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Epperson, James A. Mendoza; Rhoads, Kathryn – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Many mathematics teacher educators encounter the challenge of creating or choosing mathematical tasks that evoke important mathematical insights and connections yet remain firmly grounded in school mathematics. This challenge increases substantially when trying to meet the needs of practicing secondary mathematics teachers pursuing graduate work…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Inservice Teacher Education
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Dominguez, Higinio – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
The teaching and research communities in mathematics education agree that mathematical discussions pose challenges in elementary classrooms. These challenges continue to motivate research on mathematical discussions, with a focus on how students use talk in discussions. This study addresses the question, "What can teachers and researchers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Mathematics Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Czocher, Jennifer A.; Maldonado, Luz – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
Given the Common Core's dual emphases on mathematical modeling, there is a need to understand modeling as a practice and content standard to develop students' mathematical modeling skills. This study of 12 students from differing levels of mathematics instruction and English Language proficiency includes analysis of their modeling with mathematics…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Language Proficiency
Juenke, Carl W. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A significant number of students receive special education services for mathematics learning disabilities, however, many additional students need mathematics intervention to support their learning in the regular education classroom. A Response to Intervention (RtI) model has been identified as effective in addressing these students' needs;…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction
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Zientek, Linda; Skidmore, Susan T.; Saxon, D. Patrick; Edmonson, Stacey – Community College Enterprise, 2015
With the omnipresence of technology in society came the inevitable integration into education. This manuscript provides results of a statewide survey of developmental mathematics instructors' technology preferences and priorities across all levels of developmental mathematics courses. The study was part of a larger project designed to explore the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Preferences, Developmental Programs
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Gonzalez, Kristina; Maxwell, Gerri M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
The nature of mathematics teachers' knowledge specific to teaching mathematics is of ongoing concern in mathematics education research (Chapman, 2015). Furthermore, it is well known that teachers have an impact on students' achievement, and for several years mathematics education researchers have been studying teachers' content knowledge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Foster, Matthew E.; Anthony, Jason L.; Clements, Doug H.; Sarama, Julie; Williams, Jeffrey M. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study evaluated the effects of a mathematics software program, the Building Blocks software suite, on young children's mathematics performance. Participants included 247 Kindergartners from 37 classrooms in 9 schools located in low-income communities. Children within classrooms were randomly assigned to receive 21 weeks of computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Arithmetic, Kindergarten, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Freeman, Barbara; Higgins, Kristina N.; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
This article reports the findings of a study designed to examine the influence of multimodal writing on the communication of mathematical ideas. Elementary school students (ages 8-13) were required to write mathematics notes using two digital writing technologies, a personal digital notepad and a social mathematics blog, in the context of a formal…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Elementary School Mathematics
Bentley, Sage – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the beliefs of preservice mathematics teachers with regards to the nature of mathematics, the learning of mathematics, and student achievement in mathematics. Past research indicates that teacher beliefs affect the way they teach as well as influence the students they instruct (Schoenfeld 1992; Thompson…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Marbach, Joshua – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The Mathematics Fluency and Calculation Tests (MFaCTs) are a series of measures designed to assess for arithmetic calculation skills and calculation fluency in children ages 6 through 18. There are five main purposes of the MFaCTs: (1) identifying students who are behind in basic math fact automaticity; (2) evaluating possible delays in arithmetic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Computation, Mathematics Skills, Arithmetic
Ladipo, Josephine L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study focused on improving teaching through professional development. Identifying and designing teacher-based innovative professional development (integrating music into mathematics) resulted in an improved mathematical concept at Jaclyn Public School (a pseudonym). The target population for this action research study is drawn from an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Higgins, Kristina N.; Crawford, Lindy; Huscroft-D'Angelo, Jacqueline; Horney, Mark – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2016
Mathematical reasoning involves comprehending mathematical information and concepts in a logical way and forming conclusions and generalizations based on this comprehension. Computer-based learning has been incorporated into classrooms across the country, and specific aspects of technology need to be studied to determine how programs are…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Martínez Ortiz, Araceli – Journal of Technology Education, 2015
The presented study used a problem-solving experience in engineering design with LEGO robotics materials as the real-world mathematics-learning context. The goals of the study were (a) to determine if a short but intensive extracurricular learning experience would lead to significant student learning of a particular academic topic and (b) to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Design, Problem Solving, Robotics
Casa, Tutita M.; Firmender, Janine M.; Gavin, M. Katherine; Carroll, Susan R. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This research responds to the call by early childhood educators advocating for more challenging mathematics curriculum at the primary level. The kindergarten Project M[superscript 2] units focus on challenging geometry and measurement concepts by positioning students as practicing mathematicians. The research reported herein highlights the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Measurement
Benson, Jamie Heintz – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the relationship of exclusionary discipline consequences assigned to Texas Grade 3 through 8 students enrolled in special education and their academic achievement during the 2012-2013 through the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the relationship of exclusionary discipline…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Special Education, Grade 3
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