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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
Lindquist, Mary Montgomery, Ed. – 1989
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) completed its fourth mathematics assessment during the 1985-86 school year and finished the analyses of the results in 1988. This monograph, prepared by an interpretive team of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, represents a comprehensive discussion of the results of the fourth…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics
National Assessment of Educational Progress, Princeton, NJ. – 1988
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports on the status and progress of educational achievement in the United States. Based on its surveys, "The Nation's Report Card" provides comprehensive information about what students in the United States can do in various subject areas. The framework for the 1990 mathematics…
Descriptors: Algebra, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Mathematics
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Blume, Glendon W.; Zawojewski, Judith S.; Silver, Edward A.; Kenney, Patricia Ann – Mathematics Teacher, 1998
Illustrates how engagement in worthwhile mathematical tasks can provide rich opportunities for professional development. Presents different solution strategies for the effective tax rate problem. Emphasizes that, to help students recognize differences among the preceding arguments, teachers need to recognize reasoning based on part-whole…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Professional Development