefited academically when they were instructed with the elaborate analogies. The students obtained higher inferential scores on the posttest when their teacher connected the features of less familiar and more abstract scientific concepts to the features of the familiar and easy-to-visualize concept of school dances. However, after two months, the students were unable to recall inferential content knowledge. This is perhaps due to the lack of opportunity for the students to represent and test their initial mental models. Rather than merely employing elaborate analogies, perhaps, science teachers can supplement the use of elaborate analogies with explicit guidance in helping students to represent and test the coherence of their mental models.

Kim, Judy Joo-Hyun

417

Protist: The "Unseen" Kingdom. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, one of a series developed by the Frederick County Board of Education, Frederick, Maryland, provides an instruction module for an individualized or flexible approach to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade science teaching. Subjects and activities in this series of booklets are designed to supplement a basic curriculum or to form a total…

Whitfield, Melvin

418

Explore Your World with a Geographic Information System. A Teaching Supplement for Grades 5-12 Introducing Basic GIS Concepts and Components.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of teaching materials is geared toward students and teachers in grades 5-12 and focuses on the use of a geographic information system (GIS) to explore the world. The package consists of a booklet of instructional activities and background information about geographic information systems, a companion poster, and a software demonstration…

Environmental Systems Research Inst., Inc., Redlands, CA.

419

Effect of teaching attention to the mathematic performance of the students with Dyscalculia in the third and fourth grade of elementary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research is accomplished with the aim to distinguish the effect of teaching attention to the mathematic performance of the students with Dyscalculia in the third and fourth grade of elementary school during the academic year of 2008 and 2009.Indeed, the main method of this probe was semi practical; meanwhile, it was containing all the students with Dyscalculia in the

Hajar Rajaie; Kalil Allahvirdiyani; Alireza Khalili; Akbar Sadeghi

2011-01-01

420

Guess Who's Been Here for Dinner? [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, one of a series developed by the Frederick County Board of Education, Frederick, Maryland, provides an instruction module for an individualized or flexible approach to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade science teaching. Subjects and activities in this series of booklets are designed to supplement a basic curriculum or to form a total…

Cook, Paul

421

A Study of the Effectiveness of Television Teaching of Conservation and Forest Fire Prevention in Kindergarten and First Grade of Selected Schools in Northern California: 1969-1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Twenty programs about conservation and forest fire prevention were telecast to kindergarten and first-grade children. The programs, each 20 minutes long, were especially prepared for that age group. Testing of experimental and control groups showed that the telecasts were outstandingly successful in teaching concepts about those subjects,…

Gladen, Frank H.

422

Features of the Ocean Floor (Ocean Floor Topography). [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet, one of a series developed by the Frederick County Board of Education, Frederick, Maryland, provides an instruction module for an individualized or flexible approach to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade science teaching. Subjects and activities in this series of booklets are designed to supplement a basic curriculum or to form a total…

Fradiska, John

423

The Effects of Teaching a Text-Structure Based Reading Comprehension Strategy on Struggling Fifth Grade Students' Ability to Summarize and Analyze Written Arguments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to examine the effectiveness of teaching fifth grade students with reading difficulties a genre-specific strategy for summarizing and critically analyzing written arguments. In addition, this research explored whether learning this particular reading strategy informed the students' ability to write effective and…

Haria, Priti; MacArthur, Charles; Santoro, Lana Edwards

2010-01-01

424

MATERIALS USED IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING THE CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2-6, PRACTICAL PAPER NO. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

INCLUDED ARE MATERIALS FOR USE IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING 11 SELECTED CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2 TO 6. THE CONCEPTS WERE SELECTED AND THEIR ORDER DETERMINED THROUGH AN ANALYSIS OF ELEMENTARY TEXTBOOK SERIES, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BIOLOGY TEXTS, CYTOLOGY TEXTS, AND INFORMATION GATHERED THROUGH A PILOT STUDY. THE MATERIALS…

STAUSS, NYLES G.

425

MATERIALS USED IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING THE CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2-6, PRACTICAL PAPER NO. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|INCLUDED ARE MATERIALS FOR USE IN TEACHING AND EVALUATING 11 SELECTED CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE BIOLOGICAL CELL IN GRADES 2 TO 6. THE CONCEPTS WERE SELECTED AND THEIR ORDER DETERMINED THROUGH AN ANALYSIS OF ELEMENTARY TEXTBOOK SERIES, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BIOLOGY TEXTS, CYTOLOGY TEXTS, AND INFORMATION GATHERED THROUGH A PILOT STUDY. THE…

STAUSS, NYLES G.

426

The Comparative Effects on Two Methods of Automated Instruction, One Visual and One Auditory, in Teaching Selected Problem Solving Behaviors to Two Groups of Sixth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research was to measure the effectiveness of two methods of automated instruction in teaching sixth grade students selected problem solving behaviors, namely observing, comparing, classifying, interpreting, analyzing, making assumptions, summarizing, and critical thinking. Two treatments (one visual and one auditory) were…

Walker, Mary Ann

427

Using Repeated Practice and Error Correction Procedures Combined with Precision Teaching Measurement Approaches to Improve the Math Calculation Fluency of Middle School Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to demonstrate improvements in celerations, performance changes, and fluency of digits written correctly using repeated drill and practice procedures with Precision Teaching measurement approaches during one-minute timings among middle school students who also exhibit identified emotional and/or behavioral…

Oskar-Groen, Kristi Ann

2009-01-01

428

Science and Math Education Information Report: National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 43rd Annual Meeting. Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report contains abstracts of most of the research papers in science education presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 5-8, 1970. Also included are the topics and names of participants of several symposia at the conference. The abstracts are organized…

ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

429

An Instructional Guide Concerning the Highly Successful Teaching & Motivating Practices of Jaime Escalante for the Escalante Math Project at East Los Angeles College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructional guide, one product of a large-scale research project on Jaime Escalante and his Mathematics and Science Program, describes the teaching and motivating strategies that he uses to bring about high academic achievement among poor minority urban youth in Los Angeles (California). The first part of five describes a pilot test in…

Kester, Donald

430

MathThematics. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"MathThematics" is a mathematics curriculum for grades 6 through 8 that combines activity-based, discovery learning with direct instruction. The textbook for each grade level has eight instructional modules, with each module focused on a theme. Open-ended questions and projects are utilized throughout the curriculum to assess problem-solving…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2008

2008-01-01

431

Reading in the social studies and natural science content area: A phenomenological study of the beliefs, attitudes, and strategies sixth and seventh grade content area teachers use to teach below grade level readers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purposes of this study were to identify the attitudes and beliefs content teachers have concerning teaching reading in the content area to below level readers and to identify specific instructional strategies that are used to teach students who are below grade level the content area material. Twelve participants were selected, using maximum variation sampling, based on the grade level and content area they taught. Data was collected from middle school content area teachers using interviews, surveys, observations, and document examination in an attempt to identify attitudes, beliefs, and specific challenges content teachers face instructing below grade level readers. The data was collected, coded and analyzed for specific commonalities. The constructivist's theory served as the framework for the study with emphasis on experiential learning. The experiences that the participants had as early learners, older students, and adult teachers mold their level of efficacy, the way they teach, and the way the view teaching and learning. Based on the data collected and analyzed, common attitudes and beliefs were present among the participants. Common instructional strategies used with below level learners were also identified. The challenges content area teachers face were also recognized. Recommendations were made to school districts, teacher prep programs administrators and to others for further research.

Clark, Lisa A.

432

Peer Mediation: The Effects of Program Intervention, Maths Level, and Verbal Ability on Mediation Style and Improvement in Maths Problem Solving  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objectives of the current study were to examine: (a) the effects of the Peer Mediation with Young Children (PMYC) program on mediators' and learners' mediation style in the context of maths teaching; and (b) the interaction effects of the intervention program, children's verbal ability, and maths level on pre-to post-intervention improvement…

Shamir, Adina; Tzuriel, David; Rozen, Merav

2006-01-01

433

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

434

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

435

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

436

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

437

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

438

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

439

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

440

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

441

Outcomes of Placing Low Performing Eighth Grade Students in Algebra Content Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In California, Algebra I is the 8th grade math content standard. The United States Department of Education found the annual 8th grade General Math California Standards Test to be out of compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 since it assesses 6th and 7th grade math standards and not Algebra I math content. In response to the…

Taylor, Donald Joseph

2011-01-01

442

Using Regional Data to Correlate Program Effectiveness: Delta Math as a case study: The effects of the Delta Math Response to Intervention program on student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the effects of the Delta Math Response to Intervention Program on student achievement as defined by mathematics scores on the State (MEAP) assessments. Previous to this study, only anecdotal data existed to support the success of Delta Math, a standards based (both the Common Core State Standards and Michigan's Grade Level

Nicholas Haugen

2012-01-01

443

United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This teachers' guide provides lessons for younger students that use information derived from the 2000 census of the United States. Topics include map literacy, community involvement, and managing data. Students work with maps, use math to analyze data, identify demographic groups to which they belong, understand the use of census data in planning, and learn about collecting and organizing data. The guide is presented in individual chapters that can be downloaded and printed. Each lesson consists of two activities stepped to allow teaching to grades K-2 or 3-4. Other materials include downloadable, printable maps to be used in the lessons and a list of additional resources.

Bureau, United S.

444

Commentary: The Cost of Teacher Turnover in Math and Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Personnel turnovers can create instability for students, schools, and school districts. What are the costs of these changes? What are the causes of these changes? What information can research contribute to understanding the situation? In October 2006, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) invited 40 leaders in education, research, math, and science to discuss these issues. A number of significant points emerged from the NCTAF symposium and areas where additional research is needed were identified. This article outlines the findings of the symposium and describes five recommendations for future research on teaching quality in math and science.

Long, Steven

2007-03-01

445

MathMastery.com: Daily Brains  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Six days a week, a new math problem is posted on this Web site to intrigue and challenge grade school students. Each Daily Brain has a different theme, considering some mathematical perspective of science, history, geography, and more. After solving the problem, or for a little help, students can look at a step-by-step solution that is also posted online. All old Daily Brains are kept in an archive, and as of May 2003, they numbered around 400. The problems are mostly intended for students between fourth and sixth grades.

2007-12-12

446

Teach Engineering: Spectroscopy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a standards-based curricular unit for grades 7-8 designed to introduce students to the composition of light. It includes detailed lesson plans for eight classroom activities in which students build their own spectroscopes, gather data about light sources, analyze patterns and fingerprints, learn to read light intensity graphs, and use data they collect online to explore Saturn and Titan. Each lesson contains worksheets, warm-up questions, vocabulary lists, safety guidelines, and assessments. This resource is part of the TeachEngineering digital library, which provides teacher-tested lessons designed to connect real-world experiences with curricular content in the K-12 science/math classroom.

2009-06-06

447

The Tale of Two Noras: How a Yup'ik Middle Schooler Was Differently Constructed as a Math Learner  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study seeks to explain why a Yup'ik middle schooler, Nora, from a remote Alaskan village, was differently constructed as a math learner by her 6th- and 7th-grade math teachers. When a culturally relevant curriculum was used in 6th grade, Nora had a greater opportunity for leadership, ownership of knowledge, collaborative problem…

Hogan, Maureen P.

2008-01-01

448

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

449

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

450

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

451

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.

452

Cognitive and behavioral attention in children with math difficulties.  

PubMed

Cognitive assessments and behavioral ratings of attention were used to examine the relation of inattention to math performance in children. Third grade students with math difficulties (MD; n?=?17) and math and reading difficulties (MDRD; n?=?35) were administered the Attentional Network Test (ANT), as well as achievement and intelligence measures. Strengths and Weaknesses of ADHD-Symptoms and Normal-Behavior-IV (SWAN-IV) Inattention ratings were collected from teachers. Two comparison groups were also recruited: a typically achieving group (n?=?23) and a group that responded to a math-tutoring intervention (responders; n?=?54). On the ANT, children with MD and MDRD did not perform significantly different than typically achieving children or responders on measures of alerting and orienting attention and executive control. All subgroups did demonstrate performance patterns that were expected on the ANT. However, performance across blocks of the task was inconsistent, suggesting poor reliability. There were no relations between ANT performance and SWAN-IV behavioral inattention scores, though behavioral ratings of inattention correlated significantly with math performance. Children with MD and MDRD may have more difficulty with distraction and attention to detail in contextual situations, as opposed to impulsive responding in these settings. The lack of relation between cognitive attention and math performance may suggest that either the ANT does not assess the relevant attention constructs associated with math difficulties or may parallel studies of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in which cognitive and behavioral assessments are weakly related. PMID:22686370

Gold, Alanna B; Ewing-Cobbs, Linda; Cirino, Paul; Fuchs, Lynn S; Stuebing, Karla K; Fletcher, Jack M

2012-06-11

453

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

454

The Effect of Interactive Whiteboard Technology on a Math Curriculum Unit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of interactive whiteboard technology on the math curriculum in a single school district. Methodology: Six second grade teachers tracked their technology use during math instruction to be compared with student performance on a common assessment at the conclusion a counting money unit…

Flory, Vern

2012-01-01

455

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

456

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

457

California's Approach to Math Instruction Still Doesn't Add Up. CenterView  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This brief provides an update on the 2005 "CenterView" featuring 8th grade Algebra I (ED485345). It finds that not much has changed in three years with California middle school students still struggling in Algebra I and 32% of middle school math teachers lacking a subject matter credential in math. Because Algebra I is so critically important to…

Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2008

2008-01-01

458

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

459

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

460

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

461

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

462

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."

463

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

464

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

465

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

466

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

467

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

468

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.

469

Bowland Maths: Problem Solving in Key Stage 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project has been developed for KS3 maths, funded by the Bowland Trust (www.bowlandmaths.org.uk) with additional support from the DCSF. It consists of a teaching resource of about 20 case-study problems aimed at developing thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills and has been distributed to all UK secondary schools. Each case study…

Lane, Peter; Lister, Adelaide; Onion, Alice; Wintle, Karen

2008-01-01

470

Five Ideas for 21st Century Math Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article draws on the 21st Century Skills Movement and the successful teaching practices of Asian schools in order to provide five suggestions that secondary math teachers can incorporate into their classrooms in order to promote the skill set necessary for an ever-changing global economy. Problem-based instruction, student-led solutions,…

Gasser, Kenneth W.

2011-01-01

471

Bowland Maths: Problem Solving in Key Stage 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project has been developed for KS3 maths, funded by the Bowland Trust (www.bowlandmaths.org.uk) with additional support from the DCSF. It consists of a teaching resource of about 20 case-study problems aimed at developing thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills and has been distributed to all UK secondary schools. Each case study includes…

Lane, Peter; Lister, Adelaide; Onion, Alice; Wintle, Karen

2008-01-01

472

Math Peer Tutoring for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reasons to use students as tutors to teach mathematics to students with specific learning disabilities are discussed. Descriptions of types of tutoring and training procedures for tutors are included. A guide for implementing math peer tutoring is provided, including procedures for getting ready, running the program, and enrichment and extension.…

Miller, April D.; And Others

1996-01-01

473

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

474

Assessing the Effects of the "Rocket Math" Program with a Primary Elementary School Student at Risk for School Failure: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study assessed the effects of the "Rocket Math" program on the math fluency skills of a first grade student at risk for school failure. The student received instruction in the "Rocket Math" program over 6 months. He was assessed using a pre- and posttest curriculum-based measurement (CBM) and individualized fluency checkouts within the…

Smith, Christina R.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Martella, Ronald C.

2011-01-01

475

Teaching Mathematics and Science Standards to Students with Moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evaluated strategies to teach secondary math and science content to students with moderate and severe developmental disabilities in a quasiexperimental group design with special education teachers randomly assigned to either the math or the science treatment group. Teachers in the math group implemented four math units representing…

Browder, Diane M.; Trela, Katherine; Courtade, Ginevra R.; Jimenez, Bree A.; Knight, Victoria; Flowers, Claudia

2012-01-01

476

Math Programs Seen to Lack a Research Base  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the off-the-shelf mathematics programs used in middle schools across the United States have little or no rigorous evidence attesting to their effectiveness. The U.S. Department of Education analysis based on a review of studies undergirding 44 math programs used in grades 6-9, including some of the nation's most popular textbooks for those…

Viadero, Debra

2004-01-01

477

Middle School Math. What Works Clearinghouse Topic Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviewed interventions to promote middle school students' math knowledge and skills. Because there is some variation in how school districts organize middle school, we considered curricula aimed at students in grades 6 through 9, covering one or more of the following content areas: numbers and operations,…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

478

Power Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Power Teaching weaves four factors into a seamless whole: standards, teaching thinking, research based strategies, and critical inquiry. As a prototype in its first year of development with an urban fifth grade class, the power teaching model connects selected district standards, thinking routines from Harvard University Project Zero Research…

Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

2007-01-01

479

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.

480

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

481

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.

482

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

483

Continuing German in Grade Five: MLA Teacher's Guide. A Course of Study Including Methods, Materials, and Aids for Teaching German to Fifth-Grade Pupils.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide, for use in a fifth-grade German course, contains 12 units of instructional materials which concentrate on the development of basic audiolingual skills. Each of the units consists of conversational skits, dialogue adaptation, directed dialogue review, and classroom drills. Units include: (1) Das Aufstehen und das Fruhstuck,…

Memming, Agnes K.; And Others

484

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

485

21st Century Skills Map: Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 34-page document (pdf) identifies student learning outcomes for each of eleven 21st Century Skills and provides examples of tasks for grade 4, 8, and 12. It strives to fuse mathematical content and mathematical practices with the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) and integrate them with interdisciplinary themes. Each skill is aligned with CCSS mathematical practices. This map was designed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) in cooperation with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and dozens of math educators across the country.

Susan Saltrick, Et A.

2012-04-01

486

SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search Paradata  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The SMILE (Science and Math Informal Learning Educators) Pathway is for informal educators looking for high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities across multiple disciplines and contributing institutions. All materials are designed and chosen especially for those who teach school-aged kids in non-classroom settings. SMILE is also a meeting place for educators excited about what they do and ready to talk about how they do it. Additionally, SMILE creates a national partnership among science and technology centers, museums, community-based organizations, and out-of-school educators.

2010-03-19

487

Science: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Children Science in Grades One Through Three: A Sample Ecology Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The natural science curriculum guide for gifted primary students includes a sample teaching-learning plan for an ecology unit and eight sample lesson plans. Chapter One provides an overview of the unit, a review of behavioral objectives, and a list of concepts and generalizations. The second chapter cites a teaching-learning plan dealing with…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Curriculum Services.

488

Das "Living Newspaper" - eine Unterrichtseinheit fuer die Sekundarstufe 2 ("Living Newspaper" -- A Teaching Unit for Grades 11-13).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a two-phased, 56-hour course derived from the teaching program "Living Newspaper," which aims to integrate linguistic, literary, dramatic-creative, and area study material. The unit is designed for an augmented English (FL) course. Teaching hints for the two phases are given. The newspaper's theme is youth unemployment in Great Britain.…

Lehberger, Reiner

1979-01-01

489

"Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?": Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12  

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|Every major measure of students' historical understanding since 1917 has demonstrated that students do not retain, understand, or enjoy their school experiences with history. Bruce Lesh believes that this is due to the way we teach history--lecture and memorization. Over the last fifteen years, Bruce has refined a method of teaching history that…

Lesh, Bruce

2011-01-01

490

The Effectiveness of Teaching 10th-Grade Students STOP, AIMS, and DARE for Planning and Drafting Persuasive Text  

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|Explicitly and systematically teaching strategies for planning and drafting specific types of text has improved the writing of elementary and middle school students with disabilities in previous studies. In this investigation, we examined the effect of teaching a planning and drafting strategy for persuasive writing to high school students with…

Kiuhara, Sharlene A.; O'Neill, Robert E.; Hawken, Leanne S.; Graham, Steve

2012-01-01

491

Using Technology To Teach High School Math.  

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|Focuses on educational technologies used in mathematics education. Describes the mathematics education software STELLA which provides the freedom to explore real-world applications in mathematics classrooms. Provides information on how to integrate this software into the mathematics curriculum. (ASK)|

Fisher, Diana M.

1998-01-01

492

Math and Science Teaching Challenges Student Engineers.  

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The Colorado School of Mines and the Cherry Creek (Colorado) School District cooperate in a program using engineering students as part-time instructional technicians in mathematics and science for the district. The program provides role models and highly trained support personnel for district students, and helps recruit teachers. (PGD)

Ryan, Barbara Haddad

1985-01-01

493

Math and Science Teaching Challenges Student Engineers.  

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|The Colorado School of Mines and the Cherry Creek (Colorado) School District cooperate in a program using engineering students as part-time instructional technicians in mathematics and science for the district. The program provides role models and highly trained support personnel for district students, and helps recruit teachers. (PGD)|

Ryan, Barbara Haddad

1985-01-01

494

This Rock 'n' Roll Video Teaches Math  

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|Mathematics is a discipline that has significantly advanced through the use of digital technologies with improved computational, graphical, and symbolic capabilities. Digital videos can be used to present challenging mathematical questions for students. Video clips offer instructional possibilities for moving students from a passive mode of…

Niess, Margaret L.; Walker, Janet M.

2009-01-01

495

Early Math Interest and the Development of Math Skills  

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|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

496

Math Anxiety and Math Ability in Early Primary School Years  

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|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

497

The Nature of Math  

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Teaching K-8 is published eight times during the school year. Every issue of Teaching K-8 staff visits every school for there cover story, complete with pictures to provide a window into the life of school. Every issue has a curriculum focus with 3-5 features, written by classroom teachers, with detail lessons and best practice for using…

Naylor, Michael

2005-01-01

498

Exercises in Math Readiness  

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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

499

Zentralblatt MATH Preprints  

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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

500

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