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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

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

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

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

Caldwell, Janet H.; Kobett, Beth; Karp, Karen – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014

Do your students have the incorrect idea that addition "makes numbers bigger" and subtraction "makes numbers smaller"? Do they believe that subtraction is always "taking away"? What tasks can you offer--what questions can you ask--to determine what your students know or don't know--and move them forward in their…

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Elementary School Mathematics

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

Duatepe Paksu, Asuman – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008

The aims of the study reported in this paper were to identify teachers' beliefs about mathematics and to analyze possible significant differences in mathematics beliefs in terms of teachers' branches and gender. Teachers' mathematics beliefs were investigated by use of a 20-item self-report questionnaire; related to beliefs about process of…

Descriptors: Learning Processes, Science Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Teachers

Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Strother, Sam; Rich, Kelli; Appleton, Sarah – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016

Teachers use the word assessment to describe any method of gathering information about student learning. Whether it be formative assessment (intended to guide instructional decisions) or summative assessment (a reflection on the entirety of student learning from prior instruction), teachers are constantly working to identify what their students…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests

Roberts, Tim – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2007

It is not often that one can introduce primary school students to a problem at the forefront of mathematics research, and have any expectation of understanding; but with magic squares, one can do exactly that. Magic squares are an ideal tool for the effective illustration of many mathematical concepts. This paper assumes little prior knowledge on…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Primary Education, Mathematics Education, Arithmetic

Diller, Debbie – Stenhouse Publishers, 2011

If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. This book extends Debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics. In "Math Work Stations" you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and…

Descriptors: Classroom Design, Independent Study, Workstations, Mathematics Instruction

Hurst, Chris – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2007

The plethora of data that confronts teachers on a daily basis requires that they know more than simply being able to calculate. It demands that they understand the context in which the mathematical ideas are embedded and what those ideas are telling them in relation to that context. Also, it necessitates that they are prepared to question how…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries

Erbilgin, Evrim – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2015

This article describes a series of two linear measurement activities designed to integrate the related content and processes of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) into classroom practice using nonstandard units. In the article, nonstandard units refer to same-size, repeatable units (e.g., paper clips, feet) for a specified…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Measurement, Mathematics Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)

Fitzallen, Noleine – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2007

The ever increasing availability of mathematics education software and internet-based multimedia learning activities presents teachers with the difficult task of deciding which programs are best suited for their students' learning needs. The challenge is for teachers to select pedagogical products that not only promote significant mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Multimedia Materials, Computer Software, Data Analysis

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

Mildenhall, Paula; Swan, Paul; Northcote, Maria; Marshall, Linda – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2008

As part of the project titled "Hands-On Heads-On: The Effective Use of Manipulatives Both Virtual and Physical" being undertaken at Edith Cowan University, there was an investigation into the use of virtual manipulatives and the interactive whiteboard (IWB). Virtual manipulatives may be defined as a virtual representation of a physical…

Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematical Concepts, Manipulative Materials, Educational Technology

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