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Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

The "Building a System of Tens Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Seminars, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts

Onion, Alice – Mathematics Teaching, 2011

One may have heard of Bowland maths and will know something of the "case studies" that were published in 2008. These are substantial mathematics projects, taking five hours, or more, to complete. Most are set in real or realistic contexts, like "designing a smoothy"--Product Wars, or "devising plans to improve road safety"--Reducing Road…

Descriptors: National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Case Studies, Curriculum Development

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

Gersten, Russell; Beckmann, Sybilla; Clarke, Benjamin; Foegen, Anne; Marsh, Laurel; Star, Jon R.; Witzel, Bradley – What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, principals, and school administrators use Response to Intervention (RtI) to identify students who need…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students

Stephens, Ana; Blanton, Maria; Knuth, Eric; Isler, Isil; Gardiner, Angela Murphy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015

Mathematics educators have argued for some time that elementary school students are capable of engaging in algebraic thinking and should be provided with rich opportunities to do so. Recent initiatives like the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) (CCSSI 2010) have taken up this call by reiterating the place of early algebra in…

Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics

Flores, Margaret M. – Remedial and Special Education, 2010

This study investigated the effects of the concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) instructional sequence on the subtraction performance of students identified as at-risk for mathematics failure. Although the CRA sequence has been demonstrated as effective for teaching a variety of mathematical skills and processes its effects when used to teach…

Descriptors: At Risk Students, Subtraction, Remedial Mathematics, Teaching Methods

McAllister, Deborah A.; McDonald, Shirley A.; Bothman, Susan M. – Online Submission, 2010

The activities contained in this document have been presented at several conference sessions. Participants engaged in hands-on activities for Grades 3 through 8 that utilized a deck of playing cards to meet mathematics content and process standards. Activities included variations of card games, but with a mathematical twist, and other card-based…

Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Games, Manipulative Materials, Experiential Learning

Towers, Jo; Hunter, Kim – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2010

In our work in teacher education and professional development, we aim to help teachers to learn to participate in, and create, classroom ecologies that support students' learning. In this article we focus on the challenges of developing a classroom ecology that provides mathematical sustenance for students. We pay particular attention to the ways…

Descriptors: Ecology, Grade 3, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods

Bray, Wendy S. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2011

This collective case study examines the influence of 4 third-grade teachers' beliefs and knowledge on their error-handling practices during class discussion of mathematics. Study findings suggest that, although teachers' ways of handling student errors during class discussion of mathematics are clearly linked to both teacher beliefs and teacher…

Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Grade 3

Wickett, Maryann; Hendrix-Martin, Eunice – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011

Multiple-choice testing is an educational reality. Rather than complain about the negative impact these tests may have on teaching and learning, why not use them to better understand your students' true mathematical knowledge and comprehension? Maryann Wickett and Eunice Hendrix-Martin show teachers how to move beyond the student's answer--right…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Grade 2, Grade 3

Pyon, Shirley M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2008

In this action-research study, a third-grade teacher explores the impact of student blogs on the quality of their mathematical discussions. The teacher introduced math blogs to facilitate a productive online discussion focused on multistep story problems. (Contains 2 figures.)

Descriptors: Action Research, Grade 3, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction

Oberdorf, Christine; Taylor-Cox, Jennifer – Eye on Education, 2012

This book provides targeted mathematics instruction for every child. This book combines formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors: (1) Illustrate the distinction between a "traditional" assessment and an "enhanced"…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Formative Evaluation, State Standards, Mathematics Teachers

Clarke, Carne; Fisher, William; Marks, Rick; Ross, Sharon; Zbiek, Rose Mary – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010

This book focuses on essential knowledge for teachers about rational numbers. It is organized around four big ideas, supported by multiple smaller, interconnected ideas--essential understandings. Taking teachers beyond a simple introduction to rational numbers, the book will broaden and deepen their mathematical understanding of one of the most…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Numbers, Elementary School Teachers, Misconceptions

Bass, Hyman, Ed.; Usiskin, Zalman, Ed.; Burrill, Gail, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2002

The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNCMI) took advantage of a unique opportunity to bring educators together. In August 2000, following the Ninth International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-9) in Makuhari, Japan, MSEB and USNCMI capitalized on the presence of…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Workshops, Knowledge Base for Teaching

Bailey, Lora B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010

This 3 year longitudinal study reports the feasibility of an "Improving Teacher Quality: No Child Left Behind" project for impacting teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge in mathematics in nine Title I elementary schools in the southeastern United States. Data were collected for 3 years to determine the impact of standards and…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement

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