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Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2010

This guide is intended to stimulate professional reflection, dialogue and debate about mathematics and how to improve it. It draws together themes, features and characteristics of effective improvement in mathematics and descriptions of good practice. It offers a reference point for staff and teachers who are working together to improve…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Reflection, Mathematics Education

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2016

Alaska's Department of Education & Early Development shares a vision that all students can succeed in their education and work, shape meaningful lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them. To support this mission, the Alaska State Board of…

Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, School Districts, Academic Achievement

Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2004

Practical examples from everyday life, spanning personal financial matters to traveling and even cooking conversions are the lessons offered in this useful guide. The vast majority of older students and adults who come to America come from countries that use the metric system. Learning a new system for measuring, telling time, and so forth is…

Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Statistics, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods

Romberg, Thomas A., Ed.; Carpenter, Thomas P., Ed.; Dremock, Fae, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005

The research reported in this book provides reliable evidence on and knowledge about mathematics and science instruction that emphasizes student understanding--instruction consistent with the needs of students who will be citizens in an increasingly demanding technological world. The National Center for Improving Student Learning in Mathematics…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

National Academies Press, 2005

How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…

Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction

Kober, Nancy – 1991

Promoting community awareness and understanding of the issues encompassed within the teaching and learning of school mathematics, and involving parents in their children's mathematics education are the first steps toward the goal that every child must gain mathematical power. This document helps to answer some of the most frequent questions that…

Descriptors: Attitudes, Calculators, Computer Uses in Education, Computers

Frye, Shirley M. – 1991

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), with the establishment and promulgation of standards for the reform of teaching and learning mathematics, has furnished the leadership and the impetus toward the achievement of a vision of affording a high-quality mathematics education for all of the nation's children. Published in March…

Descriptors: Community Support, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement

Hendrickson, A. Dean – 1989

Mathematics and the use of mathematical thinking should be much more than what has been traditional school arithmetic. Much of the mathematical reasoning can be developed and experienced out of school, particularly in the home. This material is a teacher's guide designed to help parents support what is done with their children in class. Background…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Home Instruction

Hendrickson, A. Dean – 1989

Mathematics and the use of mathematical thinking should be much more than what has been traditional school arithmetic. Much of the mathematical reasoning can be developed and experienced out of school, particularly in the home. This material is a teacher's guide designed to help parents support what is done with their children in class. Background…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Home Instruction

Hendrickson, A. Dean – 1989

Mathematics and the use of mathematical thinking should be much more than what has been traditional school arithmetic. Much of the mathematical reasoning can be developed and experienced out of school, particularly in the home. This material is a teacher's guide designed to help parents support what is done with their children in class.…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 6, Home Instruction

Hendrickson, A. Dean – 1989

Mathematics and the use of mathematical thinking should be much more than what has been traditional school arithmetic. Much of the mathematical reasoning can be developed and experienced out of school, particularly in the home. This material is a teacher's guide designed to help parents support what is done with their children in class. Background…

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Home Instruction, Kindergarten, Mathematical Concepts

Hendrickson, A. Dean – 1989

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 2, Home Instruction

Scheid, Karen – 1990

Based on suggestions of participants at the second annual Instructional Methods Forum held in June 1989, the monograph considers cognitive-based approaches to teaching mathematics to students with learning problems and the implications for the design of media and materials. It discusses characteristics of successful cognitive approaches and the…

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board. – 1991

Teachers of mathematics are leading a nationwide effort to bring about a complete redesign of both school and college mathematics programs by setting new and more demanding standards for what students must learn about mathematics, as well as for what teachers themselves must accomplish as professionals in the classroom. This brief document is…

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education

Narang, H. L. – 1983

This annotated bibliography contains references to books, journal articles, ERIC documents, doctoral dissertations, and audio-visual materials on the subject of multicultural education. Topics include integrating multiculturalism in school subjects, prejudice and discrimination, intercultural communication, ethnic identity and ethnic bias.…

Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries