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Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3

Grizzle-Martin, Tamieka – ProQuest LLC, 2014

Children who struggle in mathematics may also lack cognitive awareness in mathematical problem solving. The cognitively-driven program IMPROVE, a multidimensional method for teaching mathematics, has been shown to be helpful for students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Guided by cognitive theory, the purpose of this…

Descriptors: Metacognition, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement

Casa, Tutita M.; Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; Carroll, Susan R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017

This research responds to the call by early childhood educators advocating for more challenging mathematics curriculum at the primary level. The kindergarten Project M[superscript 2] units focus on challenging geometry and measurement concepts by positioning students as practicing mathematicians. The research reported herein highlights the…

Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Measurement

Teachers See What Ability Scores Cannot: Predicting Student Performance with Challenging Mathematics

Foreman, Jennifer L.; Gubbins, E. Jean – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015

Teacher nominations of students are commonly used in gifted and talented identification systems to supplement psychometric measures of reasoning ability. In this study, second grade teachers were requested to nominate approximately one fourth of their students as having high learning potential in the year prior to the students' participation in a…

Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Identification, Psychometrics, Elementary School Teachers

Stephan, Kelly Purdy – ProQuest LLC, 2017

Improving mathematical student performance in K-12 education has been a focus in the U.S. Students in the U.S. score lower on standardized math assessments than students in other countries. Preparing students for a successful future in a global society requires schools to integrate effective digital technologies in math classroom curricula.…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Private Schools, Catholic Schools

Edwards, Clayton M.; Townsend, Brian E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2012

As the sole math teacher in his middle school, the first author has always worked hard to provide quality mathematical experiences for his students. In an era of accountability defined by standardized test scores, he has also closely monitored his students' performance on such tests. After a few years of hoping that scores would improve, he…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests, Classroom Environment, Scientific Concepts

Middleton, James A.; Leavy, Aisling; Leader, Lars – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2013

This study investigated the relationship among critical motivational variables and mathematics achievement as middle grades students engaged in a reform-oriented curriculum, "Mathematics in Context." We tested 327 students in fifth, sixth, and seventh grade before and after two years of implementation. We performed a path analysis with…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Path Analysis

What Works Clearinghouse, 2007

The "Connected Mathematics Project" ("CMP)" is a problem-centered mathematics curriculum designed for all students in grades 6-8. Each grade level of the curriculum is a full-year program and covers numbers, algebra, geometry/measurement, probability, and statistics. The program seeks to make connections within mathematics,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Grade 6

Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Firmender, Janine M. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2013

The primary goal of Project M[superscript 2] was to develop and field-test challenging geometry and measurement units for all K-2 students. This article reports on the achievement results for students in Grade 2 at 12 urban and suburban sites in 4 states using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics concepts subtest and an open-response…

Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Measurement

The Impact of Advanced Curriculum on the Achievement of Mathematically Promising Elementary Students

Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Carroll, Susan R.; Sheffield, Linda Jensen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009

The primary aim of Project M[superscript 3]: Mentoring Mathematical Minds was to develop and field test advanced units for mathematically promising elementary students based on exemplary practices in gifted and mathematics education. This article describes the development of the units and reports on mathematics achievement results for students in…

Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Suburban Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement

Hand, Brian; Therrien, William; Shelley, Mack – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013

The U.S. began a new national standards movement in the area of K-12 science education curriculum reform in the 1980s known as "Science for All" to develop a population that is literate in economic and democratic agendas for a global market focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) (Duschl, 2008). The National…

Descriptors: Science Education, Heuristics, Science Process Skills, Randomized Controlled Trials

Tolar, Tammy D.; Fuchs, Lynn; Fletcher, Jack M.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hamlett, Carol L. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016

Three cohorts of third-grade students (N = 813) were evaluated on achievement, cognitive abilities, and behavioral attention according to contrasting research traditions in defining math learning disability (LD) status: low achievement versus extremely low achievement and IQ-achievement discrepant versus strictly low-achieving LD. We use methods…

Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities

Powell, Sarah R.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010

Elementary school students often misinterpret the equal sign (=) as an operational rather than a relational symbol. Such misunderstanding is problematic because solving equations with missing numbers may be important for the development of higher order mathematics skills, including solving word problems. Research indicates equal-sign instruction…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Skills, Equations (Mathematics)

Reeves, Christopher Gonwa; Fostvedt, Luke; Laugerman, Marcia; Baenziger, Joan; Shelley, Mack; Hand, Brian; Therrien, William – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013

A key element in science education is establishing and maintaining linkages between teachers and researchers that can eventuate in enhanced student outcomes. Determining when and where a new educational program or intervention results in an enhanced outcome can be sensitive to many different forces that the researcher must carefully manage. The…

Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Inquiry, Science Education, Student Evaluation

Fuchs, Lynn S.; Compton, Donald L.; Fuchs, Douglas; Hollenbeck, Kurstin N.; Hamlett, Carol L.; Seethaler, Pamela M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011

The purpose of this study was to explore the utility of a dynamic assessment (DA) of algebraic learning in predicting third graders' development of mathematics word-problem difficulty. In the fall, 122 third-grade students were assessed on a test of math word-problem skill and DA of algebraic learning. In the spring, they were assessed on…

Descriptors: Grade 3, Problem Solving, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction