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Holmes, Amy B. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Four figures and three tables are appended.There is growing consensus among researchers, educators, and policy makers about the need for greater emphasis on ambitious student-centered mathematics instruction in light of mounting concern about student mathematics performance in the intermediate grades and beyond. To facilitate educators' adoption…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis
Mendiburo, Maria; Hasselbring, Ted – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
Fractions are among the most difficult mathematical concepts for elementary school students to master (Behr, Harel, Post, & Lesh, 1992; Bezuk & Cramer, 1989; Moss & Case, 1999). Research indicates that manipulatives (e.g. fractions circles, fractions strips) positively impact students' conceptual and procedural understanding of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Borman, Geoffrey; Caverly, Sarah; Bell, Nance; Ruiz de Castilla, Veronica; Sullivan, Kate; Rodriguez, Debra – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
This study addresses the effectiveness of "Everyday Mathematics" (EM), a widely used core mathematics curriculum that reflects over two decades of National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored research and development studies (Klein, 2007; National Research Council, 2004) and aligns well with recommended policies and practices by the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction
Kinzie, Mable B.; Pianta, Robert C.; Kilday, Carolyn R.; McGuire, Patrick R.; Pinkham, Ashley M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
The "MTP-Math/Science" curricula specifically target the teaching and learning of children at risk of early school failure, a population for whom achievement gaps in mathematics and science are visible even in Pre-K years. "MTP-Math" is based on Focal Areas defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development