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Williams, Yvette Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many children in U.S. K-12 schools struggle with childhood obesity. A healthy lifestyle taught in a child's early years is essential for student learning, and it can set the pace for healthy choices to be made in adulthood. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore the experiences of parents in Montgomery County, Ohio, who…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Life Style, Case Studies
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Lundberg, Anna. L. V.; Kilhamn, Cecilia – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This article reports on an analysis of the process in which "knowledge to be taught" was transposed into "knowledge actually taught," concerning a task including proportional relationships in an algebra setting in a grade 6 classroom. We identified affordances and constraints of the task by describing the mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6
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Özkan, Ayten; Arikan, Elif Esra; Özkan, Erdogan Mehmet – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Visualization is an effective method for students to internalize concepts and to establish correlations between concepts. Visualization method is especially more important in mathematics which is perceived as the combination of abstract concepts. In this study, whether 6th grade students can solve questions about "Fractions" by using…
Descriptors: Visualization, Grade 6, Problem Solving, Fractions
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diSessa, Andrea A. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2018
This article develops some ideas concerning the "big picture" of how using computers might fundamentally change learning, with an emphasis on mathematics (and, more generally, STEM education). I develop the big-picture model of "computation as a new literacy" in some detail and with concrete examples of sixth grade students…
Descriptors: Computers, Computation, Computer Literacy, Mathematics Instruction
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Affeldt, Fiona; Meinhart, Daniel; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
Practical work is an essential component of science education. However, insufficient approaches towards practical work can limit the potential it has for promoting both students' motivation and situational interest. One suggestion to solve this problem is to use alternative forms of lab instruction which are both motivating and easy to comprehend.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Education, Chemistry
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Cox, Dannon G.; Meaney, Karen S. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
A physical education instructor incorporates a teaching method known as project-based learning (PBL) in his physical education curriculum. Utilizing video-production equipment to imitate the production of a televisions show, sixth-grade students attending a charter school invited college students to share their stories about physical activity and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Video Technology
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Lessne, Deborah; Yanez, Christine – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Data from the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, a nationally representative sample survey of students ages 12 through 18, were used to examine changes in reports of bullying and being called hate-related words at school. The SCS study is completed every other year. Data from five consecutive surveys are…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Student Surveys, Preadolescents
Motsinger, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher examined the perceptions of students, teachers, and the administrator at an urban elementary school in a district in the southwestern region of the United States that has made a long-term investment in social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The researcher used qualitative research which included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
Stammen, Andria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The aim of this research is to develop a measurement instrument that is valid and reliable, called the Middle School-Life Science Concept Inventory (MS-LSCI), for the purpose of measuring the life science conceptual understanding of middle school-level students. Although there are several existing concept inventories related to biology concepts…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Biological Sciences, Middle School Students, Scientific Concepts
Xie, Xiuye – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Learning is legitimate peripheral participation in the community of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991). Based on Situted Learning Theory (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and the initial work by Kirk, Rovegno and their colleagues, Situated Game Teaching through Set Plays (SGTSP) curricular model was initially conceptualized by Weidong Li at The Ohio State…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Grade 6, Knowledge Level
Blanchard, Myrna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological approach, this qualitative study examined the perspectives of Latino parents and their involvement in the decision of their child to enroll in an advanced mathematics course in sixth grade. Since enrollment in Algebra I in high school is said to be a strong predictor of college attainment and with the growing number of…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Advanced Courses
Jackson, Whitney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Tomorrow's STEM workforce consists of today's students. While it is imperative for students to gain a wider perspective of STEM careers, there are various ways in which this can be accomplished in the classroom. Classroom STEM exposure, field trip experiences, and opportunities to interview those in STEM occupations have all proven effective but…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Carrabba, Colette; Farmer, Aarek – Online Submission, 2018
This quantitative study sought to compare the levels of motivation and engagement for middle school students before and after the implementation of both project-based learning and direct instruction. Student participants completed the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory [IMI] (Deci & Ryan, 2017) to assess their levels of motivation prior to and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Direct Instruction, Student Motivation
Paggi, Karen Clinkert – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This paper is a description of a proposed action research study driven by a problem of practice. The problem for this action research is that the teacher-researcher's sixth-grade social studies students lack critical thinking skills. Critical thinkers are engaged and creative learners who analyze complex issues and challenges within society. The…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Grade 6, Critical Thinking, Instructional Effectiveness
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