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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

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

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

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

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

Costello, Pat; And Others – 1991

This book serves as a guide for Australian parents who want to take an active role in the mathematics learning of their children. It presents material so that families will learn, think, and talk about mathematics. Many family-life lessons, such as weighing out ingredients for a cake or choosing the best route to the zoo, are presented. The book…

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Computers, Decimal Fractions

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Lacampagne, Carole B. – 1993

The implementation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics'"Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" implies fundamental shifts in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Intended for those individuals who will be instrumental in the implementation of those changes--teachers, administrators, and…

Descriptors: Calculators, Change Agents, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education

Coates, Grace Davila; Stenmark, Jean Kerr – 1997

This publication is designed for families with young children ages four through eight. It aims to help families acquire methods and materials through which to make mathematics more accessible for all students. Special focus is placed on those students from groups that are not traditionally well-represented in mathematics: students of color, girls,…

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Family Environment, Family Involvement

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

Levy, Barbara W. – 1984

This booklet was designed for use with children aged 4-6 as a teaching tool that can be used both at home and school. Mathematical skills are presented in increasing order of difficulty, with each page building on the previous one, so that there is a built-in success factor. This success is presumed to convey the idea that learning mathematics is…

Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials

Levy, Barbara W. – 1984

This booklet was designed for use with children aged 6-8 as a teaching tool that can be used both at home and school. Mathematical skills are presented in increasing order of difficulty, with each page building on the previous one, so that there is a built-in success factor. This success is presumed to convey the idea that learning mathematics is…

Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instructional Materials