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McVarish, Judith; Ely, Margot; Signer, Barbara – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2006

This study rests on written statements made by New York City teachers and administrators. The study documents what a sample of urban teachers of mathematics and school principals in elementary, middle, and high schools state are: impediments of, as well as supports to, their productive teaching of mathematics, and their suggestions of what is…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Urban Teaching, Urban Schools, Teacher Effectiveness

American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI. – 1994

This study of rewards and recognition in the mathematical sciences in higher education utilized data gathered from site visits to 26 institutions, 3 open forums, and a survey of a sample of faculty and department chairs in mathematical sciences departments. Results found: (1) a substantial gap between what faculty think the reward structure should…

Descriptors: College Faculty, College Mathematics, Department Heads, Departments

Esty, Edward T.; And Others – 1990

The purposes of this paper are: (1) to investigate the effects of SQUARE ONE TV on children's problem-solving behavior and their attitudes toward mathematics and (2) to indicate some connections between the result and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. This paper…

Descriptors: Attitudes, Distance Education, Educational Television, Elementary Education

Confrey, Jere; And Others – 1991

The "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (1989)" calls for the revision of existing secondary mathematics curricula which include an emphasis on contextual problems, multiple representations, and the use of computers. The focus of this revision significantly involves the acknowledgment of the key role of the…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Context Effect, Functions (Mathematics)

Wirszup, Izaak, Ed.; Streit, Robert, Ed. – 1987

Reported in this conference proceedings are educational activities related to mathematics education from several countries. The conference was devoted primarily to two major topics closely connected with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP): (1) Development of an applications-oriented mathematics curriculum for all…

Descriptors: Computers, Educational Trends, Elementary School Mathematics, Innovation

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Boaler, Jo – British Educational Research Journal, 1994

Reports on a study of the move away from abstract calculations toward "mathematics in context" among 50 British female secondary school students. Discusses implications of findings in relation to reported female underachievement and disinterest in school mathematics. (CFR)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Curriculum Development, Educational Change

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Sosniak, Lauren A.; Perlman, Carole L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990

Maintains that U.S. education should not be studied as a single entity. Interviews 44 students to understand how their learning experiences vary across the subjects of mathematics, science, English, and history. Finds that, although instruction revolves around the textbook, it is used differently in each subject. Discusses these patterns of use,…

Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Educational Research, Grade 10

Mullen, Betty L. – 1989

This paper reports on a pilot program called "TIPS" which was designed to promote parent involvement in mathematics lessons for grades 1-6 in Creve Coeur Elementary District 76, located in a small town on the outskirts of Peoria, Illinois. The program was begun in the first year of districtwide adoption of a new math textbook which provided parent…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Homework, Mathematical Enrichment

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Godlewski, James B. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Describes a study to determine if a school district implementing an unfamiliar curricular change completed the same tasks as those using a model developed by Bishop. Reports that the district was more task oriented when confronted with an unfamiliar curricular change than previously reported. (MVL)

Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Development