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Surrette, Timothy N. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

A challenge for public schools is to successfully support and professionally develop early career teachers (ECTs) and thereby prepare them for long and successful careers in education. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to describe how the professional practices of early career science and mathematics teachers, some of whom are…

Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Mentors, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction

Crawford, Angela R.; Johnson, Evelyn S.; Zheng, Yuzhu Z.; Moylan, Laura A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

This study describes the initial psychometric evaluation of an Understanding Procedures observation rubric. The instrument is intended to provide feedback to teachers working in mathematics intervention settings. The rubric translates the research base from mathematics education and special education into practice in the form of specific items and…

Descriptors: Psychometrics, Scoring Rubrics, Feedback (Response), Mathematics Instruction

Glassmeyer, David; Smith, Andrew; Gardner, Kimberly – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Logarithms are notorious for being a difficult concept to understand and teach. Research suggests that learners can be supported in understanding logarithms by making connections between mathematics and science concepts such as pH. This study investigated how an integrated chemistry and mathematics lesson impacted 29 teachers' understanding of the…

Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematical Concepts, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry

Edelen, Daniel; Bush, Sarah B.; Simpson, Heather; Cook, Kristin L.; Abassian, Aline – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

The mathematics education community has routinely called for mathematics tasks to be connected to the real world. However, accomplishing this in ways that are relevant to students' lived experiences can be challenging. Meanwhile, mathematical modeling has gained traction as a way for students to learn mathematics through real-world connections. In…

Descriptors: Empathy, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education)

Colonnese, Madelyn W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Mathematical writing recently has been defined as writing to reason and communicate mathematically. But mathematics instructional resources lack guidance for teachers as to how to implement such writing. The purpose of this paper is to describe how methods of design-based research were used to develop an instructional resource when one does not…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Content Area Writing, Mathematics Teachers, Professional Personnel

Sun, Li – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Recent research on teachers' use of student mathematical thinking (SMT) and recommendations for effective mathematics instruction claim that how teachers respond to SMT has great impact on student mathematical learning in the classroom. This study examined some Chinese mathematics teachers' responses to student in-the-moment mathematical thinking…

Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills

Lotter, Christine; Yow, Jan A.; Lee, Melinda; Zeis, Jodi G.; Irvin, Matthew J. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

This study adds to our understanding of science and mathematics teacher leadership in rural schools. Through In Vivo and Concept coding of teacher interviews, we investigated 20 secondary science and mathematics teachers' perceptions of rural teacher leadership during their participation in a three-year professional development program. As the…

Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Leadership, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction

Alyami, Hanan – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Empirical studies of angle, angle measure, and radian angle measure have primarily focused on documenting students' and teachers' conceptions. Representations of angle measure have the potential to inform and build on these conceptions. To gain insight into the concept of radian angle measure from a curricular perspective, I investigated the…

Descriptors: Textbooks, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Geometry

Cervantes-Barraza, Jonathan Alberto; Hernandez Moreno, Antonia; Rumsey, Chepina – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

The purpose of this research is to promote the construction of mathematical proof from argumentation at the primary level. To show this is a viable instructional strategy at the primary level, we use a teaching experiment methodology and a task related to geometric proof in this research study. To model and analyze the collective argumentation…

Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Validity, Mathematical Logic, Elementary School Students

Ferguson, Sarah L.; Lezotte, Stephanie M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

This systematic review and meta-analysis examined recent articles that have used the 1995 Draw-A-Scientist Checklist (DAST-C). This study was focused on the current state of students' stereotypes of scientists and the appropriateness of the DAST-C as a tool to assess these perceptions. Articles included in the review were published between 2003…

Descriptors: Projective Measures, Cognitive Tests, Personality Measures, Freehand Drawing

Taylor, Jonte' C.; Rizzo, Karen L.; Hwang, Jiwon; Hill, Doris – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Understanding science concepts and phenomena is important for an increasingly complex global society. For students with disabilities, there continue to be huge achievement disparities in science achievement when compared to their peers without disabilities. This includes students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current study examines and…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities

Dolores Flores, Crisólogo; Rivera López, Martha Iris; Moore-Russo, Deborah – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Slope is a fundamental mathematics concept in middle and high school that transcends to the university level. An understanding of slope is needed at the university level since slope plays an important role in understanding problems involving variation and change. In this study Mexican curricula documents were examined to determine which…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics

Eames, Cheryl L.; Barrett, Jeffrey E.; Cullen, Craig J.; Rutherford, George; Klanderman, David; Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Van Dine, Douglas W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

This study explored children's area estimation performance. Two groups of fourth grade children completed area estimation tasks with rectangles ranging from 5 to 200 square units. A randomly assigned treatment group completed instructional sessions that involved a conceptual area measurement strategy along with numerical feedback. Children tended…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Computation

Keazer, Lindsay; Jung, Hyunyi – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

Problem solving has long been a priority in mathematics education, and the first Common Core mathematical practice (SMP1) focuses on this priority through the language of "Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them." We present findings from a survey about how prospective elementary teachers' (PTs) make sense of potential…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics

Sondergeld, Toni A.; Provinzano, Kathleen; Johnson, Carla C. – School Science and Mathematics, 2020

This study investigates the impact of an urban community school reform initiative that focuses on an immigrant and refugee population in middle school. A 6th-8th grade cohort of students in the community school are followed over time and compared to a propensity score matched group on overall GPA, mathematics, and science academic outcomes and…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Urban Schools, Community Schools, Educational Change