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Mowrey, Sascha C.; Farran, Dale C. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016
The middle grades are a critical transition period in students' mathematics trajectories, as students move from arithmetic to the more complex and abstract concepts of algebra. Teachers' and parents' judgments of students' math abilities in these years are important to instructional planning and decision making for teachers, and can advise parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Middle School Teachers
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Gürbüz, Ramazan; Erdem, Emrullah – Cogent Education, 2016
Mental computation and mathematical reasoning are two intertwined top-level mental activities. In deciding which strategy to use when doing mental computing, mathematical reasoning is essential. From this reciprocal influence, the current study aims at examining the relationship between mental computation and mathematical reasoning. The study was…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Aptitude, Mental Computation
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van Wyk, Jacolynn; Mostert, Maria Louise – Cogent Education, 2016
This study investigated the effect of mother tongue instruction and gender on second language acquisition using a causal-comparative quantitative research design. The two distinguishing groups compared were (i) learners that were taught in their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and (ii) learners that were not taught in their mother tongue but in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning
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Davis, Joshua; Lampley, James H.; Foley, Virginia – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the TVAAS growth score given by the Tennessee Department of Education and the overall Tennessee Educator Assessment Model (TEAM) observation rating for teachers in grades 3 through 8. The participating county public school system for this study is located in Northeast Tennessee.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
King, Molly Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to compare the effect elementary music and visual arts lessons had on third through sixth grade standardized mathematics test scores. Inferential statistics were used to compare the differences between test scores of students who took in-school, elementary, music instruction during the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Harkness, Lori M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem investigated in this quantitative study was that schools in a small, rural East Texas town were falling below acceptable ratings in reading on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Researchers have found that constructive-based learning environments (CBLEs)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 5, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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Sentürk, Sener; Bayat, Seher – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of this research is to examine the internet usage habits of secondary school students and their awareness of cyberbullying in terms of different variables. Of the probabilistic sampling methods, research sampling identified by stratified sampling method has been formed by 559 students from two branches (56 branches in total) selected…
Descriptors: Bullying, Secondary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Attitudes
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Acat, M. Bahaddin; Demiral, Hilmi; Kaya, Mehmet Fatih – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
The main purpose of this study is to measure listening comprehension skills of 5th grade school students with the help of web based system. This study was conducted on 5th grade students studying at the primary schools of Eskisehir. The scale used in the process of the study is "Web Based Listening Scale". In the process of the study,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills, Elementary School Students
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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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Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Mathematical reasoning involves comprehending mathematical information and concepts in a logical way and forming conclusions and generalizations based on this comprehension. Computer-based learning has been incorporated into classrooms across the country, and specific aspects of technology need to be studied to determine how programs are…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Dieser, Olivia; Bogner, Franz X. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
In line with previous studies, where outdoor nature experience was shown to support adolescents' environmental knowledge, our study monitored the influence of a hands-on environmental programme within a National Park on cognitive knowledge achievement. A sample of 4th and 5th graders (n = 289) completed a week-long outreach conservation programme…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Bilgin, Arzu Kirman; Nas, Sibel Er – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of enriched learning environments which have been developed in the framework of the "erosion and landslide" concepts on the conceptual understanding of students. A quasi-experimental method has been used in this research. The sample consists of 40 students. 5th grade students (aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Enrichment
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Howe, Christine; Taylor Tavares, Joana; Devine, Amy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Even infants can recognize whether patterns of motion are or are not natural, yet an acknowledged challenge for science education is to promote adequate reasoning about such patterns. Since research indicates linkage between the conceptual bases of recognition and reasoning, it seems possible that recognition can be engaged to support…
Descriptors: Science Education, Computer Simulation, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Harvey, Stephen; Smith, Megan L.; Song, Yang; Robertson, David; Brown, Renee; Smith, Lindsey R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The Tactical Games Model (TGM) prefaces the cognitive components of physical education (PE), which has implications for physical activity (PA) accumulation. PA recommendations suggest students reach 50% moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). However, this criterion does not indicate the contribution from vigorous physical activity (VPA).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Physical Activities
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