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Cho, Seokhee; Yang, Jenny; Mandracchia, Marcella – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) units on gains in mathematics achievement and English proficiency of mathematically promising English language learners (MPELLs) in the third grade. The M3 program, developed by Gavin et al., was implemented for 1 year with treatment MPELLs (n = 86) but not…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Grade 3
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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Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Firmender, Janine M. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2013
The primary goal of Project M[superscript 2] was to develop and field-test challenging geometry and measurement units for all K-2 students. This article reports on the achievement results for students in Grade 2 at 12 urban and suburban sites in 4 states using the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) mathematics concepts subtest and an open-response…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Measurement
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Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Carroll, Susan R.; Sheffield, Linda Jensen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009
The primary aim of Project M[superscript 3]: Mentoring Mathematical Minds was to develop and field test advanced units for mathematically promising elementary students based on exemplary practices in gifted and mathematics education. This article describes the development of the units and reports on mathematics achievement results for students in…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Suburban Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Powell, Sarah R.; Fuchs, Lynn S. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Elementary school students often misinterpret the equal sign (=) as an operational rather than a relational symbol. Such misunderstanding is problematic because solving equations with missing numbers may be important for the development of higher order mathematics skills, including solving word problems. Research indicates equal-sign instruction…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Skills, Equations (Mathematics)
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Brown, Steven M.; Walberg, Herbert J. – Journal of Educational Research, 1993
To examine the effect of motivational manipulated conditions on students' mathematics scores, elementary students received either ordinary standardized test instructions or special instructions (do as well as possible for themselves, parents, and teachers). Those given special instructions scored significantly higher in the test, implying that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students