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Effects Of Discussion And Writing On Student Understanding Of Mathematics Concepts, Joseph Roicki Jan 2008

Effects Of Discussion And Writing On Student Understanding Of Mathematics Concepts, Joseph Roicki

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For this action research project, I wanted to examine my practice of teaching mathematics. Specifically, I encouraged students to improve their communication skills during my math class through daily discussion and writing tasks. After establishing a class set of sociomathematical norms, the students solved problems provided by the Every Day Counts: Calendar Math program and used verbal and written formats to describe their problem solving methods and reasons. My study showed the effects of using discussion and writing to help students develop their conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas. Focus was placed on the quality of daily discussions and written tasks ...


A Study Of An Attempt To Improve The Reliability Of Teachers' Holistic Scores Of Elementary Writing Through In-House Profess, Lisa Farmer Jan 2008

A Study Of An Attempt To Improve The Reliability Of Teachers' Holistic Scores Of Elementary Writing Through In-House Profess, Lisa Farmer

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This study evaluated the effectiveness of a school-based training that attempted to improve the reliability of holistic scores teachers assigned to the writings of elementary school students. Seventeen teachers at one suburban elementary school located in the Southeastern United States participated in three training sessions that allowed for scoring practice and group discussions. The trainers, or presenters, were "faculty-experts." A comparison of scores the participants assigned to students' writings before and after the training was conducted. The analyses included t-tests that compared the participants' mean scores to the scores assigned by raters from the state, a within-group analysis of reliability ...


How Do We Help Students With Autism Become More Proficient Writers?, Mary Floto-Thompson Jan 2008

How Do We Help Students With Autism Become More Proficient Writers?, Mary Floto-Thompson

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This study explored the experiences of writing and examined the effects of incorporating a model of writing instruction that integrated strategy instruction and word processing into the writing curriculum of a small group of adolescent students with autism. The research project examined the effect on individual students of the use of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) writing strategies on both the individual student's experiences of writing, and the quality and quantity of student writing output. In addition, the study examined the effect on individual students of the use of SRSD strategies followed by the use of word processing on both ...


Unlocking Creativity In The Classroom, Rose Marie De La Cruz-Bechtel Jan 2008

Unlocking Creativity In The Classroom, Rose Marie De La Cruz-Bechtel

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Creativity is a process involving skills that can be presented and strengthened in a classroom setting. An overview of various research strands regarding creativity since 1950 is included. The pragmatic approach of Roger von Oech forms the basis for a selection of strategies useful for unlocking and encouraging creative thinking in the 4-8 classroom.