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Larson, Matthew R.; Leinwand, Steven – Mathematics Teacher, 2013

Educators in forty-five states and the District of Columbia are hard at work interpreting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010). This work typically involves teacher participation in professional development activities focused on developing an understanding of the content standards as well as the…

Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Academic Standards, State Standards, Faculty Development

D'Ambrosio, Beatriz S.; Kastberg, Signe E.; Viola dos Santos, Joao Ricardo – Mathematics Teacher, 2010

Many mathematics teachers struggle to support their students' developing understanding of proof as an essential element in investigations of mathematics. The area of mathematics where the development of an understanding of proof is most challenging is algebra. In the case of algebraic proof, analysis of student written work on tasks that demand…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra

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Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1983

Results from the third national mathematics assessment indicate that the decline in performance of 17 year olds between 1973 and 1978 has leveled out over the last four years, and 13 year olds' performance improved significantly between 1978 and 1982. However, most gains were on lower-order skills. (MNS)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Computers, Educational Assessment

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Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1980

Attitude results from the second National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are presented. (MP) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Interpretation).

Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Evaluation, Learning Theories

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Silver, Edward A.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Discussed are trends in performance across the last three National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessments for students in grades 7 and 11, and reports on indicators of instructional activity. The results suggest that achievement in mathematics has taken a modest upturn in the 1980s. (MNS)

Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Grade 11

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Shaughnessy, J. Michael; Zawojewski, Judith S. – Mathematics Teacher, 1999

Discusses the results of the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of secondary school students on probability and statistics. The most recent results indicate that more attention is being given to data analysis, statistics, and probability, and that student performance on these items is gradually improving compared to the 1990…

Descriptors: Grade 12, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction

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Brown, Catherine A.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Reports on the seventh grade and eleventh grade results of the fourth mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Addresses students' performance on variables and relations, geometry, fundamental methods of mathematics, and attitudes. (PK)

Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Equations (Mathematics), Functions (Mathematics), Geometric Concepts

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Blume, Glendon W.; Zawojewski, Judith S.; Silver, Edward A.; Kenney, Patricia Ann – Mathematics Teacher, 1998

Illustrates how engagement in worthwhile mathematical tasks can provide rich opportunities for professional development. Presents different solution strategies for the effective tax rate problem. Emphasizes that, to help students recognize differences among the preceding arguments, teachers need to recognize reasoning based on part-whole…

Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Professional Development

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Brown, Catherine A.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1988

Suggests that secondary school students seem to have reasonably good procedural knowledge in areas of mathematics as rational numbers, probability, measurement, and data organization and interpretation. It appears, however, that students are lacking the conceptual knowledge enabling them to successfully do the assessment items on applications,…

Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Mathematical Applications

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Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1980

Student weaknesses on problem-solving portions of the NAEP mathematics assessment are discussed using Polya's heuristics as a framework. Recommendations for classroom instruction are discussed. (MP) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Results (Interpretation).

Descriptors: Algorithms, Experiential Learning, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Curriculum

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Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1981

Results of the second mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are analyzed with regard to the performance of 13- and 17-year-olds on probability exercises. The results suggest that this area has been neglected in mathematics instruction. (MP)

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Probability

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Fennema, Elizabeth; Carpenter, Thomas P. – Mathematics Teacher, 1981

Data from the second mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows little difference between males and females in overall mathematics achievement at ages 9 and 13. However, at age 17, females are not achieving as well in mathematics as males. (MP)

Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Research, Evaluation, Females

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Anick, Constance Martin; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1981

Data from the second mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) appear to clearly document that serious inequities exist in the mathematics education of Black and Hispanic students in the United States. (MP)

Descriptors: Achievement, Educational Research, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education

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Carpenter, Thomas P.; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1980

Highlights are given of the results of the second mathematics assessment of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), for 13 and 17 year olds, in the areas of number, algebra, geometry, measurement, and other miscellaneous topics. Changes from the previous assessment and conclusions are also included. (MK) Aspect of National…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education

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Hirstein, James J. – Mathematics Teacher, 1981

Data on the ability of pupils to deal with measurement concepts at the middle and high school levels are discussed. Results on items related to area and volume concepts indicate that conceptual problems account for most of the errors that students make on these topics. (MP)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education

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