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Highfield, Kate – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2010
Robotic toys present unique opportunities for teachers of young children to integrate mathematics learning with engaging problem-solving tasks. This article describes a series of tasks using Bee-bots and Pro-bots, developed as part a larger project examining young children's use of robotic toys as tools in developing mathematical and metacognitive…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Educational Opportunities, Young Children
Benjamin, Amy – Eye on Education, 2011
Do word problems and math vocabulary confuse students in your mathematics classes? Do simple keywords like "value" and "portion" seem to mislead them? Many words that students already know can have a different meaning in mathematics. To grasp that difference, students need to connect English literacy skills to math. Successful students speak,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Formative Evaluation, Nonverbal Communication, Figurative Language
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Wiest, Lynda R.; Amankonah, Frank O.; Thomas, Troy A. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2011
Mathematics education is replete with activities that explore real-world problems. A variety of these problems are added to lessons in the belief that merely applying mathematics knowledge to everyday contexts will enhance the transfer of that knowledge to other settings. However, these contexts are hypothetical rather than authentic. This…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Grade 5, Grade 6, Middle School Students
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Maccini, Paula; Miller, Jason A.; Toronto, Allyson P. – Advances in Special Education, 2013
We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on mathematical interventions for secondary students with learning disabilities (LD) and the identified studies were analyzed in light of the mathematical practices as outlined by the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI, 2010). Results indicated that Standard 2, reason abstractly and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Fenaroli, Giuseppina; Furinghetti, Fulvia; Somaglia, Annamaria – Science & Education, 2014
In this paper we present the main lines of a course on the history of mathematics for prospective secondary school (students' age range 14-19) mathematics teachers, enrolled on a 2-year postgraduate teacher preparation program. In order to integrate the historical objectives with the educational objectives of the program we adopted the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Sluder, J. Brandon; Howard-Shaughnessy, Candice – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Cardiovascular fitness is an important aspect of overall fitness, health, and wellness, and running can be an excellent lifetime physical activity. One of the most simple and effective means of exercise, running raises heart rate in a short amount of time and can be done with little to no cost for equipment. There are many benefits to running,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades
Enderson, Mary C.; Klerlein, Jacob T.; Johnson, Jason D. – New England Mathematics Journal, 2010
Today's classrooms pose many challenges for new mathematics teachers joining the teaching force. As they enter the teaching field, they bring a wide range of mathematical experiences that are often focused on calculations and memorization of concepts rather than problem solving and representation of ideas. Such experiences generally minimize what…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Computation
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Sorto, M. Alejandra; Mejía, Carlos A.; Wilson, Aaron T. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
One of the many challenges that teachers face in mathematics classrooms is determining how much of the verbal and written explanations help students accomplish instructional goals. The challenge is greater in linguistically diverse classrooms because the explanations and multiple representations are not perceived uniformly by all students. Recent…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Student Diversity
Louisiana Department of Education, 2013
This module assumes that the information presented in previous modules is well known to the learner. Module 5 is the second of three modules (4, 5, and 6) designed to provide an in-depth look at the Standards of Mathematical Practice which are part of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Module 5 focuses on how the practices connect to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Skills
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Bryan, J. A.; Fennell, B. D. – Physics Education, 2009
Because mathematical formulae and problem solving are such prominent components of most introductory physics courses, many students consider these courses to be nothing more than courses in applied mathematics. As a result, students often do not develop an acceptable understanding of the relationship between mathematics and science and of the role…
Descriptors: Physics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Formulas
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Harel, Guershon; Fuller, Evan; Rabin, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2008
Non-attendance to meaning by students is a prevalent phenomenon in school mathematics. Our goal is to investigate features of instruction that might account for this phenomenon. Drawing on a case study of two high school algebra teachers, we cite episodes from the classroom to illustrate particular teaching actions that de-emphasize meaning. We…
Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Stump, Sheryl L. – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
An undergraduate seminar was designed to help preservice teachers focus on students' learning. Preservice teachers planned and conducted weekly tutoring sessions with fourth graders and discussed their experiences in weekly discussions. The author investigated what preservice teachers learned about teaching mathematics from their focus on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Grade 4, Mathematics Instruction
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Warwick, Jon – Mathematics Educator, 2007
This paper offers some reflections on the difficulties of teaching mathematical modeling to students taking higher education courses in which modeling plays a significant role. In the author's experience, other aspects of the model development process often cause problems rather than the use of mathematics. Since these other aspects involve…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Learning Strategies, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Knuth, Eric J.; Choppin, Jeffrey M.; Bieda, Kristen N. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2009
The goal of this article is to help teachers both recognize and capitalize on classroom opportunities so that students can be meaningfully engaged in mathematical proof. To do so, the authors discuss students' thoughts about proof and their abilities to construct arguments. They also offer suggestions for teachers that are intended to support…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Teachers, Validity
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Chick, Helen – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2009
Examples play a central role in mathematics learning and teaching. Although they involve specific situations, their purpose is to exemplify more general mathematical principles. A critical task of teaching, therefore, is to choose appropriate examples and implement them in pedagogically productive ways. This study considers the examples used by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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