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Teaching Math Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2003-01-01

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Teaching Math Grades 3-5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Foundation, Wgbh E.

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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

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

Islas, Dana

2011-01-01

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Math Focal Points: Grade 7  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-05-01

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Teaching Math Is All Write  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Staal, Nancy; Wells, Pamela J.

2011-01-01

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Are Math Grades Cyclical?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adams, Gerald J.; Dial, Micah

1998-01-01

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Math Process Standards Series, Grades 3-5  

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

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2008-01-01

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K-5 Math Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

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Math Focal Points: Grade 5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herrera, Terese A.

2011-09-19

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Teaching Junior High Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chen, Sophy

1995-01-01

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Teaching College Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, created by Maria Andersen of Muskegon Community College, has a great deal of information for math instructors. Its purpose is to create and support the community of teachers by provide a space for them to share ideas and resources, prepare courses, understand how students learn, and overall become better educators. Visitors will find professional development sources such as conference information, publications, and workshops and courses. There are also a number of online demos for classroom use in arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and chemistry.

Andersen, Maria H.

2008-02-21

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Teaching Math to Visually Impaired Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Osterhaus, Susan

2007-02-07

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marshall, John

2006-01-01

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Teaching Math: A Video Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1996-01-01

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Third Grade Math: A Complete Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

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4th Grade Math Fun!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mcatee, Ms.

2012-11-02

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

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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)

Jones, W. George

2001-01-01

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Math Teaching and Learning Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is part of the state's vast university system. Under the direction of Dr. Jeanne Foley, the Math Teaching and Learning Center has created a number of helpful instructional activities for students and educators. First-time visitors to the site will want to start by looking over their recent report on combining technology with traditional approaches to improve student outcomes in algebra courses for some helpful insights. Next, they might want to look over some of their resources on their course web sites. The site is rounded out by a selection of articles and links that talk about the Center's recent successes. Visitors should not leave the site without listening to a rap created by student Marvin Ealy as the rap offers a lyrical tribute to the good work they do there at the Center.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan; Croskey, Suzanne G.

2008-01-01

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Math and the Real World: Fun and Games. Teaching Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes three simple games that do not involve numbers and that can be used to teach children problem-solving strategies and math skills. The games are Tick-Tack-Toe; Jest, a game that uses a blocking strategy; and Nim, a game that uses a capturing strategy. All three games force students to plan ahead and calculate possible outcomes using…

May, Lola

1993-01-01

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Math Teaching and Learning Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-05-04

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Math Focal Points: Grade 6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we offer resources on the three areas of emphasis highlighted by NCTM for sixth grade. Games, problems, and lesson ideas in Ratio and Rate aim to help students extend their understanding of equivalent fractions to ratio and rate. The resources in Expressions and Equations focus on variables and simple equations: writing and evaluating expressions, solving one-step equations, or applying algebraic thinking to problems. In the section titled Fractions and Decimals, you will find visual and interactive explanations of the difficult concepts underpinning multiplication and division of fractions and decimals, plus opportunities for your students to practice their skills.

Herrera, Terese A.

2008-04-01

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Teaching College Math Technology Blog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Andersen, Maria H.

2008-02-21

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Teaching Math 3-5 Session 3 Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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Teaching Math K-2 Session 3 Problem Solving  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Boston, Wgbh

2002-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Yuliang

2013-01-01

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

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

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

2004-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2004-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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Teaching Math to the Talented  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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Math & Science Teaching in the New Millennium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2000-09-01

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

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

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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

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

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

2011-01-01

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A Reflection on My Teaching Practices Using Students' Math Moments  

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

Farren, Vanessa

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schackow, Joy Bronston; O'Connell, Susan

2008-01-01

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

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Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the themed program "Are You Game? Math Academy--Explorations in Probability," which teachers can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2007-01-01

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Economics Without Numbers: Teaching Strategies For Math Lite Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many colleges and Universities have minimal math requirements. Business schools don't require the number of math courses they used to. Economics departments have reduced the math requirement for Economics majors. The result is that economics courses are populated with students with little understanding of mathematical concepts. This paper outlines several concrete teaching strategies, organized by economic topic, designed to reach

Peter Alonzi; Daniel Condon

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Heuser, Daniel

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

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

Fede, Jessica L.

2010-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades 5-6  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

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MathActive Lessons for Grades K-2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

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

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

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

2004-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Performing Big Math Ideas across the Grades  

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

Gadanidis, George; Hughes, Janette M.

2011-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

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

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

Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo, CA.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Math  

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

Westphal, Laurie E.

2007-01-01

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Paradoxes and Paradigms in an Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra Class: A Case Study of a "Good" Math Teacher.  

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Evidence is presented from an ethnographic study of an eighth grade pre-algebra teacher's classroom in support of the idea that teachers' beliefs about the ontology and epistemology of math profoundly influence how they teach and thus what students learn. Specifically, beliefs based on a traditional view of mathematics as procedurally-based are…

Gregoire, Michele

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

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Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics," which teachers can use to…

Rimbey, Kimberly

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rimbey, Kimberly

2008-01-01

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It Does Matter How We Teach Math  

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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…

Rodrigues, Kathleen J.

2012-01-01

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A Different Angle for Teaching Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bellamy, John S.; Mativo, John M.

2010-01-01

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

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

Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005

2005-01-01

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Ideas and Results in Teaching Beginning Maths Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oikkonen, Juha

2009-01-01

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Predictors of Young Adolescents’ Math Grades and Course Enrollment Intentions: Gender Similarities and Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gender differences and similarities in the relations of key constructs in Eccles and colleagues’ (Wigfield & Eccles, 2000) model of achievement were examined as predictors of math grades and enrollment intentions for Grade 9 boys (n = 263) and girls (n = 277). A number of gender similarities were found, particularly in the prediction of math grades. There were, however,

Gail Crombie; Nancy Sinclair; Naida Silverthorn; Barbara M. Byrne; David L. DuBois; Anne Trinneer

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bresser, Rusty; Melanese, Kathy; Sphar, Christine

2009-01-01

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An Examination on the Impact of School Grade Configuration on Eighth Grade Student Academic Achievement In Reading, Writing, and Math  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research effort was to examine the impact of grade configuration on eighth grade student achievement in Math, Reading, and Writing. The quantitative research design used publicly available data and studied the 2000 through 2007 Arizona standards-based, eighth grade student test results across six grade configurations for all Arizona eighth grade students. Additional variables included student gender,

Joyce Lutrey

2008-01-01

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Math Homework That Counts. Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raphel, Annette

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Combining Memory and Creativity in Teaching Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes teaching methods employed in German elementary school classrooms that develop discovery, creativity, and a spirit of cooperation in students learning mathematics. Methods included free choice of learning activities by students and small group cooperative activities. Students' motivation, self-confidence, social and communications skills,…

Megnin, Julia K.

1995-01-01

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Teaching Math Online: Current Practices in Turkey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Akdemir, Omur

2011-01-01

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MiddleSchoolPortal/Math Focal Points: Grade 8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-05-01

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Math and Metaphor: Using Poetry to Teach College Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Bahls, Patrick, 1975-

2012-09-07

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

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

2009-01-01

66

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pogrow, Stanley

2004-01-01

67

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Willis, Judy

2010-01-01

68

Teaching Inuktitut to Grade 2. Interim Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rose, Liz Apak; McDairmid, Jim

69

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kiger, Derick; Herro, Dani; Prunty, Deb

2012-01-01

70

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

72

Cognitive Correlates of Math Skills in Third-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

73

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Witcher, Melissa; Feng, Jay

2010-01-01

74

Examining Item Functioning of Math Screening Measures for Grades 1-8 Students. Technical Report Number 08-04  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

BRT Math Screening Measures focus on students' mathematics performance in grade-level standards for students in grades 1-8. A total of 24 test forms are available with three test forms per grade corresponding to fall, winter, and spring testing periods. Each form contains computation problems and application problems. BRT Math Screening Measures…

Liu, Kimy; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Yovanoff, Paul; Tindal, Gerald

2008-01-01

75

Teaching Spanish in the Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for FLES Spanish teachers combines a discussion of teaching methods and techniques with appendixes of teaching materials. Story and dialogue approaches are explained and opportunities for the use of Spanish in the classroom are included. Teaching techniques described include pictures and props, tapes, records, TV, games, songs, choral…

MacRae, Margit W.

76

Study Gives Edge to 2 Math Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Viadero, Debra

2009-01-01

77

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Palmer, Anna

2009-01-01

78

Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Melrose, Miss

2006-10-05

79

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fiore, Greg

1999-01-01

80

Maths Internet Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Handal, Boris.

81

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dombrower, Jule; And Others

82

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert H. Evans

1987-01-01

83

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Inc., Odinix

2014-03-31

84

Recruiting top math and science graduates for the classroom â Teach For Americaâs model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recognizing the urgent need for excellent math and science education in this country, Teach For America has launched a concerted campaign to bring increasing numbers of outstanding math and science teachers to our country's lowest-income communities. Through this initiative, we aim to more than double the number of math and science teachers entering our corps from 800 to 2,000 by 2010 while increasing their short-term and long-term impact. This workshop will provide background on Teach For America's mission, impact, and operations as they relate to the needs in math and science classrooms in low-income communities. Participants will engage in discussions around motivations and barriers of undergraduate physics students and ways to influence STEM majors to enter secondary math/science classrooms (in lieu of or prior to another career path).

Secatore, Lauren

2009-03-20

85

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan, Ed.

2007-01-01

86

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

87

Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Krick-Morales, Brenda

2006-01-01

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.

89

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Ashley M.

2011-01-01

90

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math, Unit 1, Grade One, Supplement & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a supplement to the teacher's guide for the first unit of a bilingual program in science/math for grade one, these instructional aids and ditto sheets are designed to help the teacher carry out instructional activities for kits one through four referred to in the guide. Emphasizing resources found in the classroom, the visual aids and…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

91

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

92

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2008-01-01

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burris, Carol Corbett

2008-01-01

94

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if a math, science, and technology intervention program improved grade school girls' attitudes and stereotypes toward science and scientists, as well as participation levels in science-related activities, two years after their participating in the program. The intervention program evaluated was Operation SMART, developed by Girls Incorporated. Participants were recruited from the 6th

Sandra Judd Sullivan

2002-01-01

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

96

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

97

Math Interactives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-03-14

98

Math Forum@Drexel  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Student Math Achievement and Out-of-Field Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben

2013-01-01

100

No Strings Attached Math Lesson Plans: Grades 9-12  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-03-06

101

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

102

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shaffer, Donna

103

German Math Skills Sharpeners. Grade 6, 7, 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document consists of three workbooks, one each for grades 6, 7, and 8. The workbooks are designed as review and refresher materials for mathematics. The emphasis is on word problems, all of which are written in German. The workbooks are part of a German language immersion program. (JC)

Milwaukee Public Schools, WI.

104

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Powell, Sarah R.; Seethaler, Pamela M.

2008-01-01

105

Testing CAI Courseware in Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a successful school model that is piloting computer hardware and software while reviewing and modifying classroom strategies and instructional techniques. Discusses the purpose of the school and a typical day of instruction. Lists results for the fifth and sixth grades. (MVL)

Goode, Mike

1988-01-01

106

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

PubMed

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

Hunter Revell, Susan M; McCurry, Mary K

2013-11-01

107

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

2014-01-01

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

Solomon, Pearl Gold

2007-01-01

109

Summertime Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These new paperbacks and recent paperback reprints present simple and complex math concepts as engaging, challenging puzzles and can make math fun for children from preschool through primary grades. (Author/AEF)

Broderick, Kathy

1998-01-01

110

Focus in Grade 1: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fuson, Karen; Clements, Douglas; Beckmann, Sybilla

2010-01-01

111

Focus in Grade 2: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Focus in Grade 2: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points" describes and illustrates learning paths for the mathematical concepts and skills of each grade 2 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…

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2011

2011-01-01

112

College Students' Evaluations of Teaching and Grade Inflation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Eiszler, Charles F.

2002-01-01

113

Readin', 'Rithmetic--Using Children's Literature to Teach Math.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes techniques that utilize literature to help students develop a number sense and to enliven math classes. Books and activities are suggested that address concepts of pattern and order, counting, estimation, factorial analysis, and exponents. Techniques incorporate open-ended discussions that leave room for emotion, intuition,…

Ohanian, Susan

1989-01-01

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murphy, Stuart J.

2000-01-01

115

Constructive Activity for Teaching Elementary-School Math and Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wright, Michael D.; Foster, Patrick N.

1996-01-01

116

dMath: A European Project for the Restatement of Mathematics Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the main characteristics of the dMath project are introduced. With the mathematical modules developed within this project a new tool is made available to the different users as a support of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the context of EHEA and of the Bologna declaration. (Contains 7 figures.)

Bringslid, Odd; Rodriguez, Gerardo; de la Villa, Agustin

2007-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shore, Debra

1991-01-01

118

Upper Elementary Math Lessons: Case Studies of Real Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

119

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2000-01-01

120

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 (Washington, DC, September 25-27, 1998).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1998, the Math Science Education National Board held a convocation on middle grades mathematics that was co-sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Middle School Association (NMSA), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The convocation was structured to present the teaching

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education.

121

Addressing the Three Types of Learning Styles To Enhance the Understanding of Second Grade Math Concepts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this practicum students' (n=27) learning styles were used to develop teaching lessons and strategies that would improve mathematics learning in a second grade classroom. Each child's learning style was determined through the Swassing-Barbe Modality Index (SBMI). Pretests for mathematics concepts were given. Each concept was then taught…

Wojcik, Patricia A.

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

123

Culturally situated design tools: teaching math through culture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

124

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an innovative approach to introducing pre-service early childhood teachers to math, science and technology education. The approach involves the creation of partnerships between pre-service early childhood and engineering students to conceive, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum in the area of math, science and technology…

Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

2005-01-01

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

126

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schwartz, Brian P.

2006-12-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

128

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

129

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martin, Merissa R.; Pickett, Matt T.

2013-01-01

130

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

132

Math Wars: A Guide for Parents and Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Latterell, Carmen M.

2008-01-01

133

Focus in Grade 8: Teaching with Curriculum Focal Points  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Schielack, Jane

2010-01-01

134

Science Teaching Methods Preferred by Grade 9 Students in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

135

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sullivan, Sandra Judd

136

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ulm, Barbara Jean

2004-11-01

137

Social Studies Grade 3: Teaching Systems I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

138

Math Birds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Swope, Darcy M.

2008-01-01

139

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wiscasset Middle School, ME.

140

Attributional patterns and perceptions of math and science among fifth-grade through seventh-grade girls and boys  

Microsoft Academic Search

A culturally and economically diverse group of fifth to seventh graders (n = 361) from Boston-area public schools rated their perceptions for liking and difficulty of core academic subjects, including math and science, and their attributions for explaining performance on a math test. Inconsistent with earlier work, girls and boys reported similar perceptions of core subjects, with all students reporting

Melissa C. Gilbert

1996-01-01

141

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Bers, Marina U.; Portsmore, Merredith

2005-03-01

142

Math Trivia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kuhlmann, Jim

1986-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

144

Teaching Literacy in Sixth Grade. Tools for Teaching Literacy Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wood, Karen; Mraz, Maryann

2005-01-01

145

TEAM TEACHING IN AUSTIN, NON-GRADED SCHOOL.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

HADDAD, DELLA; WATKINS, JOY

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2009-01-01

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2009-01-01

148

25 Activities To Connect Writing and Math, Grades 1-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide teachers with numerous ideas about how to infuse mathematics and writing into their classroom in creative and challenging ways and to encourage students to visualize, speak, and write about math. The activities described here can help students communicate mathematically and realize that there is more to math than…

Freedman, Suzette D.

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

150

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

PubMed Central

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

Mayfield, Kristin H; Vollmer, Timothy R

2007-01-01

151

Teaching Reading: Sourcebook for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Honig, Bill; Diamond, Linda; Gutlohn, Linda

152

Teaching Gifted Students Literature in Grades Seven through Nine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Covey, Barbara L.

153

TEACHING LITERATURE AND READING SIMULTANEOUSLY, NINTH GRADE ENGLISH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

KINKEAD, THOMAS; LEVINE, MILTON

154

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nelson, Steven; Greenough, Richard; Sage, Nicole

2009-01-01

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

158

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

160

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Science/Math Strand, Unit 4, Grade 2, Supplements & Ditto Packet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed for use with unit four of the science/math strand for second graders, the supplement and ditto packet contain visuals, worksheets, and instructional aids referred to in the teacher's guide corresponding to this unit. The brief introductions to kits 13-16 are written in both English and Spanish; all classroom materials for students are in…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Callard-Szulgit, Rosemary; Szulgit, Greg Karl

2005-01-01

162

Educational Investment, Family Context, and Children's Math and Reading Growth from Kindergarten through the Third Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on longitudinal data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, this study used IRT modeling to operationalize a measure of parental educational investments based on Lareau's notion of concerted cultivation. It used multilevel piece-wise growth models regressing children's math and reading achievement…

Cheadle, Jacob E.

2008-01-01

163

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mogard, Sue; McDonnell, Ginny

164

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davis-Wiley, Patricia; Miller, Roy V.

2013-01-01

165

Math Magic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

166

Vocabulary Teaching Strategies: Effects on Vocabulary Recognition and Comprehension at the First Grade Level.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study examined teaching methods for vocabulary at the first grade level. The study compared teaching vocabulary in context and teaching vocabulary in isolation. Subjects were 32 culturally diverse first-grade students from varying socio-economic backgrounds. The sample consisted of 14 boys and 18 girls, heterogeneously grouped. Two teacher-made…

Peitz, Patricia; Vena, Patricia

167

NSDL Math Common Core  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-08-10

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burns, Marilyn

2010-01-01

169

WHAT STRATEGIES CAN I UTILIZE TO OPTIMIZE THE SUCCESS OF AN ADHD-DIAGNOSED STUDENT IN MY EIGHTH GRADE MATH CLASS?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the paper, I attempt to frame the essential elements for creating a classroom climate that will provide maximum opportunity for the success of all my students. Specifically, my question is focused on: As a classroom teacher and educational leader, what strategies can I utilize to optimize the success of an ADHD diagnosed student in my eighth grade math class?

Helen Talbot-Bond

170

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathis, Anita Cannon

2010-01-01

171

The Use of Fuzzy Theory in Grading of Students in Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bjelica, Momcilo; Rankovic, Dragica

2010-01-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rust, Amanda L.

173

Whatcom Community College: Online Math Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

174

Math Pickle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Hamilton, Gordon

2012-01-01

175

Math Machines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2010-05-18

176

Math Olympiad  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2008-09-10

177

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Connell, Susan; O'Connor, Kelly

2007-01-01

178

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Robertson, William C.

2006-01-01

179

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Robertson, William C.

2006-01-01

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yang, Der-Ching; Wu, Wan-Ru

2010-01-01

182

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hong, Guanglei; Yu, Bing

2007-01-01

183

Developing Math Games Based on Children's Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

184

Teaching 5th grade science for aesthetic understanding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Girod, Mark A.

185

Remote Sensing Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

186

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a hands-on science curriculum, which integrates mathematics and supports the development of English language skills, on third grade students' mathematics achievement---specifically the measurement subscale of the statewide assessment. The data draws from a larger 5-year research project consisting of reform-based science curriculum units and teacher workshops designed to promote

Karen H. Adamson

2008-01-01

187

Incorporating corpus linguistics into content teach ing: the feasibility of using small corpus in Singapore prim ary Maths teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

English, Maths, and Mother Tongue are three very importan t subjects for primary students in Singapore. Among them, the first two are of extreme importance. The successful learning of the latter is often affected by that of the former. Nevertheless, teachers of content sub jects are often not fully aware of this. One indicator of this unawareness is that students'

Gong Wengao; Hong Huaqing; Koh Kim Hong

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Little, Angela

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Waters, Hugh E.; Boon, Richard T.

2011-01-01

190

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Crowther, Greg

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lee, Jaekyung; Fish, Reva M.

2010-01-01

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lewis Sanchez, Louise

2007-01-01

196

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

197

Experimental Results of Teaching First Grade Children Strategies for Nonvisual Seriation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the effects of teaching 120 first grade children specific strategies for nonvisual seriation on their performance on post-tests and retention tests. Results show that simple seriation can be learned and retained. (HM)

Padilla, Michael J.; Smith, Edward L.

1979-01-01

198

Teaching Poetry in Elementary Grades: A Review of Related Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to assess current ideas, reveal their shortcomings, and suggest steps for future investigation, this review of the literature on teaching poetry discusses definitions of poetry, references on teaching poetry, teaching methods, poetic forms, experimental research, and the benefits of poetry. The paper concludes that the lack of empirical…

Amann, Theresa N.

199

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

200

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Elementary educators typically have only limited opportunity to teach substantive science units. This is due, in great part, to the current primary focus on literacy and mathematics instruction in the early grades. It is not surprising then, that the time and resources allocated to science teaching are significantly less than those allocated to language arts and mathematics. The integration of

R. Paglierani; I. Hawkins

2004-01-01

201

The Case for Creativity in Math Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After 11 years of teaching, the question the author worries about now is "How do we do this well? How do we engage students in math classes? How do we convince them that math is beautiful, fun and powerful?" For the math department at the author's school, Boston Arts Academy (BAA), the answer has been to infuse creativity into math classes. While…

Lonergan, Mark

2007-01-01

202

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

PubMed

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

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

1999-03-01

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

204

Destination Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

205

Helping Students Get Past Math Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math anxiety can begin as early as the fourth grade and peaks in middle school and high school. It can be caused by past classroom experiences, parental influences, and remembering poor past math performance. Math anxiety can cause students to avoid challenging math courses and may limit their career choices. It is important for teachers, parents…

Scarpello, Gary

2007-01-01

206

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Ruedi Arnold; Marc Langheinrich; Werner Hartmann

2007-01-01

207

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Mathematics, National C.

2010-04-21

208

Math Cats' Math Crafts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-01-01

209

Kids Teaching Kids. Pairing Up with Cross-Grades Pals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When older and younger students are paired, motivation, cooperation, friendship, and self-esteem flourish, and extra learning takes place. The article describes how to match students, presents five cross-grade projects, discusses project evaluation, and offers the option of cross-grade tutors. (SM)

Haluska, Rena; Gillen, Dorothy

1995-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Operations Research Society of America, Arlington, VA.

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

213

The Constructivist Teaching Inventory: A New Instrument for Assessing Constructivist Teaching Practices in the Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of constructivist teaching methods, the Constructivist Teaching Inventory (CTI), was developed and assessed, the assessment focusing on the validity and reliability of the instrument. A pool of items measuring the presence of identified elements of constructivist teaching was developed; items were…

Greer, Margaret A.; Hudson, Lynne M.; Wiersma, William

214

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Devlin-Scherer, Roberta

2005-01-01

215

Health Education Community Health Teaching Supports. Grade 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

216

The Joys of Teaching the Upper Elementary Grades  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Reifman, Steve

2009-01-01

217

Collaborative Teaching in the Middle Grades: Inquiry Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Becker, Helaine

2005-01-01

218

Inservice Guide to Teaching Measurement: Kindergarten Through Grade Eight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California State Department of Education has developed a guide on teaching the metric system. The guide will be distributed to every elementary school in the state. Department staff will conduct regional conferences to train local people who in turn will conduct workshops on the use of the guide. (SD)

Webster, William E.; Tardif, Robert F.

1975-01-01

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jay, M. Ellen; Jay, Hilda L.

220

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marsh, Herbert W.; Roche, Lawrence A.

2000-01-01

221

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Damrongpanit, Suntonrapot; Reungtragul, Auyporn

2013-01-01

222

Math Munch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Weltman, Anna; Lanier, Justin; Salomon, Paul

2013-01-01

223

Medication Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Joey

2008-10-16

224

Dimensions For Living; A Teaching Guide, Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist young people to live together more harmoniously, this second of a series of three detailed teacher's guides is meant for grades 4-6. The goal of the program is to integrate into the classroom those activities and experiences which will assist the student to appreciate the enduring importance of family life, to develop a strong…

Bruce, Jean C.; And Others

225

Dimensions For Living; A Teaching Guide, Grades 7-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist young people to live together more harmoniously, this third of a series of three detailed teacher's guides is meant for grades 7-12. The goal of the program is to integrate into the classroom those activities and experiences which will assist the student to appreciate the enduring importance of family life, to develop a strong…

Bruce, Jean C.; And Others

226

Dimensions For Living; A Teaching Guide, Grades K-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to assist young people to live together more harmoniously, this first of a series of three detailed teacher's guides is meant for grades K-3. The goal of the program is to integrate into the classroom those activities and experiences which will assist the student to appreciate the enduring importance of family life, to develop a strong…

Bruce, Jean C.; And Others

227

Teaching Writing in Canadian Middle Grades Classrooms: A National Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

228

Activities for Teaching about Aging: Primary and Intermediate Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over 350 activities are suggested for primary and intermediate grade students to learn about aging and older adults. They have been designed for with use with already existing curricula, so that teachers will not feel a need to plan an entire unit on aging. Interdisciplinary in nature, the activities are listed according to the subject areas for…

Atwood, H. Mason, Ed.

229

Everything You Need To Know To Teach First Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a step-by-step guide to creating a smoothly functioning, literacy-rich first-grade classroom. It helps teachers do such things as bond with their new classes, create happy and cohesive environments, develop students' organizational skills and self-control, keep students motivated, integrate children's literature and the arts…

Dragan, Pat Barrett

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

231

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Olgan, Refika

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

234

Team Teaching. A Descriptive and Evaluative Study of a Program for the Primary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Team teaching was introduced in a summer academic program for grades one through three in Concord, California. Each team was composed of three or four teachers and a teacher aide. A total of 410 children were assigned to four teams, and curriculum was basically enrichment oriented with assistance for those with remedial problems. The curriculum…

Wall, Harvey R.; Reasoner, Robert W.

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rabbidge, Michael; Lorenzutti, Nico

2013-01-01

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Aceves, Edward A., Comp.

237

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

238

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tutak, Tayfun; Turkdogan, Ali; Birgin, Osman

2009-01-01

239

Teaching Methodology in a First-Grade French-Immersion Class  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This micro-ethnographic classroom-based case study explores the teaching methodology in a first-grade French-immersion class. This study was carried out in a public elementary immersion school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where English-speaking children throughout the school learn the school curriculum through a second language (French), starting in…

Akcan, Sumru

2004-01-01

240

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

241

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lovell, Meridith; Phillips, Linda

2009-01-01

244

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

246

Oklahoma Educational Status Study. Reading and Math. Grades 3, 6, 9, 12. School Year 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To comply with the Oklahoma legislative intent, a statewide random sample of students in grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 were tested in mathematics and reading. Students in grades 3, 6, and 9 were administered the California Achievement Tests (CAT), reading and mathematics subtests. It was concluded that: more students scored above, rather than below,…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma Educational Status Study. Reading and Math. Grades 3, 6, 9, 12. School Year 1977-78.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oklahoma Educational Status Study was conducted to determine student achievement in reading and mathematics. A stratified random sampling of students in grades 3, 6, and 9, were administered the mathematics and reading subtests of the California Achievement Tests (CAT); twelfth grade students were administered only a criterion-referenced test,…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

248

Beyond Right Answers: Math and the CCSS  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wessling, Sarah B.

2013-02-19

249

ExploreLearning: Interactive Math and Science Simulations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-08-08

250

Teaching a Megacourse: Adventures in Environmental Policy, Team Teaching, and Group Grading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the evolution, organization, content, and teaching of a six-credit, two-semester, team-taught course on selected problems in environmental law that would expose students to more practical aspects of environmental law than most courses, break out of conventional conceptual boxes, improve teaching, and be fun for students. The course…

Corcos, Christine A.; Durchslag, Melvyn R.; Morriss, Andrew P.; Wagner, Wendy E.

1997-01-01

251

PBS Teachersource: Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brought to us by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Mathline is both a project and a website. A wonderful resource for teachers, Math Concepts provides monthly activities that relate mathematical concepts to real-world situations. Health is the current featured topic. Previous topics include baseball, softball and Earth Day. Teaching Tips offers parent and teacher sections that cover such topics as teaching strategy, using real data, and gender equity. Other sections of the site include Math Challenges; Career Connections, which highlights an individual and their profession; Assessment, which provides teachers with methods for assessing student's mathematical abilities; and Resources for each of the Concepts as well as for math in general. Although the project is fee based, all material on the website is freely available.

1998-01-01

252

Maths, Stats & OR Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

Blake, John

2009-03-10

253

Moving Math Outdoors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Touts using the schoolyard for teaching mathematics. Mathematics is a way of describing the world and its patterns; schoolyards are especially suited to concept application and problem solving. Mathematics in a natural setting also allows students and teachers to meet learning objectives in more than one subject area. Includes math activities for…

Bezanson, Char; Killion, Judith

2001-01-01

254

Understanding Math - Teachers Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The teacher's guide for the remedial text-workbook "Understanding Math" discusses instruction of the deaf student. An answer key for workbooks 1 and 2, a section with masters for transparencies to be used for games and activities and for teaching fractions, and two patterns for making geometric solids are included in the guide. For workbooks 1 and…

Wyks, Hollis W.; Austin, Robert J.

255

Math for Love  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Finkle, Dan; Cook, Kathleen

2013-01-01

256

Writing to Learn Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Denise

2007-08-21

257

Math Magician.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bailey, Anne Lowrey

1984-01-01

258

Singapore Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

259

Math Curse or Math Anxiety?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the phenomenon of math anxiety in a group of elementary school students by observing and conducting a survey to identify where students fit into the continuum of mathematics confidence. Discusses strategies to reduce math anxiety. (ASK)

Stuart, Vanessa B.

2000-01-01

260

MathDL Mathematical Communication  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

261

Exploring caves: teaching packet for grades K-3  

USGS Publications Warehouse

"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.

U.S. Geological Survey

1998-01-01

262

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wickett, Maryann; Hendrix-Martin, Eunice

2011-01-01

263

Beyond the Bubble, Grades 2-3: How to Use Multiple-Choice Tests to Improve Math Instruction, Grades 2-3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wickett, Maryann; Hendrix-Martin, Eunice

2011-01-01

264

Math Instruction for English Language Learners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Robertson, Kristina

2009-01-01

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

266

Growth in Rapid Automatized Naming from Grades K to 8 in Children with Math or Reading Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mazzocco, Michèle M. M.; Grimm, Kevin J.

2013-01-01

267

Cross-Discipline Teaching for English Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Upczak-Garcia, Anne

2012-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Mellas, Laurie

1998-01-01

269

Using accessible math textbooks with students who have learning disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Preston Lewis; Steve Noble; Neil Soiffer

2010-01-01

270

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

PubMed

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

Mazzocco, Michèle M M; Grimm, Kevin J

2013-01-01

271

Implementing Reciprocal Teaching with Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students in Content Area Reading. Technical Report No. 586.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine the implementation of reciprocal teaching with fourth- and fifth-grade students as they read their social studies and science textbooks. A distinctive feature of the study was that reciprocal teaching procedures were used in a whole-class, rather than a small-group instructional setting. Three teachers and 67…

Bottomley, Diane; Osborn, Jean

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

273

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

2006-01-01

274

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Yang, Hsiu-Ting; Wang, Kuo-Hua

2013-12-01

275

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Nejem, Khamis Mousa; Muhanna, Wafa

2013-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sahin, Cavus

2010-01-01

278

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

279

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Co-teaching is a method that is increasing within schools across the US as educators strive to leave no child behind. It is a costly method, having two paid instructors in one classroom, with an average of 24 students shared between them. If it significantly increases the achievement of all students, it is well worth the costs involved. However, few studies have analyzed the effectiveness of this method on student achievement. This research follows the academic accomplishments of students in a ninth grade physical science course. Nine sections of the course "Force and Motion" were taught with a single teacher, and two additional sections were co-taught, one led by a science-certified and special educator, and another co-taught by two science certified teachers. Subgroup achievement performance was analyzed to determine whether significant differences exist between students with or without IEPs, as well as other factors such as free and reduced lunch status or gender. The results show significance with the presence of a co-teacher, while there is minimal effect size of co-teaching in this study for students with IEPs. The benefactors in these ninth grade co-taught classes were the students without IEPs, an unintended result of co-teaching.

LaFever, Karen M.

280

Teaching nature of science explicitly in a first-grade internship setting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This case study focused on a preservice teachers' (Morgan) efforts to explicitly emphasize nature of science (NOS) elements in her first-grade internship classroom. The study assessed the change in first grade students' views of the inferential, tentative, and creative NOS as a result of the explicit instruction. Morgan held appropriate views of NOS, had the intention and motivation to teach NOS, and had a supporting experience explicitly emphasizing NOS embedded in physics content to peer college students. Data sources included weekly classroom observations of explicit NOS science lessons taught by Morgan, interview of Morgan to determine that her views of NOS were informed and that she would have the NOS content knowledge to teach in line with recommended reforms, and interviews of the first-grade students pre- and postinstruction to determine the influence of Morgan's instruction on their views of observation and inference, the tentative NOS, and the creative and imaginative NOS. Data were analyzed to determine (a) the approaches Morgan used to emphasize NOS in her instruction, and (b) students' views of NOS pre- and postinstruction to track change in their views. It was found that Morgan was able to explicitly emphasize NOS using three teacher-designed methods, and that the influence on student views of the inferential, tentative, and creative NOS was positive. Implications for teacher development are provided.

Akerson, Valarie L.; Volrich, Morgan L.

2006-04-01

281

MathFROG  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

282

Math Games  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lorenzi, Natalie

2012-01-01

283

Curious Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2005-11-08

284

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

285

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Delacruz, Girlie C.

2011-01-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pearl, Barbara

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Billingsley, Glenna; Scheuermann, Brenda; Webber, Jo

2009-01-01

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

289

Reinventing Math Instruction with Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2013-06-25

290

Math Projects Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

291

Math Projects Journal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

292

The Math Wars  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Alan H. Schoenfeld

2004-01-01

293

Mixing In Math Card Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

294

Neighborhood Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Online, Pbs

2007-12-12

295

The Math Images Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

296

Math2.org  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

297

Space Math IX  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

298

Math/Science Nucleus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Math/Science Nucleus is a non-profit organization composed of scientists, educators, and community members focused on education and research. It provides a resource center designed to develop problem solving capacity through science for the world's children. A free online reference science curriculum for elementary grades is provided including lesson plans. Additionally, online animated storybooks and slideshows guide educators in how to integrate science content into children's lives.

2004-11-28

299

BasketMath Interactive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Cummings, Robert; Software, Science A.

2003-01-01

300

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morgan, Sarah Perry

301

Math Challenge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will have the opportunity to use the web to do math problems related to combinations, finding possibilities, and counting. Students: Your job is to complete these two assignments, write out your answers on a sheet of paper, and submit them in class when finished. 1. Find out which combination is best by doing the Pumpkin Patch Challenge: Math Challenge 2. Answer questions 1 and 2 of \\"Let Me Count ...

Jones, Miss

2005-10-24

302

Magnetic Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 37 space science mathematical problems, several of which use authentic science data. The problems involve math skills such as unit conversions, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, graph analysis, vectors, scientific notation, and many others. Learners will use mathematics to explore science topics related to Earth's magnetic field, space weather, the Sun, and other related concepts. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

303

Interpreting Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module is to give you practice preparing for and interpreting in math education settings. 1. Activate your extra linguistic knowledge (ELK) in preparation for interpreting a math lesson. Visit the Solving Equations website and familiarize yourself with the steps for solving linear equations. Clarify any concepts you do not understand. (Remember that you cannot interpret what you do not understand.) Solving Equations 2. Begin working on ...

2007-10-01

304

Math Patterns  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will learn the concepts of a math pattern through a tutorial, then explore the new information with interactive pattern games. Today you will learn more about patterns in mathematics. Please go to this link and complete the interactive lesson. math pattern tutorial Now go to this web site to practice identifying random patterns. pattern generator Finally, go to this web site to practice and explore. PBS Cyberchase- pattern game After the teacher has signaled, please answer the following questions. What is ...

Thorpe, Ms.

2006-10-10

305

Math Fundamentals PoW Packet - Wooden Legs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This packet of information for teachers is designed to be used with the Wooden Legs Problem of the Week from the Math Forum collection for grades 3 to 5. The sample problem provides an exemplar of the type of problem teachers can use to promote students' mathematical thinking and engage their interest. The key concepts in this problem include pattern identification and multiples. The packet contains the sample problem, standards alignment to the Common Core State Standards, possible solutions, teaching suggestions, a print-ready copy of the problem, and a problem-specific scoring rubric.

Mead, Claire

2011-01-01

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

307

Making the Math/Science Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sherman, Laurel Galbraith

1989-01-01

308

Transforming Teaching in Math and Science: How Schools and Districts Can Support Change. Sociology of Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers often want new ideas and approaches to improve their teaching but their efforts are often blocked by structural constraints in their districts and schools. This book answers the question of how schools can overcome these barriers to provide more supportive environments for change through the study of six cases of schools and districts in…

Gamoran, Adam; Anderson, Charles W.; Quiroz, Pamela Anne; Secada, Walter G.; Williams, Tona; Ashmann, Scott

309

Learning Style Needs of At-Risk Students: Teaching Math and Social Studies the Way They Learn.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extensive data verify the existence of individual differences among youngsters: differences so extreme that identical methods, resources, or grouping procedures can prevent or block learning for most of them. While research shows that most students cannot learn effectively by just listening and imitating, most teachers continue to teach as they…

Midkiff, Ruby Bostick; And Others

310

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fahy, Cynthia; And Others

311

Sort and Classify Math and Science Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article by Gail Gerdemann of Oregon State University shows teachers of K-2 classes how to use rocks, leaves, and other natural objects (instead of commercial math manipulatives) to teach children science and mathematics skills.

Daniel Arp (Oregon State University;); Gail Gerdemann (Oregon State University;)

2010-06-18

312

Math Cats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Patti, Wendy

313

An Experimental Evaluation of Four Elementary School Math Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara

2010-01-01

314

Math Is in the Eye of the Beholder.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A researcher surveyed 161 students in adult education math classes at four community colleges in Illinois and 13 adult education math teachers. Both groups were asked to complete the survey from the viewpoint of a student. The respondents were asked what should math classes teach; what kind of problems they most enjoy working on in class; whether…

Diamond, Judith

315

Mobile math: math educators and students engage in mobile learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Teresa Franklin; Li-Wei Peng

2008-01-01

316

Is Victor Better than Victoria at Maths?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stelios N. Georgiou; Panayiotis Stavrinides; Theano Kalavana

2007-01-01

317

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

2013-01-01

318

Make Math Merry - III: An Instructional Activity Guide for Teaching Remedial Mathematics in Grades 9-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These materials were designed to help remedial students increase mathematics proficiency on topics found in the Regents Competency Testing Program. The activities developed come complete with questions, "cards," and/or sample gameboards. Included in each activity is a list of materials needed. Several different activities often use the same…

Brown, Clem; And Others

319

The Effects of the Multiple Intelligence Teaching Strategy on the Academic Achievement of Eighth Grade Math Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Education has been the platform of many individuals in and out of politics. Often, the topic is focused on school test scores, student achievement, and the demand for highly qualified teachers in the classroom. The No Child Left Behind legislation mandates school systems to adhere to a curriculum that promotes academic growth. Therefore, teachers…

Douglas, Onika; Burton, Kimberly Smith; Reese-Durham, Nancy

2008-01-01

320

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

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In present age we are witnesses and practioners of computer-based education which is highly speed progressing. The computer-based\\u000a education allows educators and students to use educational programming language and e-tutors to teach and learn, to interact\\u000a with one another and share together the results of their work. The computer-based education is done possible by special electronic\\u000a tools among which the

Pellumb Kllogjeri

2010-01-01

321

How's Your Plumbing. [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cook, Paul

322

Twinning and Winning! Hokkaido, Japan, and Alberta, Canada. A Grade 7, Topic B, Social Studies Teaching Resource.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching unit celebrates the 15th anniversary of the twinning of the prefecture of Hokkaido (Japan) and the province of Alberta (Canada) by providing students opportunities to learn more about the two areas and their relationships. Coordinated to address objectives in the grade 7 program of studies on cultural transition, the activities…

Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.

323

Mary Lake: A Case Study of Fifth Grade Social Studies (American History) Teaching. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 26.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study of the methods of teaching U.S. history that have been developed by an exemplary fifth-grade teacher is presented. It includes description, rationale, and examples of the instructor's overall approach, along with detailed recording of everything done during a month-long unit on the English colonies. The teacher's approach is notable…

Brophy, Jere

324

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ford, Nelson S.

326

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaya, Deniz; Kesan, Cenk; Izgiol, Dilek

2013-01-01

327

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

328

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Selman, Christine Cherry

2011-01-01

329

Creepy Critters (Snakes). [Aids to Individualize the Teaching of Science, Mini-Course Units for Grades 7, 8, and 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Best, Terrence

330

Science: A Unit on Microbiology; Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Children Science in Grades Four Through Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide for teaching science to gifted intermediate grade students presents material to be used for a unit on microbiology, as well as suggestions for a second unit on the subject. Examined in the unit are the structures, functions, growth, development, uses, and environments of different kinds of microorganisms, with an emphasis on…

Muir, Raquel

331

Studying Light in the Fifth Grade: A Case Study of Text-Based Science Teaching. Research Series No. 129.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study documents text-based science instruction as it actually occurred in the classroom of a fifth-grade teacher teaching the unit on light found in "Exploring Science" by M.K. Blecha, P.C. Gega, and M. Green (1979, Laidlaw Brothers). The study, focusing on the nature of and reasons for the teacher's successes and failures, examined the…

Slinger, Lucille A.; And Others

332

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, S. Alan; Rodriquez, Samuel

1980-01-01

333

Materialien und Modelle fuer den Englischunterricht in der Sekundarstufe 2 (Materials and Models for Teaching English at Secondary Grade 2)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents several new series of booklets for English, Secondary Grade 2, examining each of them as to scope, variety, real-life quality, explanations of words and things, study questions, and the instruction models in the teacher's manual. Teaching aims and emphasis of each series are critically discussed. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

Frischkorn, Krista

1976-01-01

334

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Paglierani, R.; Hawkins, I.

335

Math Lessons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Glosser, Gisele

336

Math anxiety in elementary and secondary school students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Allan Wigfield; Judith L. Meece

1988-01-01

337

Accelerated Math[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

What Works Clearinghouse, 2011

2011-01-01

338

Are We All Technically Prepared?--Teachers' Perspective on the Causes of Comfort or Discomfort in Using Computers at Elementary Grade Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated elementary grade teachers' personal experience with instructional computing in classroom instruction and depicts the causes of comfort or discomfort among teachers in using computers at elementary grade teaching. The specific study involved ten elementary grade teachers from randomly selected schools in Western New York.…

Guha, Smita

2003-01-01

339

Marble Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Artgig, Llc

2013-09-15

340

Carousel Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Carousels are as reliant on the laws of motion as roller coasters. Take a ride on the new Bear Mountain Carousel at Bear Mountain State Park in New York. After enjoying the ride, take the data that has been collected and use the applet to explore the math behind this amusement park ride.

Forum, Math; Ii, Web F.

2003-01-01

341

Talking Maths  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Murray, Jenny

2006-01-01

342

Developmental Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This set of videos, authored by Salman Khan of the Khan Academy, provides worked developmental math examples from the Monterey Institute. These start at a fairly basic level and would prepare a student for the set of Algebra I worked examples. After completion, students should gain a fundamental understanding of mathematics and future studies.

Khan, Salman

2010-12-17

343

Mars Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This book contains 24 illustrated math problem sets based on a weekly series of space science problems. Each set of problems is contained on one page. The problems were created to be authentic glimpses of modern science and engineering issues, often involving actual research data. Learners will use mathematics to explore problems that include basic scales and proportions, fractions, scientific notation, algebra, and geometry.

344

Math Appeal  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tang, Greg

2013-01-08

345

Math Potatoes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tang, Greg

2013-06-25

346

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

PubMed

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

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

2010-01-01

347

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

PubMed Central

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.

McManus, Jeffrey M.; Shaw, Kendrick M.

2010-01-01

348

A Girls' Math Olympiad Team.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Shares experiences with coaching the Sixth-grade Math Olympiad Team in a middle school. Discusses the Olympiad and concludes that this activity is one way of providing mathematical experiences that have an enriching effect on young women and encourage their personal and mathematical growth. (ASK)

Volpe, Betty J.

1999-01-01

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Barriett Jackson

2011-01-01

350

The Impact of TESOL on Maths and Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article looks at a teacher trainer development programme designed in response to the shift from Malay-medium to English-medium instruction in Malaysian secondary maths and science teaching. The programme presented a group of 25 Malaysian maths and science teachers with principles and methods from teaching English to speakers of other…

Feryok, Anne

2008-01-01

351

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

352

Financial Education in the Math Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

353

Polyhedra, Learning by Building: Design and Use of a Math-Ed. Tool  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a preliminary report on design features of large, light-weight, modular equilateral triangles and classroom activities developed for using them. They facilitate the fast teaching of three dimensional geometry together with basic math skills, and create a lasting motivational impact on low achievers and their subsequent performance in math and science. In directed discovery activities, lasting from 20 to

Simon Morgan; Eva Knoll

354

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-12-01

355

Chickscope : egg Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-12-12

356

Math Science Partnerships: Addressing the Recommendations of the Glenn Commission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In September, 2000 the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century released "Before It?s Too Late," a report on the quality of science and mathematics teaching in the nations K-12 classrooms. The report draws three major conclusions: 1) our future well-being depends on how well we educate our children in mathematics and science; 2) we are not doing the job that we should or can do in teaching our children to understand and use ideas from these fields; 3) the most powerful instrument for improving science and mathematics education is to improve teaching in these fields. Based on this analysis, three specific goals were recommended: 1) establish an ongoing system to improve the quality of mathematics and science teaching in grades K-12; 2) increase significantly the number of mathematics and science teachers and improve the quality of their preparation; and 3) improve the working environment and make the teaching profession more attractive for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. This talk will provide an overview of the report and discuss the role of the Math Science Partnership program in meeting its goals.

Rosen, L. P.

2002-05-01

357

Math Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this 7.5 minute video educator Ian Byrd proposes three pencil and paper math games that are simple to learn and that develop students' ability to abstract their strategies. Game of 100 and Heaps, both Nim-type games, also develop facility in adding and subtracting whole numbers, while Cram strengthens spatial reasoning. All three games can be adapted, encouraging students to generalize their strategies into algorithms. Byrd includes links to Wikipedia articles on the games.

2013-01-01

358

Math Jeopardy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is intended to support a Family Math Night at a K-6 school. It is a game played by two teams of students and requires a chalk board or white board. A master of ceremonies keeps the questions. The example questions come in several categories (Arithmetic, Estimation, Geometry, Measurement, Puzzles, Work and Money) and have different point values within each category. Rules and a question bank are provided.

2011-01-01

359

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kostos, Kathleen; Shin, Eui-kyung

2010-01-01

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Poetter, Thomas S.

2012-01-01

361

Math-Kitecture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

363

A Maths Dictionary for Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Eather, Jenny.

2002-01-01

364

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Juliette D. G. Goldman

2011-01-01

365

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.

366

Connecting Mathematics and Science: A Learning Community That Helps Math-Phobic Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many undergraduate students admit to having a fear of math courses. To address this issue, the authors created a learning community that teaches math content in the context of science. This paper outlines the positive learning and dispositional results of

Arnett, Amy; Van Horn, Doug

2009-07-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

368

Maths Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maths Online is a site operated at the University of Vienna in Austria. Its purpose is to provide an interactive multimedia learning environment for high school and college level mathematics students and teachers. Its main section is the Gallery. Here, users can choose from a large selection of over twenty topics; each one has Java applets or other activities that demonstrate the associated principles. Interactive tests are also given that cover areas such as sets, functions, limiting processes, differentiation, and integration. The material presented on this site can be downloaded for offline use.

369

How They Do It in Hungary: Elementary Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-01-01

370

73 FR 35472 - The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program and Other...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...as math, science, or a foreign...education'' and ``English...immersion classrooms. Discussion...define all classroom teaching...includes math, science, and other defined...consider all classroom teaching...includes math, science, and other...

2008-06-23

371

Family Math Night: Math Standards in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why should your school have a Family Math Night?: (1) Help students learn essential math concepts; (2) Give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and (3) Promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry…

Taylor-Cox, Jennifer

2005-01-01

372

Effects of Teaching with Mosston's Command, Practice, and Reciprocal Styles on Affective Reactions of Sixth-Grade Students toward Physical Education Lessons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study deals with the effects of teaching based on Mosston and Ashtworth's reciprocal style on primary school sixth-grade students' attitudes toward physical education lessons. The study used a pretest-posttest control group design on 37 students from two sixth-grade classes at Demirlibahce primary school, Ankara, Turkey. The study lasted 14…

Yoncalik, Oguzhan; Yetim, A. Azmi; Senel, Omer

2009-01-01

373

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Colasanti, Angela M.; Follo, Eric

374

Economics in Social Studies Textbooks. An Evaluation of the Economics and the Teaching Strategies in Social Studies Textbooks, Elementary Grades (1-6).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report is an evaluation of the economic content and teaching strategies of social studies textbooks that are used in grades one through six. The study, supported by the Sears-Roebuck Foundation, was part of a kindergarten through grade twelve assessment of the treatment of economics in social studies textual materials made under the direction…

Davison, Donald G.; And Others

375

Math and Science Partnership Program  

NSF Publications Database

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. Higher education core partners reward faculty in mathematics, the sciences and/or engineering for strengthening their own teaching practices and for their work in K-20 mathematics and science education, including K-12 teacher preparation and professional development. For all Targeted and Institute ...

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Arapahoe County School District 6, Littleton, CO.

377

Math Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are some fun games that will allow you to work on some of your math skills, each game is different so I want you to play the two that you think you would like the most. Everyday you will pick a different two games until you have played all of them. To choose a game, click on the highlighted words. After you have played all of the games you will pick a new game each day and write down the game you played on the game list that will be on the teachers desk. Have fun and learn a lot!! Algebra Playing With Patterns!! This game allows you to help Paul find matching patterns. Click on your answer and see if you are correct! It is a ...

Cooley, Mr.

2011-11-12

378

Analyze Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by Dr. Abdelkader Dendane, a lecturer at the United Arab Emirates University, the Analyze Math website is designed to provide curious minds with access to in-depth tutorials on such topics as logarithmic functions, systems of linear equations, and calculus. The site also covers materials from the fields of trigonometry and the sometimes vexing field of statistics. Utilizing Java applets, the different sections allow for interactive explorations of these areas of interest, and visitors just need to scroll down through the homepage to find the subject they are having difficulty understanding. The siteâÂÂs layout is fairly self-explanatory, and with the use of a projection device, materials from this site could be put to good use in the classroom.

Dendane, Abdelkader

379

We Love Math!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents innovative, multiple intelligence math practices that can boost student learning and promote fun in the classroom. Suggestions include doing picture book math, working on open-ended problems, doing math all day and everywhere, and working on cooperative group math. (SM)

Prescott, Jennifer O.

2001-01-01

380

Lift the Math Curse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"When am I ever going to use this?" This question is heard or thought in every middle-level math class across the land. Teachers struggle to apply math lessons to everyday life and make math meaningful and useful for their students. This author, too, struggled with this problem, until she read the book "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka (Viking Books,…

Albrecht, Cathlene

2006-01-01

381

Math Sense: Placement Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Math Sense consists of five books that develop from basic to more advanced math skills. This document contains a placement test used with Math Sense to help students and their teachers decide into which Math Sense book to begin working. The placement test is divided into six parts, each consisting of 10 to 22 problems, and is based on exit skill…

2003

382

MATH: What's the Problem?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most agree that math smarts are essential to the countryâs future. Yet, U.S. studentsâ math scores rank below those of many other countries. Why do so many people struggle with math? Why is math so important, anyway? This site contains videos of discussions with educators and researchers addressing these questions.

383

Meaningful Maths: Teaching Map Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whittle, Miranda Pacaya

2007-01-01

384

Teaching Culturally Disadvantaged Pupils (Grades K-12). Unit V: Teaching the Culturally Disadvantaged Student--Part I.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The fifth in a series of teacher education units emphasizes the specific problems of teaching disadvantaged students. Discussed are research and its relationship to classroom teachers, the need for research about pupils, the teacher-pupil relationship, and the instructional program. One section of the document is devoted to ways in which teachers…

Johnson, Kenneth R.

385

Ideas for Teaching English, Grades 7-8-9: Successful Practices in the Junior High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These suggested teaching practices for the junior high school are in the form of reprinted journal articles and special reports from classroom teachers. Ideas for teaching composition deal specifically with descriptive, narrative, and creative writing; helping students develop their imaginations; assigning topics for compositions; and evaluating…

National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

387

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

388

The Effect of Constructivist Science Teaching on 4th Grade Students' Understanding of Matter  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last three decades, the constructivist approach has been the dominant ideology in the field of educational research. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of constructivist science teaching on the students' understanding about matter, and to compare the effectiveness of a constructivist approach over traditional teaching methods.…

Cakici, Yilmaz; Yavuz, Gulben

2010-01-01

389

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

390

AAA Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons. Unlimited practice is available on each topic. Wide range of lessons (Kindergarten through Eighth grade). Practices provide immediate feedback to the user in a non-threatening format which helps build self-esteem and confidence.

391

Space Weather Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a booklet containing 96 mathematics problems involving skills relating to algebra, fractions, graph analysis, geometry, measurement, scale, calculus, and other topics. Learners will use mathematics to explore NASA science and space exploration content relating to space weather, the study of the Sun and its interactions with Earth. Each problem or problem set is introduced with a brief paragraph about the underlying science, written in a simplified, non-technical jargon where possible. Problems are often presented as a multi-step or multi-part activities, and there are problem sets for learners in grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. This booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Actuarial Foundation, 2013

2013-01-01

393

Yummy Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Brian Marks and Leslie Lewis maintain this blog dedicated to providing upper elementary and middle school teachers with rich, real-world problems intended to engage students in reasoning, critical thinking, questioning, and communication. The problems address the NCTM Process Standards and are aligned with the Common Core Standards and Mathematical Practices. Problems can be browsed by category or from a "bird's eye" listing. Activities (pdf) are free; paid members ($15/year) gain access to solutions, teaching tips, and other teacher support materials.

Marks, Brian

2013-01-01

394

Examining the Second Grade Mathematics Classroom from a Social-Constructivist Perspective: The Interrelationship of Teaching, Learning, Learning To Teach and Teaching To Learn.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an attempt to document the connection between the way children construct mathematics in the second grade and the way student teachers construct their knowledge base. The study examines how student teachers integrate their formal and informal knowledge of mathematics and mathematics pedagogy with the reality of the second grade

Shane, Ruth

395

An Integration of Math with Auto Technician Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Valenzuela, Hector

2012-01-01

396

Suggestions for Teaching Mathematics Using Laboratory Approaches Grades 1-6. 3. Geometry. Experimental Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide describes activities and materials which can be used in a mathematics laboratory approach to a basic mathematics program for grades 1-6. Thirty-five activities pertaining to geometric concepts are described in terms of purpose, suggested grade levels, materials needed, and procedures. Some concepts included in the guide are: basic…

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

397

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guskey, Thomas R.; Lindle, Jane C.

398

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2013-01-01

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Conklin, Hilary G.; Daigle, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

401

Statistics and probability. Grades 6-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Center, Education D.

2003-01-01

402

An Investigation of Detect, Practice, and Repair to Remedy Math-Fact Deficits in a Group of Third-Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A multiple-probe-across-problem-sets (tasks) design was used to evaluate the effects of the Detect, Practice, and Repair (DPR) on multiplication-fact fluency development in seven third-grade students nominated by their teacher as needing remediation. DPR is a multicomponent intervention and begins with a group-administered, metronome-paced…

Poncy, Brian C.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Axtell, Philip K.

2010-01-01

403

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

PubMed Central

Errors in written multi-digit computation were investigated in children with math difficulties. Third-and fourth-grade children (n = 291) with coexisting math and reading difficulties, math difficulties, reading difficulties, or no learning difficulties were compared. A second analysis compared those with severe math learning difficulties, low average achievement in math, and no learning difficulties. Math fact errors were related to the severity of the math difficulties, not to reading status. Contrary to predictions, children with poorer reading, regardless of math achievement, committed more visually based errors. Operation switch errors were not systematically related to group membership. Teacher ratings of behavioral inattention were related to accuracy, math fact errors, and procedural bugs. The findings are discussed with respect to hypotheses about the cognitive origins of arithmetic errors and in relation to current discussions about how to conceptualize math disabilities.

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

2009-01-01

404

Putting Math Into Family Life: What's Possible for Working Parents?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A set of parent-child math activities designed to help busy, working parents do math with their children as part of everyday situations such as cleaning up and making dinner included basic steps, variations, and information on working with children were developed for families with elementary grades children aged approximately 5 to 11 and…

Kliman, Marlene; Mokros, Jan; Parkes, Alana

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this book, author Catherine Jones Kuhns introduces student- and teacher-friendly math activities designed to get students thinking like mathematicians and loving mathematics, while addressing content standards through grade 2. She also shows how to make math fun for students, get children actively engaged in learning, create a student-centered…

Kuhns, Catherine Jones

2006-01-01

406

The Effect of Cooperative Groups on Math Anxiety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Batton, Melissa

2010-01-01

407

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

PubMed

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

Wang, Ming-Te

2012-11-01

408

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wisniewski, Zeda G.; Smith, Denise

409

Women in Math Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Women in Math Web site features an extensive, searchable bibliography of publications on topics such as gender and mathematics and feminist theories of science. The site is housed at the University of Oregon and provides biographies on women in mathematics, links to math history sites, and information about associations of interest to women in math. Visit to learn about career and academic opportunities, statistics on women in math, and related conferences and workshops.

Vitulli, Marie

2009-03-17

410

Stepping Up to Science and Math  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Goldston, Dee

2004-01-01

411

Tic Tac Toe Math. Train the Trainer.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Center for Alternative Learning, Bryn Mawr, PA.

412

Measuring Maths Study Support  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents evidence that maths diagnostic assessments, consequent individualized learning programmes and face-to-face maths study support can combine to significantly increase maths related module pass rates and scores for undergraduate engineering students. It is argued that simply having a quiet, relaxed, supported study area,…

Patel, Chetna; Little, John

2006-01-01

413

Solving America's Math Problem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern about students' math achievement is nothing new, and debates about the mathematical training of the nation's youth date back a century or more. In the early 20th century, American high-school students were starkly divided, with rigorous math courses restricted to a college-bound elite. At midcentury, the "new math" movement sought,…

Vigdor, Jacob

2013-01-01

414

Math and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: MATH AND BEYOND is a schoolwide math incentive program designed to encourage students--and their parents--to investigate and explore the world of mathematics beyond those experiences provided during the school day. The program focuses on experiences and activities in seven different areas of math:…

Solana Beach Elementary School District, CA.

415

Effects of Preservice Teachers' Math Literacy in a Tutorial Field Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Schools emphasize reading readiness, reading comprehension, and math because of end of grade testing and accountability. Math literacy is an important factor in math readiness and application. Children may have large vocabularies and sight word recognition needed for learning to read and comprehend, but may lack the necessary vocabulary or definitions of the same site words to learn mathematics.

Mary Timothy; Arthur Quickenton

416

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hankes, Judith Elaine

417

Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moomaw, Sally

2011-01-01

418

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

419

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Corbin, Denee J.

420

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

421

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moita-Lopes, Luiz Paulo

2006-01-01

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kruk, Ihor

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Souto-Manning, Mariana

2013-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Herczog, Michelle

2012-01-01

427

TEAM TEACHING ENGLISH ACROSS GRADE LINES USING SELECTED ABILITY GROUPS AND A THEME-ORIENTED CURRICULUM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AN EVALUATION OF AN HONORS ENGLISH TEAM TEACHING PROGRAM WAS REPORTED. THE PROGRAM, DESIGNATED AS A SPIRAL CURRICULUM, WAS ADMINISTERED TO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HIGH ABILITY STUDENTS. RESULTS WERE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF (1) STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN READING AND WRITING, (2) CHANGES IN STUDENT ATTITUDES AND PARTICIPATION IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS, (3) STUDENT…

JEWELL, R.E.; AND OTHERS

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Luksetich, William A.

429

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pinnell, Gay Su; Fountas, Irene C.

2007-01-01

430

Explicitly Teaching for Transfer: Effects on Third-Grade Students' Mathematical Problem Solving  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of explicitly teaching for transfer by (a) broadening the categories by which students group problems requiring the same solution methods and (b) prompting students to search novel problems for these broad categories. This transfer treatment was combined with instruction on solution methods. The effectiveness of a combined treatment (transfer-plus-solution instruction)

Lynn S. Fuchs; Douglas Fuchs; Karin Prentice; Mindy Burch; Carol L. Hamlett; Rhoda Owen; Michelle Hosp; Deborah Jancek

2003-01-01

431

Suggestions for Teaching 4th Grade LD Students the Concept of Longitude and Latitude in Geography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper suggests appropriate activities for teaching learning disabled fourth graders in a regular class the concepts of geographical latitude and longitude. Application of the learning principles identified in a review of the literature suggests the need to include visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile activities of benefit to the entire…

Holley, Cherie M.

432

Distinguishing Relevant and Irrelevant Practices for Teaching Letter Writing in Early Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent insights on how the brain functions suggest that people learn in holistic contexts, and that the brain does not work well when presented with isolated pieces of knowledge. A lesson for teaching third graders about letter writing illustrates how such insights can be useful in the language arts classroom. The goal of this letter-writing…

Vinson, Beth M.

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

434

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Leinwein, Rochelle

435

Teaching Social Studies in Grades K-8. Information, Ideas, and Resources for Classroom Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Besides presenting information, the purpose of the many functional and creative social studies activities is to motivate and educate students in kindergarten through grade eight. Chapter 1 of this document provides an overview of perspectives on social studies. Chapter 2 focuses on geography and provides an extensive variety of basic information,…

Ruff, Thomas P.

436

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Skeele, Linda, Ed.

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anderson, Mary Alice, Ed.

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Royal Oak City School District, MI.

439

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Energy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

440

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Energy Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

441

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nova Scotia Dept. of Education, Halifax.

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rothlein, Liz; Christman, Terri

443

The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching First-Grade Writing through a Journal Workshop.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents three teachers' experience with a journal-writing workshop that was successfully implemented in a first-grade classroom, in which the children became an enthusiastic and effective community of writers. Discusses several advantages of a journal-writing workshop. (SG)

Wagner, Lyn; Grogan Nott, Jennifer; Agnew, Ann T.

2001-01-01

444

Latin American Visual Art: A Pre-Collegiate Teaching Unit. Grades Six to Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The work of 20th century Latin American artists is featured in this curriculum, which is intended for use with students in grades 6 to 12. These materials are designed to introduce the arts into the social studies curriculum, and to show Latin American artists to be as intellectually and aesthetically sophisticated as their European and North…

Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.

445

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

446

The Computer as a Teaching Aid for Eleventh Grade Mathematics: A Comparison Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine the effect of learning computer programming and the use of a computer on mathematical achievement of eleventh grade students, for each of two years, average and above average students were randomly assigned to an experimental and control group. The experimental group wrote computer programs and used the output from the computer in…

Kieren, Thomas Ervin

447

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brown, Elinor L.

2002-01-01

448

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Kuhmerker, Lisa

1994-01-01

449

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

450

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Douma, Elaine, Comp.

451

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Copeland, Brenda S.; Messner, Patricia A.

2006-01-01

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jensen, Phyllis; And Others

453

Saxon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Saxon Math" is a textbook series covering grades K-12 based on incremental development and continual review of mathematical concepts to give students time to learn and practice concepts throughout the year. The series is aligned with standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and various states, and can be adapted for…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

454

Increasing Math Achievement through Use of Music.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a program for increasing math achievement through the use of musical interventions including repeated exposure to Mozart classical music and School House Rock, and introduction to teacher-made songs that introduce mathematical concepts in the music classroom. The students of the targeted second and fourth grade classes…

Bryant-Jones, Marian; Shimmins, Kymberley J.; Vega, Jill D.

455

A+ Click Math and Logic Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

456

Math/FCS Class Boosts Test Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrating mathematics with family and consumer sciences (FCS) has enabled youth to pass the Minnesota 8th Grade Math Basic Skills test. The test focuses on the eight content areas: (1) problem solving with whole numbers and fractions; (2) problem solving with percentage/ratio; (3) number sense; (4) estimation; 5) measurement; (6) tables and…

Sanden, Jan

2004-01-01

457

Improving Basic Math Skills Using Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

458

Kumon Math. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Kumon Math," published by Kumon North America, Inc., is a supplemental mathematics curriculum for students in preschool through secondary school. The curriculum is not structured by age or grade level, but by a student's own pace, and is composed of hundreds of short assignments that progress through increasingly difficult mathematics skills.…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

2009-01-01

459

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Franz, Dana Pomykal; Hopper, Peggy F.

2007-01-01

460

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1997-01-01

461

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kim, Judy Joo-Hyun

462

First Grade Math Skills Set Foundation for Later Math Ability  

MedlinePLUS

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

463

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Hermes, Liesel

1978-01-01

464

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

STAUSS, NYLES G.

465

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hajar Rajaie; Kalil Allahvirdiyani; Alireza Khalili; Akbar Sadeghi

2011-01-01

466

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whitfield, Melvin

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cook, Paul

468

The Construction and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Teachers' Opinions of Methods of Teaching Poetry to Tenth Grade Students of Average Ability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study attempted to construct an instrument--the Poetry Methods Rating Scale (PMRS)--for assessing 10th-grade teachers' opinions of poetry teaching methods and to validate it by comparing the scores on the PMRS to the teachers' attitudes, personality, performance, and success in the classroom. The PMRS (a 38-item, seven category…

Gallo, Donald Robert

469

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

470

Qualitative Analysis of Teaching Strategies in the DARE Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Taught in Fifth Grade in Knox County Schools by the Knoxville Police Department.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evaluates and examines teaching strategies used by Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a program developed by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Through a planned curriculum, uniformed law enforcement officers present information to fifth- and sixth-grade students on substance…

Green, Connie Roberta; And Others

471

Increasing Levels of Interest and Motivation of Sixth-Grade Junior High Foreign Language Students through Curriculum Redevelopment and Innovative Teaching Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes an agenda for expanding interest and motivation among sixth-grade foreign language students in a middle-class suburban community located in northeastern Illinois. The problem was originally noted by the teaching staff/researchers who found students unable to focus and maintain attention during class. Administration of surveys…

Kulig, Barbara; O'Brien, Mary Lou

472

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Millward, Robert E.

473

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Howes, Elaine V.

2002-11-01

474

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined and supported the efforts of Tina, an experienced elementary teacher, in helping her fourth graders internalize informed views of the inferential, tentative, and creative nature of science (NOS). Tina held informed views of, and was motivated to teach about, NOS. The study aimed to answer the following question: What specific supports were needed to enable Tina to make the target NOS elements explicit in her teaching? The lead researcher visited Tina's classroom every week and interacted with her on a continuous basis. Data sources included classroom observations and videotapes, teacher NOS questionnaires and associated interviews, teacher-researcher communications, and teacher and researcher logs. Although Tina's understandings and intentions were necessary to enable her to teach about NOS, they were not sufficient. Tina needed support to translate her NOS views and intentions into pedagogically appropriate instructional activities that would make the target NOS aspects accessible to her students. Socially mediated support was needed at the personal level in terms of helping Tina activate her tacit NOS understandings, and at the professional level in terms of modeling explicit NOS instruction in Tina's own classroom by the lead researcher.

Akerson, Valarie L.; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad

2003-12-01

475

Productive failure in learning math.  

PubMed

When learning a new math concept, should learners be first taught the concept and its associated procedures and then solve problems, or solve problems first even if it leads to failure and then be taught the concept and the procedures? Two randomized-controlled studies found that both methods lead to high levels of procedural knowledge. However, students who engaged in problem solving before being taught demonstrated significantly greater conceptual understanding and ability to transfer to novel problems than those who were taught first. The second study further showed that when given an opportunity to learn from the failed problem-solving attempts of their peers, students outperformed those who were taught first, but not those who engaged in problem solving first. Process findings showed that the number of student-generated solutions significantly predicted learning outcomes. These results challenge the conventional practice of direct instruction to teach new math concepts and procedures, and propose the possibility of learning from one's own failed problem-solving attempts or those of others before receiving instruction as alternatives for better math learning. PMID:24628487

Kapur, Manu

2014-06-01

476

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Clark, Lisa A.

477

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2007-06-22

478

Mr. Martini's Classroom - Math Practice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mr. Martini's Classroom is designed to give elementary-school students the opportunity to practice and reinforce math skills online. The whole spectrum of K-8 math topics is covered - multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, pre-algebra, and kids math facts. Online tools include math flash cards and self-correcting quick quizzes. There are also printable math worksheets.

479

The Boring Math Lesson  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We are going to work on our math facts in a very boring way. . . COMPUTER GAMES! Please play each game at lest twice. If you finish playing all the games listed here you can explore all of the different math games by clicking on this link Matti. Have fun! Please remember that even though these are games you are still learning math. The person next to you ...

Leavitt, Ms.

2005-09-13

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Math Fact Challenges  

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Try these games to help practice math facts! Flash Card Practice Choose a set of flash cards to practice your times tables. Welcome to Flash Card Factory. Go to the Multiplication section. Choose the multiplication fact you want to practice by clicking on the mini-blue flash card. GOOD LUCK !! Flash Cards Are You A Math Magician? Try these math games to improve your skills with multiplication ...

Peters, Karen

2004-09-16

481

MORRIS' MATH CORNER  

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This website will allow you to play several math games to "ramp" up your skills! It also provides a link (Ask Dr. Math) if you need help with your homework! The purpose of this website is to increase our math proficiency. One way to do this is to practice what we are learning and refer back to skills that we continue to struggle with. If you decide to use this as a tool (I HOPE EVERYONE WILL) please remember to ...

Miller, Mrs.

2011-06-28

482

I Can Do Maths: Changing Children's Mathematics Percentile Ranking.  

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Three groups of children aged 8-10 who scored below the 22nd percentile on the PATests were taught basic math skills for 16 hours. One group received individual instruction using Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction, the second group received group instruction using Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction, and the third group received group…

Le Grice, Bonny; Mabin, Tony; Graham, Sue

483

Math Mutation Podcast  

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This collection of podcasts is a series dedicated to talking about unusual and particularly interesting aspects of math that one would not have encountered in a typical classroom. Example topics are: the mathematics of the lottery; simple computers; foreign relations and their mathematical solutions; and math in history, or âÂÂHow Polish Math Saved Europe.â Each podcast puts a mathematical feature into a real situation to entertain and to provide evidence that math is pertinent to the world around us.

Seligman, Eric

2008-02-05

484

Mixing in Math  

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This TERC web site funded in part by the NSF is a bank of resources that add math to out-of-school time for children ages 5-12. These resources include activities, card games (cataloged separately) and board games (cataloged separately), projects, movement activities, and posters for display that were designed to combine math with crafts, games, celebrations, and everyday activities. Under the tab "Math in MIM" is a link to their content chart that contains a listing of the math skills that each resource addresses. All resources can be downloaded and printed in a pdf format either in English or Spanish.

2012-01-01

485

Reading and Writing with Math.  

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Argues for the inclusion of reading and writing in math classes. Suggests that children dislike math class not because they dislike math but because they dislike memorizing times tables out of context. (TB)

Caballero, Ramon L.

1995-01-01

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Fourth Grade Lab Activities  

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

Boissonnault, Ms.

2005-06-23

487

Preparing Potential Teachers for the Transition from Employment to Teacher Training: An Evaluative Case Study of a Maths Enhancement Course  

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In response to a UK government drive to improve maths teaching in schools, the South West London Maths Enhancement Course (MEC) has been set up through collaboration between three higher education institutions (HEIs) to provide an efficient route for non-maths graduates in employment to upgrade their subject knowledge and give a smooth transition…

May, Steve; Gay, Jane; Atkins, Nigel; Marks-Maran, Diane

2008-01-01

488

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

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

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

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

Oskar-Groen, Kristi Ann

2009-01-01

490

Who Is Better in Math, Boys or Girls? A Report from the Palau Math Project.  

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A 1984-85 study of Palau elementary students, who were pretested, instructed with a textbook and additional practice booklets, and posttested, revealed gains for every skill at every grade level. A 1986-87 study, using a series of 26 booklets representing a fairly complete math curriculum, showed that students using the experimental booklets…

King, Irvin L.; And Others

491

Math Skills Review  

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This math skills review was written for first year college chemistry students who have weak math backgrounds, but is useful for all science students in high school and college. Topics covered include algebraic manipulation, dimensional analysis, significant figures, manipulation of exponents, scientific notation, logarithms, the quadratic equation and standard deviation.

Keeney-Kennicutt, Wendy

1997-11-03

492

Technology = Math Success  

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Technology can support the study of math in a variety of ways. Through class Web sites, blogs or wikis, teachers can communicate the math standards, the goals needed to achieve the standards, homework assignments, projects, tests, and helpful Web sites for parents and students. The online site becomes an extension of the class. There are plenty of…

Tuttle, Harry Grover

2008-01-01

493

Math to Build On  

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Math to Build On covers much of the basic math used in the construction trades and gives us practice in its application. We offer a few sections here so that other teachers can see some of the possibilities for alternative introductions to these fundamental concepts, and students can finally answer for themselves the question, "When will I ever use this?"

2007-03-13

494

Digital Tools and Math  

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This page links to the archived recording of a webinar, hosted by two middle school math teachers, where digital tools and ideas for using them in the middle school math classroom are described. Tools include Glogster, Google Docs, or Scratch. Related resources are also provided.

2010-03-23

495

Making Math Work  

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This article presents a study, Building Academic Skills in Context: Testing the Value of Enhanced Math Learning in Career and Technical Education, which focused on areas where mathematics concepts logically occurred in the technical and career field being studied and emphasized the math skills students must learn to understand those concepts in…

Stone, James R., III

2007-01-01

496

Math Equals Success.  

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This article describes how the East Tennessee Technology Access Center is coordinating the use of new computer math programs designed for elementary children with and without disabilities. The use of the computer software to develop math skills, improve literacy, and increase the independence of students with disabilities is discussed. (Contains…

Symington, Lois; Stanger, Carol

2000-01-01

497

Math Goodies Newsletter  

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From Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies, this free monthly newsletter is currently sent by email to over 1,900 subscribers worldwide. The newsletter contains information about new lessons, site updates, math news, articles, and events. To subscribe, users should send their name and email address to newsletter@mathgoodies.com. Back issues are available at the site for browsing.

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Learning Math (Thinkfinity Community)  

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This group, part of Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity Community, is a place for math teachers and specialists to ask questions, and exchange ideas about math education and technology. Once registered (free), users can initiate and participate in group discussions and blogs; they can save, organize and share tools and resources. Representatives from the NCTM, a Thinkfinity content partner, participate actively in the group.

2010-08-01

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Schools, Families, and Math.  

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Introduces "Schools and Families: Creating a Math Partnership," a book designed to help parents see the math in their children's work and establish effective home-school partnerships. Includes an except from the book that discusses how homework can help parents see how their children are learning and doing mathematics in class. (KHR)

Murray, Megan

2003-01-01

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Get Ready for Math!  

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In this book, parents will find ways to help teachers nurture important emerging math skills, from sorting and division of materials to early counting. Basic ideas and tools, including classroom-tested activities, will help support their child's math learning, both at home and in child care. Following an introduction, the book contains three…

Moomaw, Sally

2006-01-01