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Nachowitz, Marc – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2019
Using a national sample of students' writing from the National Study of Writing Instruction, this study examines the current state of writing in the mathematics classroom and the extent to which enactments align with the intentions established in the research base and curricula articulated by NCTM and the CCSS-M. Over 3,000 writing assignments…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics, Grade 6, Grade 8
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Kooiman, Brian J.; Sheehan, Dwayne P. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Exergames (active video games that require kinesthetic movement) played in proximity to other players or against a gaming machine have been linked to positive increases in cognitive functioning. This study tested to see if remote exergame play over the Internet had an impact similar to exergames that are played in proximity. The study shows that…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Physical Education, Motion
Geigle, Bryce A. – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this thesis is to investigate and present the status of student synthesis with color coded formula writing for grade level six through twelve, and to make recommendations for educators to teach writing structure through a color coded formula system in order to increase classroom engagement and lower students' affect. The thesis first…
Descriptors: Color, Coding, Writing (Composition), Grade 6
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Fong, Anthony B.; Jaquet, Karina; Finkelstein, Neal – Regional Educational Laboratory West, 2014
This REL West study explores the prevalence of students repeating Algebra I, who is most likely to repeat the course, and the level of improvement for students who repeat. Using six years of data from a cohort of 3,400 first-time seventh grade students in a California school district, authors found that 44 percent of students repeated algebra I.…
Descriptors: Algebra, Repetition, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Biag, Manuelito; Williams, Imeh – John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Research demonstrates that students' success in rigorous middle and high school math courses is positively associated with their admission to college, earnings later in life, and career prospects. The sequential nature of math course-taking, however, can create an opportunity structure that puts certain students at a disadvantage, specifically…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, School Districts, Mathematics Instruction, Transitional Programs
Mielke, Monica; LaFleur, Jennifer; Butler, Alisha; Sanzone, Joy – Policy Studies Associates, Inc., 2012
In 2006 4-H National Headquarters at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National 4-H Council introduced a new initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth involved in these programs. By engaging youth in informal…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Science Careers
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Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
In this study, the authors conducted a mixed analysis of student perceptions of their best high school teachers. The sample of 257 preservice teachers from a College of Education in California described their best high school teacher. From their descriptions, qualitative analysis through the method of constant comparison yielded eight themes:…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers