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Burghardt, M. David; Hecht, Deborah; Russo, Maria; Lauckhardt, James; Hacker, Michael – Journal of Technology Education, 2010
The present study examined the impact of introducing a mathematics infused engineering/technology education (ETE) curriculum on students' mathematics content knowledge and attitudes toward mathematics. The purpose of the present study was to: (a) compare the effects of a mathematics infused ETE curriculum and a control curriculum on student…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Education
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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Schenke, Katerina; Nguyen, Tutrang; Watts, Tyler W.; Sarama, Julie; Clements, Douglas H. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
We examined whether African American students differentially responded to dimensions of the observed classroom-learning environment compared with non-African American students. Further, we examined whether these dimensions of the classroom mediated treatment effects of a preschool mathematics intervention targeted at students from low-income…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Racial Differences, African American Students, Classroom Environment
Presser, Ashley Lewis; Clements, Margaret; Ginsburg, Herbert; Ertle, Barbrina – Education Development Center, Inc, 2012
"Research Findings: Big Math for Little Kids" ("BMLK") is a mathematics curriculum designed for 4- and 5-year-old children. In this study, the curriculum was evaluated for effectiveness over two years, using a cluster-randomized controlled study. Over 750 children participated in the study and experienced either the…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Mathematics Curriculum, Control Groups, Mathematics Education
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Babaali, Parisa; Gonzalez, Lidia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Supporting student success in entry-level mathematics courses at the undergraduate level has and continues to be a challenge. Recently we have seen an increased reliance on technological supports including software to supplement more traditional in-class instruction. In this paper, we explore the effects on student performance of the use of a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Homework, Computer Uses in Education
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Farran, Dale; Lipsey, Mark; Hofer, Kerry G.; Bilbrey, Carol – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Studies show that the mathematics test-score gap is evident at every level of schooling and can be linked to students' earlier performance. For example, a mathematics performance gap was found in children as young as three years of age (Case & Griffin, 1990; Jordan, Huttenlocher, & Levine, 1992). Addressing the mathematics performance gap…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Urban Schools, Curriculum Evaluation
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Brantlinger, Andrew; Smith, Beverly – Teachers College Record, 2013
Background/Context: For more than a decade, large alternative teacher certification programs (ATCP) such as the New York City Teaching Fellows (NYCTF) have provided qualified applicants with fast-track or "early entry" routes to paid teaching. While early-entry ATCPs enjoy powerful support in the public and private sectors, critics…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Petrillo, Joseph – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
High failure rates in calculus have plagued students, teachers, and administrators for decades, while science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programmes continue to suffer from low enrollments and high attrition. In an effort to affect this reality, some educators are "flipping" (or inverting) their classrooms. By flipping, we…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Calculus, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
Scavuzzo-Despagni, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In education, there is an increasing emphasis on the use of data in schools. Data are reported on academic achievement in school report cards each year. Administrators use data for curricular and evaluative purposes. Teachers are provided with data to improve their pedagogy. All of this data is based on student academic performance; however,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Report Cards, Middle School Students, Focus Groups
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Incikabi, Lutfi; Ozgelen, Sinan; Tjoe, Hartono – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2012
This study aimed to compare Mathematics and Science programs focusing on TIMSS content domains of Numbers and Biology that produced the largest achievement gap among students from Turkey and the USA. Specifically, it utilized the content analysis method within Turkish and New York State (NYS) frameworks. The procedures of study included matching…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Casler-Failing, Shelli L. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
An action research case study was conducted to investigate the effects of incorporating LEGO robotics into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum focused on the development of proportional reasoning through the lens of Social Constructivist Theory. This research, which was part of a larger study, reports the findings when LEGO EV3 robots were…
Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Action Research, Toys
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – American Educational Research Journal, 2008
A randomized-trials design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of a preschool mathematics program based on a comprehensive model of research-based curricula development. Thirty-six preschool classrooms were assigned to experimental (Building Blocks), comparison (a different preschool mathematics curriculum), or control conditions. Children were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Mathematics Curriculum, Effect Size
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Marchand, Richard; Pickreign, Jamar; Howard, Keary – Journal of American Indian Education, 2005
This study explores differences in mathematics assessment results between American Indian students in Western New York and their Anglo peers. The sample consisted of 2,256 fourth grade students (Native = 323 Anglo = 1933) and 2,475 eighth grade students (Native = 353 Anglo = 2122). Scores from New York State's Fourth and Eighth Grade Math…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Mathematics Teachers, Indians
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Wladis, Claire; Offenholley, Kathleen; George, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This study hypothesizes that course passing rates in remedial mathematics classes can be improved through early identification of at-risk students using a department-wide midterm, followed by a mandated set of online intervention assignments incorporating immediate and elaborate feedback for all students identified as "at-risk" by their…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, At Risk Students, Mathematics Tests
Herrmann, Mariesa Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation consists of essays on three inputs into the educational production function: curriculum, peers, and teachers. The chapters are linked by their focus on understanding the importance of these inputs for student achievement and by their exploitation of the exact timing of events (i.e., student mobility, receipt of special education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Organization, Decision Making, Economic Impact
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