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Roberts, Anthea; le Roux, Kate – Pythagoras, 2019
Concerns have been expressed that although learners may solve linear equations correctly they cannot draw on mathematically valid resources to explain their solutions or use their strategies in unfamiliar situations. This article provides a detailed qualitative analysis of the thinking of 15 Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners as they talk about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Equations (Mathematics), Grade 8
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Gierdien, Faaiz; Smith, Charles; Julie, Cyril – Pythagoras, 2019
The aim of this article is to shift the notion of 'sites' as places of work peculiar to continuous professional development (CPD) to a theoretical level, independent of, yet intimately connected to, their physical meanings, for example universities and schools. Most CPD initiatives have to contend with at least one of these two sites, in which…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, College School Cooperation, Algebra
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Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Literacy skills are critical to students' academic achievement and setting them on a path to successful high school graduation and readiness for college and careers. "Passport Reading Journeys" [TM] is a supplemental literacy curriculum designed to help improve reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and writing skills of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary
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Sharpe, Sheree T. – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2019
In this study, the author examined student attempts to translate a verbal problem into an algebraic statement relating two variables, after they had solved an arithmetic question from the same problem. A total of 645 students from New England (U.S.A.) answered the problem on a mathematics assessment administered at the beginning of the school…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Cirino, Paul T.; Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Algebra I is a crucial course for middle and high school students for successful STEM-related coursework. A key issue is whether students should take Algebra I in Grade 8 versus Grade 9. Large-scale policy studies show conflicting results, and there are few (particularly longitudinal) individual difference studies. In the study, 53 students were…
Descriptors: Algebra, Prediction, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Domina, Thurston; McEachin, Andrew; Hanselman, Paul; Agarwal, Priyanka; Hwang, NaYoung; Lewis, Ryan W. – Sociology of Education, 2019
Schools use an array of strategies to match curricula and instruction to students' heterogeneous skills. Although generations of scholars have debated ''tracking'' and its consequences, the literature fails to account for diversity of school-level sorting practices. In this article, we draw on the work of Sørensen and others to articulate and…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Homogeneous Grouping, Correlation, Longitudinal Studies
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Koon, Sharon; Davis, Marla – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
Description: Effective with the 2014/15 school year, Mississippi adopted new academic standards and courses aligned to these new standards. The new courses included both a subject-specific mathematics sequence (that is, algebra I, geometry, and algebra II) as well as an integrated mathematics sequence (that is, integrated I, integrated II, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
In spring 2015 Mississippi began testing the college readiness of all grade 11 public high school students and found that approximately 18 percent were ready for college math, a percentage that had changed little by 2017/18. This study examined: (1) the sequences of math courses that Mississippi students took in grades 6-11; (2) the math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2019
In spring 2015 Mississippi began testing the college readiness of all grade 11 public high school students and found that approximately 18 percent were ready for college math, a percentage that had changed little by 2017/18. This study examined: (1) the sequences of math courses that Mississippi students took in grades 6-11; (2) the math…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Atteberry, Allison; LaCour, Sarah E.; Burris, Carol; Welner, Kevin G.; Murphy, John – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background/Context: There is broad agreement about the benefits of taking AP and/or IB courses in high school. Nonetheless, student access to such courses remains uneven and inequitable, due largely to the practice of tracking students by perceived "ability." These tracking practices are often defended based on the contention that…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Advanced Placement, Honors Curriculum, High School Students
Crawley, Peter – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The traditional sequencing of the ninth- to twelfth-grade math curriculum in the United States has students taking Algebra 1 in the ninth grade, Geometry in the tenth grade, Algebra 2 in the eleventh grade and an optional advanced math course (e.g. pre-calculus, statistics) in the twelfth grade. In this traditional setup, talented math students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8
Orellana, Claudia; Barkatsas, Tasos – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the factorial structure of motivation and perception items from a student survey utilised as part of the Reframing Mathematical Futures II (RMFII) Project. Data was collected in 2017 from 442 students in Years 7 to 10 from various different States across Australia. An exploratory factor analysis identified…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
Patahuddin, Sitti; Logan, Tracy; Ramful, Ajay – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper attempted to make explicit some of the underlying characteristics of spatial visualisation using the concept of area of composite shapes. By engaging students with metric-free tasks, we identify the type of perceptual and visual/spatial manoeuvres that they deploy in such situations. Interview data collected from three students in Grade…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Task Analysis, Grade 7
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