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Mulcahy, Candace A.; Krezmien, Michael; Maccini, Paula – Preventing School Failure, 2014
While the Common Core State Standards and state learning standards guide teachers in what mathematical content knowledge should be addressed as well as the processes and proficiencies necessary for developing mathematical competence, several student- and teacher-related factors may hinder student access to the general education curriculum for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Behavior Disorders
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Litowitz, Len S. – Technology Teacher, 2009
In an era when so much emphasis is being placed on the high-stakes standardized testing of fundamental subjects such as reading, writing, and math, it makes sense to demonstrate the role technology educators play in developing such fundamental knowledge and skills in youth. While the author believes that technology education contributes to the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Innovation, Engineering, Basic Skills
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Sileo, Jane M.; van Garderen, Delinda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Ms. Thomas, the general educator, and Ms. Merced, the special education teacher, plan to co-teach mathematics classes during the upcoming school year. Based on previous interactions with students and knowledge of students' abilities from school records, they know that several students, including students with disabilities, struggle with…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
Fosnot, Catherine – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
Explore successful models of intervention. No Child Left Behind has set the high expectation that every child meet grade level expectations. This publication synthesizes the research on intervention programs and best practices related to mathematical instructional pedagogy and differentiation to assist teachers, schools, and school districts in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Federal Legislation, Teacher Collaboration, Instructional Effectiveness
Ronis, Diane L. – Corwin Press, 2006
Students' brains are wired to make them natural, curious learners. The mathematical world around them offers a vast classroom, filled with shapes, spaces, quantities, and experiences to discover and explore, all leading to the construction of understanding. Teachers can use this natural curiosity to tap the inborn neural mechanisms that motivate…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Lesson Plans, Academic Standards, Technology Integration
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Kitchen, Darrin; Kuehl Kitchen, Julie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2013
In the public school setting, increased pressure related to academic performance standards and achievement is placed on teachers and administrators each year. As a result, physical education, particularly in elementary schools, is often significantly reduced or cut entirely from the curriculum. Teachers frequently have cited that the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Mathematics Instruction, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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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