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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)
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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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
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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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
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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
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Zahner, William; Velazquez, Griselda; Moschkovich, Judit; Vahey, Phil; Lara-Meloy, Teresa – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2012
We analyze how three seventh grade mathematics teachers from a majority Latino/a, linguistically diverse region of Texas taught the same lesson on interpreting graphs of motion as part of the Scaling Up SimCalc study (Roschelle et al., 2010). The students of two of the teachers made strong learning gains as measured by a curriculum-aligned…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Grade 7
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Prieto, Linda; Claeys, Lorena; González, Everardo Lara – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
This article exposes the ancient "Nepohualtzitzin" as an important contemporary mathematical tool. The design and development of "Nepohualtzitzin" Ethnomathematics Clubs (NECs) in predominantly Latina/o and low-income schools is also presented. NECs provide informal learning opportunities to develop and strengthen cultural…
Descriptors: Clubs, Mathematics Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Low Income Groups
Gruebel, Robert W.; Childs, Kimberly – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2013
The Texas statewide assessment of academic skills in 1997 indicated that >55 % of the student population failed to master the mathematics objectives set by the test criteria and 42 % of the mathematics teachers at the secondary level in the East Texas region were categorized as underqualified to teach mathematics at that level. The issue of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Competencies, Capacity Building
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Kwon, Hyunkyung – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
Researchers found that student-centered, technology-integrated learning environments help to produce students who are better able to think critically, solve problems, collaborate with others, and engage deeply in the learning process. Understanding the impact of technology and finding the best ways to integrate technology into the classroom is…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Computer Software, Design
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