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Slayton, Brittany; Velez, Susana Salazar; Jong, Cindy; Perry, Kristen – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2018
This paper describes an after-school club aimed to engage elementary students in project-based learning by integrating mathematics and literacy connections within a community-based topic. Building on students' backgrounds and interests, researchers created the Community Super Investigators (CSI) Club as part of an after-school program to explore…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Youth Clubs
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Greenes, Carole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
Tasks to Advance the Learning of Mathematics (TALMs) were developed to stimulate grades 5-8 students' curiosity about complex mathematical relationships, inspire them to reason abstractly and quantitatively, encourage them to consider and create alternative solution approaches, develop their skills to persuade others about the viability of one…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Tengah, Khairul A. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
As part of promoting and improving pattern discovery skills among school children, a Sudoku puzzle can be used as example of a problem solving task. A simplified version of the puzzle will be used first to explain the aim and reinforce the rules of solving the puzzle. Three strategies--"Strategy of Obvious Missing Number, Strategy of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Puzzles, Problem Solving