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Johnson, Kelly Gomez; Nebesniak, Amy L.; Rupnow, Theodore J. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2019

Curriculum change is inevitable in schooling. For content areas such as mathematics that are already under the national spotlight, transitioning to new curriculum materials while concurrently enacting instructional reform creates both a challenge and an opportunity. This paper discusses how partnerships between two state universities and…

Descriptors: School Districts, College School Cooperation, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change

Fletcher, Nicole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

Mathematics curriculum designers and policy decision makers are beginning to recognize the importance of problem solving, even at the earliest stages of mathematics learning. The Common Core includes sense making and perseverance in solving problems in its standards for mathematical practice for students at all grade levels. Incorporating problem…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Standards, Problem Solving, Mathematics

Ginsburg, Herbert P. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

This paper offers an account of what early mathematics education could look like in an age of young digital natives. Each "Tubby," as the tablets are called, presents Nicole (our generic little child) with stimulating mathematics microworlds, from which, beginning at age 3, she can learn basic math concepts, as well as methods of…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts

Sole, Marla A. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

With rising personal and public debt, public and private employers increasingly shifting financial responsibility to individuals, and an increase in both the number of financial investment options and predatory lending practices, today's students need to be financially literate. This paper defines financial literacy and justifies its place in the…

Descriptors: Money Management, Literacy, Numeracy, Mathematics Curriculum

Stephens, Max; Keqiang, Richard Xu – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

In the Western developed world, the language of 21st century competencies, also referred to as 21st century skills or competences, is a powerful means of drawing attention to links between the secondary school curriculum, post-secondary education, and the social and economic imperatives of the developed economies. This paper will analyze different…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries

D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan; D'Ambrosio, Beatriz Silva – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

In this paper we share our reflections regarding the role of ethnomathematics in providing direction for leadership in mathematics education. Our arguments are grounded in an analysis of the world today, characterized by inequities and injustices, clamoring for a new social order. We contemplate the role of mathematics and mathematics education in…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Social Justice

West, Kazuko Ito – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

What would be one of the most sensible ways for a country to invest to achieve maximal economic growth? A recent study (Chetty, Friedman, & Rockoff, 2011) by economists at Harvard and Columbia Universities shows that better teacher quality results in significantly higher students' lifetime earnings. And investing in public school teachers…

Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness

Larson, Matthew R.; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a quantitative study focused on primary mathematics teachers who participated in an intensive professional development program and then had leadership responsibility for the implementation of a new primary mathematics curriculum in their district. The study examines the effect of the…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Mathematics, Knowledge Level

Bullock, Erika C. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

Hostetler (2005) describes "good" education research as that which attends to the well-being of students, teachers, and communities. In this essay, the author proposes measuring equity-based research in mathematics education against Hostetler's standard. She argues that current equity-based research has not adequately addressed the…

Descriptors: Methods, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Daro, Phil; Burkhardt, Hugh – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

We propose the development of a "population" of high-quality assessment tasks that cover the performance goals set out in the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics." The population will be published. Tests are drawn from this population as a structured random sample guided by a "balancing algorithm."

Descriptors: Test Items, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction

Kaufman, Julia H.; Rita Karam; Pane, John F.; Junker, Brian W. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2012

This study drew on data from a large, randomized trial of Cognitive Tutor Algebra (CTA) in high-poverty settings to investigate how mathematics curricula and classroom achievement related to teacher reports of time spent on inquiry-based and lecture-based mathematics activities. We found that teachers using the CTA curriculum reported more time on…

Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Curriculum, Learning Activities, Inquiry

Kilpatrick, Jeremy – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

The U.S. school mathematics curriculum changed slowly during the last century, and only in the past few decades have there been serious efforts to establish it nationally rather than having it be, at least in principle, locally determined. Waves of change have periodically swept the curricular ocean, but on the seabed, in the classrooms where…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Change Strategies

Tam, Kai Chung – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

The inclusion of modeling and applications into the mathematics curriculum has proven to be a challenging task over the last fifty years. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has made mathematical modeling both one of its Standards for Mathematical Practice and one of its Conceptual Categories. This article discusses the need for mathematical…

Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education