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Schleppenbach, Meg; Flevares, Lucia M.; Sims, Linda M.; Perry, Michelle – Elementary School Journal, 2007
The treatment of errors in mathematics classrooms has gained attention in recent years, with many researchers suggesting that errors should be used as starting points for student inquiry into mathematics. In the study reported in this article, we examined how teachers used discourse around errors to generate inquiry by looking at the treatment of…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4
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Fernandez, Clea; Cannon, Joanna – Elementary School Journal, 2005
Japanese (N = 25) and U.S. fifth- to eighth-grade teachers (N = 36) participated in pre- and post-lesson interviews to assess what they thought about when constructing mathematics lessons. To understand the details of this thinking and how it might support classroom instruction, we structured interviews around a specific lesson teachers taught in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans
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Yeager, Elizabeth Anne; Foster, Stuart J.; Greer, Jennifer – Elementary School Journal, 2002
This study identified and analyzed events that U.S. and English adolescents judged as historically significant and the criteria and reasoning used to construe events as significant. Found that students were inclined to learn from history and find ways to conceptualize historical significance. Many could assign significance to events even though…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries