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Sole, Marla A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has called on teachers to create supportive and equitable classroom environments, to steadfastly advocate that all students can learn mathematics, to hold high expectations for all students and to adopt practices that offer students the opportunity to excel (NCTM 2014). The overarching aim of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Leak, Anne E.; Rothwell, Susan L.; Olivera, Javier; Zwickl, Benjamin; Vosburg, Jarrett; Martin, Kelly Norris – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2017
Problem-solving strategies learned by physics undergraduates should prepare them for real-world contexts as they transition from students to professionals. Yet, graduate students in physics-intensive research face problems that go beyond problem sets they experienced as undergraduates and are solved by different strategies than are typically…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Physics, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
Kargas, Christine Anestis; Stephens, Max – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
This study investigated how to improve the teaching of problem solving in a large Melbourne secondary school. Coaching was used to support and equip five teachers, some with limited experiences in teaching problem solving, with knowledge and strategies to build up students' problem solving and reasoning skills. The results showed increased…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Foreign Countries
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Kong, Jennifer E.; Orosco, Michael J. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2016
Minority students at risk for math difficulties (MD) struggle with word problems for various reasons beyond procedural or calculation challenges. As a result, these students require support in reading and language development in addition to math. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a math comprehension strategy based on a…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), At Risk Students, Mathematics Skills
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Mathew, Roy; Malik, Sohail Iqbal; Tawafak, Ragad Moufaq – Informatics in Education, 2019
Problem solving skills are considered an important component in learning to program in an introductory programming (IP) course for novices. This study introduced a PROSOLVE game to enhance problem solving skills of novice programmers in the introductory programming course. The game is based on pseudo-code technique. A survey was employed to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Skill Development, Educational Games, Game Based Learning
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Clegg, John R.; Diller, Kenneth R. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Challenge-based teaching facilitates students' simultaneous development of content mastery and strategies for applying technical knowledge innovatively. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering has offered a challenge-based course on biotransport as an accelerated study-abroad learning experience in Cambridge,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Mastery Learning, Transfer of Training, Self Efficacy
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Azad, Gazi F.; Gormley, Sara; Marcus, Steve; Mandell, David S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Problem solving between parents and teachers is critical to maximizing student outcomes. The current study examined the associations among the different components of problem solving, as well as the relationship between various characteristics and problem solving in parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Asikcan, Mehmet; Saban, Ahmet – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to determine prospective teachers' metacognitive awareness levels of reading strategies. A quantitative surve method was used. Participants consisted of 150 prospective primary teachers and 150 prospective Turkish language teachers from Necmettin Erbakan University in Turkey. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Che, Megan; Wiegert, Elaine; Threlkeld, Karen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2012
This study examines patterns in middle-grade boys' and girls' written problem solving strategies for a mathematical task involving proportional reasoning. The students participating in this study attend a coeducational charter middle school with single-sex classrooms. One hundred nineteen sixth-grade students' responses are analyzed by gender…
Descriptors: Females, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Males
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Ince, Elif – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Education policies today aim to raise individuals with 21st Century skills considered as a universal necessity and problem-solving skill is the one of the skills that have emerged as a requirement of the 21st century. Teaching problem solving is one of the most important topics of physics education, it is also the field where students have the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Physics, Science Education, Science Process Skills
Sautter, Rachael A.; LeBlanc, Linda A.; Jay, Allison A.; Goldsmith, Tina R.; Carr, James E. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2011
We examined whether typically developing preschoolers could learn to use a problem-solving strategy that involved self-prompting with intraverbal chains to provide multiple responses to intraverbal categorization questions. Teaching the children to use the problem-solving strategy did not produce significant increases in target responses until…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preschool Children, Prompting, Classification
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Cincinatus, Ronit Bassan; Sheffet, Malka – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The ubiquity of the subject of percentages in our everyday life demands that math teachers and pre-service math teachers demonstrate a profound knowledge and thorough understanding of the concept of percentages. This work, which originated from one specific lesson in an 8th grade math class, studies the conceptual understanding and problem-solving…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Orosco, Michael J.; Abdulrahim, Naheed A. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2018
Educator preparation in comprehension strategy instruction (CSI) is essential to meeting the needs of English learners (ELs) in contemporary schools. This article provides teacher educators and professional developers with concrete examples of practices to prepare classroom teachers in comprehensive strategy instruction, based on an experimental…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies, Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Huang, Jiuhan; Nisbet, Deanna – Journal of Adult Education, 2014
This article explores the relationship between reading strategy use and reading proficiency among 121 adult ESL learners. Reading strategy use was measured by the SORS, and reading proficiency was determined by the CASAS Reading Test and BEST Literacy Test. Findings of the study reveal that (a) adult ESL learners are active strategies users; (b)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills
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Erdemir, Naki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
In this study, the effects of teacher-directed and self-directed problem-solving strategies on students' attitudes toward physics were explored. Problem-solving strategies were used with the experimental group, while the control group was instructed using traditional teaching methods. The study was conducted with 270 students at various high…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Physics
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