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Mahler, Joni D. – Online Submission, 2011
This study examined whether a story/language based method of teaching the multiplication facts would be helpful to students who previously had difficulty with the memorization of those facts. Using the curriculum "Memorize in Minutes" by Alan Walker (Walker, 2000), the researcher taught six fourth-grade students the multiplication facts (3s…
Descriptors: Memorization, Multiplication, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation
Harrington, LaDawna – Linworth, 2011
A little imagination, a little drama, a little mystery. Using the guided inquiry model in this updated, second edition, students become detectives at Information Headquarters. They solve a mystery-and enhance their problem-solving and literacy skills. Middle school is a crucial time in the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Problem Solving, Information Literacy, Inferences
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Akerson, Valarie; Donnelly, Lisa A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study explored the influence of a Saturday Science program that used explicit reflective instruction through contextualized and decontextualized guided and authentic inquiry on K-2 students' views of nature of science (NOS). The six-week program ran for 2.5 hours weekly and emphasized NOS in a variety of science content areas, culminating in…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods