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Hainsworth, Mark; Hainsworth, Laura – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article the authors describe an Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Design-Based Learning (I-STEM ED DBL) activity that invites students to delve into the science, technology, and engineering related to the production of Ötzi's copper axe and to speculate about the circumstances surrounding his…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Metallurgy, Summer Programs
Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Degner, Kate – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
In the author's experience with this activity, students struggle with the idea of representativeness in probability. Therefore, this student misconception is part of the classroom discussion about the activities in this lesson. Representativeness is related to the (incorrect) idea that outcomes that seem more random are more likely to happen. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities, Probability, Educational Games
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Szucs, Leigh; Reyes, Jovanni V.; Farmer, Jennifer; Wilson, Kelly L.; McNeill, Elisa Beth – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Adolescents are influenced by the type, length and quality of the connections shared with different people throughout their lifespan. Relationships with peers, friends, and adults help to shape knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to health. Recognizing healthy or unhealthy characteristics allow youth to strengthen relationships and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescents, Teaching Methods
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Whitacre, Ian; Bishop, Jessica Pierson; Philipp, Randolph A.; Lamb, Lisa L.; Schappelle, Bonnie P. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
A story problem about borrowing money, presented in this article, may be represented with positive or negative numbers and thought about in different ways. The authors describe ideas related to integers (both positive and negative) and how students used them in relation to a story problem, and how they related these ideas to equations.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Jacobson, Erik – Mathematics Teacher, 2014
For many students, making connections between mathematical ideas and the real world is one of the most intriguing and rewarding aspects of the study of mathematics. In the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSI 2010), mathematical modeling is highlighted as a mathematical practice standard for all grades. To engage in mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Logic, Teaching Methods
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Bush, Sarah B.; Karp, Karen S.; Albanese, Judy; Dillon, Fred – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
What better way to interest students in mathematics than using a Super Bowl® commercial? A Prudential® insurance commercial aired during the Super Bowl in 2013 was the impetus for this lesson (see it here on You-Tube™: watch?v=IsNiKGMSHUQ). In the commercial, four hundred people were polled on "How Old Is the Oldest…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Lin, Jia-Ling; Chen, Yen-Ting – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2014
Argumentation is one of the central practices in science learning and helps deepen students' conceptual understanding. Students should learn how to communicate ideas including procedure tests, data interpretations, and investigation outcomes in verbal and written forms through argument structure. This article presents a negotiation model to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Patterson, Lynn G.; Patterson, Kadie L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
Motivating middle school students to learn can be challenging. One proven method for doing so is through an integrated curriculum. Educational philosophers and curriculum theorists have long noted the benefits of an integrated curriculum, which recognizes that the subject areas within the curriculum are connected to one another and to the real…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Problem Solving, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Açikalin, Mehmet – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This article provides an example of a social studies lesson from Turkish educational context in order to facilitate comparison with examples of social studies lessons from other parts of the world. This lesson was recorded in a 7th grade class at a middle school in one of the metropolitan neighborhoods in Istanbul. According to the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Civil Rights, Comparative Education
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Koc, Isil; Turan, Merve – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2012
The cycle of duplication and division, known as the "cell cycle," is the essential mechanism by which all living organisms reproduce. This activity allows students to develop an understanding of the main events that occur during the typical eukaryotic cell cycle mostly in the process of mitotic phase that divides the duplicated genetic material…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Learning Activities, Scientific Concepts, Molecular Structure
Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl – Math Solutions, 2011
This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grade 6
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
Collins, Anne; Dacey, Linda – Stenhouse Publishers, 2010
"The Zeroing in on Number and Operations" series, which aligns with the Common Core State Standards and the NCTM Standards and Focal Points, features easy-to-use tools for teaching key concepts in number and operations and for addressing common misconceptions. Sharing the insights they've gained in decades of mathematics teaching and research,…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Misconceptions, Academic Standards
Taylor, Mary Jo; Dimino, Joseph A.; Gellar, Leanne Ketterlin; Koontz, Trish – Center on Instruction, 2010
This document offers a planning tool for grades 3-7 that can be used by regional comprehensive centers, other technical assistance centers, and state departments of education to plan professional development for teachers. It is based on the "National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report" which was published in 2008. The panel synthesized its final…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Learning Processes, Faculty Development, Technical Assistance
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