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The Elementary Mathematics Teachers Academy: An Individualized Online CCSS Mathematics Professional Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2271–2276
The Elementary Mathematics Teachers Academy is an online for-credit master’s-level professional development (PD) program designed by developers at Utah State University (USU). The Academy is the first of its kind PD learning program in which...
Using Open-Response Fraction Items to Explore the Relationship between Instructional Modalities and Students' Solution Strategies
Jessica F. Shumway; Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Joseph M. Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Stephen I. Tucker; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Kerry E. Jordan
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016) pp. 112–132
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between instructional modality used for teaching fractions and third- and fourth-grade students' responses and strategies to open-response fraction items. The participants were 155 third...
Young Children’s Learning Performance and Efficiency when Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics iPad Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Jessica F. Shumway; Emma Bullock; Stephen I. Tucker; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Arla Westenskow; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Juergen Symanzik; Salif Mahamane; Beth MacDonald; Kerry Jordan
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 41–69
Part of a larger initiation mixed methods study (Greene, Caracelli, & Graham, 1989), this paper discusses the changes in young children’s learning performance and efficiency (one element of the quantitative portion of the larger study) during...
The Role of Affordances in Children's Learning Performance and Efficiency When Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics Touch-Screen Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Emma K. Bullock; Jessica F. Shumway; Stephen I. Tucker; Christina M. Watts; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Hilal Gulkilik; Kerry Jordan
Mathematics Education Research Journal Vol. 28, No. 1 (2016) pp. 79–105
This paper focuses on understanding the role that affordances played in children's learning performance and efficiency during clinical interviews of their interactions with mathematics apps on touch-screen devices. One hundred children, ages 3 to 8, ...