Sample records for teaching math grades

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

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    Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Islas, Dana

    2011-01-01

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

  4. Teaching College Math

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  6. Teaching Math Is All Write

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    Staal, Nancy; Wells, Pamela J.

    2011-01-01

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

  7. My Math Grade (percents)

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    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Tips for Teaching Math to Elementary Students

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    Scarpello, Gary

    2010-01-01

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

  10. K-5 Math Teaching Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

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

  11. More than Numbers: Teaching ELLs Mathematical Language in Primary Grades

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    Sistla, Michelle; Feng, Jay

    2014-01-01

    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…

  12. First grade math skills set foundation for later math ability

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    2013-02-27

    This article describes several core number concepts and emphasizes the importance of developing number sense in early grades to set a foundation for future math abilities. A long-term study funded by the National Institute of Health found that failure to acquire basic number system knowledge in first grade significantly impaired a child's ability to develop functional numeracy by 7th grade.

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

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    Actuarial Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Caldwell, Janet E.

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

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Applying Psychology to the Teaching of Basic Math: A Case Study.

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    Jones, W. George

    2001-01-01

    Describes a teaching method that employs a variety of techniques--including psychology--to reduce math anxiety in basic skills math classes. States that when these types of efforts were made to reduce math anxiety, students received more satisfactory grades and fewer repeats and unsatisfactories. (NB)

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

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    Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.

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

  19. Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson

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    2011-01-01

    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).

  20. 4th Grade Math Fun!

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    Ms. McAtee

    2012-11-02

    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 ...

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

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

    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

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

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    Brian A. Bottge

    2004-01-01

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

  3. Teaching Math K-2 Session 3 Problem Solving

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    WGBH Boston

    2002-01-01

    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.

  4. How To Teach Using the Math Arrow

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    Todd Buchholz

    2013-01-01

    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.

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

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    Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Lewis, Lawanna M.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Liu, Yuliang

    2013-01-01

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

  8. Teaching College Math Technology Blog

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    Andersen, Maria H.

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Fede, Jessica L.

    2010-01-01

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

  11. Teaching Inuktitut to Grade 2. Interim Edition.

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    Rose, Liz Apak; McDairmid, Jim

    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…

  12. Teaching Strategies for Middle School Math

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    Terese Herrera

    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.

  13. Work in progress - applying research experience of 7th grade science and math teachers in traffic analysis into update of classroom teaching

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    Suzanne W. Soled; Heng Wei; Patty McNerney; Veronica Dean-Mann

    2007-01-01

    The paper presents a work in progress of national science foundation (NSF) funded research which is to facilitate the professional development of science and mathematics teachers through cutting edge research. The project addresses a real traffic problem by the participating teachers in a math or science classroom and develops a lesson for students to conduct an impact analysis of traffic

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

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

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

  15. Reworking the Workshop: Math and Science Reform in the Primary Grades.

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    Heuser, Daniel

    This book offers a plan to improve how students construct math and science understanding. Underpinning this book are three important ideas based on research and classroom experience: (1) some ways of teaching help students understand math and science better; (2) good math and science teaching resembles good literacy teaching; and (3) math and…

  16. Perceptions of Preparedness of LBS I Teachers in the State of Illinois and Graduates of Illinois State University's LBS I Program to Collaborate in Teaching Grade 7-12 Math, Science, and Social Science

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    Caldwell, Janet E.

    2011-01-01

    The expectations for no child to be left behind are leading to increased emphasis on teaching math, science, and social science effectively to students with disabilities. This study utilized information collected from online surveys to examine how current LBS I teachers and individuals graduating from the Illinois State University teacher…

  17. Teaching Literacy in Second Grade

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    Paratore, Jeanne R.; McCormack, Rachel L.

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Rimbey, Kimberly

    2007-01-01

    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…

  19. Grading: A Powerful Teaching Tool.

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    Kleinman, Isobel

    1997-01-01

    This paper describes how one secondary physical education teacher graded her students according to individual levels of accomplishment and minimum performance standards. The plan motivated her students to participate in and enjoy physical activities and to respect physicality, the learning process, and each other. (SM)

  20. Teaching Music, Grades 5, 6.

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

    This curriculum guide has been prepared for use by both the music specialist and the classroom teacher in New York City. It outlines areas of musical subject matter appropriate for students in grades five and six. The materials are presented in six sections. "Rhythmic Experiences" introduces students to a variety of meters and rhythms through…

  1. Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades 3-5.

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

    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…

  2. A Guide for Teaching Ninth Grade English.

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    Tokars, Lester E.

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

  3. Project TIMS (Teaching Integrated Math/Science)

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    Edwards, Leo, Jr.

    1993-01-01

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

  4. MathActive Lessons for Grades K-2

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    2011-01-01

    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.

  5. MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6

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    2011-01-01

    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.

  6. Does Learning-Centered Teaching Promote Grade Improvement?

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    Mostrom, Alison M.; Blumberg, Phyllis

    2012-01-01

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

  7. 3 Lessons by Marilyn Burns: Using Storybooks to Teach Math

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2005-01-01

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

  8. Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Math

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    Westphal, Laurie E.

    2007-01-01

    "Differentiating Instruction With Menus Grades 3-5" offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. Addressing the four main subject areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies) and the major concepts taught within these areas, these books provide a number of different types of…

  9. J. Math. Kyoto Univ. (JMKYAZ) Equivalence of Graded Module Braids

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    Arai, Zin

    J. Math. Kyoto Univ. (JMKYAZ) (), Equivalence of Graded Module Braids and Interlocking Sequences interlocking sequences are shown to be equivalent. As an appli- cation of this equivalence, we show cohomological Conley index. On the other hand, interlocking sequences also has been used to study the modules

  10. College Students' Evaluations of Teaching and Grade Inflation.

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    Eiszler, Charles F.

    2002-01-01

    Examined whether the use of student evaluations of teaching effectiveness has been a contributing factor to a trend of grade inflation in a mid-sized, public university in the Midwest. Found a predictive relationship between student ratings of teaching and expected grades and an encouragement over time of grade inflation. (EV)

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

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

    2004-01-01

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

  12. MathActive Lessons for Grades 3-4

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    2011-01-01

    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.

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

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    Siena, Maggie

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Green, Nora D.

    2009-01-01

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Stanford, Kyle

    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

  17. Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

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    Ken Ellis

    2005-10-08

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

  18. MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES ENGLISH CONCENTRATION

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING MIDDLE GRADES ENGLISH CONCENTRATION PROGRAM OF STUDY Page 1 of 2 Name story, poetry, etc.) (1 course) Semester Grade Course # REQUIRED GRADUATE ENGLISH COURSES (12 SEMESTER HOURS) *COURSE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE* College of Charleston The Citadel EDMG 657 Teaching Writing

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

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    Marion, Carol

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

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

  1. Slates, Sliderules, and Software: Teaching Math in America

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    Sponsored by the National Museum of American History, Teaching Math in America examines the evolution of math technology from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth century. Divided into four sections, the site begins with the Early Republic, which explores the years between 1800 to 1860 when American children were using slates to write down their work. The second section, The World Stage, explores the late nineteenth century with the invention of geometric planes and modes, while the third section, The Cold War, explores the 1950s and 1960s with the invention of the blackboard protractor. The final section, The Information Age, brings viewers to the end of the twentieth century with the use of graphing calculators that could plot functions and manipulate symbols. Also included on this site is a Web resource section for math teachers that provide links to other math sites dealing with polyhedra and manipulatives, teaching tools and resources, and math history and education. In all, an enriching site for mathematicians and those interested in the history of math technology.

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

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    Quagliana, David F.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005

    2005-01-01

    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.

  4. Teaching Critical Literacy Principles to Math and Science Educators

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    Jacqueline Darvin

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses the attitudes of math and science educators toward incorporating literacy activities into their teaching and offers suggestions for ways that teacher educators can encourage the integration of critical literacy principles into their lesson and unit planning. Emphases placed on textbooks, correct answers, multiple choice or other short answer forms of assessment, and an overall prioritizing of “covering

  5. Teaching Critical Literacy Principles to Math and Science Educators

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    Darvin, Jacqueline

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses the attitudes of math and science educators toward incorporating literacy activities into their teaching and offers suggestions for ways that teacher educators can encourage the integration of critical literacy principles into their lesson and unit planning. Emphases placed on textbooks, correct answers, multiple choice or…

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

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    Teaching Pre K-8, 2006

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

    2000-01-01

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

  8. 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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    Maultsby-Springer, Barbara Michelle

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. Computer technology for research on math major practice teaching in engineering colleges

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    Liu Fengchun; Zhang Chunying; Wang Jing

    2009-01-01

    Based on the cultivating aim of overall application students of math & physics, aiming the weak practice teaching of the math major, through exploring and practicing many years, a new way that constructing the platform of undergraduate technology innovation activity for enhancing the math major practice teaching in engineering colleges is summarized. Many aspects that content design, activity plan, system

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

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    either (1) combines time spent grading with lesson planning (Drago et al., 1999; Stoddard & Kuhn, 2008Can the Internet grade math? Crowdsourcing a complex scoring task and picking the optimal crowd math questions. A secondary contribution of the paper is the development of a novel subsampling

  11. The Unintended Consequences of Grading Teaching

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    Smith, Holly

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Bowers, Philip L.

    Math / FSU-Teach Department of Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences Florida State University mathematics. For those interested in teaching mathematics, FSU-Teach is an innovative approach to teacher and the knowledge, skill, and experience needed to be an effective science or math teacher. The program will pay

  13. It Does Matter How We Teach Math

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    Rodrigues, Kathleen J.

    2012-01-01

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

  14. A Different Angle for Teaching Math

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    Bellamy, John S.; Mativo, John M.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    McLaughlin, Maureen; Allen, Mary Beth

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

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

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    Huang, Rongjin; Kulm, Gerald

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Teaching Gifted Children Art in Grades One Through Three.

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    Luca, Mark C.; Allen, Bonnie

    The handbook for teaching gifted children art in grades 1-3 provides guidelines for curriculum development and teaching suggestions. Among topics considered in an overview of the art program are past and present art, the use of environmental design, pupil involvement in art, and identification and selection of gifted children. The art curriculum…

  18. Effective Teaching and Student Independence at Grade 12.

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    Ayres, Paul; Sawyer, Wayne; Dinham, Steve

    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…

  19. Focus in Grade 8: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points

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    Schielack, Jane

    2010-01-01

    This book describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each grade 8 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 understanding, stimulate productive discussions about…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  1. Detailed Teaching Dossier P. Christopher Staecker

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    Staecker, P. Christopher

    -long lessons, 4 times daily. Planned lessons, assigned and graded homework, wrote and graded tests. Teaching indicated. For links to recent course webpages, visit: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~staecker/teaching.html Teaching Assistant Summer 2004 Math 110A, Abstract Algebra Duties: Hour-long discussion session, twice per

  2. 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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    Givental, Alexander

    Math", a program for grades 1-6, as well as its companion math program for Kindergarten, were imported and pride with which kids could often learn new lessons from Singapore books without any adult's supervision

  3. Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.

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

    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…

  4. Co-Teaching vs. Solo Teaching: Comparative Effects on Fifth Graders' Math Achievement

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    Witcher, Melissa; Feng, Jay

    2010-01-01

    Current educational reform in K-12 schools in this nation is much driven by the No Child Left Behind Act. One central goal of NCLB is to "bring all students (including special education children) up to grade level in reading and math, to close the achievement gap and to hold schools accountable for results"(ed.gov). Varied innovative efforts are…

  5. Teaching Math Online: Current Practices in Turkey

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    Akdemir, Omur

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Hemphill, David C.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2002-01-01

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

  8. The Effects of Personalized Practice Software on Learning Math Standards in the Third through Fifth Grades

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    Gomez, Angela Nicole

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of "MathFacts in a Flash" software in helping students learn math standards. In each of their classes, the third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade students in a small private Roman Catholic school from the Pacific Northwest were randomly assigned either to a control group that used…

  9. Academic Excellence in Action: A Case Study of Effective Instructional Methodologies of Middle Grades Math Teachers

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    Hutchison, Nancy Carol

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this case study was to analyze highly effective math teachers in a middle school in Tennessee and describe the methodologies utilized in their middle grades classrooms. This case study was an instrumental single case study within a bounded system. Effective math teachers employ certain methodologies consistently in their classrooms…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    Science and Math Education Master Teachers UC Irvine California Teach Science and Mathematics preparation program for aspiring middle school and high school math and science teachers. Several hallmarks of the program are: a) participating students earn a bachelor's degree in a math or science discipline and earn

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

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    Oyet, Alwell

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

  13. Teaching Literacy in Sixth Grade. Tools for Teaching Literacy Series

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    Wood, Karen; Mraz, Maryann

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    The Food, Math, and Science Teaching Enhancement Resource (FoodMASTER) Initiative is a compilation of programs aimed at using food as a tool to teach mathematics and science. In 2007–2008, a foods curriculum developed by professionals in nutrition and education was implemented in 10 3rd-grade classrooms in Appalachian Ohio; teachers in these classrooms implemented 45 hands-on foods activities that covered 10 food topics. Subjects included measurement; food safety; vegetables; fruits; milk and cheese; meat, poultry, and fish; eggs; fats; grains; and meal management. Students in four other classrooms served as the control group. Mainstream 3rd-grade students were targeted because of their receptiveness to the subject matter, science standards for upper elementary grades, and testing that the students would undergo in 4th grade. Teachers and students alike reported that the hands-on FoodMASTER curriculum experience was worthwhile and enjoyable. Our initial classroom observation indicated that the majority of students, girls and boys included, were very excited about the activities, became increasingly interested in the subject matter of food, and were able to conduct scientific observations. PMID:20975982

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

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    Willis, Judy

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  17. College Students' Evaluations of Teaching and Grade Inflation

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    Charles F. Eiszler

    2002-01-01

    This study investigated the question: Has the use of student evaluations of teaching effectiveness been a contributing factor to a trend of grade inflation in a mid-sized, public university in the upper midwest? Aggregating the data for 983,491 student evaluations of more than 37,000 course sections, this study examined the trends in the percentage of students expecting the grades of

  18. The Effect of Teaching Sixth Graders with Learning Difficulties a Strategy for Solving Verbal Math Problems

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    Smith, Elaine M.; Alley, Gordon R.

    1981-04-01

    particular problems were chosen for the study. Math deficiencies were determined based on teacher recommendation and PlAT or~ Math scores of two years below grade level in math skills. The students had low-average to average IQ as measured by the WISC... difficulties. Insert Table 1 about here 3 Table 1 Subjects Student Sex CA Grade IQ* Math Grade Level vs PS FS Achievement I M 12 6.7 low low 3.2 (PlAT) ave. ave. ave. I I F 12 6.7 low below 4. 3 (~ ~·1ath) ave. ave . ave. I I I M 12 6. 7 low high 4...

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

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    Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

    2012-09-07

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

  20. An Analysis of Math Congress in an Eighth Grade Classroom

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    Kotsopoulos, Donna; Lee, Joanne

    2012-01-01

    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…

  1. Teaching Human Rights: Grades 7 through Adult.

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    Shiman, David A.

    This curriculum resource on human rights is rooted in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to help students understand the issues involved. Using the rights categories suggested by the Universal Declaration, this book offers new ways of teaching about familiar themes. The book contains activities to encourage students…

  2. Retired Chemists Teach Grade School Science.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1986

    1986-01-01

    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)

  3. Minimum Teaching Essentials: Grades K-2.

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

    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)…

  4. Teaching Vocabulary and Morphology in Intermediate Grades

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Sammut-Tovar, Dorothy

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

  6. TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.

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    KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

    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…

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

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    Dyer, Bill

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

  8. Teaching Economics through Children's Literature in the Primary Grades

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    Rodgers, Yana V.; Hawthorne, Shelby; Wheeler, Ronald C.

    2007-01-01

    Primary-grade students can gain exposure to a wide range of economic concepts in state standards if teachers use reading strategies that embrace children's literature with economic content. This approach allows teachers to teach their students reading strategies and economics simultaneously. Almost all states have content standards in economics,…

  9. Teaching Gifted Students Literature in Grades Seven through Nine.

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    Covey, Barbara L.

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

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

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

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

  11. Strategies for Teaching Fractions. Kindergarten through Grade 5.

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    Schielack, Janie

    This publication presents teaching strategies to develop understanding of fractions as sensible numbers. Written for the mathematics teacher in grades K-5, it gives suggestions for teacher-led discussions and structured exploratory activities. The activities are conducted with manipulative materials that emphasize the important characteristics and…

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

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    Cleary, Timothy J.; Chen, Peggy P.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  13. Are you a Qualified Teacher of Maths looking for a teaching post in North West London, UK?

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    Are you a Qualified Teacher of Maths looking for a teaching post in North West London, UK? You will have experience or be able to teach Maths to KS5. The school is based in North West London. The School today to register. Prospero Teaching, have teaching positions across, North London, West London, East

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

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    Odinix Inc.

    2014-03-31

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

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

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    Katrin Mägi; Eve Kikas

    2010-01-01

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

  16. Math Problem

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    Oguntoyinbo, Lekan

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Gordon, Michael E.; Fay, Charles H.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Cleary, Timothy J; Chen, Peggy P

    2009-10-01

    The current study examined grade level, achievement group, and math-course-type differences in student self-regulation and motivation in a sample of 880 suburban middle-school students. Analysis of variance was utilized to assess group differences in student self-regulation and motivation, and linear regression analysis was used to identify variables that best predicted students' use of regulatory strategies. A key finding was that although seventh graders exhibited a more maladaptive self-regulation and motivation profile than sixth graders, achievement groups in seventh grade (high, moderate, low) were more clearly differentiated across both self-regulation and motivation than achievement groups in sixth grade. The pattern of achievement group differences also varied across math course type, as self-regulation and motivation processes more consistently differentiated achievement groups in advanced classes than regular math courses. Finally, task interest was shown to be the primary motivational predictor of students' use of regulatory strategies during math learning. The study highlights the importance of identifying shifting student motivation and self-regulation during the early middle school years and the potential role that context may have on these processes. PMID:19712778

  19. 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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    Barbara Michelle Maultsby-Springer

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Orosco, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Julane Amen

    2006-01-01

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

  2. Study Gives Edge to 2 Math Programs

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  4. Strategy Instruction in Early Childhood Math Software: Detecting and Teaching Single-Digit Addition Strategies

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    Carpenter, Kara Kilmartin

    2013-01-01

    In early childhood mathematics, strategy-use is an important indicator of children's conceptual understanding and is a strong predictor of later math performance. Strategy instruction is common in many national curricula, yet is virtually absent from most math software. The current study describes the design of one software activity teaching

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

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    Gresens, Ay-Shin

    2011-01-01

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

  6. 5 Evidence-Based Recommendations for Teaching Math to Young Children

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

  7. PEDAGOGY THAT MAKES (NUMBER) SENSE: A CLASSROOM TEACHING EXPERIMENT AROUND MENTAL MATH

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    Ian Whitacre; Susan D. Nickerson

    2006-01-01

    We report on a classroom teaching experiment around number sensible mental math in a semester-long content course for preservice elementary teachers. We designed, implemented, and revised an instructional sequence aimed at students' development of number sense with regard to mental math. The data corpus included: a number sense test administered pre and post, interviews with 13 students pre and post,

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

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    Robert H. Evans

    1987-01-01

    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

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

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

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    O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  12. Math Academy: Can You See It in Nature? Explorations in Patterns & Functions. Book 2: Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-8

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    Rimbey, Kimberly

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

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

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    Stanley, Ashley M.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Instructional Communication Predictors of Ninth-Grade Students' Affective Learning in Math and Science

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    Mottet, Timothy P.; Garza, Ruben; Beebe, Steven A.; Houser, Marian L.; Jurrells, Summer; Furler, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine how students' perceptions of their teachers' instructional communication behaviors were related to their affective learning in math and science. A survey was used to collect perceptions from 497 ninth-grade students. The following conclusions were yielded from the data: (1) students' perceptions of their…

  16. SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math, Unit 10, Grade 3, Supplement & Ditto Packet.

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    A supplement and ditto packet for use with unit 10 of the bilingual science/math strand developed for grade three contains both visuals for classroom use and worksheets for students which may be reproduced for individual seatwork. The timetable for when these materials are to be used is given in the teacher's guide for this unit. Instructional…

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

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

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    Rojas, Raúl

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

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  20. Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois RESOURCES ABOUT GRADING AND OFFICE HOURS

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    Liberzon, Daniel

    Graw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton. (2010). Helping students get more out of office hours. http://www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/library). Learning and teaching during office hours, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, UniversityCenter for Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois RESOURCES ABOUT GRADING AND OFFICE HOURS

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

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

    2005-01-01

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

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

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

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

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    Solomon, Pearl Gold

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Flick, L.B.

    1995-12-31

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

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

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    Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

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

  7. Teaching 5th grade science for aesthetic understanding

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    Girod, Mark A.

    Many scientists speak with great zeal about the role of aesthetics and beauty in their science and inquiry. Few systematic efforts have been made to teach science in ways that appeal directly to aesthetics and this research is designed to do just that. Drawing from the aesthetic theory of Dewey, I describe an analytic lens called learning for aesthetic understanding that finds power in the degree to which our perceptions of the world are transformed, our interests and enthusiasm piqued, and our actions changed as we seek further experiences in the world. This learning theory is contrasted against two other current and popular theories of science learning, that of learning for conceptual understanding via conceptual change theory and learning for a language-oriented or discourse-based understanding. After a lengthy articulation of the pedagogical strategies used to teach for aesthetic understanding the research is described in which comparisons are drawn between students in two 5th grade classrooms---one taught for the goal of conceptual understanding and the other taught for the goal of aesthetic understanding. Results of this comparison show that more students in the treatment classroom had aesthetic experiences with science ideas and came to an aesthetic understanding when studying weather, erosion, and structure of matter than students in the control group. Also statistically significant effects are shown on measures of interest, affect, and efficacy for students in the treatment class. On measures of conceptual understanding it appears that treatment class students learned more and forgot less over time than control class students. The effect of the treatment does not generally depend on gender, ethnicity, or prior achievement except in students' identity beliefs about themselves as science learners. In this case, a significant interaction for treatment class females on science identity beliefs did occur. A discussion of these results as well as elaboration and extension of the pedagogical model used in teaching for aesthetic understanding is discussed.

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

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    Bieber, Michael

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

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

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    Bieber, Michael

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

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

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    Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Terese Herrera

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

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

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    Oregon, University of

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

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

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    KRISTIN H. MAYFIELD; TIMOTHY R. VOLLMER

    2007-01-01

    Home-based peer tutoring was used to teach math skills to 4 girls with deficits in mathematics and histories of abuse or neglect. Girls living in the same home formed tutoring dyads, and each participant served as both the peer tutor and the tutee during the course of the study. At the initiation of the tutoring intervention, an expert tutor provided

  14. The Effects of Teaching Techniques and Teacher Attitudes on Math Anxiety in Secondary Level Students.

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    White, Pamela Joy

    The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching techniques and teacher attitudes tend to reduce math anxiety in secondary-level students. The research group consisted of 48 secondary students enrolled in Algebra I at a rural school in West Virginia, with the experimental period lasting 12 weeks. The control group was instructed in the…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Shore, Debra

    1991-01-01

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

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

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    Adeeb, Patty; Bosnick, Janet; Terrell, Sue

    1998-01-01

    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)

  18. Math Forum@Drexel

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

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

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Lenat, Douglas B.; Durlach, Paula J.

    2014-01-01

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

  1. "Doing Math" in Austin

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    Raymond, Allen

    2004-01-01

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

  2. Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the

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    Wu, Hung-Hsi

    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

  3. Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the

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    Wu, Hung-Hsi

    Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the Common Core Standards H. Wu c Hung Geometry According to the Common Core Standards. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM

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

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    Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT.

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

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

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    Perez, Barbara

    2013-01-01

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

  6. Stability of computational deficits in math learning disability from second through fifth grades.

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    Chong, Suet Ling; Siegel, Linda S

    2008-01-01

    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 the second and fifth grades, children who started at grade 2 with procedural deficits showed more rapid growth in procedural skills than typically achieving (TA) children. The procedural deficits group was able to narrow the initial gap in procedural skills and catch up with their normal peers. In contrast, children who started at grade 2 with fact fluency deficits showed the same growth in fact fluency skills as TA children. The fact fluency deficits group maintained their initial gap and was not able to catch up. This pattern of results held for both the MLD and LA criteria. Fact fluency deficits are more stable in the elementary years. Further results showed that fact fluency deficits may be associated with more pervasive and persistent cognitive deficits than procedural deficits. The fact fluency group showed persistent cognitive deficits in working memory, processing speed, and phonological processing, from grades 2-5. The group with procedural deficits at grade 2 showed persistent deficits in working memory and processing speed, but closed the gap in phonological skills. In addition, only the MLD procedural deficits group showed these cognitive deficits; the LA group was no different than the typical achievers. The present results support the hypothesis that fact fluency deficits and procedural deficits are dissociable and may represent distinct subgroups of MLD. PMID:18473201

  7. Math Interactives

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    2012-03-09

    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.

  8. Shkola (School). Ukrainian as a Second Language. Grade Seven Teaching Unit.

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    Kruk, Ihor

    This seventh grade curriculum unit in Ukrainian as a second language, the first in a series, is designed as an introduction to Ukrainian in Alberta (Canada) secondary schools. An introductory section offers ideas and suggestions for classroom teaching technique, cultural instruction, and teaching method or medium. These recommendations are not…

  9. Stories and the Teaching of Language in a Grade Two ESL Class.

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    Piper, Terry

    A second grade teacher's use of storytelling to teach English language skills to both native speakers and learners of English as a second language (ESL) is described. The technique combines the concept of comprehensible input, the importance of stories and storytelling to children, and a commitment to teaching writing skills. Early in the day, all…

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

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    Morrison, Charlotte

    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.…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  13. How to Teach Math as a Social Activity

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    Chris Opitz

    2008-02-27

    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.

  14. Teaching Children How to Use Language to Solve Maths Problems

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    Neil Mercer; Claire Sams

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Abel, Brian B.

    2011-01-01

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

  16. A Unilateral Grading Contract to Improve Learning and Teaching

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    Danielewicz, Jane; Elbow, Peter

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Marina U. Bers; Merredith Portsmore

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents an innovative approach to introducing pre-service early childhood teachers to math, science and technology education. The approach involves the creation of partnerships between pre-service early childhood and engineering students to conceive, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum in the area of math, science and technology by using robotics and the engineering design process. In this paper we first

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

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    Pehkonen, Erkki

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

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

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    Rave, Kristen; Golightly, Amy F.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

    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…

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

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    Craft, Christopher B.

    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

  4. Culturally situated design tools: teaching math through culture

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    2007-12-12

    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)

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

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    Thornton, Carol A.; Toohey, Margaret A.

    1985-01-01

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

  6. Teaching maths through theme-based resources: Pedagogic style, `theme' and `maths' in lessons

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    A. Chronaki

    2000-01-01

    The design and use of curriculum resources which relate mathematics to our social and cultural reality has been valued as\\u000a encouraging meaningful learning of the subject. But, how teachers apply such resources in their pedagogic practice remains\\u000a a question worth investigating. This paper explores two maths teachers' ways of employing theme-based resources in their lessons.\\u000a Based on the theme of

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

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    Schwietert, Debra L.

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

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

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    Bieber, Michael

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

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

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

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

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    Jameson, Molly M.

    2014-01-01

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

  11. The Implementation of Effective Teaching Practices in English Classroom for Grades 8th, 9th, and 10th.

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    Al-Hilawani, Yasser A.; And Others

    This study explored teachers' behavior as related to effective teaching practices in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade English classrooms in Jordan. The study also examined some variables that could predict teachers' implementation of effective teaching practices and aimed at finding an estimate of the percentage of students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades

  12. Instant Math Storymats with Hands-on Activities for Building Essential Primary Math Skills, Grades K-2.

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    Spann, Mary Beth

    This book contains 18 reproducible Math Storymats which can be a refreshing addition to any early elementary math program. Each storymat is accompanied by two separate read-aloud story selections that guide children in using plastic disk-shaped markers to interact with the mats in specific and open-ended ways. Together the mats and the…

  13. Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades: A Personal Perspective

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    Virtue, David Charles

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of teaching is to create opportunities for students to learn, and to support and evaluate the learning process as it unfolds. Professional middle-level teachers assume multiple roles in this process. Effective teachers are apt instructors who plan and implement lessons and evaluate student learning. The best teachers set high…

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

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    Devlin-Scherer, Roberta

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

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

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

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    Jay, M. Ellen; Jay, Hilda L.

    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";…

  17. Teaching Reading: Strategies and Resources for Grades K-6

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    McCormack, Rachel L.; Pasquarelli, Susan Lee

    2009-01-01

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

  18. Collaborative Teaching in the Middle Grades: Inquiry Science

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    Becker, Helaine

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Olgan, Refika

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

  20. How Do Primary Grade Teachers Teach Handwriting? A National Survey

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

    2008-01-01

    A random sample of primary grade teachers from across the United States was surveyed about their instructional practices in handwriting. Nine out of every ten teachers indicated that they taught handwriting, averaging 70 minutes of instruction per week. Only 12% of teachers, however, indicated that the education courses taken in college adequately…

  1. Teaching Gifted Children Music in Grades One Through Six.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

    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…

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

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    Murphy, Helen M.

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

  3. Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.

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

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

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

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    Olgun, Ozlem Sila; Adali, Belgin

    2008-01-01

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

  5. Peer Teaching and Learning: Co-Constructing Language in a Dual Language First Grade

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    Angelova, Maria; Gunawardena, Delmi; Volk, Dinah

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents findings from a study of teaching and learning strategies co-constructed by peers in a Spanish/English dual language first grade classroom. Grounded in sociocultural theory and developed using ethnographic approaches to data collection and analysis, the study analyses the children's mediation of their own and each other's…

  6. Story Discussion in the Primary Grades: Balancing Authenticity and Explicit Teaching

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    McIntyre, Ellen

    2007-01-01

    Literature discussion groups have become a popular instructional alternative to traditional reading groups. Yet, literature discussion does not happen naturally in the classroom, and some teachers find it particularly difficult to implement with primary-grade students. This article explores how two teachers used a balance of explicit teaching and…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Dyer, Bill

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

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

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    Rabbidge, Michael; Lorenzutti, Nico

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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

    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…

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

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    Bolos, Nicole

    2012-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  16. Teachers Think Aloud about Picture Books for Teaching Social Studies in the Primary Grades

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    Harrington, Judith Marie

    2012-01-01

    Social studies has long been relegated to the sidelines in the elementary grades. Teachers have often used children's literature to teach social studies (e.g., Hicks, 1996; Hinde, 2005, 2009; Kent & Simpson, 2008) but there are concerns that this integration shortchanges social studies learning (e.g., Alleman & Brophy, 1993, 1994;…

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

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    DiCamillo, Lorrei; Gradwell, Jill M.

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Enger, John M.

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

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

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    Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali; Birgin, Osman

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Buldu, Mehmet; Shaban, Mohamed S.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-05-14

    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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

  3. Teachers2Teachers (Math)

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    Teacher2Teacher is published by MathForum and similar to Ask Dr. Math (See NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, February 15, 2002). The difference is, Teacher2Teacher is "a peer-mentored question-and-answer service" and intended to serve as "a resource for teachers and parents who have questions about teaching mathematics." Visitors to the website can search or browse the archived discussions by topic area or grade level, ask a question, discuss math education in the Teachers' Lounge, or look up some Frequently Asked Questions. When posting a message or question, you are asked to provide your name and email. Registration is not required, but will qualify you for a free copy of their newsletter via email. Questions are answered by Teacher2Teacher Associates. Anyone interested in becoming a Teacher2Teacher Associates can learn more about how to apply in the About T2T section.

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

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    Ulm, Barbara Jean

    2004-11-01

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

  5. Math and Reading Differences between 6-8 and K-8 Grade Span Configurations: A Multiyear, Statewide Analysis

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    Clark, David M.; Slate, John R.; Combs, Julie P.; Moore, George W.

    2013-01-01

    We analyzed the effect of grade span configurations (i.e., 6-8 versus K-8) on reading and math performance in Texas public schools for the last 5 school years. Participants in this study were 628 Texas schools (i.e., 314 middle schools and 314 K-8 schools) distributed across the 5 school years examined. Schools configured as K-8 schools were…

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

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    Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

    2005-03-01

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

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

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    Hood, Craig

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

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

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    Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

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

  9. WWC Review of the Report "A Multisite Cluster Randomized Trial of the Effects of CompassLearning 'Odyssey[R] Math' on the Math Achievement of Selected Grade 4 Students in the Mid-Atlantic Region"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The study featured in this What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) Quick Review examined whether exposure to "Odyssey[R] Math," a web-based mathematics curriculum and assessment tool, improved mathematics achievement of fourth-grade students. The study analyzed data from 2,456 fourth-grade students in 122 classrooms in 32 elementary schools in Delaware,…

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

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    Warnimont, Chad S.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    U.S. Geological Survey

    1998-01-01

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

  13. College of Natural Sciences Bachelor of Science in Computer Science University of Texas at Austin Option V: Teaching (Senior Grades)

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    follow the teaching option are exempt from this requirement when entering with two high school units Knowing & Learning in Math and Science EDC 365D Classroom Interactions EDC 365E Project BasedCollege of Natural Sciences Bachelor of Science in Computer Science University of Texas at Austin

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

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    Wiscasset Middle School, ME.

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

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

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    Mayfield, Kristin H; Vollmer, Timothy R

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

    2009-01-01

    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…

  19. Examining the Effects of Blended Learning for Ninth Grade Students Who Struggle with Math

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    Bolley, Staci

    2013-01-01

    Many students in the United States are graduating from high school without the math skills they need to be considered college ready. For many of these graduates, who find themselves starting their higher education at a community college, remedial math can become an insurmountable barrier that ends their aspirations for a degree or certificate.…

  20. The Hispanic-White Achievement Gap in Math and Reading in the Elementary Grades

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    Sean F. Reardon; Claudia Galindo

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the developmental patterns of Hispanic-White math and reading achievement gaps in elementary school, paying attention to variation in these patterns among Hispanic subgroups. Compared to non-Hispanic White students, Hispanic students enter kindergarten with much lower average math and reading skills. The gaps narrow by roughly a third in the first 2 years of schooling but remain relatively

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

  2. Literature Connections in Six Current Math Series for Grades K-2.

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    Donoghue, Mildred R.

    The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standard #2 (communicating aids students to clarify their thinking) emphasizes that reading, writing, discussing, and listening to mathematics are all vital parts of learning and using math. Six of the 12 math series chosen for California's elementary program list titles of children's trade books…

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

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    Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Nejem, Khamis Mousa; Muhanna, Wafa

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Actuarial Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Yang, Hsiu-Ting; Wang, Kuo-Hua

    2014-08-01

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

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

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    LaFever, Karen M.

    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.

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

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    SAMPLER FAMILY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN MATH Math Partnerships =Student Success Math to help families understand the math curriculum for their child's grade level, and how math is taught to their children. With clear information, more families will be confident about how to discuss math at home

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

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    . That was teaching." Meta Van Sickle | department chair | 843.953.2003 | vansicklem@cofc.edu | go mathematical concepts. It teaches you the most effective means of instruction for social studies and science

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

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    Thompson, Mary P.; And Others

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

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

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

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

  13. Videoconferencing in Math and Science Preservice Elementary Teachers' Field Placements

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    Plonczak, Irene

    2010-03-01

    This study was designed to examine benefits and challenges of teaching through videoconferencing in the context of students’ field placement experiences, particularly as it relates to an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning math and science. In the context of mathematics and science methods courses, preservice teachers, with the supervision of professors, field placement supervisors and cooperating teachers, taught a series of math and science lessons via video conferencing to 5th grade classes in a major urban public school. Two major results of this study indicate that: (1) teaching through videoconferencing highlights strengths and weaknesses in questioning skill techniques that are at the heart of an inquiry-based approach; (2) teaching through videoconferencing raises the intellectual challenge of teaching and allows preservice teachers to look face to face into their limited understanding of the content matter in math and science.

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  15. Radical Math

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    2006-01-01

    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.

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Mathis, Anita Cannon

    2010-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Actuarial Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Innovative Instructional Strategies and Improved Math Learning among Grades 2 to 6 Students

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    Xiong, Ia Vang

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of information processing and cognitive learning instructional strategies that were succinctly prescribed, scripted, and followed through in the Beyond the Basic Facts math program, which was uniformly implemented in a large, urban school district in the Central Valley of California in…

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

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    Michael Cartledge

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    Ford, Pari; Strawhecker, Jane

    2011-01-01

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

  4. The Use of Fuzzy Theory in Grading of Students in Math

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    Bjelica, Momcilo; Rankovic, Dragica

    2010-01-01

    The development of computer science, statistics and other technological fields, give us more opportunities to improve the process of evaluation of degree of knowledge and achievements in a learning process of our students. More and more we are relying on the computer software to guide us in the grading process. An improved way of grading can help…

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

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    Kritsuk, Alexei

    on conducting the Scientific Communication Course and produce lesson plans based on the cluster materials environment for one month in COSMOS, a four-week intensive science, math, and engineering summer residential Teach Cluster Assistants, who will be teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in K-12

  6. Math Apprentice

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    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Mayes, Donald Roy

    2010-01-01

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

  8. Panel Calls for Systematic, Basic Approach to Math

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Singer, David

    2007-01-01

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

  10. Math Birds

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    Swope, Darcy M.

    2008-01-01

    Times change in education, and the recent focus on math enrichment has led to the development of new ideas that integrated math with art. This article describes a "hands-on" activity where the concept of fractions is made more "real" to first-grade students. (Contains 1 online resource.)

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

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    Stemhagen, Kurt

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Selman, Christine Cherry

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Kaya, Deniz; Kesan, Cenk; Izgiol, Dilek

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  15. Art Teaching Guides: Making Posters, Grades 2-6. Curriculum Bulletin No. 8a, 1968-69 Series.

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

    One of a series of art guides for teaching a particular subject over a span of several grades (see also TE 499 897-TE 499 901), this particular guide covers the making of posters as an art experience which encourages children to improve the appearance of their room and school, increases their skill in lettering and using a variety of media,…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Ferrand, Shirley; Wattenbarger, Barbara

    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…

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

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    Vincent, Jill; Stacey, Kaye

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Liu, Siping

    2012-01-01

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

  20. arXiv:math.CO/0309324 WHEN DOES THE ASSOCIATED GRADED LIE ALGEBRA OF

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    , lower central series, associated graded Lie algebra, holonomy Lie algebra, Chen Lie algebra. 1 Partially G, with Lie bracket induced by the group com- mutator. #15; Fn is the free group of rank n, and gr

  1. Teaching Fractions: Is it Poetry or Mathematics?

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    Wu, Hung-Hsi

    Teaching Fractions: Is it Poetry or Mathematics? San Diego April 22, 2010 H. Wu Dept. of Math., UC have been taught as poetry rather than as mathematics. This is almost a contradiction in terms. Mathematics from around grade 5 onward has to be precise and literal for the purpose of error

  2. Cross-Discipline Teaching for English Learners

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    Upczak-Garcia, Anne

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Hanson, Susan Melony

    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.

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

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    Philip A. Jensen

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Stubbs, Harriett S.; And Others

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

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

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    Sutton, Antwon M.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  7. Early-Grade Retention and Children's Reading and Math Learning in Elementary Years

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    Hong, Guanglei; Yu, Bing

    2007-01-01

    Many schools have adopted early-grade retention as an intervention strategy for children displaying academic or behavioral problems. Previous analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort data have found evidence of negative effects of kindergarten retention on academic learning during the repeated year. Will kindergarten…

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

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    Baggett, Patricia; Ehrenfeucht, Andrzej

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Flick, L.B.

    1995-12-31

    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.

  11. The Effect of Three Noise Levels on Task Attention and Performance in Reading and Math with Fifth and Sixth Grade Children.

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    Meyer, Jo Ann; Wurster, Stanley R.

    For this study, a 5th and 6th grade team taught classroom of 66 children was chosen. Three equivalent groups of 22 children each were matched on the basis of a pretest in math. Each group was given a different noise level treatment: quiet (45-55 decibels), average (55-70 decibels), and noisy (75-90 decibels). A tape recording of actual classroom…

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

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    Upadyaya, Katja; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.

    2014-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-02-01

    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.

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Petovello, Laura R.; Quenk, Rachel

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

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

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    Poetter, Thomas S.

    2012-01-01

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

  17. Math: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It

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    William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

    2006-01-01

    Flummoxed by formulas? Queasy about equations? Perturbed by pi? Now you can stop cursing over calculus and start cackling over Math, the newest volume in Bill Robertson's accurate but amusing Stop Faking It! best sellers. As Robertson sees it, too many people view mathematics as a set of rules to be followed, procedures to memorize, and theorems to apply. This book focuses on the reasoning behind the rules, from math basics all the way up to a brief introduction to calculus. Among the questions it covers: Why do you "carry" numbers when adding? Why do you need a common denominator when adding fractions? (Robertson says you don't, by the way!) Where does the number p come from? And who in the heck invented those strange formulas for area and volume, such as pr2 and ? Like the other six titles in this award-winning NSTA Press series, Math provides clear explanations, irreverent illustrations, and easy-to-follow activities. But Robertson spares you problem sets to do or tests to take. That's because Math is not so much a book that helps you do math as it is a guide to understanding it conceptually.

  18. Math: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It (e-Book)

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    William C. Robertson, Ph.D.

    2006-01-01

    Flummoxed by formulas? Queasy about equations? Perturbed by andpi; ? Now you can stop cursing over calculus and start cackling over Math, the newest volume in Bill Robertson's accurate but amusing Stop Faking It! best sellers. As Robertson sees it, too many people view mathematics as a set of rules to be followed, procedures to memorize, and theorems to apply. This book focuses on the reasoning behind the rules, from math basics all the way up to a brief introduction to calculus. Among the questions it covers: Why do you "carry" numbers when adding? Why do you need a common denominator when adding fractions? (Robertson says you don't, by the way!) Where does the number p come from? And who in the heck invented those strange formulas for area and volume, such as pr2 and ? Like the other six titles in this award-winning NSTA Press series, Math provides clear explanations, irreverent illustrations, and easy-to-follow activities. But Robertson spares you problem sets to do or tests to take. That's because Math is not so much a book that helps you do math as it is a guide to understanding it conceptually.

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

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    Nunley, Vonda Roychelle

    2011-10-21

    significant difference in the beliefs and cultural awareness of African American and European American teacher?s teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. There was not a statistically significant difference in the beliefs and cultural awareness of teachers...

  20. The Development of Veteran 9th-Grade Physics Teachers' Knowledge for Using Representations to Teach the Topics of Energy Transformation and Transfer

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    West, Andrew

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Wang, Deli

    on conducting the Scientific Communication Course and produce lesson plans based on the cluster materials environment for one month in COSMOS, a four-week intensive science, math, and engineering summer residential will be teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in K-12 settings, will · Gain first-hand experience

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

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    Bellah, Kimberly A.; Dyer, James E.

    2009-01-01

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

  3. Whatcom Community College: Online Math Center

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

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

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    Actuarial Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

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

  6. The Teaching of Test Taking Skills, Fifth Grade Level. Revised Edition.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.

    The information and activities in this guide are offered to teachers who want to familiarize their fifth grade students with test taking techniques. The introductory sections of the guide discuss the types of tests administered to fifth grade students, test wisdom in general, characteristics of fifth grade students, the teacher's role in testing…

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

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    Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

    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…

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

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    Lewis Sanchez, Louise

    2007-01-01

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

  9. Math as a Way of Knowing. Strategies for Teaching and Learning Professional Library.

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    Ohanian, Susan

    This publication is part of a series of monographs on the art of teaching. Each volume, focusing on a specific discipline, explores theory in the context of teaching strategies connected to evaluation of both teachers' and students' learning. Three techniques are offered for use of the guide: dialogues (as self-evaluation and in study groups),…

  10. International and Interstate Gaps in Value-Added Math Achievement: Multilevel Instrumental Variable Analysis of Age Effect and Grade Effect

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    Lee, Jaekyung; Fish, Reva M.

    2010-01-01

    Merging National Assessment of Educational Progress and Trends in International Math and Science Study math data, this study examines the extent and sources of variation in value-added academic growth patterns among different nations and U.S. states. Applying hierarchical linear models with an instrumental variable method, the study disentangles…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2015-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

  14. Energy Math Challenge

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    This unit for grades 4-12 can be used to "enhance math skills while learning about energy." It includes a teacher's guide, a number of math challenge problems and an evaluation form. Problems are provided for elementary, intermediate and secondary grade levels. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

  15. Math Magic

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    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.

  16. The Warm Body in the Math Class

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    Lederer, Eric

    2004-01-01

    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.…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the effects of retention or promotion in 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

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

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    Greg Crowther

    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.

  19. Variety of Procedures and Its Effects in Skills-Oriented, Fifth Grade Classrooms.

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    Kirley, Jacqueline P.

    The extent of variety in structure and format of teaching mathematics in fifth grade classrooms and its relation to student attention was studied. The data for this study consisted of observations made in eighteen math classes for a period of six to ten days with a mean of over eight days. Seatwork and recitation accounted for over 95 percent of…

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

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    Fife, Britiney Michelle

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

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

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

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

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

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    Amy Sutton

    2002-01-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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,…

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

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    Robertson, Judith P., Ed.

    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…

  5. Assessing Teaching Practicum Reflections: Distinguishing Discourse Features of the "High" and "Low" Grade Reports

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    Luk, Jasmine

    2008-01-01

    Using reflective journals to promote learning has been a common practice in the teaching profession. How learners present reflections in what are judged to be high-quality reflective writing remains under-researched. This paper explores the discourse features of teaching practicum reflective reports written by six pre-service student teachers of…

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  7. Teaching Canadian Studies: An Evaluation of Print Materials, Grades 1-13.

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    Robeson, Virginia; Sylvester, Christine

    The annotated bibliography evaluates over 500 available textbooks, resource books, reference books, and other printed materials for teaching Canadian studies in elementary and secondary schools in Canada. The objective is to provide guidelines to help teachers select materials most appropriate to their teaching style and the needs of their…

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

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    Pilonieta, Paola; Medina, Adriana L.

    2009-01-01

    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

  9. Teaching with Interactive Picture E-Books in Grades K-6

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    Schugar, Heather Ruetschlin; Smith, Carol A.; Schugar, Jordan T.

    2013-01-01

    This article presents general implications for using interactive electronic picture books in the classroom. The suggestions are rooted in research with middle grades readers in a tutoring setting and kindergarten through fourth-grade classroom settings. Specific attention is given toward those features in eBooks that may distract, support, or…

  10. The Teaching of Test Taking Skills-Grade Three. Revised Edition.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD.

    The information and activities in this guide are offered to teachers who want to help their third grade students develop test taking skills. The introductory sections of the guide discuss test wisdom, the characteristics of third grade students, the teacher's role in testing programs, elementary words and terms, directional words and phrases for…

  11. Math and science illiteracy: Social and economic impacts

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    Williams, J.L.

    1994-05-01

    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.

  12. InfoUse's PlaneMath

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    The result of a NASA award, this site is designed "to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 4-7 to pursue aeronautics-related careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education materials on the Internet." Recognizing that math curricula for students in these grades is most often built around the manipulation of tools such as pencils, compasses, and rulers, the designers of this site have endeavored to teach the same concepts without relying on the physical acuity of the student. The result is a site with benefits both for the target audience and for other students interested in aviation. Nine lessons cover such issues as plane capacity, time zones, and flight planning, although not all lessons are currently available in text-only versions. Extensive background information on the concepts behind the site is available for teachers and parents.

  13. MathExplorer: Computational* Maths Notebooks

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    Sidorov, Nikita

    in STEM subjects is increasing in research and industry http://www.ted.com/talks/conrad_wolfram_teaching_kids (code or variables), you can always download them again · Please check the MathExplorer website

  14. Girls and Physics: Teaching and Learning Strategies Tested by Classroom Interventions in Grade 11.

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    Labudde, Peter; Herzog, Walter; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Violi, Enrico; Gerber, Charlotte

    2000-01-01

    Develops various strategies for an approach to physics instruction that should improve girls' and boys' attitudes toward and achievement in physics. Discusses implications for the teaching and learning of physics. (Author/CCM)

  15. Math Practice Problems

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    2007-04-23

    This webpage offers rationale for writing in math class and contains links to word problems from kindergarten through high school. The problems cover a variety of strands and lend themselves to written explanations and visual representations. Each grade level (above grade 2) also contains a set of problems selected according to problem solving strategy and a description of the strategies. Each grade level page includes a link to a downloadable presentation (pdf) on math problem solving.

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

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    Farmer, Walter A.; Farrell, Margaret A.

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

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

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    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    2010-04-21

    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.

  18. InfoTraffic: teaching important concepts of computer science and math through real-world examples

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    Ruedi Arnold; Marc Langheinrich; Werner Hartmann

    2007-01-01

    The use of suitable examples is a key to teach abstract, theoretical concepts. Interactive computer software allows us to use such examples to create attractive learning environments that not only appeal to students, but also enhance knowledge transfer in class. However, developing such highly specialized systs is costly, resulting in only few of these tools being developed for higher education.

  19. Teaching standard grade French through integrated communicative projects (I.C.P's) 

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    Chittleburgh, Véronique

    to develop their four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. A current development for the Standard Grade Course is that of Languages for All, demanding a far greater need for differentiation. Despite the three levels of assessment I perceived...

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

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    Jessica Fries-Gaither

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Remote Sensing Math

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    2013-12-04

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  5. Reading First: Impact on Third Grade Student Performance in Reading, Math, Science Before, During, and after Implementation

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    Allen, Vikki Renee

    2012-01-01

    Critical issues are confronting educators regarding increasing student achievement levels in reading, math and science in United States' public schools. Educators and legislators are attempting to make radical changes in instructional methodology and to find viable and sustainable solutions to problems associated with poor student…

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

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

  8. Differential Effects of Three Computer-Assisted Instruction Programs on the Development of Math Skills among Primary Grade Students

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    Erkfritz-Gay, Karyn N.

    2009-01-01

    Past research has documented that the effectiveness of three different math strategies delivered to students via one-on-one instruction (i.e., cover-copy-compare (CCC); e.g., Skinner, Turco, Beatty, & Rasavage, 1989, traditional drill and practice (TDP); e.g., Cybriwsky & Schuster, 1990, and constant time delay (CTD); Kulik, 1994). This study…

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

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    Operations Research Society of America, Arlington, VA.

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

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

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    Levine, Martin

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

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

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    Souto-Manning, Mariana

    2013-01-01

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

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

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

    2004-01-01

    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…

  13. Grades—Who's to Blame? Student Evaluation of Teaching and Locus of Control

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

    2004-01-01

    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 internal locus-of-control orientation accept responsibility for control over

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

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    LaFever, Karen M.

    2012-01-01

    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,…

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

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    Boruszczak, Bohdan

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

  16. Six-Year Ukrainian as a Second Language Program, Grade 12 Teaching Unit.

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    Kruk, Ihor

    The teaching unit provides materials for the sixth year of the six-year secondary school curriculum in Ukrainian as a second language. It explores the themes of spring and the Ukrainian-Canadian wedding. These themes form the cultural context for a relatively comprehensive study of the dative case. The unit is designed to stand alone, with…

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

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    Pinnell, Gay Su; Fountas, Irene C.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Tovani, Cris

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Online Submission, 2004

    2004-01-01

    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…

  20. Male Perceptions of Teaching in the Primary Grades: A Phenomenological Study

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    Wilson, Christopher D.

    2011-01-01

    Since the 1970s, a continuous decline in the number of males entering into the teaching profession has resulted in significant underrepresentation of male teachers in public schools, especially in elementary schools. The problem is applications to elementary school positions by females far outnumber applications by males. This qualitative…

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

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    HAHN, HARRY T.

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

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

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    Taffe, Susan Watts; Gwinn, Carolyn B.

    2007-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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    Basson, Ilsa; Kriek, Jeanne

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

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

  6. Teaching Literature Grade 9: Integrating the Communication Arts. The Biography. Experimental.

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    Bonnici, Charles

    Designed to demonstrate a variety of ways in which listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities can be built around the study of biographies, this collection of materials, lessons, and activities deals with some of the most frequently taught biographical works in New York City ninth-grade classrooms. The document begins with a general…

  7. Mrs. Boyd's Fifth-Grade Inclusive Classroom: A Study of Multicultural Teaching Strategies.

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    Brown, Elinor L.

    2002-01-01

    Examined strategies used by one multicultural fifth grade teacher to nurture academic excellence in an inclusive classroom environment. Observation and interview data highlighted accommodation activities that supported and encouraged all students without limiting or impeding their academic or social development. Results are provided in the areas…

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

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    Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

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

  9. Guidelines for Teaching Pre/Non-Literate Speakers of Other Languages, Grades 4-8.

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    Davis, Ann M.; And Others

    A handbook for teachers of English as a second language (ESL) and content area teachers in grades 4-8 working with non-literate and preliterate students is designed to facilitate their entry into ESL instruction and mainstreaming into the regular school program. The handbook contains intensive, sequential guidelines for instruction in basic…

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

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    Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

    2006-01-01

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

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

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    Rothlein, Liz; Christman, Terri

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

  12. Curriculum Review: Standing Tall. Teaching Guides for Kindergarten to Grade 12 from the Giraffe Project.

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    Kuhmerker, Lisa

    1994-01-01

    Describes the development and content of teacher guides from The Giraffe Project, a social values and community service program. States that the teacher guides are available for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. Maintains that the materials would be appropriate for schools integrating a service component into the curriculum. (CFR)

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

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    Moss, Joy F.

    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…

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

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    Patrick, Carol Lynn

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    National Energy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

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

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

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    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

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  18. Space and Its Problems. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.

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    Geist, John E.

    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…

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

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    Geist, John E.

    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…

  20. An Attempt Towards Independent Study in Astronomy. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.

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    Geist, John E.

    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…

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

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    Cook, Paul

    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…

  2. The Influence of a Resident Outdoor Program on the Attitudes of Sixth Grade Students Toward Outdoor Concepts Using Two Teaching Methods.

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    Millward, Robert E.

    Investigating the effect of a resident outdoor experience on the attitudes of 300 sixth grade students exposed to two different teaching methods, students from the Brownsville School District in Pennsylvania were randomly assigned to a week-long camp experience. Teachers in the control group (N=3) were given 20 hours of training in outdoor…

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

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    Coghlan, Robert R.

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  5. Extensives Lesen und Lektueren im Englischunterricht der Sekundarstufe Eins (Extensive Reading and Reading Materials in English Teaching in the Intermediate Grades).

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    Hermes, Liesel

    1978-01-01

    Maintains that cursory reading of original literary texts should have no place in foreign language teaching in the intermediate grades. Discusses "edited" versions of texts, and the weaknesses thereof. Gives a review of reading texts available in series, and discusses methodological problems. (IFS/WGA)

  6. Physical Education Teachers' Attitudes towards Teaching Character Education and Their Attitudes towards the Character Development of Their Fourth and/or Fifth Grade Students

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    Denaro, Edward Joseph

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of elementary school physical education teachers towards teaching character education related to the variables respect, honesty, fairness and self-discipline and to examine their attitudes towards the character development of their fourth and/or fifth grade students related to the variables…

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

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    Çinar, Derya; Bayraktar, Sule

    2014-01-01

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

  8. 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.

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    Gladen, Frank H.

    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,…

  9. Modular Sequence: Teaching Reading to Bilingual Learners. TTP 002.10; Developing Reading Study Skill in Grade K-6. Teacher Corps Bilingual Project.

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    Cillizza, Joseph; Devine, John M.

    This teaching module concerns acquisition of reading-study (i.e., work-type reading) skills in grades K-6. Such skills include locating information, evaluating material, organizing and summarizing data, returning essentials of what is read, and flexibility (adjusting rate to purpose). Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to…

  10. Math Pickle

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    Gordon Hamilton

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Anderson, Daniel; Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald

    2012-01-01

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

  12. 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.

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    Learning Enrichment, Inc., Williamsburg, VA.

    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…

  13. Why Math Education Needs Puzzles

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    Scott Kim

    2012-03-30

    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.

  14. Twelfth grade students' understanding of oxidation and combustion: using action research to improve teachers' practical knowledge and teaching practice

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    Valanides, Nicos; Nicolaidou, Athanasia; Eilks, Ingo

    2003-02-01

    Nine 12th grade students, attending the science section of the upper secondary school in Cyprus, were individually interviewed about their understanding of the changes associated with the process of oxidation/combustion. Each student was instructed to firstly predict what would happen when heating a piece of copper wire or a piece of magnesium strip, and, second, to heat each of them with a Bunsen burner flame. Following each experiment, he/she was then asked to describe and explain its outcome(s) in terms of the macroscopic and/or microscopic changes associated with it. Questions were also raised concerning the conservation of mass, the reduction of copper oxide, and the energy transformations due to bond breaking and reforming. The results of the analysis showed that the students had limited understanding of chemical reactions, while their answers indicated that they accumulated extended declarative knowledge, which had not been assimilated. Taking into consideration that students had repeatedly studied 'redox' reactions, both from an 'oxygen-based' and an 'electron-based' definition, the results cast doubt on the appropriateness of the existing curricula and/or the teaching practices, and several recommendations are put forward. These recommendations stem from the point of view of learning as a construction process and address the need to encourage teacher-driven action research, and employ teaching that takes into consideration the complex nature of chemistry concepts, and the way chemists represent them.

  15. 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

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    Clark, Lisa A.

    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.

  16. Elementary teachers past experiences: A narrative study of the past personal and professional experiences of elementary teachers who use science to teach math and reading

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    Acre, Andrea M.

    This qualitative study investigated the experiences of four elementary teachers who have elected to use science to teach math and reading/language arts in an attempt to identify what motivates them to do so. Identifying what experiences have motivated these teachers to go against the gain and teach elementary science in this current era of high-stakes tests is of the upmost importance given that science is being eliminated from the elementary curriculum and it is during the elementary years that students' nurture and develop their interest in science. Additionally, the United States is failing to produce enough college graduates in STEM areas to fill the thousands of STEM jobs each year. Through a review of the literature, the past trends and current trends of elementary science education were explored as well as teacher training. Furthermore, the literature reviewed inquiry teaching which is considered to be the most effective teaching method when teaching science at any level. Using John Dewey's Interest and Effort Relationship Theory and the Self-Determination Motivation Theory to guide this study, there were five prominent themes which emerged from the reconstructed stories of the four teachers: positive experiences with science, neutral/negative experiences with science, seeks meaningful professional development, influence and support from others, and regret/wants to do more.

  17. The Massachusetts Math Wars

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    Stotsky, Sandra

    2007-01-01

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

  18. Math Vocabulary Cards

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    Clarity Innovations

    2014-01-01

    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.

  19. Maths in the Board Room

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    Johnston, Scott

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Math Machines

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

  1. Math Anxiety and Math Ability in Early Primary School Years

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    Krinzinger, Helga; Kaufmann, Liane; Willmes, Klaus

    2010-01-01

    Mathematical learning disabilities (MLDs) are often associated with math anxiety, yet until now, very little is known about the causal relations between calculation ability and math anxiety during early primary school years. The main aim of this study was to longitudinally investigate the relationship between calculation ability, self-reported evaluation of mathematics, and math anxiety in 140 primary school children between the end of first grade and the middle of third grade. Structural equation modeling revealed a strong influence of calculation ability and math anxiety on the evaluation of mathematics but no effect of math anxiety on calculation ability or vice versa—contrasting with the frequent clinical reports of math anxiety even in very young MLD children. To summarize, our study is a first step toward a better understanding of the link between math anxiety and math performance in early primary school years performance during typical and atypical courses of development. PMID:20401159

  2. Great Explorations in Math and Science[R] (GEMS[R]) The Real Reasons for Seasons. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    "Great Explorations in Math and Science"[R] ("GEMS"[R]) "The Real Reasons for Seasons" is a curriculum unit for grades 6-8 that focuses on the connections between the Sun and the Earth to teach students the scientific concepts behind the seasons. The unit utilizes models, hands-on investigations, peer-to-peer discussions, reflection, and…

  3. 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

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    Delacruz, Girlie C.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Smith college secondary math and science outreach program

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

    1994-12-31

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

  6. Redesigning Grading--Districtwide

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    Townsley, Matt

    2014-01-01

    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,…

  7. AIMS Education Foundation Math Blog

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    2013-01-01

    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.

  8. Statistics and probability. Grades 6-8

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    Education Development Center

    2003-01-01

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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

  10. arXiv:math.CO/0309324v313Apr2006 WHEN DOES THE ASSOCIATED GRADED LIE ALGEBRA OF

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    , associated graded Lie algebra, holonomy Lie algebra, Chen Lie algebra. 1Partially supported by CERES grant-0311142. 1 #12;2 STEFAN PAPADIMA AND ALEXANDER I. SUCIU · gr(G) = r1 rG/r+1G, with Lie bracket induced

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

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    Van Zyl, Douglas G.

    2011-01-01

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

  12. Math Olympiad

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    2008-09-10

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

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

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    Mazzocco, Michèle M M; Grimm, Kevin J

    2013-01-01

    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

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

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    Campanario, Juan Miguel

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

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

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    Appelgate, Mollie Helen

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

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

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

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    Mellas, Laurie

    1998-01-01

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

  19. Teaching Minds, Healing Bodies: A Canadian College Encourages Students to Enter Health Careers by Emphasizing Math and Science Skills.

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    Jalan, Rahael

    1992-01-01

    Describes Saskatchewan Indian Federated College's preprofessional, university-level science program and its focus on building math and science skills and on Indian culture, traditional medicine, current and future health care needs, and the goals of Indian people. Reports departmentwide enrollment increases. (DMM)

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

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    Ogden, Michele A.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Pearl, Barbara

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

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

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    Billingsley, Glenna; Scheuermann, Brenda; Webber, Jo

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Math Archives

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    Fife, Earl.

    1997-01-01

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

  4. Beyond Right Answers: Math and the CCSS

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    Sarah Brown Wessling

    2013-02-19

    This 10-minute video, one in the ongoing Teaching Channel series "Let's Chat Core” 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.

  5. Tools for Understanding Math

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    2008-04-03

    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.

  6. Peer Instruction Workshop for Science and Math Teachers

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

  7. Teach Engineering

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

  8. Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  9. The Teaching of Mathematics in British Columbia.

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    Robitaille, David F.; Sherrill, James M.

    1980-01-01

    Questionnaires administered to 3,500 math teachers explored professional background, learning objectives, classroom organization, teaching techniques, and textbook use. Apparently math teaching has changed little in 15 years; little impact of "new math" was seen. Moreover, teachers considered computational skills and algebraic manipulation as most…

  10. Math Fact Strategies Research Project

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    Boso, Annie

    2011-01-01

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

  11. Computer integrated drug prevention: a new approach to teach lower socioeconomic 5th and 6th grade Israeli children to say no to drugs.

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    Gropper, M; Liraz, Z; Portowicz, D; Schindler, M

    1995-01-01

    Drug prevention education provides an important first line of defense against future drug use. Many drug prevention strategies have been developed which teach youngsters of all ages how to say no to drugs. Nevertheless, the problem of drug use and abuse continues to escalate, and younger children, particularly those undergoing harsh psychosocial stress (e.g., hunger, lack of housing, broken homes, family unemployment, etc.), are increasingly becoming a population at-risk. In this paper, the authors describe an original drug prevention program that was developed in Israel aimed at teaching resiliency skills to 5th and 6th grade children growing up in a poverty stricken, urban community. The program, drawing on social learning theory, utilizes an attractive, cartoon illustrated, computer program combined with games, role-playing and group work techniques to prevent future drug use in preadolescent children. PMID:8658321

  12. Math Instruction for English Language Learners

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    Kristina Robertson

    2009-01-01

    In this article, Kristina Robertson, details the difficulties that English Language Learners (ELLs) may have in mathematics. She explains the importance of teaching math vocabulary, providing background knowledge, and using technology. She provides teaching suggestions and links to helpful resources. A related resource by Brenda Krick-Morales, Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems, is cataloged separately and linked from this article.

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

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    Keinan, Alon

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

  14. The Georgia 8th Grade Mathematics CRCT as a Crystal Ball: The Usability of a Test to Predict Students' Futures on the Math 1 EOCT

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    Whitby, Sarah Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    To help teachers improve their efficiency and effectiveness, this dissertation study uses regression analysis to assess two middle Georgia counties' CRCT and Math 1 EOCT data in order to determine the usability of the CRCT to enhance instruction in Math 1. Data were collected from the 2009 and 2010 CRCT administrations and the 2010 and 2011…

  15. MATH 225 Fall 2011 Differential Equations Course Syllabus

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

  16. math science technolog ngineering math scien

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    Kulp, Mark

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

  17. Math Club Starting in Kindergarten

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    Perry, Ann M.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  18. College of Natural Sciences Bachelor of Science in Computer Science University of Texas at Austin Option V: Teaching (Senior Grades)

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    Ghosh, Joydeep

    follow the teaching option are exempt from this requirement when entering with two high school units and Science EDC 365D Classroom Interactions EDC 365E Project Based Instruction UTS 170 Apprentice TeachingCollege of Natural Sciences Bachelor of Science in Computer Science University of Texas at Austin

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

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    Lesh, Bruce

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sweeney, Marianne; And Others

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

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

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

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

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

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    Stephens, Jacqueline

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

  5. Cardboard Boat Building in Math Class

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    Omundsen, John

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Aitken, Claudia Jean

    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…

  7. Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood

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    Moomaw, Sally

    2011-01-01

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

  8. United States Census: K-4 Teaching Materials

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    United States Census Bureau

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

  9. Fourth Grade Lab Activities

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    Ms. Boissonnault

    2005-06-23

    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" ...

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

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    Bennett, Angela Stephens

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2014-12-01

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

  12. Mixing in Math Card Games

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    2011-05-19

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

  13. 131 Ways to Use Film Containers: To Teach Literacy, Math, and Science--and Just to Have Fun!

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    Whyte, Donna

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ferrare, Joseph J.; Hora, Matthew T.

    2014-01-01

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

  15. "It Is Good to Spend Time with Older Adults. You Can Teach Them, They Can Teach You": Second Grade Students Reflect on Intergenerational Service Learning

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    Fair, Cynthia D.; Delaplane, Emily

    2015-01-01

    Service learning has become increasingly popular across all levels of education. Previous literature emphasizes that reflection is an important aspect of service learning. However, limited focus has been given to appropriate methods of reflection for younger children. This longitudinal study followed 31 second-grade children (15 females; mean age…

  16. The Singapore Maths Teacher

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    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

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

  18. MAA Math Alert

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

  19. The Math Wars

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    Schoenfeld, Alan H.

    2004-01-01

    During the 1990s, the teaching of mathematics became the subject of heated controversies known as the math wars. The immediate origins of the conflicts can be traced to the "reform" stimulated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics." Traditionalists fear that reform-oriented,…

  20. Bowland Maths--Update

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    Thompson, Quentin

    2011-01-01

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

  1. Math for Love

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    Dan Finkle

    2013-01-01

    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.

  2. Maths, Stats & OR Network

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    2009-03-10

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

  3. Writing to Learn Math

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    Denise

    2007-08-21

    This blog entry provides links to resources and teaching strategies for implementing journal writing in the mathematics classroom. It includes a section entitled "How to Get Elementary Students Writing About Math." The author links to a follow-up page of additional resources.

  4. MathDL Mathematical Communication

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    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

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

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    West, Andrew

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

  6. **Phys 1408 **Math 1452

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    Gelfond, Michael

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

  7. Consumer Judging: Teaching Decision-Making Skills in the Marketplace. 4-H Manual for Grade Levels 4-12.

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    Thomason, Deborah J., Ed.

    This 4-H manual provides instructions and materials for a consumer education activity. It contains a wide range of activities and learning opportunities for a hypothetical buying situation with several choices or alternatives provided. The manual is designed to teach the participant how to rank the choices and develop oral reasons for that…

  8. Using the Learning Cycle To Teach Physical Science: A Hands-on Approach for the Middle Grades.

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    Beisenherz, Paul; Dantonio, Marylou

    The Learning Cycle Strategy enables students themselves to construct discrete science concepts and includes an exploration phase, introduction phase, and application phase. This book focuses on the use of the Learning Cycle to teach physical sciences and is divided into three sections. Section I develops a rationale for the Learning Cycle as an…

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

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    Bailey, Suzanne Powers; Jeffers, Marcia

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

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

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    Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Grisham, Dana L.

    2012-01-01

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

  11. A Comparison of the Effectiveness of the Individualized Approach and the Traditional Approach to Teaching Spelling in the Fourth Grade.

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    Tustin, Betty R.

    Two approaches to spelling instruction were compared by measuring which program was more successful. Thirty-two fourth-grade students participated; instructional intervention spanned 6 months. The control group used the materials and procedures of the Macmillian Basal Series. The experimental group used the Spelltex Individualized Spelling Kit.…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  13. An Experimental Study into the Effect of Science Teaching on the Fourth-Grade Child's Concept of Piagetian Physical Causality.

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    Gann, Louise L.; Fowler, H. Seymour

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of selected science experiences on fourth-grade students' concepts of Piagetian physical causality, namely, animism and dynamism. Vocabulary ability and Piagetian developmental stages were assessed by the "Concept Assessment Kit Conservation" and "Metropolitan Achievement Test." Three-hundred…

  14. A Study of the Teaching and Learning of Growth Relationships in the 6th Grade. Final Report.

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    Fitzgerald, William M.; Shroyer, Janet

    A mathematics unit for sixth-grade classes was developed in which each of eight activities contains a challenge conveyed in the form of a story. Each activity requires students to manipulate concrete materials such as ceramic tiles, marked string, wooden cubes, and square paper. The mathematical content consists of concepts such as area,…

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Evaluation of Second Language Programs and Some Alternatives for Teaching French as a Second Language in Grades Five to Eight.

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    Edwards, H. P.; Smyth, F.

    This research concerns the French immersion program and the program of 60 minutes of French instruction daily introduced by the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board at the first grade level. A longitudinal evaluation of the effects of these programs compares language proficiency, linguistic development, social maturity, academic…

  17. Teaching About Africa in the Social Studies Curriculum. Evaluation of Activities for Seventh Grades in North Carolina: 1969-1972.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Research.

    This report provides an evaluation of a three-year, joint project of in-service teacher training for teachers of Africa in the seventh grade Social Studies curriculum in North Carolina. The four major areas of concern were: 1) Cognitive Knowledge About Africa (including the dispelling of prevalent myths), 2) Teacher Attitudes Toward Change and…

  18. Teaching the "Hows" of Mathematics for Everyday Life: A Case Study of a Fifth-Grade Teacher.

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    Putnam, Ralph T.

    1992-01-01

    Describes two lessons in which a fifth grade teacher emphasized the mechanics of mathematics, such as carrying out various computational procedures, to her students. The first lesson introduced students to the concept of averages. In the second lesson, the teacher conducted class surveys to provide data for computing averages. (BB)

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

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    Coleman, Gary; And Others

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

  20. Using Computer Assisted Instruction To Teach Grammar through Magazine Writing to Students in Grades Two and Three.

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    Yon, Nancy K.

    This practicum investigated whether using whole language, cooperative learning, CAI, and an authentic audience to create a magazine would help second and third grade students to learn punctuation skills. The practicum was implemented at a private, south Florida summer computer camp to two different target groups of eight elementary students. Both…

  1. The Effect of a Curriculum Teaching Syntactic Embedding Upon the Reading Comprehension of Fourth-Grade Students.

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    Stedman, Nathan Alexander, III

    Having been taught for one year from a curriculum designed to enhance comprehension of syntactic structures, two groups (experimental and control) of fourth grade students were tested by two special cloze instruments to examine the effect of the curriculum on the comprehension of syntactic structures which the students encountered in reading.…

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

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    Valanides, Nicos; Nicolaidou, Athanasia; Eilks, Ingo

    2003-01-01

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

  3. Teaching About Africa South of the Sahara; A Guide and Resource Packet for Ninth Grade Social Studies.

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    Coburn, Barbara; And Others

    This guide provides a sampling of reference materials which are pertinent for two ninth grade units: Africa South of the Sahara: Land and People, and Africa South of the Sahara: Historic Trends. The effect of urbanization upon traditional tribalistic cultures is the focus. A case study is used to encourage an inductive approach to the learning…

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

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

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

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

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    Golden, Terrance

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

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

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

    2012-12-01

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

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

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    McManus, Jeffrey M.; Shaw, Kendrick M.

    2010-01-01

    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

  8. The Effects of Observation of Learn Units during Reinforcement and Correction Conditions on the Rate of Learning Math Algorithms by Fifth Grade Students

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    Neu, Jessica Adele

    2013-01-01

    I conducted two studies on the comparative effects of the observation of learn units during (a) reinforcement or (b) correction conditions on the acquisition of math objectives. The dependent variables were the within-session cumulative numbers of correct responses emitted during observational sessions. The independent variables were the…

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

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    Smith, Barriett Jackson

    2011-01-01

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

  10. 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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    Norman, Lashaunda Renea

    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.

  11. Math Cats' Math Crafts

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    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Teach U.S. History I, II, III (EDG 6906) Language Arts: Middle and Secondary School (LAE 4360) English Discourse in Math (EDG 7906) Principles & Methods: K-9 School Math (MAE 4350) Teaching Math: Middle & High Professor Secondary School Effective Instruction (ESE 3940) Science: Middle and Secondary School (SCE 4360

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

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    Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna

    and addresses important control engineering education issues of innovative teaching, balancing math, scienceInnovative Teaching in Preparing Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers for Challenges in science, math and engineering? Is it important for control engineering students to know math and science

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

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

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Taylor, Donald Joseph

    2011-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  18. Math at Home

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    Paul Giganti, Jr.

    2010-01-01

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

  19. MATHEMATICS TEACHING MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Catalog years 2011-2013)

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    Zakharov, Vladimir

    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

  20. BEATCALC: Mental Math Exercises

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    1997-01-01

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