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Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
This book builds on the social nature of learning to provide useful suggestions for reaching reluctant learners. It is based on the assumption that instruction that focuses on students' interests and builds on collaborative and differentiated learning will allow students to move from believing they "can't do mathematics or science" to a feeling of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Sharp, Janet; Lutz, Tracie; LaLonde, Donna E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
Cultures need to accurately record dates and times for various societal purposes, ranging from knowing when to plant crops to planning travel. In ancient times, the sun and moon were used as measurement devices because of the scientific understanding of the physical world at that time. Ancient timekeepers monitored celestial events and either used…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Astronomy, Grade 6, Summer Programs
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Miller, Bridget; Martin, Christie – Science and Children, 2016
The idea of notebooking is not new in the science classroom. Since the mid-1970s, writing has been found to facilitate students' critical thinking and learning across a variety of content areas. For science educators, notebooks have become an essential tool for supporting students' scientific inquiry in and across concepts. Scientific notebooks…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interactive Video, Handheld Devices
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Hudson, Peter – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2009
Malaysia is currently reforming its education system in line with the government's Vision 2020. Key areas such as science and mathematics education are high on the agenda. However, as considerable world knowledge is written in English, Malaysian preservice teachers are being educated to teach these areas using English as the Medium of Instruction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Vocabulary Development, Science Teachers, English (Second Language)
Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
National Academies Press, 2005
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Dempsey, Nan – Journal of Staff Development, 2007
In 2003, the Mathematics and Science Unit of the South Carolina Department of Education developed the Mathematics and Science Coaching Initiative. The model--one coach, one school, one content area--requires participating schools to commit to a three-year partnership. The three-year commitment ensures sufficient time for coaching to become an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, School Schedules, Time Management
Lambert, Julie; Ariza, Eileen N. Whelan – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
This report describes an inquiry-based Earth systems curriculum and strategies for teaching diverse students, which were embedded in the curriculum. The curriculum was implemented with 5th-grade students with varied linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in five schools in a large, southeastern U.S., urban school district. At the end…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Serin, Gökhan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore alignment between reform-based Turkish primary science curriculum and alternative assessment practices of a classroom teacher. Observational case study approach was utilized. A classroom teacher with 32 years of experience and his 31 students participated in the study. The data were collected during one…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Educational Change
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Coleman, Julianne M.; McTigue, Erin M.; Smolkin, Laura B. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to obtain data on United States K-5 elementary school teachers' self-reported instructional practices with graphical representations. Via an electronic survey, 388 elementary teachers, from throughout the US, reported about their teaching of the interpretation and the production of graphics within science. The main…
Descriptors: Graphs, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lofgren, Lena; Hellden, Gustav – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
In order to develop successful teaching approaches to transformations of matter, we need to know more about how young students develop an understanding of these processes. In this longitudinal study, we followed 25 students from 7 to 13 years of age in their reasoning about transformations of matter. The questions addressed included how the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Longitudinal Studies, Learning Processes