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Siegler, Robert; Carpenter, Thomas; Fennell, Francis; Geary, David; Lewis, James; Okamoto, Yukari; Thompson, Laurie; Wray, Jonathan – What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This practice guide presents five recommendations intended to help educators improve students' understanding of, and problem-solving success with, fractions. Recommendations progress from proposals for how to build rudimentary understanding of fractions in young children; to ideas for helping older children understand the meaning of fractions and…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Young Children, Elementary Education
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Mazzocco, Michelle M. M.; Myers, Gwen F.; Thompson, Laurie A.; Desai, Sneha S. – Journal of Child Language, 2003
This study was designed to examine factors associated with literal interpretations of homonyms. Participants were 212 second graders, ages 7;0-8;11, who listened to a story containing 16 key words. The key words were homonymous words ("pseudo-homonyms"), nonsense words, or familiar words used accurately. While listening to the story, children…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Word Recognition, Visual Stimuli, Story Telling
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Webb, Noreen M.; Baxter, Gail P.; Thompson, Laurie – Elementary School Journal, 1997
Examined fifth-grade teachers' grouping practices for hands-on science instruction. Found that teachers tended to form heterogeneous groups in relation to the composition of their classrooms, whereas students tended to form homogeneous groups with respect to gender, ethnicity, and achievement. Some classroom compositions severely constrained…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Corrigan, Janet M.; Thompson, Laurie M. – Academic Medicine, 1991
A 1990 survey of 281 health maintenance organizations found 42 were directly involved in graduate medical education, most through agreements with academic medical centers or teaching hospitals, to serve as an ambulatory care rotation site. One-sixth of these were accredited to serve as sponsoring organizations. Program model types were also…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation