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Muttaqin, Haniful; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Somakim – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017

This research was motivated by several studies which show that students have difficulties in understanding the material ratio, wherein one contributing factor is the lack of ability in proportional reasoning. The purpose of this study is to produce a trajectory of learning to help students develop abilities in comparison reasoning. Solution…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 7, Graphs

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

Jitendra, Asha K.; Dupuis, Danielle N.; Star, Jon R.; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016

This study examined the effect of schema-based instruction (SBI) on the proportional problem-solving performance of students with mathematics difficulties only (MD) and students with mathematics and reading difficulties (MDRD). Specifically, we examined the responsiveness of 260 seventh grade students identified as MD or MDRD to a 6-week treatment…

Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Mathematical Logic

Doias, Elaine D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

When applied to mathematics education, manipulatives help students to visualize mathematical concepts and apply them to everyday situations. Interest in mathematics instruction has increased dramatically over the past two decades with the introduction of virtual manipulatives, as opposed to the concrete manipulatives that have been employed for…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Achievement

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

Maarif, Samsul – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

The aim of this study was to identify the influence of discovery learning method towards the mathematical analogical ability of junior high school's students. This is a research using factorial design 2x2 with ANOVA-Two ways. The population of this research included the entire students of SMPN 13 Jakarta (State Junior High School 13 of Jakarta)…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students

Hill, Heather C.; Charalambous, Charalambos Y. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012

This paper documents the ways mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT) and curriculum materials appear to contribute to the enactment of a 7th grade "Connected Mathematics Project" lesson on comparing ratios. Two teachers with widely differing MKT scores are compared teaching this lesson. The comparison of the teachers' lesson enactments suggests…

Descriptors: Grade 7, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Knowledge Base for Teaching

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

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

Özcan, Zeynep Çigdem; Erktin, Emine – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015

Metacognitive enrichment has become an important component of modern mathematics instruction. This study investigates the effect of homework assignments enriched with metacognitive questions on students' mathematics achievement and homework behaviors. A quasi-experimental design with pre- and post-test measures and two groups (experimental and…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Homework

Bowens, Bryan D.; Warren, Susan R. – Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2016

This two-part investigation (a) assessed the impact of the Jaime Escalante Math Program (JEMP), a structured summer mathematics intervention program, on the math achievement of urban middle school students, (b) identified the characteristics of the program that the administrators and teachers perceived to contribute to student achievement, and (c)…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Intervention, Urban Schools

Ahl, Linda Marie – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2016

This article investigates the impact of research findings on the representation of proportional reasoning in two commonly used Swedish mathematics textbook series for grades 7-9. A research-based framework that identifies five learning goals for understanding of proportional reasoning was used to analyse the textbooks. The results brought to…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Grade 7

Sharma, Yogesh – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

The present study investigates the effects of the situated learning and effortful control on mathematics anxiety of school students. Participants were 99 seventh graders who studied in two schools. Students in one of these were given instruction through the situated learning model, and the students of other school were treated as a control group.…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety

Muhanna, Wafa – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using web-based curricula on seventh grade students' achievement in mathematics in King Abdullah School in Irbid, Jordan. The researcher followed the equivalent pre/post T-test two group designs. To achieve the aim of the study, a pre/post-test was constructed to measure students'…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries