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Thomas, Amanda – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
Increasing availability of digital devices in elementary school classrooms presents exciting new opportunities for teachers to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. Although many of the math applications available for these devices focus on drill and practice of mathematical procedures, screencasting apps can help support effective…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Vignettes, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematical Applications
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Gresham, Gina; Shannon, Tracy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
Mathematics discourse is a teaching approach that encourages student discussion and reveals an understanding of concepts as students engage in mathematical reasoning and debate (Cobb 2006). Grabowski and Ke (2007) posit that students have significantly higher achievement and positive attitudes toward mathematics after participating in gaming…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Achievement
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Shumway, Jessica F.; Pace, Lauren – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2017
Young children naturally engage in mathematics as they play and explore. Although many early childhood educators are aware that children are frequently interacting with mathematical ideas, a certain level of knowledge and awareness is required to identify and highlight the mathematics that children are engaging in and to create opportunities for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Fletcher, Nicole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
Mathematics curriculum designers and policy decision makers are beginning to recognize the importance of problem solving, even at the earliest stages of mathematics learning. The Common Core includes sense making and perseverance in solving problems in its standards for mathematical practice for students at all grade levels. Incorporating problem…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Standards, Problem Solving, Mathematics
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
Markworth, Kim; McCool, Jenni; Kosiak, Jennifer – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
Holidays and seasonal activities provide excitement and a change of pace for teachers and students alike. They also offer perfect backdrops for mathematical tasks that can be related to other topics and themes in the classroom. "Problem Solving in All Seasons, Prekindergarten-Grade 2" delivers thirty-two appealing, real-world situations,…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Early Childhood Education, Problem Solving, Kindergarten
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Parks, Amy Noelle; Blom, Diana Chang – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide strategies for recognizing meaningful mathematics in common play contexts in early childhood classrooms and to offer suggestions for how teachers might intervene in these moments to help children attend to the mathematical ideas embedded in their play. In particular, the author's focus on the concepts of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Play, Mathematical Concepts
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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Rudd, Loretta C.; Satterwhite, Macy; Lambert, Matthew C. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
Mathematical Mediated Language (MML) is a teaching technique designed to enhance children's learning. Teachers who use MML engage in a dialogue with children about mathematics concepts that apply to the activity in which they are engaged. This dialogue links "conceptually related linguistic and mathematical knowledge." In other words, teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Play, Learning Motivation, Mathematical Concepts
McDonough, Andrea – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
Early years mathematics classrooms can be colourful, exciting, and challenging places of learning. Andrea McDonough and fellow teachers have noticed that some students make good decisions about using materials to assist their problem solving, but this is not always the case. These experiences lead her to ask the following questions: (1) Are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Thinking Skills
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
In this important book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help diagnose a child's level of mathematical understanding and provide guidance for teaching. By focusing on the inherent delight and curiosity behind young children's mathematical reasoning,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Education
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Notari-Syverson, Angela; Sadler, Faith H. – Young Exceptional Children, 2008
Learning about mathematics begins in the early years. Through their everyday activities, young children build important foundational knowledge and understanding of mathematics, especially when adults provide specific opportunities to learn and practice concepts and skills. Young children develop early on an informal understanding of important…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Preschool Children, Mathematical Concepts, Emergent Literacy
Highfield, Kate – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2010
Robotic toys present unique opportunities for teachers of young children to integrate mathematics learning with engaging problem-solving tasks. This article describes a series of tasks using Bee-bots and Pro-bots, developed as part a larger project examining young children's use of robotic toys as tools in developing mathematical and metacognitive…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Educational Opportunities, Young Children
Wilburne, Jane M.; Keat, Jane B.; Napoli, Mary P. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
Nervous about teaching math to young children? Too pressed for time to teach all of the math concepts children need to know? Now there's a practical, stress-free guide to one of the most effective ways to enhance children's mathematical thinking in pre-K-Grade 3--by weaving math concepts into storytime. Ready for any educator to pick up and start…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Portwood, Lisa – Mathematics Educator, 2007
In this narrative of teacher educator action research, the idea for and the context of the lesson emerged as a result of conversations between Shelly, a mathematics teacher educator, and Lisa, a quilter, about real-life mathematical problems related to Lisa's work as she created the templates for a reproduction quilt. The lesson was used with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Action Research, Young Children
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