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Hirza, Bonita; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Darhim; Zulkardi – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
The intention of the present study was to see the improvement of students' intuitive skills. This improvement was seen by comparing the Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)-based instruction with the conventional mathematics instruction. The subject of this study was 164 fifth graders of elementary school in Palembang. The design of this study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Intuition, Mathematics Skills, Skill Development
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Brezovnik, Anja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
The main purpose of the article is to research the effects of the integration of fine art content into mathematics on students at the primary school level. The theoretical part consists of the definition of arts integration into education, a discussion of the developmental process of creative mathematical thinking, an explanation of the position…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Parwati, Ni Nyoman; Sudiarta, I. Gusti Putu; Mariawan, I. Made; Widiana, I. Wayan – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to describe and to test the effect of learning model (problem solving learning model oriented toward Balinese local wisdom (PSBLW) Vs Direct Instruction Model (DI)) and type of mathematics problems (open and closed problems) on the ability to solve mathematics problem of the fifth-grade students of elementary in Singaraja…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Mantik, Octavia; Choi, Hee Jun – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not "Scaffolded Think-Group-Share" learning can have a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning achievement in English classes of an Indonesian elementary school. To achieve this purpose, this study compared the findings from the two dependent variables (i.e., student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Student Satisfaction
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Sayan, Hamiyet – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
This study aims to analyze the relationship between playing computer games and learning basic mathematics skills. It shows the role computer games play in the learning and achievement of basic mathematical skills by students. Nowadays it is clear that individuals, especially young persons are very fond of computer and computer games. Since…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Games, Mathematics Skills
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Heshmati, Saeideh; Kersting, Nicole; Sutton, Taliesin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored the design and implementation of the Cover-up and Un-cover games, two manipulative-based fraction games, in 14 fifth-grade classrooms. We examined how the fraction concepts were integrated into the game design and explored the nature of teacher-student interactions during games using lesson videos. Our examination showed that…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Design
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Polly, Drew – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined how evidence of students' mathematical understanding was influenced by elementary schoolteachers' enactment of instructional practices emphasized during a mathematics professional development program. Videos and field notes were collected during lessons for two teachers from the program and two matched comparison teachers.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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Dingman, Shannon; Teuscher, Dawn; Newton, Jill A.; Kasmer, Lisa – Elementary School Journal, 2013
This article reports the findings from a comparative analysis that examined several mathematical content strands, reasoning processes, and emphasis on technology in prior K-8 state mathematics standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Various methodological tools were utilized to compare and contrast CCSSM with prior…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Course Content
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Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Enyedy, Noel – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2015
This article investigates why students reported liking a student-driven learning design better than a highly guided design despite equivalent gains in knowledge assessments in both conditions. We created two learning designs based on the distinction in the literature between student-driven and teacher-led approaches. One teacher assigned each of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Learner Controlled Instruction, Inquiry
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Chang, Mido; Evans, Michael A.; Kim, Sunha; Norton, Anderson; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Samur, Yavuz – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
In an effort to maximizing success in mathematics, our research team implemented an educational video game in fifth grade mathematics classrooms in five schools in the Eastern US. The educational game was developed by our multi-disciplinary research team to achieve a hypothetical learning trajectory of mathematical thinking of 5th grade students.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Video Games, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Forsyth, Suzanne R.; Powell, Sarah R. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2017
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the impact of mathematics and reading learning difficulties on the mathematics-vocabulary understanding of fifth-grade students. Students (n = 114) completed three measures: mathematics computation, general vocabulary, and mathematics vocabulary. Based on performance on the mathematics computation and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 5, Pilot Projects, Reading Difficulties
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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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Lee, Chien I. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Current mathematics education emphasizes techniques, formulas, and procedures, neglecting the importance of understanding, presentation, and reasoning. This turns students into passive listeners that are well-practiced only in using formulas that they do not understand. We therefore adopted the Polya problem-solving method to provide students with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Prompting, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Pareto, Lena – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2014
In this paper we will describe a learning environment designed to foster conceptual understanding and reasoning in mathematics among younger school children. The learning environment consists of 48 2-player game variants based on a graphical model of arithmetic where the mathematical content is intrinsically interwoven with the game idea. The…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games
Krawec, Jennifer; Huang, Jia – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to test the efficacy of a modified cognitive strategy instructional intervention originally developed to improve the mathematical problem solving of middle and high school students with learning disabilities (LD). Fifth and sixth grade general education mathematics teachers and their students of varying ability…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Grade 5
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