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2016 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS)

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:00pm to Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:00pm

To learn more, visit: https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots16/.

DR K-12 Presenters:

  • Randall Groth, Salisbury University (Project: PATHWAYS - Preparing Aspiring Teachers to Hypothesize Ways to Assist Young Students)

 

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Examining Elementary School Science Achievement Gaps Using an Organizational and Leadership Perspective

There is the tendency to explain away successful urban schools as indicative of the heroic efforts by a tireless individual, effectively blaming schools that underperform for a lack of grit and dedication. This study reports the development of a research instrument (School Science Infrastructure, or SSI) and then applying that tool to an investigation of equitable science performance by elementary schools.

Author/Presenter: 
John Settlage
Malcolm B. Butler
Julianne Wenner
Lara K. Smetana
Betsy McCoach
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015

How to better understand the diverse mathematical thinking of learners

In this article Jessica Hunt explores the use of clinical interviews to gain a deep understanding of students' knowledge. Examples of clinical interviews are provided and advice for planning, giving and interpreting the results of interviews is also included.

Hunt, J.H. (2015). How to better understand the diverse mathematical thinking of learners. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 20(2), 15-21.

Author/Presenter: 
Jessica Hunt
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015

Exploratory Study of Informal Strategies for Equal Sharing Problems of Students With Learning Disabilities

Little to no information exists explaining the nature of conceptual gaps in understanding fractions for students with learning disabilities (LD); such information is vital to practitioners seeking to develop instruction or interventions. Many researchers argue such knowledge can be revealed through student’s problem-solving strategies. Despite qualitative differences in thinking and representation use in students with LD that may exist, existing frameworks of student’s strategies for solving fraction problems are not inclusive of students with LD.

Author/Presenter: 
Jessica Hunt
Susan Empson
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2014

Levels of Participatory Conceptions of Fractional Quantity Along a Purposefully Sequenced Series of Equal Sharing Tasks: Stu's Trajectory

Current intervention research in special education focuses on children's responsiveness to teacher modeled strategies and not conceptual development within children's thinking. As a result, there is a need for research that provides a characterization of key understandings (KUs) of fractional quantity evidenced by children with learning disabilities (LD) and how growth of conceptual knowledge may occur within these children's mathematical activity.

Author/Presenter: 
Jessica Hunt
Arla Westenskow
Juanita Silva
Jasmine Welch-Ptak
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 
Current intervention research in special education focuses on children's responsiveness to teacher modeled strategies and not conceptual development within children's thinking. As a result, there is a need for research that provides a characterization of key understandings (KUs) of fractional quantity evidenced by children with learning disabilities (LD) and how growth of conceptual knowledge may occur within these children's mathematical activity. This case study extends current literature by presenting KUs of fractional quantity, evidenced through problem solving strategies, observable operations, and naming/quantification of one fifth grader with LD before, during, and after seven instructional sessions situated in equal sharing.

Swimming Upstream in a Torrent of Assessment

Growing attention to preK mathematics and increased focus on standards in the US may be leading policy makers, administrators, and practitioners down the wrong path when it comes to assessing young children. The temptation to rely on standardised assessment practices may result in misguided understandings about what children actually know about mathematics.

Author/Presenter: 
Anita A. Wager
M. Elizabeth Graue
Kelly Harrigan
Year: 
2015

An Investigation of Middle School Science Teachers and Students Use of Technology Inside and Outside of Classrooms: Considering whether digital natives are more technology savvy than their teachers

The purpose of the study is to investigate the popular assumption that the "digital natives" generation surpasses the previous "digital immigrants" generation in terms of their technology experiences, because they grow up with information and communication technology. The assumption presumes that teachers, the digital immigrants, are less technology savvy than the digital natives, resulting in a disconnect between students’ technology experiences inside and outside of the formal school setting.

Author/Presenter: 
Shiang-Kwei Wang
Hui-Yin Hsu
Todd Campbell
Daniel C. Coster
Max Longhurst
Year: 
2014

Combining High-Speed Cameras and Stop-Motion Animation Software to Support Students’ Modeling of Human Body Movement

Biomechanics, and specifically the biomechanics associated with human movement, is a potentially rich backdrop against which educators can design innovative science teaching and learning activities. Moreover, the use of technologies associated with biomechanics research, such as high-speed cameras that can produce high-quality slow-motion video, can be deployed in such a way to support students’ participation in practices of scientific modeling.

Author/Presenter: 
Victor Lee
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015

Lessons learned from an initial effort to bring a Quantified Self "meetup" experience to a new demographic

Quantified Self “meetup” groups appear to be appeal largely to middle-aged white males. What happens when the target demographic is changed to high school-aged Latina girls? This paper summarizes two lessons learned from an initial effort to enact a version of a Quantified Self meetup with youth from this population. Specifically, the appearances of the devices and limited access to resources outside of the meetup sessions were major concerns.

Author/Presenter: 
Victor R. Lee
Mary Briggs
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2014

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