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Watts, Tyler W.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine; Bailey, Drew H. – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Early educational intervention effects typically fade in the years following treatment, and few studies have investigated why achievement impacts diminish over time. The current study tested the effects of a preschool mathematics intervention on two aspects of children's mathematical development. We tested for separate effects of the intervention…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Skills, Correlation
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Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth; Sinclair, Nathalie; Chval, Kathryn B.; Clements, Douglas H.; Civil, Marta; Pape, Stephen J.; Stephan, Michelle; Wanko, Jeffrey J.; Wilkerson, Trena L. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
The NCTM Research Committee identifies key influences on mathematics education that are largely outside the domain of the academic world in which most mathematics education researchers live. The groups that are identified--including the media, companies and foundations, and other academic domains--affect the public's perception of mathematics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Story Telling, Educational Researchers
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Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Duncan, Greg J.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
The widespread concern about mathematics achievement has drawn extensive research attention to what skills predict later academic achievement. There is clear and consistent evidence that math achievement at school entry is the strongest predictor of later school success and educational attainment. Early childhood math achievement can thus have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills, Skill Analysis, Predictive Measurement
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Bailey, Drew H.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Jenkins, Jade Marcus; Domina, Thurston; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
A consistent finding across early childhood interventions targeting mathematics and other achievement-related skills that is that initial treatment effects fade over time, with children not receiving the intervention catching up to children who did (Clements et al., 2013; Leak et al., 2010; Puma et al., 2010). One popular explanation for this is…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Schenke, Katerina; Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated treatment effects of a preschool mathematics intervention targeted at students from low-income…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Racial Differences, African American Students, Classroom Environment
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Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2017
Increased attention has been given to learning trajectories (LT) as structural frameworks for educational instruction. The purpose of this study was to explore preschool teachers' descriptions of self-change, seven years after the start of their participation in LT-based professional development and instruction. This study was part of a larger…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Instructional Innovation
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Bailey, Drew H.; Nguyen, Tutrang; Jenkins, Jade Marcus; Domina, Thurston; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie S. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
A robust finding across research on early childhood educational interventions is that the treatment effect diminishes over time, with children not receiving the intervention eventually catching up to children who did. One popular explanation for fadeout of early mathematics interventions is that elementary school teachers may not teach the kind of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Elementary School Teachers
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
In this important book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help diagnose a child's level of mathematical understanding and provide guidance for teaching. By focusing on the inherent delight and curiosity behind young children's mathematical reasoning,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Education
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2017
In their Research Commentary, Kitchen and Berk (2016) argue that educational technology may focus only on skills for low-income students and students of color, further limiting their opportunities to learn mathematical reasoning, and thus pose a challenge to realizing standards-based reforms. Although we share the concern about equity and about…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Intervention
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Aguirre, Julia; Herbel-Eisenmann, Beth; Celedón-Pattichis, Sylvia; Civil, Marta; Wilkerson, Trena; Stephan, Michelle; Pape, Stephen; Clements, Douglas H. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2017
In this commentary, the authors explore how mathematics education research and the decisions mathematics education researchers (MERs) make to include (or not) an equity lens are not just choices; rather, they are political acts. MERs must take a hard look at themselves as human beings shaped by the political landscape of their different histories…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Mathematics, Responsibility
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Layzer, Carolyn; Unlu, Fatih; Wolfe, Christopher B.; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Education needs generalizable models to scale up evidence-based practices and programs and longitudinal research evaluating the persistence of the effect of their implementation. This is particularly important given the "deep, systemic incapacity of U.S. schools, and the practitioners who work in them, to develop, incorporate, and extend new…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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Wolfe, Christopher B.; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Spitler, Mary Elaine – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Although there is growing interest in implementation fidelity, little research has been reported on the sustainability over time of faithful implementations of learning innovations. This study examined the sustainability of teachers' implementation fidelity to the components of a prekindergarten mathematics intervention two full years after…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Mathematics Curriculum, Professional Development
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Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H. – American Journal of Play, 2009
The authors explore how children's play can support the development of the foundations of mathematics learning and how adults can support children's representation of--and thus the "mathematization" of--their play. The authors review research about the amount and nature of mathematics found in the free play of children. They briefly…
Descriptors: Play, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Mathematics Skills
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Clements, Douglas H.; Joswick, Candace – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2018
In reviewing the six articles within this "Instructional Science" special issue, we are reminded of Schoenfeld's ("Educ Res" 45(2):105-111, 2016) review of American Educational Research Association president-authored papers for the centennial celebration of AERA. There, he succinctly unveiled the content focus of AERA research…
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Research, Educational History, Educational Trends
Clements, Douglas H. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The author and her colleagues' TRIAD model (Sarama, Clements, Starkey, Klein, & Wakeley, 2008), including the "Building Blocks" curriculum, have significantly and substantially increased preschooler's mathematical competence, both in previous studies (Clements & Sarama, 2008, g = 1.07) and in their present, largest implementation…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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