eric.ed.gov har udgivet: These papers are partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Education at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. The cohort included a variety of licensure areas that represent most levels and content areas of K-12 education. The students were encouraged to keep their questions and hypothesis directed at specific issues in their teaching environment. The papers follow American Psychological Association (APA) format. Papers in this volume include: (1) Will Listening to Different Genres of Music in the Learning Environment Decrease the Levels of Stress for Students? (Chris Otterness); (2) Will Maintaining a Vocabulary List in Social Studies Improve Writing Levels of High School Seniors? (John Pittenger); (3) Will a Support Math Class for a Semester Help Low-Ability Eighth Grade Students Raise Their… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This is a record of the proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA). The theme of the conference is “Mathematics: Essential research, essential practice.” The theme draws attention to the importance of developing and maintaining links between research and practice and ties in with the joint day of presentations with the 21st biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). This special feature highlights the benefits of collaboration between researchers, practicing classroom teachers, and curriculum developers. Volume 1 contains the following papers: (1) The Beginnings of MERGA (Ken Clements); (2) Teaching and Learning by Example: The Annual Clements/Foyster Lecture (Helen L. Chick); (3) Introducing Students to Data Representation and Statistics (Richard Lehrer); (4) Studies in the Zone… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This case study presents a descriptive portrait of how one general mathematics teacher transformed her classes from a computational to a conceptual orientation. The outcomes of the transformation for student learning and instruction are discussed. The findings suggest student gains in computational competence, mathematical effort, and attitude via concept-oriented instruction exceeded notably the gains of students in other classes where instruction was computationally oriented. The study employed field-research methods including observations, interviews, and the collection of student data across the project’s three years to capture and describe the nature and effects of the instructional interventions. At the end of the intervention period, students and instruction were organized in ways that focused student interest, attention, and involvement on the learning of mathematics. Many illustrative segments of classroom interactions… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This booklet presents 10 easy fun tips for parents to help their children build self-confidence by making them aware of the mathematics all around. These 10 activities were developed to help children master basic math skills, see the relationship between math and everyday activities, and school learning. (ASK) Link til kilde

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: Using a cross-cultural perspective, researchers studied the “math avoidance syndrome,” which has reached crisis proportions among American Indians, at two elementary schools on Utah’s Northern Ute Reservation and Wisconsin’s Oneida Indian Reservation in 1980. Researchers gathered data by observing math instruction at the schools and by interviewing parents, teachers, tribal officials, and a group of students from third and fourth grade classrooms. They also discussed with tribal elders each tribe’s style of computation and problem solving. Results showed that, contrary to widely held beliefs, neither degree of traditionality nor sex of student served as an accurate predictor of student math attainment or interest in math. Perceived conflicts between school and home regarding function and purpose of education, social organization of math lessons, incompatibility of classroom management styles,… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This standards review is the first in a series of annual reviews of the Colorado Model Content Standards. Its purpose is to identify student performance over time on measures of exiting mathematics standards, identify ways to affirm and strengthen standards and more clearly articulate the practices used by Colorado schools to promote student achievement to those standards. Discussion areas include: (1) national overview of K-12 mathematics; (2) math standards and achievement in Colorado; (3) input from educators; (4) research and financial resources; and (5) characteristics of “math-successful” elementary and secondary schools. Ten recommendations are presented for improving mathematics teaching and performance: (1) Be clear about the math topics students are expected to know at each grade level; (2) Be clear about what specific proficient student work looks… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: Representatives from the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information requested assistance in estimating Michigan’s capacity to adequately staff its high schools to meet the course requirements of the new Michigan Merit Curriculum. The study team devised a formula to estimate the number of additional full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers needed for each subject at each Michigan high school. The formula was calculated using Michigan-specific values for key variables. Such an analysis may be particularly useful when new graduation or course requirements are being planned. Schools can adjust the variables in the formula (such as class size and number of periods taught by each FTE teacher) to fit their own needs. Analysis of data for Michigan high schools identified a number of schools… Continue Reading →

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This is a series of 12 teacher-prepared Learning Activity Packages (LAPs) for General Mathematics 1. Topics covered include using mathematical tools; counting and computing; measurement: whole and fractional numbers; measurement: decimal notation; percent; tables and graphs; introductory algebra; equations and applications; integers; and computing, managing, and using income. The units each contain a rationale for the material being covered; lists of behavioral objectives; a list of reading assignments, problem sets, tape recordings, and filmstrips that go with the unit; and a student self-evaluation problem set. (DT) Link til kilde

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This series of 12 teacher-prepared Learning Activity Packages (LAPs) for General Mathematics 2 covers the topics of numbers; descriptive statistics; calculations with whole numbers and percents; measurement; geometric concepts; formulas, areas, and volumes; introductory algebra; integers; indirect measurement; insurance, taxes, and savings; consumer mathematics; and different number bases. Each unit contains a rationale for the material being covered; lists of behavioral objectives; a list of reading assignments, problem sets to be completed, and tape recordings; and a student self-evaluation problem set. (DT) Link til kilde

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eric.ed.gov har udgivet: This book was developed by teachers for parents to work through with their children. Learning activities are provided for each of the mathematics skills on the third-grade Basic Skills Test in Louisiana. Two pages of practice activities and games are provided for each skill, plus a test question similar to that on the Basic Skills Test. The topics covered include: numeration (number words, place value, ordinal numbers); whole-number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication); fractions; relations and functions (greater than, odd and even numbers); measurement and estimation (calendar, money, time, inches and centimeters); geometry (shapes); and word problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication). Answer keys are provided. (MNS) Link til kilde

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