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Ramdass, Darshanand; Zimmerman, Barry J. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
Teachers need to monitor students' self-efficacy judgments, as well as their mathematics learning, to provide optimal instruction. First, inaccuracies in self-judgments appear to be a major liability for elementary and middle school children. Classroom practice must cultivate the knowledge to succeed and should nurture the belief that one can…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Learning Strategies, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
Piccolo, Diana L.; Harbaugh, Adam P.; Carter, Tamara A.; Capraro, Mary Margaret; Capraro, Robert M. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2008
According to the NCTM reform suggestions, when teachers are orchestrators of student interactions, students adopt a more active role in explaining and learning mathematics. This research, which mapped the nature and role of meaningful mathematical discourse, provides insights into discursive practices that lead to rich mathematical interactions.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Mathematics Education, Educational Change, Algebra