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Robards, Shirley N. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009

In this paper, the author discusses the major components of a junior level pedagogy course for elementary education majors learning to teach mathematics. The course reviews content and knowledge of the teacher candidates and introduces methods and materials for teaching elementary mathematics using the Standards or benchmarks from the National…

Descriptors: Education Majors, Elementary Education, Field Experience Programs, Mathematics Teachers

Ojose, Bobby – Mathematics Educator, 2008

This paper is based on a presentation given at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in 2005 in Anaheim, California. It explicates the developmental stages of the child as posited by Piaget. The author then ties each of the stages to developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction. The implications in terms of not imposing…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Developmental Stages, Mathematics Instruction, Piagetian Theory

Martin, W. Gary – Mathematics Teacher, 2009

This article discusses "Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making", a new (2009) publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Its message is simple: Reasoning and sense making provide a focus for high school mathematics that will give students a foundation for their future success. The publication…

Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Curriculum, High School Students

Hong, Dae S. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011

In its mathematics standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) states that problem solving is an integral part of all mathematics learning and exposure to problem solving strategies should be embedded across the curriculum. Furthermore, by high school, students should be able to use, decide and invent a wide range of strategies.…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Testing, Problem Solving, Mathematics Teachers

Brandt, Rusty; Bercovitz, Elizabeth; Zimmerman, Linda – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) commissioned a multi-part study to determine the viability of using the drawing response interaction on the PARCC Mathematics Assessment. This study in particular focused on students with disabilities. PARCC has over 40 interaction types on the summative assessments. Why…

Descriptors: Usability, Freehand Drawing, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Testing

Mills, Jamie D.; Holloway, Charles E. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2013

This study investigated the relationship between student achievement in statistics and factors at the student and teacher/classroom levels using the US 8th-grade Data and Chance content domain from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, 2007 (TIMSS, 2007). Using variables that have been linked to mathematics and statistics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Statistics, Grade 8, Middle School Students

Bell, Carol J. – Mathematics Teacher, 2011

Reasoning and Proof is one of the Process Standards set forth in National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics." Thus, it is important to give students opportunities to build their reasoning skills and aid their understanding of the proof process. Teaching students how to do proofs is a…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods

Punches-Guntsch, Christina M.; Kenney, Erin N. – Mathematics Teacher, 2012

Many students will need remedial work in mathematics during their high school years. Some sort of help will be needed to fulfill the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) (2000) vision of a mathematics classroom that involves students having access to mathematically rich problems and being engaged in solving them. The high school…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Enrichment, Enrichment Activities, Urban Schools

Small, Marian – Teachers College Press, 2012

Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K-8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small…

Descriptors: State Standards, Student Participation, Data Analysis, Mathematics Teachers

Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Higley, Kelli; Chesnut, Steven R. – Educational Psychology Review, 2012

Mathematics teachers face a myriad of instructional obstacles. Since the early 1990s, mathematics education researchers have proposed the use of constructivist practices to counteract these ever-prevalent obstacles. While we do give credit to the choices of instructional activities the constructivist paradigm promotes, there are problems with its…

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education, Models, Mathematics Teachers

Tindal, Gerald; Alonzo, Julie; Anderson, Daniel – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2009

We developed equivalent, alternate forms of easyCBM[R] in reading (n=20 forms) and mathematics (n=13 forms) with different skills reflective of the National Reading Panel (NRP) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), respectively. We then took three forms to use as screening measures in the fall, winter, and spring so educators…

Descriptors: Research Reports, Benchmarking, Screening Tests, Measures (Individuals)

Magiera, Marta T. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2013

An important goal of school mathematics is to enable students to formulate, approach, and refine problems beyond those they have studied, allowing them to organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking. To achieve this goal, students should be encouraged to develop expertise in a variety of areas, such as problem solving, reasoning and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students

Obara, Samuel – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2013

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 1989, 2000) and the new "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics" for senior secondary (ACARA, 2010) highlight the importance of teaching spatial reasoning as early as preschool when mathematics is introduced. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between spatial abilities and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Spatial Ability, Mathematical Logic, Logical Thinking

Barta, Jim; Kyriopoulos, Joan – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014

In the rural community of Santa Avelina in the Highlands of Guatemala, it indeed takes a village to develop children's mathematical understanding through a partnership among school, home, and community. Connections to real-life applications, such as the planting and growing of corn, shape the learning experiences of these children so that they…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement

Godfrey, Connie J.; Stone, Jamalee – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013

Math games can be powerful tools in helping students achieve automaticity in basic addition and related subtraction facts if both teachers and students use them purposefully. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000), developing a solid mathematical foundation is essential for every child in prekindergarten through…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Educational Games, Arithmetic