 Special Interest Groups: American Educational Research Association (AERA)  College of Education, Arizona State University
Index and complete list of AERA SIGs, which provide a forum within AERA for the involvement of individuals drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching, or research when the existing divisional structure may not directly facilitate
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 Strategy Acquisition and Application (Learning and Mathematics)  Siegler, Jenkins; Math Forum
In this 1989 article, "Strategy Discovery and Strategy Generalization," Robert S. Siegler and Eric Jenkins of CarnegieMellon University discuss how children acquire and apply strategies, looking closely at a small group of students over a long period
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 Susan C. Levine  The University of Chicago
Biography, courses, and more about Levine, the codirector of the Center for Early Childhood Research. Her freely downloadable articles include "Early puzzle play: A predictor of preschoolers' mental rotation skill"; "The role of parents and teachers
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 Teaching and Learning About Decimals  Steinle, Stacey and Chambers; Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
A resource for teachers that explains the mathematical, psychological and pedagogical ideas needed to teach students to work confidently with decimal numbers. Contents include: Background (main ideas, what learners find hard); Case Studies (video interviews
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 Teaching (Learning and Mathematics)  Hiebert, Wearne; Math Forum
In this 1992 article, "Links Between Teaching and Learning Place Value With Understanding in First Grade," James Hiebert and Diana Wearne, of the University of Delaware, describe an experiment they conducted in which they compared textbased instruction
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 Teaching Logic and Reasoning in an Illogical World  DIMACS Symposium
A July 1996 symposium: Participants, schedule, list of papers, and the papers themselves in html, ascii, or postscript. Sample papers: S. Maurer: Teaching reasoning, broadly and narrowly; C. Nelan: Student's attitude toward the relationship between language
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 Vygotsky's Distinction Between Lower and Higher Mental Functions and Recent Studies on Infant Cognitive Development  Eugene Subbotsky; Psychology Department, University of Lancaster, UK
One of the major theoretical advances of Vygotsky's approach to cognitive development was his thesis that human mental functions are social in origin. In making this claim, Vygotsky was confronted with the difficulty of reconciling it with the fact that
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 Zoltan Dienes' Web Site  Zoltan Dienes
"Math through play" from a developer of psychomathematics, multibase blocks, and the sixstage theory of learning mathematics. Freely download PDFs of Dienes' Ruritania stories and math games such as Strip Mathematics, Circular Villages, Six Stages with
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