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Walkowiak, Temple A.; Pinter, Holly H.; Berry, Robert Q. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2017
We present a reconceptualized framework for opportunity to learn (OTL) in school mathematics that builds on previous conceptualizations of OTL and includes features related to both quantity (i.e., time) and quality. Our framework draws on existing literature and on our own observational research of mathematics teaching practices. Through the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vignettes, Models, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Zosh, Jennifer Mary; Hassinger-Das, Brenna; Toub, Tamara Spiewak; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; Golinkof, Roberta – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
International rankings show children in the United States perform well below average in mathematics. There are also large mathematics achievement gaps between children of lower- and higher-socioeconomic status. As today's teachers face these challenges, they are also faced with the pressures of sweeping educational reforms that arrived with the…
Descriptors: Play, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Evidence Based Practice
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Stokes, Patricia D. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
Experts think in patterns and structures using the specific "language" of their domains. For mathematicians, these patterns and structures are represented by numbers, symbols and their relationships (Stokes, 2014a). To determine whether elementary students in the United States could learn to think in mathematical patterns to solve…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Expertise, Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics
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Cho, Hoyun; Osborne, Carolyn; Sanders, Tobie – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015
Elementary Education pre-service teachers are noted for disliking and even fearing mathematics, so a teaching strategy that increases their enjoyment of mathematics learning must be a powerful one, indeed. When the same strategy can also support problem posing and assess mathematical knowledge and reasoning, providing an occasional alternative to…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Course Content
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Fletcher, Nicole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
Mathematics curriculum designers and policy decision makers are beginning to recognize the importance of problem solving, even at the earliest stages of mathematics learning. The Common Core includes sense making and perseverance in solving problems in its standards for mathematical practice for students at all grade levels. Incorporating problem…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Standards, Problem Solving, Mathematics
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Larson, Matthew R.; Smith, Wendy M. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013
The purpose of this article is to present the findings of a quantitative study focused on primary mathematics teachers who participated in an intensive professional development program and then had leadership responsibility for the implementation of a new primary mathematics curriculum in their district. The study examines the effect of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Mathematics, Knowledge Level
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Sossi, Dino; Jamalian, Azadeh; Richardson, Shenetta – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
This exploratory study compared a computer-based mathematics education intervention with two more traditional approaches with the purpose of improving instruction in perimeter and area. Kidspiration software, tile/stick manipulatives and pencil/paper-based copying/drawing of shapes were implemented in a 3rd Grade New York City public school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mathematics Education, Computer Managed Instruction, Conventional Instruction
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Rosenfeld, Deborah – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
This study explores pre-service early childhood teachers' efficacy for teaching mathematics. Thirty-eight participants completed the short form of the Teacher Efficacy Scale and the Teacher Beliefs Scale before and after they conducted a clinical interview with a child around a mathematical topic. Results indicated a significant increase in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Surveys