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Metzger, Shari R.; Sonnenschein, Susan; Galindo, Claudia – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Integrating multiple theoretical frameworks, the authors examined rising first- to fourth-grade students' mathematics utility conceptions--their knowledge and beliefs about the usefulness of mathematics, home-based mathematics engagement, and grade-level differences in mathematics utility conceptions and home engagement. Most children viewed…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment, Instructional Program Divisions
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Jaciw, Andrew P.; Hegseth, Whitney Michelle; Lin, Li; Toby, Megan; Newman, Denis; Ma, Boya; Zacamy, Jenna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
This study investigates, through a cluster randomized trial, the impact of "Math in Focus," a core mathematics program modeled after instructional approaches used in Singapore, on third- through fifth-grade students' achievement in mathematics. The program is currently being used in more than 400 school districts in the United States.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Randomized Controlled Trials, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 3