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Özgün-Koca, S. Asli – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSSI 2010) and NCTM's (2014) "Principles to Actions" agree that "for meaningful learning of mathematics, tools and technology must be indispensable features of the classroom . . . that support students in exploring mathematics as well as in making sense of concepts and procedures and engaging in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts
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Lewis, Jennifer M.; Özgün-Koca, S. Asli – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016
Sustaining engagement with a mathematics task is not a novel suggestion for effective mathematics teaching. "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000) specified that "students need to know that a challenging problem will take some time and that perseverance is an important aspect of the problem-solving process and of…
Descriptors: Persistence, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Özgün-Koca, S. Asli; Edwards, Thomas G.; Chelst, Kenneth R. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
In mathematics, students should represent, model, and work with such real-world situations as those found in the physical world, the public policy realm, and society (CCSSI 2010). Additionally, students need to make decisions and be flexible enough to improve their decisions after analyzing realistic situations. The LEGO® Pets activity does just…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematical Concepts