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Copley, Juanita V. – National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2010

This second edition of the bestselling book "The Young Child and Mathematics" reflects recent developments in math education in a wealth of vignettes from classrooms, activity ideas, and strategies for teaching young children about math processes and concepts. Using standards and guidelines from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics…

Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Mathematics

Rasche, Alexander N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017

This study investigated the tutoring practices of mathematics tutors working in one university tutoring center and the corresponding rationale exhibited by the mathematics tutors. This study illustrates how the tutoring practices of mathematics tutors align with the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices outlined in NCTM's recent publication…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Tutors, Tutoring, Teaching Methods

FitzPatrick, Daniel L.; Dominguez, Victoria S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2017

Teaching persistence and problem solving must begin with selecting a problem that can be solved mathematically, that allows for multiple methods of solving, and that generally captures the attention and curiosity of the student (Marcus and Fey 2003; NCTM 1991; Van de Walle 2003). This article shows how a STEM three-dimensional (3D) printing…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education, Preservice Teacher Education

Roy, George J.; Safi, Farshid; Graul, LuAnn – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015

As current mathematics standards, such as the Common Core, are being implemented throughout the United States, it has become evident that teachers need support to enact the tenets of those standards. To help in this endeavor, this article was published as a guideline to emphasize to mathematics education stakeholders that "effective teaching…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Common Core State Standards, Educational Practices

Wilburne, Jane M.; Keat, Jane B.; Napoli, Mary P. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011

Nervous about teaching math to young children? Too pressed for time to teach all of the math concepts children need to know? Now there's a practical, stress-free guide to one of the most effective ways to enhance children's mathematical thinking in pre-K-Grade 3--by weaving math concepts into storytime. Ready for any educator to pick up and start…

Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills

Cwikla, Julie – Education and Urban Society, 2007

This article details a 5-year evolution of a middle school mathematics faculty serving predominantly economically at-risk students. Faculty members worked to improve students' mathematics test scores, used a scripted curriculum, and integrated National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards-based activities. Schools nationwide are…

Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Teachers

Williams, Madelyn M.; Casa, Tutita M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2011

As recommended by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the first author regularly relies on her first graders' writing to assess their reasoning about important math concepts. Their writing serves as a culminating activity that allows her to better assess the depth of each student's understanding following class activities and…

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Discussion, Mathematics Teachers

Raisor, Jill M.; Hudson, Rick A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018

Early childhood provides a time of crucial growth in all developmental domains. Prekindergarten is an optimal time for young children to use objects of play as a medium to explore new cognitive concepts, including mathematical structure. Mathematical structure plays an important role in providing students a means to reason about mathematics,…

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods

Staples, Megan; Colonis, Melissa M. – Mathematics Teacher, 2007

The importance of mathematical discourse and its connection to developing conceptual understanding, communication, and reasoning is well documented throughout the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM's) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (2000). This article highlights the differences between two kinds of discussions:…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication

King, Alessandra – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015

"Mathematics is one of the greatest cultural and intellectual achievements of humankind, and citizens should develop an appreciation and understanding of that achievement, including its aesthetic and even recreational aspects" (NCTM 2000, p. 4). In addition to NCTM, many professional organizations such as the National Research Council…

Descriptors: Problem Solving, Behavioral Objectives, Science Education History, Science Activities

Hart, Lynn C.; Auslander, Susan S.; Venuto, Nicole; Jacobs, Tiffany; Carothers, Jody; Chestnutt, Cliff – School Science and Mathematics, 2019

The purpose of this study was to review the existing research on affect (beliefs, attitudes, and emotions) of elementary prospective teachers (EPTs) in university mathematics content courses. We use as our time period from publication in the United States of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for Schools Mathematics through 2016. A search of…

Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Course Content

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2011

This one-of-a-kind guide identifies and highlights the ways in which NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) resources can support teachers as they implement and supplement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) in their states. The guide and accompanying charts are tools to help educators as they continue to make…

Descriptors: State Standards, Charts, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Leadership

Baker, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2017

Reform-based mathematics instruction emphasizes that mathematics is learned through reasoning and sense-making rather than strict memorization and is taught through facilitation rather than telling (NCTM, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2000). Teachers' engagement with student thinking to inform instruction is central to such teaching. Engagement with student…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies, Grade 4, Student Teaching

Linder, Sandra M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010

Many models of planning and lesson construction in the United States advocate an objective-driven approach whereby teachers create performance-based goals that their students should accomplish by the end of the lesson. Teachers then evaluate lessons by determining if students have accomplished these objectives. Often, this model of planning…

Descriptors: Student Needs, Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers

Prasad, Priya V. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016

How can we, as teachers, encourage students to move from drawing geometric objects to constructing them and thereby build their mathematical reasoning skills? One way to encourage students to construct instead of draw shapes and to help students develop more robust understandings of geometric relationships and constructions is to use interactive…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Education