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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...

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....

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...

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.

Introduction to Interacting with Peers 508 Compliant Slideshow

Slideshow
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Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
This is a 508 compliant version of the Overview Slideshow found in the Instructional Strategy Guide for Math: Interacting with Peers. 

Math Peer Tutoring for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

Article
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The authors of this article define several formats of peer tutoring to support student learning in mathematics. Drawing from the literature base, the authors advocate for peer tutoring programs that...

Quick View: Virtual Manipulatives

Quick View
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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Reason Abstractly • Model with Mathematics • Use Appropriate Tools Strategically
In the past, most classrooms only had physical manipulatives. Today, more classrooms have improved access to computers and the Internet. As a result, virtual manipulatives are becoming more common....

Research on Math Practices

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation, has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on mathematics teaching and learning. View our bibliography for a collection...

Strategies to Enhance Peer Feedback

Article
This article describes a number of strategies that help students learn how to give feedback to their peers. Sentence starters are commonly used and very helpful.

UDL Guidelines -- Checkpoint 7.1 Optimize individual choice and autonomy

Tools and Templates
Offering students choices can develop their self-determination and make them proud of their accomplishments. It also increases the degree to which they feel connected to their learning. UDL...

Using PowerUp for PD: Interacting with Peers

Professional Development Support Material
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments
Find general directions, suggested activities, and support materials/activities for the Slide Show, Teach with Tech, and the Lessons in Action to use in your professional development.