Sample records for teaching math grades

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

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    Chapin, Suzanne, H.; Johnson, Art

    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…

  2. Teaching Math Grades K-2

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    WGBH Educational Foundation

    2003-01-01

    This course shows teachers how to develop effective ways to use the five National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards to teach mathematics to all students at the K-2 level. The course materials are freely available online and include information, support materials, activities, video clips, and a forum for communicating with other participants nationwide. The course is designed as a professional development resource for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers; teacher-leaders in schools and districts; professional developers; and other professionals involved in mathematics education. The materials may be used on your own, in a study group, or as a facilitated online course for graduate credit which is offered at a reasonable cost.

  3. Teaching Math Grades 3-5

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    WGBH Educational Foundation

    2003-01-01

    This course shows teachers how to develop effective ways to use the five National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards to teach mathematics to all students at the grades 3-5 level. The course materials are freely available online and include information, support materials, activities, video clips, and a forum for communicating with other participants nationwide. The course is designed as a professional development resource for pre-service and in-service elementary school teachers; teacher-leaders in schools and districts; professional developers; and other professionals involved in mathematics education. The materials may be used on your own, in a study group, or as a facilitated online course for graduate credit which is offered at a reasonable cost.

  4. Teaching Math in the Primary Grades: The Learning Trajectories Approach

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    Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas

    2009-01-01

    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…

  5. Third Grade Math Routines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-08-25

    This six-minute video, the first in a series displaying the math teaching techniques of third grade teacher Jen Saul, is an overview of her routines for energizing students, teaching facts and mental math, solving problems and giving individual attention. Other films are cataloged separately.

  6. Investigating the Relationships among Primary Teachers' Math Profile, Math Teaching Efficacy, and Math Content Pedagogical Knowledge

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    Roettinger, Theresa Marie

    2014-01-01

    Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers play an important role in the development of a student's understanding of mathematics. Consequently, in order to improve student achievement in mathematics, it is important to investigate the relationships that may exist among primary teachers' math profile, math teaching efficacy, and math pedagogy…

  7. Five Keys for Teaching Mental Math

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    Olsen, James R.

    2015-01-01

    After studying the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and brain-based learning research, James Olsen believes mental math instruction in secondary school mathematics (grades 7-12) and in teacher education programs needs increased attention. The purpose of this article is to share some keys for teaching mental math. Olsen also…

  8. Teaching Middle Grades Science.

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

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5

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    O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Teaching Math Is All Write

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    Staal, Nancy; Wells, Pamela J.

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  12. My Math Grade (percents)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-01-01

    Students work to calculate their own grades in the class. Students will want to keep all of their returned work so that they have access to the grades they received on tests, homework, etc (a study skill they should likely develop anyway), or if grades are on blackboard they can quickly retrieve their scores.

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

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    Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    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…

  14. Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students

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    Scarpello, Gary

    2010-01-01

    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,…

  15. K-5 Math Teaching Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    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.

  16. Learning Math with Calculators: Activities for Grades 3-8.

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    Sparrow, Len; Swan, Paul

    This book guides teachers in the appropriate use of calculators in math classrooms in grades 3-8. This resource is organized into two parts. Part One addresses the broad range of classroom teachers' questions and concerns about using calculators for teaching mathematics. Issues covered include: (1) How can calculators support helping children…

  17. Introduction to Communication, Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. The Math Process Standards, Grades 6-8 Series

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    O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

    2008-01-01

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly,…

  18. Perceptions of preparedness of LBS I teachers in the state of Illinois and graduates of Illinois State University's LBS I program to collaborate in teaching grade 7--12 math, science, and social science

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    Caldwell, Janet E.

    The expectations for no child to be left behind are leading to increased emphasis on teaching math, science, and social science effectively to students with disabilities. This study utilized information collected from online surveys to examine how current LBS I teachers and individuals graduating from the Illinois State University teacher certification program in LBS I perceive their preparedness to teach these subjects. Participants provided information about coursework and life experiences, and they made suggestions about teacher preparation and professional development programs. Six key items forming the composite variable focused on level of preparation in (a) best practices, (b) selecting materials, (c) selecting objectives, (d) adapting instructional strategies, (e) planning lessons, and (f) and evaluating outcomes. Only 30 LBS I teachers of the 282 contacted by e-mail completed surveys. Of 115 graduates contacted, 71 participated in the original survey and 23 participated in a follow-up survey. Data were analyzed to learn more about the teachers' self-perceptions regarding preparedness to teach math, science, or social science. There was a correlation between perceived level of knowledge and the composite preparation variable for all subjects, but no correlation with length of teaching. Both groups indicated high school content courses were important in preparation to teach. Teachers also indicated collaboration and graduates indicated grade school learning. The most frequent recommendation for both teacher preparation and professional development was additional methods courses. A survey distributed to math, science, and social science teachers of Grades 7--12 asked about their perceptions of the preparedness of LBS I teachers to teach their area of content. Few surveys were completed for each subject so they were examined qualitatively. There was variability among participants, but generally the content area teachers rated themselves as more prepared than the LBS I teachers.

  19. Teaching Junior High Math.

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    Chen, Sophy

    1995-01-01

    This article describes the experiences of a woman who is working as a teacher of mathematics in a New York City public junior high school through the Teach for America (TFA) program. The author relates the joys and frustrations of teaching and a sidebar describes the TFA program. (LZ)

  20. How is your child's school teaching math?

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    2014-01-01

    This online guide reviews seven popular elementary math curricula to help parents understand the approach and teaching techniques their children are experiencing and the nature of the homework they are assigned. The guide concludes with a brief discussion of current research on the effectiveness of various math programs. The highlighted curricula include Saxon Math; Investigations in Number, Data, and Space; Math Expressions; Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics (SFAW); Everyday Mathematics; Singapore Math; Kumon.

  1. Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students

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    Osterhaus, Susan

    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.

  2. French Math Skill Sharpeners: Grade 6. French Math Skill Sharpeners: Grade 7.

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    Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.

    The two volumes included here, one for grade 6 and one for grade 7, contain series of brief math exercises, generally consisting of three to six numerical problems and one word problem. The grade 7 exercises are somewhat longer than the grade 6 exercises. Designed for use in a middle school French immersion program, the materials are entirely in…

  3. Math Wars 2: It's the Teaching, Stupid!

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    Marshall, John

    2006-01-01

    In math classes, teachers often focus instruction on the formulas and processes needed to solve different types of problems, but neglect to teach the concepts on which these tools are based. In this article, the author argues that before they can do this, teachers themselves need to understand "understanding math." Teaching mathematics with…

  4. Teaching More by Grading Less (or Differently)

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    Schinske, Jeffrey; Tanner, Kimberly

    2014-01-01

    This article explores a brief history of grading in higher education in the United States. Authors, Schinske and Tanner then follow up with considerations of the potential purposes of grading and insights from research literature that has explored the influence of grading on teaching and learning. Schinske and Tanner then ask: Does grading provide…

  5. Math Teaching and Learning Center

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    Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of the state's vast university system. Under the direction of Dr. Jeanne Foley, the Math Teaching and Learning 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 Center's recent successes. Visitors should not leave the site without listening to a rap created by student Marvin Ealy as the rap offers a lyrical tribute to the good work they do there at the Center.

  6. Introduction to Problem Solving, Grades 6-8 [with CD-ROM]. The Math Process Standards, Grades 6-8 Series

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    Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

    2008-01-01

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) Process Standards support teaching that helps students develop independent, effective mathematical thinking. The books in the Heinemann Math Process Standards Series give every middle grades math teacher the opportunity to explore each standard in depth. The series offers friendly,…

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

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    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

    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…

  8. Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Benchmark Assessment Data to Predict Student Math Grades

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    Lewis, Lawanna M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this correlational quantitative study was to examine the extent to which teachers perceive the use of benchmark assessment data as effective; the extent to which the time spent teaching mathematics is associated with students' mathematics grades, and the extent to which the results of math benchmark assessment influence teachers'…

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

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    Liu, Yuliang

    2013-01-01

    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…

  10. Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action, Grades K-6

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    Anderson, Nancy; Chapin, Suzanne; O'Connor, Cathy

    2011-01-01

    "Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action, Grades K-6" provides preservice and inservice instructors, coaches and facilitators with real, classroom-based video examples that illustrate the principles and practices covered in the authors' best-selling book, "Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn, Grade K-6,…

  11. Teaching College Math Technology Blog

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    Andersen, Maria H.

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

  12. Doubts Cast on Math, Science Teaching Lures

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

    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…

  13. Teaching Young Children To Think about Math.

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    Wakefield, Alice P.

    2001-01-01

    Constructivist teachers are guided by three basic principles when teaching math to young children. They encourage students to think about their answers, conceptualize how they resolved the problem, and represent their thinking with words, pictures, or symbols. Demonstrating mathematical logic is more important than memorizing rules. (MLH)

  14. Teaching Literacy in Second Grade

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    Paratore, Jeanne R.; McCormack, Rachel L.

    2005-01-01

    Second-grade classrooms are exciting places to visit. Children are consolidating their growing reading and writing expertise, exploring new genres, and becoming more effective communicators. This book takes the reader into several exemplary second-grade classrooms to demonstrate what teachers can do to optimize literacy learning for their…

  15. New Math Curriculum Formula for Success: Grades K-4

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    Curriculum Review, 2007

    2007-01-01

    This article describes Everyday Mathematics, a new math education curriculum targeted to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students in Holland. It will be introduced to third and fourth grades in 2008. The curriculum helps prepare pupils for standardized tests; allows for students to work at their own rate; involves parents in helping…

  16. A Reflection on My Teaching Practices Using Students' Math Moments

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    Farren, Vanessa

    2008-01-01

    This paper focus on the reflection of my teaching practices using students' Math Moments. I began to invest time in the past mathematical experiences of my students to better help me understand my own teaching practices. Throughout this paper I will reflect on my own teaching practice, delve into relevant literature and will use poignant math

  17. Using Literature to Build First Grade Math Concepts

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    Gwyn E. Lightsey

    1996-01-01

    In the last decade, many elementary teachers have advocated a holistic approach to education. Teachers use thematic units to incorporate reading and writing into all areas of the curriculum. However, teachers have often continued to teach mathematics in isolation. Traditionally, the math program consisted of instruction in finding answers to textbook math problems and memorizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

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

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

    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…

  19. Does Learning-Centered Teaching Promote Grade Improvement?

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    Mostrom, Alison M.; Blumberg, Phyllis

    2012-01-01

    When the grade distribution within a course shifts towards higher grades, it may be due to grade inflation or grade improvement. If the positive shift is accompanied by an increase in achievement or learning, it should be considered grade improvement, "not" grade inflation. Effective learning-centered teaching is designed to promote student…

  20. Project TIMS (Teaching Integrated Math/Science)

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    Edwards, Leo, Jr.

    1993-01-01

    The goal of this project is to increase the scientific knowledge and appreciation bases and skills of pre-service and in-service middle school teachers, so as to impact positively on teaching, learning, and student retention. This report lists the objectives and summarizes the progress thus far. Included is the working draft of the TIMS (Teaching Integrated Math/Science) curriculum outline. Seven of the eight instructional subject-oriented modules are also included. The modules include informative materials and corresponding questions and educational activities in a textbook format. The subjects included here are the universe and stars; the sun and its place in the universe; our solar system; astronomical instruments and scientific measurements; the moon and eclipses; the earth's atmosphere: its nature and composition; and the earth: directions, time, and seasons. The module not included regards winds and circulation.

  1. Cognitive correlates of math skills in third-grade students

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    Mairi Männamaa; Eve Kikas; Kätlin Peets; Anu Palu

    2012-01-01

    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 were 723 third-grade children (mean age?=?9.07) from 28 elementary schools. Confirmatory factor

  2. Cognitive correlates of math skills in third-grade students

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    Mairi Männamaa; Eve Kikas; Kätlin Peets; Anu Palu

    2011-01-01

    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 were 723 third-grade children (mean age?=?9.07) from 28 elementary schools. Confirmatory factor

  3. Seasoning Math and Science: Fall & Winter. Second Grade Book A.

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    Wiebe, Arthur, Ed.; And Others

    The activities in this booklet were designed to provide second grade children with opportunities to explore areas of natural interest to them while gaining knowledge and practice in math skills and with science processes. Seasonal activities which are appropriate for the first half of the school year are offered on the topics of: holidays, seeds…

  4. Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement

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    Couture, Katie

    2012-01-01

    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…

  5. 3 Lessons by Marilyn Burns: Using Storybooks to Teach Math

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2005-01-01

    For many teachers, the storybook shelf is not the first place that they go to when they start to plan a math lesson. But children's books can be a great math teaching tool. They spark students' imaginations in ways that exercises in textbooks or workbooks often don't. In this article, the author shares three possible lessons based on favorite…

  6. Performing Big Math Ideas across the Grades

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    Gadanidis, George; Hughes, Janette M.

    2011-01-01

    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 investigations…

  7. The Contribution of Technology to the Implementation of Mathematics Education Reform: Case Studies of Grade 1-3 Teaching.

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    Ross, John A.; Hogaboam-Gray, Anne; McDougall, Douglas; Bruce, Cathy

    2002-01-01

    This case study of three primary grade teachers investigated how access to computers and math teaching software influenced mathematics education reform. Discusses technology as a strategy for reducing barriers to implementation and reports results that showed technology's impact on helping teachers expand the scope of their programs and promoting…

  8. Teaching Basic Math Skills to Preschoolers Using "Connecting Math Concepts Level K"

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    McKenzie, Michelle A.; Marchand-Martella, Nancy E.; Moore, Marion E.; Martella, Ronald C.

    2004-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of teaching basic math skills to 16 children (11 typically developing, 5 with developmental delays) in an integrated university preschool. "Connecting Math Concepts Level K (CMC--K"; Engelmann & Becker, 1995) was delivered by the classroom teacher to small groups of 4 to 6 children over 6.5 weeks. All children…

  9. Teaching Maths to Pupils with Different Learning Styles

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    Clausen-May, Tandi

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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

    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…

  11. Grade One: Math Computation. Case Study #1

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    Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this case study is to highlight the integral role that progress monitoring (PM) plays throughout any Response to Intervention (RTI) process. This example uses a three-level, responsiveness-to-intervention (RTI) method for identifying students with learning difficulties. Using a fictional first-grade classroom as the setting for…

  12. Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

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    Ken Ellis

    2005-10-08

    In this 10-minute video an Oregon school shows how they integrated math across all subject areas, improved math training for all teachers, and improved their students' tests scores. In the video teachers discuss the premise that instruction is based on continuous review of best practices with an emphasis on student discourse. Teacher training occurs through professional development and ongoing math workshops.

  13. Mathematics Education in the Middle Grades: Teaching to Meet the Needs of Middle Grades Learners and to Maintain High Expectations: Proceedings of a National Convocation and Action Conferences

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    National Convocation on Mathematics Education in the Middle Grades, National Research Council

    2000-01-01

    In September 1998, the Math Science Education Board National held a Convocation on Middle Grades Mathematics that was co-sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Middle School Association, and the American Educational Research Association. The Convocation was structured to present the teaching of middle school mathematics from two points of view: teaching mathematics with a focus on the subject matter content or teaching mathematics with a focus on the whole child and whole curriculum. This book discusses the challenges before the nation's mathematical sciences community to focus its energy on the improvement of middle grades mathematics education and to begin an ongoing national dialogue on middle grades mathematics education.

  14. 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

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    Marion, Carol

    2010-01-01

    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…

  15. Essential Qualities of Math Teaching Remain Unknown

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2008-01-01

    According to a new federal report, the qualities of an effective mathematics teacher remain frustratingly elusive. The report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel does not show what college math content and coursework are most essential for teachers. While the report offered numerous conclusions about math curriculum, cognition, and…

  16. Teaching with Techology. Math and Science Motivators.

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    Allen, Denise

    1997-01-01

    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)

  17. Teaching Quantitative Methodology to the Math Averse

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    Buchler, Justin

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3-8.

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    McLaughlin, Maureen; Allen, Mary Beth

    This teaching model for grades 3-8, a guided comprehension model, is a step-by-step teaching framework that encourages students to become active, strategic readers by providing direct strategy instruction, numerous opportunities for engagement, and a variety of texts and instructional settings. The model was developed in response to the disparity…

  19. Prospective Middle Grade Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge of Algebra for Teaching

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    Huang, Rongjin; Kulm, Gerald

    2012-01-01

    This study examined prospective middle grade mathematics teachers' knowledge of algebra for teaching with a focus on knowledge for teaching the concept of function. 115 prospective teachers from an interdisciplinary program for mathematics and science middle teacher preparation at a large public university in the USA participated in a survey. It…

  20. THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, GRADES 7-12.

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    CRABB, ALFRED L., JR.; WARD, WILLIAM S.

    THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF THE KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH PRODUCED A REPORT ON THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE, GRADES SEVEN THROUGH 12, WITH CONCRETE SUGGESTIONS FOR DEVELOPING APPRECIATION, PERCEPTION, AND A CRITICAL FRAMEWORK FOR LITERATURE. FOLLOWING AN OVERVIEW WHICH ASSESSES THE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE…

  1. Pedagogy in Practice: Teaching Strategies for Science & Math Shown via Case Studies

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    Redmond, Pamela

    To address the critical teacher shortage in math and science, the Teaching and Learning Interchange grant produced three products: two series of online video case studies of accomplished teaching and a resource guide explaining the techniques, ideas for engaging students, assessing learning progress, creating and maintaining a classroom conducive to learning, along with strategies for working with English Learners and Special needs students. Originally conceived for use with pre-service and intern teachers, the cases and resources have been recommended by field reviewers for use at all stages of the teacher professional continuum. The Pedagogy in Practice: Science video case studies document lessons from general science, biology and chemistry; the Pedagogy in Practice: Math video cases cover 8th grade algebra, high school algebra and geometry. Each case is supported by relevant artifacts that develop real contexts for the learning and includes teaching cues and transcripts of classroom dialog. National Board certified and Exploratorium Master teachers deconstruct their own teaching practices and share how they break subject matter standards into mind-sized learning units, then demonstrate those same learning units in action. Teacher reflections on assessment, along with links to resouces found in the Strategies in Practice Resource Guide, provide support for classroom management, lesson planning and essential strategies that describe how to adapt the instructional pedagogy modeled in the videos. All lessons are aligned simultaneously to the California standards for teaching and science subject matter content.

  2. Toast, Anyone? Project Teaches Electricity Basics and Math

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    Quagliana, David F.

    2010-01-01

    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 cost…

  3. "Lettuce" Learn Math: Teaching Mathematics with Seeds and Centimeters

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    Rickard, Laura N.; Wilson, Colette

    2006-01-01

    "Lettuce Learn Math" is an interdisciplinary program that has effectively linked a small-scale agricultural production system to a sixth-grade mathematics and science curriculum. The mathematical concepts and skills, including measurement and geometry, taught in this project met and often exceeded the standards set by New York state for…

  4. Can the Internet grade math? Crowdsourcing a complex scoring task and picking the optimal crowd size

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    for Grade 8). The specific context of our proof-of-concept dataset is 3rd-8th grade constructed responseCan the Internet grade math? Crowdsourcing a complex scoring task and picking the optimal crowd the grading burden of constructed response assessments. We find that the average rating of 10 workers from

  5. Department of Teaching and Learning Faculty Profiles and Curricula Vitae

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Department of Teaching and Learning Faculty Profiles and Curricula Vitae The Department of Teaching (EDF 2005) Language Arts & Literature: Birth-Grade 8 (LAE 4353) Methods Teaching Foreign Language (K-12 Discourse in Math (EDG 7906) Principles & Methods: K-9 School Math (MAE 4350) Teaching Math: Middle & High

  6. Teaching Day by Day. Math and More...

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    Teaching Pre K-8, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This column describes suggestions for daily activities in a calendar format. This month's theme is math and more. Among other things, this column features several web sites for mathematics activities.

  7. Building Green, Teaching Green: The New Science & Math Center as a Living Laboratory for Engaged Teaching and Learning About Sustainability

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    Edward Brush; Celito King; Martina Arndt; Robert Hellström; Michael Krol; Uma Shama

    2009-01-01

    The first phase of construction for the new science and math center is scheduled for completion in 2011. This panel will comprise faculty from the science and math departments who will discuss design features that will make the science and math center a “green” building, and how the building design may transform and enable engaged teaching and learning for majors,

  8. It Does Matter How We Teach Math

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    Rodrigues, Kathleen J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes application of innovative practice and procedures in relationship to recognized principles and theory of adult education used in college math instruction. Adult learning principles provide the theoretical constructs and foundation of the practice supporting a learner-centered approach to learning. The purpose was to explore…

  9. Teaching Environmental Pollution, Grades 4-6.

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    Phoenix Union High School District, AZ.

    This guide is activity oriented and designed to provide environmental experiences for children in grades four through six which will involve them in making value judgments relative to their own community. Content covers problems dealing with air pollution, water pollution, solid wastes, and the aesthetics of visual pollution. Five to fourteen…

  10. Social Studies, Grade 3. Teaching Systems II.

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

    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,…

  11. THE TEACHING PROFESSOR Grading: Alternative Approaches

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    by the instructor and were tasked to propose solutions to two different case studies. After writing their reports with a less impressive report. Using a grading rubric, the groups assessed each other's reports. At the end professor Vaden-Goad thought students might be more motivated to study and better able to succeed

  12. Teaching Oral Communication in Grades K-8.

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    Chaney, Ann L.; Burk, Tamara L.

    Focusing exclusively on the art and science of oral communication for grades K-8, this book explains fundamental concepts in contemporary oral communication instruction and suggests practical strategies for implementing a competency-based approach to oral communication in an integrated classroom setting. The book also emphasizes oral communication…

  13. Teaching Vocabulary and Morphology in Intermediate Grades

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    Palumbo, Anthony; Kramer-Vida, Louisa; Hunt, Carolyn V.

    2015-01-01

    Direct vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in intermediate-grade curricula is an important tool of literacy instruction because English is a language grafted from many roots and has not developed a one-to-one phoneme-grapheme correspondence. In addition to knowing graphemes and phonemes, students must formally learn words that cross…

  14. Cur Wild Neighbors: Teaching Unit (Grades 1-3).

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    Sammut-Tovar, Dorothy

    Designed to sensitize primary grade students to the responsibilities of protecting wild animals, this teaching unit contains a variety of interdisciplinary worksheets and activities. Although focusing on wild animals indigenous to San Mateo County (California), materials are easily adaptable for use in other areas. Examples of activities are…

  15. ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) Course Credits Grade

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    Dyer, Bill

    ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) Course Credits Grade ARTH 200IA ­ World Civilizations I 4 of the following, at least one from each group: Group I ARTH 302 - Survey of Ancient Art 3 _____ ARTH 375 - Roman, Etruscan, Greek 3 _____ ARTH 400 - Art and Architecture of Egypt 3 _____ ARTH 402 - Greek Art

  16. Teaching Gifted Children Mathematics in Grades Four Through Six.

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    Gensley, Juliana T.

    Intended for teachers of gifted students in grades 4-6, the guide emphasizes the need for specialized instruction in mathematics, suggests methods for teaching mathematical facts and concepts, describes approaches and materials to develop students' understanding of mathematical principles, and explores ways to build skills and creativity. Stressed…

  17. Algebra Readiness Outcomes of Sixth-Grade Boys and Girls Placed in Challenge Math Based on Measured Math Ability Compared to Sixth-Grade Boys and Girls Placed in Challenge Math Based on Teachers' Recommendations

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    Hemphill, David C.

    2011-01-01

    The first pretest-posttest hypothesis was tested using the dependent t test. Null hypotheses for test score improvement over time were rejected for the end of fifth-grade pretest compared to ending sixth-grade posttest math Essential Learner Outcome scores converted to standard scores for randomly selected sixth-grade girls meeting measured test…

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

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    Sean F. Reardon; Claudia Galindo

    2007-01-01

    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 significantly lower than those of native-born, non-Hispanic White students, and similar to

  19. Teaching Math Online: Current Practices in Turkey

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    Akdemir, Omur

    2011-01-01

    Changing nature of student population, developments in technology, and insufficient number of traditional universities have made online courses popular around the globe. This study was designed to investigate the current practices of teaching mathematics online in Turkish Universities through a qualitative inquiry. The snowball sampling method was…

  20. Fourth-Grade Students' Math Performance with the Criterion Referenced Curriculum

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    Laurice Joseph; John O. Cooper

    1991-01-01

    A system of direct instruction, the Criterion Referenced Curriculum (CRC), was evaluated with five regular fourth-grade students. A multiple-baseline experimental analysis showed a functional relationship between the use of the CRC and improved math performance in multiplication, subtraction, and division. Participants demonstrated an immediate improvement in math performance, either an improving performance trend or an increase in level of correct

  1. Reactivity to Stress and the Cognitive Components of Math Disability in Grade 1 Children

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    MacKinnon McQuarrie, Maureen A.; Siegel, Linda S.; Perry, Nancy E.; Weinberg, Joanne

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship among working memory, processing speed, math performance, and reactivity to stress in 83 Grade 1 children. Specifically, 39 children with math disability (MD) were compared to 44 children who are typically achieving (TA) in mathematics. It is the first study to use a physiological index of stress (salivary…

  2. Hot Math: Promoting Mathematical Problem Solving among Third-Grade Students with Disabilities.

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    Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Prentice, Karin; Burch, Mindy; Paulsen, Kim

    2002-01-01

    This article describes "Hot Math," a third-grade intervention conducted with small groups of students with disabilities or in inclusive classrooms that fosters mathematical problem solving. Hot Math integrates two promising practices to promote mathematical problem solving, explicit instruction about transfer and self-regulation strategies.…

  3. Examining the Influence of a Mobile Learning Intervention on Third Grade Math Achievement

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    Kiger, Derick; Herro, Dani; Prunty, Deb

    2012-01-01

    Third grade students at a Midwestern elementary school participated in a 9-week mobile learning intervention (MLI). Two classrooms used Everyday Math and daily practice using flashcards, etc., to learn multiplication. Two other classrooms used Everyday Math and web applications for the iPod touch for daily practice. MLI students outperformed…

  4. Math 582 Teaching Core College Mathematics Winter 2013 Instructor Amites Sarkar

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    Sarkar, Amites

    of marriage, Amer. Math. Monthly 69 (1962), 9­15. J.E. Littlewood, Lion and man, in Littlewood's MiscellanyMath 582 Teaching Core College Mathematics Winter 2013 Instructor Amites Sarkar Text How to Solve reading them. Essays U. Dudley, What is mathematics for?, Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 57 (2010), 608­613. W

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

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    Willis, Judy

    2010-01-01

    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:…

  6. Teaching Math to Young Children. Educator's Practice Guide. What Works Clearinghouse. NCEE 2014-4005

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    Frye, Douglas; Baroody, Arthur J.; Burchinal, Margaret; Carver, Sharon M.; Jordan, Nancy C.; McDowell, Judy

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of teaching early math to children ages 3 to 6. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching early math and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors. The guide…

  7. The Effects of Grading and Teaching Practices on Students' Perceptions of Grading Fairness

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    Gordon, Michael E.; Fay, Charles H.

    2010-01-01

    To examine the antecedents of perceptions of grading fairness, approximately 600 college students were surveyed about the prevalence and desirability of 1) teaching practices that assisted students to prepare for examinations, and 2) common test scoring manipulations used to transform poor scores into acceptable ones (e.g., curving low scores…

  8. Math and Metaphor: Using Poetry to Teach College Mathematics

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    Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

    2012-09-07

    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.

  9. Teaching Math: A Video Library, K-4

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    WGBH Boston

    1997-01-01

    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.

  10. Turbo Math Game: Grades K-4 - Educational App For Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth Grade Kids

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    Odinix Inc.

    2014-03-31

    This iOS app game promotes knowledge, accuracy and speed with learners as they move through levels of progressing difficulty. Students practice math topics aligned to the Common Core State Standards in kindergarten through fourth grade. The free version of this app enables students to play the games and access limited free lessons, in app purchases increase the number of lessons available.

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

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    Katrin Mägi; Eve Kikas

    2010-01-01

    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,

  12. Teaching the Classics in the Middle Grades: Connecting with the Roots of Western Civilization.

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    Wood, Robin H.

    1998-01-01

    At a New Jersey school, students spend one year studying each of three time periods: ancient Egypt in fourth grade; Greece in fifth grade; and Rome and the Middle Ages in sixth grade. The history curriculum becomes the focal point for other areas (art, music, drama, language arts, science, geography, and math). Teachers use primary sources and…

  13. Using Math Vocabulary Building to Increase Problem Solving Abilities in a 5th Grade Classroom

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    Julane Amen

    2006-01-01

    In this action research study of my 5th grade mathematics class, I investigated how students’ understanding of math vocabulary impacts their understanding of the curriculum. I discovered math vocabulary plays an important role in a student’s ability to understand daily lessons, complete homework, discuss ideas in groups, take tests and be successful on achievement tests. A student’s ability to understand

  14. Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems

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    Brenda Krick-Morales

    2006-01-01

    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.

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

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    Palmer, Anna

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Mecca Chiesa; Ailie Robertson

    2000-01-01

    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

  17. Math 582 Teaching Core College Mathematics Winter 2014 Instructor Amites Sarkar

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    Sarkar, Amites

    .S. Shapley, College admissions and the stability of marriage, Amer. Math. Monthly 69 (1962), 9­15. WMath 582 Teaching Core College Mathematics Winter 2014 Instructor Amites Sarkar Text How to Solve 2013. U. Dudley, What is mathematics for?, Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 57 (2010), 608­613. D. Gale and L

  18. 5 Evidence-Based Recommendations for Teaching Math to Young Children

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Children have a natural interest in math, and the "Teaching Math to Young Children" practice guide (ED544376) aims to help teachers capitalize on that interest to make children's preschool and school experience more engaging and beneficial. In this practice guide summary, readers will find: (1) An overview of the guide's five…

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

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    Gresens, Ay-Shin

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Math link: linking curriculum, instructional strategies, and technology to enhance teaching and learning

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    Harriet G. Taylor

    1999-01-01

    Math Link was a professional development project involving Louisiana State University and the West Feliciana Parish School District in the United States. Math Link focused on teachers in grades three through six in the entire district and included over ninety percent of the teachers in the district. The teachers participated in a three week summer workshop directed by a professional

  1. Effects of Ability Grouping on Math Achievement of Third Grade Students

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    Thomas, Emily; Feng, Jay

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping on the mathematical achievement of students in third grade. Participants were 16 third graders in a self-contained classroom, assigned to either small homogeneous or heterogeneous group for math instruction for 7 weeks. Pretest-posttest scores and growth…

  2. The Effect of Catholic Schooling on Math and Reading Development in Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade

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

    2009-01-01

    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 grade. We use nationally representative data

  3. Grade 8 Spanish Math Skills Sharpeners and La Calculadora. Hojas de ejercicios (Calculator Unit. Exercise Sheets.)

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    Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.

    This workbook contains "skill sharpening" math problems presented in Spanish. These problems have been designed as supplementary work for students at the eighth grade level. Functions and topics such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, decimals, scientific notation (exponents), fractions, symmetry, angles, the metric weight system,…

  4. Experiences Teaching Stoichiometry to Students in Grades 10 and 11

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    Bridges, Cynthia Denise

    Many students have problems learning stoichiometry, a complex mathematical chemistry concept used to determine how much product will be produced or formed from a given quantity of reactants. The problem addressed in this study was teachers' lack of understanding of how to teach stoichiometry in a Midwestern urban school district. The conceptual framework of the study was based upon constructivist theory. A qualitative narrative approach was used to obtain the perceptions of 5 high school chemistry instructors related to their experiences, successful or unsuccessful, in teaching stoichiometry to students in Grades 10 and 11. Data were gathered through face-to-face interviews, which were analyzed via an inductive approach to reveal 6 themes: a difficult subject to teach, presentation of stoichiometry, relevancy, students' reactions, barriers, and gender differences. Findings suggested the need for teachers to be knowledgeable, creative, and resourceful in their subject areas to help their students to learn stoichiometry. Findings also revealed the need for teachers to adapt their instructional strategies and modes of delivery to reflect their students' individual learning styles. Understanding how the participating teachers explained stoichiometry to their students might help other chemistry teachers to examine and adapt their own instructional styles and delivery methods of the concept. This understanding might, in term, help to improve student achievement in stoichiometry in particular and chemistry in general.

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    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

    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…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

  8. Intelligent Chalk-Systems for Modern Teaching: in Math, Science & Engineering Areas

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    Rojas, Raúl

    Intelligent Chalk-Systems for Modern Teaching: in Math, Science & Engineering Areas Sabina Jeschke teaching using a chalk- board imposes a natural limitation on the pace of the lecture that is overcome. Compared to the use of prepared slides, the "chalk and talk" approach results in a much more flexible

  9. Verbal Teaching Behaviors of Teachers of Mathematics in Second and Fifth Grades.

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    Carll, Carol G.; Davis, O. L., Jr.

    This study used the Observation Schedule and Record 5V (OScAR 5V) to describe and compare the teaching behaviors of second- and fifth-grade mathematics teachers. The sample included seven second-grade and nine fifth-grade teachers from three elementary schools in a medium sized city. Pupils in the participating teachers' classes were from middle…

  10. No Strings Attached Math Lesson Plans: Grades 9-12

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    Units of Lesson Plans: directories of lesson plans that form a curriculum unit or theme. Lesson Plans: abstract and complete versions of the T'NT Lesson Plans. Search by grade level or subject, or search all lesson plans.

  11. Teaching with Technology. Bytes of Math and Science.

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    Allen, Denise

    1996-01-01

    Reviews and provides contact and price information for four software packages designed to help children learn math and science. Packages reviewed are Newton's Apple Multimedia Collection--Physical Sciences; Windows on Math; Tabletop, Jr.; and Brainchild. (JW)

  12. Math 2167: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be

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    Snapp, Bart

    Math 2167: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind material. With this in mind, for each homework question you must: · Write out the statement of the question

  13. Math 1118: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be

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    Snapp, Bart

    Math 1118: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind. With this in mind, for each homework question you must: · Write out the statement of the question--ideally you

  14. The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6-9: Concepts, Skills, Standards, and Assessments. Second Edition

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    Solomon, Pearl Gold

    2007-01-01

    In a new edition of her standards-based math workbook, author Pearl Gold Solomon covers essential concepts and skills as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for learners in middle schools. Designed as a comprehensive resource for planning curriculum, instruction, and assessment, The Math We Need to Know and Do in Grades 6-9,…

  15. Maths Internet Guide

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    Handal, Boris.

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

  16. Grade Three: Math Concepts/Applications. Case Study #2

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    Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this case study is to highlight the integral role that progress monitoring (PM) plays throughout any response to intervention (RTI) process. This example uses a three-level, responsiveness-to-intervention (RTI) method for identifying students with learning difficulties. Using a fictional third-grade classroom as the setting for…

  17. An assessment of middle grades preservice teachers' mathematics knowledge for teaching 

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    Mohr, Margaret Joan

    2009-06-02

    in mathematics knowledge for teaching in enrollment characteristics, in courses taken and currently taking, and in three different cohorts, each at different stages in the program, of 122 preservice middle grades mathematics teachers at a large public university...

  18. taking Math Continuing Students who are not required to take Math 111

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    Bieber, Michael

    Currently taking Math 098 or 106 Math 107 Grade Any grade Continuing Students who are not required to take Math 111 New Students who are not required to take Math 111 Placement Test score Math 107 Math 138 Remediation Required Currently taking Math 107 Repeat Math 107 Grade C or better Math 138 D, F, W Grade C

  19. taking Math Continuing Students who are not required to take Math 111

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    Bieber, Michael

    Currently taking Math 098 or 106 Math 107 Grade Any grade Continuing Students who are not required to take Math 111 New Students who are not required to take Math 111 Placement Test score Math 107 Math 138 Remediation Required Currently taking Math 107 Repeat Math 107 Grade C or better Math 138 D, F, W Grade Any

  20. Teaching Multiplication to Low Math Performers: Guided versus Structured Instruction.

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

    2002-01-01

    Reports the results of an intervention program for students with difficulties learning mathematics. Compared two kinds of math intervention, guided versus structured instruction, to regular math instruction for students from regular and special education aged seven to thirteen and concludes that both forms of intervention were effective for low…

  1. Connections: Math History as a Teaching and Learning Tool

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    Terese Herrera

    This page focuses on how the history of math could be taught as an integral part of the middle school curriculum. The background information area includes the biographies of famous mathematicians, famous math problems, and historical timelines. Resources relate to numerals and number systems, scale and measurement, geometry and probability. Like other wiki pages, there is also a section for NCTM standards.

  2. Student Math Achievement and Out-of-Field Teaching

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    Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the distribution of math teachers with a major or certification in math using data from the National Center for Education Statistics' High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). The authors discuss the limitations of existing data sources for measuring teacher qualifications, such as the Schools and Staffing…

  3. An Alternative Path to Becoming a Successful Middle Grades Math and Science Teacher

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    Jeanpierre, Bobby; Lewis, Nancy

    2007-01-01

    In 2003, the University of Central Florida began a Transition to Mathematics and Science Teaching (T-MAST) program, a one-year, fast-track program that prepares and certifies bachelor's degree holders who will work as teachers in a job-sharing paid internship, while completing a Master of Arts degree in middle grades (5-9) mathematics education or…

  4. Teacher Quality and Teaching Quality of 7th-Grade Algebra I Honors Teachers

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    Perez, Barbara

    2013-01-01

    With more and more focus on accountability, algebra achievement has become a major focus of math curriculum developers. In many states, students are expected to pass standardized Algebra achievement tests in order to satisfy graduation requirements. The purpose of this study was to identify teacher qualities and teaching qualities linked to…

  5. Do Student Evaluations of Teaching Depend on the Distribution of Expected Grade?

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    Matos-Diaz, Horacio; Ragan, James F., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Prior research suggests that student evaluations of teaching may depend on the average grade expected in a class. We hypothesize that, because of risk aversion, student ratings also depend on the distribution of expected grades. As predicted, student ratings at the University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon are significantly and negatively related to…

  6. The Effects of Teaching Experience and Grade Level Taught on Teacher Stress: A LISREL Analysis.

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    Malik, Jennifer L.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    In this study a LISREL model was tested to assess the effects of grade level and years of experience on stress in 166 Ohio elementary and secondary public school teachers. Grade taught had a negative effect on teacher stress. Teaching experience did not account for much variance in stress levels. (SM)

  7. Survey of OUS Faculty Teaching Entry Level Classes that Require Math March 8, 2010 Purpose of the Survey: The survey was intended to identify the kind of math needed in entry

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    Oregon, University of

    Survey of OUS Faculty Teaching Entry Level Classes that Require Math March 8, 2010 1 Purpose of the Survey: The survey was intended to identify the kind of math needed in entry level university courses that use math, but are not math courses themselves. It consists of a set of 50 specific

  8. Magic SEED? A New Approach to Teaching Math Produces Some Eye-Popping Results.

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    Shore, Debra

    1991-01-01

    Project SEED is a successful program that teaches elementary school students advanced math. Specialists conduct 45-minute lessons, asking questions designed to help students discover mathematical logic. Students respond with a system of SEED hand signals which allow everyone to participate and be monitored at once. (SM)

  9. A Survey Study of Early Childhood Teachers' Beliefs and Confidence about Teaching Early Math

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    Chen, Jie-Qi; McCray, Jennifer; Adams, Margaret; Leow, Christine

    2014-01-01

    This study reports on results from the Early Mathematics Beliefs and Confidence Survey, administered to 346 preschool teachers in a large public school system in the Midwest. Survey results depict a much more positive view of teachers' beliefs and confidence in early math teaching than previously reported. Results also suggest that teacher…

  10. Reinforcing Math Knowledge by Immersing Students in a Simulated Learning-By-Teaching Experience

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    Lenat, Douglas B.; Durlach, Paula J.

    2014-01-01

    We often understand something only after we've had to teach or explain it to someone else. Learning-by-teaching (LBT) systems exploit this phenomenon by playing the role of "tutee." BELLA, our sixth-grade mathematics LBT systems, departs from other LTB systems in several ways: (1) It was built not from scratch but by very slightly…

  11. A Unilateral Grading Contract to Improve Learning and Teaching

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    Danielewicz, Jane; Elbow, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Contract grading has achieved some prominence in our field as a practice associated with critical pedagogy. In this context we describe a hybrid grading contract where students earn a course grade of B based not on our evaluation of their writing quality but solely on their completion of the specified activities. The contract lists activities…

  12. A Case Study Approach to Increasing Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching and Strategies for Building Students' Maths Self-Efficacy

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    Stevens, T.; Harris, G.; Aguirre-Munoz, Z.; Cobbs, L.

    2009-01-01

    Teachers of middle school mathematics should have a deep conceptual understanding of the elementary mathematics taught in middle school, should possess the mathematics knowledge for teaching that is required to effectively teach mathematics in middle school and should have the ability to effectively teach mathematics to, and enhance the maths

  13. A case study approach to increasing teachers’ mathematics knowledge for teaching and strategies for building students’ maths self-efficacy

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    T. Stevens; G. Harris; Z. Aguirre-Munoz; L. Cobbs

    2009-01-01

    Teachers of middle school mathematics should have a deep conceptual understanding of the elementary mathematics taught in middle school, should possess the mathematics knowledge for teaching that is required to effectively teach mathematics in middle school and should have the ability to effectively teach mathematics to, and enhance the maths self-efficacy of, a culturally and socially diverse middle school student

  14. William A. Stein Teaching Statement (617) 308-0144 was@math.harvard.edu http://modular.fas.harvard.edu

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    Stein, William

    William A. Stein Teaching Statement (617) 308-0144 was@math.harvard.edu http://modular.fas.harvard and am currently teaching one on Fermat's Last Theorem. At Harvard I taught an undergraduate elementary-Verlag (see http://modular.fas.harvard.edu/ent). I type up lecture notes for many of the courses I teach

  15. Using Your Daily Newspaper to Teach Math to Slow Learners.

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    Loo, Mee Quai P.

    One of a series prepared by the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, this teaching guide offers ideas on using the daily newspaper to teach mathematics to slow learners. Classroom activities include teaching students how to shop for bargains through newspaper advertisements, how to compute batting averages in baseball, how to write a check after adding up the…

  16. Math Forum@Drexel

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  17. A Can of Coke Leads to a Piece of Pi: A Professional Development Exercise for Educators Is an Adaptable Math Lesson for Many Grades

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2004-01-01

    Teaching teachers to become observers and inquirers into mathematics will help change how they teach math to students. Essential to all professional development in mathematics is the idea that making sense of mathematics is key to learning. Just as learning to read calls for bringing meaning to the printed page, learning math calls for bringing…

  18. Comparing the Achievement Patterns of Native Hawaiian and Non-Native Hawaiian Grade 8 Students in Reading and Math. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 120

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    Hammond, Ormond W.; Wilson, Melly; Barros, Corrin

    2011-01-01

    Native Hawaiian students represent the largest single ethnic group in Hawai'i, at 27 percent of the student population in 2008/09. This REL Pacific report, "Comparing the Achievement Patterns of Native Hawaiian and Non-Native Hawaiian Grade 8 Students in Reading and Math," reports the reading and math proficiency rates of grade 8 Native Hawaiian…

  19. Teaching Algebra to Ninth and Tenth Grade Pupils with the Use of Programmed Materials and Teaching Machines.

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    Raymond, Roger A.

    Ninth and tenth grade students from two schools were placed in experimental and conventional instruction classes to compare the two methods in teaching algebra by means of achievement test and time needed to complete the course. Pre- and posttests measured aptitude; teachers and students in the experimental groups recorded personal reactions to…

  20. Problem Fields in Mathematics Teaching. Part 3: Views of Finnish Seventh-Grades about Mathematics Teaching. Research Report 108.

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    Pehkonen, Erkki

    This study was conducted to examine the views of seventh-grade students in Finland with regard to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Data were gathered by a questionnaire survey, with follow-up interviews to validate response reliability. Fifty junior high school mathematics teachers in southern Finland were asked to present the…

  1. The Impact of a Computer Based Math Instruction Program on Fifth Grade Student Academic Performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in One School District

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    Abel, Brian B.

    2011-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the differences between two groups of fifth grade students' performance on the 2010 fifth grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) math test. The sample consisted of a group of fifth grade students receiving the traditional instruction from their classroom teacher and a group of fifth grade

  2. Effects of a holistic rapid-learning system on the success rate of third grade at risk math students 

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    Baumann, Susan Marie

    1990-01-01

    EFFECTS OF A HOLISTIC' RAPID-LEARNING SYSTEM ON THE SUCCESS RATE OF THIRD GRADE AT RISK MATH STUDENTS A Thesis by SUSAN MARIE BAUNANN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&N University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Nay 1990 Najor Subject: Curriculum and Instruction EFFECTS OF A HOLISTIC' RAPID-LEARNING STSTEM ON THE SUCCESS RATE OF THIRD GRADE AT RISK MATH STUDENTS A Thesis by SUSAN MARI E BAUMANN Approved...

  3. Upper Elementary Math Lessons: Case Studies of Real Teaching

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. Teaching Partnerships: Early Childhood and Engineering Students Teaching Math and Science through Robotics

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    Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Instructional and assessment activities in unit three of a Spanish science/math curriculum for first graders are built around the central theme of the school. Kits 9-12, each designed for a two to three week teaching period, contain activities which also support who the child is, what his needs and wants are, what his resources are, and how he…

  6. Matching of Learning Styles and Teaching Styles: Advantage and Disadvantage on Ninth-Grade Students' Academic Achievements

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    Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

    2013-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to identify learning styles of ninth-grade students, to identify teaching styles of four subject teachers, and to compare four academic achievements between different matching conditions of students' learning styles and teachers' teaching styles. The research participants comprised of 3,382 ninth-grade

  7. Effects of Grading Leniency and Low Workload on Students' Evaluations of Teaching: Popular Myth, Bias, Validity, or Innocent Bystanders?

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    Marsh, Herbert W.; Roche, Lawrence A.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses two studies that debunk the popular myths that student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are substantially biased by low workload and grading leniency. Results imply teaching effects were related to SETs. Contrary to predictions workload, expected grades, and their relations to SETs were stable over 12 years. (Author/MKA)

  8. The Effectiveness of the Rocket Math Program for Improving Basic Multiplication Fact Fluency in Fifth Grade Students: A Case Study

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    Rave, Kristen; Golightly, Amy F.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the impact of a commercially available math fluency intervention program on the basic multiplication fluency of three classrooms of fifth grade students. Baseline assessment and progress monitoring of thirty-three regular- and eleven special education students occurred over nine weeks. Within-group analyses revealed significant…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 8, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Built around a theme of communities in the nation, this teacher's guide for unit eight of a science/math strand for Spanish-speaking children in grade three contains both learning and assessment activities. This unit addresses what the elements are, how needs and wants are satisfied, how change occurs, and what the results of change are. The guide…

  11. Collaborative Teaching in the Middle Grades: Inquiry Science

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    Becker, Helaine

    2005-01-01

    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…

  12. Teaching for Real Learning: Classroom Applications, Grades 4-12

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    Devlin-Scherer, Roberta

    2005-01-01

    Here is a roadmap to success affecting the growth and achievement of all students. This book integrates research about teaching and learning using a variety of sources, both popular and academic, to create a readable text. The author offers: (1) A description of current practices in schools that successfully promote positive relationships; (2)…

  13. Health Education Community Health Teaching Supports. Grade 8.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This handbook contains suggested teaching activities, student worksheets, background information, and a list of basic resources for teachers of health education. Topics covered are mortality rate, health promotion, the circulatory system, heart disease, majors dimensions of health, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Included in the…

  14. Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven through Nine.

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    Miles, Robert S.

    It is stated that the social science curriculum for gifted junior high school students can be enriched by drawing from psychology, sociology, and anthropology. An overview of instruction in the social sciences includes specification of subject matter emphases in grades 7-9, definition of major goals (process, personal, and situational goals) in…

  15. Beyond Book Buddies: Interdisciplinary Teaching across the Grades.

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    Guthrie, Jeanne; Perea, Karen M.

    Introducing teachers to the possibilities of cross-grade-level learning, this book explains the rationale and goals for cross-age grouping and presents 12 interdisciplinary instructional units of study. Each unit in the book contains a rationale, specific directions for the teacher, reproducible handouts for students, rubrics for evaluating…

  16. Teaching Gifted Children Art in Grades Four Through Six.

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    Luca, Mark C.; Allen, Bonnie

    The guide for teachers of gifted children in grades 4 through 6 gives concepts and suggestions for development of an art program. Art instruction is said to benefit all gifted children by developing awareness of art contributions to the cultural heritage. An introduction to art education centers on aspects such as identification of gifted…

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

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    Murphy, Helen M.

    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,…

  18. Teaching Grade 5 Life Science with a Case Study Approach

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    Olgun, Ozlem Sila; Adali, Belgin

    2008-01-01

    The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a case study approach on students' achievement and attitudes towards viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protista. Fifth-grade students (N = 88) from two different classes were involved in the study. One intact class was assigned as the experimental group, whereas the other intact class…

  19. Teaching Decision-Making Skills to a Sixth Grade Population.

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    Hammes, Michael; Petersen, Dan

    1986-01-01

    Attempted to determine whether sixth-grade students (N=95) could learn resistance to persuasion skills (RPS) and to identify those skills. Findings suggest that resistance to persuasion skills can be taught and successfully learned in a school health education environment and that a child's self-concept and social status is not associated with…

  20. Using Greenfoot and Games to Teach Rising 9th and 10th Grade Novice Programmers

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    Leutenegger, Scott T.

    to rising 9th and 10th graders. Students created their own computer games which required learning howUsing Greenfoot and Games to Teach Rising 9th and 10th Grade Novice Programmers Mohammed Al-Bow2, Susan Meyer1 1Art and Art History, 2Computer Science, 3Digital Media Studies, 4Education University

  1. Ideas and Activities for Teaching Energy Conservation: Grades 7-12.

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    Wert, Jonathan; And Others

    This publication contains a variety of ideas and materials for teaching about energy in grades 7-12. Topic areas include: (1) Historical Perspective on Energy; (2) Energy Resources; (3) Energy Conservation; (4) Ideas and Activities; and (5) Appendices. The first three sections provide background information on energy and conservation. The…

  2. A Guide to Teaching Poison Prevention in Kindergartens & Primary Grades. Revised.

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.

    This teaching guide on poison prevention was designed for use with children in kindergarten and the primary grades. Section I presents background material, including a description of the poisoning problem, a discussion of objectives, suggested approaches and ideas for working with parents and the community. Section II contains suggested learning…

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

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

    2004-01-01

    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

  4. ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) 2008-2010 Course Credits Grade

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    Dyer, Bill

    ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) 2008-2010 Course Credits Grade ART 202IA--Ancient - Medieval Art 4 _____ ART 203IA--Renaissance-Modern Art 4 _____ ART 470--Individual Problems 1 _____ 1 _____ 1 _____ (One credit must be in group I) 11 Take six of the following, at least one from each group: Group I ART 340

  5. The Teaching of Revision: Case Studies of Three Eighth Grade Language Arts Teachers.

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    Sneed, Jean Heinze

    Observing the teaching of revision from the teacher's perspective, a study conducted case studies of three eighth grade language arts teachers who taught writing by a process approach, but who used different instructional techniques, comparing what each teacher believed and said about the revision stage with how she actually taught the process.…

  6. Stepping-Stones: Teaching about Japan in Elementary Grades. Selected Lesson Plans from the "Japan Alumni."

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    Heinz, Elgin, Comp.

    This document is a compilation of 30 lesson plans for teaching about Japan in elementary grades. Produced by "Japan Alumni," North American classroom teachers who became acquainted with Japanese society through a program of travel/study fellowships, the lessons are divided into the following categories: motivational activities, land and people,…

  7. Developing Essential Understanding of Multiplication and Division for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 3-5

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    Otto, Albert; Caldwell, Janet; Hancock, Sarah Wallus; Zbiek, Rose Mary

    2011-01-01

    This book identifies and examines two big ideas and related essential understandings for teaching multiplication and division in grades 3-5. Big Idea 1 captures the notion that multiplication is usefully defined as a scalar operation. Problem situations modeled by multiplication have an element that represents the scalar and an element that…

  8. Teaching Practices and the Promotion of Achievement and Adjustment in First Grade

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    Perry, Kathryn E.; Donohue, Kathleen M.; Weinstein, Rhona S.

    2007-01-01

    The effects of teacher practices in promoting student academic achievement, behavioral adjustment, and feelings of competence were investigated in a prospective study of 257 children in 14 first grade classrooms. Using hierarchical linear modeling and regression techniques, observed teaching practices in the fall were explored as predictors of…

  9. Using the Text Structures of Information Books to Teach Writing in the Primary Grades

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    Clark, Sarah K.; Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray

    2013-01-01

    Teaching children in the primary grades the text structures and features used by authors of information text has been shown to improve comprehension of information texts and provide the scaffolding and support these children need in order to write their own information texts. As teachers implement the "English Language Arts Common Core State…

  10. Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners

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    Bolos, Nicole

    2012-01-01

    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…

  11. Making Sense of Census 2000. [Teaching Guide]. Grades 5-8.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide (grades 5-8) aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills…

  12. EVALUATION OF THE MADISON PROJECT METHOD OF TEACHING IN ARITHMETIC SITUATIONS, GRADES 4, 5, AND 6.

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    BROWN, WILLIAM F.

    FOUR HYPOTHESES WERE CONSIDERED DURING THIS EVALUATION STUDY, NAMELY THAT THE TEACHING OF ARITHMETIC IN GRADES 4, 5, AND 6 BY THE MADISON PROJECT WILL--(1) PRODUCE AS GREAT AN INCREASE IN ACHIEVEMENT AS THE METHOD COMMONLY PRACTICED, (2) PRODUCE A GREATER INCREASE IN ALGEBRAIC APTITUDE, (3) PRODUCE A GREATER INTEREST IN MATHEMATICS, AND (4)…

  13. Sixth Grade Students' Opinions and Perceptions of Team Teaching: Addressing the Criticisms.

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    Ramey, Cynthia Anne

    This study examined whether 81 sixth grade students from various socioeconomic and racial backgrounds perceived any disadvantages in being taught by a team of teachers rather than by a single teacher in a self-contained classroom. Critics of team teaching assert that a self-contained classroom provides more stability, security, structure, and…

  14. Teaching Global Awareness with Simulations and Games. Grades 6-12. Global Awareness Series.

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    Lamy, Steven L.; And Others

    This teaching guide contains 15 simulation/games for students in grades 6-12 on the topic of global awareness. The overall objective is to help students understand various global concepts and social studies content. Specifically, it gives students the chance to experience and understand international/intercultural situations which involve people…

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

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    Schwietert, Debra L.

    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.

  16. Basic Math Facts: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning.

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    Thornton, Carol A.; Toohey, Margaret A.

    1985-01-01

    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…

  17. ''Math in a Can'': Teaching Mathematics and Engineering Design

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    Narode, Ronald B.

    2011-01-01

    Using an apparently simple problem, ''Design a cylindrical can that will hold a liter of milk,'' this paper demonstrates how engineering design may facilitate the teaching of the following ideas to secondary students: linear and non-linear relationships; basic geometry of circles, rectangles, and cylinders; unit measures of area and volume;…

  18. Home Economics Curriculum Guide. Tentative Supplement No. 3. All-Purpose Teaching of Home Economics, Grades 7, 8, and 9.

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    Gary City Public School System, IN.

    GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7, 8, and 9. SUBJECT MATTER: Home economics. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The introductory material includes identification of an all-purpose teaching program, content areas and rotation of students, space and equipment, an all-purpose floor plan, and guidelines for meeting pupil needs. The units for each grade are…

  19. Continuing Architecture Students who take Calculus (113) taking Math

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    Bieber, Michael

    Continuing Architecture Students who take Calculus (113) Currently taking Math 107 or 101 Grade D, F, W Math 107 Currently taking Math 113 Grade D, F, W Repeat Math 113 * Math 115 and 1 hour stats Math 107 Grade Any grade Currently taking Math 098 or 106 Grade D, F, W C or better C or better D, F, W

  20. Educating Teachers to Teach Multiplicative Structures in the Middle Grades

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    Judith Sowder; Barbara Armstrong; Susan Lamon; Martin Simon; Larry Sowder; Alba Thompson

    1998-01-01

    The middle-grades mathematics related to multiplicative structures has undergone careful scrutiny over the past decade. Researchers\\u000a have identified the types of reasonings involved; the difficulties students have with the concepts and why these difficulties\\u000a might occur; and the interconnections within this content area. On the basis of this research we make four recommendations\\u000a for the preparation and professional development of

  1. Contextual Factors Related to Math Anxiety in Second-Grade Children

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    Jameson, Molly M.

    2014-01-01

    As the United States falls farther behind other countries in standardized math assessments, the author seeks to understand why U.S. students perform so poorly. One of the possible explanations to U.S. students' poor math performance may be math anxiety. However, math anxiety in elementary school children is a neglected area in the research.…

  2. Do I Have to Teach Math? Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers' Fears of Teaching Mathematics

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    Bates, Alan B.; Latham, Nancy I.; Kim, Jin-ah

    2013-01-01

    Eighty-nine early childhood pre-service teachers were asked to identify their specific fears towards mathematics and explain why they had those specific fears. The results showed that they possess a wide variety of fears towards mathematics including having a lack of confidence in their teaching ability, a lack of teaching methods, an inability to…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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. PMID:20209074

  4. Exploring caves: teaching packet for grades K-3

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    U.S. Geological Survey

    1998-01-01

    "Exploring Caves" is an interdisciplinary set of materials on caves for grades K-3. Caves entail at least five scientific disciplines: earth science, hydrology, mapping, biology, and anthropology. Each of these disciplines involves a unique content area as well as the development of particular intellectual skills. This unit aims at helping teachers to sort and organize the most important ideas in this rich scientific area. Detailed lesson plans serve as ways to pass these ideas on to very young students. Most American caves are big holes that form in limestone rock. The holes begin as cracks in limestone. The cracks get bigger and bigger. They grow into underground streams, rivers, and even lakes. When water drains away, the waterways turn into open cave tunnels, passages, and caverns. It takes 10,000 to 100,000 years to form a cave big enough for people to move around inside. Water drips constantly in caves. The drips dissolve limestone minerals in one part of the cave. As water dries out, the minerals build up in other places. In this way, beautiful cave rock formations and crystals grow over thousands of years. These rock formations change dark limestone caves into hidden fantasy lands.

  5. The Relative Effectiveness of Discovery and Expository Strategies in Teaching Toward Economic Concepts with First Grade Students

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    Ryan, Frank L.; Carlson, Myrtle A.

    1973-01-01

    The problem of this investigation was to ascertain the relative effects of two teaching strategies, discovery and expository (telling), on the learning of economic concepts by first grade students, as measured by a criterion test instrument. (Author)

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

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    Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    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…

  7. A response to the problems of teaching a highly technical subject to students without A-level Maths or Science

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    E H Billett; W G Owen

    Brunel University offers a BSc in Industrial Design with a high technology content. Crucially we teach the Mechanics, Electrics and Materials in the same language as would be used to teach engineers. Ideally this course has recruited students who had A-level Maths as well as a good portfolio of Art and Design work, together with additional Science or D&T A-levels.

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

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    Warnimont, Chad S.

    2010-01-01

    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), 4th…

  9. An Interaction of Learning and Teaching Styles Influencing Mathematic Achievements of Ninth-Grade Students: A Multilevel Approach

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    Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

    2014-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to explore students' learning styles and teachers' teaching styles and study the effects and interaction effects of learning styles and teaching styles on mathematics achievements. The subjects were 3,382 ninth-grade students and 110 mathematic teachers. The main results revealed that most students were…

  10. Using Directed Reading Thinking Activity Strategies To Teach Students Reading Comprehension Skills in Middle Grades Language Arts.

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    DeFoe, Marguerite Corbitt

    This practicum was designed to use directed reading thinking activity strategies to teach reading comprehension skills to middle grades language arts students who frequently failed to make passing scores in reading comprehension exercises. The program included three specific strategies. The first strategy was to teach the students higher-order…

  11. The Effect of Using Computer Games in Teaching Mathematics on Developing the Number Sense of Fourth Grade Students

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    Nejem, Khamis Mousa; Muhanna, Wafa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using computer games in teaching mathematics on developing the number sense of fourth grade students. To achieve this purpose a study sample of (81) students was selected from the fourth grade. This sample was divided into two groups. One group was randomly chosen to be the experimental…

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

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    Mehmet Buldu; Mohamed S. Shaban

    2010-01-01

    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 consisted of 25 visual arts teachers in

  13. A Teaching Model for Scaffolding 4th Grade Students' Scientific Explanation Writing

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    Yang, Hsiu-Ting; Wang, Kuo-Hua

    2014-08-01

    Improving students scientific explanations is one major goal of science education. Both writing activities and concept mapping are reported as effective strategies for enhancing student learning of science. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a teaching model, named the DCI model, which integrates a Descriptive explanation writing activity, Concept mapping, and an Interpretive explanation writing activity, is introduced in a 4th grade science class to see if it would improve students' scientific explanations and understanding. A quasi-experimental design, including a non-randomized comparison group and a pre- and post-test design, was adopted for this study. An experimental group of 25 students were taught using the DCI teaching model, while a comparison group received a traditional lecture teaching. A rubric and content analysis was used to assess students' scientific explanations. The independent sample t test was used to measure difference in conceptual understanding between the two groups, before and after instruction. Then, the paired t test analysis was used to understand the promotion of the DCI teaching model. The results showed that students in the experimental group performed better than students in the comparison group, both in scientific concept understanding and explanation. Suggestions for using concept mapping and writing activities (the DCI teaching model) in science classes are provided in this study.

  14. Project Math-Co. Career Based Math Text Book Produced Entirely by Eighth Grade Students at Wiscasset Middle School.

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    Wiscasset Middle School, ME.

    This career-based mathematics text book was written for eighth grade students by eighth grade students at Wiscasset Middle School, Wiscasset, Maine. The text has an innovative format and features interviews with various townspeople of Wiscasset concerning their occupations; from the interviews, information is presented about training needed,…

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

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    The "beep-beep" of Sputnik in 1957 signaled to the world that the Space Race was on. The United States realized that the Soviet Union was making significant headway in the world of technology and discovery, and something needed to be done. Over the next several decades, the United States continued to grow concerned about the state of science and math education in the country. Fortunately, teams of professional scientists and mathematicians joined together to create new classroom teaching methods and other measures designed to improve the situation. This seven-part digital exhibition from the National Museum of American History includes images that tell this story, including selections from innovative books like "Corky in Orbit" and "R is for Rocket" by Ray Bradbury. The references for additional reading are uniformly excellent, and overall, it's a site that will interest historians of science, Cold War buffs, and others.

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

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    Mayfield, Kristin H; Vollmer, Timothy R

    2007-01-01

    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. PMID:17624064

  17. The Relationship of Peer Collaboration on Third Grade Student Math Performance.

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    Wilgus, Brandi Colleen Percifield

    The purpose of this study was to provide statistical evidence to demonstrate that peer collaboration on math homework increases academic performance in math. This study examined the benefits of peer collaboration on two unit tests on multiplication. It compared the results of students who worked collaboratively on homework and those who did not.…

  18. Family Type and Children's Growth in Reading and Math Over the Primary Grades.

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    Entwisle, Doris R.; Alexander, Karl L.

    1996-01-01

    Examined children's performance in the first two years of school so as to determine effects of parent configuration on reading and math scores. Found that children whose families had more economic resources and whose parents had higher expectations for their school performance consistently outperformed other children in reading and math. (RJM)

  19. Using Math Apps for Improving Student Learning: An Exploratory Study in an Inclusive Fourth Grade Classroom

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    Zhang, Meilan; Trussell, Robert P.; Gallegos, Benjamin; Asam, Rasmiyeh R.

    2015-01-01

    Recent years have seen a quick expansion of tablet computers in households and schools. One of the educational affordances of tablet computers is using math apps to engage students in mathematics learning. However, given the short history of the mobile devices, little research exists on the effectiveness of math apps, particularly for struggling…

  20. The "Responsive Classroom" Approach and Fifth Grade Students' Math and Science Anxiety and Self-Efficacy

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    Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L.

    2013-01-01

    Self-efficacy forecasts student persistence and achievement in challenging subjects. Thus, it is important to understand factors that contribute to students' self-efficacy, a key factor in their success in math and science. The current cross-sectional study examined the contribution of students' gender and math and science anxiety as well as…

  1. Characteristics of good mathematics teaching in Singapore grade 8 classrooms: a juxtaposition of teachers’ practice and students’ perception

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    Berinderjeet Kaur

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines the instructional approaches of three competent grade 8 mathematics teachers. It also examines their students’\\u000a perception of the lessons they taught as well as characteristics of good lessons. The findings of teachers’ practice and students’\\u000a perception are juxtaposed to elicit characteristics of good teaching in Singapore grade 8 classrooms. With limitation, the\\u000a findings of the paper suggests

  2. Primary-Grade Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs, Attitudes toward Teaching, and Discipline and Teaching Practice Priorities in Relation to the Responsive Classroom Approach

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    Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Sawyer, Brook E.

    2004-01-01

    In this study we examined the ways in which experience with a relational approach to education, the Responsive Classroom (RC) Approach, related to teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and teaching priorities. Questionnaire and Q-sort data were collected for a sample of 69 teachers in grades kindergarten through 3 at 6 schools (3 schools in their first…

  3. Preparation, Placement, Proficiency: Improving Middle Grades Math Performance. Policy and Practice Brief

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    Williams, Trish; Haertel, Edward; Kirst, Michael W.; Rosin, Matthew; Perry, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Early in 2010, EdSource released a landmark study on middle grades education in California. "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades" looked at the critical 6th- to 8th-grade years in the context of standards-based education. The analysis identified a comprehensive set of practices that differentiated higher from lower schoolwide academic achievement…

  4. Math Around the World: Grades 5-8. Teachers' Guide. Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).

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    Braxton, Beverly; And Others

    This document is a collection of eight games from four continents. Students use mathematics that is directly relevant to them as they take part in the games. The first five games (NIM, Kalah, Tower of Hanoi, Shongo Networks, and Magic Squares) feature presentation instructions that describe multiple-session classroom activities for grades 5-8.…

  5. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN MATH Math Partnerships =Student Success

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    Connor, Ed

    to help families understand the math curriculum for their child's grade level, and how math is taughtSAMPLER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN MATH Math Partnerships =Student Success Math children at home with math assignments can be a real challenge for parents. Teachers must take action

  6. Comparing the Achievement Patterns of Native Hawaiian and Non-Native Hawaiian Grade 8 Students in Reading and Math. Summary. Issues & Answers. REL 2012-No. 120

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    Hammond, Ormond W.; Wilson, Melly; Barros, Corrin

    2011-01-01

    This summary describes a larger report that discusses how Native Hawaiian students represent the largest single ethnic group in Hawai'i, at 27 percent of the student population in 2008/09. This larger REL Pacific report, "Comparing the Achievement Patterns of Native Hawaiian and Non-Native Hawaiian Grade 8 Students in Reading and Math," reports…

  7. Reflections on Teaching and Learning the Arts: A Middle-Grade Classroom and a High School for the Arts

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    Barilla, Rosemary; Brown, Tina Boyer

    2015-01-01

    Rosemary Barilla, a middle-grade language arts teacher, inspired by her own dedication to the arts, describes the ways she integrates the fine arts into her classroom program that is designed to teach reading and writing. Tina Boyer Brown, a founding teacher at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts®), describes the school as a place where…

  8. Addressing the Effects of Reciprocal Teaching on the Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary of 1st-Grade Students

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    Mandel, Eliana; Osana, Helena P.; Venkatesh, Vivek

    2013-01-01

    This study evaluated the effects of Adapted Reciprocal Teaching (ART) on the receptive and expressive flight-word vocabulary of 1st-grade students. During ART, classroom interactions produced narrative contexts within which students assumed responsibility for applying new flight words in personally meaningful ways. Students in the control group…

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

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    Selman, Christine Cherry

    2011-01-01

    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…

  10. Myths and Facts about Student Surveys of Teaching the Links between Students' Evaluations of Faculty and Course Grades

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    Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan

    2009-01-01

    The present study sought to examine the justification of faculty claims regarding bias in students' assessments of faculty performance that stem from external factors which do not include the quality of their teaching. Specifically, we sought to examine the hypothesis that there is a correlation between lecturer ranking and grades given by…

  11. Coastline Development. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.

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    Ford, Nelson S.

    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…

  12. The Effect of Internet-Based Education on Student Success in Teaching of 8th Grade Triangles Subject

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    Kaya, Deniz; Kesan, Cenk; Izgiol, Dilek

    2013-01-01

    In the study, it was researched the effect of internet-based application on student success. Internet-based application was used at the teaching of triangles subject which is included in 8th grade units of triangles and algebra. The study was carried out over the internet with a computer software program: Vitamin Program. The study was carried out…

  13. Project first and eye on the sky: strategies for teaching space science in the early grades

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    Paglierani, R.; Hawkins, I.

    Elementary educators typically have only limited opportunity to teach substantive science units. This is due, in great part, to the current primary focus on literacy and mathematics instruction in the early grades. It is not surprising then, that the time and resources allocated to science teaching are significantly less than those allocated to language arts and mathematics. The integration of elementary science curricula with language arts provides one means of addressing the challenge of maintaining a robust science presence in the elementary classroom. Project FIRST's Eye on the Sky suggests a model for the successful integration of science instruction with language arts through inquiry-based learning. The model has been adopted by other Education/Public Outreach efforts, most recently, the Cassini- Huygens Mission and the Space Telescope Institute. We will present Eye on the Sky: Our Star the Sun, a suite of integrated, inquiry-based lessons designed specifically for K-4 students and discuss data showing the program's impact on the user audience. These materials offer an exciting opportunity to explore the dynamic Sun and share research discoveries of NASA's Sun-Earth Connection with the elementary education community. The lessons were developed and tested by UC Berkeley educators and NASA scientists in partnership with classroom teachers. We will review the program components and examine the benefits and challenges inherent in implementing such a program in the elementary school setting.

  14. Research and Teaching: Do Students' Grades in High School Biology Accurately Predict Their Grades in College Biology?

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    Philip A. Jensen

    2008-01-01

    In this study, the authors analyzed how students' grades in high school biology courses are associated with their predicted and actual grades in college courses. The results of the study revealed a disconnect between high school and college biology courses. High school students are not well-served by high grades in high school courses that are not accompanied by the requisite amount of course engagement and academic effort.

  15. Three Workshops for Teachers of Math in the Intermediate Grades: Communication, Content, and Kinetic Activities

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    Michael Cartledge

    2003-01-01

    This synthesis is the product of my reflections, skills, and experiences acquired in the Critical and Creative Thinking coursework. My first hand experience as an elementary math curriculum coordinator and my researching teachers’ stress led me to develop three separate professional development workshops. The first workshop offers strategies and activities for teachers to develop better communication and listening skills within

  16. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 1, Grade One, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Each of the four kits in this teacher's guide to a Spanish science/math strand for first graders provides for the development of mathematical competencies needed to function in science. Instructional and assessment activities in the bilingual curriculum are pupil centered, and contents are designed to enable the child to develop skills in the…

  17. Family Structure, School Context, and Eighth-Grade Math and Reading Achievement.

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    Pong, Suet-Ling

    1997-01-01

    Reviews existing theoretical perspective on how single-parent families and stepfamilies affect student achievement by examining math and reading achievement scores. Results show that schools predominated by students from single-parent families and stepfamilies negatively affect student's achievement. These negative effects are countervailed when…

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Instructional aids and ditto masters for unit three of a science/math curriculum in Spanish for first graders are included in this supplement and ditto packet. Encompassing kits 9-12, these materials are designed for use with learning activities referred to in the teacher's guide corresponding to this unit. Illustrations and materials for both…

  19. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 9, Grade 3, Teacher's Guide.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    Instructional and assessment activities in science and math for third graders are presented in this teacher's guide to unit nine. Focus, objectives and materials for each activity are in English and Spanish, while teacher instructions are only in Spanish. The unit's theme is "the nation as a community"; related to the theme are the four spiraling…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  1. The Math We Need To "Know" and "Do": Content Standards for Elementary and Middle Grades.

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    Solomon, Pearl Gold

    This book focuses primarily on mathematics content but restates it in the current context of expanded pedagogical knowledge. It covers content that is traditionally introduced through the sixth grade and carries the development of it into the seventh and eighth grades. The book introduces some newly important concepts as well, but other topics…

  2. Cross-Discipline Teaching for English Learners

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    Upczak-Garcia, Anne

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

    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…

  4. Math as a Second Language.

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    Wakefield, Dara V.

    2000-01-01

    Provides a rationale for approaching mathematics as a second language. Gives teaching suggestions: begin in early childhood, stress similarities between math and language, use spoken math before written, use authentic assessment, and focus on real-life math use. (SK)

  5. Discourse Time! Developing Argumentative Literacy in the Math Classroom

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    Singer, David

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe Discourse Time (D.T.), a teaching practice that aims to integrate argumentative literacy, the third piece of the literacy puzzle, into math learning environments. Snapshots from a tenth grade classroom at Skyview Academy High School in Thornton, Colorado is used to paint a vivid picture of what D.T. looks…

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

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    Ford, Pari; Strawhecker, Jane

    2011-01-01

    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…

  7. Effect of Video Assisted Instruction on Parent, Teacher and Student Perceptions of a Quality 5th Grade Math Program

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    Mayes, Donald Roy

    2010-01-01

    This research has been conducted in response to struggling math students and parents who become frustrated while trying to help their student at home. A need remains for a treatment that can increase math success and lower the anxiety level associated with math. The rationale for this research is an attempt to increase students' math success by…

  8. 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.

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    Petovello, Laura R.; Quenk, Rachel

    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…

  9. Math Apprentice

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    MathApprentice.com

    2009-01-01

    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.

  10. Math Trivia.

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    Kuhlmann, Jim

    1986-01-01

    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)

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

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    HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

    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…

  12. Introduction to Communication, Grades PreK-2. The Math Process Standards Series

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    O'Connell, Susan; O'Connor, Kelly

    2007-01-01

    In this book, the authors offer suggestions for teachers to help students explore, express, and better understand mathematical content through talking and writing. They offer an array of entry points for understanding, planning, and teaching, including strategies that help students put their ideas into words, clarify them, elaborate on them, and…

  13. Bubbleology: Teacher's Guide, Grades 5-9. Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).

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    Barber, Jacqueline; And Others

    This guide describes six bubble activities for developing a variety of process skills in grades 5-9. Activities included are: (1) "Bubble Technology"; (2) "Comparing Bubble Solutions"; (3) "The Chemistry of Bigger Bubbles"; (4) "Bernoulli's Bubbles"; (5) "Predict-a-Pop" for studying interference; and (6) "Longer-lasting Bubbles." In each activity,…

  14. Good Apple & Math Fun. An Idea/Activity Book for the Intermediate Grades.

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    Aten, Jerry

    This booklet provides activities to enrich the core of basic mathematics instruction in the intermediate grades. Several learning center ideas are presented throughout the book, with general suggestions for the teacher in planning for and managing learning centers. The use of contracts with students is also discussed. Bulletin board ideas are…

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. Teachers2Teachers (Math)

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    Teacher2Teacher is "a peer-mentored question-and-answer service" and intended to serve as "a resource for teachers and parents who have questions about teaching mathematics." Visitors to the website can search or browse the archived discussions by topic area or grade level, ask a question, discuss math education in the Teachers' Lounge, or look up some Frequently Asked Questions. When posting a message or question, you are asked to provide your name and email. Registration is not required, but will qualify you for a free copy of their newsletter via email. Questions are answered by Teacher2Teacher Associates. The wide range of topics and levels covered here will prove helpful to students or instructors with questions on Developmental Math, ESL instruction, Logic, Calculus and many more. In addition, anyone interested in becoming a Teacher2Teacher Associate can learn more about how to apply in the About T2T section.

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

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    Goldman, Juliette D. G.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. External providers' sexuality education teaching and pedagogies for primary school students in Grade 1 to Grade 7

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    Juliette D. G. Goldman

    2011-01-01

    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 visit the school to provide lessons on puberty and

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

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    Karen H. Adamson

    2008-01-01

    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

  20. A Quantitative Study of the Added-Value of Co-Teaching Models Implemented in the Fourth Grade Classes of a Suburban New Jersey School District

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    Principato, Karen

    2010-01-01

    This quantitative study examined the impact, if any, of two general co-teaching models on the academic achievement of all of the fourth-grade students in a small suburban elementary school district. It addressed co-teaching methods as possible supports to improve literacy gains for all elementary school students. The researcher investigated the…

  1. Effectiveness of the computer enhanced visual learning method in teaching the society for fetal urology hydronephrosis grading system for urology trainees

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    Andrew Marks; Max Maizels; Jennie Mickelson; Elizabeth Yerkes; C. D. Anthony Herndon; Tamar Ben-Ami; Evelyn Maizels; Rachel Stork Stoltz; Scott Dixon; Dennis Liu; Tony Chaviano; Jennifer Hagerty; William Kaplan

    2011-01-01

    ObjectiveA novel educational tool, Computer Enhanced Visual Learning (CEVL), has been used to improve resident performance of routine orchiopexy. Our objective was to assess the effect of a CEVL teaching module on the diagnostic accuracy of medical trainees in grading neonatal hydronephrosis on ultrasound using the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) grading system.

  2. Train Your Brain Math Club Train Your Brain Math Club meets on Fridays at 4:20-5:20pm. The aim is to teach high

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    Blokh, Alexander

    Train Your Brain Math Club Train Your Brain Math Club meets on Fridays at 4:20-5:20pm. The aim in joining Train Your Brain Math Club should call UAB Special Studies at (205)934-8263 and mention Train Your Brain Math Club. Contact information: Dr A. Blokh, Coordinator of Outreach Program Department

  3. How Do Teachers' Beliefs Predict Children's Interest in Math from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade?

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    Upadyaya, Katja; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.

    2014-01-01

    The present study investigated to what extent teachers' beliefs about children's achievement contribute to the development of children's math interest. In addition, the extent to which other possible predictors, such as performance in math, gender, and race/ethnicity would contribute to the development of children's math

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

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    Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  5. This program is an opportunity for Cal Teach undergraduates to work intensively in a team environment for one month in COSMOS, a four-week intensive science, math, and engineering

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    Kritsuk, Alexei

    on conducting the Scientific Communication Course and produce lesson plans based on the cluster materials Teach Cluster Assistants, who will be teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in K-12 they are selected. To be eligible to apply, interested Cal Teach undergraduates must be working towards a STEM major

  6. Promoting Inquiry-Based Teaching in Laboratory Courses: Are We Meeting the Grade?

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    Beck, Christopher; Butler, Amy; Burke da Silva, Karen

    2014-01-01

    Over the past decade, repeated calls have been made to incorporate more active teaching and learning in undergraduate biology courses. The emphasis on inquiry-based teaching is especially important in laboratory courses, as these are the courses in which students are applying the process of science. To determine the current state of research on…

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

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

    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…

  8. Setting the Stage with Geometry: Lessons & Worksheets to Build Skills in Measuring Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume. Poster/Teaching Guide. Expect the Unexpected with Math[R

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    Actuarial Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "Setting the Stage with Geometry" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 build and reinforce basic geometry skills for measuring 2D and 3D shapes. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, this program seeks to provide skill-building math

  9. Correlation between Grade Point Averages and Student Evaluation of Teaching Scores: Taking a Closer Look

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    Griffin, Tyler J.; Hilton, John, III.; Plummer, Kenneth; Barret, Devynne

    2014-01-01

    One of the most contentious potential sources of bias is whether instructors who give higher grades receive higher ratings from students. We examined the grade point averages (GPAs) and student ratings across 2073 general education religion courses at a large private university. A moderate correlation was found between GPAs and student evaluations…

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

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    Lewis Sanchez, Louise

    2007-01-01

    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…

  11. Teaching Elementary School Math, Competency-Based Approach. Adams State College.

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    Evans, Carlton; And Others

    The stated goals for the nine modules in this elementary math cluster, which is part of a series developed for the Adams State College Teacher Corps program, are that the intern will: (a) understand the scope and sequence of topics in elementary mathematics, (b) be familiar with a wide variety of activities and materials for use in a mathematics…

  12. Effectiveness of the Touch Math Technique in Teaching Addition Skills to Students with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Calik, Nuray Can; Kargin, Tevhide

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, generalizability, and the permanency of the instruction with the touch math technique. Direct instruction was used to the instruction of the basic summation skills of the students with mild intellectual disabilities. A multiple probe design across the subjects was used in this study. The…

  13. Effectiveness of Mastering Math Facts on Second- and Third-Grade Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Mathematics

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    Fries, Karen M.

    2013-01-01

    Students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in mathematics can typically experience long-lasting problems when developing fluency with basic math facts despite the use of evidence-based practices. One recently developed intervention to promote memorization and fact-fluency is Mastering Math Facts (MMF). MMF is a commercially-available…

  14. Inhibitory Control in Preschool Predicts Early Math Skills in First Grade: Evidence from an Ethnically Diverse Sample

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    Ng, Florrie Fei-Yin; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Sze, Irene Nga-Lam

    2015-01-01

    Preschoolers' inhibitory control and early math skills were concurrently and longitudinally examined in 255 Chinese, African American, Dominican, and Mexican 4-year-olds in the United States. Inhibitory control at age 4, assessed with a peg-tapping task, was associated with early math skills at age 4 and predicted growth in such skills from…

  15. The impact of pre-kindergarten enrollment on student performance as identified by third grade reading and math Texas Assessment of Knowledege and Skills(TAKS) scores among selected title 1 elementary schools

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    Maldonado, Wanda

    2008-10-10

    of the Study The achievement gap among economically disadvantaged and other groups is evidenced by student performance on TAKS scores. A review of TAKS data shows that the economic disadvantaged group is lagging behind in student achievement. One 7 reason...-11 in the areas of reading, language arts, math, writing, science, and social studies. Students in third grade are tested in math and reading only. The test is administered in English and Spanish. Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged...

  16. Whatcom Online Math Center Free Courses

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

  17. A Natural Fusion: Math and Science Across the Curriculum : Northwest Teacher, volume 4 number 1

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    Amy Sutton

    2002-01-01

    Articles in this issue of Northwest Teacher focus on integrating math and science across the curriculum. Teachers create learning experiences for students, of all grade levels, that transcend the power of any one of them taught in isolation. With todays national spotlight on improving students reading and math skills, the potential for cross-disciplinary teaching of these subjects may be readily apparent. But science, too often nudged to the hinterlands of the curriculum when state standards and testing dont mandate it, is a particularly rich territory for applying math and language arts.

  18. Archimedes in Secondary Schools: A Teaching Proposal for the Math Curriculum

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    Francesco A. Costabile; Annarosa Serpe

    \\u000a The aim is to propose, at various levels in secondary schools, Archimedes’ idea for calculating ? using the computer as programming\\u000a tool. In this way, it will be possible to remember the work of one of the greatest geniuses in history and, at the same time,\\u000a carry out an interdisciplinary project, particularly relevant to the current debate on the Math

  19. This program is an opportunity for Cal Teach undergraduates to work intensively in a team environment for one month in COSMOS, a four-week intensive science, math, and engineering

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    Wang, Deli

    on conducting the Scientific Communication Course and produce lesson plans based on the cluster materials will be teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in K-12 settings, will · Gain first-hand experience to apply, interested Cal Teach undergraduates must be working towards a STEM major, have completed

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

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    Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

    2007-01-01

    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 offers…

  1. Queering Literacy Teaching: Analyzing Gay-Themed Discourses in a Fifth-Grade Class in Brazil

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    Moita-Lopes, Luiz Paulo

    2006-01-01

    Following queer theory and critical discourse analysis principles, my aims in this article are to analyze gay-themed discourses in literacy contexts and to suggest a way of queering literacy teaching. In the first part, I focus on ethnographically generated data from a class of fifth-graders in Brazil. The analysis shows that homoeroticism was…

  2. Teaching and Learning Number Sense – An Intervention Study of Fifth Grade Students in Taiwan

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    Der-Ching Yang

    2003-01-01

    Two classes (one experimental and one control) in a public elementary school located in southern Taiwan participated in this study. Number sense activities were conducted in the experimental class as supplementary teaching materials, while the control class followed the standard mathematics curriculum. Data indicate that there are statistically significant differences between pretest and posttest (pretest and retention-test) scores for the

  3. Teaching Upper Grade Elementary School Children About Terrorism: It Can Be Done.

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    Passe, Jeff

    1986-01-01

    Using the 1980 Iranian hostage crisis as an example, this article provides practical guidelines on how to handle terrorism in the upper elementary classroom. Includes a flow chart showing fourth graders' analysis of the hostage crisis. Concludes that such teaching promotes the conceptual and thinking skills needed in the social studies curriculum.…

  4. A Teaching Model for Scaffolding 4th Grade Students' Scientific Explanation Writing

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    Yang, Hsiu-Ting; Wang, Kuo-Hua

    2014-01-01

    Improving students scientific explanations is one major goal of science education. Both writing activities and concept mapping are reported as effective strategies for enhancing student learning of science. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a teaching model, named the DCI model, which integrates a Descriptive explanation…

  5. Promoting inquiry-based teaching in laboratory courses: are we meeting the grade?

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    Beck, Christopher; Butler, Amy; da Silva, Karen Burke

    2014-01-01

    Over the past decade, repeated calls have been made to incorporate more active teaching and learning in undergraduate biology courses. The emphasis on inquiry-based teaching is especially important in laboratory courses, as these are the courses in which students are applying the process of science. To determine the current state of research on inquiry-based teaching in undergraduate biology laboratory courses, we reviewed the recent published literature on inquiry-based exercises. The majority of studies in our data set were in the subdisciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, and molecular biology. In addition, most exercises were guided inquiry, rather than open ended or research based. Almost 75% of the studies included assessment data, with two-thirds of these studies including multiple types of assessment data. However, few exercises were assessed in multiple courses or at multiple institutions. Furthermore, assessments were rarely based on published instruments. Although the results of the studies in our data set show a positive effect of inquiry-based teaching in biology laboratory courses on student learning gains, research that uses the same instrument across a range of courses and institutions is needed to determine whether these results can be generalized. PMID:25185228

  6. Project NECESSITIES, Phase III. Volume IV: Teaching Materials for Kindergarten and First Grade.

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    Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

    Phase III, Volume IV, Part A of Project NECESSITIES consists of 10 activities intended for kindergarten-aged American Indian (including Eskimo) children. Some of the supplementary materials needed to teach these activities ("Symbol Formation" and "An Animal Alphabet") are appended. The unit, entitled Learning to Communicate, begins with non-verbal…

  7. Six-Year Ukrainian as a Second Language Program, Grade 11 Teaching Unit.

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    Boruszczak, Bohdan

    The teaching unit provides materials for the fifth year of the six-year secondary school curriculum in Ukrainian as a second language. It focuses on basic vocabulary and communications skills related to the theme of "the restaurant" including: the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; specific elements of grammar (verb…

  8. A STUDY OF THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE METHODS OF TEACHING READING IN GRADE ONE.

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    HAHN, HARRY T.

    THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THREE APPROACHES TO BEGINNING READING WAS STUDIED. THE THREE APPROACHES WERE (1) PITMAN'S INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET APPROACH (ITAA), (2) A MODIFIED LANGUAGE ARTS APPROACH WITH TRADITIONAL ORTHOGRAPHY (LAA), AND (3) A BASIC READER APPROACH (BRA). TWO INTERRELATED PROBLEMS WERE ALSO TREATED IN THIS STUDY--(1) THE…

  9. Effective Teaching Strategies According to Fifth Grade Students: A Qualitative Study

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    Gomez, Adlin Yanina

    2009-01-01

    This study identified learners' perspectives on the most effective teaching strategies. Professionals in the field of education have worked to increase educational achievement and success by exploring ways to match instructional strategies with individual learning styles. The voices of the learners have seldom been considered in this effort. The…

  10. Making Sense of Census 2000--Puerto Rico. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-12.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum…

  11. Making Sense of Census 2000--American Samoa. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-12.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum…

  12. Making Sense of Census 2000--Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-12.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum…

  13. Making Sense of Census 2000--Guam. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-12.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum…

  14. Making Sense of Census 2000--U.S. Virgin Islands. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-12.

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    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.

    The United States Census Bureau's mission is to be the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Census 2000 teaching guide aims to help teachers bring the census to life for students. The guide outlines skills that correlate with national standards; fulfills curriculum…

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

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

    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…

  16. American Civilization in Historic Perspective, Part I. A Guide for Teaching Social Studies, Grade 11.

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

    This teaching guide offers illustrative and reference materials that are both narrative and graphic on the three topics of Mass Media, Conflicting Ideologies, and Social Control. The objective is to furnish primary materials on these topics not easily available to teachers. Emphasis is on organizing the selections as short cases or studies.…

  17. The Economics of Crime: A Teaching Unit for Grades 7-12.

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    Luksetich, William A.

    The major purposes of this teaching unit are to increase the students' understanding of economic concepts and economic reasoning, and to explain how economic reasoning can be applied to an analysis of the causes and remedies of crime. The unit examines the economics of crime in dollars as well as the causes of crime and programs to reduce criminal…

  18. Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Content Comprehension, Grades 6?12

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    Tovani, Cris

    2004-01-01

    "Do I really have to teach reading?" This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is "yes." If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their…

  19. Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Approaches, Strategies and Tools, Preschool-2nd Grade

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    Souto-Manning, Mariana

    2013-01-01

    This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally…

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

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    Corbin, Denee J.

    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…

  1. Integrating Literacy and Technology: Effective Practice for Grades K-6. Tools for Teaching Literacy

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    Taffe, Susan Watts; Gwinn, Carolyn B.

    2007-01-01

    An accessible resource for busy teachers, this informative book sets the stage for using technology effectively in the literacy classroom. The authors take the reader step by step through the ongoing cycle of planning, teaching, and assessment in a technology-rich environment. They demonstrate how to use the Internet and reading and writing…

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

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    Shults, Patricia Ann

    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…

  3. Justification as a Teaching and Learning Practice: Its (Potential) Multifacted Role in Middle Grades Mathematics Classrooms

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    Staples, Megan E.; Bartlo, Joanna; Thanheiser, Eva

    2012-01-01

    Justification is a core mathematics practice. Although the purposes of justification in the mathematician community have been studied extensively, we know relatively little about its role in K-12 classrooms. This paper documents the range of purposes identified by 12 middle grades teachers who were working actively to incorporate justification…

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

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    Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  5. Project NECESSITIES, Phase III. Volume V: Teaching Materials for Second and Third Grades.

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    Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

    Part III, Volume V, Part A of Project NECESSITIES consists of 6 units intended for 2nd-grade American Indian (including Eskimo) children. Activities include music, pantomime, and drama to allow the student and teacher to develop their own classroom version of the story of creation so that the student learns the difference between fact and truth.…

  6. Folktales: Teaching Reading through Visualization and Drawing. Kindergarten through Grade 5.

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    Rose, Laura

    Intended to help young children learn to read with comprehension, this book uses visualization and drawing techniques with folktales. The folktales in the book (collected from around the world and freely adapted) were chosen to help primary- and middle-grade students increase their enjoyment and comprehension by eliciting a flood of rich visual…

  7. The Oral-Aural-Visual Program for Teaching Language Arts: Units of Instruction, Grade Nine.

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    Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.

    The language program and the six thematic literature units outlined in this oral-aural-visual guide for grade 9 were developed by the Indianapolis Public Schools under Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The literature units--"Excitement at Your Elbow,""Worlds of the Weird and the Wayout,""Close-Ups,""War and the Individual,""A…

  8. Grading and Assessments: Correlations of Variables Affecting Teaching and Course Assessments

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    Ellis, Joyce L.; Francl, Thomas J.

    2015-01-01

    Faculty assessments are a hot topic in academia. Mostly considered an unproven statistic holding the professor hostage for a good grade, the benefits are still in discussion. At course end, we expect students to have the ability to analyze what we think they should have learned. In reality, most students do not have the maturity to realize…

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

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    Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

    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…

  10. A Conceptual Change Approach for Teaching Matter to Sixth Grade Students: Integrating Activities, Experiments, Writing Responses and Verbal Discussion into the Classroom

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    Karen Cavanaugh Borde

    1999-01-01

    Many middle school curricula today need supplemental lessons to really encourage the kind of critical thinking which promotes conceptual change. In this paper, I discuss why such supplemental materials are necessary, and then draw from multiple sources in devising such materials for a unit plan on matter. Teaching this concept to sixth grade science students is extremely challenging. Upon entering

  11. An Investigation into the Relationship between Culturally Responsive Teaching and Fourth-, Fifth-, and Sixth-Grade Student Performance on the California Standards Tests: Teacher Perceptions, Definitions, and Descriptions

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    Coghlan, Robert R.

    2011-01-01

    This mixed-methods study is an investigation into the relationship between culturally responsive teaching and fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade student performance on the California Standards Tests (CSTs). The significance of this research lies in its evaluation of the way that the self-perceived cultural proficiency level of the teacher and…

  12. Correlations of National Teacher Examination Core Battery Scores and College Grade Point Average with Teaching Effectiveness of First-Year Teachers

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    Don Moore; K. Terry Schurr; L. W. Henriksen

    1991-01-01

    Correlations of National Teacher Examination Core Battery scores and college grade point average with a measure of teaching effectiveness were evaluated for 493 first-year teachers. The correlation was higher for GPA (r = .28) than for the Core Battery (R = .16). The Core Battery did not improve the prediction of teacher effectiveness over using only GPA.

  13. Validation of Scores from a New Measure of Preservice Teachers' Self-Efficacy to Teach Statistics in the Middle Grades

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    Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Sorto, M. Alejandra; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Lesser, Lawrence M.; Murphy, Teri J.

    2014-01-01

    The influential "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" (CCSSM) expect students to start statistics learning during middle grades. Thus teacher education and professional development programs are advised to help preservice and in-service teachers increase their knowledge and confidence to teach statistics. Although existing…

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

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    Fradiska, John

    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…

  15. Science and Technology Teachers' Opinions about Problems Faced While Teaching 8th Grade Science Unit "Force and Motion" and Suggestions for Solutions

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    Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Uzoglu, Mustafa

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to explore the problems encountered while teaching force and motion unit in 8th grade science and technology course from teachers' perspectives and offer solutions to eliminate these problems. The study was conducted with 248 science and technology teachers working in 7 regions in Turkey in 2012-2013 academic year.…

  16. Correlations of National Teacher Examination Core Battery Scores and College Grade Point Average with Teaching Effectiveness of First-Year Teachers.

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    Moore, Don; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Correlations of National Teacher Examination (NTE) Core Battery scores and college grade point average (GPA) with a measure of teaching effectiveness for 493 first-year teachers indicate that the correlation is higher for GPA than for the Core Battery. NTE core scores do not predict effectiveness better than GPA alone. (SLD)

  17. Math 108, Math 130, Math 147, Math 148, Math 314, Math 371

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Math 108, Math 130, Math 147, Math 148, Math 314, Math 371 Tutoring, Spring 2014 Room: LN-2408B:00 JM JM JB = Jonas Braun (Math 147) JB1 = John Brown (Math 148) MB = Mauricio Bustamante (Math 371) AS = Ashley Culpepper (Math 130) JD = Junyi Dong (Math 148) MF = Mike Fink (Math 314) LG = Laura Gray (Math

  18. Why Understanding 1-3/4 divided by 1/2 Matters to Math Reform: ABE Teachers Learn the Math They Teach.

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    Brover, Charles; Deagan, Denise; Farina, Solange

    This paper explains the investigative attempts of The New York City Math Exchange Group (MEG) on elementary mathematics teachers' content knowledge in Adult Basic Education (ABE). The study is comparative in nature and took place in a workshop at the Adults Learning Maths Conference in Boston. The new members of the MEG professional development…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Farmer, Walter A.; Farrell, Margaret A.

    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…

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

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

    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…

  2. Creating a Down-to-Earth Approach to Teaching Science, Math and Technology.

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    Williamson, Robert; Smoak, Ellen

    1999-01-01

    Down-to-Earth is a program designed to increase 9- to 12-year olds' critical thinking and problem solving by teaching gardening through the scientific method. The combination of multi- and interdisciplinary topics has increased achievement and resulted in attitudinal and behavioral changes. (SK)

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  4. The Effects of Using Flashcards with Reading Racetrack to Teach Letter Sounds, Sight Words, and Math Facts to Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Erbey, Rachel; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Everson, Mary

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of reading racetrack and flashcards when teaching phonics, sight words, and addition facts. The participants for the sight word and phonics portion of this study were two seven-year-old boys in the second grade. Both participants were diagnosed with a learning disability. The third participant…

  5. An Analysis of the Impact of Single-Sex Schools on Seventh Grade Math and Reading Tasks Scores

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    Groves-Redwood, Tarawa F.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a statistically significant mean difference in math and reading student performance by types of schools. The types of schools were identified as all-male and all-female public middle schools. Specifically, this study examined the impact of public single-sex schools on the mathematics and…

  6. The Relationship between Principal Turnover and Student Achievement in Reading/English Language Arts and Math Grades Six through Eight

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    Berrong, Darren Andrew

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between principal turnover rate, percentage of minority students, percentage of students with disabilities, and percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged and student achievement in reading/English language arts and math measured by Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on the Georgia Criterion…

  7. Study of the Reliability of CCSS-Aligned Math Measures (2012 Research Version): Grades 6-8. Technical Report #1312

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2012-01-01

    In this technical report, we describe the results of a study of mathematics items written to align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades 6-8. In each grade, CCSS items were organized into forms, and the reliability of these forms was evaluated along with an experimental form including items aligned with the National Council of…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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 conditions: fact retrieval practice, conceptual fact retrieval instruction with practice, procedural computation/estimation instruction, and control (no tutoring). Tutoring occurred for 45 sessions over 15weeks for 15–25 minutes per session. Results provided evidence of an interaction between tutoring condition and MD subtype status for assessment of fact retrieval. For MD-only students, students in both fact retrieval conditions achieved comparably and outperformed MD-only students in the control group as well as those in the procedural computation/estimation instruction group. By contrast, for MDRD students, there were no significant differences among intervention conditions. PMID:19448840

  9. A College Professor Teaches a Fourth-Grade Media Literacy Unit on Television CommercialsLessons Learned by the Students—And by the Teacher

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    Heather L. Hundley

    2004-01-01

    This ethnographic-style article chronicles the author’s experiences teaching fourth-grade students media literacy. The 4-day lesson plan combined persuasive techniques articulated by Aristotle and media aesthetics as well as the creation of a “television commercial” to enable the students to become more critical media consumers and gain better media literacy skills. The four lessons emphasize the importance of adapting to audiences

  10. Smith college secondary math and science outreach program

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    Powell, J.A.; Clark, C. [Smith College, Northhampton, MA (United States)

    1994-12-31

    The Smith College Secondary Math and Science Outreach Program works collaboratively with front-line educators to encourage young women students of all abilities, especially underrepresented and underserved minorities, to continue studying math and science throughout high school. The program includes three main components: (1) Twenty-five to thirty teams of math/science teachers and guidance counselors participate in a year-long program which begins with a three-day Current Students/Future Scientists and Engineering Workshop. This event includes a keynote address, presentations and workshops by successful women in science and engineering, and hands-on laboratory sessions. Each participant receives a stipend and free room and board. Returning to their schools, the teacher-counselor teams implement ongoing plans designed to counteract gender bias in the sciences and to alert female students to the broad range of math, science, and engineering career choices open to them. A follow-up session in the spring allows the teams to present and discuss their year-long activities. (2) TRI-ON, a day of science for 120 ninth- and tenth- grade girls from schools with a large underserved and underrepresented population, is held in early spring. Girls discover the excitement of laboratory investigation and interact with female college science and math majors. (3) Teaching Internships, initiated in 1991, involve ten to fifteen Smith College math and science majors in teaching in public schools. The teaching interns experience the rewards and challenges of classroom teaching, and they also serve as role models for younger students.

  11. Maths in the Board Room

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    Johnston, Scott

    2012-01-01

    The author has recently been experimenting with having students work at a set of six blackboards mounted on the walls of a maths teaching space. In this article, he describes this project which he started because he had become impatient with, and aggravated by the usual setup of a maths teaching space. He had started to question why there are…

  12. Destination Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

    2009-01-01

    "Destination Math" is a series of computer-based curricula designed to be used for at least 90 minutes a week. Featuring sequenced, prescriptive, step-by-step instruction, "Destination Math" is designed for the development of fluency in critical skills, math reasoning, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving skills. Intermediate Math (grades

  13. The Massachusetts Math Wars

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    Stotsky, Sandra

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    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

    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)…

  15. Math Machines

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    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.

  16. Beyond the Bubble: How to Use Multiple-Choice Tests to Improve Math Instruction, Grades 4-5

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    Wickett, Maryann; Hendrix-Martin, Eunice

    2011-01-01

    Multiple-choice testing is an educational reality. Rather than complain about the negative impact these tests may have on teaching and learning, why not use them to better understand your students' true mathematical knowledge and comprehension? Maryann Wickett and Eunice Hendrix-Martin show teachers how to move beyond the student's answer--right…

  17. A Study of Single-Gender Grouping for Sixth Grade Math as a Strategy for Improving Student Achievement

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    Van Zyl, Douglas G.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose of the study. The purpose of this study was to examine single-gender groupings for sixth grade mathematics classes as a strategy to improve student achievement. The method of research was quantitative, with MAP mathematics test data being used to determine if any relationship exists between the strategy and student achievement. Findings.…

  18. COMPARING THE INFLUENCE OF SELF-REPORTED TEACHING PRACTICES ON THIRD GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WHOSE HOME LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

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    Fox, Edward Bruce

    2013-12-31

    associated with academic achievement. Self-reported teaching practices (SRTP) from the ECLS-K were then tested for similar effects on achievement and for invariance across two language groups: students whose primary home language is English and students who...

  19. Mixed Ability Teaching.

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    Skov, Poul

    1986-01-01

    As a basis for taking a position on the future school structure in grades 8-10 in Denmark, an extensive study was carried out on mixed ability teaching (teaching in heterogeneous classes) on these grade levels. Results showed that mixed ability teaching gave at least as good results as teaching in differentiated classes. (Author/LMO)

  20. A Resource Manual for the Development and Evaluation of Special Programs for Exceptional Students. Volume V-D: Techniques of Precision Teaching. Part 1: Training Manual, Part 2: Math Basic Skills Curriculum, Part 3: Reading Basic Skills Curriculum.

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    Diviaio, Linda G.; Hefferan, Marilyn P.

    This document contains a training manual and reading and math basic skills curricula for use in specific learning disability programs and/or with educably mentally handicapped and emotionally handicapped students. The training manual is intended to help special education teachers understand and use precision teaching. A brief history of the…

  1. Math Anxiety, Working Memory, and Math Achievement in Early Elementary School

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

    2013-01-01

    Although math anxiety is associated with poor mathematical knowledge and low course grades (Ashcraft & Krause, 2007), research establishing a connection between math anxiety and math achievement has generally been conducted with young adults, ignoring the emergence of math anxiety in young children. In the current study, we explored whether…

  2. JI. of Computers in Math and Science Teaching, Vo. 10 (2) Winter 1990/91 87 A Short Program for Teaching Chemical Equilibrium

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    Campanario, Juan Miguel

    for Teaching Chemical Equilibrium Juan Miguel Campanario Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Alcala 28871. Teaching chemical equilibrium takes up alarge part of the chemistry curriculum. The problems and questions related to chemical equilibrium canbe presented in various ways, often involving ionic species in solution

  3. Math Olympiad

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    2008-09-10

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

  4. 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.

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    Memming, Agnes K.; And Others

    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,…

  5. Beginning German in Grade Three: MLA Teacher's Guide. A Course of Study Including Methods, Materials, and Aids for Teaching Conversational German to Third-Grade Children.

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    Wittman, Nora E.; And Others

    This guide is planned to help the FLES teacher develop pleasurable language learning experiences in spoken German for children at the third-grade level. Experiences included in this guide present German in life situations, as well as insight into German culture. The guide offers suggestions for classroom procedures, and detailed directions are…

  6. Pets: A Third/Fourth Grade Law-Related Education Unit. Teaching Students about Responsibility through Pet Ownership.

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    Sweeney, Marianne; And Others

    This unit's purpose is to teach elementary students responsibility toward their pets by examining laws related to owners' responsibilities, medical care, and items which can be purchased for pets. The project, intended to cover 15 class days, provides teaching concepts and resources and presents each lesson in terms of a problem. Lessons include…

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

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    Lesh, Bruce

    2011-01-01

    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…

  8. Perceptions of Effective Teaching Methods in "O" Grade English Courses for Adults. SCRE Project Report No. 22.

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    Arney, Nick; And Others

    An study was conducted in an adult education center and a community school in Scotland to determine the perceived effectiveness of a range of methods for teaching English. Data were collected through semistructured interviews, observation of teaching, course documents, and informal conversations with 47 students and 2 teachers. Findings included…

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

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

    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 such…

  10. Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom. A Hands-On Creative Approach to Teaching Mathematics. K-8.

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    Pearl, Barbara

    This perfect bound teacher's guide presents techniques and activities to teach mathematics using origami paper folding. Part 1 includes a history of origami, mathematics and origami, and careers using mathematics. Parts 2 and 3 introduce paper-folding concepts and teaching techniques and include suggestions for low-budget paper resources. Part 4…

  11. Effects of Course Experiences on Self-Efficacy in Teaching Math: A Case Study of Preservice Elementary Teachers

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    Ogden, Michele A.

    2012-01-01

    Elementary students' math achievement in the United States is mediocre in comparison to that of students in other countries. Students in California perform below the national average on standardized tests. Reform efforts in mathematics education aim at proficiency in fact fluency, procedural knowledge, conceptual knowledge, and application of…

  12. Life's Lessons Learned, and Taught: College of Education Initiative Fosters Lively Science and Math Teaching Grounded in Life Experiences.

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    Mellas, Laurie

    1998-01-01

    Funded by Lockheed Martin, the University of New Mexico College of Education conducts three-week summer science academies for elementary school teachers of populations underrepresented in science and math. Native American teachers and Hispanic teachers whose families have lived in New Mexico for generations learn to use their own local knowledge…

  13. Integrating Math & Computer Skills in the Biology Classroom: An Example Using Spreadsheet Simulations to Teach Fundamental Sampling Concepts

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    Ray, Darrell L.

    2013-01-01

    Students often enter biology programs deficient in the math and computational skills that would enhance their attainment of a deeper understanding of the discipline. To address some of these concerns, I developed a series of spreadsheet simulation exercises that focus on some of the mathematical foundations of scientific inquiry and the benefits…

  14. Math 320, Lecture 2: Syllabus Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Math 320, Lecture 2: Syllabus Linear Algebra and Differential Equations TR 11:00-12:15 in Van Vleck Hall. Pre-requisite: Math 222. Credit may not be received for both Math 320 and Math 340. Professor:30-10:45 and Friday 11:00-12:00, lsmith@math.wisc.edu, http://www.math.wisc.edu/~lsmith. Teaching Assistant: Qin Li

  15. United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials

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    United States Census Bureau

    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.

  16. Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers

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    Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers Are you interested in interactive teaching and high school science and math instructors on Peer Instruction by Professor Eric Mazur. The basic goals approach to teaching. Peer Instruction is now used in a wide range of science and math courses

  17. An Approach to Teaching English Dialects.

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    Chandler, William J., Comp.; And Others

    GRADES OR AGES: K-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Teaching English dialects. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into four sections of learning experiences--prekindergarten-grade 3, grade 4-grade 6, grade 7-grade 9, and grade 10-grade 12. Each section deals with selected knowledge, specific learning, and learning experiences. There are…

  18. 2012 TEACHER FELLOW APPLICATION A great teaching opportunity for high school science, technology, engineering and math educators.

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    Kritsuk, Alexei

    County State Zip Home Phone ____________________ Cell Phone: _____________________ Work Phone: ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ #12;REFERENCES: Name & Title Phone Number Affiliation 1. 2. EDUCATION: List all colleges and high school curricula. They possess a classroom teaching style that is effective for diverse groups

  19. 2011 TEACHER FELLOW APPLICATION A great teaching opportunity for high school science, technology, engineering and math educators.

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    Kritsuk, Alexei

    County State Zip Home Phone ____________________ Cell Phone: _____________________ Work Phone: ________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________ #12;REFERENCES: Name & Title Phone Number Affiliation 1. 2. EDUCATION: List all colleges and high school curricula. They possess a classroom teaching style that is effective for diverse groups

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

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

    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…

  1. MoMath Executive Bios Glen Whitney, Founder and Executive Director

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    Short, Daniel

    In second grade, Glen Whitney, age 7, could not remember which way math's "greater York and Massachusetts, overcame that second grade math hurdle and went's famous theorems on incompleteness. Whitney made a successful leap

  2. Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

    2011-01-01

    "Saxon Math" is a textbook series covering grades K-12 based on incremental development and continual review of mathematical concepts to give students time to learn and practice concepts throughout the year. A distinguishing feature of "Saxon Math" is its use of a distributed approach--spreading practice and instruction for any single math content…

  3. Tools for Understanding Math

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    The lessons, activities, and other materials at this site are designed to enable math teachers to develop a multimedia teaching approach to math. This site provides resources such as spreadsheets, calculators, and pertinent software. While much of this site focuses on mathematics, there are a number of lessons and activities that are intended to blend mathematics with writing and make use of mathematical reasoning in other content areas such as social studies.

  4. Math Instruction for English Language Learners

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    Kristina Robertson

    2009-01-01

    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.

  5. Using accessible math textbooks with students who have learning disabilities

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    Preston Lewis; Steve Noble; Neil Soiffer

    2010-01-01

    Math is a subject that most students in K-12 participate in every school day. This includes students with learning disabilities as they are equally accountable to meeting general math curriculum requirements. Project SMART provided digital versions of math textbooks modified to include MathML for use by eighth grade students with various learning disabilities. A goal of Project SMART was to

  6. Whatcom Online Math Center

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    Located in lovely Bellingham, Washington, Whatcom Community College serves a diverse population from all across the state and beyond. Their math center has developed this rather nice collection of math links that include helpful test-taking hints, online exercises, and resources for teachers looking to find new ways of exploring everything from geometry to measurement. While the site doesn't have a search engine, visitors can browse through the links at their leisure. Some of the topics covered within this site include fractals, developmental math skills, pre-algebra, and applied math. After looking over these sites, visitors can also go to the "Teaching Math" section, which is designed specifically for teachers.

  7. The Math Explorer's Club The Math Explorers' Club (MEC) is a sequence of lessons, led by graduate students, that

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    Keinan, Alon

    The Math Explorer's Club Overview The Math Explorers' Club (MEC) is a sequence of lessons, led or in pairs to prepare and teach a module (five lessons) based on existing MEC material (http://www.math with undergraduate Math Club members, who will facilitate the sessions. Logistics The MEC will meet once a week

  8. Math Fact Strategies Research Project

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    Boso, Annie

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "Saxon Math", published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is a core curriculum for students in grades K-12. This report includes studies that investigate the potential impact of "Saxon Math" for students in grades 6-8. A distinguishing feature of the curriculum is its use of an incremental approach for instruction and assessment. This approach limits…

  10. Why Louisiana Struggles with Math and What Can be Done to Change It: A Report by Louisiana Math Teachers

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

    Why Louisiana Struggles with Math and What Can be Done to Change It: A Report by Louisiana Math Teachers Challenge: Louisiana's Math Education Must Prepare Students for Available Jobs Nationally, nearly two-thirds of fourth and eighth grade students are not proficient in math.1 In Louisiana, even though

  11. The development of veteran 9th-grade physics teachers' knowledge for using representations to teach the topics of energy transformation and transfer

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    West, Andrew

    The purpose of this study was to explore and identify the experiences that informed the development of three veteran (15+ years of teaching experience) 9th grade physics teachers' specialized knowledge, or PCK, for using representations to teach the topics of energy transformation and transfer. Through the lens of phenomenography, the study was guided by the assumption that there are a limited number of experiences in which teachers engage throughout their career that contribute in significant ways to the development of their knowledge. The primary sources of data were observations of an entire unit of instruction on energy and a series of four stimulated-recall interviews throughout the unit of instruction. The stimulated recall interviews focused on the participants' instruction and knowledge regarding the representations used throughout the energy unit. These data sources were supported by interviews focused on the participants' work history and professional development as well interviews focused on their unit/lesson plans. The results of the phenomenographic analysis revealed that nine categories of experiences informed the development of the three participant's PCK for using representations to teach the energy topics. The categories included: 1) teaching experience, 2) Physics First professional development, 3) other school district-supported professional development 4) collaboration with current colleagues, 5) past collaboration with experienced teachers, 6) academic experiences as a learner of science, 7) school district expectations, 8) collaboration with university faculty and other university professional development, and 9) non-academic life experiences. The analysis also revealed that as a result of engaging in the nine experiences, the participants developed more integrated knowledge for using representations in their instruction, which included understandings regarding the essential features of specific representations, knowledge of barriers to student learning regarding representations, and knowledge of how to help students develop understandings about specific representations. The results of the study highlight that the development of PCK for using representations to teach topics in energy is best supported through a combination of reflection on teaching experience, collaboration with colleagues, and professional development that provides topic-specific instruction in terms of content and pedagogy. These findings have implications for pre-service teacher preparation programs as well as in-service teacher professional development.

  12. Investigating the relationships between seventh and eighth grade science teachers' background, self-efficacy toward teaching science as inquiry, and attitudes and beliefs on classroom control

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    Joern, William Thomas (Tim)

    An important component of science reform is the teaching of science as inquiry. Many barriers toward teaching science as inquiry have been documented but the list is incomplete. This study utilized a non-experimental correlational design to examine middle school science teachers' background and the relationships this has with teacher efficacy toward teaching science as inquiry and teachers' attitudes and beliefs on classroom control. Because science inquiry activities involve greater classroom control skills by the instructor as opposed to teacher-centered instruction, the relationship between teacher efficacy toward teaching science as inquiry and teachers' attitudes and beliefs on classroom control were important features in framing the research questions for this study. Packets containing a teacher background survey, the Teaching Science as Inquiry (TSI) instrument and the Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom Control -- Revised (ABCC-R) instrument were mailed to 303 science teachers representing all schools in Montana that offer 7th and 8th grade science. There were 132 completed and returned packets for a response rate of 43.6%. Thirteen teacher background independent variables were used for between group comparisons and regression analyses with the TSI and instruction management (IM) and people management (PM) subscales of the ABCC-R which served as dependent variables. A Pearson product moment correlational analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between TSI scores and the scores of the two subscales of the ABCC-R instrument. The statistically significant findings resulting from the inferential statistical analyses indicated that teachers with master's degrees, teachers with science majors, teachers with inquiry professional development experience, and teachers with experience working with a scientist or in a research environment scored significantly higher on the TSI instrument than teachers with bachelor's degrees, teachers without a science major, teachers with no inquiry professional development experience, and teachers who had no research experience, respectively. Teachers with science research experience who had less than five hours of preparation per week were found to be significantly less controlling than teachers without science research experience who had more than five hours of preparation time per week. No statistical significance was found with regards to teachers' self-efficacy towards teaching science as inquiry and their attitudes and beliefs on classroom control. A statistically significant positive correlation between the IM and PM scores was observed.

  13. Talking Math, Blogging Math

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    Mathews, Linda Marie

    2009-01-01

    guide for each unit at each grade level. The Middle Grades7 th grade students’ achievement during a unit coveringunit meets California English-Language Arts standards for vocabulary development grades

  14. The Geography of Germany, Lessons for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. Social Studies Grades 9-12. Update 1994.

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    Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William

    These lessons, designed for high school classrooms, focus on the country of Germany in teaching the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region). The lessons can be used individually via integration into the curriculum or collectively used as a complete stand-alone unit. The lessons are desigend…

  15. Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age: Techniques for Grades 5-12. Teaching Practices that Work Series

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    Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L.

    2012-01-01

    An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and…

  16. Relationship between Teacher Knowledge of Concepts and Connections, Teaching Practice, and Student Achievement in Middle Grades Mathematics

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    Tchoshanov, Mourat A.

    2011-01-01

    The mixed method sequential nested study examines whether and how the cognitive type of teachers' content knowledge is associated with student achievement, and correlated with teaching practice. In the context of this study, the "cognitive type" refers to the kind of teacher content knowledge and thinking processes required to accomplish a task…

  17. Computers in My Curriculum? 18 Lesson Plans for Teaching Computer Awareness without a Computer. Adaptable Grades 3-12.

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    Bailey, Suzanne Powers; Jeffers, Marcia

    Eighteen interrelated, sequential lesson plans and supporting materials for teaching computer literacy at the elementary and secondary levels are presented. The activities, intended to be infused into the regular curriculum, do not require the use of a computer. The introduction presents background information on computer literacy, suggests a…

  18. We the People: Students, Teachers, Lawyers Working Together. Law-Related Lessons on Teaching the Constitution [8th Grade Book].

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    Coleman, Gary; And Others

    This booklet contains 15 lessons to infuse the study of law and citizenship education into an eighth grade social studies curriculum. The lessons are designed to encourage inquiry among the students and to use community resource people, particularly attorneys. Through these lessons, teachers can build support for democratic values, while students…

  19. Twelfth Grade Students' Understanding of Oxidation and Combustion: Using Action Research to Improve Teachers' Practical Knowledge and Teaching Practice

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    Valanides, Nicos; Nicolaidou, Athanasia; Eilks, Ingo

    2003-01-01

    Nine 12th grade students, attending the science section of the upper secondary school in Cyprus, were individually interviewed about their understanding of the changes associated with the process of oxidation/combustion. Each student was instructed to firstly predict what would happen when heating a piece of copper wire or a piece of magnesium…

  20. Art Teaching Guides: Painting. Kindergarten-Grade 6. Curriculum Bulletin. No. 8 g. 1968-69 Series.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

    Growth in painting ability is dependent on frequent painting experiences, on thoughtful motivation, and on proper guidance and evaluation of progress. This guide includes materials and equipment, motivation, guidance procedures, activities, and evaluation for each grade level. A working space with materials and equipment in the classroom needs to…

  1. The Effects of Using Reading Racetracks for Teaching of Sight Words to Three Third-Grade Students with Learning Disorders

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    McGrath, Gregory L.; McLaughlin, T. F.; Derby, K. Mark; Bucknell, Wendy

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of reading racetracks with three 8-year-old students with learning disabilities. All three children were performing well below grade level in reading. A single subject reversal design was used to evaluate the effects of employing reading racetracks. Corrects responses and errors were…

  2. A Study of Two Approaches to the Teaching of Spelling in the Seventh Grade of a Bicultural School System.

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    Klemm, James F.

    This study attempted to determine the relative effectiveness of the conventional teacher-directed approach to spelling instruction when compared to a self-directed student-centered approach for 7th-grade students, many of whom spoke Spanish. Spelling achievement was measured by two forms of the same test, while language I. Q., non-language I. Q.,…

  3. math science technolog ngineering math scien

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    Kulp, Mark

    math science technolog ngineering math scien echnology engineering math science technolog ngineering math scien echnology ngineering math science echnology ngineering math science technolog. Displays and presentations should consist of any aspect of science, technology, engineering, and/or math

  4. Assessing the effects of traditional and constructivist teaching methodologies on comprehension of content of an acids and bases chemistry unit in the 7th grade

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    Golden, Terrance

    This research sets out to determine to what extent, if any, does teaching methodology play in content and conceptual understanding of an Acids and Bases chemistry unit at the 7th grade level. Two evenly matched 7 th grade groups were formed to perform the study. Each group consisted of fifty students. The groups were matched according quality point grade averages (QPA) and the previous years Iowa test of basic skills (ITBS) results. Two very different yet popular teaching methodologies were utilized in this study. The first teaching methodology utilized standard textbook, lecture and lab procedures as defined in the student text and is best described as traditional educational practice. This practice is direct and emphasizes the teaching of facts along with short-term memory retention. The second teaching methodology utilized an inquiry-based approach commonly referred to as constructivist educational practice. This practice utilized project SEPIA (Science Education through Portfolio Instruction and Assessment), and is a hands-on approach that emphasizes public displays of information in an attempt to promote conceptual understanding. The average mean of the QPA and ITBS scores would show that the groups were evenly matched. Both groups were taught an Acids and Bases unit during an eight-class rotation. A content-based assessment with a conceptual understanding component was administered at the end of the instruction. The same assessment was re-administered three weeks later to test longer-term memory retention. The findings show that in the initial administration of the assessment immediately following the treatment the constructivist group scored slightly higher on both the content and conceptual understanding questions. Of greater significance were the scores at the three-week post treatment assessment. The traditional group averaged a mean score of 9.62 out of 15 on the content assessment at the three-week post treatment test while the constructivist group averaged a mean score of 12.02 out of 15. The 2.40 mean score difference becomes significant given the number of total questions (15). When proficiency is considered a score of 80% or better on the conceptual understanding essay assessment, only 2.9% of the traditional students remained proficient three weeks post-treatment. By contrast 40.4% of the constructivist group students remained proficient three weeks post-treatment. The implications of these findings seem to speak of the need for a constructivist approach when longer-term retention is the goal. Both groups were able to do well on the assessment at the end of the treatment methodology. It is when we examine the three-week post-treatment assessment that we find measurable differences in each groups retention of content and conceptual understanding.

  5. Cultural Models of Teaching and Learning in Math and Science: Exploring the Intersections of Culture, Cognition, and Pedagogical Situations

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    Ferrare, Joseph J.; Hora, Matthew T.

    2014-01-01

    While researchers have examined how disciplinary and departmental cultures influence instructional practices in higher education, there has yet to be an examination of this relationship at the embodied level of culture. In this article we utilize cultural models theory to examine the theories of student learning and teaching practice espoused and…

  6. Preserving Food by Drying. A Math/Science Teaching Manual. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Manual No. M-10.

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    Fahy, Cynthia; And Others

    This manual presents a design for teaching science principles and mathematics concepts through a sequence of activities concentrating on weather, solar food dryers, and nutrition. Part I focuses on the effect of solar energy on air and water, examining the concepts of evaporation, condensation, radiation, conduction, and convection. These concepts…

  7. Mixing in Math Card Games

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    2010-01-01

    This site features nine Mixing-in-Math fast-paced card games that bring together arithmetic, strategies, and logical thinking. They are designed to provide practice for children at a variety of grade levels. Suggested grade levels are indicated for each game. Children can use regular playing cards or Mixing in Math card decks. The Mixing in Math cards were designed especially for children just learning to count, compare, and add numbers. There is a link with ordering instructions. Instructions can be downloaded as pdfs. This resource is also available in Spanish.

  8. The Singapore Maths Teacher

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    2005-01-01

    This website provides learners with lessons and practice problem to understand the Model-Drawing method and its advantages in visualizing word problems. Six other approaches to solving math problems are also presented: Draw a Picture, Look for a Pattern, Guess and Check, Make a Systematic List, Logical Reasoning and Work Backwards. Lessons are for grades 3-6 and each grade has activities for 4 levels of difficulty.

  9. SCIENCE, KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE ONE.

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    Fresno County Schools, CA.

    A GUIDE FOR THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE IS PRESENTED. THE PURPOSE IS TO HELP TEACHERS IN IMPLEMENTING THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS IN SCIENCE. THE MAJOR GOAL IS TEACHING CHILDREN TO THINK IN A SCIENTIFIC WAY. SUGGESTED UNITS FOR KINDERGARTEN ARE ANIMALS AND PLANTS, WEATHER, DISCOVERY, AND THE FIVE SENSES. THE UNITS FOR GRADE

  10. SEM CR GRADE Intro to Chem Eng 1

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    line = pre- or co- requisite, solid corner triangle=critical path, *=WI SEM CR GRADE 3 CHE 612* Unit Operations Lab 1 SEM CR GRADE 3 CHE 713* Unit Operations Lab 2 SEM CR GRADE 4 MATH 426 Calculus 2 SEM CRSEM CR GRADE 3 CHE 501 Intro to Chem Eng 1 SEM CR GRADE 4 ENGL 401* First Year Writing Incoming

  11. Classroom: Efficient Grading

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    Shaw, David D.; Pease, Leonard F., III.

    2014-01-01

    Grading can be accelerated to make time for more effective instruction. This article presents specific time management strategies selected to decrease administrative time required of faculty and teaching assistants, including a multiple answer multiple choice interface for exams, a three-tier grading system for open ended problem solving, and a…

  12. An Investigation of the Relationship between Retention in First Grade and Performance on High Stakes Tests in Third Grade

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    Hughes, Jan N.; Chen, Qi; Thoemmes, Felix; Kwok, Oi-man

    2010-01-01

    The association between grade retention in first grade and passing the third grade state accountability tests, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) reading and math, was investigated in a sample of 769 students who were recruited into the study when they were in first grade. Of these 769 students, 165 were retained in first grade

  13. MAA Math Alert

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    Those persons who teach and study mathematics may already know about the Mathematical Association of America's website (MAA) and some of its various features. One particularly noteworthy feature is the MAA Math Alert newsletter, and it is well regarded for its coverage of MAA events, grant opportunities, new electronic books, and teaching tips. Each month, the newsletter covers these types of stories, and educators will find the "Featured Articles" area quite helpful. Recent articles of note in this area include "Move Your Lecture into the Digital Age" and "Bad Math, Bad Thinking". While there isn't a search engine as yet for the Math Alerts, it does not require much time to look through the back issues for items of note.

  14. Bowland Maths--Update

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    Thompson, Quentin

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Maths, Stats & OR Network

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    2009-03-10

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

  16. The Math Wars

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    Schoenfeld, Alan H.

    2004-01-01

    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,…

  17. Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education (INSPIRE) Brining STEM Research to 7th-12th Grade Science and Math Classrooms

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    Radencic, S.; McNeal, K. S.; Pierce, D.

    2012-12-01

    The Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education (INSPIRE) program at Mississippi State University (MSU), funded by the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK12) program, focuses on the advancement of Earth and Space science education in K-12 classrooms. INSPIRE currently in its third year of partnering ten graduate students each year from the STEM fields of Geosciences, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry at MSU with five teachers from local, rural school districts. The five year project serves to enhance graduate student's communication skills as they create interactive lessons linking their STEM research focus to the state and national standards covered in science and math classrooms for grades 7-12 through inquiry experiences. Each graduate student is responsible for the development of two lessons each month of the school year that include an aspect of their STEM research, including the technologies that they may utilize to conduct their STEM research. The plans are then published on the INSPIRE project webpage, www.gk12.msstate.edu, where they are a free resource for any K-12 classroom teacher seeking innovative activities for their classrooms and total over 300 lesson activities to date. Many of the participating teachers and graduate students share activities developed with non-participating teachers, expanding INSPIRE's outreach of incorporating STEM research into activities for K-12 students throughout the local community. Examples of STEM research connections to classroom topics related to earth and ocean science include activities using GPS with GIS for triangulation and measurement of area in geometry; biogeochemical response to oil spills compared to organism digestive system; hydrogeology water quality monitoring and GIS images used as a determinant for habitat suitability in area water; interactions of acids and bases in the Earth's environments and surfaces; and the importance of electrical circuitry in an electrode used in sediment analysis. INSPIRE is striving to create synergy with other education focused grants at MSU, including those that focus on climate literacy and Earth hazards. Graduate students create at least one lesson plan that links their STEM research to climate related topics to share in their assigned K-12 classrooms. They also assist with a science day sponsored at MSU centered on Earth hazards where local middle school students participate. In addition to the development of interactive experiences that bring current STEM research into the classroom, INSPIRE also creates and organizes inquiry activities for National GIS Day each year. Graduate students not only design the GIS explorations focused on hazards, but they also guide middle school students through these explorations. Additionally, all graduate students involved with INSPIRE are required to participate in at least one Science Fair event either at the local school level or at the regional competitions. Participating teachers have noted that several students had science fair projects that included some aspect of the STEM research topics they had learned about from the graduate students in the classroom.

  18. Math 220, Math 221 and Math 222 Tutoring, Spring 2014

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Math 220, Math 221 and Math 222 Tutoring, Spring 2014 Room: LN-2408 Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday:30 - 5:00 QD QL, YZ NB = Nan Bi (Math 221) QD = Qinggang Diao (Math 222) DD = Ding Ding (Math 222, 371) WD = Wenyu Du (Math 222) RF = Raymond Fryc (Math 221) MF = Melissa Fuentes (Math 221) SJ = Simon

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

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    Taylor, Donald Joseph

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Everything You Need To Know about Math Homework. A Desk Reference for Students and Parents. Fourth to Sixth Grades. Scholastic Homework Reference Series.

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    Zeman, Anne; Kelly, Kate

    This book is written to answer commonly asked homework questions of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Included are facts, charts, definitions, explanations, examples, and illustrations. Topics include ancient number systems; decimal system; math symbols; addition; subtraction; multiplication; division; fractions; estimation; averages; properties;…

  1. **Phys 1408 **Math 1452

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    Gelfond, Michael

    CE 2301 **Phys 1408 **Math 1452 +ME 2322 or ++IE 3301 +*Math 2450 ++*Math 1452 Math 2350 *Math 1352 Math 3350 * Math 2350 CE 3305 *CE 2301 Statistics (b) *Math 2450 Pols 1301 +Phys 2401 or ++ ECE 3301 +*Phys 1408 +**Math 1452 ++*Math 1452 CONE 2302 *Math 1321 or equiv. CE 3303 *CE 2301 CE 2101 **CE 1305

  2. Improving Middle Grades Math Performance: A Closer Look at District and School Policies and Practices, Course Placements, and Student Outcomes in California. Follow-Up Analysis

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    Williams, Trish; Haertel, Edward; Kirst, Michael W.

    2011-01-01

    This report is a follow-up to "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades" (Williams, Kirst, Haertel, et al., 2010). That study specified a comprehensive set of actionable practices that differentiated higher academic achievement among 303 middle grades schools in California. In doing so, the study provided a compelling and coherent account of middle…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  4. arXiv:0911.0938v2[math.RA]4Sep2011 GROUP ACTIONS ON ALGEBRAS AND THE GRADED LIE

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    Shepler, Anne

    Poisson structure integrates, i.e., lifts to a deformation (e.g., see Kontsevich [13]). Hal- bout and Tang is a Gerstenhaber algebra under two operations, a cup product and a graded Lie (Gerstenhaber) bracket. In [19], we examined the cohomology HH q (S(V )#G) as a graded algebra under cup product. In this paper, we study its

  5. Who Takes What Math and in Which Track? Using TIMSS to Characterize U.S. Students’ Eighth-Grade Mathematics Learning Opportunities

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    Leland S. Cogan; William H. Schmidt; David E. Wiley

    2001-01-01

    This article examines the range of eighth-grade mathematics learning opportunities in the United States, drawing on data gathered for the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Sources of variation in the provision of learning opportunities are identified, and patterns in eighth-grade mathematics course offerings are compared across schools. Comparison of students’ learning opportunities includes consideration of the specific course

  6. Supplementing a Traditional Math Curriculum With an Inquiry-Based Program: A Pilot of Math Out of the Box. Research Report. ETS RR-09-17

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    Rock, JoAnn L.; Courtney, Rosalea; Handwerk, Philip G.

    2009-01-01

    This study examined math achievement of elementary school students when Math Out of the Box (MTB), an inquiry-based math program, was used to supplement curriculum. The sample consisted of 767 New Jersey students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades, with approximately one third using MTB. Math achievement was measured by an assessment…

  7. A Pilot Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of Multimedia CD-ROM vis-a-vis Traditional Print-Based Technology in Teaching Fourth-Grade Children

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    Shana, Zuhrieh A.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the degree of effectiveness of multimedia technology in teaching in comparison to the traditional print-based teaching methods. Multimedia CD was designed to teach the second semester unit of science and Islamic studies for the fourth graders. The unit's content was the same in the print-based teaching

  8. Math at Home

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    Paul Giganti, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    This 32-page booklet, written for parents and guardians of K-12th grade students in California, aims to encourage stronger, more informed parent support for math education. It presents straightforward information, suggestions, and resources for adults who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in their children’s learning. The information comes from a variety of sources and represents today’s best thinking about how to help children learn mathematics. A spanish version is available at http://www.scoe.org/files/math-at-home-spanish.pdf.

  9. An Experimental Evaluation of Four Elementary School Math Curricula

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    Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the effectiveness of four elementary school math curricula: (a) "Investigations in Number, Data, and Space"; (b) "Math Expressions"; (c) "Saxon Math"; and (d) "Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics" ("SFAW"). These curricula are distinct from one another and represent many of the diverse approaches used to teach

  10. The Use of Clickers in Secondary Education Math with Students with High-Incidence Disabilities

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    Mills, Jeremy Ryan

    2012-01-01

    A single-subject withdrawal design paired with content quizzes was used to examine the effect of clickers on three dependent variables (student engagement, math quiz scores, and inappropriate behavior) with students diagnosed with high-incidence disabilities in a secondary grade level resource math class and a secondary grade level inclusive math

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

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    Oberle, Eva; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  12. GeoGebra: A Global Platform for Teaching and Learning Math Together and Using the Synergy of Mathematicians

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    Kllogjeri, Pellumb

    In present age we are witnesses and practioners of computer-based education which is highly speed progressing. The computer-based education allows educators and students to use educational programming language and e-tutors to teach and learn, to interact with one another and share together the results of their work. The computer-based education is done possible by special electronic tools among which the most important are the mathematical programmes. There are many mathematical programmes, but one which is being embraced and used by a daily increasing number of users throughout the world is GeoGebra. The recently published software GeoGebra by Markus Hohenwater (2004) explicitly links geometry and algebra. GeoGebra affords a bidirectional combination of geometry and algebra that differs from earlier software forms. The bidirectional combination means that, for instance, by typing in an equation in the algebra window, the graph of the equation will be shown in the dynamic and graphic window. This programme is so much preferred because of its three main features: the double representation of the mathematical object(geometric and algebraic), there are not strong requirements as to the age and the knowledge in using it(the students of the elementary school can use it as well) and, it is offered free of charge(simply by downloading it). In this paper we are concentrating in the double representation of the mathematical object and its advantages in explaining and forming mathematical concepts and performing operations, in the global opportunities for using GeoGebra and the benefits of using it by cooperating and sharing experiences.

  13. Accelerated Math[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

    2011-01-01

    "Accelerated Math"[TM], published by Renaissance Learning, is a software tool used to customize assignments and monitor progress in math for students in grades 1-12. The "Accelerated Math"[TM] software creates individualized assignments aligned with state standards and national guidelines, scores student work, and generates reports on student…

  14. BEATCALC: Mental Math Exercises

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    1997-01-01

    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

  15. Statistical Content in Middle Grades Mathematics Textbooks

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    Pickle, Maria Consuelo Capiral

    2012-01-01

    This study analyzed the treatment and scope of statistical concepts in four, widely-used, contemporary, middle grades mathematics textbook series: "Glencoe Math Connects," "Prentice Hall Mathematics," "Connected Mathematics Project," and "University of Chicago School Mathematics Project." There were three…

  16. Math Cats' Math Crafts

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    2011-01-01

    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.

  17. Teaching Tennis

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    Breag, Daniel

    2005-01-01

    This article describes an approach to teaching the basic skills of tennis to students in grades 4 and 5. It relates a five-lesson unit suitable to a near-weekly class schedule. The author found it effective when seeing his students as infrequently as once every four days for fifty minutes.

  18. How Minimal Grade Goals and Self-Control Capacity Interact in Predicting Test Grades

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    Bertrams, Alex

    2012-01-01

    The present research examined the prediction of school students' grades in an upcoming math test via their minimal grade goals (i.e., the minimum grade in an upcoming test one would be satisfied with). Due to its significance for initiating and maintaining goal-directed behavior, self-control capacity was expected to moderate the relation between…

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

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    Masoud Gholamali Lavasani; Elahe Hejazi; Javad Yazdani Varzaneh

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  1. Furthering Math Education through Differentiated Instruction

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    Packman Amanda; Leavitt

    2011-01-01

    During student teaching I observed that my third graders had an array of mathematical abilities and retention levels of math concepts. Differentiated instruction is when teachers respond to the individual needs of students through a variety of strategies. To address my students varied abilities, I incorporated differentiated instruction into the math curriculum. I sought out to study exactly what differentiated

  2. Primary Place. Math Projects That Count.

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    Buschman, Larry; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Offers elementary math-centered recycling activities and ideas on transforming throwaways into valuable classroom resources. The math activities teach estimating, counting, measuring, weighing, graphing, patterning, thinking, comparing, proportion, and dimensions. The recycling ideas present ways to use pieces of trash to create educational games.…

  3. Making the Math/Science Connection.

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    Sherman, Laurel Galbraith

    1989-01-01

    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)

  4. Medication Math

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    Joey

    2008-10-16

    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 ...

  5. Brief Report: Gum Chewing Affects Standardized Math Scores in Adolescents

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  6. Using Concurrent Verbalization to Measure Math Comprehension

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    Lambeth, Cathryn Colley

    2012-01-01

    The current study investigated variability in student performance on a concurrent verbalization measure based on a grade-level sample math word problem and sought to determine to what extent the variability in verbalization scores is related to scores on a reliable measure of reading (DIBELS Next) and math (easyCBM) and to student factors (e.g.…

  7. Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "Saxon Math," published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is a core curriculum for students in grades K-5. A distinguishing feature of the curriculum is its use of an incremental approach for instruction and assessment. This approach limits the amount of new math content delivered to students each day and allows time for daily practice. New concepts…

  8. Is Victor Better than Victoria at Maths?

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    Stelios N. Georgiou; Panayiotis Stavrinides; Theano Kalavana

    2007-01-01

    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

  9. Is Victor Better than Victoria at Maths?

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    Georgiou, Stelios N.; Stavrinides, Panayiotis; Kalavana, Theano

    2007-01-01

    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…

  10. Why the Common Core Changes Math Instruction

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    Faulkner, Valerie N.

    2013-01-01

    The Common Core math standards promote several important differences in how math concepts are taught and should be talked about. These changes will make it easier for younger students to comprehend and adapt to more complex concepts in the later grades. This guide should help elementary teachers make changes and adaptations that are in line the…

  11. News Competition: Physics Olympiad hits Thailand Report: Institute carries out survey into maths in physics at university Event: A day for everyone teaching physics Conference: Welsh conference celebrates birthday Schools: Researchers in Residence scheme set to close Teachers: A day for new physics teachers Social: Network combines fun and physics Forthcoming events

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    2011-09-01

    Competition: Physics Olympiad hits Thailand Report: Institute carries out survey into maths in physics at university Event: A day for everyone teaching physics Conference: Welsh conference celebrates birthday Schools: Researchers in Residence scheme set to close Teachers: A day for new physics teachers Social: Network combines fun and physics Forthcoming events

  12. News Teaching: The epiSTEMe project: KS3 maths and science improvement Field trip: Pupils learn physics in a stately home Conference: ShowPhysics welcomes fun in Europe Student numbers: Physics numbers increase in UK Tournament: Physics tournament travels to Singapore Particle physics: Hadron Collider sets new record Astronomy: Take your classroom into space Forthcoming Events

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2010-05-01

    Teaching: The epiSTEMe project: KS3 maths and science improvement Field trip: Pupils learn physics in a stately home Conference: ShowPhysics welcomes fun in Europe Student numbers: Physics numbers increase in UK Tournament: Physics tournament travels to Singapore Particle physics: Hadron Collider sets new record Astronomy: Take your classroom into space Forthcoming Events

  13. MathFROG

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

  14. What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades PreK-5: 47 Research-Based Strategies for the Standards-Based Classroom

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    Wall, Edward S.; Posamentier, Alfred S.

    2006-01-01

    This easy-to-navigate guide offers research-based teaching strategies for introducing prekindergarten and elementary school students to the content and skills recommended by the NCTM principles and standards for mathematics. Using the popular format of the "What Successful Teachers Do" books, the authors present 47 dynamic learning activities,…

  15. Math Projects Journal

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

  16. Math Projects Journal

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    2007-12-12

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

  17. Math2.org

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

  18. Ohio Math Works

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    2000-01-01

    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.

  19. BasketMath Interactive

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    Robert Cummings

    2003-01-01

    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.

  20. The Math Images Project

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

  1. Math-gender stereotypes in elementary school children.

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    Cvencek, Dario; Meltzoff, Andrew N; Greenwald, Anthony G

    2011-01-01

    A total of 247 American children between 6 and 10 years of age (126 girls and 121 boys) completed Implicit Association Tests and explicit self-report measures assessing the association of (a) me with male (gender identity), (b) male with math (math-gender stereotype), and (c) me with math (math self-concept). Two findings emerged. First, as early as second grade, the children demonstrated the American cultural stereotype that math is for boys on both implicit and explicit measures. Second, elementary school boys identified with math more strongly than did girls on both implicit and self-report measures. The findings suggest that the math-gender stereotype is acquired early and influences emerging math self-concepts prior to ages at which there are actual differences in math achievement. PMID:21410915

  2. Disaster Math

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    2010-01-01

    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!

  3. Financial Education in the Math Classroom

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    The Math Forum at Drexel University has a website that focuses solely on teaching financial education in the math classroom. This wonderful resource provides curricula, weekly problems, and forums for teachers using the site's myriad resources. Visitors will see that the site has two main topics or categories: "Finance Topics" and "Math Topics". In the "Finance Topics" area visitors will find such areas as "Interest Rates", "Mortgages" and "Spending". Visitors should look at the exercise which teaches students that "interest never sleeps" in the "How Long Will it Take to Pay Off My Credit Card?" area. Under the Math Topics link, visitors will find such essentials as "Fractions, Decimals & Percents", "Ratios & Proportions", and "Polynomials". "Bartering for Bananas" is an exercise that teaches students that when "thinking about financial choices, we often consider trade-offs and ratios and proportions offer a great way to model those trade-offs exactly."

  4. Mobile Math: Math Educators and Students Engage in Mobile Learning

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    Franklin, Teresa; Peng, Li-Wei

    2008-01-01

    The public and educational communities are aware of the continuing crisis in math education in our middle schools and the convergence of technologies for teaching and learning. This paper presents a case study in which iPod Touch[R] was used to help middle school students learn about algebraic equations and, in particular, the concept of slope,…

  5. Educational and career interests in math: a longitudinal examination of the links between classroom environment, motivational beliefs, and interests.

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    Wang, Ming-Te

    2012-11-01

    Drawing on the expectancy-value model, stage-environment fit theory, and self-determination theory, this study examined the longitudinal associations between classroom characteristics, expectancies-values, high school course enrollment, and career aspirations in the domain of math. Data were collected on 3,048 youth who reported on their classroom experiences in 7th grade, expectancies-values in 6th, 7th, and 10th grades, and career aspirations in 12th grade. Student grades for math courses were collected from school records at 6th, 7th, and 10th grades, and their math course enrollment was collected from 9th through 12th grades. Results indicated that students' math classroom experiences predicted their expectancies and values, which, in turn, predicted the number of high school math courses taken and career aspirations in math. Gender and math ability differences are also discussed. PMID:22390667

  6. Innovative Teaching in Preparing Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers

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    Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna

    Innovative Teaching in Preparing Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers for Challenges and addresses important control engineering education issues of innovative teaching, balancing math, science and opportunities that are presented to young investigators preparing for careers in science and engineering

  7. Math Magician.

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    Bailey, Anne Lowrey

    1984-01-01

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

  8. Everybody is Somebody. Grade 3.

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    Feeley, Dorothy M.

    The overall objectives and teaching techniques for the supplementary primary grade social studies units are described in SO 001 457. The specific objectives of this unit for grade three are: 1) to show that ethnic differences are superficial, that we are all human beings and differences are a part of the American heritage; 2) to explore the…

  9. Practicing Good Habits, Grade 4.

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    Van Cong Lau; And Others

    This illustrated textbook was designed for teaching civics and values to fourth grade students in Vietnam. It is divided into six chapters: (1) At School (recapitulation of the grade three program, friendship, respect for the teacher, team work, discipline, honor); (2) In the Street: Traffic Regulations; (3) At Home (the extended family spirit,…

  10. Early Grades Ideas.

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    Classroom Computer Learning, 1984

    1984-01-01

    Presents computer-oriented teaching suggestions suitable for early grades. They include creating houses and stained glass ornaments using Logo, recording class activities with a database management program, making mazes with graphics programs, making drawings with a KoalaPad, and using a program to introduce computers to non-English speaking…

  11. Social Studies: Grade 8.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

    This Manitoba (Canada) curriculum guide for eighth grade social studies students contains suggested teaching strategies and learning activities in four units covering: (1) life during prehistoric and early historic times; (2) ancient civilizations; (3) life in early modern Europe; and (4) life in the modern world. Each unit includes an overview,…

  12. Math Activity Themes: Pumpkin Math

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    Terry Kawas

    2010-01-01

    This webpage contains pumpkin themed math activities that cover a variety of topics. Some of the topics covered include addition, measurement, symmetry, glyphs, graphing and problem solving. Also included are several suggested books for a math-literature connection.

  13. Mathematics Anxiety and Preservice Elementary Teachers' Confidence to Teach Mathematics and Science

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    Bursal, Murat; Paznokas, Lynda

    2006-01-01

    Sixty-five preservice elementary teachers' math anxiety levels and confidence levels to teach elementary mathematics and science were measured. The confidence scores of subjects in different math anxiety groups were compared and the relationships between their math anxiety levels and confidence levels to teach mathematics and science were…

  14. Meaningful Maths: Teaching Map Skills

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    Whittle, Miranda Pacaya

    2007-01-01

    In the author's experience, lessons that are clearly meaningful for students beyond the classroom can foster positive attitudes, increase enjoyment, and enhance learning. In this paper she offers suggestions on how to plan for meaningful mathematics lessons using the topic of map skills as an example. She also presents some specific ideas for…

  15. Teaching with Student Math Notes.

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    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.

    Since 1982, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has published a student periodical five times a year. Each four-page issue focuses on a single theme, developing it from a simple opening-page activity through more challenging extensions at a higher level of understanding. In this document each four-page issue published from September,…

  16. External Resource: Space Math - 1

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    1900-01-01

    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

  17. The Impact of Using Technology on Student Achievement: Teaching Functions with the TI-Nspire to 9th Grade Algebra Students

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    Buckner, Barbara Renee

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of TI-Nspire graphing calculator use on student achievement and on teacher behavior variables of planning, teaching, and assessing. This study investigated the teaching of functions by teachers using the TI-Nspire graphing calculator versus teachers using a non-graphing scientific calculator. …

  18. Implementing Research-Based Curricula in Pre-K through 3rd Grade Classrooms: Take a Lesson from the Way We Teach Young Children

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    Cerniglia, Ellen G.

    2012-01-01

    Teacher educators can learn an important lesson from strategies for teaching young children: (1) to question; (2) to practice; and (3) to reflect. These strategies lead to a more knowledgeable, supported, and empowered teacher--and ultimately an intentional one. "The hallmark of developmentally appropriate teaching is intentionality. Good teachers…

  19. A Descriptive Analysis of Co-Teaching: Preschool and Primary Grade Teachers' Self-Perceptions and Observed Practices of Literacy Instruction

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    Scranton, Megan J.

    2011-01-01

    Co-teaching has become one of many collaborative strategies that schools are looking at in an effort to meet the needs of all students and improve teachers' instructional practices (Villa, Thousand, & Nevin, 2004). This study provides a descriptive analysis of co-teaching among several different purposeful pairings of teachers at the preschool…

  20. Taking Risks: Activities and Materials for Teaching About Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Traffic Safety. Book 2, Secondary Level (Grades 7 and 10).

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    Resnik, Henry S.; And Others

    This guide is designed to help teachers instruct students in the areas of alcohol, drugs, and traffic safety. It consists of two units, targeted to seventh-grade students and the other to tenth-grade students. Each unit can be used over a two-week period. The lesson plans and related materials focus on helping students gain insight into factors…

  1. Taking Risks: Activities and Materials for Teaching About Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Traffic Safety. Book 1, Elementary Level (Grades 3 and 5).

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    Resnik, Henry S.; And Others

    This guide is designed to help teachers instruct students in the areas of alcohol, drugs and traffic safety. It consists of two units targeted to third-grade students and the other to fifth-grade students. Each unit can be used over a two-week period. The lesson plans and related materials focus on helping students gain insight into factors that…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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 four…

  3. Space Math: Radiation Math

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    Sten Odenwald

    This booklet includes 19 problems that explore the topic of radiation and human exposure to its different forms. The problems span math abilities from basic multiplication and unit conversions, to algebra and calculus. For example, students learn about the various natural radiation dosages to which they are exposed daily, work quantitatively with authentic radiation dosage units to estimate the total annual dosages resulting from different lifestyles, and determine probabilities of occurrence for flares and other radiation events in space. Math skills include graph analysis, Venn diagramming, probability and statistics, evaluating equations in more than one variable, extrapolation and forecasting, scientific notation, integral calculus. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)

  4. Teaching Vocational Mathematics.

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    Thiering, Jeannette; And Others

    This Australian document is a guide to teaching mathematics as it relates to specific work situations. After a brief introduction, chapter 1 looks at problem solving, advises teachers to lower the reading level and thus raise the understandability of written math problems, and describes a four-step problem-solving process. Chapter 2 outlines a…

  5. Teaching Mathematics Using Steplets

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    Bringslid, Odd; Norstein, Anne

    2008-01-01

    This article evaluates online mathematical content used for teaching mathematics in engineering classes and in distance education for teacher training students. In the EU projects Xmath and dMath online computer algebra modules (Steplets) for undergraduate students assembled in the Xmath eBook have been designed. Two questionnaires, a compulsory…

  6. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 3. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the third-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  7. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 1. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the first-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  8. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 6. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the sixth-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  9. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 4. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the fourth grade level is part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

  10. Tobacco Education Curriculum: Grade 5. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.

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    Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

    This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the fifth-grade level is a part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades 4-6, and a resource list. The basic instructional concepts for the…

  11. SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198)

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    Gering, Jon C.

    MATH SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198) This sample program suggests one way to navigate equivalent patterns are possible. Fall ­ Semester 1 Spring ­ Semester 2 MATH 198: Analytic Geometry with Calculus I MATH 263: Analytic Geometry with Calculus II MATH 101: Freshman Seminar CS 170: Intro

  12. Math 304, Math 323, Math 327 Tutoring, Spring 2014

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Math 304, Math 323, Math 327 Tutoring, Spring 2014 Room: LN-2408A Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday:30 - 4:00 XD*, GS PC BH BH, PC 4:00 - 4:30 PC GS BH, PC 4:30 - 5:00 PC GS BH, PC DB = David Biddle (Math 323) PC = Pat Carney (Math 304) XD = Xiaojie Du (Math 327) JH = Jeremy Hauze (Math 304) BH = Binbin

  13. Clouds, A Teaching Box

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    SPARK

    2014-04-04

    Explore the educational resources in this teaching box and bring cloud science to your elementary students. The science of clouds helps students feel closer to the sky and in awe of nature as they learn elementary concepts of physics, the water cycle, and atmospheric science. Teaching Boxes are themed collections of classroom-ready educational resources to build student understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Resources highlighted within teaching boxes are from various science education programs and have been vetted by UCAR educators.

  14. Math Cats

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    Wendy Petti

    2007-12-12

    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.

  15. An Examination of Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Teachers' Beliefs and Cultural Awareness of Students of Color in Relationship to Teacher Ethnicity, Teaching Certification, Years of Teaching Experience, and Gender

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    Nunley, Vonda Roychelle

    2011-10-21

    teaching, student achievement, and culturally responsive classroom management strategies (Bondy, Ross, Gallingame, & Hambacher, 2007; Brown, 2007, Gay, 2006; Monroe & Odibah, 2004; & Weinstein, Tomlinson-Clark, & Curran 2003; 2004). A review of related...

  16. "My favourite subject is maths. For some reason no-one really agrees with me": student perspectives of mathematics teaching and learning in the upper primary classroom

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    Attard, Catherine

    2011-09-01

    The levels of engagement in mathematics experienced by students during the middle years of schooling (Years 5 to 8 in New South Wales) has been of concern in Australia for some years. Lowered engagement in school has been attributed to factors such as inappropriate teaching strategies, curricula that is unchallenging and irrelevant, and cultural and technological conditions that continue to evolve (Sullivan et al. Australian Journal of Education 53(2):176-191, 2009). There is currently a gap in this field of research in terms of a lack of longitudinal studies conducted in an Australian context that feature students' voices and their perceptions of mathematics teaching and learning during the middle years. As part of a qualitative longitudinal case study spanning 3 school years, 20 students in their final year of primary school (aged between 11 and 12 years) were asked to provide their views on mathematics teaching and learning. The aim of the study was to explore the students' perspectives of mathematics teaching and learning to discover pedagogies that engage the students. During focus group discussions and individual interviews the students discussed qualities of a "good" mathematics teacher and aspects of "good" lessons. These were found to resonate well with current Australian quality teaching frameworks. The findings of this study indicate that students in the middle years are critically aware of pedagogies that lead to engagement in mathematics, and existing standards and frameworks should be used as a starting point for quality teaching of mathematics.

  17. Changing the Culture of Undergraduate Science Teaching

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    Susan Wyckoff

    2001-02-01

    Faculty at several Arizona institutions collaborated to change the culture of science teaching by introducing comprehensive and systemic reforms in undergraduate science and math courses. Preliminary measurements of the effectiveness of the reformed scien

  18. Milken Math: Mike's Math Club

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    Mike's Math Club, sponsored by the Milken Family Foundation, is "a curriculum enrichment program that shows elementary school students that math can be useful and entertaining." Visitors to the website are introduced to the Math Club Team through short personal descriptions and photos. The team of full-time teacher-mentors visit children in public schools in California and communicate via mail with students in Michigan. Through "secret codes" and an online decoding program, individual students in the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands of Grenada, Trinidad, and St. Vincent also join Mike's Math Club and and correspond with each other. Various math games and activities are available in the "Do The Math" section of the website. A key theme is to engage students in learning how to use logic and deductive reasoning to create strategies and solve problems.

  19. Teaching Evolution: Do State Standards Matter?

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    Moore, Randy

    2002-01-01

    Explores the relationship of state standards for the teaching of evolution to the actual teaching of that subject. Compares a grading of states for their performance and discusses the question of whether state standards matter. (MM)

  20. Classroom Composition, Classroom Management, and the Relationship between Student Attributes and Grades

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    Hochweber, Jan; Hosenfeld, Ingmar; Klieme, Eckhard

    2014-01-01

    The present study examined the extent to which the relationships between student self-reported math grades and different types of student variables (standardized math test scores, interest and effort in math, parental education) are predicted by classroom composition and teachers' classroom management. Based on a representative sample of 31,038…

  1. Math's Double Standard. Math Works

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    Achieve, Inc., 2013

    2013-01-01

    Far too many students in the U.S. give up on math early because it does not come easy and they believe only students with innate ability can really be "good" at mathematics, a notion that is all too often reinforced by adults who believe the same thing. There is a serious gap between how Americans value math generally and how they value math for…

  2. A Maths Dictionary for Kids

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    Eather, Jenny.

    Enthusiast Jenny Eather is the creator of an unique online resource for grade school mathematics students. Called A Maths Dictionary for Kids, the site has over 400 entries arranged alphabetically that explain key math terms and concepts in a simple, straightforward manner. Besides giving definitions, each topic has an interactive activity that demonstrates its use and significance. Some of the activities are quizzes that let the students practice what they have learned, while others show the students how to achieve the correct results based on their own inputs. The friendly interface and relevant content should let children have fun and learn at their own pace.

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

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    Hankes, Judith Elaine

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

  4. Ability Grouping Effects on Lower Level Math Students' Self-Concept and Achievement.

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    Collins, Caroline

    The differences in effects of heterogeneous and homogeneous regrouping for math on academic ability and self-concept in math were investigated. Five sixth-grade students from both grouping placements were interviewed to determine their self-concept of their math abilities. All students labeled as average or below from both placements were given an…

  5. The Use and Effectiveness of a Targeted Math Intervention for Third Graders

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    Pool, Juli L.; Carter, Gabriel M.; Johnson, Evelyn S.; Carter, Deborah R.

    2013-01-01

    Students who fail to develop proficiency in math skills in the primary grades are more likely to experience difficulties in the math curriculum later on. These students may be in need of a more targeted intervention, or Tier 2 supports, in mathematic instruction. Although the instructional principles of an effective math intervention are becoming…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  7. Math Games

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    Lorenzi, Natalie

    2012-01-01

    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…

  8. Are Immigrants and Girls Graded Worse? Results of a Matching Approach

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    Kiss, David

    2013-01-01

    Using Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2001 and Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 data for Germany, this paper examines whether second-generation immigrants and girls are graded worse in math than comparable natives and boys, respectively. Once all grading-relevant characteristics, namely math skills and oral…

  9. Space Math IX

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    2014-02-28

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

  10. Chickscope : egg Math

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    2007-12-12

    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.

  11. Gender Differences In Learning Style Specific To Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

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    Milgram, Donna

    This webpage features an article by Donna Milgram of IWITTS that explores the gender differences in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There are gender differences in learning styles specific to science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) that teachers of these subjects should keep in mind when developing lesson plans and teaching in the classroom.

  12. The Geography of Germany: Lessons for Teaching the Five Themes of Geography. Social Studies, Grades 9-12. Update 1997/1998.

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    Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William

    This packet contains five lessons related to the five themes of geography: location; place; human-environment interaction; movement; and region. The lessons are designed to support the teaching of courses in world geography, U.S. government/civics, and economics from a comparative U.S./German perspective. Lessons include: (1) "Location of Germany…

  13. The Effects of Teaching Activities Prepared According to the Multiple Intelligence Theory on Mathematics Achievements and Permanence of Information Learned by 4th Grade Students

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    Temur, Ozlem Dogan

    2007-01-01

    The aim of this research is to reveal teaching activities which are designed according to the Multiple Intelligence Theory to have effects on the student's success in mathematics and on the permanence of the knowledge learned. This research has been carried out with the fourth graders at Gazi University Foundation Private Primary school. Among all…

  14. A FILMED DEMONSTRATION OF THE TEACHING OF SHINICHI SUZUKI WITH AMERICAN PRESCHOOL AND GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS AS SUBJECTS.

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    ROLLAND, PAUL

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FILMED DEMONSTRATION OF THE SUZUKI METHOD OF TEACHING VIOLIN TO THE YOUNG CHILD WAS DESCRIBED. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FILM WAS TO SHOW HOW THIS PROGRAM MIGHT BE APPLIED TO AMERICAN STRING INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION. IT WAS PRIMARILY DIRECTED TO THE STRING INSTRUMENT TEACHER OR AN INDIVIDUAL INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEACHER OF THE…

  15. The Construction and Evaluation of Lessons for Teaching Fifth Grade Children to Identify the Special Meaning of a Word in Accordance with Context Requirement.

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    Cole, Frederick Muckian

    The purpose of this study was to construct and evaluate lessons designed to teach a given number of words and the multiple meanings associated with each word. Methodologies employed in the presentation of the lessons were also evaluated. Four treatment groups were established: group 1 used the author-constructed lessons in a team learning…

  16. Using Food to Boost Math and Science Skills

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

    2005-01-01

    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 aimed…

  17. I Heard This Great Math Story the Other Day!

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    Gadanidis, George

    2009-01-01

    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…

  18. An Integration of Math with Auto Technician Courses

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    Valenzuela, Hector

    2012-01-01

    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…

  19. Art Teaching Guides: Using Cloth and Trimmings, Yarns and Fibers, Grades 2-6. Curriculum Bulletin No. 8d, 1968-69 Series.

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

    Creating with fabrics, yarns, and fibers--from early basic explorations in handling an assortment of cloths and trimmings, through experiments with stitching and weaving, to the designing and making of bags, hats, and costumes that children can use--is the focus of this curriculum guide. For each grade (2-6), guidelines are provided on (1)…

  20. The Analysis of the Relation between Eight-Grade Students' Estimation Performance in Triangles with Their Teaching Style Expectations and Sources of Motivation

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    Altunkaya, Bülent; Aytekin, Cahit; Doruk, Bekir Kürsat; Özçakir, Bilal

    2014-01-01

    In this study, eight-grade students' estimation achievements in triangles were analysed according to motivation types and knowledge type expectations. Three hundred and thirty-seven students from three different elementary schools attended in this study. In order to determine the students' estimation performances, an estimation test in…

  1. A Study of Teaching in Isolation and the Effects on Self-Efficacy for First and Second Grade Teachers in the Online School Setting

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    Zagorski, Kathleen Honoria

    2011-01-01

    Online learning in the elementary school grades is popular in the United States. A recent study by Allen and Seaman (2009) estimated that the number of U.S. students enrolled in at least one online or blended course was over 1 million. Minimal research has been done on how working in isolation, when a teacher is removed from the daily contact with…

  2. A Comparative Laboratory Study of the Effects of Two Teaching Patterns on Certain Aspects of the Behavior of Students in Fifth Grade Science.

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    Shymansky, James Andrew

    Student behaviors associated with two sets of learning conditions in a fifth grade science program were investigated. The effects of student-structured learning of science (SSLS) and teacher-structured learning in science (TSLS) on classroom behaviors of the students were analyzed. Observational data of student behavior were collected daily by a…

  3. Three Justifications for Effectively Teaching Exceptional Babies to Third Grade with Respect to Their Characteristics, an Effective Curricula, and an Exceptional-Research Data Base

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    Jaramillo, James Anthony Montrose

    2013-01-01

    Both Pre-K and K-3rd grade exceptional or talented children/students not only want but need more of an "accommodative" ambiance where their senses are given novel multiple-intelligences data so that they can continue to intellectually grow with respect to Piaget, Erickson, and Vygotsky's developmental schemes. Thus, to do this requires us to…

  4. Comparing Traditional and Computer Assisted Education in the Teaching of Colour to 6th Grade Students and Determination of Its Retention

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    Akengin, Gultekin

    2011-01-01

    In this study, informing 6th grade students on the subject of colour was taught using traditional and computer assisted education methods. Colour information was taught by the researcher for 5 weeks in order to specify the influence of both methods on students. The test, which was prepared at the beginning of the study and at the end of five-week…

  5. A MANUAL OF MATERIALS, AIDS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE TEACHING OF SPANISH TO ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN IN THE FIRST GRADE.

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    El Paso Public Schools, TX.

    UNITS IN FIRST GRADE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH ARE CORRELATED WITH THE REGULAR COURSE OF STUDY. CONSTANT REPETITION OF VOCABULARY PHRASES AND SENTENCES IS EMPHASIZED AS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR THE FIRST GRADER LEARNING SPANISH BY "EAR." ALL VOCABULARY PRESENTED IS LINKED WITH KNOWN EXPERIENCES AND OBJECTS EITHER WITHIN THE CLASSROOM OR IN THE LIFE OF…

  6. A Blog-Mediated Curriculum for Teaching Academic Genres in an Urban Classroom: Second Grade ELL Students' Emergent Pathways to Literacy Development

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    Shin, Dong-shin

    2009-01-01

    This dissertation examines the academic and social goals that three second-grade English language learners in a U.S. urban school bring to their blog-mediated academic writing practices, and the interrelated nature of those goals. This study aims to bridge the dichotomy between approaches to studying computer-mediated language and literacy…

  7. Basic Math Skills and Performance in an Introductory Statistics Course

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    Johnson, Marianne; Kuennen, Eric

    2006-01-01

    We identify the student characteristics most associated with success in an introductory business statistics class, placing special focus on the relationship between student math skills and course performance, as measured by student grade in the course. To determine which math skills are important for student success, we examine (1) whether the…

  8. Number Wonders: 171 Activities to Meet Math Standards & Inspire Students

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    Kuhns, Catherine Jones

    2006-01-01

    In this book, author Catherine Jones Kuhns introduces student- and teacher-friendly math activities designed to get students thinking like mathematicians and loving mathematics, while addressing content standards through grade 2. She also shows how to make math fun for students, get children actively engaged in learning, create a student-centered…

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

    2010-01-01

    "Saxon Elementary School Math," published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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…

  10. enVisionMATH. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "enVisionMATH," published by Pearson Education, Inc., is a core curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 6. The program seeks to help students develop an understanding of math concepts through problem-based instruction, small-group interaction, and visual learning with a focus on reasoning and modeling. Differentiated instruction and…

  11. The Effect of Cooperative Groups on Math Anxiety

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    Batton, Melissa

    2010-01-01

    Research indicates that many students have difficulty with mathematics, which can be attributed to many factors including math anxiety. Students who experience math anxiety have poor attitudes towards mathematics and perform below grade level based on class and statewide assessments. The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to…

  12. Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals and Maths Performance: Gender Differences

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    Gherasim, Loredana Ruxandra; Butnaru, Simona; Mairean, Cornelia

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated how gender shapes the relationships between classroom environment, achievement goals and maths performance. Seventh-grade students ("N"?=?498) from five urban secondary schools filled in achievement goal orientations and classroom environment scales at the beginning of the second semester. Maths performance was assessed as…

  13. Math & Stats Learning Centre Math Counselling

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    Kronzucker, Herbert J.

    Math & Stats Learning Centre Math Counselling Program Location: AC312 Hours: check MSLC website for Help Sessions Schedule Shahad & Simon . . . tarting from the week of September 29th , Math & Stats who are acquiring extra time to work on their MATH. Shahad & Simon will be the Math Helpers

  14. Longitudinal relations among parents' reactions to children's negative emotions, effortful control, and math achievement in early elementary school.

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    Swanson, Jodi; Valiente, Carlos; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn; Bradley, Robert H; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D

    2014-01-01

    Panel mediation models and fixed-effects models were used to explore longitudinal relations among parents' reactions to children's displays of negative emotions, children's effortful control (EC), and children's math achievement (N = 291; M age in fall of kindergarten = 5.66 years, SD = .39 year) across kindergarten through second grade. Parents reported their reactions and children's EC. Math achievement was assessed with a standardized achievement test. First-grade EC mediated the relation between parents' reactions at kindergarten and second-grade math achievement, beyond stability in constructs across study years. Panel mediation model results suggested that socialization of EC may be one method of promoting math achievement in early school; however, when all omitted time-invariant covariates of EC and math achievement were controlled, first-grade EC no longer predicted second-grade math achievement. PMID:24916765

  15. Tumor Grade

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    ... a pathologist’s report about the visual and microscopic examination of tissue removed during a biopsy or other surgery. How are tumor grades classified? Grading systems differ depending on the type of cancer. In ...

  16. Teaching Channel

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    2013-01-01

    The tagline of Teaching Channel is "Great Teaching. Inspiring Classrooms." Educators from kindergarten to college will find hundreds of resources here, including fact sheets, lesson plans, videos, and blogs to help them in the classroom. First-time visitors will need to fill out a short free registration to get started. After this, users can click on left-hand side of the page to browse through Topics that include planning, class culture, behavior, engagement, and assessment. The materials are also arranged by subject and grade level. The Featured Videos area is a delight as well, as it contains dozens of offerings, such as "Carbon Cycling: Create Your Own Biology Lab" and "Reading Like a Historian." Finally, the high-quality blog posts are thoughtful and erudite, including offerings like "Setting Goals for 2012: Where Do You Start?" and "10 Common Core 'Ah-Ha' Moments."

  17. Math-Kitecture

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

  18. ADVICE for FALL 2014 MATH CLASSES FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MINORS WHO HAVE TAKEN MATH 212 or Math 222

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    Cochran, Tim

    ADVICE for FALL 2014 MATH CLASSES FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MINORS WHO HAVE TAKEN MATH 212 or Math 222 These are the opinions of Professor Cochran, not official opinions of the Math Dept.. see here or the general announcements for the requirements for a MATH minor: http://math.rice.edu/undergrad-math-degree/Math

  19. Learning English in the Math and Science Classroom : Northwest Teacher, volume 5 number 1

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    Bracken Reed

    2004-01-01

    In this issue of Northwest Teacher, you ll read about teachers who are fostering their students English acquisition while taking them boldly into the worlds of math and science. The opening article reviews what researchers and practitioners have learned about English language learners in the math and science classroom. There are rich connections to be made, they say, in the teaching and learning of language, math, and science. In the second article a teacher in the rural town of Royal City, Washington, fires his ESL students scientific imaginations to the point that they re bursting to communicate the discoveries they ve made. They fill their journals and reports with their observations and stand up in class to tell their classmates what they ve learned. In the third, a third-grade classroom in Woodburn, Oregon, thrums with learning and languages this is an integrated class of native English-, Spanish-, and Russian-speaking students. Here, the teacher follows an individualized approach to bilingual education in which language acquisition is tightly woven across the district s challenging core curriculum.

  20. The aurora, Mars, and more! Increasing science content in elementary grades through art and literacy programs in earth and space science

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    Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.

    2011-12-01

    Although reading, writing, and math examinations are often conducted early in elementary school, science is not typically tested until 4th or 5th grade. The result is a refocus on the tested topics at the expense of the untested ones, despite that standards exist for each topic at all grades. On a national level, science instruction is relegated to a matter of a few hours per week. A 2007 Education Policy study states that elementary school students spend an average of 178 minutes a week on science while spending 500 minutes on literacy. A recent NSTA report in July of elementary and middle school teachers confirms that teachers feel pressured to teach math and literacy at the expense of other programs. One unintended result is that teachers in grades where science is tested must play catch-up with students for them to be successful on the assessment. A unique way to combat the lack of science instruction at elementary grades is to combine literacy, social studies, and math into an integrated science program, thereby increasing the number of science contact hours. The Dancing Lights program, developed at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, is a science, art, and literacy program about the aurora designed to easily fit into a typical 3rd-5th grade instructional day. It mirrors other successful literacy programs and will provide a basis for the literacy program being developed for the upcoming MAVEN mission to Mars. We will present early findings, as well as "lessons learned" during our development and implementation of the Dancing Lights program and will highlight our goals for the MAVEN mission literacy program.