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ERIC Number: EJ920164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
Mathematical Problem Solving among Latina/o Kindergartners: An Analysis of Opportunities to Learn
Turner, Erin E.; Celedon-Pattichis, Sylvia
Journal of Latinos and Education, v10 n2 p146-169 2011
This study explores opportunities to learn mathematics problem solving for Latina/o students in 3 kindergarten classrooms in the southwest. Mixed methods were used to examine teaching practices that engaged Latina/o students in problem solving and supported their learning. Findings indicate that although students in all 3 classrooms showed growth on pre-/postassessment measures, students in Ms. Arenas's classroom outperformed students in the 2 other classrooms. More time spent on problem solving; exposure to a broader range of problems involving multiplication, division, and multiple steps; and consistent access to students' native language, Spanish, distinguished Ms. Arenas's class. (Contains 3 footnotes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A