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Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed.; Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Super, Ruzica, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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
US Department of Education, 2008
Research shows that a child's goals for and beliefs about learning are related to his or her performance in mathematics. This pamphlet includes suggestions for parents to help ensure that their children develop positive learning attitudes and succeed in mathematics, including: (1) Introducing babies and toddlers to numbers, counting and shapes;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Caregivers, Parents, Childhood Attitudes
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Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study described the kinds of early numeracy experiences that parents provide for their preschoolers, and determined the extent to which parental experiences and involvement in home activities enhanced preschoolers' numeracy knowledge. Twenty-five parents completed a home activity questionnaire, a 2-week diary study, and a videotaped play…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Parents, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Nation's Report Card Reveals Modest Increases in Math and Reading: Report Shows One-Quarter of Eighth Graders Reading…
Descriptors: State Standards, Employment Patterns, Public Education, Grade 8
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. – 2003
This document is comprised of three publications of the early childhood section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: (1) prekindergarten mathematics standards; (2) a teacher's guide for early mathematics; and (3) a parent's handbook for early mathematics. The standards, developed by a broad-based group of individuals…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Objectives, Mathematics Education
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Varol, Filiz; Colburn, Linda K. – AACE Journal, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the critical attributes of mathematical software designed for children between the ages of four and seven. This study sought to offer guidelines that will assist software designers in the design of developmentally appropriate educational software. In addition, teachers and parents may benefit from this…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Young Children, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
Meierding, Loren – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This is a step-by-step guidebook that is designed to help students on the quantitative section of the SAT. This guidebook produces an understanding of key mathematical concepts as the various topics are covered by the text, and, unlike other SAT guides, lists skills and capabilities, that if mastered will result in well-prepared students. More…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Guides, Standardized Tests, Test Wiseness
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Morse, Amy B.; Wagner, Polly – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents information on a seminar called "Developing Mathematical Ideas" with the goal of piloting a new curriculum and charting a new path for parents, schools, and children in mathematics. Explores central issues in the development of constructive, thoughtful, and generative relationships between parents and school community through parents'…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Conferences
US Department of Education, 2004
An increasingly technological world demands strong mathematical skills for the workforce and everyday life, and these demands will increase in the future. Research has shown that children are more likely to be successful in mathematics and other academic subjects when parents actively support their learning. To ensure that children are on track…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation
Rotigel, Jennifer V.; Fello, Susan – Gifted Child Today, 2004
Whether math problems require computation skills, problem solving strategies, inferential thinking skills, or deductive reasoning, mathematically talented students are often able to discern answers with unusual speed and accuracy. Mathematically gifted students are able to see relationships among topics, concepts, and ideas without the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Mathematics Instruction
Gosfield, Margaret, Ed. – Communicator, 2000
Four issues of this journal on educating gifted students offer articles for professionals and parents, book reviews, and resource/curriculum suggestions. The issue on mathematics and sciences discusses recognizing mathematical talent, increasing rigor in science courses; adding breadth, depth, and complexity in mathematics; using science to…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
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
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