Extensive research has been conducted on teaching strategies that are effective for American Indians in mathematics. Despite the variety of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, and geographic factors influencing student learning within and among American Indian communities, common characteristics of learning styles and effective teaching practices have been identified. Though the wording in each definition varies, research based on a variety of theoretical frameworks and using a variety of methodologies and instruments suggests that among American Indian students, there is a tendency to learn better when the following three strategies are used: contextualization, modeling and demonstration, and joint productive activity. Despite the general agreement in education research that the beliefs that teachers hold about mathematics teaching and learning greatly impact their instructional decisions in the classroom, few, if any, of those studies have examined teachers' beliefs regarding effective strategies for American Indians in mathematics.transparency masters (from Leroy Appletona#39;s aAmerican Indian Design and Decorationa) showing examples of medicine wheels and ... Suggested activities include discussing reading passages, writing essays, creating Medicine Wheel designs by using ... situations, focuses on environmental issues involving water conservation, water quality, and air pollution (major concerns of the NCC community).
|Title||:||Teachers' Beliefs Regarding Effective Teaching Strategies for American Indian Students in Mathematics|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|