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Developing Multiplication Fact Fluency, Jonathan Brendefur, S. Strother, K. Thiede, S. Appleton Aug 2015

Developing Multiplication Fact Fluency, Jonathan Brendefur, S. Strother, K. Thiede, S. Appleton

Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Using specific components of three broad learning theories—cognitive, social-interactional, and behavioral—students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms were given multiplication fact fluency instruction over a period of five weeks for 10-15 minutes each day. Two different approaches were utilized with two distinct groups of students for the purpose of comparing different approaches to fluency development. Results indicate that students using a strategy-based approach for fluency development by means of instructional tasks emphasizing social-interactional and cognitive theories (particularly Bruner’s theory of Modes of Representation) increased multiplication fact fluency, with a greater degree of consistency ...


A Written Instrument For Assessing Students’ Units Coordination Structures, Anderson Norton, Steven Boyce, Nathan Phillips, Tessa Anwyll, Catherine Ulrich, Jesse L. M. Wilkins Jul 2015

A Written Instrument For Assessing Students’ Units Coordination Structures, Anderson Norton, Steven Boyce, Nathan Phillips, Tessa Anwyll, Catherine Ulrich, Jesse L. M. Wilkins

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Units coordination refers to students’ abilities to create units and maintain their relationships with other units that they contain or constitute. In recent research, units coordination has arisen as a key construct that mediates opportunities for student learning across several domains of mathematics, including fractions knowledge and algebraic reasoning. To date, assessments of students’ stages of units coordinating ability have relied upon clinical interviews or teaching experiments whose time-intensive nature precludes opportunities for conducting large-scale studies. We introduce a written instrument that teachers and researchers can use with large populations of students. We report on the reliability and validity of ...


Developing Proportional Reasoning, Derek Hurrell, Lorraine Day Jan 2015

Developing Proportional Reasoning, Derek Hurrell, Lorraine Day

Education Conference Papers

Proportional reasoning is one of the big mathematical ideas students will encounter. It applies to a wide range of contexts across all of the content strands and is considered a critical concept for success in secondary mathematics. It requires an ability to think multiplicatively and relationally, and is often problematic for students.


Career Choice And Salary Modeled With Stella, Samuel Simpson Aug 2006

Career Choice And Salary Modeled With Stella, Samuel Simpson

Lesson Plans

Objectives: Students will select a career choice and corresponding starting salary. To develop an understanding of numbers in the real world and demonstrate the concept of percent, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers to complete a W2 and a 1040EZ form.


Prospective Teacher's Representation Of Multiplication, Mohan Chinnappan Jan 2005

Prospective Teacher's Representation Of Multiplication, Mohan Chinnappan

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The use of ICT-based resources in order to provide effective learning environments in which children could explore concepts such as multiplication has received considerable attention. This approach is based on the assumption that teachers who are already teaching and those who are being trained to become teachers, draw on a well-developed knowledge of the multiplicative process, and could exploit the ICT appropriately. The aim of the study reported here was to examine the quality of content and pedagogical content knowledge of multiplication developed by a group of prospective elementary mathematics teachers in the context of an ICT-based software. Analysis of ...