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Cai, Jinfa; Wang, Ning; Moyer, John C.; Wang, Chuang; Nie, Bikai – International Journal of Educational Research, 2011
In this article, we present the results from a longitudinal examination of the impact of a "Standards"-based or reform mathematics curriculum (called CMP) and traditional mathematics curricula (called non-CMP) on students' learning of algebra using various outcome measures. Findings include the following: (1) students did not sacrifice…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Algebra
Hobbs, Robert Maurice – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teachers can use culturally relevant pedagogical strategies and technologies as emerging tools to improve students' problem-solving skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate and assess the effectiveness of culturally specific computer-based instructional tasks on ninth-grade African American mathematics students. This study tried to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, National Competency Tests, Test Construction, Maps
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Klein, Alice; Starkey, Prentice; Clements, Douglas; Sarama, Julie; Iyer, Roopa – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
Research indicates that a socioeconomic status-related gap in mathematical knowledge appears early and widens during early childhood. Young children from economically disadvantaged families receive less support for mathematical development both at home and in preschool. Consequently, children from different socioeconomic backgrounds enter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Learning Readiness, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged
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Jordan, Nancy C.; Glutting, Joseph; Dyson, Nancy; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Irwin, Casey – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Math achievement in elementary school is mediated by performance and growth in number sense during kindergarten. The aim of the present study was to test the effectiveness of a targeted small-group number sense intervention for high-risk kindergartners from low-income communities. Children were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups (n = 44 in each…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Intervention, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Spitler, Mary Elaine; Lange, Alissa A.; Wolfe, Christopher B. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2011
This study employed a cluster randomized trial design to evaluate the effectiveness of a research-based intervention for improving the mathematics education of very young children. This intervention includes the "Building Blocks" mathematics curriculum, which is structured in research-based learning trajectories, and congruous…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Dietetics, Intervention, Mathematics Education
Xin, Yan Ping; Jitendra, Asha K.; Deatline-Buchman, Andria – Journal of Special Education, 2005
This study investigated the differential effects of two problem-solving instructional approaches--schema-based instruction (SBI) and general strategy instruction (GSI)--on the mathematical word problem-solving performance of 22 middle school students who had learning disabilities or were at risk for mathematics failure. Results indicated that the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Learning Problems, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction
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Jitendra, Asha K.; Star, Jon R.; Starosta, Kristin; Leh, Jayne M.; Sood, Sheetal; Caskie, Grace; Hughes, Cheyenne L.; Mack, Toshi R. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2009
The present study evaluated the effectiveness of an instructional intervention (schema-based instruction, SBI) that was designed to meet the diverse needs of middle school students by addressing the research literatures from both special education and mathematics education. Specifically, SBI emphasizes the role of the mathematical structure of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2007
This study evaluated the efficacy of a preschool mathematics program based on a comprehensive model of developing research-based software and print curricula. Building Blocks, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a curriculum development project focused on creating research-based, technology-enhanced mathematics materials for pre-K…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Experimental Groups, Curriculum Development, Achievement Gains
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Montague, Marjorie; Krawec, Jennifer; Enders, Craig; Dietz, Samantha – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
The effects of a mathematical problem-solving intervention on students' problem-solving performance and math achievement were measured in a randomized control trial with 1,059 7th-grade students. The intervention, "Solve It!," is a research-based cognitive strategy instructional intervention that was shown to improve the problem-solving…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving
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Terwel, Jan; van Oers, Bert; van Dijk, Ivanka; van den Eeden, Pieter – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2009
With regard to transfer, is it better to provide pupils with ready-made representations or is it more effective to scaffold pupils' thinking in the process of generating their own representations with the help of peers and under the guidance of a teacher in a process of guided co-construction? The sample comprises 10 classes and 239 Grade 5…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mathematics Education, Graphs, Grade 5
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Star, Jon R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Researchers in both cognitive science and mathematics education emphasize the importance of comparison for learning and transfer. However, surprisingly little is known about the advantages and disadvantages of what types of things are being compared. In this experimental study, 162 seventh- and eighth-grade students learned to solve equations (a)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Psychology, Equations (Mathematics), Knowledge Level
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Fantuzzo, John W.; Gadsden, Vivian L.; McDermott, Paul A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
This article reports on the development and field trial of an integrated Head Start curriculum (Evidence-Based Program for Integrated Curricula [EPIC]) that focuses on comprehensive mathematics, language, and literacy skills. Seventy Head Start classrooms (N = 1,415 children) were randomly assigned to one of two curriculum programs: EPIC or the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Integrated Curriculum, Formative Evaluation, Preschool Curriculum
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
A randomized-trials design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of a preschool mathematics program based on a comprehensive model of research-based curricula development. Thirty-six preschool classrooms were assigned to experimental (Building Blocks), comparison (a different preschool mathematics curriculum), or control conditions. Children were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Mathematics Curriculum, Effect Size
Owen, Jody – ProQuest LLC, 2012
College student degree attainment has been identified as a national issue, and recently has become a topic of emphasis for institutions of higher education. In the past, research has focused on retaining students from year one in college to year two. With the demand for baccalaureate-prepared graduates increasing and the charge to compete in a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prediction, Predictor Variables, Educational Attainment
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Rittle-Johnson, Bethany; Koedinger, Kenneth – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009
Background: Knowledge of concepts and procedures seems to develop in an iterative fashion, with increases in one type of knowledge leading to increases in the other type of knowledge. This suggests that iterating between lessons on concepts and procedures may improve learning. Aims: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Applications, Arithmetic
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