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Boling, Kimberly B.; Larson, Carol Novillis – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2002
Describes a successful mother/daughter math club started by a third grade teacher which is designed to help participants increase positive feelings about mathematics; further develop problem-solving skills, especially involving construction and spatial visualization tasks; and become familiar with women's contributions to the world of mathematics.…
Descriptors: Clubs, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Gender Issues
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Fuson, Karen C.; Grandau, Laura; Sugiyama, Patricia A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Discusses mastery goals and developmental levels of students aged 3-7 for learning numbers in informal situations. (KHR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education
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Olson, Melfried; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Discusses the Tiles and Sides problem from the December 2000 issue. Indicates that this problem is accessible to students at different grade levels. Presents samples of student responses and their teachers' analysis. (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculators, Concept Formation, Elementary Education
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Bay-Williams, Jennifer M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2001
Shares the results of some of the algebraic-thinking pattern problems presented in "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics." (KHR)
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Pokay, Patricia; Tayeh, Carla – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1996
Demonstrates how students' writings can be used to inform instruction and serve as the foundation for a teacher's portfolio on improving classroom practice. (MKR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, College Students, Content Area Writing, Credentials
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Peressini, Dominic; Bassett, Judy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1996
Examines fourth-grade students' responses to a performance-assessment task in which students are engaged in exploring data. Includes an "Eating Patterns" task. (MKR)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 4
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Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Reports on what proved to be one of the more challenging issues raised by the feedback to "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics: Discussion Draft" and how the writers used that feedback to create a more effective final document. (KHR)
Descriptors: Criticism, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lambdin, Diana V.; Forseth, Clare – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1996
Proposes that decisions about the type, frequency, and content of assessment are of key importance in long-range planning, short-range planning, and daily classroom instruction. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Informal Assessment, Mathematics Instruction, Student Evaluation