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Venenciano, Linda – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2017
In this study we explore possible long-term effects of an adaptation of the El'koninĀ­-Davydov elementary grades curriculum, Measure Up or MU. The objectives for the study are to assess how students relate an equation of nonnumeric quantities to a length representation, and if former MU students develop and retain a perspective characteristic of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Furuto, Linda H. L. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
This article addresses issues in equitable and quality STEM education, and comes at a significant time as students, educators, and policymakers strive to meet federal and state standards such as the Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). CCSS and NGSS require significantly higher levels of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Standards
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Furito, Linda H. I. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2014
In light of the changing ethnic, racial, and cultural demographics in U.S. schools, there is a growing need by scholars and practitioners for teaching practices that are informed by cultural knowledge possessed by students. This comes at a time when standardized testing of student achievement has been given a central role in efforts to improve…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Mathematics Instruction, Student Diversity