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Krause, Christina M. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
This Brief Report addresses the fundamental role that sign language plays in the mathematics classroom of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students. Selected findings are gathered from an ongoing study of signs and gestures used by DHH students and their teachers when encountering and communicating mathematical ideas at a German special-needs school…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Mathematics Instruction, Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Tapee, Michael; Cartmell, Tammy; Guthrie, Tammy; Kent, Laura B. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
This article describes the practices the authors use to promote learning mathematics through social interactions that they cultivate in their classrooms throughout the year. The design of their instruction is guided by two productive discourse practices that they have found to be the most powerful. The first practice involved posing open…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Interaction
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Palaigeorgiou, George; Papadopoulou, Anthea – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Studies show that interactive educational video can reduce cognitive overload, guide viewers' attention, and trigger reflection; moreover, tablets can help students to increase self-directed learning, take ownership of the learning process, and collaborate with one another. In this study, we examine whether interactive video together with tablets…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Pretests Posttests
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Prewett, Sara L.; Bergin, David A.; Huang, Francis L. – School Psychology International, 2019
This study investigated 336 fifth- and sixth-grade middle school students' relationships with their ten mathematics teachers. Authors used a five-step hierarchical multiple linear regression to examine teacher and student factors related to students' quality of relationships with their teachers. Analyses revealed that teachers' student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Middle School Teachers
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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Contreras-Soto, Amanda; Véliz-Campos, Mauricio; Véliz, Leonardo – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Language tests are widely used in education as the primary mode of assessing students' learning. These, however, more often than not, generate high levels of anxiety in students, which, in turn, obscures the observed learning behaviours. The present study aimed to determine whether or not 6th graders' levels of test anxiety could be reduced…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Second Language Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing (Composition)
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Martin, Scott B.; Petrie, Trent A.; Greenleaf, Christy – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Guided by the biopsychosocial model, we examined (a) the prevalence of weight control behaviors (WCBs; i.e., trying to stay the same weight, lose weight, gain weight, or do nothing about weight) among early adolescent boys by race/ethnicity and grade level, and (b) how the boys' perceptions of sociocultural pressures (from parents, peers, and…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Males, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Oslund, Eric; Kwok, Oi-man; Fogarty, Melissa; Simmons, Deborah; Davis, John L. – Exceptional Children, 2019
This study utilized secondary analyses of a randomized controlled trial and investigated the extent to which prestest word identification efficiency, reading fluency, and vocabulary knowledge moderated the effects of an intervention on reading comprehension outcomes for struggling readers in sixth through eighth grades. Given that the experimental…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Fluency
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Godfrey, Erin B.; Santos, Carlos E.; Burson, Esther – Child Development, 2019
Scholars call for more attention to how marginalization influences the development of low-income and racial/ethnic minority youth and emphasize the importance of youth's subjective perceptions of contexts. This study examines how beliefs about the fairness of the American system (system justification) in sixth grade influence trajectories of…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Beliefs, Grade 6, Predictor Variables
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Sun-Lin, Hong-Zheng; Chiou, Guey-Fa – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
This study examined effects of gamified comparison on sixth graders' performance of algebra word problem solving and attitude toward algebra learning. Seventy-two sixth graders were invited to participate in a four-week experimental instruction and assigned to three groups: gamified comparison, comparison, and control. The results showed (1) a…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Algebra, Educational Games, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Çiftçi, Cansu; Memnun, Dilek Sezgin; Aydin, Bünyamin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to reveal the ideas of the secondary sixth and eighth grade students about the concept of decimal via mental images. Moreover, within the scope of this study, the differences between the mental images of the sixth and eighth grade students about the concept of decimal number will be investigated according to their class…
Descriptors: Imagery, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Grade 8
McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
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Ilter, IIhan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2019
This study compares the effectiveness of context clue strategy instruction to wide reading practices in terms of their impact on the vocabulary knowledge of students who read at frustration level. The participants were 44 sixth-grade students from a middle grades school. Students were randomly assigned to experimental and control conditions. The…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Vocabulary Development, Cues, Pretests Posttests
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat AlZahra; NejatyJahromy, Yaser; Gargari, Rahim Badri; Hashemi, Touraj; Fathi-Azar, Eskandar – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
The effect of the implementation of student response systems (SRSs) in teaching on the critical thinking (CT) of young students was investigated. The study benefited from a quasi-experimental design and a pretest/posttest set-up. Subjects consisted of 156 K-8 students in Tehran during 2016-2017, selected through a multistage cluster sampling, and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education
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Dincel, Betul Keray – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This research aims to examine the metaphors on the concepts of reading and listening of the secondary school students and is based on phenomenology. 390 randomly selected secondary school students participated in this study in the 2016-2017 academic year in Turkey. The study includes all the grades (5, 6, 7, & 8th) at the secondary school…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Secondary School Students
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