For over thirty-five years average mathematics scores of students in the United States have been below the international average, indicating problems with performance when compared with students from other countries. The United States National...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Connecticut
The purpose of this project is to develop and implement instructional, mathematics programs that are based on the students' individual developmental and cognitive levels of functioning. The goal is to teach students with meaning so that they gain...
Word problems (Mathematics) -- Study and teaching; Problem solving -- Study and teaching
American students have been underperforming on international standardized tests for over thirty years. These concerns have been documented in publications (i.e. A Nation at Risk). The United States federal government has also written ―No Child...
Acalculia in children; Numeracy -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs; Learning disabled children
Dyscalculia, also known as ‘number blindness’ or acalculia is defined as a “cognitive disorder manifested by disturbance of arithmetic ability” (Shalev & Gross-Tsur, 2001, p. 134). It is a disability in which one has difficulty...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary); Word problems (Mathematics)
This research focuses on the role of instruction in improving student responses to open ended questions in elementary mathematics. The participants in the study were elementary school students in third grade. The participants were chosen based on...
“Was mathematics invented or discovered?” This is an age old question that has yet to be definitively answered. Some people believe that the human mind is the creator of mathematics, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. [N, p....
Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
This investigation examined the impact real-life situations have on the understanding of multiplication of fractions. Two groups of sixth graders, each consisting of 15 students, came to instruction with prior knowledge related to the partition...
Multiplication -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The purpose of this study was to determine if numeric fact strategies or a rote-fact rehearsal strategy would increase student recall of multiplication facts for middle level students. An additional goal of this study was to determine if numeric...
United States. Dept. of Labor. Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills; Workplace literacy -- Connecticut -- Portland; Technology -- Study and teaching -- Connecticut -- Portland; Competency-based education -- Connecticut -- Portland
The author begins by pointing out that Technology Education has evolved from manual arts to shop, industrial arts to its current form. Each change has come with a new philosophy of preparing students for the world of work. In the 1980's, companies...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Preschool); Gifted children -- Education (Preschool); Teachers of gifted children -- Training of
The purpose of this record is both to explore and enlighten our understanding of the relationship between the capabilities of highly gifted youth and the current recommendations for teaching such students, and to describe the process of one such...
Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the impact of individualized coaching on classroom teachers' mathematics teaching, specifically in the area of fractions. Participants took a pretest to determine their mathematical background...