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Suydam, Marilyn N., Ed.; Kasten, Margaret L., Ed. – Investigations in Mathematics Education, 1988
This publication is an abstracted compilation of 11 investigations. The information includes purpose, rationale, research design and procedures, findings, interpretations, abstractor's comments, previous research, procedure and statistical methods, and further research. Contained within are: (1) "Gender-Based Differential Item Performance in…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education
Reed, Michelle K. – 1995
Of all the reform recommendations being made by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, making mathematical connections is among the more difficult to achieve, especially at the high school level, where so much emphasis is placed on distinct content courses. Mathematical connections can relate mathematical topics to students' daily lives…
Descriptors: Art Activities, High Schools, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
Suydam, Marilyn N. – 1986
This digest briefly reviews some of the current findings from research on microcomputers which seem most pertinent to teachers in elementary and secondary schools. Summaries are presented of findings related to: (1) status surveys; (2) computer literacy and mathematics instruction; (3) effects of teaching computer programing; (4) tutorial computer…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Managed Instruction
Ascher, Carol – 1983
Poor, minority, and low ability students suffer most from the general lack of sustained opportunity to study mathematics in American public schools. Studies indicate that preschool and kindergarten students show only minor social class or racial differences in mathematical thinking and that differences in mathematical performance among older…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Black Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged
Ciancone, Tom – 1996
A discussion of numeracy (the ability to cope confidently with the mathematical demands of everyday life), focuses on provision of numeracy instruction alongside English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction for learners with low literacy skills. It looks first at considerations and methods for assessing student numeracy needs, including the…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
Pinhey, Laura A., Ed.; Boyer, Candace L., Ed. – 1997
This resource guide is intended to facilitate cooperation and exchange of knowledge among civic educators around the world. The guide is divided into six parts. Part 1 consists of three civic education papers: "Education and Democratic Citizenship: Where We Stand" (Albert Shanker); "Civil Society and Democracy Reconsidered"…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Suydam, Marilyn N. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1989
Lists references of 16 research summaries, 152 articles, and 220 dissertations alphabetically by author within each category. Provides the grade or age level for each reference. A brief abstract is presented for most of the references. Journals searched and author index by content are included. (YP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research
Dessart, Donald J. – 1989
This is a narrative review of research in mathematics education reported during 1987. The purpose of this review is to extract from research reports ideas that may prove useful to school practitioners. Major sections are: (1) "Planning for Instruction" (relating historical developments, aides and grades, teaching approaches, problem…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Mestre, Jose – 1989
Students come to the classroom with theories that they have actively constructed from their everyday experiences. However, some of these theories are incomplete half-truths. Although such misconceptions interfere with new learning, students are often emotionally and intellectually attached to them. Some common mathematical misconceptions involve:…
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education
Disinger, John F.; Lisowski, Marylin – 1986
Developed to highlight the interrelationships between and among science, technology, society, and the environment, this guide offers educators ideas and activities, and identifies resources for instruction at the elementary and secondary school level. Introductory comments explain and support the role and importance of environmental education in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Payne, Milton R. – 1985
Written for teachers in elementary and middle schools and for personnel at outdoor education centers, this publication is the second in an ERIC/CRESS series on utilizing outdoor education methodologies to enhance the academic curriculum. The resource guide suggests ways of getting students interested in arithmetic and mathematics and how to make…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Experiential Learning
Harris, James F., Ed.; Metcalf, Fay, Ed. – 1994
Designed as a resource for teachers to help high school students understand the new Germany, six background papers and nine lessons provide information on the difficult transition from the Third Reich to defeat and military occupation, on the establishment of two successor states, and on revolution and reunification. The six background papers…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Economics, European History, Foreign Countries
Disinger, John F.; And Others – 1988
This digest identifies characteristics of successful higher education programs in environmental studies and trends in environmental studies programs and courses. Characteristics of programs that have continued for the past two decades are listed. Some of the variables associated with programs that have not continued are identified. Recent trends…
Descriptors: College Programs, College Science, Curriculum, Educational Trends
Lisowski, Marylin – 1985
A review of representative instructional strategies and programs which focus on Science-Technology-Society (STS) themes is presented in this digest. A rationale and specific recommendations for the inclusion of an STS component in the science curriculum are offered. The options which exist for instruction of STS themes are identified and examples…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach
Howe, Robert W.; Disinger, John F. – 1990
The ability to think critically is essential if individuals are to live, work, and function effectively in our current and changing society. The activities included in this publication were selected to identify a variety of effective strategies for teaching critical thinking skills through environmental education. Activities include library…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking