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Michael Lucatorto

Unshielded Colliders: Poverty and Education - 0 views

  • For example, Mel Riddile points out that when one conditions on various measures of poverty, instead of trailing other nations, the U.S. actually comes out on top! He concludes that "when it comes to school improvement, it's poverty not stupid." Poverty causes educational deficiency.
  • or example, Mel Riddile points out that when one conditions on various measures of poverty, instead of trailing other nations, the U.S. actually comes out on top! He concludes that "when it comes to school improvement, it's poverty not stupid." Poverty causes educational deficienc
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    For example, Mel Riddile points out that when one conditions on various measures of poverty, instead of trailing other nations, the U.S. actually comes out on top! He concludes that "when it comes to school improvement, it's poverty not stupid." Poverty causes educational deficiency.

    Now, I like to actually have data to play around with, in part because people have been known to lie about politically charged issues and in part because I like to have nice graphs (which are not provided by Riddile). Anyway, it turns out that international poverty data is pretty hard to come by and fraught with interpretational difficulties. On the other hand, the National Assessment of Educational Progress provides test data for most of the states in the U.S., and the U.S. Census Bureau provides data on the percentage of people in poverty by state.

    I took the NAEP data for 8th grade science achievement and regressed on the percentage of people below the poverty line for the measured states. The two are negatively associated: as poverty increases, science achievement scores decrease according to the relationship in the plot below.



    (Alaska, Kansas, Nebraska, and Vermont did not meet NAEP reporting guidelines and are not included in the plot above.)

    The association is highly significant (p=9.98*10-6).

    I also took pilot NAEP data for 8th grade mathematics achievement and regressed on the percentage of people below the poverty line for the measured states. (Evidently, the NAEP has only just started testing for mathematics achievement, and only eleven states were included in their pilot.) Again, the two are negatively associated. The slope of the relation turns out to be almost exactly the same as for science achievement. The association is not as significant, but it is still significant (p=0.0186). (My guess is the association is less significant in this case because fewer states were measured.)



    Clearly there is an association between poverty and achievement in science and mathem
Donna Angley

Dr. Alfred Rovai, Bio - 0 views

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    Fred Rovai, a native of San Jose, California, received a MS degree (education) and PhD degree (urban services with a concentration in academic leadership) from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; a MA degree (public administration) from the University of Northern Colorado; and a BA degree (mathematics) from San Jose State University. He also completed postgraduate work in systems management at the University of Southern California, graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and possesses a postgraduate professional license in mathematics from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Victoria Keller

Mathematics Fluency: A Balanced Approach | OER Commons - 0 views

    • Victoria Keller
       
      I will be using this video in addition to the one on the shifts to explore the concepts involved in the Common Core Standards of Mathematics
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    This one looks intriguing.....
Joan Erickson

LD OnLine :: Technology-Supported Math Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Two ... - 0 views

  • One kind of cognitive task that can be offloaded to a computer is converting text, symbols, and mathematical notations. These tools can support students who have difficulty decoding text and symbols
  • Too often, special education students study mathematics by first learning isolated skills. Then they apply these skills by solving narrowly defined math problems that are purported to provide practice for these skills. Unfortunately, this strategy often leads to the practice of rote procedural skills
  • inert knowledge
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  • students may have the mathematical knowledge and procedures they need but may be unable to use them because they lack the conceptual understanding that allows them to match their knowledge to the problem situation
  • anchored instruction
  • declarative, procedural, and conceptual.
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    LD strategies for math education
alexandra m. pickett

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education - 1 views

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    I found some links that I want to share with my department. I will take some time and go through the links and see if I read the full articles.

    saved them in my private list. Thanks Alex
alexandra m. pickett

Mathematics Teacher - 1 views

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    Saved, Thanks!
Joan Erickson

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - Average mathematics sco... - 0 views

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    TIMSS 2007 tabulated results in 4th and 8th grades
Joan Erickson

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - Mathematics Achievement... - 0 views

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    TIMSS 2007 results
Joy Quah Yien-ling

Mr. Robb's Math - Hundreds of Math Videos - 1 views

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    Mr. Robb's Math is a YouTube channel containing 555 videos produced by high school mathematics teacher Bradley Robb. Mr. Robb's videos explain and demonstrate solving problems in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Calculus. Most of the videos are recorded while Mr. Robb is teaching. You can find the videos on the Mr. Robb's Math YouTube channel or visit Mr. Robb's website WowMath to find the videos organized in sequence with accompanying screenshots.
Diane Gusa

BrainBerg Child Development Center: Multiple Intelligence - Where Kids are understood b... - 0 views

  •  Our schools and culture focus most of their attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence.
  • equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others who enrich the world in which we live
  • many children who have these gifts don’t receive much reinforcement for them in school.
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  • learning disabled,"
  • linguistic or logical-mathematical classroom.
  • lessons in a wide variety of ways
Danielle Melia

EBSCOhost: Exploring the Impact of Web-Based Learning Tools in Middle School Mathemati... - 0 views

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    This study examined the impact of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Survey, qualitative, and student performance data were collected from a sample of 18 teachers and 443 students. Teachers were very positive about the learning benefits, design of WBLTs, and increased engagement of their students. Students were moderately positive about these same features. Student learning performance with respect to remembering, understanding, applying and evaluating concepts increased significantly when WBLTs were used. Qualitative data suggested that a number of students enjoyed the visual supports, ease of use, and interactivity of WBLTs as well using technology to learn. Some students noted that the WBLTs used in class were not challenging enough and that the help features and the design of certain WBLTs were deficient. Overall, it is reasonable to conclude that WBLTs, if selected carefully, can be a positive and effective learning tool in a middle school environment. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Kelly Gorcica

Overview of learning styles - 1 views

  • Your learning styles have more influence than you may realize. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose. We explore more of these features in this chapter.

    Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. Researchers using brain-imaging technologies have been able to find out the key areas of the brain responsible for each learning style.

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    "The Seven Learning Styles
    Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
    Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
    Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
    Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
    Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
    Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
    Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study."
Joan Erickson

Mathematics B Regents Exams - 0 views

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    math regents rubrics examples
Melissa Pietricola

Education World ® Administrators Center: Making Retention A Last Resort - 0 views

  • Retaining students while their peers are promoted is bad for a child's self-esteem and may not help them academically, according to the argument. But promoting children without the skills for the next grade can be just as demoralizing.
  • "Multi-age learning is the gift of time," Jetel told Education World. "Students work to complete a curriculum cycle. The activities are open-ended and students can work on at their own pace."
  • on Student Grade Retention and Social Promotion, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) notes that the use of grade retention has increased over the past 25 years, despite little indication of its effectiveness.
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  • between 30 percent and 50 percent of students in the U.S. are retained at least once before ninth grade.
  • The results showed that grade retention had a negative impact on all areas of achievement, including reading, mathematics, and language, as well as socio-emotional adjustment, such as peer relationships, self esteem, problem behaviors, and attendance
  • implementing multiple support programs to help students stay on track to pass the tests the first time
  • students who need extra help will receive differentiated instruction from teachers trained to meet their needs. Students also will receive instruction before and after school, on weekends, and during a Summer Success Academy, designed for second and third graders. The academy's focus will be on reading, writing, and math, and classes with no more than 15 students, according to Klein.
  • smaller classes and earlier support services
  • 'What didn't work? What wasn't done earlier? What do we do to identify the difficulties a kid is having?' If you can't answer the question why the student didn't learn, you are in danger of repeating mistakes."
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    Social Retentions and the risks to the students
alexandra m. pickett

Creating a Generation of Mathematicians - Home - 1 views

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    Thank you! I follow Kelly Clark on my blog now so I can show this to my students this fall...I also saved her link in my online course and hope to present it in some way...
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