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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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Bafumo, Mary Ellen; Noel, Andrea M. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that many US students are deficient in core knowledge in geography, civics and current events. In this paper, a professor of social studies methods describes an action research project developed to assess and improve teacher candidates' knowledge in these areas. The article explains how data…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Heskial, Joyce; Wamba, Nathalis G. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
The advent of Common Core Standards in New York State has forced a revisitation of past practices. With a goal of ensuring that all students are college and career-ready by the end of high school these standards call for increased rigor and higher expectations at all grade levels. The purpose of this study was to analyze through collaborative…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Sci, Eve – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
After administering an end of unit assessment written by the school's math program, teachers of three second grade classes in a New York City school noticed a majority of the students had not demonstrated mastery of subtracting two, two-digit numbers. The teachers worked with the school's math coach to implement an instructional unit that required…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grade 2, Subtraction, Mathematical Logic