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Kosko, Karl W. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Visual representations and manipulatives are a highly advocated mathematical tool for the teaching and learning of multiplication and division. Although there is some prior research on elementary teachers' general use of manipulatives and visual representations, there is little to no specific focus on use of such representations on a specific…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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Casa, Tutita M.; MacSwan, Juliana R.; LaMonica, Kara E.; Colonnese, Madelyn W.; Firmender, Janine M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Curriculum guidelines and professional organizations' recommendations lack details about how often and how much students should write in mathematics and what characteristics should define their writing. This study presents an analytic framework that addresses how often students are prompted in student mathematics books to write, how much they may…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Content Area Writing, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Kotsopoulos, Donna; Makosz, Samantha; Zambrzycka, Joanna; Cordy, Michelle – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
International standardized tests are showing an underperformance of students in geometry and spatial ability relative to other content domains. In this research, we examined the relationship between a teacher's judgment of third- and fourth-grade students' geometry and spatial ability (i.e., grades), three spatial ability tasks (Water-Level-Task,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Geometry, Spatial Ability, Grade 3
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McAndrew, Erica M.; Morris, Wendy L.; Fennell, Francis – School Science and Mathematics, 2017
Use of mathematics-related literature can engage students' interest and increase their understanding of mathematical concepts. A quasi-experimental study of two second-grade classrooms assessed whether daily inclusion of geometry-related literature in the classroom improved attitudes toward geometry and achievement in geometry. Consistent with the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cohen, Jeremy A.; Casa, Tutita M.; Miller, Heather C.; Firmender, Janine M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study compared the characteristics of second graders' mathematical writing between an intervention and comparison group. Two six-week Project M2 units were implemented with students in the intervention group. The units position students to communicate in ways similar to mathematicians, including engaging in verbal discourse where they…
Descriptors: Mathematical Aptitude, Grade 2, Writing Skills, Student Characteristics
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Linder, Sandra M.; Smart, Julie B.; Cribbs, Jennifer – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This paper presents the results of a multi-method study examining elementary students with high self-reported levels of mathematics motivation. Second- through fifth-grade students at a Title One school in the southeastern United States completed the Elementary Mathematics Motivation Instrument (EMMI), which examines levels of mathematics…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Motivation, Grade 2
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Timmerman, Maria A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
If teachers make few connections among multiple representations of division, supporting students in using representations to develop operation sense demanded by national standards will not occur. Studies have investigated how prospective and practicing teachers use representations to develop knowledge of fraction division. However, few studies…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Yoon, So Yoon; Dyehouse, Melissa; Lucietto, Anne M.; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A.; Capobianco, Brenda M. – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
This study examines the effects of integrated science, technology, and engineering (STE) education on second-, third-, and fourth-grade students' STE content knowledge and aspirations concerning engineering after validation of the measures. During the 2009-2010 school year, 59 elementary school teachers, who attended a week-long engineering…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Elementary School Students
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McCulloch, Allison W.; Marshall, Patricia L.; DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T.; Caldwell, Ticola S. – School Science and Mathematics, 2013
Mathematics autobiographies have the potential to help teachers reflect on their identities as mathematics learners and to understand their role in the development of their students' mathematics identities. This paper reports on a professional development project for K-2 teachers (n = 41), in which participants were asked to write mathematics…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Identity
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Adamson, Karen; Secada, Walter; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Lee, Okhee – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a hands-on science curriculum, which integrates mathematics and supports English language development, on third-grade students' mathematics achievement--specifically the measurement subscale of the statewide assessment. The data drew from a larger five-year research and development project…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Lee, Ji-Eun – School Science and Mathematics, 2006
This classroom scholarship report is based on the teaching experience using Davydov's mathematics curriculum, which was developed in the former Soviet Union. While "from arithmetic to algebra" is the normally accepted instructional sequence in school mathematics, Davydov's curriculum is laid out "from algebra to arithmetic," focusing on algebraic…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Teaching Experience, Educational Strategies, Arithmetic