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Di Teodoro, Susan; Donders, Sharon; Kemp-Davidson, Joy; Robertson, Peggy; Schuyler, Lori – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
This action research report follows the journey of four elementary school teachers as they learn to define and ask "deeper" or meaningful mathematical questions in their teachings. It chronicles the way that teaching through problem solving and developing criteria for questioning increased the percentage of "deeper" questions…
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Friedman, Rhonda; Kazerouni, Gety; Lax, Stacey; Weisdorf, Elli – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
The action research team developed a "Personal Math Concept Chart". This chart required students to describe the mathematical concepts that they were studying in the Geometry strand of Mathematics using their own images and words. In this study, students were encouraged to express their own understanding of geometric concepts in order to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Geometric Concepts, Teaching Methods, Geometry
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Sci, Eve – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2011
After administering an end of unit assessment written by the school's math program, teachers of three second grade classes in a New York City school noticed a majority of the students had not demonstrated mastery of subtracting two, two-digit numbers. The teachers worked with the school's math coach to implement an instructional unit that required…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Grade 2, Subtraction, Mathematical Logic