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Adams, Polly K.; Nesmith, Jaynie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Goals of block building in early childhood classrooms focus on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development. Reports survey results of the value teachers place on block play. Offers illustrations of task cards to use with blocks in math, language arts, social studies, and science. Discusses guidelines and suggests idea cards and sentence…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Materials
Davis, Edward J.; Cooney, Thomas J. – MATYC Journal, 1977
The authors analyze student work in solving linear equations, categorize and discuss typical errors, and present resulting implications on instruction. (MN)
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Research, Error Patterns, Instruction
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Thornton, Carol A.; And Others – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1983
The effectiveness of the Multisensory Basic Fact Program to teach addition facts to 115 remedial groups in grades two through six in Australian schools was studied. Performance increased between pre- and posttests and was maintained on the retention test. (MNS)
Descriptors: Addition, Cognitive Processes, Computation, Educational Research
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Grouws, Douglas A.; Good, Thomas L. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1976
The effects of several variables on the ability of students to solve open sentences involving multiplication and division were examined. The variables considered were sex, grade level, position of the unknown in the sentence, and operation. (SD)
Descriptors: Division, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction
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Kulm, Gerald – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1973
This critique points out some possible limitations of a previously reported study on the relative efficacy of two feedback modes during CAI instruction. Researchers are cautioned about using results to suggest classroom instructional practices. See also SE 508 622. (LS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Instruction, Learning Theories, Mathematics Education
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Baroody, Arthur J.; Price, Joyce – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1983
Four three-year-old girls were studied in seven sessions during a three-month period for their performance on rote and object counting tasks. Two exhibited behavior consistent with underlying stable-order and uniqueness principles. (MNS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Theories
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Cobb, Paul – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1996
This article focuses on the relationship between research and development and the types of justifications given for reform activities. It cautions that research is not to persuade others that an innovation works but rather to examine an innovation critically. (AIM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology
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Carpenter, Thomas P.; Lewis, Ruth – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1976
Performance of first and second graders on measurement problems indicated that they are unable to relate the measurements of objects using different units to visual comparisons of quantities. (SD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts
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Brophy, Jere – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1986
Confrey's article is criticized on the basis of unbalanced content coverage, distortions in the treatment of the content that is covered, and the lack of readiness to come to grips with the realities of classroom teaching. (MNS)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Price, Gary G.; Carpenter, Thomas P. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1978
The Report of the Advisory Panel on the Scholastic Aptitude Test Score Decline was reviewed and some shortcomings pointed out. Changing standards and changes in the composition of the SAT-taking population are discussed. (MN)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Education
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Shipman, Frank M., III; Furuta, Richard; Brenner, Donald; Chung, Chung-Chi; Hsieh, Hao-wei – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 2000
Focuses on the role of digital libraries as facilitators for the use of digital information and describes Walden's Paths, a directed path facility that allows teachers to incorporate Web-based information into their high school curriculum. Discusses teacher training, intellectual property issues, and metadocuments. (LRW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Electronic Libraries, Information Utilization, Intellectual Property
Osguthorpe, Russell T.; And Others – 1975
The purpose of this study was to measure the effects of tutoring low achievers on the concepts of carrying and borrowing before they were introduced in the classroom. Twelve low-achieving second-grade students were tutored on these concepts. The tutored children, along with members of two control groups, participated in a pretest covering these…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Wolanin, Thomas R – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 1990
In response to Fischer (HE 527 626), the author considers a proposal to simplify and unify need analysis in Pell grants and other federal need-based student aid as appropriate. It is also argued that a single need analysis is needed because the complexity of the existing systems is a barrier to achieving the programs' central goal. (MSE)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Information Needs
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Alspaugh, John W. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1971
Assessed was the influence of grade placement on programing aptitude and programing achievement. High school students comprised one group and college students a second group. A significant difference in programing aptitude was found between groups. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Aptitude Tests, College Students
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Lesh, Richard – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1977
The activities of a research working group are described. The investigators from several institutions coordinate their work on space and geometry. Underlying assumptions of the group and issues faced by it are described. (SD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Education
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