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Louisiana Department of Education, 2013

This module assumes that the information presented in previous modules is well known to the learner. Module 6 is the third of three modules (4, 5, and 6) designed to provide an in-depth look at the Standards of Mathematical Practice which are part of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Module 6 focuses on strategies for implementing…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Instruction

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Ridgway, Jim; Passey, Don – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1995

Reports on a study of the mathematical needs of engineering apprentices in the United Kingdom. Finds that mathematical skills learned in general education programs do not meet requirements of the engineering profession. Recommends changes in mathematics education. (CFR)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering

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Baker, David P.; Jones, Deborah Perkins – Sociology of Education, 1993

Reports on a study of eighth-grade mathematical performance of 77,000 students in 19 countries, data from 1964 and 1982 studies in 9 countries, and data on gender stratification and its impact on mathematics performance. Finds that a cross-national variation exists and that it is related to gender stratification. (CFR)

Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Attainment, Females

Ascher, Carol – 1983

Poor, minority, and low ability students suffer most from the general lack of sustained opportunity to study mathematics in American public schools. Studies indicate that preschool and kindergarten students show only minor social class or racial differences in mathematical thinking and that differences in mathematical performance among older…

Descriptors: Academic Ability, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged

National Center for Education Statistics, 2009

This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics at grades 4 and 8. The results from the 2009 assessment presented in this report are compared to those from previous years, showing how students' performance in mathematics has progressed over time. Results for students in the nation, the 50…

Descriptors: Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, National Competency Tests

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1993

The call for educational reform has caused mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment to come under both professional and public scrutiny. The three elements contesting for leadership in assessment reform are the conventional testing agencies, reformers led by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and political agencies…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Grade 4

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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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Fraser, E. J. P. – British Educational Research Journal, 1994

Reports on the attitudes toward and achievement in mathematics among 7,169 undergraduate male and female students in British and Scottish universities. Finds large differences in participation rates between women and men in English and Scottish universities. (CFR)

Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Change, Females, Foreign Countries

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988

This report contains a description and analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations, of the three components of the 1987 Mathematics Assessment in Manitoba, Canada: (1) the student achievement tests at grades 3, 6, 9, and 12; (2) the comparison testing (1981-1986) at the same grade levels; and (3) the teacher survey. The intent of the…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA. – 1989

This document contains a set of standards for mathematics curricula in North American schools (K-12) and for evaluating the quality of both the curriculum and student achievement. In the introduction, the background, need, and overview of these standards are described. A total of 54 standards are divided into four categories: (1) "Curriculum…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Mathematical Concepts

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development and Implementation Branch. – 1988

This report contains a brief description of the study in the province of Manitoba, Canada along with recommendations based upon the judgements of the Technical Advisory Committee. Grade levels 3, 6, 9, and 12 were administered the test. The purposes of the test were to: (1) provide benchmark indicators relative to the level of mathematics…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, 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

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Borg, Mark G.; Falzon, Joseph M. – British Educational Research Journal, 1995

Reports on a study of the role of pupil age in scholastic performance among 4,123 Maltese primary-age students. Finds a strong and consistent age effect in Maltese, English, and mathematics achievement in three grade levels. Also finds that girls consistently outperformed boys in the three subjects. (CFR)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Age Grade Placement, Child Development

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch. – 1987

The Provincial Assessment of Mathematics was conducted at grades 3, 6, 9 and 12. There are three major components to the assessment: (1) a written test of the curriculum objectives carried out in May, 1987 for grades 3, 6, and 9, and in June, 1987 for grade 12 (Mathematics 300 and Mathematics 301); (2) a survey of teachers at these grade levels;…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

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Riding, Richard; Caine, Tracey – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 1993

Reports on a preliminary study of cognitive style and performance of 182 secondary students on the British General Certificate of Secondary Education. Finds that students who tested at an intermediate position on both dimensions of the Wholist-Analytic cognitive style measure did best on the test. (CFR)

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Educational Assessment

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