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Teaching Math Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2003-01-01

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Teaching Math Grades 3-5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

WGBH Educational Foundation

2003-01-01

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Teaching Math in the Primary Grades: The Learning Trajectories Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas

2009-01-01

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Math Focal Points: Grade 7  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this wiki page, Math Focal Points: Grade 7, the third of the Middle School Portal series, it offers resources that support the teaching of the three areas of emphasis highlighted for seventh-grade learners. The three focal points and the related sections of resources are apply proportionality, including scale factor, percentage, and unit rate problems. Wiki pages in the section titled ratio and proportion deal with real-world situations, such as finding percentages and building scale models, as well as online scenarios that help students visualize the mathematical concepts involved.

2008-05-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2008-01-01

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Shoring up Math and Science in the Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the authors discuss a three-year math program for elementary school teachers at the University of Vermont. The goal of the program is to make mathematicians out of teachers. Responsible for teaching many subjects, teachers of the lower grades often lack the in-depth math knowledge they need to help their pupils meet the higher…

Galley, Michelle; Jacobson, Linda

2004-01-01

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Teaching Math Is All Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Staal, Nancy; Wells, Pamela J.

2011-01-01

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My Math Grade (percents)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl

2011-01-01

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Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scarpello, Gary

2010-01-01

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More than Numbers: Teaching ELLs Mathematical Language in Primary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) academics while they are acquiring English language skills is a challenge for teachers. This action research examines the use of Response To Intervention (RTI) in teaching ELLs mathematical language and its effect on students' math achievement in primary grades. It shows that when mathematical language…

Sistla, Michelle; Feng, Jay

2014-01-01

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The Power of Probability: Poster/Teaching Guide for Grades 6-8. Expect the Unexpected with Math[R  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The Power of Probability" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core State Standards, which gives students opportunities to practice their skills and knowledge of the mathematics of probability. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, the program's lessons and worksheets motivate…

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

2008-01-01

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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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Caldwell, Janet E.

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9th Grade Math Proficiency Test  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-11-29

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How is your child's school teaching math?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2014-01-01

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Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page has the following resources for math teachers of the visually impaired: teaching strategies, math education and Nemeth Code, tactile math graphics, abacus information, calculators, math tools, math resources, adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics, suggested adaptive tools and materials for low vision students in algebra and geometry, suggested adaptive tools and materials for Braille students in algebra and geometry, and adaptive tools and technology for accessible mathematics equipment.

Osterhaus, Susan

2007-02-07

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.

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Teaching Math: A Video Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

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4th Grade Math Fun!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mcatee, Ms.

2012-11-02

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This study compared two approaches for teaching sixth-grade middle school students to solve math problems in math, technology education, and special education classrooms. The performance level of students with disabilities was low in both groups, but additional small-group instruction in special education settings helped several students with disabilities achieve at levels commensurate with their peers without disabilities.

Brian A. Bottge

2004-01-01

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Teaching Math K-2 Session 3 Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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What Math Knowledge Does Teaching Require?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No one would argue with the claim that teaching mathematics requires mathematics knowledge. However, a clear description of such knowledge needed for teaching has been surprisingly elusive. To differentiate teachers' levels of mathematical knowledge, numerous studies have examined whether a teacher has a certification in math or a degree as well…

Thames, Mark Hoover; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

2008-01-01

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How To Teach Using the Math Arrow  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Buchholz, Todd

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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'…

Lewis, Lawanna M.

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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The Effects of GO Solve Word Problems Math Intervention on Applied Problem Solving Skills of Low Performing Fifth Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigation examined the effects of "GO Solve Word Problems" math intervention on problem-solving skills of struggling 5th grade students. In a randomized controlled study, 16 5th grade students were given a 12-week intervention of "GO Solve", a computer-based program designed to teach schema-based instruction strategies (SBI.s) to…

Fede, Jessica L.

2010-01-01

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Teaching Inuktitut to Grade 2. Interim Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide for a second grade Inuktitut language arts program has 30 units based on concepts in social studies, science, math, and health; and emphasizes development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The vocabulary and unit concepts are based on themes familiar to the children, including ships, plants, rocks, animal…

Rose, Liz Apak; McDairmid, Jim

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Arts for Academic Achievement. Changing Student Attitudes toward Math: Using Dance To Teach Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents results of a study that sought to answer the question, "How does integrating dance and math in an intense co-teaching model of integration affect student attitudes toward learning math?" The goal of the dance/math project was to engage students in math in ways that reached students' multiple intelligences and encouraged them to…

Werner, Linnette

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Caldwell, Janet E.

2011-01-01

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Teach R Kids Math: Math for Elementary School Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Teach R Kids Math is a Web site with a large assortment of interactive lessons that demonstrate basic mathematical concepts. The material ranges from basic counting for preschoolers to more advanced topics for elementary school students. Online worksheets help children practice multiplication and division, rounding, fractions, number sequences, and much more. Some of the activities are timed, which allows the child to see his/her improvement. The site "has been designed by children and adults," making it especially tuned to the most efficient ways of conveying information.

2001-01-01

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Math Homework Review: Peer Teaching  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

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Does Learning-Centered Teaching Promote Grade Improvement?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mostrom, Alison M.; Blumberg, Phyllis

2012-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

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The Family Maths Programme Developing Inquiry-based Teaching  

E-print Network

facilitators' ability to implement inquiry-based teaching and learning. The facilitators' inquiry beliefs and to promote an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning (Damerow, Dunkley, Nevres, & Werry, 1984The Family Maths Programme Developing Inquiry-based Teaching Pam Austin and Paul Webb Faculty

Spagnolo, Filippo

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Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Arnaldo, Ms. M.

2010-11-12

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Can a Reading Teacher Teach a GRE Math Review? Yes!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the expressed needs of students for preparation materials and classes relevant to graduate entrance examinations, a course designed to provide a review of math topics was created as part of a reading and study skills laboratory. Reading specialists are able to interface math teaching with their varied training in diagnosis,…

Holladay, Joanne; McGinty, Denise

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Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Couture, Katie

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Siena, Maggie

2009-01-01

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Effect of a Computer-Delivered Math Fact Intervention as a Supplemental Intervention for Math in Third and Fourth Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study reviews a computer-based math fluency intervention with 216 third- and fourth-grade students who were at risk for math difficulties. The intervention used a computer software program to practice math facts an average of three times per week for 8 to 15 weeks. Data were compared to those of 226 students in a control group. Results…

Burns, Matthew K.; Kanive, Rebecca; DeGrande, Megan

2012-01-01

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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Ken Ellis

2005-10-08

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Teacher Candidates' Perceptions About Grading and Constructivist Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Survey of Assessment Beliefs (SAB) was developed to measure teacher candidates' perceptions about grading practices. After piloting, the SAB was administered to 222 teacher candidates at a large northeastern urban university, along with a measure of their beliefs about teaching. Candidates were found to support many grading practices not recommended by professional standards. Support for grading practices that deviate

Sarah M. Bonner; Peggy P. Chen

2009-01-01

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Teaching with Techology. Math and Science Motivators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allen, Denise

1997-01-01

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UNCF, Thurgood Marshall Collaboration Encourages Teaching Careers in Math, Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the United Negro College Fund, and the Siemens Foundation have collaborated to establish the Siemens Teacher Scholarships, aimed at encouraging minority students to pursue teaching careers in math and science. This brief article discusses the details of the new program.

Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005

2005-01-01

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Toast, Anyone? Project Teaches Electricity Basics and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quagliana, David F.

2010-01-01

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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  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

National Convocation On Mathematics Education In The Middle Grades, National R.

2000-01-01

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Teaching Day by Day. Math and More...  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.

Teaching Pre K-8, 2006

2006-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Redmond, Pamela

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Math Academy: Let's Go to the Mall! Explorations in Combinatorics. Book 5: Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Let's Go to the Mall! Explorations in Combinatorics," which teachers can use to enhance…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2008-01-01

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The Unintended Consequences of Grading Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Holly

2012-01-01

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MiddleSchoolPortal/Math Focal Points: Grade 8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Effective Grouping Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national literacy goal is that every child will read by third grade. Teachers must learn appropriate strategies to teach reading so that this goal can be realized; however, for some this goal may be overwhelming. The challenge comes into the reading class when looking at the unique differences and reading levels of the students. Teaching reading…

Gerdes, Dana Michelle

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Prospective Middle Grade Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge of Algebra for Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Huang, Rongjin; Kulm, Gerald

2012-01-01

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A Different Angle for Teaching Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At a high school level, sometimes students can perceive math as simply another step towards graduation and learn just what is needed to get by. If realistic examples were used more often in classroom settings, then teachable moments would happen--and that is where inspiration can be fostered. This article provides thoughts and ideas behind the…

Bellamy, John S.; Mativo, John M.

2010-01-01

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Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication has been prepared by the Curriculum Development Center (The University of the State of New York) in response to many requests from teachers for help in implementing the new social studies. Suggestions are given for the teaching materials which are available for use in such teaching. The nature of the relationship between man and…

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

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Relations between Achievement Goal Orientations and Math Achievement in Primary Grades: A Follow-Up Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Magi, Katrin; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Kikas, Eve

2010-01-01

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Teaching Literacy in Sixth Grade. Tools for Teaching Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Sixth grade marks the transition to middle school and, for many students, the transition to early adolescence. The sixth-grade classroom is a place where problem-solving and abstract thinking skills can flourish as teachers devise creative ways to integrate language arts with effective content-area instruction. This book walks the reader through…

Wood, Karen; Mraz, Maryann

2005-01-01

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The Math Plague Teaching and Learning Strategies for Mathematics Under-Achievers  

E-print Network

1 The Math Plague Teaching and Learning Strategies for Mathematics Under-Achievers by Dr. Sherry. These methods have been described in a book called The Math Plague, which was released Feb. 1, 2007. It has long? The Math Plague answers both. This paper summarizes the strategies presented in the book, and the cognitive

Oyet, Alwell

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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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hemphill, David C.

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

2002-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

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Science and Math Education Master Teachers UC Irvine California Teach Science and Mathematics Program  

E-print Network

Science and Math Education Master Teachers UC Irvine California Teach Science and Mathematics Program Program Description The UCI Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Program is an undergraduate teacher preparation program for aspiring middle school and high school math and science teachers. Several hallmarks

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

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Retired Chemists Teach Grade School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Retired chemists in Delaware have become involved in volunteer program to teach science to elementary and secondary students. A description of the program is provided. Also provided are descriptions of five lessons developed for the program. One of the lessons deals with birthday candles. (JN)

Chemical and Engineering News, 1986

1986-01-01

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Social Studies, Grade 3. Teaching Systems II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Teaching Gifted Students Literature in Grades Seven through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared for use by teachers of mentally gifted students in grades 7 through 9, the booklet offers a curriculum design for the teaching of literature. Considered is the difficult developmental stage in late childhood and early adolescence when children begin to assert their roles as individuals and often have no adult model other than the friendly…

Covey, Barbara L.

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ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) Course Credits Grade  

E-print Network

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

Dyer, Bill

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cleary, Timothy J.; Chen, Peggy P.

2009-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Inc., Odinix

2014-03-31

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gordon, Michael E.; Fay, Charles H.

2010-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Katrin Mägi; Eve Kikas

2010-01-01

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Math Problem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many experts give the nation's schools a poor grade for their approach to teaching mathematics and for their preparation of mathematics teachers. While many policymakers make much of data that suggest children in the United States lag behind many other advanced countries in math, many experts call for a change in mathematics education,…

Oguntoyinbo, Lekan

2012-01-01

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Cognitive Correlates of Math Skills in Third-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Study Gives Edge to 2 Math Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that two programs for teaching mathematics in the early grades--Math Expressions and Saxon Math--emerged as winners in early findings released last week from a large-scale federal experiment that pits four popular, and philosophically distinct, math curricula against one another. But the results don't promise to end the…

Viadero, Debra

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

80

5 Evidence-Based Recommendations for Teaching Math to Young Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

2014-01-01

81

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gresens, Ay-Shin

2011-01-01

82

Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Brenda Krick-Morales

2006-01-01

83

WWC Review of the Report "The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2013 study, "The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs," examined whether students taught by teachers in the "Teach for America" ("TFA") and "The New Teacher Project Teaching Fellows" ("Teaching Fellows") programs had greater…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

2014-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wood, Robin H.

1998-01-01

85

TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES TEN THROUGH TWELVE. INDIANA UNIVERSITY ENGLISH CURRICULUM STUDY SERIES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A CONTINUATION OF "TEACHING LITERATURE IN GRADES 7 THROUGH 9" (SEE ED 013 804.), THIS BOOK OFFERS A TEACHING APPROACH WHICH EMPHASIZES THE CLOSE READING OF LITERARY WORKS IN A SEQUENTIAL ORDER OF INCREASING COMPLEXITY. EACH OF THE FIRST THREE SECTIONS ("POETRY,""SHORT STORY," AND "DRAMA", PRESENTS A PROGRAM FOR THE TEACHING OF THAT GENRE IN GRADES

DAGHLIAN, PHILIP B.; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2007-01-01

87

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 4, Grade Two, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher's guide for unit four of a Spanish science/math strand for second graders contains instructional and assessment activities for kits 13-16. Each designed for a two- to three-week teaching period, the kits' activities are geared toward guiding the child to discover correct answers through methods provided and, by putting materials in his…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors examined how math track placement and gender affected 7th-grade students' self-esteem, self-concepts, and social comparisons. Participants were 170 students who completed surveys that assessed their self-esteem, academic self-concepts of ability, and the kinds of social comparisons they make. Results showed that higher track students…

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

2008-01-01

92

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

93

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

E-print Network

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

Rojas, RaĂşl

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

95

No Strings Attached Math Lesson Plans: Grades 9-12  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

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What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Program"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examined the impact of Teach for America (TFA) and The New Teacher Project's Teaching Fellows (TF) programs on the mathematics achievement of students in grades 6-12. TFA and TF provide alternative routes to teacher certification and aim to provide high-quality teachers to schools in low-income areas. TFA and TF were studied separately,…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

97

Student Math Achievement and Out-of-Field Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben

2013-01-01

98

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

E-print Network

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

Bieber, Michael

99

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

E-print Network

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

Bieber, Michael

100

My Thoughts on Teaching Math (the problems and the solutions) June 27, 2012  

E-print Network

correcting student's misconceptions and adjusting their attitude towards a subject matter is more difficult leads to a downward spiral of understanding. Students grow older without developping these crucial with teaching The biggest disservice a teacher can do a student is to simply help them "get by" with math

Oliva, Aude

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

102

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.

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Implementing the Standards. Teaching Discrete Mathematics in Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discrete mathematics are defined briefly. A course in discrete mathematics for high school students and teaching discrete mathematics in grades 7 and 8 including finite differences, recursion, and graph theory are discussed. (CW)

Hart, Eric W.; And Others

1990-01-01

104

An Interdisciplinary Inservice Model for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 7-9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The model outlined in this document describes the development of an integrated approach to teaching content reading skills to teachers. Methods and materials applicable to texts and media currently used in classrooms were produced by inservice teachers of science, math, and social studies at a Salt Lake City junior high school. This document…

Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT.

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Math Thinkercises. A Good Apple Math Activity Book for Students. Grades 4-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet designed for students in grades 4-8 provides 52 activities, including puzzles and problems. Activities range from simple to complex, giving learners practice in finding patterns, numeration, permutation, and problem solving. Calculators should be available, and students should be encouraged to discuss solutions with classmates,…

Daniel, Becky

106

From Egg Drops to Gum Drops: Teaching Fourth Grade Students about Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students remember 80% of what they do and 20% of what they hear. With this premise in mind, the author developed an active approach to educating a classroom of fourth grade students in multiple areas of engineering. The intent is minimally, to increase interest in math and science in the young students. Optimally, the students will pursue engineering as a

David R. Chesney

107

Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence, Grades K-2 [and] Grades 3-5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Connecting with Others program, initially developed to teach prosocial skills to special-needs students within regular classroom settings, offers an alternative strategy to classroom management and discipline through instruction in self-regulation skills and conflict resolution. The program for elementary grades consists of a K-2 volume and…

Richardson, Rita C.

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Burns, Marilyn

2004-01-01

109

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Vula, Eda; Berdynaj, Lirika

2011-01-01

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

111

Math Interactives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-03-09

112

Teaching Children How to Use Language to Solve Maths Problems  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is often claimed that working and talking with partners while carrying out maths activities is beneficial to students’ learning and the development of their mathematical understanding. However, observational research has shown that primary school children often do not work productively in group-based classroom activities, with the implication that they lack the necessary skills to manage their joint activity. The

Neil Mercer; Claire Sams

2006-01-01

113

How to Teach Math as a Social Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Chris Opitz

2008-02-27

114

Upper Elementary Math Lessons: Case Studies of Real Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

115

A Unilateral Grading Contract to Improve Learning and Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Danielewicz, Jane; Elbow, Peter

2009-01-01

116

The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs. Executive Summary. NCEE 2013-4016  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

2005-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pehkonen, Erkki

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

121

An Analysis of the Reading and Math Growth of Minneapolis Intermediate Grade Title I Students, 1969-1971.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major purpose of this study was to ascertain the reading and math progress made by Title I eligible intermediate grade students who lived and attended school in the Minneapolis Public Schools Target Area. A comparison group of students was also selected for study from a non-target school. The study population was all 1969-70 fourth graders…

Bergeth, Robert

122

Culturally situated design tools: teaching math through culture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

123

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schwietert, Debra L.

125

Continuing Architecture Students who take Calculus (113) taking Math  

E-print Network

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

Bieber, Michael

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

2013-01-01

127

Contextual Factors Related to Math Anxiety in Second-Grade Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Jameson, Molly M.

2014-01-01

128

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Olgan, Refika

129

The Joys of Teaching the Upper Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching upper elementary school students is a joy because they are still enthusiastic about learning and will contribute energy and invest themselves completely in worthwhile projects; will engage in higher-level challenges; work with a greater sense of future purpose; and can develop enduring habits of mind and habits of character. In this…

Reifman, Steve

2009-01-01

130

Collaborative Teaching in the Middle Grades: Inquiry Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Becker, Helaine

2005-01-01

131

Practice What You Teach: Writers' Lunch Club in First Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

McCarry, a first grade teacher, formed a voluntary writing group, Writers' Lunch Club, that met the developmental and individual needs of children and inspired enthusiasm and writing success. In the article, she explains the guidelines, compares the club's writing strategies with those in the classroom, and lists tips and benefits.

McCarry, Beth; Greenwood, Scott

2009-01-01

132

Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by teachers, consultants and administrators, the booklet discusses social science instruction for gifted students in grades 7-9. An introductory section provides an overview of goals and parameters of the social sciences (psychology, sociology, and anthropology). The scientific research process is described in terms of five steps,…

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

133

Teaching Writing in Canadian Middle Grades Classrooms: A National Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the results of interview research examining writing instruction and assessment practices in 216 Grades 4-8 classrooms across the 10 Canadian provinces and 2 (of 3) territories. Researchers found that participating teachers scheduled daily time for writing, either in language arts classes or through integrating writing…

Peterson, Shelly Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha; Main, Kristin

2010-01-01

134

Teaching Grade 5 Life Science with a Case Study Approach  

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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…

Olgun, Ozlem Sila; Adali, Belgin

2008-01-01

135

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

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

Murphy, Helen M.

136

Teaching about Elections in Indiana Schools. Kindergarten-Grade 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lessons to help K-12 students in Indiana learn about elections are provided. Indiana educators are required by law to provide for all students in grades 6-12 within the two weeks preceding each general election five full recitation periods of class discussion concerning the U.S. system of government, voting methods, party structures, and election…

McGowan, Thomas M.; And Others

137

The Effect of Geometry Teaching with Cabri to Learning Levels of Fourth Grade Students  

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In the study Cabri was used for teaching geometry at 4th grade. To investigate students' geometry level, a semi-experimental method was used. In the test group, geometry subjects are taught using Cabri. A multiple choice test was used to collect data as pre and post test. Answers were assigned as 1 to correct, 0 to wrong answers. Data were…

Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali; Birgin, Osman

2009-01-01

138

An Evaluation of Grading and Instructional Feedback Skills of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Introductory Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored graduate teaching assistant (GTA) grading on 480 papers across two writing assignments as integrated into large Introductory Psychology courses. We measured GTA accuracy, consistency, and commenting (feedback) quality. Results indicate that GTA graders improved, although unevenly, in accuracy and consistency from Time 1 to 2…

Doe, Sue R.; Gingerich, Karla J.; Richards, Tracy L.

2013-01-01

139

Teaching Story without Struggle: Using Graded Readers and Their Audio Packs in the EFL Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In East Asian nations such as Korea--where EFL is increasingly central to education policy--more and more workshops, seminars, and conferences focus on helping teachers incorporate extensive reading (ER) programs into their teaching contexts. There is a wide range of materials available for ER, including graded readers--novels and short stories…

Rabbidge, Michael; Lorenzutti, Nico

2013-01-01

140

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

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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

Dyer, Bill

141

Teaching Styles of Mothers of "Successful" Readers and "Problem" Readers in the First Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The behaviors manifested by mothers of readers and mothers of nonreaders were observed as they taught their children two cognitive tasks. As a methodological control, both groups of mothers were required to teach two other children, one similar to and one different in ability from their own child. The subjects consisted of 40 first grade children,…

Bercovici, Antonia; Feshbach, Norma

142

Classroom Behavior of Participants with ADHD Compared with Peers: Influence of Teaching Format and Grade Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies examine the classroom behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with classroom peers and which teaching formats best support classroom engagement. Observations (N = 312) of second- and fourth-grade students with ADHD and their randomly selected classroom peers were conducted using a…

Steiner, Naomi J.; Sheldrick, R. Chris; Frenette, Elizabeth C.; Rene, Kirsten M.; Perrin, Ellen C.

2014-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lamy, Steven L.; And Others

144

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Buldu, Mehmet; Shaban, Mohamed S.

2010-01-01

145

Neural predictors of individual differences in response to math tutoring in primary-grade school children  

PubMed Central

Now, more than ever, the ability to acquire mathematical skills efficiently is critical for academic and professional success, yet little is known about the behavioral and neural mechanisms that drive some children to acquire these skills faster than others. Here we investigate the behavioral and neural predictors of individual differences in arithmetic skill acquisition in response to 8-wk of one-to-one math tutoring. Twenty-four children in grade 3 (ages 8–9 y), a critical period for acquisition of basic mathematical skills, underwent structural and resting-state functional MRI scans pretutoring. A significant shift in arithmetic problem-solving strategies from counting to fact retrieval was observed with tutoring. Notably, the speed and accuracy of arithmetic problem solving increased with tutoring, with some children improving significantly more than others. Next, we examined whether pretutoring behavioral and brain measures could predict individual differences in arithmetic performance improvements with tutoring. No behavioral measures, including intelligence quotient, working memory, or mathematical abilities, predicted performance improvements. In contrast, pretutoring hippocampal volume predicted performance improvements. Furthermore, pretutoring intrinsic functional connectivity of the hippocampus with dorsolateral and ventrolateral prefrontal cortices and the basal ganglia also predicted performance improvements. Our findings provide evidence that individual differences in morphometry and connectivity of brain regions associated with learning and memory, and not regions typically involved in arithmetic processing, are strong predictors of responsiveness to math tutoring in children. More generally, our study suggests that quantitative measures of brain structure and intrinsic brain organization can provide a more sensitive marker of skill acquisition than behavioral measures. PMID:23630286

Supekar, Kaustubh; Swigart, Anna G.; Tenison, Caitlin; Jolles, Dietsje D.; Rosenberg-Lee, Miriam; Fuchs, Lynn; Menon, Vinod

2013-01-01

146

Neural predictors of individual differences in response to math tutoring in primary-grade school children.  

PubMed

Now, more than ever, the ability to acquire mathematical skills efficiently is critical for academic and professional success, yet little is known about the behavioral and neural mechanisms that drive some children to acquire these skills faster than others. Here we investigate the behavioral and neural predictors of individual differences in arithmetic skill acquisition in response to 8-wk of one-to-one math tutoring. Twenty-four children in grade 3 (ages 8-9 y), a critical period for acquisition of basic mathematical skills, underwent structural and resting-state functional MRI scans pretutoring. A significant shift in arithmetic problem-solving strategies from counting to fact retrieval was observed with tutoring. Notably, the speed and accuracy of arithmetic problem solving increased with tutoring, with some children improving significantly more than others. Next, we examined whether pretutoring behavioral and brain measures could predict individual differences in arithmetic performance improvements with tutoring. No behavioral measures, including intelligence quotient, working memory, or mathematical abilities, predicted performance improvements. In contrast, pretutoring hippocampal volume predicted performance improvements. Furthermore, pretutoring intrinsic functional connectivity of the hippocampus with dorsolateral and ventrolateral prefrontal cortices and the basal ganglia also predicted performance improvements. Our findings provide evidence that individual differences in morphometry and connectivity of brain regions associated with learning and memory, and not regions typically involved in arithmetic processing, are strong predictors of responsiveness to math tutoring in children. More generally, our study suggests that quantitative measures of brain structure and intrinsic brain organization can provide a more sensitive marker of skill acquisition than behavioral measures. PMID:23630286

Supekar, Kaustubh; Swigart, Anna G; Tenison, Caitlin; Jolles, Dietsje D; Rosenberg-Lee, Miriam; Fuchs, Lynn; Menon, Vinod

2013-05-14

147

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

2005-03-01

148

Grading standards in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning The following below defines the outlines of standards for the "grades" of A, B, C, D, and  

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of intellectual performance. Grades & Critical Thinking adapted from www.criticalthinking.org #12;The Grade of CGrading standards in Thinking, Teaching, & Learning The following below defines the outlines of A implies excellence in thinking and performance within the subject and course, along with the development

Hood, Craig

149

Expedition Zenith: Experiences of eighth grade girls in a non-traditional math/science program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This qualitative study describes the experiences of a group of sixteen, eighth grade girls participating in a single-sex, math/science program based on gender equity research and constructivist theory. This phenomenological case study highlights the individual changes each girl perceives in herself as a result of her involvement in this program which was based at a suburban middle school just north of New York City. Described in narrative form is what took place during this single-sex program. At the start of the program the girls worked cooperatively in groups to build canoes. The canoes were then used to study a wetland during the final days of the program. To further immerse the participants into nature, the girls also camped during these final days. Data were collected from a number of sources to uncover, as fully as possible, the true essence of the program and the girls' experiences in it. The data collection methods included direct observation; in-depth, open-ended interviews; and written documentation. As a result of data collection, the girls' perceived outcomes and assessment of the program, as well as their recommendations for future math/science programs are revealed. The researcher in this study also acted as teacher, directing the program, and as participant to better understand the experiences of the girls involved in the program. Thus, unique insights could be made. The findings in this study provide insight into the learning of the participants, as well as into the relationships they formed both inside and outside of the program. Their perceived experiences and assessment of the program were then used to develop a greater understanding as to the effectiveness of this non-traditional program. Although this study echoed much of what research says about the needs of girls in learning situations, and therefore, reinforces previously accepted beliefs, it also reveals significant findings in areas previously unaddressed by gender studies. For example, when girls feel supported they can experience success in math and science-based projects that are challenging, especially when such projects offer an opportunity to appreciate a sense of real-life relevancy. Positive effects can be seen when such projects build upon previous student experiences. But when an experience is new, investigating a scientific phenomenon in a less structured manner before developing more in-depth, formal studies provides an initial foundation upon which to build. Also, this study emphasizes the need for role models. Both teacher and parent involvement play a very important role in a girl's development.

Ulm, Barbara Jean

2004-11-01

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2011-01-01

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Christian

2004-01-01

152

Examining the Effects of Math Teachers' Circles on Aspects of Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math Teachers' Circles have been spreading since their emergence in 2006. These professional development programs, aimed primarily at middle-level mathematics teachers (grades 5-9), focus on developing teachers' mathematical problem solving skills, in line with the Common Core State Standards-Standards of Mathematical Practice. Yet, to…

White, Diana; Donaldson, Brianna; Hodge, Angie; Ruff, Adam

2013-01-01

153

The Impact of Classroom Performance System-Based Instruction with Peer Instruction upon Student Achievement and Motivation in Eighth Grade Math Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The researcher employed two designs to address the research question for this particular study. This quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group study compared the math achievement of 92 eighth grade students who received Classroom Performance System (CPS)-based instruction using Peer Instruction (PI) to 76 eighth grade students who received…

Allison, Tracy Michelle Hunter

2012-01-01

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between students' performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the fourth and fifth grade Reading and Math Achievement Tests in Ohio. The sample utilized students from a suburban school district in Northwest Ohio. Third grade CogAT scores (2006-2007 school year), 4th…

Warnimont, Chad S.

2010-01-01

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

156

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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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. How the survey was administered o The survey was conducted electronically in Spring 2009 o A total

Oregon, University of

157

Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Melrose, Miss

2006-10-05

158

Observation in a School without Walls: Peer Observation of Teaching in a 2nd-12th Grade Independent School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What happens when teachers start to observe each other's classes? How do teachers make meaning of observing and being observed? What effects, if any, does requiring peer observation have on the teaching community? This research explores these questions in a qualitative study of peer observation of teaching (POT) in the 2nd-12th grades of an…

Salvador, Josephine

2012-01-01

159

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

160

AN OBSERVATION ABOUT HAWTHORNE EFFECT IN AN EXPERIMENT IN THE TEACHING OF READING IN FIRST GRADE--A HYPOTHESIS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE IF A HAWTHORNE EFFECT WERE PRESENT IN A 3-YEAR LONGITUDINAL STUDY WHICH COMPARED TWO METHODS OF TEACHING READING IN FIRST GRADE. THE INITIAL SUBJECTS WERE TWO TEACHERS AND FIVE FIRST-GRADE CLASSES OF RANDOMLY ASSIGNED STUDENTS WHO COMPOSED ONE EXPERIMENTAL, ONE CONTROL, AND THREE SUBCONTROL GROUPS.…

MCCRACKEN, ROBERT A.

161

An Evaluation of Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Social Skills to Fifth Grade Students within the Scope of Social Studies Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose was to evaluate teachers' perceptions of teaching social skills to Fifth grade students using social studies lessons. The survey model has been used as a research method. The 5th grade teachers working in elementary schools in Canakkale province included in the scope of the study have been interviewed and a questionnaire has been…

Sahin, Cavus

2010-01-01

162

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2009-01-01

163

Math Intervention: Building Number Power with Formative Assessments, Differentiation, and Games, Grades 3-5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2009-01-01

164

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2015-01-01

165

Conversions Rock! Lessons & Worksheets to Build Skills in Equivalent Conversions. Poster/Teaching Guide. Expect the Unexpected with Math[R  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Welcome to Conversions Rock" is a new math program designed to build and reinforce the important skills of converting fractions, decimals, and percents for students in grades 6-8. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, this program seeks to provide skill-building, real-world math to help students become successful in the classroom and beyond. [A…

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

166

A Study of the Benefits of Math Manipulatives versus Standard Curriculum in the Comprehension of Mathematical Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study attempted to determine which teaching method, mainly manipulatives or the standard curriculum, best allowed the students to learn first grade math concepts. The manipulatives consisted of objects such as unifix cubes, personal chalkboards, work mats, and various other articles, which allowed the students to see the math that they were…

Rust, Amanda L.

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

169

Radical Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2006-01-01

170

easyCBM CCSS Math Item Scaling and Test Form Revision (2012-2013): Grades 6-8. Technical Report #1313  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this technical report is to document the piloting and scaling of new easyCBM mathematics test items aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and to describe the process used to revise and supplement the 2012 research version easyCBM CCSS math tests in Grades 6-8. For all operational 2012 research version test forms (10…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

171

The Effects of a Research Based Intervention on Math CCRCT Scores of NCLB Subgroups: Implementation of Successmaker(TM) in Eighth Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research literature on computer based (assisted) instruction is mixed. Some researchers say it improves and motivates student achievement. Some researchers say it has no effect on learning. Alarmingly, the data on eighth grade performance in math is low across the United States. In the state of Georgia there are gaps in the performance of…

Mathis, Anita Cannon

2010-01-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koba, Susan B.

2011-01-01

174

Grading  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many criticisms have been launched against grades in general because of their perceived failure to portray student achievement accurately. In many instances, these criticisms are just. But, if student grades are reflections of measurable instructional obj

Christmann, Edwin P.; Badgett, John L.

2008-11-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V.

2013-01-01

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pong, Suet-Ling

1997-01-01

177

U.S. Middle-Grades Teachers Found Ill-Prepared in Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aspiring middle school teachers in the United States take fewer math courses and are less knowledgeable in the subject than their counterparts in South Korea, Taiwan, and other countries. That gap in teacher preparation, coupled with curricular differences, could help explain achievement disparities between American students and their peers in…

Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

2007-01-01

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kaya, Deniz; Kesan, Cenk; Izgiol, Dilek

2013-01-01

179

Teaching Weather and the Seasons in the Lower Elementary Grades: The Weather Calendar and Monthly Weather Graph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a teaching technique that develops concepts of weather and seasons through the use of a weather calendar and graph. Suggests daily and monthly activities for the first-, second-, and third-grade curriculum. Concludes that this technique helps students develop a foundation of essential geography skills and processes. (KO)

Johnson, Peter C.

1989-01-01

180

American Civilization in Historic Perspective. Part II-Education. A Guide for Teaching Social Studies, Grade 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship of education to the society in the various periods of American history is emphasized in this teaching guide for eleventh grade students. Through the educational history frame of reference, students compare such current concerns as school governance and community interests concerning problems in financing education with the…

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

181

Effects of Teacher-Led Reading Teaching Activities and Student Independent Reading on Fourth Grade ELL Student Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation study examines the effects of four teacher-led reading activities recommended by the reading teaching policy and student independent reading activity on the development of English language learners (ELL) reading proficiency at fourth grade in U.S. elementary schools. In this study, I first introduce the significance of studying…

Liu, Siping

2012-01-01

182

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

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

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

2013-01-01

183

Do Mathematics Textbooks Cultivate Shallow Teaching? Applying the TIMSS Video Study Criteria to Australian Eighth-Grade Mathematics Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australian eighth-grade mathematics lessons were shown by the 1999 TIMSS Video Study to use a high proportion of problems of low procedural complexity, with considerable repetition, and an absence of deductive reasoning. Using definitions from the Video Study, this study re-investigated this "shallow teaching syndrome" by examining the problems on…

Vincent, Jill; Stacey, Kaye

2008-01-01

184

Something That Works for Me: 100 More Teaching Practices Used in Our Schools. Grades K-12. No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, published by the New York City Board of Education, presents teaching practices that have been used in New York City schools in grades K-12. Subject areas covered include: (1) communication arts; (2) mathematics; (3) social studies; (4) art; (5) music; (6) English as a second language; (7) bilingual education; (8) reading; (9) writing;…

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

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan

2009-01-01

186

Discourse Time! Developing Argumentative Literacy in the Math Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Singer, David

2007-01-01

187

Math Apprentice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mathapprentice.com

2009-01-01

188

Cross-Discipline Teaching for English Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Upczak-Garcia, Anne

2012-01-01

189

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Paglierani, R.; Hawkins, I.

190

Math Trivia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuhlmann, Jim

1986-01-01

191

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Jensen, Philip A.; Moore, Randy

2008-01-01

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

O'Connell, Susan; O'Connor, Kelly

2007-01-01

194

Math: Data Relationships. Graphs, Ratios and Proportions, Statistics and Probability. Grades K-9. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help classroom teachers in grades K-9 construct mathematics tests, fifteen general objectives, corresponding sub-objectives, sample test items, and answers are presented. In general, sub-objectives are arranged in increasing order of difficulty. The objectives were written to comprehensively cover three categories. The first, graphs, covers the…

Instructional Objectives Exchange, Los Angeles, CA.

195

The Study of Number Sense: Realistic Activities Integrated into Third-Grade Math Classes in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors compared the performance of students who received integration of number sense activities in instruction with students who received instruction using regular mathematics textbooks. Two classes of third-grade students (N = 60) were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Students in each group were given a pretest, post I…

Yang, Der-Ching; Wu, Wan-Ru

2010-01-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

197

Breaking Away from the Math Book II: More Creative Projects for Grades K-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommended the use of calculators in the classroom in 1989. While calculators are more readily available in classrooms today than they were a few years ago, the recommendation is rarely followed in elementary grades. One of the reasons for this is a lack of appropriate classroom materials.…

Baggett, Patricia; Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej

198

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

SciTech Connect

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

Flick, L.B.

1995-12-31

199

Teaching Geometry to Students with Math Difficulties Using Graduated and Peer-Mediated Instruction in a Response-to-Intervention Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geometry is a course that is increasingly required for students to graduate from high school. However, geometric concepts can pose a great challenge to high school youth with math difficulties. Although research on teaching geometry to students with mathematics difficulties is limited, teachers are challenged daily with providing support for youth…

Dobbins, Angela; Gagnon, Joseph Calvin; Ulrich, Tracy

2014-01-01

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Upadyaya, Katja; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.

2014-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Clark, Lisa A.

2011-01-01

202

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goldman, Juliette D. G.

2011-01-01

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Principato, Karen

2010-01-01

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Colasanti, Angela M.; Follo, Eric

205

Attitudes and Stages of Concern of Elementary Teachers toward Agriculture as a Context for Teaching across Grade Level Content Area Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to describe elementary teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward agriculture and its use as a context for teaching across the grade level content area standards. Further, this study sought to probe more deeply the stages of concern possessed by kindergarten through eighth grade teachers with respect to their use of…

Bellah, Kimberly A.; Dyer, James E.

2009-01-01

206

A MANUAL OF MATERIALS, AIDS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE TEACHING OF SPANISH TO ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN IN SEVENTH GRADE. TEACHER'S MANUAL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A SEQUENCE TO THE PROGRAM BEGUN IN EARLIER GRADES (1-6) IS OFFERED. IT IS INTENDED ALSO TO GIVE THE BEGINNING SPANISH STUDENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN BASIC FUNCTIONAL SPANISH. MATERIALS PRESENTED ARE REPETITIONS OF VOCABULARIES AND EXPRESSIONS OF EARLIER GRADES, BUT THE TEACHING APPROACH IS GEARED TO REALISTIC SITUATIONS WHICH INVOLVE STUDENT…

El Paso Public Schools, TX.

207

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

208

Using CRA to Teach Algebra to Students with Math Difficulties in Inclusive Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of algebra instruction has increased in the United States in the past few years. Thus, in most states, middle school students are required to take Algebra 1. Middle school students with math difficulties in inclusion algebra settings may require a different instructional approach. The purpose of this research was to compare student…

Witzel, Bradley S.

2005-01-01

209

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Calik, Nuray Can; Kargin, Tevhide

2010-01-01

210

Whatcom Online Math Center Free Courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2014-03-20

211

NSDL Math Common Core  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-08-10

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

213

An Understanding of the Improved Grades, Retention and Graduation Rates of STEM Majors at the Academic Investment in Math and Science (AIMS) Program of Bowling Green State University (BGSU)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Bowling Green State University Academic Investment in Math and Science (BGSU AIMS) program was founded in 2001. This 4-year undergraduate program has grown from one class with 10 inaugural members to four classes with 69 mem- bers majoring in science\\/technology\\/engineering\\/math (STEM)-based areas. ? Average grade point averages (GPA's) of the AIMS students are ca. 3.0 after the first semester.

Carter Gilmer

214

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Greg Crowther

215

Do mathematics textbooks cultivate shallow teaching? Applying the TIMSS Video Study criteria to Australian eighth-grade mathematics textbooks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Australian eighth-grade mathematics lessons were shown by the 1999 TIMSS Video Study to use a high proportion of problems of low procedural complexity, with considerable repetition, and an absence of deductive reasoning. Using definitions from the Video Study, this study re-investigated this `shallow teaching syndrome' by examining the problems on three topics in nine eighth-grade textbooks from four Australian states for procedural complexity, type of solving processes, degree of repetition, proportion of `application' problems and proportion of problems requiring deductive reasoning. Overall, there was broad similarity between the characteristics of problems in the textbooks and in the Australian Video Study lessons. There were, however, considerable differences between textbooks and between topics within textbooks. In some books, including the best-selling textbooks in several states, the balance is too far towards repetitive problems of low procedural complexity.

Vincent, Jill; Stacey, Kaye

2008-04-01

216

Math Magic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

217

Discovering Japan Today: A Three-Week Teaching-Learning Unit for Upper Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 3-week teaching unit on Japan is designed to promote inspiration and motivation for teaching about Japanese culture to elementary students. The booklet contains course objectives, teacher instructions, a list of instructional materials and films, and a daily outline consisting of class activities and teacher guidance instructions. The first…

Kirkwood, Toni Fuss

218

Toward More Joyful Learning: Integrating Play into Frameworks of Middle Grades Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent efforts to define qualities of effective teaching practice have done little to capture the role of play, imagination, and creativity in classroom teaching. Drawing on theories of play and data from a two-year case study that included classroom observations, interviews, artifact collection, and surveys, the author examines the ways in which…

Conklin, Hilary G.

2014-01-01

219

Preparing Middle Grades Educators to Teach about World Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the realities of standards-based accountability, it is imperative to model and demonstrate for students how subject areas and teaching methods transcend across traditional boundaries. In an effort to prepare future social studies educators to teach for global awareness and to meaningfully integrate critical literacy skills into their…

Reidel, Michelle; Draper, Christine

2013-01-01

220

Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades K-6: Essays and Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents essays and resources that address crucial questions regarding how children should learn about genocide and intolerance and the literature used in teaching these topics. Part 1 (Guidelines on Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance through Language Arts/English Studies Education) includes the following 2 essays: "Editor's…

Robertson, Judith P., Ed.

221

Teaching Strategies - Grades K-2. Master Curriculum Guide in Economics. Teacher Resource Manual [and] Student Activities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher resource manual uses K-2 student 'wants' as a starting place for teaching economic education. The manual contains step-by-step lesson plans and reductions of the student pages for quick reference. Each lesson is divided into four parts: focus, prepare, teach, and connect. Part 1 shows how goods and services satisfy all people's…

Phipps, Barbara J.; Hopkins, Martha C.; Littrell, Rita L.

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

224

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Sutton, Amy; Silvis, Helen; Peixotto, Kit; Collins, Patrick; Boss, Suzie; Sumerlin, Jill

2002-01-01

225

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

E-print Network

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

Suzuki, Masatsugu

226

Physical Education Teaching Units for Program Development, Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual presents fourth through sixth grade physical education instructional units and descriptions of learning activities for dance, educational games, and gymnastics for grades 4 to 6. The first section of the manual presents information on incorporating the concept of progression in planning curricula for students. Suggestions are given for…

Logsdon, Bette J.; And Others

227

Suggestions for Teaching Mathematics Using Laboratory Approaches Grades 1-6. 2. Operations. Experimental Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide describes activities and materials which can be used in a mathematics laboratory approach for a basic mathematics program for grades 1-6. Twenty-nine activities relate to operations with whole numbers and twenty-five activities pertain to operations with fractions. These activities are described in terms of purpose, suggested grade

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

228

COMPARISON OF THREE METHODS OF TEACHING READING IN THE SECOND GRADE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A CONTINUATION OF A FIRST-GRADE STUDY OF THREE APPROACHES TO BEGINNING READING AND OF THEIR EFFECT ON GROWTH IN COMPREHENSION AND INTERPRETATION SKILL IS REPORTED. THE BASAL, THE MODIFIED LINGUISTIC, AND THE LINGUISTIC APPROACHES WERE STUDIED. TWENTY-ONE SECOND-GRADE CLASSROOMS IN THREE CENTRAL NEW YORK SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATED IN THE…

SHELDON, WILLIAM D.; AND OTHERS

229

Sector Analysis: An Approach to Teaching Fourth Grade Students Certain Aspects of English Sentence Structure.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, fourth-grade materials based on a linguistic approach to grammar known as sector analysis were devised, field-tested, and evaluated. Two socioeconomically similar fourth grades--experimental and control groups--were pre- and post-tested to find possible changes in the complexity of their sentence structure after the experimental…

Bosco, Joseph Anthony

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

231

The Use of Programed Instruction for Teaching Anthropology in the Fifth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study was undertaken to compare the achievement of a group of fifth grade students studying anthropology from a programed text, designed by the investigator, with a group of fifth grade students being taught by means of traditional classroom material prepared by the Anthropology Curriculum Project of the University of Georgia. Post-treatment…

Thomas, Georgelle

232

Math and science illiteracy: Social and economic impacts  

SciTech Connect

Today`s highly competitive global economy is being driven by increasingly rapid technological development. This paper explores the problems of math and science illiteracy in the United States and the potential impact on our economic survival in this environment during the next century. Established educational methods that reward task performance, emphasize passive lecture, and fail to demonstrate relevance to real life are partly to blame. Social norms, stereotypes, and race and gender bias also have an impact. To address this crisis, we need to question the philosophy of an educational system that values task over concept. Many schools have already initiated programs at all grade levels to make math and science learning more relevant, stimulating, and fun. Teaching methods that integrate math and science learning with teamwork, social context, and other academic subjects promote the development of higher-order thinking skills and help students see math and science as necessary skills.

Williams, J.L.

1994-05-01

233

DIFFERENTIAL MODELS FOR MATH ANXIETY IN MALE AND FEMALE COLLEGE STUDENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relative importance of several predictors of math anxiety were examined in multiple regression models. The predictors were test anxiety, ACT math scores, student perceptions of high-school math teachers' teaching ability (PHAM), student perceptions of college math teachers' teaching ability (PCAM), parental support for math skills (PSM), the length of time since completing high-school, number of college math classes taken,

ADA F. HAYNES; ANITA G. MULLINS; BARRY S. STEIN

2004-01-01

234

Who's Teaching Math to Our Most Needy Students? A Descriptive Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandates that every classroom be staffed with a "highly qualified teacher." Research supports that teachers' content knowledge affects student achievement. However, the special education population continues to be taught by teachers who do not have the content area background they teach. In addition,…

Rosas, Clarissa; Campbell, Lisa

2010-01-01

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Farmer, Walter A.; Farrell, Margaret A.

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

237

connectMaths, Stats & OR Network E-Bulletin May 2011 Welcome to the electronic update from the Maths, Stats & OR Network for Key Departmental Contacts. We hope you find the  

E-print Network

and graded against the underlying principles below. · Student engagement ­ e.g. developing resources workshopseriestoprovidedisciplinespecificsupport, advice and guidance to postgraduate students who teach Mathematics and Statistics the Maths, Stats & OR Network for Key Departmental Contacts. We hope you find the information of interest

Davies, Christopher

238

Remote Sensing Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

239

Using Classwide Peer Tutoring To Teach Beginning Algebra Problem-Solving Skills in Heterogeneous Classrooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the effectiveness of using classwide peer tutoring (CWPT) in 14 heterogeneous eighth-grade math classrooms with traditional independent student practice to teach problem-solving skills to students in beginning algebra. Both CWPT and independent practice were equally effective strategies with students identified as at risk or…

Allsopp, David H.

1997-01-01

240

The Effect of Co-Teaching on Student Achievement in Ninth Grade Physical Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Co-teaching is a method that is increasing within schools across the US as educators strive to leave no child behind. It is a costly method, having two paid instructors in one classroom, with an average of 24 students shared between them. If it significantly increases the achievement of all students, it is well worth the costs involved. However,…

LaFever, Karen M.

2012-01-01

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Basson, Ilsa; Kriek, Jeanne

2012-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Corbin, Denee J.

243

The What? When? and How? of Teaching Language to Deaf Children - Preschool and Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three levels of work in language development for preschool and primary age deaf children are presented, along with suggested daily schedules and yearly programs. Skills covered are speech, lipreading, auditory training, and language. Instructions are given for teaching activities in the areas of the various parts of speech and types of sentences.…

Hogan, Sister James Lorene

244

Focusing on Success: Teaching Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Grades 1-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication focuses on teaching students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). The first chapter identifies and explains AD/HD: its causes, characteristics, its diagnosis and assessment process, related conditions, and what it looks in the classroom. The following chapters offer information and sample strategies supporting…

Price, Anne; Crawford, Shawn; Tottle, Johanne; Maunula, Susan

2006-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Yang, Hsiu-Ting; Wang, Kuo-Hua

2014-01-01

246

A Grade 5 Common Core Exemplar: Teaching about the Bill of Rights  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A notable feature of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts is the attention given to the teaching of reading and writing in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The Standards for Reading Informational Text that are included in the Common Core State Standards require students to read texts in depth, understand…

Herczog, Michelle

2012-01-01

247

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

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

248

COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF TEACHING READING IN GRADES 5 AND 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

BASAL READING (BR) AND INDIVIDUALIZED READING (IR) METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TO READ WERE COMPARED TO DETERMINE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO SKILL IN CREATIVITY AND PROBLEM-SOLVING. TEACHERS (N 29) WERE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY. FIFTEEN TEACHERS WERE DIVIDED INTO A RANDOMLY ASSIGNED (RA) GROUP AND A TEACHER PREFERENCE…

PARKER, CECIL J.; THATCHER, DAVID A.

249

The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors advocate that a high-quality curriculum is an important first step toward good teaching and successful learning. Good curriculum comes from knowing what students can do, can almost do, and need to learn how to do as readers, writers, and language users. In this book, the authors combine their experience and learning in literacy…

Pinnell, Gay Su; Fountas, Irene C.

2007-01-01

250

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

PubMed Central

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

Butler, Amy; Burke da Silva, Karen

2014-01-01

251

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dalton, Stephanie Stoll

2007-01-01

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

Tovani, Cris

2004-01-01

254

Teaching Reading in the Social Studies: A Global Approach for Primary Grades. Skills Series, Volume 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The activities in this teaching guide focus on reading and thinking skills useful in the development of a global perspective in primary-level students. The activities can be used in social studies, language arts, and reading courses. An introduction gives an overview and rationale, lists educational objectives, and describes the format of the…

Gold, Mary C.

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Luksetich, William A.

256

Global Change. Teaching Activities on Global Change for Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet contains a series of teaching guides on global change. The series includes lessons on dendrochronology; land, air, and water; and island living. Included is information such as : laws of straws; where land, air, and water meet; and Earth as home. Each section provides an introductory description of the activity, the purpose of the…

Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rothlein, Liz; Christman, Terri

258

Effects of Three Approaches to Teaching Poetry to Sixth Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A total of 272 children participated in a study of the effectiveness of three support systems for cuing sixth grade students in interpreting the metaphoric language of poetry. The first system involved regular classroom teachers who applied their own verbal cuing, the second included external instructional support through media and the teachers'…

Folta, Bernarr Paul

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

2006-01-01

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

van't Hooft, Mark; Kelly, Jan

2004-01-01

263

Teaching Information Literacy Using Electronic Resources for Grades K-6. Professional Growth Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This notebook is a compilation of 51 lesson plans for grades K-6 written by various authors and focusing on the integration of technology into the curriculum. Lesson plans include topics such as online versus traditional card catalog, exploring the technology in the media center, electronic encyclopedias and CD- ROMs, using and producing a video…

Skeele, Linda, Ed.

264

Teaching Information Literacy Using Electronic Resources for Grades 6-12. Professional Growth Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This notebook is a compilation of 53 lesson plans for grades 6-12, written by various authors and focusing on the integration of technology into the curriculum. Lesson plans include topics such as online catalog searching, electronic encyclopedias, CD-ROM databases, exploring the Internet, creating a computer slide show, desktop publishing, and…

Anderson, Mary Alice, Ed.

265

Teaching with a Symbolic Calculator in 10th Grade--Evaluation of a One Year Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A one year project was started in the school year 2003/04 to test the use of symbolic calculators (SC)--the TIVoyage 200--in six 10th grade classes of three grammar schools in Bavaria (Germany). The project was repeated in school year 2004/05. The evaluation of the project was intended to give answers to the following questions: how basic…

Weigand, Hans-Georg

2008-01-01

266

PLCs in Action: Innovative Teaching for Struggling Grade 3-5 Readers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A group of elementary school reading teachers used their time in a Professional Learning Community to develop a systematic intervention to address the needs of struggling readers in grades 3 to 5. Working as a team, they identified a collection of books that was culturally diverse, high interest, appealing to boys and girls, aligned with…

D'Ardenne, Charna; Barnes, Debra G.; Hightower, Elaine S.; Lamason, Pamela R.; Mason, Mary; Patterson, Paula C.; Stephens, Nancy; Wilson, Carolyn E.; Smith, Vickie H.; Erickson, Karen A.

2013-01-01

267

Evaluation of the Effects of Argumentation Based Science Teaching on 5th Grade Students' Conceptual Understanding of the Subjects Related to "Matter and Change"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of Argumentation Based Science Teaching on 5th grade students' conceptual understanding of the subjects related to "Matter and Change". This research is a qualitative research and its design is a multiple (compare) case study. In this study, semi-structured interviews related to the…

Çinar, Derya; Bayraktar, Sule

2014-01-01

268

Teachers' and Students' Views of Team Teaching of General Education and Learning-Disabled Students in Two Fifth-Grade Classes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on interviews with nine learning-disabled students, nine of their nondisabled peers, and their three teachers, this article describes their perceptions of life in two fifth-grade classrooms with a permanent teaching team. Data are organized according to respondents' perspectives on three themes: (1) classroom social climate; (2)…

Pugach, Marleen C.; Wesson, Caren L.

1995-01-01

269

Economics in Social Studies Textbooks: An Evaluation of the Economics and the Teaching Strategies in Social Studies Textbooks, Elementary Grades (1-6), Report No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the second part of a continuing effort to evaluate the economic content and related teaching strategies of new social studies textbook series used in the elementary grades. The following five textbook series are examined: (1) The World of Mankind (Follett); (2) The Ginn Social Science Series; (3) Our Family of Man (Harper and Row);…

Davison, Donald G.; And Others

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

STAUSS, NYLES G.

271

Invertebrate Fossils: Clues to the Distant Past. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Geist, John E.

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2014-01-01

273

Quality Press and Popular Press in England. Ein Unterrichtsprojekt in einem gymnasialen Leistungskurs der Klasse 12 (A Teaching Project in a Gymnasium Honors Course, Grade 12)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a teaching project which was planned and carried out in an honors course for Grade 12 of a girls' gymnasium. The content of the project deals with the reading of British daily newspapers and magazines, combined with learning the essential characteristics of the British press. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Hoegel, Rolf

1974-01-01

274

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 5, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide--Multi-Ethnic Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuing the theme of the school as a community, the teacher's guide to the science/math strand of unit five presents both instructional and assessment activities for kits 17-20. Focus, materials and objective for each activity are in Spanish and English; teacher instructions are in Spanish only. In kit 17 the science activities deal with the…

Operations Research Society of America, Arlington, VA.

275

Saudi Arabia Today. A Teaching Program on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: (1) Grades 1-3, Our Visit to Saudi Arabia; (2) Grades 4-6, A Modern Kingdom; (3) Junior High School, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; (4) Senior High School, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This package includes materials for students and accompanying teaching guides and posters for teaching about life in contemporary Saudi Arabia for grades 1-8. The student folder for grades 1-3 presents information about the Middle Eastern nation in the form of a boy's letter to a friend back home. In the letter are descriptions of the cities of…

Learning Enrichment, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

277

Math Pickle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hamilton, Gordon

2012-01-01

278

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Clark, Lisa A.

279

Math Machines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-05-18

280

Smith college secondary math and science outreach program  

SciTech Connect

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.

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

1994-12-31

281

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

282

AIMS Education Foundation Math Blog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This blog contains entries related to math education for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and Commoncore Math topics. Each entry is accomanied by a brief description and indicators of grade level and topics covered. Several of these blog entries have been cataloged separately and are listed as related resources.

2013-01-01

283

ExploreLearning: Interactive Math and Science Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students. They call these simulations Gizmos and they are meant to be fun, easy to use, and flexible enough to support different teaching styles and contexts. By clicking on the "Browse Gizmos" button at the top of the home page, users can choose gizmos by grade level and subject. Math topics include: algebra, geometry, data analysis and probability, developmental math, and precalculus. Science topics include: earth and space science, life science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Keep in mind that these gizmos are only available for 5 minutes each without a paid subscription, but AMSER user say this is ample time for most Gizmos to be used productively either in class or by students.

284

Statistics and probability. Grades 6-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Center, Education D.

2003-01-01

285

Saxon Middle School Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

2007-01-01

286

Suggested Learner Outcomes: Language Arts, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies. Grades 1-8. 2nd Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an effort to establish clear goals and objectives for helping students achieve desired outcomes, this guide provides learner outcomes for programs in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, and social studies at grade levels 1-8. Many learner outcomes are accompanied by a descriptive statement. Learner outcomes are explicated in the…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Curriculum Div.

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hocking, Colin; And Others

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

289

Math Olympiad  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-09-10

290

Chemistry to music: Discovering how Music-based Teaching affects academic achievement and student motivation in an 8th grade science class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teachers should have access to new and innovative tools in order to engage and motivate their students in the classroom. This is especially important as many students view school as an antiquated and dull environment - which they must seemingly suffer through to advance. School need not be a dreaded environment. The use of music as a tool for learning can be employed by any teacher to create an engaging and exciting atmosphere where students actively participate and learn to value their classroom experience. Through this study, a product and process was developed that is now available for any 8th grade science teacher interested in using music to enhance their content. In this study 8th grade students (n=41) in a public school classroom actively interacted with modern songs created to enhance the teaching of chemistry. Data were collected and analyzed in order to determine the effects that the music treatment had on student achievement and motivation, compared to a control group (n=35). Current literature provides a foundation for the benefits for music listening and training, but academic research in the area of using music as a tool for teaching content was noticeably absent. This study identifies a new area of research called "Music-based Teaching" which results in increases in motivation for 8th grade students learning chemistry. The unintended results of the study are additionally significant as the teacher conducting the treatment experienced newfound enthusiasm, passion, and excitement for her profession.

McCammon, William Gavin Lodge, Jr.

291

Effects of four physical education teaching methods on development of motor skill, self-concept, and social attitudes of fifth-grade children.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of four teaching methods on several measures of motor skill, self-concept, and social attitudes of 130 fifth-grade children (67 boys, 63 girls), who were randomly chosen from five elementary schools in one area. Teaching methods were systematically applied for 60 teaching days (20 weeks). Measurements were assessed on three occasions (pre-, mid-, and post-experiment). A 4 x 2 x 3 multivariate analysis of covariance showed the 'combined' method most effective in improving the students' motor ability, while 'indirect' and 'game-oriented' methods contributed to the improvement of self-concept and social attitudes, respectively. Since each of the four methods had different effects on various measures made to evaluate whether aims of physical education had been met, the teacher should be aware of many methods and able to implement them in various combinations, depending upon the special features and purposes of a lesson. PMID:1501985

Emmanouel, C; Zervas, Y; Vagenas, G

1992-06-01

292

Houghton Mifflin Basic Reading. Grades 1-3. A Primary Teacher's Guide to the Use of Basal Reader Stories for Teaching an Awareness of Career and Consumer Education Goals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teaching guide was prepared by the Portland Public Schools, Area 3, in an exemplary project to create an awareness of career and consumer education concepts in the primary grades by using the content of basic readers that would ordinarily be used exclusively for the teaching of reading skills. The guide closely follows the story lines in the…

Portland Public Schools, OR. Area III Office.

293

Connecting Math Methods and Student Teaching through Practice-Based Strategies: A Study of Pre-Service Teachers' Math Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There have been many calls for greater research into the connection between what is taught to pre-service teachers and how those teachings emerge in teacher practice (Cochran-Smith & Zeichner, 2005; Grossman, 2008). Understanding this connection and strengthening it is vital to the increased effectiveness of not just teacher education programs…

Appelgate, Mollie Helen

2012-01-01

294

Die Bewertung von Textaufgaben - dargestellt an Beispielen aus dem Franzoesischunterricht (Grading Textbook Lessons -- Presented with Examples from Teaching French)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains and illustrates the term "textbook lesson," and mentions the considerations that have led to the recommended grading system. The chief aim is to achieve uniformity in grading. Offers recommendations for formulating and ordering lessons, grading criteria, awarding of points and key for computing points. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Edener, Wilfried

1975-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Ogden, Michele A.

2012-01-01

296

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

E-print Network

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

Sheridan, Jennifer

297

Teach Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

TeachEngineering is a resource for K-12 educators wanting to introduce students to engineering, even if they have no background knowledge of engineering. The project is a collaboration between four engineering colleges and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The resources provided here are intended to help teachers "enhance learning, excite students and stimulate interest in science and math through the use of hands-on engineering." The lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms and link the content to educational standards. The collection of materials are included in a database that can be searched by keyword, grade level, educational standard or other criteria, or browsed by subject area, curricular units, lessons or activities. Educators are encouraged to submit reviews and create their own area on the website to easily access personal favorites. Only a few sample lessons were posted at the time of this report, but the database is expected to be available sometime in January 2005. Other sections of the website provide information and links to learn more about the field of engineering.

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Math Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Fife, Earl.; Husch, Lawrence.

1997-01-01

299

Beyond Right Answers: Math and the CCSS  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 10-minute video, one in the ongoing Teaching Channel series "Let's Chat Coreâ explains the Common Core Math Standards and offers viewers insights on how the shifts will promote coherence and mathematical reasoning. Implementing these math standards for mathematics allows teachers to challenge students to think about math in deep, conceptual ways in classrooms where students are collaborating and actively engaged.

Wessling, Sarah B.

2013-02-19

300

Tools for Understanding Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-04-03

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Memming, Agnes K.; And Others

302

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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wittman, Nora E.; And Others

303

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

2011-01-01

304

Math Fact Strategies Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boso, Annie

2011-01-01

305

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Arney, Nick; And Others

306

Using Inquiry-Based Instruction to Teach Research Methods to 4th-Grade Students in an Urban Setting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When a college professor who teaches research methods to graduate education students was approached by a local public urban elementary school to help them teach research skills to 4th-graders, it was thought that the process would be simple--take what we did at the college level and differentiate it for the childhood classroom. This article will…

Hamm, Ellen M.; Cullen, Rebecca; Ciaravino, Melissa

2013-01-01

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lesh, Bruce

2011-01-01

308

Middle Grade Teachers' Perceptions of their Chemistry Teaching Efficacy: Findings of a One year long Professional Development Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A professional development (PD) program, Conceptual Chemistry for Middle School Teachers, was designed to facilitate teachers' learning and teaching of basic chemistry concepts. This study explored (a) whether the PD increased teachers' self-efficacy and teaching outcome expectancy and (b) how the PD program influenced teachers' chemistry content knowledge and attitudes toward learning chemistry concepts. Thirty-six teachers (N = 36; 26

Issaou Gado; Geeta Verma; Doris Simonis

309

The effect of teaching the cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies (self-instruction procedure) on verbal math problem-solving performance of primary school students with verbal problem- solving difficulties  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the effects of teaching the cognitive and meta-cognitive strategies (self-instruction procedure) on verbal math problem-solving (VMPS) performance of primary school students with VMPS difficulties. The experimental design using pre-test, post-test with control group is applied. The students were selected random ally of primary school and examined with VMPS test (pre-test). 60 of the students with VMPS difficulties

Narges Babakhani

2011-01-01

310

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

E-print Network

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

Keinan, Alon

311

MATH 225 Fall 2011 Differential Equations Course Syllabus  

E-print Network

MATH 225 Fall 2011 Differential Equations Course Syllabus Instructor Info Instructor: Phone: Office: Email: Office Hours: Section Website: Course Website: http://mcs.mines.edu/Courses/math225/ Grading sciences. Prerequisites: MATH213 or MATH223 Text Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems, 7th

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Math Club Starting in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Starting a math club as early as kindergarten and having a range of grade levels in attendance can be successful. With the help of the older students, the varied age groups are entertained and excited about attending math club. The purpose of the club is to enrich the classroom mathematics curriculum with hands-on activities and to have members…

Perry, Ann M.

2011-01-01

313

A Successful Individualized Math Course.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Rochester Institute of Technology's College Restoration Program for students who have been suspended or placed on academic probation, focusing on the recently added math component. Covers the individualized noncredit math course from placement through evaluation. Analyzes outcomes, revealing an increase in student grade point averages.…

Gucker, Gail

1992-01-01

314

Teaching Materials  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of teaching materials, including filmstrips on writing skills, on Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe; and a review of paperback series on Black literature and contemporary literature--all geared primarily to grades seven through twelve. (JB)

Early, Margaret; Searles, John R.

1971-01-01

315

Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children who learn math fundamentals in preschool and kindergarten have the best chance of later achievement in school--but too often, children don't get the effective early math instruction that makes all the difference. Now there's a core early childhood textbook that helps current and future educators teach the most critical math concepts to…

Moomaw, Sally

2011-01-01

316

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

E-print Network

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

Stephens, Jacqueline

317

United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

United States Census Bureau

318

Math 131 Homework Rewrites July 25, 2012  

E-print Network

Math 131 Homework Rewrites July 25, 2012 Like other writing, good math writing is a process to turn in a rewritten copy of the first four homeworks for a revised grade. · Rewrites will be due at the same time as normal homework, two weeks after the original due date. Graded homework will be returned

Su, Francis Edward

319

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

320

Cardboard Boat Building in Math Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If you want to get the attention of a group of eighth grade math students, tell them they are going to build a life-size cardboard boat. To increase interest, follow up this statement by telling them that two to four of them will actually be rowing this boat across a small pond. Eighth grade math students at Oasis Charter Middle School in…

Omundsen, John

2014-01-01

321

Fourth Grade Lab Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are a collection of sites related to the Fourth Grade CORE, to be explored in the computer lab. For SCIENCE explorations click below. 1. Clouds and the water cycle at the Enchanted Learning site. 2. Look at the Cloud Man&s pictures of clouds. 3. Cloud Types 4. Clouds and Precipitation: online meteorology guide 5. The Dirt on Soil 6. The Dirt on Soil 7. Soil Horizons For MATH activities click below. Math activities "A" ...

Boissonnault, Ms.

2005-06-23

322

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whyte, Donna

2004-01-01

323

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fahy, Cynthia; And Others

324

Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every two years the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), "the Nation's Report Card," reports the nation's average reading and math scores in grades 4 and 8. Despite the strong focus on reading under the 2001 No Child Left Behind law, the recent 2009 reading scores were not statistically different from those of 2007, which had not…

Hirsch, E. D., Jr.

2010-01-01

325

Measurement of math beliefs and their associations with math behaviors in college students.  

PubMed

Our purpose in the present study was to expand understanding of math beliefs in college students by developing 3 new psychometrically tested scales as guided by expectancy-value theory, self-efficacy theory, and health belief model. Additionally, we identified which math beliefs (and which theory) best explained variance in math behaviors and performance by college students and which students were most likely to have problematic math beliefs. Study participants included 368 college math students who completed questionnaires to report math behaviors (attending class, doing homework, reading textbooks, asking for help) and used a 5-point rating scale to indicate a variety of math beliefs. For a subset of 84 students, math professors provided final math grades. Factor analyses produced a 10-item Math Value Scale with 2 subscales (Class Devaluation, No Future Value), a 7-item single-dimension Math Confidence Scale, and an 11-item Math Barriers Scale with 2 subscales (Math Anxiety, Discouraging Words). Hierarchical multiple regression revealed that high levels of the newly discovered class devaluation belief (guided by expectancy-value theory) were most consistently associated with poor math behaviors in college students, with high math anxiety (guided by health belief model) and low math confidence (guided by self-efficacy theory) also found to be significant. Analyses of covariance revealed that younger and male students were at increased risk for class devaluation and older students were at increased risk for poor math confidence. PMID:25133460

Hendy, Helen M; Schorschinsky, Nancy; Wade, Barbara

2014-12-01

326

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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Joern, William Thomas (Tim)

327

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

West, Andrew

328

Math for Love  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dan Finkle

2013-01-01

329

Bowland Maths--Update  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thompson, Quentin

2011-01-01

330

The Math Wars  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Schoenfeld, Alan H.

2004-01-01

331

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

E-print Network

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

Suzuki, Masatsugu

332

Research and Teaching: Students' Perceptions of Their Grades Throughout an Introductory Biology Course--Effect of Open-Book Testing  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this study, the authors examined students' perceptions of their grades throughout an introductory biology course. Since large majorities of students prefer open-book exams (Moore and Jensen 2008); they sought to determine how these exams affect students' perceptions regarding their eventual final grades. Although open-book exams may be useful in many courses, their data suggest that such exams often foster a false sense of confidence and a less accurate perception of final grades in courses such as the one described here. These results are consistent with an earlier report indicating that open-book exams may impede long-term learning (Moore and Jensen 2007), and call into question the long-term value of open-book tests in introductory science courses.

Jensen, Philip A.; Moore, Randy

2009-01-01

333

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

334

MathDL Mathematical Communication  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

335

This Land Was Made for You and Me: Teaching for Economic Justice in Upper Elementary and Middle School Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching for economic justice can be challenging for upper elementary and middle school teachers. Many teachers may feel uncomfortable with the subject matter and thus avoid addressing sensitive social issues related to economic/financial inequities. This article describes how selected songs and works of visual art, expressions of social protest…

Lucey, Thomas A.; Laney, James D.

2009-01-01

336

The needs and perceptions of South African Grade 4 educators, teaching English second-language (ESL) learners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although mother tongue education is recommended by policymakers, researchers and language learning authorities, the reality in South Africa is that many parents\\/caregivers and learners believe that English is the best choice as Language of Learning and Teaching. Many English second-language (ESL) learners experience barriers to learning, because of a limited English proficiency. An empirical study was conducted to identify the

L. C. Theron; M. Nel

2005-01-01

337

Cooperative Learning Versus Communicative Thai Teaching of English as a Second Language for Prathom (Grade) 6 Students Taught in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

A controlled experiment in teaching English as a second language was implemented. The experiment involved 96 students from three primary schools in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The students from each school were randomly assigned to an experimental group (N=48) and a control group (N=48). The experimental group was taught by using cooperative learning and the control group was taught by the Thai

Russell Waugh; Margaret Bowering; Sutaporn Chayarathee

2005-01-01

338

Teaching and Learning Basic Social Studies Skills, Grades 7-12. Teacher and Pupil Resource Materials No. 311.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual contains 56 teacher-developed activities which can be used in social studies courses to improve students' basic skills. The activities teach location and map skills, writing and study skills, time skills, and thinking skills. Students also learn how to use reference books and how to read and interpret charts and graphs. Each activity…

Flowers, Emily

339

Active Comparison as a Means of Promoting the Development of Abstract Conditional Knowledge and Appropriate Choice of Diagrams in Math Word Problem Solving  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This study sought to address the problem of novices not being able to select the appropriate diagrams to suit given tasks.\\u000a It investigated the usefulness of providing teaching sessions that involved active comparison of diagrams and review of lessons\\u000a learnt following problem solving. Fifty-eight 8th grade participants were assigned to one of two instruction conditions. In\\u000a both, traditional math classes

Yuri Uesaka; Emmanuel Manalo

2006-01-01

340

Pre-Service Teachers' Knowledge for Teaching Algebra for Equity in the Middle Grades: A Preliminary Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents our plans and initial work to explore how mathematics teacher education programs can prepare teachers for diverse middle grades classrooms. It describes the start-up of a five-year National Science Foundation project to design, develop, and test technology-enriched teacher preparation strategies to address equity in algebra…

Brown, Irving A.; Davis, Trina J.; Kulm, Gerald

2011-01-01

341

An Observation of Hawthorne Effect in an Experiment in the Teaching of Reading in First Grade: A Hypothesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Speculates about the presence of a negative Hawthorne effect on a control group in addition to a positive effect on the experimental group in an experiment involving 2 first-grade teachers and their classes, and draws implications for studies which seek to control for possible interference by positive and negative Hawthorne effects. Bibliography.…

McCracken, Robert A.

1968-01-01

342

Preparation of Teaching Guides and Materials on Asian Countries for Use in Grades I-XII. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to improve instruction in Asian studies in grades 1-12, this report of a project (University of California, Berkeley) contains extensive lists of general guidelines for incorporating Asian studies into the social studies curriculum; guidelines for preparing units of instruction on Asian topics; example units for elementary and high…

Michaelis, John U.

343

Evaluation of Three Methods of Teaching First Grade Reading to Children Likely to Have Difficulty with Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forty first-grade classes were divided into four treatment groups to determine the effectiveness of three reading methods with low ability students. Treatment A subjects used the regular basal program. Treatment B subjects used the same basal program, with the low subgroup receiving additional instruction from remedial reading teachers. Treatment…

Niles, Olive S.

344

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Coleman, Gary; And Others

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

346

A Study into the Effects of Method of Teaching Reading--Synthetic (Reading-Typing Program) and Analytic (Basic Reading Series)--Upon Reversal Errors Made by Children in Grades One Through Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of two methods of teaching reading upon reversal errors. A sample of 210 pupils in grades one through four were selected for this study. One half of the group had learned to read through an analytic method while the other half had learned through a synthetic method. Since the synthetic group had…

Wojtcuk, Albert John

347

Semantic Webbing, Semantic-Pictorial Webbing and Standard Basal Teaching Techniques: A Comparison of Three Strategies To Enhance Learning and Memory of a Reading Comprehension Task in the Fourth Grade Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study analyzed the relative effectiveness of three teaching strategies for enhancing vocabulary and reading comprehension. Sixty-eight students in three fourth-grade classrooms in a suburban southwestern public school were presented with a vocabulary lesson on weather from the reading text according to one of the following strategies: (1) basal…

McCarthy-Tucker, Sherri

348

Relationship between teacher knowledge of concepts and connections, teaching practice, and student achievement in middle grades mathematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mixed method sequential nested study examines whether and how the cognitive type of teachers’ content knowledge is associated\\u000a 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 successfully, in terms\\u000a of knowledge of facts and

Mourat A. Tchoshanov

2011-01-01

349

What is taking place in science classrooms?: A case study analysis of teaching and learning in seventh-grade science of one Alabama school and its impact on African American student learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This qualitative case study investigated the teaching strategies that improve science learning of African American students. This research study further sought the extent the identified teaching strategies that are used to improve African American science learning reflect culturally responsive teaching. Best teaching strategies and culturally responsive teaching have been researched, but there has been minimal research on the impact that both have on science learning, with an emphasis on the African American population. Consequently, the Black-White achievement gap in science persists. The findings revealed the following teaching strategies have a positive impact on African American science learning: (a) lecture-discussion, (b) notetaking, (c) reading strategies, (d) graphic organizers, (e) hands-on activities, (f) laboratory experiences, and (g) cooperative learning. Culturally responsive teaching strategies were evident in the seventh-grade science classrooms observed. Seven themes emerged from this research data: (1) The participating teachers based their research-based teaching strategies used in the classroom on all of the students' learning styles, abilities, attitudes towards science, and motivational levels about learning science, with no emphasis on the African American student population; (2) The participating teachers taught the state content standards simultaneously using the same instructional model daily, incorporating other content areas when possible; (3) The participating African American students believed their seventh-grade science teachers used a variety of teaching strategies to ensure science learning took place, that science learning was fun, and that science learning was engaging; (4) The participating African American students genuinely liked their teacher; (5) The participating African American students revealed high self-efficacy; (6) The African American student participants' parents value education and moved to Success Middle School district for better educational opportunities; and (7) Teachers were not familiar with the term "culturally responsive teaching," but there was evidence that several aspects of it were present in the seventh-grade science classroom environment. Critical Race Theory (CRT) was the framework for analysis and interpretation of this research study. The findings support the following tenets of CRT: (a) racism is normal, (b) interest-convergence or colorblindness, (c) contextual-historical analysis, (d) storytelling or counterstorytelling, and (e) social transformation. These findings indicate that racial inequalities remain an issue in the underachievement of African Americans and may be the solution to improving science learning of African Americans. The outcome of this study contributes to the limited research on utilizing culturally responsive teaching along with best teaching strategies to improve academic achievement of African American students, and CRT exposes the issues that contribute to the Black-White achievement gap in science widening.

Norman, Lashaunda Renea

350

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2012-12-01

351

Where Have All the Good Men Gone?: An Analysis of Gender Differences in Achievement Growth in Eighth and Ninth Grade Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growing epidemic of male underachievement has spawned a great deal of research in the recent past. This body of research has been inconclusive in determining the causes of the problem. This Capstone Project looked at six factors to determine if any of them had a significant effect on the math achievement of either gender. This study was…

Plue, Kevin Eric

2011-01-01

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Barriett Jackson

2011-01-01

353

Math Cats' Math Crafts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

354

SCIENCE, KINDERGARTEN AND GRADE ONE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fresno County Schools, CA.

355

MATHEMATICS TEACHING MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Catalog years 2011-2013)  

E-print Network

MATHEMATICS TEACHING MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Catalog years 2011-2013) This minor (MAED) is only Mathematics o Math 215: Introduction to Linear Algebra o Math 330: Topics in Geometry · Choose one course from: o Math 323: Formal Mathematical Reasoning and Writing o Math 362: Introduction to Probability Theory

Zakharov, Vladimir

356

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Donald Joseph

2011-01-01

358

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2008-01-01

359

Math at Home  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 childrenâs learning. The information comes from a variety of sources and represents todayâs 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.

Giganti Jr., Paul

2010-01-01

360

The Design Process for "PLATO[R] Math Problem Solving."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PLATO Learning, Inc., a developer of computer-based instruction, recently released "Math Problem Solving." This product was designed to teach strategies for solving math problems, and consists of 19 problem-solving activities, ranging from basic math to algebra. Each activity includes tools to help find a solution and rule-based coaching to…

Mulcahy, Robert

2001-01-01

361

Reinventing Math Instruction with Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-06-25

362

Math Munch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Weltman, Anna; Lanier, Justin; Salomon, Paul

2013-01-01

363

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Kllogjeri, Pellumb

364

Math 484: Mathematical & Computational Modeling Course Information and Syllabus Spring 2013  

E-print Network

Math 484: Mathematical & Computational Modeling Course Information and Syllabus ­ Spring 2013 problems that arise in industry, government, science and engineering. 1. Main objective is to teach math Prerequisites Math 407 or equivalent first course in scientific computing. Math 455 or equivalent first course

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Math 484: Mathematical & Computational Modeling Course Information and Syllabus Spring 2012  

E-print Network

Math 484: Mathematical & Computational Modeling Course Information and Syllabus ­ Spring 2012 problems that arise in industry, government, science and engineering. 1. Main objective is to teach math Prerequisites Math 407 or equivalent first course in scientific computing. Math 455 or equivalent first course

366

The Effects of a Math Racetrack with Two Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A classroom intervention employing math racetracks was carried out to teach math facts to two elementary students with learning disabilities. A math racetrack is a drill and practice procedure where known and unknown facts are placed on a sheet of paper like an oval racetrack. The effectiveness of using math racetracks was evaluated with a…

Beveridge, Breann R.; Weber, Kimberly P.; Derby, K. Mark; McLaughlin, T. F.

2005-01-01

367

Accelerated Math[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

2011-01-01

368

MATH225, Fall 2013 Name: Worksheet 1 (Review) Recitation Section  

E-print Network

MATH225, Fall 2013 Name: Worksheet 1 (Review) Recitation Section: Due Wednesday, Aug. 28th For full (1 - P)P dP (d) 3dy 5 + y2 #12;Algebra and Calculus Review In MATH225 you will need to use algebra may be graded more intensely than what you may have been accustomed to in your previous math classes

369

Math anxiety in elementary and secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Allan Wigfield; Judith L. Meece

1988-01-01

370

Mixing In Math Card Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site features nine Mixing-in-Math fast-paced card games that bring together arithmetic, probability, strategic thinking and logical reasoning. "Capture Cards" and "Ask Me" were designed especially for children just learning to count, compare, and add numbers. Each card game lists the goal, appropriate grade level, number of players and instructions. Players can use regular playing cards or Mixing in Math card decks can be purchased.

2012-01-01

371

Teaching social skills to students with autism to increase peer interactions in an integrated first-grade classroom.  

PubMed Central

We investigated the use of social skills groups to facilitate increased social interactions for students with autism and their nonhandicapped peers in an integrated first-grade classroom. Social skills groups consisted of training students and peers in initiating, responding, and keeping interactions going; greeting others and conversing on a variety of topics; giving and accepting compliments; taking turns and sharing; asking for help and helping others; and including others in activities. Training occurred during the first 10 min of 20-min play groups, four times per week. Using a multiple baseline across subjects design, results demonstrated increases in the frequency of, time engaged in, and duration of social interactions, as well as the responsivity of students and peers to each other. Results were maintained when students were monitored and given feedback on social performance in play groups and during follow-up. PMID:1634423

Kamps, D M; Leonard, B R; Vernon, S; Dugan, E P; Delquadri, J C; Gershon, B; Wade, L; Folk, L

1992-01-01

372

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oberle, Eva; Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly A.

2013-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kostos, Kathleen; Shin, Eui-kyung

2010-01-01

375

Using Concurrent Verbalization to Measure Math Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Lambeth, Cathryn Colley

2012-01-01

376

Space Math: Mathematics in Space Science III  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This booklet contains 36 math problems that cover solar physics, space physics, radiation dosimetry, and the human impacts of space weather. The problems range from pre-algebra to calculus and span the math skills appropriate for Grade 8-12 students. The problems are taken from applications of arithmetic, graph analysis, pre-algebra, and algebra.

Odenwald, Sten

2007-01-01

377

Space Math: Mathematics in Space Science II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This booklet contains 36 math problems that cover solar physics, space physics, radiation dosimetry, and the human impacts of space weather. The problems range from pre-algebra to calculus and span the math skills appropriate for Grade 8-12 students. The problems are taken from authentic applications of arithmetic, graph analysis, pre-algebra, and algebra.

Odenwald, Sten

2007-01-01

378

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

379

Why the Common Core Changes Math Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Faulkner, Valerie N.

2013-01-01

380

MathFROG  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shana, Zuhrieh A.

2009-01-01

382

Math Projects Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

383

Brief Report: Gum Chewing Affects Standardized Math Scores in Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

384

The Math Wars  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alan H. Schoenfeld

2004-01-01

385

BasketMath Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Cummings, Robert; Software, Science A.

2003-01-01

386

The Math Images Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

387

Space Math IX  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

388

Ohio Math Works  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2000-01-01

389

Statistical Content in Middle Grades Mathematics Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pickle, Maria Consuelo Capiral

2012-01-01

390

Singapore Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

391

Math Images  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2009-08-13

392

Effects of I Can Learn (ICL) on the Attitudes and Academic Achievement of Eighth Grade Math Students in Two Rural Tennessee School Districts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of an online mathematics program, I CAN Learn (ICL), impacted the attitudes and academic achievement of eighth grade students in rural Tennessee. This study was accomplished through the use of quantitative and qualitative data including attitude surveys, interviews, and observations of…

Woods, Courtney S.

2012-01-01

393

Differences in Math Achievement between Boys and Girls in 4th and 8th Grade in Coeducational Orthodox Jewish Day Schools in the New York Metropolitan Area  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gender differences in mathematics have been of particular interest over the past decades. Research has shown a disparity in mathematical proficiency between boys and girls depending on the area of mathematics tested, the age and grade of the student, and the structure of the test question (i.e., how the question is posed). Although, much of the…

Witty, Emily Amie

2012-01-01

394

Subsequent Success in a Mathematics Course by Students Who Received a Grade in Intermediate Algebra (Math 253) for the Fall, 2002 Semester at Saddleback College  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a typical California community college Intermediate Algebra course in preparing students for success in the transfer level mathematics courses for which Intermediate Algebra was the prerequisite. The subsequent mathematics course taken by each of the 986 students who received a grade

Sworder, Steve

2006-01-01

395

Context Orientated Teaching in Praxis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we describe the skeleton of two teaching units, based on a Model for teaching mathematics, Context Orientated Teaching (COT). The first teaching unit concerns the proof of a mathematical proposition, while the second one concerns the solution of an open problem. Both are taught in the 10th grade, under the specific conditions of the…

Nikos, Klaoudatos; Stavros, Papastavridis

2004-01-01

396

Math 2300: Calculus III, Fall 2012 Page 1 MATH 2300: CALCULUS III  

E-print Network

Math 2300: Calculus III, Fall 2012 ­ Page 1 MATH 2300: CALCULUS III Fall 2012 Section # Time graded homework assignments are done online using WebAssign. Students can purchase the access code (with. Alternatively, students can purchase the textbook bundle, which includes the access code. All print materials

Hofmann, Steve

397

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  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2009-01-01

398

Space Math: Hinode Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This booklet is a collection of 15 problems that incorporate data from the Hinode solar observatory. These problems cover topics in sunspot structure, spectroscopy, solar rotation, magnetic fields, density and temperature of hot gases, and solar flares. The math skills covered include finding the scale of an image to determine actual physical sizes in images, time calculations, volumes of cylinders, graph analysis, and scientific notation.

Sten Odenwald

2008-01-01

399

Meaningful Maths: Teaching Map Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Whittle, Miranda Pacaya

2007-01-01

400

The Ability of Seventh-Grade Language Arts Teachers' Training, Experience, Willingness to Teach in Inclusion Classrooms, and Perceptions toward Co-Teaching Inclusion to Predict TCAP and TCAP MAAS Performance of Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate if and how teacher's years of experience and perceptions toward co-teaching impacted the success or failure of the students with disabilities in the co-teaching environment. Another purpose was to determine if teacher experience had any significant impact on teacher perceptions about co-teaching

Miller, Laurie E.

2012-01-01

401

How They Do It in Hungary: Elementary Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

402

SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198)  

E-print Network

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

Gering, Jon C.

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

404

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

E-print Network

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

Suzuki, Masatsugu

405

Teaching Vocabulary Awareness with "Observing Stars"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program. These strategy guides provide teachers of middle school students with a reading strategy (in this case, Teaching Vocabulary Awareness) and supplemental resources, background information on that strategy, connections to standards, classroom implementation techniques, tips for utilizing this strategy with students with dyslexia, and a two-page reading based on a particular space science concept. The reading incorporated into this strategy guide, "Observing Stars," describes the process scientists use to observe and collect evidence about the life cycle of a star. Students will encounter the following challenging terms in this article: remnants, nebula, nebulae, supernova, and neutron star. This strategy guide is also mapped to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects, Grades 6-8.

2014-06-13

406

Justice in Grades Allocation: Teachers' Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this investigation I explore teachers' perspectives on just grade allocation. The study was carried out among language, math and science teachers in a national sample of Israeli high schools, where teachers were required to weigh a set of considerations that are used in the decision on grade allocation. Findings suggest that (a) a teacher's…

Resh, Nura

2009-01-01

407

Social Studies: Standards, End of Grade Cluster Benchmarks, Performance Indicators. Grades 9-12. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Delaware state content standards booklet for teaching grades 9-12 social studies in Delaware begins with a one page chart outlining information for the disciplines of civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. The booklet addresses standards for civics, lists end of cluster expectations for the end of grade 11, and cites grade-by-grade

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

408

Grade Span.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue reviews grade span, or grade configuration. Catherine Paglin and Jennifer Fager's "Grade Configuration: Who Goes Where?" provides an overview of issues and concerns related to grade spans and supplies profiles of eight Northwest schools with varying grade spans. David F. Wihry, Theodore Coladarci, and Curtis Meadow's "Grade Span and…

Renchler, Ron

2000-01-01

409

Math's Double Standard. Math Works  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Achieve, Inc., 2013

2013-01-01

410

Teaching with Box Tops.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using environmental materials (such as the phone book and placemats from fast food restaurants) can be a motivating way to teach learning disabled students skills and concepts, as shown in an approach to reading, math, science and nutrition, and social studies instruction using a JELL-O brand gelatin box. (CL)

Raiser, Lynne; D'Zamko, Mary Elizabeth

1984-01-01

411

Teaching Mathematics Using Steplets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bringslid, Odd; Norstein, Anne

2008-01-01

412

Social Studies: Grade 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

413

American Independence. Fifth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This fifth grade teaching unit covers early conflicts between the American colonies and Britain, battles of the American Revolutionary War, and the Declaration of Independence. Knowledge goals address the pre-revolutionary acts enforced by the British, the concepts of conflict and independence, and the major events and significant people from the…

Crosby, Annette

414

Graphing for Any Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructional sequence for teaching graphing that has been extensively field tested in kindergarten through grade six is detailed. The material begins with point graphs, employs a movable y-axis to begin with minimal clutter, and has graphs constructed before reading graphs is required. (MP)

Nibbelink, William

1982-01-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scranton, Megan J.

2011-01-01

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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. …

Buckner, Barbara Renee

2011-01-01

417

Practicing Good Habits, Grade 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Van Cong Lau; And Others

418

Parrot Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Parrot math (memorization) seeks to control children through external rewards and punishments, rather than harness their intelligence and curiosity. Recent standardized test results document parrot math's failure. Activities-based approaches, supported by a constructivist philosophy (involving classifying, inferring, generalizing, and…

O'Brien, Thomas C.

1999-01-01

419

Math Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lorenzi, Natalie

2012-01-01

420

Teaching Vocabulary to First-Grade Students through Repeated Shared Storybook Reading: A Comparison of Rich and Basic Instruction to Incidental Exposure  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of rich and basic instruction to incidental exposure of target words with first-grade students within the context of repeated shared storybook reading. Participants were 224 first-grade students, randomly assigned to a condition by classroom, from three elementary schools that serve large…

Maynard, Katrina L.; Pullen, Paige C.; Coyne, Michael D.

2010-01-01

421

Development of Energy and Environment Education Program and Teaching Aids for Upper Grade of Elementary School by Effective Utilization of Regional Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Development of energy and environment education learning unit for upper grade of elementary school is described in this paper. A regional collaboration among elementary schools, universities and municipal governments was utilized to develop the learning unit effectively. The learning unit was proposed based on the analysis using questionnaires done to the sixth grade students in Yahaba-Higashi elementary school. The results

Koichi Takaki; Nobuo Jinno; Shogo Kajiwara; Akira Yamaguchi; Masahiko Kikuchi; Momoko Suzuki

2007-01-01

422

The Teaching of Anthropology in the First and Fourth Grades: A Comparison of the Trained and Non-Trained Teachers as Measured by Pupil Test Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is the evaluation of the University of Georgia Anthropology Curriculum Project as related to Grades 1 and 4 during the school year 1964-65. The usability of instructional materials prepared by the Project on the Concept of Culture was studied. The STEP Social Studies Test was used in Grade 4; other achievement tests were developed and…

Greene, William Washington, Jr.

423

Teaching Safety in the Elementary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching manual is divided into four sections: (1) general safety information for teachers, (2) special problems in teaching safety, (3) learning experiences for first through third grades and fourth through sixth grades and (4) selected sources of information and safety teaching aids. Subjects include definition and causes of accidents,…

Yost, Charles Peter

424

Curious Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-11-08

425

Examining the effectiveness of interactive mathlets in a web enhanced math course  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effectiveness of mathlets to teach mathematical concepts in a web enhanced university liberal arts math course. Participants were 33 liberal arts majors, 22 women and 11 men, ages 19 to 30, enrolled in two sections of Tennessee State University's Contemporary Math 1013 during fall 2008. Math 1013 was a problem solving course incorporating interactive mathlets which

Wayne Lee Holt

2009-01-01

426

Creative Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 172 creative teaching ideas pertaining to various subject areas and aspects of business education. Most of the ideas included are intended for use in secondary and postsecondary classrooms; however, a few are applicable at all grade levels. The teaching ideas are organized according to the following subject areas/topics:…

Chapman, Patricia H., Comp.; And Others

427

Teaching about Aging.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the need for teaching about aging as part of the school curriculum; examines some of the important issues about aging in American society; relates aging to the various disciplines of the social sciences; and suggests teaching strategies, learning activities, and resources materials for grades K-12. The first chapter answers…

Pratt, Francis E.

428

Math & Stats Learning Centre Math Counselling  

E-print Network

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

Kronzucker, Herbert J.

429

Chickscope : egg Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

430

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

431

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

432

Teaching Radicals in Less Than Five Minutes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article describes an approach designed to decrease math anxiety and teach students about the use of mathematical symbols simplifying radicals. A deck of cards is used in a demonstration, and a problem set using real life examples to master the use of radicals is included. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

2012-08-03

433

An Experiment in Teaching Behavioral Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The instructional program, "Learning About Social Behavior," was designed to teach social and behavioral skills to elementary students in regular and learning disability classrooms. Students are taught with strategies used in reading, math, and assertiveness training. (Author/AM)

Beall, Mary

1983-01-01

434

An Integration of Math with Auto Technician Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valenzuela, Hector

2012-01-01

435

I Heard This Great Math Story the Other Day!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gadanidis, George

2009-01-01

436

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moynihan, Christine

2012-01-01

437

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Milgram, Donna

438

Teaching Photosynthesis with ELL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the teaching of photosynthesis occurs yearly in elementary classrooms, one thing that makes it challenging is the inclusion of English language learners (ELLs). This article presents several activities for teaching and assessing of photosynthesis in a third grade classroom. The activities incorporate the photosynthesis content, teaching

Piper, Susan; Shaw, Edward Lewis, Jr.

2010-01-01

439

Teaching about Oceans. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ERIC Digest is designed for teachers in grades K-12 to share a rationale for teaching about oceans and briefly introduce the kinds of resources available to assist with such efforts. Topics include: (1) Why teach about oceans?; (2) Where can I get resources for teaching about the ocean?; (3) Who is doing marine education in my area?; (4) What…

Fortner, Rosanne W.

440

Sequences in Writing, Grades K-13. Curriculum Publication No. 13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is one of a series of teacher-written curriculum publications launched by the Bay Area Writing Project, each focusing on a different aspect of the teaching of composition. It describes four sequences for teaching writing developed by four teachers at four different levels--kindergarten through grade three, intermediate grades, grades

Siegel, Gail; And Others

441

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

443

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

444

Effects of reciprocal teaching on reading and oral language proficiency and reader self-perception of sixth-grade ESL students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reciprocal teaching, a powerful comprehension monitoring strategy, has been used extensively to enhance reading comprehension in native English speakers. Few studies, however, have examined the effects of reciprocal teaching on reading achievement in second-language learners. In the present experimental study, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students were trained to summarize, question, predict, and clarify, within the context of reading discussions conducted in collaborative

Virginia Marie Russell

1997-01-01

445

Neighborhood Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Online, Pbs

2007-12-12

446

Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals and Maths Performance: Gender Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Gherasim, Loredana Ruxandra; Butnaru, Simona; Mairean, Cornelia

2013-01-01

447

enVisionMATH. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

448

Idaho Math Initiative. Public School Information. Legislative Report, 2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Idaho Math Initiative has been developed to help raise student achievement in mathematics across all K-12 grades, focusing on three main areas: teacher education, student achievement, and public awareness. This report describes the initial phase of the Math Initiative, including: (1) Assessment; (2) Intervention; (3) Standards; (4) Curriculum;…

Idaho State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

449

Saxon Elementary School Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

450

Number Wonders: 171 Activities to Meet Math Standards & Inspire Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kuhns, Catherine Jones

2006-01-01

451

ADVICE for FALL 2014 MATH CLASSES FOR PROSPECTIVE MATH MINORS WHO HAVE TAKEN MATH 212 or Math 222  

E-print Network

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

Cochran, Tim

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

453

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wisniewski, Zeda G.; Smith, Denise

454

Math-Kitecture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

455

Math Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Sellers, Ms.

2007-03-28

456

Bedtime Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Overdeck, Laura B.; Overdeck, John

2012-01-01

457

The Spirit That Moves Us. A Literature-Based Resource Guide on Teaching about the Holocaust & Human Rights, Grades Kindergarten through Four.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine is dedicated to providing assistance and support to Maine's teachers on the study and participation of human rights and on teaching the Holocaust. This guide was created to reinforce the purpose and objectives of "Maine's Common Core of Learning," relating to citizenship, human rights, and cultural…

Petovello, Laura R.

458

The Use of the "Indoor-Outdoor-Indoor" Approach to Teaching Science Conservation with Concentration on Methods of Inquiry and Emphasis on Processes of Science, Grades K-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contained are instructional materials developed by the Science Project Related to Upgrading Conservation Education. The lesson plans given are intended to demonstrate the "indoor-outdoor-indoor" approach to teaching science conservation, with concentration on methods of inquiry and emphasis on processes of science. Four subject areas are treated:…

Busch, Phyllis S.

459

The Effects of an Integrated Reading Comprehension Strategy: A Culturally Responsive Teaching Approach for Fifth-Grade Students' Reading Comprehension  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study evaluated the effects of the Integrated Reading Comprehension Strategy on two levels. The Integrated Reading Comprehension Strategy integrated story grammar instruction and story maps, prior knowledge and prediction method, and word webs through a culturally responsive teaching framework; the Integrated Reading Comprehension Strategy…

Bui, Yvonne N.; Fagan, Yvette M.

2013-01-01

460

The Effects of Brain Gym® Activities and Traditional Teaching Strategies on Students' Performance in Comprehension in a 4th Grade Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the difference between students' scores in comprehension (English Language Arts) tests when they are led in Brain Gym® activities before class instruction and when they are taught using traditional teaching strategies. The sample for this study consisted of 11 males and 9 females. Data were collected…

Kariuki, Patrick N.; Kent, Holly D.

2014-01-01

461

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Temur, Ozlem Dogan

2007-01-01

462

What Is Your Prediction? Teaching the Metacognitive Skill of Prediction to a Class of Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Students Who Are Deaf  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of the metacognitive skill of prediction in deaf students in a middle school social studies classroom was explored in an action research study (Riel, 2006). After observation of this group of learners and assessment of current skills, a unit was developed that integrated the teaching of prediction into their study of the American…

Brigham, Molly; Hartman, Maria C.

2010-01-01

463

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Blankenship, Glen; Tinkler, D. William

464

A Blog-Mediated Curriculum for Teaching Academic Genres in an Urban Classroom: Second Grade ELL Students' Emergent Pathways to Literacy Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Shin, Dong-shin

2009-01-01

465

An Analysis of a Model for Developing Instructional Materials for Teaching Physical Science Concepts for Grade 8 Students in the Republic of China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instructional model based on a learning cycle including correlation, analysis, and generalization (CAG) was developed and applied to design an instructional module for grade 8 students in Taiwan, Republic of China. The CAG model was based on Piagetian theory and a concept model (Pella, 1975). The module developed for heat and temperature was…

Hsu, Shun-Yi

466

A MANUAL OF MATERIALS, AIDS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE TEACHING OF SPANISH TO ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN IN THE FIRST GRADE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

El Paso Public Schools, TX.

467

Sherlock Holmes im Englischunterricht auf der Sekundarstufe Eins (Sherlock Holmes in English Teaching at the Lower Secondary Level /Grades 5-10/)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of simplified versions of detective stories ("The Hound of the Baskervilles,""The Speckled Band,""Black Peter") in grades 5-8. The aim is to gain insights and skills transferable to other literature. Examples from the stories show how this is done. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Schneider, Rudolf

1977-01-01

468

Comparing Traditional and Computer Assisted Education in the Teaching of Colour to 6th Grade Students and Determination of Its Retention  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Akengin, Gultekin

2011-01-01

469

Development of a Top-View Numeric Coding Teaching-Learning Trajectory within an Elementary Grades 3-D Visualization Design Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explicates the development of top-view numeric coding of 3-D cube structures within a design research project focused on 3-D visualization skills for elementary grades children. It describes children's conceptual development of 3-D cube structures using concrete models, conventional 2-D pictures and abstract top-view numeric…

Sack, Jacqueline J.

2013-01-01

470

The Impact of Problem-Based Learning Curricula and Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching on the Mathematical Development of Second Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results from the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) revealed that the scores of fourth grade students in the 90th percentile showed no measurable change from the results of the first TIMSS assessment in 1995. Contrarily, the scores of the lowest performing fourth graders showed statistically significant…

Trinter, Christine P.

2011-01-01

471

Relations among Student Effort, Perceived Class Difficulty Appropriateness, and Student Evaluations of Teaching: Is It Possible to "Buy" Better Evaluations through Lenient Grading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some professors argue that it is possible to "buy" higher course evaluations by grading more leniently and requiring less work. This study investigated the relations of student effort, appropriateness of class difficulty, and course evaluations with a sample of 463 undergraduates from a mid-sized, Midwestern university. Findings support the…

Heckert, Teresa M.; Latier, Amanda; Ringwald-Burton, Amy; Drazen, Colleen

2006-01-01

472

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

473

Math Cats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Patti, Wendy

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First Grade Math Skills Set Foundation for Later Math Ability  

MedlinePLUS

... This skill is the basis for all other mathematics abilities, including those necessary for functioning as an ... Kathy Mann Koepke, Ph.D., director of the Mathematics and Science Cognition and Learning: Development and Disorders ...

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Using MathCAD in General Calculus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article utilizes several examples to describe the use of MathCAD, a computer scratchpad for calculations, within a lecture-demonstration method of teaching general calculus. Both hardware requirements and software features are discussed specifically related to the proper design of student worksheets with emphasis on parameter variation. (JJK)

Wieder, Sol

1991-01-01

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The Math Emporium: A New Learning Community.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Math Emporium at Virginia Tech, a technology-assisted learning community serving more than 7,000 students each semester; it offers a variety of mathematics teaching and learning situations, including totally online learning, tutorials, tutors, lectures on CD-ROM, group meetings, live lectures, and testing. Also describes the redesign…

Moore, Anne H.

2001-01-01

477

Stepping Up to Science and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Stepping Up to Science and Math" invites teachers to step back and rethink the way they teach both of these essential subjects. Then it illustrates how teachers can step up the pace with Standards-based activities that make learning more effective and efficient. (New lessons featuring gummy worms, school buses, or the planet Mars help teachers…

Goldston, Dee

2004-01-01

478

Teaching Channel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

2013-01-01

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Math Lessons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Glosser, Gisele

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Math Wars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this article, Alan Schoenfeld presents his insightful commentary on a â??productive, middle-groundâ?ť theory in opposition to the extremist views of the math wars. Schoenfeld reviews the history of Mathematics education in the U.S. and how economic and political difficulties affected the education of Americaâ??s youth. He details the â??reformâ?ť of mathematics from standards-based to new math, and the downfall of that reform. It is a smart, interesting article that offers a tangible solution to a problem that has been looming in American school systems since the days of Sputnik.

Schoenfeld, Alan H.

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The aurora, Mars, and more! Increasing science content in elementary grades through art and literacy programs in earth and space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Renfrow, S.; Wood, E. L.

2011-12-01

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Teaching Text Structure with "Understanding the Scale of the Universe"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program. These strategy guides provide teachers of middle school students with a reading strategy (in this case, Teaching Time-Order Text Structure) and supplemental resources, background information on that strategy, connections to standards, classroom implementation techniques, tips for utilizing this strategy with students with dyslexia, and a two-page reading based on a particular space science concept. The reading incorporated into this strategy guide, "Understanding the Scale of the Universe," reports key historical points in the development of scientists' expanding ideas of the vastness of space. This strategy guide is also mapped to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects, Grades 6-8.

2014-06-13

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Teaching Science Vocabulary with "The Shape of a Moon's Orbit"  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a reading strategy guide in a series of guides that utilizes articles from the Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) program. These strategy guides provide teachers of middle school students with a reading strategy (in this case, Teaching Science Vocabulary) and supplemental resources, background information on that strategy, connections to standards, classroom implementation techniques, tips for utilizing this strategy with students with dyslexia, and a two-page reading based on a particular space science concept. The reading incorporated into this strategy guide, "The Shape of a Moon's Orbit," describes the orbital path, or trajectory, of Dione, one of Saturn's many moons. Through description and diagrammatic models, the article demonstrates how Dione orbits Saturn in a wavy path, rather than in a perfectly circular pattern, as a result of the gravitational pull of the Sun. This strategy guide is also mapped to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects, Grades 6-8.

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Miss Nichols` 4th Grade Math Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Choose which game you would like to play by clicking on the given link. Instructions to the games are listed above each link. Algebra Find the value of "x" by figuring out what numbers need to be multiplied together to find the given sum. Multiplication Sum Sense Drag the appropriate cards into the slots so that the multiplication equation equals the sum. Scroll down on the webpage to find this game. Find The Value of X Multiplication Measurement Help Inchy make his way to the ...

Nichols, Miss

2011-02-06

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Sex Differences in Math Performance: The Role of Children's Approach to Schoolwork  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examined whether the tendency for girls to outperform boys in the classroom is due to differences in how girls and boys approach schoolwork. In 5th grade and then again in 7th grade, children (N = 518) reported on how they approach schoolwork (i.e., achievement goals and classroom behavior), their learning strategies, and their self-efficacy in math; math grades

Gwen A. Kenney-Benson; Eva M. Pomerantz; Allison M. Ryan; Helen Patrick

2006-01-01

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Improving Basic Math Skills Using Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The students of the targeted fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth grade classes exhibited difficulties with number sense that interfered with understanding and recall of basic math facts. Evidence for the existences of the problem included teacher observation, test scores, and student and teacher surveys. The research participants included 42 children…

Hudson, Siobhan; Kadan, Sarah; Lavin, Karen; Vasquez, Tylita

2010-01-01

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Online Options for Math-Advanced Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wessling, Suki

2012-01-01

488

A+ Click Math and Logic Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Math by the Month: Celebrate the Harvest  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This NCTM article from its regular department, "Math By The Month", presents October's problems, which integrate food and harvest time with mathematical ideas. There are four problems, one for each week for each grade band: Kâ2, 3â4, and 5â6 that engage students in timely questions about autumn.

Kristen Forrest, Denise Schnabel, Margaret Williams

2005-10-01

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Math Anxiety in Second and Third Graders and Its Relation to Mathematics Achievement  

PubMed Central

Although the detrimental effects of math anxiety in adults are well understood, few studies have examined how it affects younger children who are beginning to learn math in a formal academic setting. Here, we examine the relationship between math anxiety and math achievement in second and third graders. In response to the need for a grade-appropriate measure of assessing math anxiety in this group we first describe the development of Scale for Early Mathematics Anxiety (SEMA), a new measure for assessing math anxiety in second and third graders that is based on the Math Anxiety Rating Scale. We demonstrate the construct validity and reliability of the SEMA and use it to characterize the effect of math anxiety on standardized measures of math abilities, as assessed using the Mathematical Reasoning and Numerical Operations subtests of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II). Math achievement, as measured by the WIAT-II Math Composite score, was significantly and negatively correlated with SEMA but not with trait anxiety scores. Additional analyses showed that SEMA scores were strongly correlated with Mathematical Reasoning scores, which involves more complex verbal problem solving. SEMA scores were weakly correlated with Numerical Operations which assesses basic computation skills, suggesting that math anxiety has a pronounced effect on more demanding calculations. We also found that math anxiety has an equally detrimental impact on math achievement regardless of whether children have an anxiety related to numbers or to the situational and social experience of doing math. Critically, these effects were unrelated to trait anxiety, providing the first evidence that the specific effects of math anxiety can be detected in the earliest stages of formal math learning in school. Our findings provide new insights into the developmental origins of math anxiety, and further underscore the need to remediate math anxiety and its deleterious effects on math achievement in young children. PMID:22701105

Wu, Sarah S.; Barth, Maria; Amin, Hitha; Malcarne, Vanessa; Menon, Vinod

2012-01-01

491

Teaching Language, Teaching Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Essays and research reports on the relationship between teaching second languages and teaching culture include: "Teaching Culture as an Integrated Part of Language Teaching: An Introduction" (Chantal Crozet, Anthony J. Liddicoat); "Primary Socialization and Cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: Wending Our Way through Semi-Charted…

Liddicoat, Anthony J., Ed.; Crozet, Chantal, Ed.

1997-01-01

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Chattanooga Math Trail: Community Mathematics Modules, Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of community mathematics modules, or "math trail", is appropriate for middle grades and high school students (grades 5-12). Collectively, the modules pay attention to all 10 of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards which include five content standards (Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry,…

McAllister, Deborah A.; Mealer, Adrian; Moyer, Peggy S.; McDonald, Shirley A.; Peoples, John B.

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MathThematics. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2008

2008-01-01

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Focus on Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Norris, Carollee

2013-01-01

495

Math Appeal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Greg Tang

2013-01-08

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Math Potatoes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tang, Greg

2013-06-25

497

Talking Maths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murray, Jenny

2006-01-01

498

Winter Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article by Wendy Petti presents ideas and math activities for students to explore snowflakes and winter by making estimates, by counting and by measuring. Data collection, displays and analysis ideas are also included. A list of online resources with their links provides more wintry ideas for the classroom.

Petti, Wendy

2009-01-13

499

Marble Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Artgig, Llc

2013-09-15

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Teaching demography: strategies that work with students of all ages.  

PubMed

Teaching demography is appropriate for all ages depending on how lessons are designed and concrete information is provided. The advice for teaching elementary students is to begin in the 3rd or 4th grades by integrating demography into concepts about the world and the geography of different countries and regions. Population size distribution and structure are appropriate topics. In grades 4-6, tools for understanding size can be integrated into math classes, i.e., reading graphs, learning percentages, and working with place values in the billions. Science classes might focus on environmental problems due to population pressure. Resources from the Population Reference Bureau that are helpful are noted. Comparisons can be made between countries, regions, and states. An assignment might be to create a statistical portrait of a child in a selected country. Population growth might be demonstrated with each child representing a unit, such as 500 million persons; the class should stand in rows in a pyramidal shape expressing different time frames and population growth. Secondary school education may provide conceptualization of complex charts of population growth and global issues. Teenagers are able to manipulate data better even though the materials used are the same for elementary grades. The example is given of a 10th grade class using the tabled data and the MacAtlas software to construct a choropleth map of population concentration in Africa. The indicator was analyzed and compared with 6 countries outside Africa. At the college level it is expected that few have a grasp of population concepts. Students might be asked to analyze projections, discuss data collection processes, or speculate about future trends in any set of indicators. An assignment might be to break the classes into groups representing regions of the world, and select countries that fit the definition of developed or developing (least or moderately). More detailed mapping work is also possible. Regardless of age group, the emphasis should on linking the abstractions of demography to concrete reality. PMID:12286489

Crews, K

1992-01-01