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Aaberg, Shelby; Vitosh, Jason; Smith, Wendy – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
A classic TV commercial once asked, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?" The narrator claims, "The world may never know" (Tootsie Roll 2012), but an Internet search returns a multitude of answers, some of which include rigorous systematic approaches by academics to address the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Ren, Lixin; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines how various teacher characteristics and contextual factors are related to early primary teachers' beliefs about mathematical teaching and learning and teachers' attitudes toward their own learning of mathematics. A total of 396 early primary teachers across Nebraska participated in the study. Teacher characteristics and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Beckmann, Milton W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1978
Data from tests of basic mathematical competencies given in 1950, 1965, and 1975 are discussed. Courses successful in providing a foundation of basic skills are noted. (JT)
Descriptors: Achievement, Basic Skills, Curriculum, Educational Research