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Blazar, David; Braslow, David; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015

Over the past several years, research teams have developed observational instruments to measure the quality of teachers' instructional practices. Instruments such as Framework for Teaching (FFT) and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) assess general teaching practices, including student-teacher interactions, behavior management, and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction, Teacher Competencies

Dalgarno, Nancy; Colgan, Lynda – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007

This paper reports on the needs identified as important to 27 novice elementary mathematics teachers and examines how Connect-ME, an online mathematics community, provides these supports. Qualitative data were collected using two focus groups and 16 telephone interviews. Findings validate the need for alternative teacher professional development…

Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Focus Groups, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary Education

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

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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Nicely, Robert F., Jr. – Educational Leadership, 1985

Presents research on cognitive skills demanded by elementary and secondary school mathematics textbooks, based on an original 10-level classification of thinking activities; reports a general decline both in the amount of material demanding student involvement and in the percentage of that material requiring higher-order thinking. (MCG)

Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts

Dockweiler, Clarence J. – 1989

This study was designed to investigate whether the implementation and integration of the use of the Explorer Calculator into the curriculum influenced students in grades three through six. The sample consisted of approximately 440 students who were assigned to the treatment group or the control group. Achievement scores from the Iowa Test of Basic…

Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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