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Vondrová, Nada; Novotná, Jarmila; Havlícková, Radka – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Research has shown that word problem difficulty is influenced by various linguistic, numerical and general variables, but results in this area are inconsistent. This paper focuses on the question of how the order of numerical data, the context, the position of the unknown transformation, and the length of the statement in an additive word problem,…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
Evans-Whipp, Tracy; Mundy, Lisa; Miller, Eliza; Canterford, Louise; Patton, George – Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2018
In Australia and many other countries, the provision of the healthiest possible start in life for all children has been a priority for government. Evidence to support the importance of the early years for future development has accumulated over the past two decades [1]. Patterns of childhood development predict health, wellbeing, learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Development, Social Development
Wixson, Karen K.; Raphael, Taffy E.; Au, Kathryn H. – International Literacy Association, 2018
With the release of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) results, concerns that reading scores of U.S. students have remained flat for the past decade have surfaced again along with suggestions about the source of this problem and how it might be remedied. The…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Reading Tests, Achievement Tests, Grade 4
Skinner, Rebecca R. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Assessing the achievement of students in elementary and secondary schools and the nation's educational progress is fundamental to informing education policy approaches. Congressional interest in this area includes and extends beyond the annual assessments administered by states to comply with the educational accountability requirements of Title…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests
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Zuckerman, Galina A. – Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 2018
Mastering the ability for learning to learn is the most ambitious goal of modern educators. A distinction is made between two relatively independent components of this expertise: (a) the reflective component of the learning to learn ability that allows a person comprehend what knowledge and skills he or she lacks to act in the new situation; (b)…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reflection, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction
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O'Keeffe, Lisa; White, Bruce – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2018
The importance of ratio and proportional reasoning is regularly emphasised, however, the teaching and learning of these concepts continues to present challenges. In this article the authors explore a hands-on task, designed to encourage student visualisation of the concept of ratio. Teacher perceptions of this task were positive, indicating the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Learner Engagement
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Hourigan, Mairead; Leavy, Aisling – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
Working within the context of a contest to find the most beautiful tourist attraction in the world, Year 5 students investigate the most symmetric building from a short-list of three iconic buildings. This involves investigating both line and rotational symmetry in order to make an informed decision about the symmetrical nature of each building.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Architecture, Mathematics Activities
National Foundation for Educational Research, 2017
This summary accompanies the national report for Northern Ireland (Sizmur et al., 2017). It outlines the attainment of Year 6 pupils in Northern Ireland in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 survey and explores the context of that attainment. PIRLS is a study of reading at ages 9-10 and has a five-yearly cycle.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Grade 4
Mullis, Ina V. S., Ed.; Martin, Michael O., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2017
The "TIMSS 2019 Assessment Frameworks" provides the foundation for the four international assessments that comprise the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA's) TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019: TIMSS Mathematics--Fourth Grade, TIMSS Mathematics--Eighth Grade, TIMSS…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2016
The inclusion of world music from a variety of cultures and traditions within the general music curriculum creates valuable opportunities for students to experience music in ways that are both culturally and pedagogically beneficial. By exploring the connection between the fields of ethnomusicology and music education, we can expand our current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Britt, Judy – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) underscore the importance of reading both informational and narrative texts with elementary students. Reporting on the 2009 reading framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) CCSS authors proposed that elementary teachers should strive for a 50/50 balance of narrative and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Foreign Countries
TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, 2016
The Internet has become the primary source for obtaining information at work, at home, and for school. Because Internet reading increasingly is becoming one of the central ways students are acquiring information, in 2016, PIRLS was extended to include ePIRLS--an innovative assessment of online reading. ePIRLS is a computer-based assessment that…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, International Assessment
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Tank, Kristina; Moore, Tamara; Strnat, Meg – Science and Children, 2015
This article describes the final lesson within a seven-day STEM and literacy unit that is part of the Picture STEM curriculum (pictureSTEM. org) and uses engineering to integrate science and mathematics learning in a meaningful way (Tank and Moore 2013). For this engineering challenge, students used nature as a source of inspiration for designs to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, Water, Science Activities
Prescott, Anne; Pressick-Kilborn, Kimberley – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2015
In this article it can be seen how primary school students, pre-service and in-service teachers can all benefit from the experience of participating in a lunchtime maths club. A range of activities suitable for an extracurricular club is included.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods
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Mould, Kirsten – Primary Science, 2015
There are many transition points in the school life of a child, but the move from primary to secondary school is a particularly significant one. How can both the social and academic threads remain intact? In this article, Kristen Mould discusses the main issues relating to transition from primary to secondary science. She cites the primary factors…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Secondary School Science, Transitional Programs
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