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ERIC Number: ED532215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 111
Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 through 8. IES Practice Guide. NCEE 2012-4055
Woodward, John; Beckmann, Sybilla; Driscoll, Mark; Franke, Megan; Herzig, Patricia; Jitendra, Asha; Koedinger, Kenneth R.; Ogbuehi, Philip
What Works Clearinghouse
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publishes practice guides in education to bring the best available evidence and expertise to bear on current challenges in education. Authors of practice guides combine their expertise with the findings of rigorous research, when available, to develop specific recommendations for addressing these challenges. The authors rate the strength of the research evidence supporting each of their recommendations. The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenge of improving mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. The guide provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to improving mathematical problem solving and is based on the best available evidence as judged by the authors. Appended are: (1) Postscript from the Institute of Education Sciences; (2) About the Authors; (3) Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest; and (4) Rationale for Evidence Ratings. (Contains 9 tables, 21 examples and 303 endnotes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: EJ834739; EJ663875; EJ627412; EJ507194; ED522005; EJ540338; EJ383281; ED535710; EJ440145; ED465556; EJ671102; ED503625; ED408186; EJ678473; EJ765495; ED369778; EJ839967; ED496620; EJ736299; EJ683032; ED483095; ED477840; EJ565436; EJ892637; ED500486; ED468038; EJ838947; EJ765212; ED498555; ED486444; EJ394557; EJ762576; EJ724917; EJ763806; EJ803652; EJ864644; ED385456; ED522107; EJ623117; ED482727