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Parks, Amy Noelle; Wakabayashi, Tomoko; Hardin, Beth – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
In many prekindergarten classes, children begin the day by singing a song as part of their opening routine. In reflecting on opening routines in public prekindergarten classrooms across Michigan, the authors have been struck by how often small changes in teachers' routines or materials could enrich the mathematical engagement of children. The goal…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods
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Thames, Mark Hoover; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
No one would argue with the claim that teaching mathematics requires mathematics knowledge. However, a clear description of such knowledge needed for teaching has been surprisingly elusive. To differentiate teachers' levels of mathematical knowledge, numerous studies have examined whether a teacher has a certification in math or a degree as well…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Instruction
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Reys, Barbara J.; Chval, Kathryn; Dingman, Shannon; McNaught, Melissa; Regis, Troy P.; Togashi, Junko – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2007
This article summarizes the similarities and differences in grade-level learning expectations for fourth grade as described in state curriculum standards. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Grade 4, Academic Standards, State Standards, Elementary School Mathematics