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Teaching Math in the Primary Grades: The Learning Trajectories Approach  

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

Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas

2009-01-01

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Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8  

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The new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will in turn enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. "Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math

Muschla, Judith A.; Muschla, Gary Robert; Muschla, Erin

2012-01-01

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Teaching Math  

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

Boston, Wgbh

2003-01-01

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

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

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

2012-01-01

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Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

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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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Teaching Math Is All Write  

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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)  

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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  

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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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Math Focal Points: Grade 5  

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For teachers of grade 5, NCTM offers online resources, many interactive, that support teaching of the specific areas defined by NCTM as Focal Points. Focal points are clusters of related knowledge, skills, and concepts, and for Grade 5 they are Division of Whole Numbers, Fractions and Decimals and 3-D Shapes. Commentary and links to Focal Points for grades K-8 are provided. Links to background information and further training opportunities are provided.

Herrera, Terese A.

2011-09-19

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Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students  

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

Scarpello, Gary

2010-01-01

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K-5 Math Teaching Resources  

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

2012-01-01

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More than Numbers: Teaching ELLs Mathematical Language in Primary Grades  

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

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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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How is your child's school teaching math?  

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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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Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson  

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

2011-01-01

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4th Grade Math Fun!  

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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  

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

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

2004-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Teaching Math 3-5 Session 3 Problem Solving  

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

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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Teaching Math K-2 Session 3 Problem Solving  

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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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First-Year Chemistry Grades and SAT Math Scores.  

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Comparison of SAT math scores, high school grade point averages (GPAs), and final chemistry grades for both the 1972 and 1976 fall semester classes of the first-year chemistry course at the University of Virginia showed that SAT math scores were a much better predictor of final chemistry grades than were high school GPAs. (BB)

Andrews, Marjorie H.; Andrews, Lester

1979-01-01

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

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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  

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

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

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

Liu, Yuliang

2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

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Teaching Young Children To Think about Math.  

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

Wakefield, Alice P.

2001-01-01

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Teaching Math to the Talented  

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Maintaining America's productivity as a nation depends importantly on developing a highly qualified cadre of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals. To realize that objective requires a system of schooling that produces students with advanced math and science skills. To see how well schools in the United States do at…

Hanushek, Eric A.; Peterson, Paul E.; Woessmann, Ludger

2011-01-01

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Teaching Inuktitut to Grade 2. Interim Edition.  

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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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Determinants of Grades in Maths for Students in Economics  

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

Cappellari, Lorenzo; Lucifora, Claudio; Pozzoli, Dario

2012-01-01

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Teaching Strategies for Middle School Math  

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

Herrera, Terese

2007-12-01

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A Program for Integrating Math and Physics Internet-Based Teaching Tools into Large University Physics Courses  

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Significant obstacles prevent large, university-level, introductory physics courses from effectively teaching problem-solving skills. We describe our program for integrating three internet-based "teaching-while-quizzing" tools to address two of these barriers: students' poor math skills and instructors' insufficient grading recourses. We outline our system of math remediation, homework and after-homework quizzes, and mini-practice exams, and demonstrate how it can be incorporated into courses with modest instructor effort.

Toback, D; Novikova, I; Toback, David; Mershin, Andreas; Novikova, Irina

2005-01-01

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Math Homework Review: Peer Teaching  

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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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Teaching Literacy in Fourth Grade  

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

Johnson, Denise

2008-01-01

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Teaching Literacy in First Grade  

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First grade is a year of important new experiences for students and teachers alike. Some students will arrive knowing how to read, others will know a few letters of the alphabet, and most will be somewhere in between. Including dozens of reproducibles, this book guides first-grade teachers in the many decisions they face about how to orchestrate…

Lapp, Diane; Flood, James; Moore, Kelly; Nichols, Maria

2005-01-01

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Math Academy: Are You Game? Explorations in Probability. Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-6  

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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 themed program "Are You Game? Math Academy--Explorations in Probability," which teachers can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2007-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades K-2  

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

2011-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6  

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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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Teaching Literacy in Fifth Grade  

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For students, fifth grade is a time of increasing independence and responsibility. Yet fifth-graders vary widely in their reading and writing abilities--and they are still young enough to require considerable teacher support. Depicting an exemplary teacher in action, this indispensable book presents innovative, practical strategies for creating an…

McMahon, Susan I.; Wells, Jacqueline

2007-01-01

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Math  

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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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Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades 3-5.  

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This edition of "minimum teaching essentials" presents the minimum in basic skills and knowledge which must be taught to New York City school students in grades 3-5. The bulletin begins with an overview of each subject area that highlights the major components of the individual disciplines and indicates the role each area plays in the total…

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

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Developmental Dynamics of Math Performance From Preschool to Grade 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the developmental dynamics of mathematical performance during children's transition from preschool to Grade 2 and the cognitive antecedents of this development. 194 Finnish children were examined 6 times according to their math performance, twice during each year across a 3-year period. Cognitive antecedents, that is, counting ability, visual attention, metacognitive knowledge, and listening comprehension, were tested at

Kaisa Aunola; Esko Leskinen; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Jari-Erik Nurmi

2004-01-01

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3 Lessons by Marilyn Burns: Using Storybooks to Teach Math  

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

Burns, Marilyn

2005-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 3-4  

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Siena, Maggie

2009-01-01

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The Effectiveness of the Touch Math Program with Fourth and Fifth Grade Special Education Students  

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The math achievement of third and fourth grade special education students has been identified as an area of concern within a public school located in a small rural town located on the east coast. The purpose of this action research study was to investigate whether or not the Touch Math strategy increased the math ability of third and fourth grade

Green, Nora D.

2009-01-01

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Focus in Grade 1: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points  

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"Focus in Grade 1: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points" describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each grade 1 Focal Point as presented in Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics. It includes representational supports for teaching and learning that can facilitate…

Fuson, Karen; Clements, Douglas; Beckmann, Sybilla

2010-01-01

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Math E-320: Teaching Mathematics with a Historical Perspective  

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Math E-320: Teaching Mathematics with a Historical Perspective Oliver Knill, Harvard Extension week with a specific branch of mathematics and see its development in a historical context. The case" are "historical highlights". Participants can adapt such models for their own teaching. Besides the material

Knill, Oliver

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Math E-320: Teaching Mathematics with a Historical Perspective  

E-print Network

of learning and teaching mathematics has parallels in the history of mathematics. The struggle of early condense this into specific and concrete mathematical problems to work on in class. Prerequisites: We tryMath E-320: Teaching Mathematics with a Historical Perspective Oliver Knill, Harvard Extension

Knill, Oliver

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Math Education Master Teacher (Lecturer) UCI Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Program  

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Math Education Master Teacher (Lecturer) UCI Cal Teach Science and Mathematics Program Program for aspiring middle school and high school math and science teachers. Undergraduate math and science majors start the program with two courses that introduce them to teaching and learning K-12 math and science

Stanford, Kyle

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Grade One: Math Computation. Case Study #1  

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

Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

2007-01-01

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Predicting First-Grade Math Achievement from Developmental Number Sense Trajectories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Number sense development was tracked from the beginning of kindergarten through the middle of first grade, over six time points. Children (n = 277) were then assessed on general math achievement at the end of first grade. Number sense performance in kindergarten, as well as number sense growth, accounted for 66 percent of the variance in first-grade math achieve- ment.

Nancy C. Jordan; David Kaplan; Maria N. Locuniak; Chaitanya Ramineni

2007-01-01

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How ActiveMath Supports Moderate Constructivist Mathematics Teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

ActiveMath is a Web-based intelligent e-Learning system for mathematics that can support a moderate constructivist teaching: it supports students with an amount of guidance and leaves sufficient space for the learner's own choices, reflection and activities; a student can choose one or several learning goals, a context and a learning scenario and for which ActiveMath generates personalized learning material; at

Erica Melis; Carsten Ullrich; George Goguadze; Paul Libbrecht

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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

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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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Math Academy: Dining Out! Explorations in Fractions, Decimals, & Percents. Book 4: Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-8  

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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--Dining Out! Explorations in Fractions, Decimals, and Percents," which teachers can use…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2007-01-01

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Math Academy: Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics. Book 3: Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-8  

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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--Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics," which teachers can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2008-01-01

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

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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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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

2010-06-22

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A Descriptive Analysis of the Impact of Co-Teaching on the Reading/Language Arts and Math Achievement of Selected Middle School Students in a Middle Tennessee School District  

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

Maultsby-Springer, Barbara Michelle

2009-01-01

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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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Math Thinking Motivators. A Good Apple Math Activity Book for Grades 2-7.  

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In this booklet are 43 mathematical games and activities to stimulate creative thinking in grades 2-7. The goal of teaching divergent thinking is stressed, as well as the need to encourage positive self-image, motivation, and creativity. For each activity, the mathematical skills addressed in the activity are listed; topics span the elementary…

Bernstein, Bob

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLaughlin, Maureen; Allen, Mary Beth

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Effective Teaching and Student Independence at Grade 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated how five Australian teachers, who were considered to be exemplary in helping students develop independence, influenced and guided their students to extremely high grades in 12th grade. Teachers were observed teaching a lesson and then interviewed. The interviews asked them to identify successful outcomes of the lesson and…

Ayres, Paul; Sawyer, Wayne; Dinham, Steve

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

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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 Math: A Video Library, 5-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Boston, Wgbh

1997-01-01

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Math Homework That Counts. Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book explores what constitutes good and meaningful math homework, what the purposes of math homework are, and how teachers and school administrators create a culture in which math homework assignments are more inventive and meaningful. Many examples of math homework assignments in this book show how homework can reinforce skills, prepare…

Raphel, Annette

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

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we describe patterns of Hispanic students' math skill development during elementary school using data from a nationally representative sample of Hispanic students assessed in math skills from kindergarten through 5th grade. Several robust patterns are evident. First, Hispanic students enter kindergarten with average math skills significantly lower than those of native-born, non-Hispanic White students, and similar to

Sean F. Reardon; Claudia Galindo

2007-01-01

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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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Family Factors Associated with Sixth-Grade Adolescents' Math and Science Career Interests  

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This study tested a causal model, based on social cognitive career theory (SCCT; R. W. Lent, S. D. Brown, & G. Hackett, 1994, 2000), of math and science career interests among 6th-grade adolescents (N = 318). Consistent with SCCT, it was found that career gender-typing, mother's and father's support for pursuing math and science careers, as well…

Turner, Sherri L.; Steward, Jason C.; Lapan, Richard T.

2004-01-01

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

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

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

2014-01-01

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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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China: A Teaching Unit for Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding the culture of other nations contributes to the development of responsible citizens in a democratic society. A classroom teaching team proved these activities to be successful. Five initial lessons introduce students to the study of China by teaching Chinese geography. To enhance cultural understanding, 10 additional lessons focus on…

McClain, Janet; And Others

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Teaching Math Online: Current Practices in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Akdemir, Omur

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Willis, Judy

2010-01-01

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

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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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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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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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Math and Metaphor: Using Poetry to Teach College Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

2012-09-07

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An Analysis of Math Congress in an Eighth Grade Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

A “math congress” is a pedagogical approach in which students present their solutions from their mathematical work completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups, and share and defend their mathematical thinking. Mathematical artifacts presented during math congress remain on display as community records of practice. Math congress has four key functions: To highlight and document key mathematical concepts, to

Donna Kotsopoulos; Joanne Lee

2012-01-01

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Teaching Math: A Video Library, K-4  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Boston, Wgbh

1997-01-01

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SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS PREFERRED BY GRADE 9 STUDENTS IN FINLAND  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students find science relevant to society, but they do not find school science interesting. This survey study analyzes Finnish\\u000a grade 9 students’ actual experiences with science teaching methods and their preferences for how they would like to study\\u000a science. The survey data were collected from 3,626 grade 9 students (1,772 girls and 1,832 boys) across randomly sampled secondary\\u000a schools. Students

Kalle Juuti; Jari Lavonen; Anna Uitto; Reijo Byman; Veijo Meisalo

2010-01-01

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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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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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THE TEACHING PROFESSOR Grading: Alternative Approaches  

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was positive but small. However, the effect on course retention was much more dramatic. In the replacement. College Teaching, 57 (3), 153-155. Bicen, P. and Laverie, D.A. (2009). Group-based assessment as a dynamic approach to marketing education. Journal of Marketing Education, 31 (2), 96-108. Copyright © 2009 Magna

Dyer, Bill

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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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Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades K-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin presents the minimum in basic skills and knowledge which must be taught to New York City students in grades K-2. The bulletin begins with an overview that highlights the major components of each discipline and its role in the educational process. Subject areas include: (1) art; (2) bilingual education; (3) career education; (4)…

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

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TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

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Ideas for Teaching Economics in Grades Five & Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dawson, George G.

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Teaching Gifted Children Mathematics in Grades Four Through Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gensley, Juliana T.

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ART HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING) Course Credits Grade  

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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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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

95

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

96

A Math Intervention for Third Grade Latino English Language Learners at Risk for Math Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Word problems for English language learners (ELLs) at risk for math disabilities are challenging in terms of the constant need to develop precise math language and comprehension knowledge. As a result of this, ELLs may not only need math support but also reading and linguistic support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a…

Orosco, Michael J.

2014-01-01

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TCM 1231 (3 hr) Grade: HIST 2110 (3 hr) Grade: MATH 1112 -Trig Grade: POLS 1101 (3 hr) Grade: ENGL 1101 (3 hr) Grade: FYE 1220 (2 hr) Grade: Intro. to Constr. Mgnt. Sem.: The US: A Compr. Survey Sem.: Math Course (3 hr) Sem.: American Government Sem.: Com  

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: ENGL 1101 (3 hr) Grade: FYE 1220 (2 hr) Grade: Intro. to Constr. Mgnt. Sem.: The US: A Compr. Survey Sem.: Math Course (3 hr) Sem.: American Government Sem.: Composition I Sem.: First Year Seminar Sem Graphics Sem.: Physics Course (3 hr) Sem.: Physics Lab I Sem.: Public Speaking Sem.: Composition II Sem

Hutcheon, James M.

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Teaching Both Sides of the Brain: Book III: Math/Social Studies/Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a program to increase the academic growth of preschool and primary grade children through the utilization of brain hemisphere research, this volume contains lessons for improving math, social studies, and science learning. Material is divided into two major sections. Section 1 contains 11 chapters covering the following math skills:…

Dombrower, Jule; And Others

99

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

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Math Academy: Can You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & Functions. Book 2: 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 students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Can You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & Functions," which a teacher can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2007-01-01

101

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

102

How the incompetent enlightens the ignorant, by Alexander Borisovich About a decade ago, "Primary Math", a program for grades 1-6, as well as its companion math  

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Math", a program for grades 1-6, as well as its companion math program for Kindergarten, were imported anything else would help. Ignorance is invincible ­ judge for yourself. Actually it started quite promising programs in schools, and organized professional development sessions using this program. Later "California

Givental, Alexander

103

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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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

105

Review of "The Misplaced Math Student: Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Brookings Institution report questions the efficacy of increasing the number of students who take algebra in eighth grade. Although this policy has resulted in more equitable access to advanced math study, the report argues that a subgroup of students enrolled lack the basic mathematical skills needed to succeed. The report further argues that…

Burris, Carol Corbett

2008-01-01

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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.

107

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

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Intelligent Chalk-Systems for Modern Teaching: in Math, Science & Engineering Areas Sabina Jeschke that transforms an electronic whiteboard into a teaching tool simulating a traditional chalkboard. In addition of the traditional chalkboard. The system records all actions and provides both a live transmission and a replay

Rojas, Raúl

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

109

Math-Abused Students: Are We Prepared to Teach Them?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses students whose mathematics anxiety resulted from past abuse, verbal or physical, by a teacher or parent while doing mathematics. Presents two examples of math abuse, the resulting math anxiety, and how the issues were addressed. Contains 14 references. (ASK)

Fiore, Greg

1999-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shaffer, Donna

111

Maths Internet Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Handal, Boris.

112

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.

2007-03-06

113

Pursuing Excellence: Eighth-Grade Findings from the Third International Math and Science Study. A Video Presentation. [Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Highlighting the findings from an assessment of the math and science performance of over 500,000 students in 41 countries at three different grade levels, the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) is the world's most comprehensive and reliable study of international education achievement ever undertaken. This 13.5-minute video…

National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

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The effect of inquiry-based, hands-on math instruction utilized in combination with web-based, computer-assisted math instruction on 4th-grade students' outcomes.  

E-print Network

?? Results indicated that 4th-grade students (n = 19) participating in the inquiry-based, hands-on math instruction used in combination with web-based, computer-assisted math instruction group… (more)

Plourde, Jason D.

2008-01-01

115

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

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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

116

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

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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

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

2008-01-01

118

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

119

Connections: Math History as a Teaching and Learning Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herrera, Terese

2008-01-01

120

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 university courses that use math, but are not math courses themselves. It consists of a set of 50 specific

Oregon, University of

121

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

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Math 2167: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind (if more than one page). Solutions will be graded on the basis of their quality as instructional Credit for effort Work that shows some relevant effort but is seriously flawed. 0 No Credit No work

Snapp, Bart

122

Excellence or Disaster? A Thought Experiment on Grading, Teaching and Learning in Engineering School  

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. It explores the literature on grade inflation and its relationship with the misuse of student evaluationsExcellence or Disaster? A Thought Experiment on Grading, Teaching and Learning in Engineering of grading standards at Harvard University3 , a complaint that still is debated at that university. From

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Multi-Grade Teaching: A Review of Research and Practice. Education Research Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The single-grade model of education, based on the division of labor in industry, has come to dominate the school, class, and curriculum organization used by central authorities. Although the multi-grade model is common in developing countries and in rural areas of industrialized countries, the knowledge required for effective multi-grade teaching

Little, Angela

124

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

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shore, Debra

1991-01-01

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adeeb, Patty; Bosnick, Janet; Terrell, Sue

1998-01-01

127

How ActiveMath Supports Moderate Constructivist Mathematics Teaching Erica Melis, Carsten Ullrich, George Goguadze, Paul Libbrecht  

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How ActiveMath Supports Moderate Constructivist Mathematics Teaching Erica Melis, Carsten Ullrich-based intelligent e-Learning system for mathematics that can support a moderate constructivist teaching: it supports approach of moderate constructivist teaching (cf. Herzig, 1999) which has a solid empirical basis (Reinmann

Melis, Erica

128

Will "The Way They Teach" Be "The Way They Have Learned"? Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs Concerning Computer Embedding in Math Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Embedding computers in math teaching is not a totally new issue, but the dilemmas related to it multiply more rapidly than the answers are being supplied. This study asks: What is the most appropriate way to prepare instrumentally and mentally the future math teachers to the reality demanding permanent competent adjustment to rapidly developing…

Gorev, D.; Gurevich, I.; Barabash, M.

2004-01-01

129

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

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

Lenat, Douglas B.; Durlach, Paula J.

2014-01-01

130

Factors which deter potential science/math teachers from teaching; changes necessary to ameliorate their concerns  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In light of the perceived national need for more science and math teachers, this study was conceived to:1.Identify teaching oriented students among freshmen at a mid-western engineering school, who have chosen NOT to become teachers;2.Find out what reasons these potential science and math teachers have for deciding not to pursue teaching careers;3.Determine what amelioration of these problems would be necessary for them to no longer be factors which would inhibit students from becoming teachers.Of a random sample of 110 students drawn from a freshman class, 98 participated fully in the study. Each participant took Holland's Self-Directed Search to determine teaching orientation and author-constructed instruments to assess their concerns about teaching.Results showed teaching oriented students avoided teaching due to low starting salaries, lack of job security, low maximum salaries, not wanting to do the work teacher's do, poor job availability and discouragement by family and friends. Starting salaries of 21,693 and salaries of 32,600 for a teacher with a B.A. and 10 years experience were among the changes deemed necessary to make teaching attractive.

Evans, Robert H.

131

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

132

Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the  

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Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the Common Core Standards H. Wu October to the Common Core Standards. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) have reorganized

Wu, Hung-Hsi

133

Constructive Activity for Teaching Elementary-School Math and Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wright, Michael D.; Foster, Patrick N.

1996-01-01

134

How to Teach Math as a Social Activity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Opitz, Chris

2008-02-27

135

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

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

Murphy, Stuart J.

2000-01-01

136

Improving Teaching in the Middle Grades: Higher Standards for Students Aren't Enough.  

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This report recommends that states raise their standards for entering a teacher education program and for earning a teaching license. This report links student achievement with how well teachers are prepared and the ongoing training they receive. It looks at teaching in the middle grades today, examining whether teachers have the content knowledge…

Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

137

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

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

Morrison, Charlotte

138

Teaching and Learning about Matter in Grade 6 Classrooms: A Conceptual Change Approach  

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The purpose of this study was to enhance the teaching and learning of matter and its properties for grade 6 students. The development of a conceptual change approach instructional unit was undertaken for this purpose. Pre- and post-concept surveys, classroom observations, and student and teacher interviews were used to collect data. The teaching

Pimthong, Pattamaporn; Yutakom, Naruemon; Roadrangka, Vantipa; Sanguanruang, Sudjid; Cowie, Bronwen; Cooper, Beverley

2012-01-01

139

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

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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

140

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

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

141

The Effects of Differentiated Instruction on Motivation and Engagement in Fifth-Grade Gifted Math and Music Students  

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The purpose of this action research project report was to increase student motivation and engagement. There seemed to be an increasing disconnect between student potential and performance, especially among gifted math and beginning music students. Two teacher researchers carried out this research with 25 fifth-grade students at two different sites…

Martin, Merissa R.; Pickett, Matt T.

2013-01-01

142

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

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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.

143

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

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

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

2012-01-01

144

The Misplaced Math Student: Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra. The 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education. Special Release  

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This new study is being released as an advance excerpt of the 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education. This new report finds that the nation's push to challenge more students by placing them in advanced math classes in eighth grade has had unintended and damaging consequences, as some 120,000 middle-schoolers are now struggling in advanced…

Loveless, Tom

2008-01-01

145

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

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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.

146

A Program for Integrating Math and Physics Internet-Based Teaching Tools into Large University Physics Courses  

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and instructors' insufficient grading recourses. We outline our system of math remediation, homework and after instructor effort. § toback@physics.tamu.edu # mershin@mit.edu inovikova@cfa.harvard.edu #12;2 Introduction-and-paper homework grading resources, two problems we face at our institution, can have a significant impact

Toback, David

147

Continuing Architecture Students who take Calculus (113) taking Math  

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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

148

Math Wars: A Guide for Parents and Teachers  

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Parents are concerned about their children's math learning. Teachers are concerned about math teaching. When parents see what children are bringing home under the new curriculum, it is clear that their children are not working on the same mathematics that parents remember from the time when they were in school. But, the problem goes beyond grades

Latterell, Carmen M.

2008-01-01

149

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

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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

150

SKyTeach: Addressing the need for Science and Math Teachers in Kentucky  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The shortage of good science and math teachers is a chronic problem that threatens to undermine the future of our profession and economy. While our world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology, many high schools do not even offer physics, in part due to of the unavailability of a qualified teacher. The entire state of Kentucky typically produces 0-2 new physics teachers per year, compared to 200+ elementary teachers per year from WKU alone. The picture is not much better in math and other sciences. SKyTeach is a new program at WKU to address this great need and is part of a national effort to replicate the successful UTeach program. The University of Texas UTeach program graduates 70-90 new math and science teachers a year, in the process providing them with a strong preparation based on current research on how people learn science and math, experience teaching in real classrooms from the start, and strong mentoring and support. UTeach graduates stay in the classroom at rates above the national average, and some fairly quickly move into leadership positions within their schools. A key element is good collaboration between the college of science, that of education, local P-12 schools, and others. Last year thirteen universities across the nation were selected as part of an effort to replicate the UTeach program nation-wide. This effort is supported by the National Science and Math Initiative in a partnership with the UTeach Institute. Our first cohort of students has started this fall, and we have had many successes and challenges as we move forward.

Bonham, Scott

2008-10-01

151

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.

152

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

153

Guide for Teaching Physical Education, Grades 7-12.  

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GRADES OR AGES: Grades 7-12. SUBJECT MATTER: Physical education, including team sports, stunts, tumbling and gymnastics, track and field, swimming, individual and dual sports, physical education for the handicapped, outdoor education, and rhythmic activities. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into 16 chapters, each of…

South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.

154

SPEA-Grade Inflation Guidelines The SPEA Teaching and Learning Faculty Group recommends the adoption of the following guidelines to  

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SPEA-Grade Inflation Guidelines The SPEA Teaching and Learning Faculty Group recommends the adoption of the following guidelines to address grade inflation1 . These recommendations have been reviewed and endorsed by SPEA degree program directors. To address grade inflation: Compare the grade distribution

Craft, Christopher B.

155

Contextual Factors Related to Math Anxiety in Second-Grade Children  

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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

156

Measuring the Teaching Self-Efficacy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Graduate Teaching Assistants  

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An instrument to measure the teaching self-efficacy of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) GTAs is adapted from a general college teaching instrument (Prieto Navarro, 2005) for the specific teaching environment of the STEM GTAs. The construct and content validity and reliability of the final instrument are indicated. The final…

DeChenne, Sue Ellen; Enochs, Larry

2010-01-01

157

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-01-01

158

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

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

Marsh, Herbert W.; Roche, Lawrence A.

2000-01-01

159

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Content Vocabulary, Grades 4-12  

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This practical resource offers more than 40 strategies that teachers in all content areas can use to help students--including English learners and struggling readers--understand new words, phrases, and concepts. Far more than best means of teaching specific words, these strategies will tap students' curiosity, engage and empower them, develop…

Harmon, Janis M.; Wood, Karen D.; Hedrick, Wanda B.

2006-01-01

160

Teaching with Computers: Strategies That Work in Grades K-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book focuses on designing instruction that integrates the use of computer assisted resources. There are 19 chapters in four parts. Part 1, "Strategies for Teaching with Standard Utility Software Programs," includes (1) "Paint Programs"; (2) "Graphic Organizers"; (3) "Graphing Programs"; (4) "Timelines"; (5) "Word Processing"; (6) "Databases";…

Jay, M. Ellen; Jay, Hilda L.

161

Health Education Community Health Teaching Supports. Grade 8.  

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

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

162

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

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

Devlin-Scherer, Roberta

2005-01-01

163

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

164

Teaching Measurement to Children: Grades K-6. Revised Edition.  

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Objectives are listed describing the progression which students follow in learning to measure. These objectives follow a sequence that corresponds closely with the intellectual sequence found in students' learning. Grade-level recommendation charts follow the objectives. Topics dealt with are length, distance, area, volume, capacity, mass, and…

Borelli, Michael L.; Morelli, Sandra Z.

165

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.

166

A Career Education Sampler: Teaching Ideas for Grades K-3.  

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This sampler is the product of the Career/Vocational Development Student Profile Project conducted in New Jersey in 1979-80. The purpose of the project was to field test the Career/Vocational Development K-14 Goal Matrix (see note) to see whether the goals, objectives, and indicators are realistic and appropriate for the age/grade levels they…

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

167

Teaching Gifted Children Music in Grades One Through Six.  

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The booklet provides research information and criteria from which administrators and music educators may draw guidelines for developing music programs for mentally gifted children in grades 1 through 6. Seven chapters focus on the following topics: introduction to music education for gifted children (including the nature of music, literacy in…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drugs--their use and abuse--are presented in this resource unit for grades four, five, and six. One of three units on drugs, alcohol, and smoking, this guide for teachers outlines information about drugs in general, what they are, the purpose of drugs, common drugs found in the home, and harmful effects of drug abuse. A local bibliography on drug…

Murphy, Helen M.

169

Teaching Combined Grade Classes: Real Problems and Promising Practices.  

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This study, conducted by a group of teachers, examined various aspects of multigrade classrooms in Virginia through a mail survey of the state's multigrade teachers whose names and addresses were available (87 responded). A 21-item Grade Combination Teacher Experience and Perceptions Survey developed by the study group was used to collect…

Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.

170

Beyond Book Buddies: Interdisciplinary Teaching across the Grades.  

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

Guthrie, Jeanne; Perea, Karen M.

171

More Novels and Plays: Thirty Creative Teaching Guides for Grades 6-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This companion volume to "Novels and Plays" contains 30 detailed teaching guides for some of the best literature commonly taught in grades 6-12. Twenty of the guides are new to this edition and the others have been updated with fresh related readings, extension resources, and revised questions and activities. Guides are organized according to the…

Worthington, Janet E.; Somers, Albert B.

172

Teaching English and Reading Simultaneously for Eleventh Grade Non-Regent English.  

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The need for simultaneous teaching of reading skills and course content prompted the formation of a study guide which coordinates these two areas in an eleventh-grade nonregent English program used by Ramapo Central School District No. 2 in Spring Valley, New York. The guide provides exercises with a range of ability and achievement levels which…

Folkemer, Paul

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lamy, Steven L.; And Others

174

Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bolos, Nicole

2012-01-01

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gradwell, Jill M.

2012-01-01

176

Astronomy: Minds-on the Universe. Supplemental Teaching Activities for Grades K-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teachers guide contains activities and materials created to teach astronomy concepts to children from grades K-8. It is organized into four units: (1) Earth and Stars; (2) Spheres and Orbits; (3) Stars and Gravity; and (4) Scales and Measurement. Activities are arranged within each unit around six content topics: (1) Earth; (2) Solar System;…

Marble, Stephen; Fowler, Marilyn, Ed.

177

Teaching Gifted Children Literature in Grades Four through Six. Updated Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six basic considerations in teaching literature to gifted children in grades four through six are presented in the first half of this curriculum guide: (1) The teacher needs a broad knowledge of literature, as well as a sensitivity to students, in order to recommend literature for each child. (2) The teacher's method of presentation is important.…

Laidlaw, Carole

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koranski, Bruce, Ed.

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

181

COMPARISON OF READING APPROACHES IN FIRST-GRADE TEACHING WITH DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. (THE CRAFT PROJECT)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SKILLS-CENTERED APPROACH AND THE LANGUAGE-EXPERIENCE APPROACH TO TEACHING READING TO DISADVANTAGED URBAN CHILDREN IN THE FIRST GRADE WAS EXAMINED, AND METHODS COMPARED. APPROXIMATELY 50 TEACHERS AND 1,150 STUDENTS MADE UP THE PROJECT SAMPLE. TYPES OF DATA GATHERED INCLUDED PRETEST AND POST-TEST SCORES OF THE…

HARRIS, ALBERT J.; SERWER, BLANCHE L.

182

The discussion information computer technology integrates fitness of 6–7th grade mathematics teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this research aims at discussing the point of view that those mathematics teachers of grade 6 -7 th in Taiwan incorporate ICT into teaching. By means of this research, it can be understood what items are suitable for incorporating ICT into the norm of the annual detailed catalogue of Nine-year Consistent Curriculum (NCC), and it will

Ching-Hsien Shang; E-Soon Lin; Chih-Yung Juan

2011-01-01

183

The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen. [Teaching Guide]. Grades 2-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide for grades 2-3 focuses on the 1999-2000 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program, which includes new quarter designs for the following states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia. The guide includes six lesson plans that fit easily…

United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.

184

The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen. [Teaching Guide]. Grades K-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide for grades K-1 focuses on the 1999-2000 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program, which includes new quarter designs for the following states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia. The guide includes six lesson plans that fit easily…

United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.

185

The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen. [Teaching Guide]. Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide for grades 4-6 focuses on the 1999-2000 United States Mint 50 State Quarters Program, which includes new quarter designs for the following states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia. The guide includes six lesson plans that fit easily…

United States Mint (Dept. of Treasury), Washington, DC.

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

187

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

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aceves, Edward A., Comp.

189

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

190

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

191

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

192

Teaching Phonics in the Context of Children's Literature or Spelling: Influences on First-Grade Reading, Spelling, and Writing and Fifth-Grade Comprehension  

Microsoft Academic Search

First-grade children's reading, writing, and spelling competencies in 2 different instructional contexts for teaching phonics were examined. Reading, writing, and spelling abilities were measured at the beginning, middle, and end of 1st grade. Children were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments designed to teach grapheme-phoneme correspondences, blending, and segmenting. In 1 treatment, children generated spellings for words, and in

Theresa A. Roberts; Anne Meiring

2006-01-01

193

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

194

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

195

Math 1165: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be the  

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Math 1165: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind (if more than one page). Solutions will be graded on the basis of their quality as instructional Credit for effort Work that shows some relevant effort but is seriously flawed. 0 No Credit No work

Snapp, Bart

196

Math 1124: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be the  

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Math 1124: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind (if more than one page). Solutions will be graded on the basis of their quality as instructional Credit for effort Work that shows some relevant effort but is seriously flawed. 0 No Credit No work

Snapp, Bart

197

Math 2168: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be the  

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Math 2168: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind (if more than one page). Solutions will be graded on the basis of their quality as instructional Credit for effort Work that shows some relevant effort but is seriously flawed. 0 No Credit No work

Snapp, Bart

198

Math 1166: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind, your work should be the  

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Math 1166: Homework Grading Rubric We are training you to become professionals. With this in mind (if more than one page). Solutions will be graded on the basis of their quality as instructional Credit for effort Work that shows some relevant effort but is seriously flawed. 0 No Credit No work

Snapp, Bart

199

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

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

201

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

202

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

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiscasset Middle School, ME.

204

A Study on the Teaching Practices of Holiday Culture in English Teaching across Different Grade Levels at Taipei City Municipal Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

True understanding of a foreign language can not be achieved without at least some understanding of the cultural context in which the language is used. Therefore, an understanding of the different cultures is mandated as one of the objectives of English teaching in Taiwan. This study attempts to find out the practices of holiday culture teaching across different grade levels.

SHIANG-JIUN CHANG; CHIEN-WEN CHENG

2006-01-01

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ramsey, Laura R.; Sekaquaptewa, Denise

2011-01-01

206

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

207

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

208

Art educators report grades at which they teach 11 drawing concepts.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to solicit information about the applicability of 11 basic perceptual concepts for instruction in drawing to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. The study is based on responses to a national survey of 750 art educators, 250 in elementary, 250 in middle, and 250 in high school teaching assignments. Among these, 87% were female, 8% were 20 to 29 years old, 15% were 30 to 39 years, 48% were 40 to 49 years, 27% were 50 to 59 years, and 2% were 60 years or older. As few as 35.5% to as many as 48.7% (per concept) of the art educators reported that they teach each of the 11 concepts in elementary grades. Also, from 33.3% to 38.4% (per concept) of these teachers indicated that they stop teaching the 11 target concepts to students in high school. Empirical evidence from psychologists suggested that children gain comprehension of the concepts at differing points in their development. Were art educators employing the information identified by psychological research, their reports might have presented clear distinctions between grades at which each of the 11 concepts are taught. The results are interpreted in light of five possible explanations. PMID:16916146

Basseches, K B

2006-06-01

209

Teaching math skills to at-risk students using home-based peer tutoring.  

PubMed

Home-based peer tutoring was used to teach math skills to 4 girls with deficits in mathematics and histories of abuse or neglect. Girls living in the same home formed tutoring dyads, and each participant served as both the peer tutor and the tutee during the course of the study. At the initiation of the tutoring intervention, an expert tutor provided multiple 3-min tutoring sessions to the designated peer tutor on three or four mathematics skills. The peer tutor concurrently provided 3-min tutoring sessions on the same skills to the tutee using a multiple baseline design. Results showed that participants improved their performance on all target skills. Additional interventions were implemented for some skills to improve accuracy further. Maintenance tests were also administered after 3 to 5 months of no practice on the skills. Results showed that tutors and tutees maintained their accuracy on 7 of the 12 skills assessed. PMID:17624064

Mayfield, Kristin H; Vollmer, Timothy R

2007-01-01

210

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Chang, Wenwu

211

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

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environment for one month in COSMOS, a four-week intensive science, math, and engineering summer residential hours a week for four weeks. This internship is a special opportunity for Cal Teach students. The Cal Teach Cluster Assistants, who will be teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in K-12

Kritsuk, Alexei

212

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

213

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

2014-01-01

214

Advanced Placement Credit Fall Adjustments Credits Grade Spring Adjustments Credits Grade ENGL 101  

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AMSC 460/466 MATH 246 3 * MATH 410 3 * MATH 4XX - UL Elective MATH 310 3 * MATH 4XX - UL Elective 3 Adjustments Credits Grade Spring Adjustments Credits Grade MATH 4XX - Linear Algebra 3 * AMSC 460 3 * MATH 4XX

Lathrop, Daniel P.

215

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the implementation of a 9-year integrated curriculum scheme in Taiwan, research on team teaching and web-based technology appears to be urgent. The purpose of this study was incorporated web-assisted learning with team teaching in seventh-grade science classes. The specific research question concerned student performance and attitudes about the teaching method. Two certified science teachers and four classes of

2006-01-01

216

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.

217

Stability of Computational Deficits in Math Learning Disability From Second Through Fifth Grades  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study utilized growth modeling to investigate the stability of two computational deficits that are strongly associated with math learning disability (MLD)—procedural deficits and fact fluency deficits. Math “deficit” was defined in two ways—having scores in the lower 10th percentile (MLD) and between the 11th and 25th percentiles (LA, low achieving). The longitudinal sample was composed of 214 children. Between

Suet Ling Chong; Linda S. Siegel

2008-01-01

218

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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, few studies have analyzed the effectiveness of this method on student achievement. This research follows the academic accomplishments of students in a ninth grade physical science course. Nine sections of the course "Force and Motion" were taught with a single teacher, and two additional sections were co-taught, one led by a science-certified and special educator, and another co-taught by two science certified teachers. Subgroup achievement performance was analyzed to determine whether significant differences exist between students with or without IEPs, as well as other factors such as free and reduced lunch status or gender. The results show significance with the presence of a co-teacher, while there is minimal effect size of co-teaching in this study for students with IEPs. The benefactors in these ninth grade co-taught classes were the students without IEPs, an unintended result of co-teaching.

LaFever, Karen M.

219

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

220

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

221

Effects of small class size (1:15) on the teaching\\/learning process in grade three  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of class size 1:15 on third grade students in: (a) reading achievement, (b) math achievement, (c) basic skills mastery, (d) behavior, (e) attendance, and (f) self-concept. The study focused on an experimental group of 50 students who had been in 1:15 for three years, a control group of 93 students

Mary Evelyn Witherspoon-Parks

1988-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rhoton, Stephanie

2010-01-01

223

Gobble Up Math: Fun Activities To Complete and Eat for Kids in Grades K-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book uses foods as catalysts for learning mathematical concepts. Each hands-on activity in this math center suggests accessible, healthful, and easy-to-prepare foods to be used in school or at home. An introduction to parents and teachers includes supplies list, gobble-up germs poster, and food guide pyramid and serving information. The…

Mogard, Sue; McDonnell, Ginny

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

225

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

226

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

227

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

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Callard-Szulgit, Rosemary; Szulgit, Greg Karl

2005-01-01

229

Math Play Therapy. Volume II. CSMP Mathematics for the Intermediate Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This material is the result of 1 year of experimental work during the 1976-77 school year with pupils at the fifth-grade level. Once a week students participated in half-hour, small-group sessions in addition to their regular classroom mathematics period. It is felt that the activities described might be appropriate for additional grade levels. It…

Papy, Frederique

230

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

231

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

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mayes, Donald Roy

2010-01-01

233

On Their Own: Students' Responses to Open-Ended Questions in Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies. Results of the 1990 Assessment: Grade Four, Grade Eight, Grade Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 1990, over 9,000 4th-, 8th- and 12th-grade students (only 6 percent of all students in Massachusetts) were assessed using open-ended mathematical, scientific, social studies, and reading concepts. Beginning with the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program for 1992, open-ended questions will be administered to all students and…

Thomas, Brenda; Badger, Elizabeth

234

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

235

The Reading Laboratory as a Title I Tool for Teaching Reading to Children, Grades Two through Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not a reading laboratory, as defined by Educational Developmental Laboratories (EDL), is an effective means of teaching reading to Title I children, grades two through six, in the two Title I schools of an eastern Massachusetts community. Three hundred subjects participated in the study. There…

Utka, Joseph Michael

236

Teaching a Pre-Columbian Culture: The Iroquois. A Guide Unit for 7th Grade Social Studies. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented in this curriculum guide are teaching techniques to help the seventh grade teacher introduce pupils to a unit study on the Iroquois Indians. The pamphlet describes classroom procedures by which students learn the techniques for studying any culture through an intensive study of one local culture. The culture unit uses all the social…

Hertzberg, Hazel W.

237

How Can You Teach Middle Grade Students about the Effects of AIDS and the HIV Virus in a Conservative Community?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes an interdisciplinary approach to conveying knowledge and promoting understanding of the disease of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) at the middle school level in a conservative community. Discussion of AIDS was included in a sixth grade unit on communicable diseases designed to teach how diseases are transmitted, how…

Ferrand, Shirley; Wattenbarger, Barbara

238

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Selman, Christine Cherry

2011-01-01

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

240

A Comparison of Anxiety Levels of Student Teachers Taking Pass/Fail versus Grade in Student Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study indicated that student teaching is an anxiety-producing experience but little difference exists between students taking it by pass/fail and those taking it by grade. Both tended to experience loss of sleep and appetite changes and higher anxiety levels when confronted with situations involving the university coordinator. (NQA)

Yarbro, Richard C.

1982-01-01

241

The Rights of Children in Japan: A Teaching Unit for the Upper Elementary Grades (4-6).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for grades 4-6, this teaching unit explores children's rights from a comparative perspective by focusing on the rights of Japanese children as revealed in a collection of stories written by Japanese junior high school students. The unit outlines a series of lessons that explore the nature of children's rights and inquire about the extent…

Angell, Ann V.

242

Longitudinal Study of Middle Grades Chemistry Professional Development: Enhancement of Personal Science Teaching Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectancy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research was to enhance self-efficacy beliefs, chemistry content, and pedagogical content knowledge of middle grades teachers by incorporating specific design elements into professional development. This study analyzed the influence of program design on achieving gains in personal science teaching self-efficacy, outcome…

Khourey-Bowers, Claudia; Simonis, Doris G.

2004-01-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

244

As Easy as Pi: Picture Books Are Perfect for Teaching Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the years, the author has learned that illustrated books can help dispel the myth that math is dull, unimaginative, and inaccessible. They can spark children's mathematical imaginations in ways that textbooks and workbooks often don't. Picture books can also help students who love to read--but think math isn't their thing--experience the…

Burns, Marilyn

2010-01-01

245

Science teaching efficacy beliefs of 5th and 8th grade science teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to determine which, if any, variables had a significant relationship to personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancies. The independent variables tested were number of undergraduate science methods courses taken, level of teacher education, number of years as a classroom teacher, number of years as a science teacher, teacher beliefs regarding instructional strategies in science, and teacher beliefs regarding student engagement in the science classroom. Through surveys completed by 5th and 8th grade science teachers, the researcher analyzed data via multiple regressions to determine significance. Results of the data analysis showed the greatest significance was between personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and number of years as a classroom teacher, and teacher beliefs regarding instructional strategies in science and outcome expectancy and student engagement in the science classroom. Implications for current practice include a need for improved teacher education programs for pre-service science teachers, collaboration between universities and public school districts, improved methods for teacher retention in the science classroom, and the use of hands-on and minds-on instruction in the science classroom.

Hanson, Susan Melony

246

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.

247

"Two of my most influential teachers taught seventh grade math and language arts. Later  

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Kasman, Alex

248

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

249

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

E-print Network

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

Blokh, Alexander

250

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

251

An Instructional Alignment Program for Eighth Grade Criterion Referenced Math Objectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The high percentage of eighth grade students failing the school district's criterion referenced mathematics test was addressed by the implementation of an instructional alignment program. Program goals included test mastery by 75 percent of the targeted population, establishment of practical significance for the approach, and a reduction in test…

Ippolito, Thomas J.

252

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

253

The Impact of Single-Gender Classrooms on Student Achievement in Seventh Grade Math Classes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mathematics achievement gap exists between males and females. The measurement of achievement was compared between single-gender and traditional classroom students in the 7th grade to assess whether or not a single-gender environment affected their scores. The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) state assessment served as the data collection…

Sutton, Antwon M.

2009-01-01

254

Name: ID#: Email: Biology Credits: 35 Math Credits: 39 Total Credits: 132 All biology, math and cognate courses require grades of C or better.  

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& Lab r 201/202 MATH 480 Intro Mathematical Analysis (3cr) r Math 211 2C Molecular and Cellular - 3cr 4 Mathematical Biology Electives - 3cr (Choose one class) BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology (4cr) ro None (Choose one class) 39 Required Mathematics Credits Current Total: ___________ R120:352 Genetics ol 201

Bieber, Michael

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T.

2011-01-01

256

Teaching with Videodiscs [and] Teaching Fractions with Videodiscs [and] Mainstreaming Students with Learning Disabilities for Videodisc Math Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is an introduction to laser videodisc technology, covering both hardware and courseware considerations and technological applications to special education. Described is the application of videodisc courseware to the teaching of fractions, and results of a successful program to teach fractions to eight mainstreamed students with learning…

Hofmeister, Alan M.; And Others

1989-01-01

257

The Influence of Testing on Teaching Math and Science in Grades 4-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet reports the results of a recent National Science Foundation study of the impact of mandated testing programs on curriculum and instruction in elementary and secondary mathematics and science education, especially the impact on teachers with large percentages of minority students. The study included three strands: (1) an item-by-item…

Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA. Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy.

258

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-02-01

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Petovello, Laura R.; Quenk, Rachel

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HAWLEY, JANE STOUDER; JENKINSON, EDWARD B.

261

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

262

English Composition (one year with grade of C or better in each course) Math, Computer Science, or Statistics ________________ Physical Sciences ____________  

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-- Archaeology __________ Biological Anthropology __________ Cultural Anthropology __________ Linguistics, or Statistics ________________ Physical Sciences ____________ Biological Sciences _________ Two additional Natural Science or Math ____________ ______________ (Courses from Anthropology may NOT be used for Social

Zordan, Victor

263

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Juliette D. G. Goldman

2011-01-01

264

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

265

Innovative Teaching Games: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The card games in this publication are an alternative activity to help students master computational skills. Games for operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, integers, and square roots are included. They can be used to introduce math topics and for practice and review, with either the whole class or in small groups with 2 to…

Pittsburg Unified School District, CA.

266

Using Bloom's Taxonomy for Precision Planning and Creative Teaching in the Developmental Math Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The process of applying Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives to developmental math classes is described in this paper. The first section provides background and identifies the six steps in the cognitive domain, arranged from the lowest to the most complex level of learning, as knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and…

Covington, Helen C.; Tiballi, Terry

267

Grants Modeled on Reading First Aim to Bolster K-8 Math Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A year and a half ago, President Bush proposed creating a new federal mathematics effort that would offer millions of dollars in grants to school districts to adopt proven strategies for improving classroom instruction in that subject. Administration officials had pictured the new program, called Math Now, as being modeled on Reading First, the $1…

Cavanagh, Sean

2007-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Park-Seldomridge, Anne

1995-01-01

269

Criterion Validity Evidence for the easyCBM© CCSS Math Measures: Grades 6-8. Technical Report #1402  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The easyCBM© CCSS Math tests were developed to help inform teachers' instructional decisions by providing relevant information on students' mathematical skills, relative to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This technical report describes a study to explore the validity of the easyCBM© CCSS Math tests by evaluating the relation…

Anderson, Daniel; Rowley, Brock; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

270

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

271

Alternative Curriculum for Student-at-Risk: Integrating State Minimum Skills for Math and Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A curriculum was developed for 18 at-risk students at the fourth grade level, integrating state minimum skills for math and communication. The goal was to teach basic skills and critical thinking skills (CTS), and to see an increase in motivation, self-esteem, and student attendance through a hands-on project of building a dollhouse and its…

Betters, Elaine B.

272

The Warm Body in the Math Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are more math classes than there are math teachers to teach them. School administrators often decide how to cover such classes by selecting a person from a pool of other teachers, counselors, and administrators. This can inhibit student progress in math because an appointed math teacher cannot do the job as well as a real math teacher.…

Lederer, Eric

2004-01-01

273

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.

274

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

275

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

276

Developing Math Games Based on Children's Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

277

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

PubMed

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

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

1999-03-01

278

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

279

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

280

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Crowther, Greg

281

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

282

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

283

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

284

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.

285

Examining the Influence of a Graduate Teaching Fellows Program on Teachers in Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A huge investment in public funding, approximately 10 million dollars for the 2002 fiscal year, has been dedicated to the implementation of the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 (GK-12) program. In these GK-12 programs, graduate level scientists known as Graduate Teaching Fellows are placed in K-12 science…

Thompson, Stephen L.; Metzgar, Vicki; Collins, Angelo; Joeston, Melvin D.; Shepherd, Virginia

286

Course Description: HAA 1904: Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship. 1 3 credits. S/N grade.  

E-print Network

. This course enables advanced majors to partner with a faculty member as a teaching assistant in a pre and to introduce the assistant to the broad mechanics of teaching -- which can include some research sessions or tutorials in support of a particular class at times other than regular class sessions. (This

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

287

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

288

Reciprocal Teaching for the Primary Grades: "We Can Do It, Too!"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite over 25 years of research supporting the instruction of comprehension strategies, it seems that such instruction is not readily found in many classrooms or basal readers, resulting in students that struggle with analyzing and comprehending text. This is particularly true in the primary grades. Originally designed with seventh grade

Pilonieta, Paola; Medina, Adriana L.

2009-01-01

289

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

290

Research on Multi-Age/Multi-Grade Classes: Report to the Teaching and Learning Issues Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multiage/multiability grouping is when more than one grade level of students is grouped in a classroom. This report summarizes the research on multiage/multiability grouping in the primary grades. The paper, which is intended for use in Kentucky's educational system, focuses on quantitatively based comparative research syntheses. The text…

Guskey, Thomas R.; Lindle, Jane C.

291

arXiv:1102.3519v1[math.RT]17Feb2011 UNIVERSAL GRADED SPECHT MODULES FOR  

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ALEXANDER S. KLESHCHEV, ANDREW MATHAS, AND ARUN RAM Abstract. The graded Specht module S for a cyclotomic MATHAS, AND ARUN RAM graded module over the KLR algebra R d generated by z. This idea of presenting

Ram, Arun

292

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mathematics, National C.

2010-04-21

293

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a software system that transforms an electronic whiteboard into a teaching tool simulating a traditional chalkboard. In addition to writing and drawings, the electronic chalkboard handles a wide range of multimedia enhancements. These may be used to enliven the lessons by visualization, allowing the system to surpass the didactic potentials of the traditional chalkboard. The system records

Sabina Jeschke; Lars Knipping; Ruedi Seiler

294

InfoTraffic Teaching Important Concepts of Computer Science and Math through Real-World Examples  

E-print Network

between the subject to learn, and their own experiences in everyday life. This helps especially an analogy to knowledge or experience from everyday life. This way, learn- ers can not only connect new that lead to the more general case. The same idea lies behind the well-established teach- ing technique

295

Math / FSU-Teach Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences Florida State University  

E-print Network

education that involves collaboration between scientists, mathematicians and education faculty at Florida for tuition for the first two Education/Teaching courses. Work study positions with scientists, mathematicians to complete the foreign language requirement in French, German or Russian.) Summer Requirement: Students who

Bowers, Philip L.

296

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2004

2004-01-01

297

Advanced Placement Credit Fall Adjustments Credits Grade Spring Adjustments Credits Grade ENGL 101  

E-print Network

must be completed with a grade of "C" or better Repeat Credits Used Third Semester Fourth SemesterName: UID: Advanced Placement Credit Total Fall Adjustments Credits Grade Spring Adjustments Credits Grade ENGL 101 MATH 140 4 * MATH 141 4 * MATH 140 CMSC 106 4 * Supporting Sequence 3 * CORE - HA

Lathrop, Daniel P.

298

Why Math Education Needs Puzzles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This slide presentation by artist and puzzle designer Scott Kim gives reasons for the incorporation of puzzles into the math curriculum. He refers to puzzles as the "literature" of math as contrasted with the "grammar" embodied in the rules and symbols of algebra. He has an action plan for teaching with recreational math activities.

Kim, Scott

2012-03-30

299

Blind Admission? The ability of NSC maths to signal competence in university commerce courses as compared to the former SC Higher Grade maths  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematics is an important signal used for admission into commerce courses in South African universities. In 2008 the new National Senior Certificate replaced the former Senior Certificate. This new exam no longer had different grades and thus created a structural break in the ability of the mathematics mark to signal preparedness for university. Although the Department of Education provided a

Karin Hunt; Neil A. Rankin; Volker Schöer; Miracle Nthuli; Claire Sebastiao

2009-01-01

300

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

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Boruszczak, Bohdan

303

Teaching elements of nature of science: A yearlong case study of a fourth-grade teacher  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined and supported the efforts of Tina, an experienced elementary teacher, in helping her fourth graders internalize informed views of the inferential, tentative, and creative nature of science (NOS). Tina held informed views of, and was motivated to teach about, NOS. The study aimed to answer the following question: What specific supports were needed to enable Tina to

Valarie L. Akerson; Fouad Abd-El-Khalick

2003-01-01

304

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

305

The Effects of Explicitly Teaching Story Structure to Primary Grade Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

306

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

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Online Submission, 2004

2004-01-01

308

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

309

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

310

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

311

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

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HAHN, HARRY T.

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

314

Teaching Culturally Disadvantaged Pupils (Grades K-12). Unit III: The Culturally Disadvantaged Negro Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The third of a series of teacher education units on teaching the disadvantaged contains material specifically about the Negro student. Reviewed are the scope and significance of the problem of educating these students, with some brief remarks on their location. The factors which contribute to the cultural deprivation of Negroes are…

Johnson, Kenneth R.

315

Effect Of Using Computers In Teaching First Grade Deaf Children In United Arab Emirates  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study is based on a joint small research project between two teachers of children who are categorized as Deaf, willing to undergo an action research process to develop their own teaching and to take part in a pioneering experiment, and two researchers\\/academics from the Department of Special Education at the United Arab Emirates University. The main idea of the

Eman El; Naggar Gaad; Ibrahim A. Qaryouti

2002-01-01

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

317

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

318

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

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taffe, Susan Watts; Gwinn, Carolyn B.

2007-01-01

321

Math Vocabulary Cards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These math vocabulary cards are available as both an iOS app and as a web app. Each card features three sections: a math term, a representative example or model, and a concise definition. The user can choose which of the three they want to be visible and which they would like students to identify. The teacher can choose which vocabulary terms the students will view based on grade, math topic, and even specific word selection from the given list.

Innovations, Clarity

2014-01-01

322

Destination Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

323

Comprehensive School Reform: An Observational Study of Teaching in Grades 3 through 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This observational study involved literacy and mathematics instruction of 145 teachers in grades 3 through 5 in 20 low-income schools enrolled in the U.S. government's Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Demonstration program. Observed curriculum and instructional practices were primarily and coherently focused on acquisition of basic facts and…

McCaslin, Mary; Good, Thomas L.; Nichols, Sharon; Zhang, Jizhi; Wiley, Caroline R. H.; Bozack, Amanda Rabidue; Burross, Heidi Legg; Cuizon-Garcia, Rena

2006-01-01

324

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Royal Oak City School District, MI.

325

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.

326

The Writing of Expository Texts in Early Grades: What Predicative Analysis Teaches Us  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the results of a predicative analysis led on comparison and problem-solution texts produced by pupils of the second and third grades of primary school following a set of reading and writing instructional activities. The production of those texts is of a special challenge to the young writers because of the cognitive and…

Gagnon, Renee; Ziarko, Helene

2012-01-01

327

Teaching Literature in the Middle Grades: A Thematic Approach. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book offers suggestions for developing literary experiences that provide middle-grade students with opportunities to build an awareness of literary elements, genre, and the craft of authors and artists, and to learn strategies for exploring multiple meanings in literary texts. The literary experiences in the book are developed within a series…

Moss, Joy F.

328

A Career Education Sampler: Teaching Ideas for Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This sampler is the product of the Career/Vocational Development Student Profile Project conducted in New Jersey in 1979-80. The purpose of the project was to field test the Career/Vocational Development K-14 Goal Matrix (see note) to see whether the goals, objectives, and indicators are realistic and appropriate for the age/grade levels they…

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

329

A Career Education Sampler: Teaching Ideas for Grades 7-9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This sampler is the product of the Career/Vocational Development Student Profile Project conducted in New Jersey in 1979-80. The purpose of the project was to field test the Career/Vocational Development K-14 Goal Matrix (see note) to see whether the goals, objectives, and indicators are realistic and appropriate for the age/grade levels they…

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

330

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

331

A Comparison of Cognitive Teaching Stimuli in a First Grade Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study assessed the effectiveness of three cognitive levels of instruction with first graders--three-dimensional (3-D) instruction using real objects, two-dimensional (2-D) instruction using picture representations, and verbal instruction. The study population included 18 first-grade students between the ages of 6 and 8 at a small elementary city…

Sigrest, Christine E.

332

Guide for Teaching Science Problems 1-2, Grade XI or XII. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science Problems 1-2 is a terminal course for eleventh and twelfth grade students with limited science background and generally below average reading levels. The guide is intended as a supplement to the detailed teacher's guide prepared by the publishers of the textbook used in the course. It is assumed that no teacher is expert in all subject…

Fredrickson, Clifford T.

333

Student Evaluations of Teaching: Effects of the Big Five Personality Traits, Grades and the Validity Hypothesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study was to examine whether the Big Five personality traits and expected student grades relate to student evaluations of teachers and courses at the college level. Extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness were found to be personality traits favoured in instructors, whereas neuroticism was not. A…

Patrick, Carol Lynn

2011-01-01

334

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

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

336

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kim, Judy Joo-Hyun

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gladen, Frank H.

338

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.

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cook, Paul

340

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

341

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.

342

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

343

Games as Formative Assessment Environments: Examining the Impact of Explanations of Scoring and Incentives on Math Learning, Game Performance, and Help Seeking. CRESST Report 796  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to their motivational nature, there has been growing interest in the potential of games to help teach academic content and skills. This report examines how different levels of detail about a game's scoring rules affect math learning and performance. Data were collected from 164 students in the fourth to sixth grades at five after-school…

Delacruz, Girlie C.

2011-01-01

344

Why What We Teach Depends on When: Grade and Reading Intervention Modality Moderate Effect Size  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite impressive advances in the science of reading intervention, how to best help at-risk readers remains a point of contention. Because reading represents the synthesis of background factors and language and reading skills—all of which develop with age and experience—this meta-analysis investigated whether development (as approximated by grade) and intervention modality are key moderators of intervention effect size for disadvantaged

Sebastian Paul Suggate

2010-01-01

345

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.

346

Redesigning Grading--Districtwide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the first years of his career as a high school math teacher, Matt Townsley was bothered by the fact that his grades penalized students for not learning content quickly. A student could master every standard, but low quiz grades and homework assignments they didn't complete because they didn't understand would lower their final grade,…

Townsley, Matt

2014-01-01

347

You Asked Open-Ended Questions, Now What? Understanding the Nature of Stumbling Blocks in Teaching Inquiry Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate preservice teachers face many challenges implementing inquiry pedagogy in mathematics lessons. This study provides a step-by-step case analysis of an undergraduate preservice teacher's actions and responses while teaching an inquiry lesson during a summer math camp for grade 3-6 students conducted at a university. Stumbling blocks…

Inoue, Noriyuki; Buczynski, Sandy

2011-01-01

348

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

349

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

350

Quest for Gold: Math/Science Curriculum Resource Units for Gifted and Talented Youngsters: Grades Eight-Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve resource units are presented for the teaching of science and mathematics to gifted students in secondary school. The units present an introduction, tips for teachers, objectives, activities, and materials lists. The units include: "Functions, Relations, and Graphs" (Priscilla Watts); "More Wham to the Gram (A Study of the Metric System)"…

Hayes, Donald G.; Dockery, Linda B., Ed.

351

The Alignment of the easyCBM Grades K-2 Math Measures to the Common Core Standards. Technical Report #1228  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within a response to intervention system of teaching and learning, important instructional decision-making (e.g., implementation of targeted intervention) is regularly tied to the results of formative assessments administered to students throughout the academic year. The validity of these instructional decisions depends to an extent on the…

Irvin, P. Shawn; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

352

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

353

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

PubMed

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

Mazzocco, Michèle M M; Grimm, Kevin J

2013-01-01

354

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.

355

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

356

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

E-print Network

are English language learners (ELLs). Through use of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), approximately 13,000 third grade students and their teachers were tested. The findings demonstrated a significant positive correlation between the teachers' attitude (TA...

Fox, Edward Bruce

2013-12-31

357

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

358

Fair and Efficient Grading Copyright 2012. University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University  

E-print Network

: Icebreaker/Introduction _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 2: Grading Mysteries Video _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 3: Candy Problem _____ - _____ (5 minutes) Activity 4: Discussing the Goal of Grading, The Ohio State University Overheads (and flash drive): The Candy Problem Minimal Rubric Example Rubric

359

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

360

Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers  

E-print Network

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

361

MuSimp/MuMath-80: A Symbolic Mathematics System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the latest version of "muSimp/muMath-80," discussing the muSimp language and muMath applications. The package comes with a variety of muMath source files (including lessons, five teaching features of ARITH and ALGEBRA files and five teaching the muSimp language) and is capable of handling a wide variety of symbolic mathematics problems.…

Shochat, David D.

1982-01-01

362

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

363

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

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

Billingsley, Glenna; Scheuermann, Brenda; Webber, Jo

2009-01-01

364

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

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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

365

The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom  

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The authors of this book compare math teaching practices in Japan and Germany with those in the United States, and offer a surprising new view of teaching and a bold action plan for improving education inside the American classroom. Using videotaped lessons from dozens of randomly selected eighth-grade classrooms in the United States, Japan, and Germany, the authors reveal the rich, yet unfulfilled promise of American teaching and document exactly how other countries have consistently stayed ahead of us in the rate their children learn.

2007-06-22

366

Math Fact Strategies Research Project  

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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

367

math science technolog ngineering math scien  

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

Kulp, Mark

368

Math Club Starting in Kindergarten  

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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

369

Improving English Language Competency Among ESL Second Grade Children Through a Socially Interactive Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Program.  

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A school situation was studied in which students of English as a Second Language (ESL) were not developing English communicative competence because ESL students were segregated from fluent English-speaking (FES) students. ESL students were having difficulties with English reading, writing, and math concepts. In response to this situation a program…

Landry, Maureen D.

370

More Math, Please! Kid-Friendly Computation. Level 1: Numbers to 10.  

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This book is about teaching computation in a way that accommodates children who do not learn best with traditional math teaching methods. The teaching approach draws on visual and kinesthetic learning strategies to help all students be math whizzes and provides a comprehensive program for elementary math skills. The book begins with counting and…

Morgan, Sarah Perry

371

Teach Engineering: Spectroscopy  

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

2009-06-06

372

The Impact of MOVE IT Math(TM) and Traditional Textbook Instruction on Math Achievement Scores  

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One recommendation of government, education, and business leaders is an increased emphasis on math and science instruction in public schools. The purpose of this quantitative study using a posttest, quasi-experimental design was to determine if the Math Opportunities, Valuable Experiences, and Innovative Teaching (MOVE IT Math(TM)) program…

Bennett, Angela Stephens

2010-01-01

373

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

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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

374

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

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

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

2012-01-01

375

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

376

Using a Classroom Approach To Teach Peer Mediation to Grades 3 and 4 by Developing a Peacebuster Manual.  

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This practicum set up a classroom-based model for peer mediation in grades 3 and 4. During the project's implementation, the school psychologist delivered, individually to each of 6 different third and fourth-grade classrooms, 8 weeks of classroom instruction on conflict resolution. When all 6 classes were familiar with conflict resolution…

Aitken, Claudia Jean

377

Learning To Read: Lessons from Exemplary First-Grade Classrooms. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.  

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An important goal in every first-grade classroom is to get children reading--but how? This book examines current research on first-grade literacy instruction and shows how it translates into what good teachers really do in the classroom. The book's authors, premier early literacy scholars and educators, describe several studies of effective…

Pressley, Michael; Allington, Richard L.; Wharton-McDonald, Ruth; Block, Cathy Collins; Morrow, Lesley Mandel

378

United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Bureau, United S.

379

ACADEMIC COURSES SUBSTITUTION COURSES Subject # Course Title CR Grade Subject # Course Title CR Grade  

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304 Children's Literature 3 HDCF 356 Exceptional Children (0-21) 3 Professional Preparation Courses: Teaching Elementary Math EDEL 305: Prin & Prac of Emergent Literature ENGL 405: Teaching Lit to Established

Dyer, Bill

380

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

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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

381

Teaching Mathematics Graduate Students to Teach: An International Perspective  

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Teaching Mathematics Graduate Students to Teach: An International Perspective Solomon Friedberg-quality teaching of mathematics at the university level is important to every coun- try. Almost all of the best teach the students who will themselves become the next generation of pre-collegiate math teachers

Friedberg, Solomon

382

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goldberger, Susan

2008-01-01

383

Teaching Materials  

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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

384

Please note: courses specifically listed here are required for the degree, but need not necessarily be taken during the term listed. Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade  

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be taken during the term listed. Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade University Seminar 3 _____________ _____________ Credits 15 15 Sophmore Year Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade MATH 221 3 _____________ _____________ MATH 273 4 _____________ _____________ Credits 15 14 Junior Year Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade MATH 333 3 _____________ _____________ MATH 381 3

Dyer, Bill

385

Math for Love  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Finkle, Dan; Cook, Kathleen

2013-01-01

386

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

387

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

388

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

389

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ferrare, Joseph J.; Hora, Matthew T.

2014-01-01

390

A Study Comparing the Traditional Approach Versus an Experimental Approach to Teaching Remedial Math in the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To assess the effects of traditional and experimental approaches to a remedial mathematics course at Pasadena City College, data was collected on a control and experimental class of the course. The control class was taught by a teacher who was assigned the class in order to complete his teaching load; this class was taught in the traditional…

Muha, Joseph G.

391

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

392

**Phys 1408 **Math 1452  

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

Gelfond, Michael

393

MATH OLYMPIAD 2010 1012 grades  

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by exactly one team. 4. Three cars participated in the car race: a Ford [F], a Toyota [T], and a Honda [H]. They began the race with F first, then T, and H last. During the race, F was passed a total of 3 times, T was passed 5 times, and H was passed 8 times. In what order did the cars finish? Solution: Let Tp

394

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

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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

395

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

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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

396

Developing Mathematical Thinking and Self-Regulated Learning: A Teaching Experiment in a Seventh-Grade Mathematics Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mathematics educators have found sociocultural models of teaching and learning to be powerful in their ability to describe and support the pursuit of instruction based on recent standards documents (e.g., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 1989, 2000). These models of instruction, however, have been criticized for their lack of…

Pape, S. J.; Bell, C. V.; Yetkin, IE.

2003-01-01

397

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

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

Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L.

2012-01-01

398

China: Lesson Plans for a Secondary Level Unit. To Accompany China: A Teaching Workbook, Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These 33 lesson plans were designed to accompany "Contemporary China: A Teaching Workbook," a collection of class activities, primary source selections, student readings, and role-play exercises. The lesson plans are based primarily on materials in the "Workbook," although materials from other sources also are recommended. Some of the 33 lessons…

Keyser, Catherine H., Ed.; Martin, Roberta, Ed.

399

A Comparative Study of Two Methods for Teaching Electricity and Magnetism with Fifth and Sixth Grade Children.  

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This study was designed to determine whether fifth and sixth grade children retain both the factual materials and applications of the factual materials better when a unit in electricity and magnetism is taught by the inductive method or when the unit is taught by the lecture-demonstration technique. The sample consisted of 346 pupils of fifth and…

Brudzynski, Alfred John

400

Writing Instruction or Destruction: Lessons To Be Learned from Fourth-Grade Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Writing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined fourth grade teachers' self-assessments of their perceptions about writing development and writing instruction. Teacher surveys indicated that teachers revealed a wide range of statements about writing instruction with fluctuating perspectives about how writing develops. There was evidence that the state curriculum and writing test…

Brindley, Roger; Schneider, Jenifer Jasinski

2002-01-01

401

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

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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.

402

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

403

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

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

Zeman, Anne; Kelly, Kate

404

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

405

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

406

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-01-01

407

First Grade Pre-Screening  

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The First Grade Pre-Screening is designed to be used at the start of the first grade school year so that teachers can obtain information about their incoming students. This information is intended to give teachers insight about what math and reading skills a student may or may not have at the beginning of the year. The information can aid teachers…

Center for Innovation in Assessment (NJ1), 2013

2013-01-01

408

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

409

Medication Math  

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

Joey

2008-10-16

410

Developing Mathematical Thinking and Self-Regulated Learning: A Teaching Experiment in a Seventh-Grade Mathematics Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mathematics educators have found sociocultural models of teaching and learning to be powerful in their ability to describe\\u000a and support the pursuit of instruction based on recent standards documents (e.g., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics\\u000a [NCTM], 1989,2000). These models of instruction,however, have been criticized for their lack of explicitness. Detailed descriptions\\u000a of cognitive processes within self-regulated learning (SRL) and

S. J. Pape; C. V. Bell; ?. E. Yetkin

2003-01-01

411

Learning and Teaching about Matter in Grades K-8: When Should the Atomic-Molecular Theory Be Introduced?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The atomic-molecular theory is one of the most important scientific theories and yet, currentK-1 2science teaching is typically not effective in helping students understandand accept it. Rather, the majority of students have many fundamental misconceptions about atoms and molecules, and fail to understand the central tenets of the theory, as well as its explanatory power. In this chapter, weplace

Marianne Wiser; Carol L. Smith

412

MATHEMATICS TEACHING MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Catalog years 2011-2013)  

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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

413

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

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

415

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

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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

416

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  

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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

417

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

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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

418

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

419

Accelerated Math[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

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"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

420

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

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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  

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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

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Masoud Gholamali Lavasani; Elahe Hejazi; Javad Yazdani Varzaneh

2011-01-01

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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

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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

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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

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Teaching with Children's Books: The "Wow" Factor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

No classroom teacher needs convincing of the benefits of using children's picture books in his or her math program. As Marilyn Burns, the creator and founder of Math Solutions Professional Development, and the author of "The Greedy Triangle" (Scholastic, 1996), says, "Evidence shows that teaching math through children's books motivates children to…

Von Drasek, Lisa

2006-01-01

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Upper Grades Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes computer-oriented teaching activities for the upper grades. They focus on the use of databases in history classes, checking taxes, examining aspects of the joystick button on Atari microcomputers, printing control using Logo, and a Logo program that draws whirling squares. All activities can be adapted for lower grades. (JN)

Classroom Computer Learning, 1985

1985-01-01

428

Classroom: Efficient Grading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

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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

430

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

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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

432

Silent Signals in the Math Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

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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.

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Brief Report: Gum Chewing Affects Standardized Math Scores in Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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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

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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

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MATH 161 Course Outline Section A03, Fall 2009  

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inflation or deflation. A detailed explanation of how this policy is implemented is available at http://www.math.uvic.ca/undergrad/grading% Final Examination To be announced 60% #12;The usual conversion of course percentage to letter grade is: Letter Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C D Lower Bound 90% 85% 80% 75% 70% 65% 60% 55% 50% Departmental Grading

Sart, Remi

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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.

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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.

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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

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Core Problems: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists in Key Academic Courses and High-Poverty Schools  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In Americaâs secondary schools, low-income students and students of color are about twice as likely as other students to be enrolled in core academic classes taught by out-of-field teachers, according to a report released by The Education Trust. While out-of-field teaching is particularly acute in mathematics and in high-poverty and high-minority schools, the problem is pervasive. Nationwide, more than 17 percent of all core academic courses (English, math, social studies, and science) in grades 7-12 are taught by an out-of-field teacher. In the middle grades alone, the rate jumps to 40 percent.

Ingersoll, Richard

2008-12-03

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Math-gender stereotypes in elementary school children.  

PubMed

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

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

2011-01-01

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Math Activity Themes: Pumpkin Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kawas, Terry

2010-01-01

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The Alignment of the easyCBM Grades 6-8 Math Measures to the Common Core Standards. Technical Report #1230  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within a response to intervention system of teaching and learning, important instructional decision-making (e.g., implementation of targeted intervention) is regularly tied to the results of formative assessments administered to students throughout the academic year. The validity of these instructional decisions depends to an extent on the…

Irvin, P. Shawn; Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

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The Alignment of the easyCBM Grades 3-5 Math Measures to the Common Core Standards. Technical Report #1229  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within a response to intervention system of teaching and learning, important instructional decision-making (e.g., implementation of targeted intervention) is regularly tied to the results of formative assessments administered to students throughout the academic year. The validity of these instructional decisions depends to an extent on the…

Park, Bitnara Jasmine; Irvin, P. Shawn; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

2012-01-01

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Please note: courses specifically listed here are required for the degree, but need not necessarily be taken during the term listed. Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade  

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be taken during the term listed. Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade University Seminar 3 _____________ _____________ Credits 15 15 Sophmore Year Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade MATH 221 3 _____________ _____________ MATH 273 4 _____________ _____________ Credits 15 15 _____________ _____________ Junior Year Fall Spring Sem/Yr Grade MATH 381 3

Dyer, Bill

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Mobile math: math educators and students engage in mobile learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Teresa Franklin; Li-Wei Peng

2008-01-01

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Financial Education in the Math Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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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

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Comparing Fourth-Grade Math and Reading Achievement of Children Who Did and Did Not Participate in Florida's Statewide Prekindergarten Early Intervention Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the effects of participating in Florida's Prekindergarten Early Intervention Program (PKEI) on fourth grade mathematics and reading standardized norm-referenced test scores and the incidence of retention. PKEI serves mostly 4-year-old children from families whose income falls below the federal poverty level. Study subjects were…

Roth, Jeffrey; Carter, Randy; Ariet, Mario; Resnick, Michael B.; Crans, Gerald

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Road...Maps. Curriculum Activities Guide. Migrant Students Grades K-6. Infused Career Education Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum activities guide presents a series of instructional plans for practicing teachers who desire to infuse career education into curricular areas, grades K through 6. Introductory materials discuss the guide's purpose and the instructional thrust of Project MECCA (Migrant Education Counseling and Career Awareness). They also provide…

Vineland School District, NJ.

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Road...Maps. Curriculum Activities Guide. Migrant Students Grades 7-12 Infused Career Education Plans in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum activities guide presents a series of instructional plans for practicing teachers who desire to infuse career education into curricular areas, grades 7 through 12. Introductory materials discuss the guide's purpose and instructional thrust of Project MECCA (Migrant Education Counseling and Career Awareness). They also provide…

Vineland School District, NJ.

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Grading Teachers' Grading Policies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes guidelines for principals attempting to evaluate teachers' grading policies. Principals should understand teachers' perspectives, ask for copies of their grading policies, be wary of traits (like "effort") not measuring achievement, consider grading information quality, think about homework's role, expect teachers to use numbers and…

Friedman, Stephen J.

1998-01-01

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SAMPLE PROGRAM (First Math Course MATH 198)  

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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.

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The influence of science standards on fourth and fifth-grade teachers' preparedness to teach standards-based science in a large urban school district located in central California  

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The purpose of this study was to examine science teaching in a representative sample of the population of fourth and fifth grade teachers in the largest urban school district in Central California. The study attempted to determine what influence science standards have had on their preparedness to practice standards-based science teaching and implement the intended science curriculum. This study consisted of an analysis of historical data collected by the school district, and was designed to investigate and identify the relationship between pre-service preparation, content preparation, pedagogical preparation, in-service professional development and a teacher's practice and classroom cultures, as affected by the emphasis on science content standards. A representative sample of Teacher Questionnaires (58.5%) were analyzed for the impact of science standards on teachers and their teaching reported by the extent of teacher involvement in professional development activities, their attitudes about teaching science, opinions about teacher efficacy, and their content and pedagogical preparation. Specific analyses of the data included descriptive statistics, correlations, chi-square, frequency distributions, percentage of responses, and t-tests. Findings revealed that although the sample considered themselves "somewhat" to "fairly well" prepared to teach science, less than an hour once per week is devoted to science instruction in grades four and five classrooms. One out of every five classrooms received no science instruction at all. The findings also revealed teachers who took science coursework as part of their teacher preparation program also tend to take more science coursework after completing their credential program. The study sample had limited to no experience with teacher professional development in science within the last academic year, and in general reported being more prepared pedagogically than with science content. Overall, the data revealed that teachers with high content and pedagogical preparedness were more likely to accept the instructional reform strategies supportive of standards-based science teaching. The findings also support the importance of content knowledge and pedagogical strategies as characteristics of highly effective science teachers.

Valadez, Jerry David

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Are immigrants and girls graded worse? Results of a matching approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using Progress in International Reading Literacy Study 2001 and Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 data for Germany, this paper examines whether second-generation immigrants and girls are graded worse in math than comparable natives and boys, respectively. Once all grading-relevant characteristics, namely math skills and oral participation, are accounted for, pupils should obtain same school grades. Results of a matching

David Kiss

2011-01-01

457

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

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

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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

459

Teaching Tennis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Breag, Daniel

2005-01-01

460

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

461

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

462

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

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The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to examine the relationship between teachers? beliefs and cultural awareness of students of color, and teacher ethnicity, level of teaching certification, years of teaching experience...

Nunley, Vonda Roychelle

2011-10-21

463

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

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COMPARING TRADITIONAL MATH INSTRUCTION TO ONLINE INSTRUCTION: PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE KANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STANDARDS  

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assessments have not helped prepare students. Differentiated instruction may be necessary to help learners achieve greater gains in math. This study focused on two fifth grade classrooms. Students in the control class received traditional math instruction...

Argubright, Matthew Thomas

2014-05-31

465

AEIN Math Mini Network 20072008 An Ongoing Dialogue of Mathematics Education  

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Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (Facts & Teaching Strategies) �Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices �Empowering Beginning Math Teachers �Reading Levels of SBA �Reading in the Content Area �SBA Test Preparation

Pantaleone, Jim

466

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

467

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

468

Math Wars.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four decades ago following Russia's Sputnik satellite launching, the nation embraced "new" math as part of its commitment not to fall behind its global neighbors. Issues addressed in "new-new" math include equal access to challenging learning, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communications, multiple ways to solve problems, and the influence…

Abreu, Julio

2000-01-01

469

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

470

Math & Stats Learning Centre Math Counselling  

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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.

471

An Audiotaped Program for Reduction of High School Students' Math Anxiety.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed and tested an audiotaped program for the reduction of math anxiety of (n=20) 9th- and 10th-grade college-bound math students. Those who participated in the treatment had significant reductions in levels of math anxiety. (Author/MKR)

Zyl, Tony Vander; Lohr, James W.

1994-01-01

472

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

473

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

474

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

475

Math and Science Motivation: A Longitudinal Examination of the Links Between Choices and Beliefs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses the longitudinal associations between youths' out-of-school activities, expectancies-values, and high school course enrollment in the domains of math and science. Data were collected on 227 youth who reported on their activity participation in 5th grade, expectancies-values in 6th and 10th grade, and courses taken throughout high school. Math and science course grades at 5th and 10th grade

Sandra D. Simpkins; Pamela E. Davis-Kean; Jacquelynne S. Eccles

2006-01-01

476

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

477

Purpose-Driven Grading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Allowing students to improve their grade by revising their written work may help students learn to revise, but it gives them no incentive to turn in quality work from the start. This article proposes a way to invert the process, thereby teaching students how to revise, while enforcing a more disciplined approach to good writing. (Contains 3…

Carlson, Jane A. K.; Kimpton, Ann

2010-01-01

478

Early Grades Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Classroom Computer Learning, 1984

1984-01-01

479

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.

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Upper Grades Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a collection of teaching activities suitable for students in the upper grades. These activities focus on practical programming projects, use of word processors for learning a foreign language, an Atari program for making a starburst, and a program (with deliberate errors) to determine the thickness of folded paper. (JN)

Classroom Computer Learning, 1985

1985-01-01

481

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

482

Everybody is Somebody. Grade 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Feeley, Dorothy M.

483

Learning-Centered Grading Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research on grading practice over two decades is clear: grading practices are firmly held beliefs that are near and dear to the teaching professional. At a time when government, business and industry, and the general public are calling for an accountability of student knowledge and abilities, classroom assessment practices could be…

Campbell, Conni

2012-01-01

484

Hudson River Canyon GRADE LEVEL  

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1 FOCUS Hudson River Canyon GRADE LEVEL 7-8 FOCUS QUESTION What are the effects of long activities at the DWD-106 mile site in the Hudson River Canyon. ADAPTATIONS FOR DEAF STUDENTS Teaching time in the Dumps #12;2 Deep East 2001 ­ Grades 7-8 Focus: Hudson River Canyon oceanexplorer.noaa.gov sites

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Attard, Catherine

2011-09-01

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

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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

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Teaching between Desks  

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Watch one of the Japan videos from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)--more specifically, mathematics video 3 on solving inequalities1--and you'll see that after giving his students a word problem to solve, the 8th grade math teacher strolls among the students' desks for almost 15 minutes, leaning over to…

Ermeling, Bradley A.; Graff-Ermeling, Genevieve

2014-01-01

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

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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

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Math in Action. Number-Sense Fun: Solving Riddles, Making Change.  

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Presents two activities for teaching elementary level mathematics by immersing students in worthwhile literature (the Hello Math Reader series) while introducing them to real-life mathematics. The primary level activity teaches students to use number relationships to solve math riddles. The intermediate level activity has students explore…

Bresser, Rusty; Sheffield, Stephanie; Burns, Marilyn, Ed.

1997-01-01

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Technology in Mathematics: Issues in Educating Teacher Candidates for Rural Math Classrooms  

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This paper examines the reality of teaching math in the rural southeast. Rural districts have low student expenditures and high transportation costs, due in part to the limited tax-base available. This leaves limited funds for technology. Universities prepare preservice teachers to teach math using the latest technology, however, many of these…

Franz, Dana Pomykal; Hopper, Peggy F.

2007-01-01

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Math DL: Loci  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-01-01

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Downtown Math and Language: Levels 1-6.  

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Developed by the Small Schools Career Education Development Project, the guide, divided into 6 units, provides 279 activities for math and language instruction in grades 1-6. Units are titled: Bank, Grocery Store, Hardware Store, Pandora's Box, Restaurant, and Streets, Bikes, and Highways. Both math and language activities are provided for each…

Kizer, Pat; And Others

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

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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

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Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals and Maths Performance: Gender Differences  

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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

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Accelerated Math[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

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"Accelerated Math"[TM], published by Renaissance Learning, is a software tool used to customize assignments and monitor progress in mathematics for students in grades 1-12. "Accelerated Math"[TM] creates individualized assignments that align with state standards and national guidelines, scores student work, and generates formative feedback through…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

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The Effect of Cooperative Groups on Math Anxiety  

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Research indicates that many students have difficulty with mathematics, which can be attributed to many factors including math anxiety. Students who experience math anxiety have poor attitudes towards mathematics and perform below grade level based on class and statewide assessments. The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to…

Batton, Melissa

2010-01-01

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Math-Time Capital Matters: A Cross-Country Analysis.  

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Computed and compared the accumulation rate of math-time capital through eighth grade in a sample of countries including Japan and the United States. The 1982 IEA exam administered to 13-year olds shows a U.S. score substantially below Japan (the highest math-time country). The United States could lengthen the school year by three weeks and…

Lewis, Kenneth A.; Seidman, Laurence S.

1994-01-01

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enVisionMATH. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

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"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

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

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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

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VIDEOSONIC AUTO-INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM FOR TEACHING MOLECULAR THEORY IN THE LOWER ELEMENTARY GRADES--AN INTERIM REPORT OF PROGRESS AND PRELIMINARY FINDINGS.  

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A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR FIRST-GRADE PUPILS WAS DESCRIBED. OBJECTIVES WERE TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH FIRST-GRADE CHILDREN COULD LEARN ABSTRACT CONCEPTS OF MOLECULAR THEORY AND USE THEM TO EXPLAIN EVAPORATION AND CONDENSATION, AND TO DISCOVER THE EFFICACY OF THE AUTOINSTRUCTIONAL…

DEISLER, EVAN R.; MCNEIL, JOHN D.