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Rau, Martina A.; Aleven, Vincent; Rummel, Nikol – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
Prior research shows that multiple representations can enhance learning, provided that students make connections among them. We hypothesized that support for connection making is most effective in enhancing learning of domain knowledge if it helps students both in making sense of these connections and in becoming perceptually fluent in making…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Learning
Shoemaker, Traci L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group study was to test theories of constructivism and motivation, along with research-based teaching practices of differentiating instruction and instructing within a child's Zone of Proximal Development, in measuring the effect of computer-aided instruction on fifth grade students'…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Constructivism (Learning)
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
Shirley, Debra J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the self-reported research-based instructional and assessment practices used by third through fifth grade teachers among rural school environments in Western Pennsylvania which have attained Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) pursuant to statewide assessments. Specifically, this study examines the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
Lomas, Derek; Ching, Dixie; Stampfer, Eliane; Sandoval, Melanie; Koedinger, Ken – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Given the strong relationship between number line estimation accuracy and math achievement, might a computer-based number line game help improve math achievement? In one study by Rittle-Johnson, Siegler and Alibali (2001), a simple digital game called "Catch the Monster" provided practice in estimating the location of decimals on a…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic
Fazio, Lisa K.; Bailey, Drew H.; Thompson, Clarissa A.; Siegler, Robert S. – Grantee Submission, 2014
We examined relations between symbolic and non-symbolic numerical magnitude representations, between whole number and fraction representations, and between these representations and overall mathematics achievement in fifth graders. Fraction and whole number symbolic and non-symbolic numerical magnitude understandings were measured using both…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Numbers, Mathematics Achievement