Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Primary math instruction research

First-grade students who are struggling with math may need to drill the basics instead of engaging in hands-on or more creative projects, according to new research. "Routine practice is the strongest educational practice that teachers can use in their classroom to promote achievement gains," said lead researcher Paul L. Morgan of Pennsylvania State University, who studied data from the Department of Education.
Morgan, P. et al. (2014). Which Instructional Practices Most Help First-Grade Students With and Without Mathematics Difficulties?, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1-22.

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