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Sleep, Laurie; Eskelson, Samuel L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
This paper investigates the contribution of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and curriculum materials to the mathematical quality of instruction by comparing the enactment of a fractions problem taught by two teachers with differing MKT. It was found that MKT seem to support teachers' precise use of mathematical language and to prevent…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Curriculum Implementation, Mathematics Curriculum
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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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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh; Tabach, Michal – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Growing awareness of the importance of modelling activities in mathematics education has raised the question of whether teachers are prepared to facilitate the engagement of students in such activities. The current study investigates the effects of how teachers cope with modelling activities in developing their abilities to identify modelling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
Scott, April – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The sixth grade is very important for education stakeholders, as it marks the beginning of the transition period for students to high school. No consensus has been reached so far among scholars on whether block scheduling is the best way to provide students the time that is necessary to facilitate effective learning and the retention of knowledge.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics, School Districts, Grade 6
Murthy, Geetha J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the effect of the eight Common Core mathematical practices on math achievement and math attitudes for a sample of low-performing students in Grade 6. The treatment sample (n = 63) consisted of four classes of Grade 6 students who had scored below proficient levels in state math assessments. This study was conducted in a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Grade 6, Common Core State Standards
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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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Bragg, Leicha A. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2012
A challenge for primary classroom teachers is to maintain students' engagement with learning tasks while catering for their diverse needs, capabilities and interests. Multiple pedagogical approaches are employed to promote on-task behaviours in the mathematics classroom. There is a general assumption by educators that games ignite children's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 5, Educational Games, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hansen-Thomas, Holly – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
Traditionally, mathematics has been considered easy for English language learners (ELLs) due to the belief that math is a "universal language." At the same time, reform-oriented mathematics curricula, designed to promote mathematical discourse, are increasingly being adopted by schools serving large numbers of ELLs. CMP, the Connected Math…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Mathematics Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Change
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Bell, Courtney A.; Wilson, Suzanne M.; Higgins, Traci; McCoach, D. Betsy – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examines the impact of a nationally disseminated professional development program, Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI), on teachers' specialized knowledge for teaching mathematics and illustrates how such research could be conducted. Participants completing 2 DMI modules were compared with similar colleagues who had not taken DMI.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Characteristics, Scores, Faculty Development
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Lewis, Catherine; Perry, Rebecca – Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 2014
Teams of educators conducted lesson study independently, supported by a resource kit that included mathematical tasks, curriculum materials, lesson videos and plans, and research articles, as well as protocols to support lesson study. The mathematical resources focused on linear measurement interpretation of fractions. This report examines the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Dewolf, Tinne; Van Dooren, Wim; Verschaffel, Lieven – Learning and Instruction, 2011
We confronted 151, 5th and 6th elementary grade pupils with a quantitative problem in a mathematics or religion class, to examine the influence of the context on pupils' understanding and solution of such problems inside and outside the mathematics class. Pupils were first asked to solve a problem about fair sharing either during a mathematics or…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Grade 5, Grade 6, Problem Solving
Williams, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Mathematical discussions support and promote student learning as an integral part of the contexts in which students learn mathematics. Yet, American school practices often focus on teachers disseminating knowledge to students and students acquiring that knowledge through rote rehearsal rather than higher order thinking. One barrier to change in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Mathematics Education, Student Behavior
Siebers, Carolyn A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study is a mixed-methods quantitative and qualitative study that analyzed data from an intensive, long-term professional development project named, "Project: Making Mathematics Matter. (PM[superscript 3])" carried out in two low-performing, high-poverty districts. Two of the districts served as treatment districts and ALL…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2016
Improving K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has a priority on numerous education reforms in the United States. To that end, developing and sustaining quality programs that focus on integrated STEM education is critical for educators. Successful implementation of any STEM program is related to the curriculum…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum
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