Quantitative Measures of Mathematical Knowledge

Quantitative Measures of Mathematical Knowledge
Researching Instruments and Perspectives

by Jonathan Bostic,Erin Krupa,Jeffrey Shih

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-04-29
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0429942249
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The aim of this book is to explore measures of mathematics knowledge, spanning K-16 grade levels. By focusing solely on mathematics content, such as knowledge of mathematical practices, knowledge of ratio and proportions, and knowledge of abstract algebra, this volume offers detailed discussions of specific instruments and tools meant for measuring student learning. Written for assessment scholars and students both in mathematics education and across educational contexts, this book presents innovative research and perspectives on quantitative measures, including their associated purpose statements and validity arguments.

Assessment in Mathematics Education Contexts

Assessment in Mathematics Education Contexts
Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions

by Jonathan D. Bostic,Erin E. Krupa,Jeffrey C. Shih

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-13
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 0429942117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book aims to provide theoretical discussions of assessment development and implementation in mathematics education contexts, as well as to offer readers discussions of assessment related to instruction and affective areas, such as attitudes and beliefs. By providing readers with theoretical implications of assessment creation and implementation, this volume demonstrates how validation studies have the potential to advance the field of mathematics education. Including chapters addressing a variety of established and budding areas within assessment and evaluation in mathematics education contexts, this book brings fundamental issues together with new areas of application.

Epistemological Beliefs and Critical Thinking in Mathematics

Epistemological Beliefs and Critical Thinking in Mathematics
Qualitative and Quantitative Studies with Pre-Service Teachers

by Benjamin Rott

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3658335394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encyclopedia of Special Education

Encyclopedia of Special Education
A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals

by Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology Cecil R Reynolds, PhD,Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Ed.D., NCSP

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 2168
  • ISBN : 0471677981
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a thoroughly revised, comprehensive A to Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.

Assessing Children'S Mathematical Knowledge

Assessing Children'S Mathematical Knowledge
Social Class, Sex, and Problem-solving

by Cooper, Barry,Dunne, Mairead

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 1999-12-01
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0335203167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'this work is highly relevant to the proliferation of accountability measures worldwide' James Scheurich and Douglas Foley In many countries, the lives of teachers and children are increasingly dominated by programmes of national testing of mathematics and other subjects. In England, the majority of the items in such tests have set mathematical tasks in every day situations such as 'shopping'. This requires children to make decisions about whether to use or not their own every day knowledge and experience in their problem-solving. Some children are likely to have a better 'feel for this game' than others. Assessing Children's Mathematical Knowledge draws on the analysis of national curriculum test data from more than 600 children of 10-11 and 13-14 years of age, as well as in-depth interviews with 250 of these as they attempt to solve test problems, in order to explore the nature of the difficulties children experience with 'realistic' items. The book shows, by comparing test and interview data, that many children, as a consequence of their confusion over the requirements of 'realistic' test items, fail in tests to demonstrate mathematical knowledge and understanding that they actually possess. The book also explores whether this problem of invalid measurement is equally spread across children from different social backgrounds, and across the sexes. The book will be of interest to academics and teachers studying for advanced degrees in mathematics education, sociology of education and educational assessment.

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Fourth Edition

Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Fourth Edition
Theories, Tests, and Issues

by Dawn P. Flanagan,Erin M. McDonough

  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2018-07-23
  • Pages : 1130
  • ISBN : 1462535976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This leading practitioner reference and text--now in a revised and expanded fourth edition--provides the knowledge needed to use state-of-the-art cognitive tests with individuals of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The volume examines major theories and tests of intelligence (in chapters written by the theorists and test developers themselves) and presents research-based approaches to test interpretation. Contributors address critical issues in evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse students, gifted students, and those with intellectual disability, sensory–motor impairments, traumatic brain injuries, and learning difficulties and disabilities. The fourth edition highlights the use of cognitive test results in planning school-based interventions. New to This Edition *Complete coverage of new or updated tests: WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WISC-V Integrated, WJ IV, ECAD, CAS2, RIAS-2, KABC-II Normative Update, and UNIT2. *Chapters on cutting-edge approaches to identifying specific learning disabilities and reading disorders. *Chapters on brain imaging, neuropsychological intervention in schools, adult intellectual development, and DSM-5 criteria for learning disorders. *Updated chapters on theories of intelligence, their research base, and their clinical utility in guiding cognitive and neuropsychological assessment practice.

Digital Games and Mathematics Learning

Digital Games and Mathematics Learning
Potential, Promises and Pitfalls

by Tom Lowrie,Robyn Jorgensen (Zevenbergen)

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-10-05
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9401795177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Digital games offer enormous potential for learning and engagement in mathematics ideas and processes. This volume offers multidisciplinary perspectives—of educators, cognitive scientists, psychologists and sociologists—on how digital games influence the social activities and mathematical ideas of learners/gamers. Contributing authors identify opportunities for broadening current understandings of how mathematical ideas are fostered (and embedded) within digital game environments. In particular, the volume advocates for new and different ways of thinking about mathematics in our digital age—proposing that these mathematical ideas and numeracy practices are distinct from new literacies or multiliteracies. The authors acknowledge that the promise of digital games has not always been realised/fulfilled. There is emerging, and considerable, evidence to suggest that traditional discipline boundaries restrict opportunities for mathematical learning. Throughout the book, what constitutes mathematics learnings and pedagogy is contested. Multidisciplinary viewpoints are used to describe and understand the potential of digital games for learning mathematics and identify current tensions within the field. Mathematics learning is defined as being about problem solving; engagement in mathematical ideas and processes; and social engagement. The artefact, which is the game, shapes the ways in which the gamers engage with the social activity of gaming. In parallel, the book (as a te xtual artefact) will be supported by Springer’s online platform—allowing for video and digital communication (including links to relevant websites) to be used as supplementary material and establish a dynamic communication space.

Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment

Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment
A Book

by Kristina C. Breaux,Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-10-17
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1119076870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by expert authors Kristina Breaux and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment offers up-to-date, comprehensive, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the newest editions of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA-3) Comprehensive Form, KTEA-3 Brief Form, and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III). Designed to provide in-depth information in an easy to use reference format, the book provides guidelines and tips for administration, scoring, and interpretation that go beyond the information provided in the test manuals. A complete guide is included for digital administration and scoring using Q-interactive, automated scoring using Q-global, and hand scoring. Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment makes score interpretation easier by explaining what each score measures and the implications of a high or low score. Learn how to increase the diagnostic utility of the KTEA-3 and WIAT-III by taking full advantage of their capabilities for error analysis, qualitative observations, and progress monitoring, and by pairing the results with measures of cognitive ability such as the WISC-V and KABC-II. Clinicians will find a helpful discussion of how these tests may be interpreted using either a CHC or neuropsychological approach to assessment. Case studies illustrate the use of these tests to respond to various referral concerns. Annotations within each case report provide a window into the mind of the examiner throughout the assessment process. This book provides a depth and breadth of understanding that is appropriate for all assessment professionals, regardless of their level of training or experience. Extensive illustrations, call-out boxes, and "Test Yourself" questions help students and clinicians quickly absorb the information they need. Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment is the clear, focused guide to using these tests to their fullest potential.

Encyclopedia of Special Education

Encyclopedia of Special Education
A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals

by Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-02-26
  • Pages : 2016
  • ISBN : 0470174196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information about new legislation and guidelines. In addition, this comprehensive resource features school psychology, neuropsychology, reviews of new tests and curricula that have been developed since publication of the second edition in 1999, and new biographies of important figures in special education. Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, Third Edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.

Mathematics for Sustainability

Mathematics for Sustainability
A Book

by John Roe,Russ deForest,Sara Jamshidi

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-04-26
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 3319766600
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designed for the 21st century classroom, this textbook poses, refines, and analyzes questions of sustainability in a quantitative environment. Building mathematical knowledge in the context of issues relevant to every global citizen today, this text takes an approach that empowers students of all disciplines to understand and reason with quantitative information. Whatever conclusions may be reached on a given topic, this book will prepare the reader to think critically about their own and other people’s arguments and to support them with careful, mathematical reasoning. Topics are grouped in themes of measurement, flow, connectivity, change, risk, and decision-making. Mathematical thinking is at the fore throughout, as students learn to model sustainability on local, regional, and global scales. Exercises emphasize concepts, while projects build and challenge communication skills. With no prerequisites beyond high school algebra, instructors will find this book a rich resource for engaging all majors in the mathematics classroom. From the Foreword No longer will you be just a spectator when people give you quantitative information—you will become an active participant who can engage and contribute new insights to any discussion.[...] There are many math books that will feed you knowledge, but it is rare to see a book like this one that will help you cultivate wisdom.[...] As the authors illustrate, mathematics that pays attention to human considerations can help you look at the world with a new lens, help you frame important questions, and help you make wise decisions. Francis Edward Su, Harvey Mudd College

The Disorder of Mathematics Education

The Disorder of Mathematics Education
Challenging the Sociopolitical Dimensions of Research

by Hauke Straehler-Pohl,Nina Bohlmann,Alexandre Pais

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 3319340069
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Research within a socio-political paradigm or “turn” has been gradually recognized and institutionalized as an important part of mathematics education. This book focuses on the neglected problems, tensions and contradictions evoked by this process. The authors do this by challenging current regimes of truth about mathematics education; by identifying how recent technological developments challenge or suspend contemporary conceptions of mathematics education; by critiquing the ideological entanglement of mathematics, its education and schooling with capitalism; by self-reflective analyses of researchers' impacts on shaping what is and can be perceived as the practice of mathematics education (research); and by confronting main-stream mathematics education with socio-political contexts that are usually neglected. In this way, "mathematical rationality" becomes contextualized within contemporary society, where it reproduces itself through technologies, social practices, media and other spheres of social life.

Mathematical Knowledge Management

Mathematical Knowledge Management
4th International Conference, MKM 2005, Bremen, Germany, July 15-17, 2005, Revised Selected Papers

by Michael Kohlhase

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-02
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN : 354031430X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mathematical Knowledge Management, MKM 2005, held in Bremen, Germany in July 2005.The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 38 submissions. The papers in this volume cover the whole area of mathematical knowledge management. Topics range from foundations and the representational and document-structure aspects of mathematical knowledge, over process questions like authoring, migration, and consistency management by automated theorem proving to applications in e-learning and case studies.

Teaching on Assessment

Teaching on Assessment
A Book

by Sharon L. Nichols,Divya Varier

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2021-03-01
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1648024297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an age where the quality of teacher education programs has been called into question, it is more important than ever that teachers have a fundamental understanding of the principles of human learning, motivation, and development. Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching is a series for those who teach educational psychology in teacher education programs. At a time when educational psychology is at risk of becoming marginalized, it is imperative that we, as educators, “walk our talk” in serving as models of what effective instruction looks like. Each volume in the series draws upon the latest research to help instructors model fundamental principles of learning, motivation, and development to best prepare their students for the diverse, multidimensional, uncertain, and socially-embedded environments in which these future educators will teach. The inaugural volume, Teaching on Assessment, is centered on the role of assessment in teaching and learning. Each chapter translates current research on critical topics in assessment for educational psychology instructors and teacher educators to consider in their teaching of future teachers. Written for practitioners, the aim is to present contemporary issues and ideas that would help teachers engage in meaningful assessment practice. This volume is important not only because of the dwindling presence of assessment-related instructional content in teacher preparation programs, but also because the policy changes in the last two decades have transformed the meaning and use of assessment in K-12 classrooms. Praise for Teaching on Assessment "This thought-provoking book brings together perspectives from educational psychology and teacher education to examine how assessment can best support student motivation, engagement, and learning. In the volume, editors Nichols and Varier present a set of chapters written by leaders in the field to examine critical questions about how to best prepare teachers to make instructional decisions, understand assessment within the context of learning and motivation theory, and draw on assessment in ways which can meet the needs of diverse learners. Written in a highly accessible language and style, each chapter contains clear takeaway messages designed for educational psychologists, teacher educators, teachers, and pre-service teachers. This book is essential reading for anyone involved in teaching or developing our future teaching professionals." Lois R. Harris, Australian Catholic University "This impressive book provides a wealth of contemporary and engaging resources, ideas and perspectives that educational psychology instructors will find relevant for helping students understand the complexity of assessment decision-making as an essential component of instruction. Traditional assessment principles are integrated with contemporary educational psychology research that will enhance prospective teachers’ decision-making about classroom assessments that promote all students’ learning and motivation. It is unique in showing how to best leverage both formative and summative assessment to boost student engagement and achievement, enabling students to understand how to integrate practical classroom constraints and realities with current knowledge about self-regulation, intrinsic motivation, and other psychological constructs that assessment needs to consider. The chapters are written by established experts who are able to effectively balance presentation of research and theory with practical applications. Notably, the volume includes very important topics rarely emphasized in other assessment texts, including assessment literacy frameworks, diversity, equity, assessment strategies for students with special needs, and data-driven decision making. The book will be an excellent supplement for educational psychology classes or for assessment courses, introducing students to current thinking about how to effectively integrate assessment with instruction." James McMillan, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Current Achievements, Challenges and Digital Chances of Knowledge Based Economy

Current Achievements, Challenges and Digital Chances of Knowledge Based Economy
A Book

by Svetlana Igorevna Ashmarina,Valentina Vyacheslavovna Mantulenko

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-05-29
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 3030474585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is based on research from Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic on issues related to knowledge-based economy development. The idea for this book was developed during three international conferences on digitalization: VI, VII and VIII International Scientific Weeks, organized by Samara State University of Economics (Samara, Russia) in 2018–2020. It is an initiative by the scientific and business organizations in the Samara Region and their Russian and international partners to analyze the current digitalization of social-economic systems, the problems and perspectives of this process, and its role in the creation and development of a new type of economy and new quality of human capital. All the contributions focus on the search for effective ways of adapting to the new digital reality and are based analyses of international statistics, and data from specific companies, educational institutions and governmental development programs. The book explores a variety of topics, including • Knowledge and Information as Basic Values of a New Economic Paradigm; • Information Technologies for Ensuring Sustainable Development of Organizations; • Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Education and Business; • Digital Platforms and the Sharing Economy; • Potential of Digital Footprints in Economies and Education; • Sociocultural Consequences of Digitalization.

Essentials of KABC-II Assessment

Essentials of KABC-II Assessment
A Book

by Alan S. Kaufman,Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Nadeen L. Kaufman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2005-01-17
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0471667331
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the KABC-II Now designed for children aged three to eighteen, the KABC-II is among the top tier of children's tests of cognitive ability. Alan and Nadeen Kaufman, authors of the KABC-II, joined forces with Elizabeth Lichtenberger and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen to produce Essentials of KABC-II Assessment. The best source of information on the new edition of the K-ABC, Essentials of KABC-II Assessment provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives
A Book

by Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 3319327186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores terminology, frameworks, and research being conducted worldwide on virtual manipulatives. It brings together international authors who provide their perspectives on virtual manipulatives in research and teaching. By defining terminology, explaining conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and reporting research, the authors provide a comprehensive foundation on the study and use of virtual manipulatives for mathematics teaching and learning. This foundation provides a common way for researchers to communicate about virtual manipulatives and build on the major works that have been conducted on this topic. By discussing these big ideas, the book advances knowledge for future research on virtual manipulatives as these dynamic tools move from computer platforms to hand-held, touch-screen, and augmented platforms.

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology
A Book

by MD Kenneth M. Heilman,Edward Valenstein, MD

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-10-13
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 0195384873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since its first publication in 1979, Clinical Neuropsychology has been a valued resource for students and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. The text covers all of the major syndromes, but reflects the major advances in understanding and treatment of neurobehavioral disorders since the previous edition was published.

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment
A Book

by Dawn P. Flanagan,Alan S. Kaufman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2004-11-11
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 0471703702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A successor to the extremely popular Essentials of WISC-III/WPPSI-R Assessment(0-471-34501-6), Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians comprehensive guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting the latest revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children. Featuring the popular Essentials format of call-out boxes, Test Yourself questions and step-by-step instructions, this handy resource also includes strengths and weaknesses of the instrument, practical clinical applications, and illustrative case reports. This detailed guide to using this immensely popular measure of intelligence is a must-have for anyone involved in the psychological testing of children.

Lab Math

Lab Math
A Handbook of Measurements, Calculations, and Other Quantitative Skills for Use at the Bench

by Dany Spencer Adams

  • Publisher : CSHL Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780879696344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Work at the biology bench requires an ever-increasing knowledge of mathematical methods and formulae. This is a compilation of the most common mathematical concepts and methods in molecular biology, with clear, straightforward guidance on their application to research investigations.

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children
A Book

by Olivia N. Saracho,Bernard Spodek

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-01-17
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 113689702X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children is the essential reference on research on early childhood education throughout the world. This singular resource provides a comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues as well as the information necessary to make informed judgments about these issues. The field has changed significantly since the publication of the second edition, and this third edition of the handbook takes care to address the entirety of vital new developments. A valuable tool for all those who work and study in the field of early childhood education, this volume addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies. With a multitude of new and updated chapters, The Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, 3rd Edition makes the expanding knowledge base related to early childhood education readily available and accessible.