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A Framework for K-12 Science Education

Research
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"Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States'...

A Meta-analysis of the effects of computer technology on school students' mathematics learning

Research
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Make Use of Structure
This study examines the impact of computer technology (CT) on mathematics education in K-12 classrooms through a systematic review of existing literature. A meta-analysis of 85 independent effect...

A synthesis of empirical research on teaching mathematics to low-achieving students

Research
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments • Make Sense of Problems
This meta-analysis synthesizes the research on the effects of interventions designed to improve mathematics achievement of students considered low achieving or at risk for failure. It examined the...

Developing effective fractions instruction for kindergarten through 8th grade: A practice guide

Research
Standards: Math • Reason Abstractly
This practice guide presents five recommendations to help educators improve students? understanding of fractions. It features strategies to develop young children?s understanding of early fraction...

Direct instruction in math word problems: Students with learning disabilities

Research
Standards: Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems
The study investigated the effectiveness of strategy teaching and sequencing practice problems when teaching students with learning disabilities (LD) how to solve word problems. Students were...

Education Week: 'Embodied Learning' Blends Movement, Computer Interaction

Article
Standards: Model with Mathematics • Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Students who are able to engage in learning by being physically involved take more interest in classroom time. SMALLabs use a camera, projector, computer, and wand in an open classroom for students...

Effectiveness of reading and mathematics software products: Findings from two student cohorts—Executive Summary (NCEE 2009-4042)

Research
Standards: Math
A 2003 design effort by ED working with educational technology and research experts recommended focusing the study on software products used to support reading and math instruction. The study team...

Effects of mathematical word problem solving by students at risk or with mild disabilities

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Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, the researchers sought to assess the effectiveness of two instructional strategies, an explicit schema-based strategy and a traditional basal strategy,...

Effects of parent involvement in isolation or in combination with peer tutoring on student self-concept and mathematics achievement

Research
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
This study assessed the effects of a home-based, parent involvement (PI) intervention and the combined effects of PI with reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT) on self-concept and mathematics achievement....

Effects of reciprocal peer tutoring on mathematics and school adjusttment: A component analysis

Research
Standards: Math • Construct Viable Arguments
This study investigated the differential impact of the structured peer tutoring and group reward components within a reciprocal peer-tutoring (RPT) intervention to enhance mathematics performance for...

Effects of self-explanation as a metacognitive strategy for solving mathematical word programs

Research
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Construct Viable Arguments • Attend to Precision
The study examined the effects of a metacognitive strategy (i.e., self-explanation) on elementary school students’ ability to solve word problems. Students were assigned to one of three conditions: (...

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Research
"The goal of this practice guide is to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations that educators can use to encourage girls in the fields of math and science. The target audience...

End the Math Wars

Article
Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Explicit instruction in mathematics problem solving

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Standards: Model with Mathematics • Attend to Precision • Make Sense of Problems
This study examined the effectiveness of the explicit translation strategy method that explicitly teaches fourth-graders to translate word story problems into mathematical equation form. The study...

Fraction instruction for students with mathematics disabilities: Comparing two teaching sequences

Research
Standards: Model with Mathematics • Reason Abstractly • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
The study compared the effectiveness of concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) and representational-abstract (RA) instructional sequences in teaching mathematics to middle- school students with...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

Tools and Templates
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Standards: Model with Mathematics
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand...

Integrating Technology into the Classroom -- Part Three: Using Technology to Make STEM More Accessible

Article
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This session will offer educators the opportunity to learn about how to differentiate instruction with technology-supported evidence-based English Language Arts (ELA) and math strategies, while...

Interacting With Peers: Surveying and Analyzing

Lesson in Action
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Mr. Hapt’s seventh grade class has started a unit on statistics. In the previous lesson, the class discussed collecting data and making observations about the data. In this lesson, they will create...

Interacting with Peers: Talking About Fractions

Lesson in Action
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Ms. Moore’s 4th grade class is doing a unit on equivalent fractions and adding fractions with like denominators. In this lesson, students will discuss ways to decompose fractions.