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Wilkins, Jesse L. M.; Norton, Anderson – International Journal of STEM Education, 2018
Background: Fractions continue to pose a critical challenge for students and their teachers alike. Mathematics education research indicates that the challenge with fractions may stem from the limitations of part-whole concepts of fractions, which is the central focus of fractions curriculum and instruction in the USA. Students' development of more…
Descriptors: Fractions, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Baroody, Alison E. – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study examined the contribution of classroom format on teaching effectiveness and achievement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Secondary data analyses of the Measures of Effective Teaching database included 464 US classrooms. Classrooms were defined as self-contained if a generalist teacher provided instruction on all subjects…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Design, Academic Achievement, Language Arts
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Caddle, Mary C.; Bautista, Alfredo; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Sharpe, Sheree T. – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
While there is widespread agreement that one-size-fits-all professional development (PD) initiatives have limited potential to foster teacher learning, much existing PD is still designed without attention to teachers' motivations and needs. This paper shows that the strengths and weaknesses of middle school mathematics teachers that engage in PD…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Motivation
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2016
Improving K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has a priority on numerous education reforms in the United States. To that end, developing and sustaining quality programs that focus on integrated STEM education is critical for educators. Successful implementation of any STEM program is related to the curriculum…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Yuan, Kun; Engberg, John; Kaufman, Julia; Hamilton, Laura; Hill, Heather; Umland, Kristin; McCaffrey, Daniel – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
High-quality measures of instructional practice are essential for research and evaluation of innovative instructional policies and programs, as well as for providing feedback to teachers and administrators. In this study, the authors examined whether using anchoring vignettes in web-based surveys improved the validity of teachers' self-assessments…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Mathematics Teachers, Vignettes, Online Surveys
Taylor-Buckner, Nicole C. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Mathematics education in the elementary schools has experienced many changes in recent decades. With the curriculum becoming more complex as a result of each modification, immense pressure has been put on schools to increase student proficiency. The Common Core State Standards is the latest example of this. These revisions to the mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education
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Bautista, Alfredo; Wilkerson-Jerde, Michelle H.; Tobin, Roger G.; Brizuela, Bárbara M. – PNA, 2014
This paper describes the ideas that mathematics teachers (grades 5-9) have regarding mathematical models of real-world phenomena, and explores how teachers' ideas differ depending on their educational background. Participants were 56 United States in-service mathematics teachers. We analyzed teachers' written responses to three open-ended…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Panaoura, Areti – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
Self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics, as a dimension of the affective domain, are related with students' performance on solving tasks and mainly on overcoming cognitive obstacles. The present study investigated the interrelations of cognitive performance on geometry and young students' self-efficacy beliefs about using representations for solving…
Descriptors: Geometry, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Problem Solving
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Earnest, Darrell – Cognition and Instruction, 2015
This article reports on students' problem-solving approaches across three representations--number lines, coordinate planes, and function graphs--the axes of which conventional mathematics treats in terms of consistent geometric and numeric coordinations. I consider these representations to be a part of a "hierarchical representational…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Graphs, Numbers
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Tupou, Samuel F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines teacher efficacy within the context of professional development to understand the relationship between teacher efficacy and teacher collaboration. Two theoretical frameworks framed this teacher efficacy study based on "locus of control" and "social cognitive theory." A 29-item questionnaire was e-mailed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Correlation, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Lazarev, Valeriy; Newman, Denis – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Teacher evaluation is currently a major policy issue at all levels of the K-12 system driven in large part by current US Department of Education requirements. The main objective of this study is to explore the patterns of relationship between observational scores and value-added measures of teacher performance in math classrooms and the variation…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Observation, Scores, Value Added Models
Earnest, Darrell Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation explores fifth and eighth grade students' interpretations of three kinds of mathematical representations: number lines, the Cartesian plane, and graphs of linear functions. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1, I administered the paper-and-pencil Linear Representations Assessment (LRA) to examine students'…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Graphs, Visual Aids, Grade 5
Soares, Maria Tereza Carneiro; Moro, Maria Lucia Faria; Spinillo, Alina Galvao – Online Submission, 2012
This study examines the relationship between the grasp of consciousness of the reasoning process in Grades 5 and 8 pupils from a public and a private school, and their performance in mathematical problems of Cartesian product. Forty-two participants aged from 10 to 16 solved four problems in writing and explained their solution procedures by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts
Word, Lisa Sharble – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Co-teaching is an approach where general education teachers and special education teachers work together to meet the needs of all students in the general education setting. The purpose for this study was to examine the relationship between specific variables involved in co-teaching (preparation for co-teaching training, collaborative practices,…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Grade 5, Grade 8, Special Education
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