Teaching Elementary Mathematics Research Paper by cee-cee

Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Presents an extensive discussion on the teaching of elementary grade mathematics including a plan for teaching fifth graders the concepts of elementary geometric measurements.
# 109531 | 4,740 words | 14 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 02, 2008 in Education (Elementary School) , Mathematics (General) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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This paper explains that, because of increased demands for teacher and student accountability, identifying better ways of delivering educational methods for teaching young learners about mathematics concepts is important. The author reviews extensively the Texas Education Agency report on the teaching of mathematics to the state's 5th grade students. The paper uses the materials from this Texas report to develop a guide for teaching the concepts of area, perimeter and volume. The instructional strategy is based on a popular taxonomy used in educational design, Gagne's nine events of instruction. The author concludes that significant learning will take place among the fifth grade pupils according to the constructivist learning theory.

Table of Contents:
Problem Statement and Needs Analysis
Background of the Problem
Definition of the Problem
Needs Analysis
Rationale for the Need for Instruction
Available Resources
Goal Statement
Learner Analysis
Demographic Information
Relevant Group Characteristics
Prior Knowledge of Topic
Entry Level Knowledge and Skills
Attitudes and/or Motivation toward the Subject
Task Analysis
Area: Questions for Reflection
Performance Objectives
Instructional Strategies and Supporting Learning Theories
Learning Theory Discussion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Accountability manual. (2007, May). Texas Education Agency: Department of Assessment, Accountability, and Data Quality -- Division of Performance Reporting. Texas Education Agency. Retrieved December 6, 2007 from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/ 2007/manual/body.html.
  • Baroody, A. J., & Coslick, R. T. (1998). Fostering children's mathematical power: An investigative approach to K-8 mathematics instruction. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Chanter, C., & Welsh, L. (2000, December). Fifth-grade students experience careers that use mathematics. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7(4), 236.
  • Chapter 111. Texas essential knowledge and skills for mathematics: Subchapter A. Elementary. (2007). Texas Education Agency. Retrieved December 6, 2007 from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter111/ch111a.html.
  • Gagne, R. M. (1987). Instructional technology: Foundations. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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