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Ihmeideh, Fathi – Education 3-13, 2019
The study investigates parents' perceptions of and engagement with their children's play in the context of Qatar. Quantitative data were collected using a questionnaire that was administered to parents of children aged 4-7 years old in Doha. A total sample of 240 parents responded to the questionnaire. Findings indicated that Qatari parents valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Scrimin, Sara; Moscardino, Ughetta; Mason, Lucia – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Children's ability to remain focused on a task despite the presence of emotionally salient distractors in the environment is crucial for successful learning and academic performance. Aims: This study investigated first-graders' allocation of attentional resources in the presence of distracting emotional, school-related social…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Attention Control, Psychological Patterns
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Kukey, Ebru; Gunes, Habibe; Genc, Zulfu – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
One of the most common challenges expressed by classroom teachers in mathematics teaching and in the literature is the concretisation of abstract concepts in teaching basic subjects. Lego MoreToMath is a training set focusing on the mathematical lesson gains of elementary school first and second grade students. The aim of this study is to enable…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Computer Software
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Gokbulut, Yasin; Sen, Mustafa – Higher Education Studies, 2019
This paper aims to reveal primary teachers knowledge of the quadrilaterals about the concept of quadrilaterals by examining the definitions of the quadrilaterals. A total of four primary teachers, 1 female and 3 male teachers, participated in the study which determined by maximum diversity sampling. The data collection tool consisted of four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Compton-Lilly, Catherine; Kim, Jieun; Quast, Erin; Tran, Sarah; Shedrow, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
In the past, physical barriers such as geography and distance limited global communication. In this paper, we explore how young children in immigrant families engage in transnational literacy practices. Specifically, we explore the transnational funds of knowledge that result from those experiences. This three-year longitudinal collective case…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Kosko, Karl W.; Zimmerman, Belinda S. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Recent educational policy documents have encouraged engaging students in mathematical argumentation via discussion and writing. Most recently in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards recommend that children "construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others." One often advocated means of engaging students in this…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Elementary School Mathematics, Persuasive Discourse, Writing (Composition)
Parra, Jessica Zlockie – Geography Teacher, 2019
A lot of the activities of daily living require energy, playing video games, making dinner, turning on the lights, using a computer, and perhaps even brushing our teeth requires energy. In this unit students discover what energy is, think about where it comes from, analyze options for making energy evaluate feasibility in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Lesson Plans, Energy, Elementary School Teachers
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Lago, Oliva; Rodríguez, Purificación; Escudero, Ana; Dopico, Cristina; Enesco, Ileana – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The current study investigated whether children's conformity to a majority testimony influenced their willingness to revise their own erroneous counting knowledge. The content of the testimonies focused on conventional rules of counting, by means of pseudoerrors (i.e., unconventional counts) occurring during a detection task. In this work…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Behavior, Mathematics Instruction, Computation
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Geer, Elyssa A.; Quinn, Jamie M.; Ganley, Colleen M. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated a link between spatial and math skills. However, little research has examined this relation longitudinally. The present study examines the development of and reciprocal relations between spatial and math skills in elementary school students. We administered two spatial tasks and a math task to 312 first- through…
Descriptors: Correlation, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
Reynolds, Arthur J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur Reynolds describes the significance, development, and effects of preschool to 3rd grade approaches. This school reform strategy integrates services and supports transitions, thereby increasing achievement, sustaining gains, and realistically reducing achievement gaps. Evidence from the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is reviewed to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, Instructional Effectiveness
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Briceño, Allison; Klein, Adria F. – Reading Teacher, 2019
Using running records as a lens to facilitate multilingual students' language and literacy development can help teachers recognize and build on students' linguistic capital. The authors analyzed 123 running records of Spanish-speaking first graders to begin to identify the types of language-related errors they made when reading. Using an assets…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Literacy
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Todhunter-Reid, Abigail – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to estimate the within-child associations of in-school arts education and achievement in reading and mathematics, using four waves of data (kindergarten, 1st-grade, 3rd-grade, and 5th-grade) from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Fixed effects techniques were applied to adjust for the confounding effects of all…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Academic Achievement, Kindergarten
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Weiser, Beverly; Buss, Carolyn; Sheils, Ashley Parker; Gallegos, Elisa; Murray, L. Robin – Annals of Dyslexia, 2019
While qualitative research has shown great benefits for teachers who receive coaching, there is a paucity of experimental research examining students' academic outcomes after their teachers received ongoing support from a knowledgeable and experienced coach. Thus, a quasi-experimental design investigated the literacy outcomes of 452 students…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Special Education, Coaching (Performance), Educational Technology
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Di Martino, Pietro – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
Educators and several national standards highlight the role that problem solving should play in students' mathematics education: problem solving is recognized as one of the most significant activities of doing mathematics. From the research point of view, nowadays, it is well established that cognitive and affective factors come into play in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Problem Solving
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Lepola, Janne; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
In this 3-year longitudinal study, we examined the interplay of children's motivational orientations, spontaneous focusing on numerosity (SFON) and number sequence and arithmetical skills from kindergarten (at age 6) to grade 1 (at age 7). We also examined the direct and indirect contributions of motivation and SFON to the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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