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Kurniati; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Sabandar, Jozua; Herman, Tatang – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015
This research aimed to examine the effect of the application of contextual teaching and learning (CTL) approach to the enhance of mathematical critical thinking ability (MCTA) of Primary School Teacher Students (PSTS). This research is an experimental study with the population of all students PSTS who took algebra subject matter of one university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Critical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction
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Papadakis, Stamatios; Kalogiannakis, Michail; Zaranis, Nicholas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The present study investigates and compares the influence of teaching Realistic Mathematics on the development of mathematical competence in kindergarten. The sample consisted of 231 Greek kindergarten students. For the implementation of the survey, we conducted an intervention, which included one experimental and one control group. Children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Competence
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Wu, Su-Chiao; Lin, Fou-Lai – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
A group of teacher educators and practitioners in mathematics education and early childhood education generalized a set of inquiry-based mathematics models for Taiwanese young children of ages 3-6 and designed a series of inquiry-based mathematics curriculum tasks in cultivate the children's diverse mathematical concepts and mathematical power. In…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preschool Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Active Learning
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Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Smith, Wendy M.; Albano, Anthony D.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Ren, Lixin; Beattie, Heidi Lynn; Lewis, W. James; Heaton, Ruth M.; Stroup, Walter W. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The present study investigated the effects of "Primarily Math", an inservice elementary mathematics specialist program. "Primarily Math" sought to augment the mathematical knowledge for teaching of kindergarten through third-grade teachers using a longitudinal multiple cohort design. Two sets of analyses were conducted. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Achievement
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Hojnoski, Robin; Polignano, Joy; Columba, Helen Lynn – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Shared book reading provides opportunities for adults to engage in literacy-related interactions with children in meaningful ways. Research has examined various dimensions of adult and child behavior during shared book-reading interactions with some focus on how book type affects the reading experience. Little research, however,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Reading Aloud to Others
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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
The study investigates the mathematical and the pedagogical content knowledge among in-service and pre-service first- and second-grade mathematics teachers. The sample of 300 subjects consisted of 150 first- and second-grade in-service teachers and 150 pre-service teachers studying in a college of education, 75 of whom were first-year students and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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Aunio, Pirjo; Heiskari, Pekka; Van Luit, Johannes E. H.; Vuorio, Jari-Matti – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2015
In this study, we investigated how early numeracy skills develop in kindergarten-age children. The participants were 235 Finnish children (111 girls and 124 boys). At the time of the first measurement, the average age of the children was 6 years. The measurements were conducted three times during 1 year of kindergarten. We used a between-group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Zaranis, Nicholas – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve kindergarten students' basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. Our research compares the level of mathematical competence of the students taught using our ICT oriented learning method which specifically takes advantage of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction
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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Starkey, Prentice; Klein, Alice; DeFlorio, Lydia – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
There is a national need for effective interventions to improve school readiness and subsequent achievement in mathematics for students from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a 2-year preschool math intervention that began at preschool entry when children were 3 years of age and continued through the end…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Novo, María-Luisa; Alsina, Ángel; Marbán, José-María; Berciano, Ainhoa – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
The construction of a connective brain begins at the earliest ages of human development. However, knowledge about individual and collective brains provided so far by research has been rarely incorporated into Maths in Early Childhood classrooms. In spite of that, it is obvious that it is at these ages when the learning of mathematics acts as a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Intelligence, Brain
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Niklas, Frank; Schneider, Wolfgang – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2014
Mathematical competencies are important not only for academic achievement at school but also for professional success later in life. Although we know a lot about the impact of "Home Literacy Environment" on the development of early linguistic competencies, research on "Home Numeracy Environment" (HNE) and the assessment of its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Literacy, Mathematics Skills
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Firdaus, Fery Muhamad; Wahyudin; Herman, Tatang – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
This research was done on primary school students who are able to understand mathematical concepts, but unable to apply them in solving real life problems. Therefore, this study aims to improve primary school students' mathematical literacy through problem-based learning and direct instruction. In addition, the research was conducted to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5
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Brendefur, Jonathan; Strother, Sam; Thiede, Keith; Lane, Cristianne; Surges-Prokop, Mary Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects on four-year-olds' knowledge of mathematics by introducing professional development and center-based mathematics activities around four mathematical domains to early educators' teaching in Head Start programs. Because of the need to provide necessary mathematical experiences to young children to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Number Concepts, Professional Development, Early Intervention
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