Ability grouping in education; Track system (Education)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether or not children in a multiage classroom setting benefited more from reading instruction than children in a single-grade classroom setting. Data relevant to reading performance was collected,...
Academic achievement -- Evaluation; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
The purpose of this thesis is to examine and explore the implementation of formative assessment in a mathematics class and determine its effectiveness in improving student achievement in mathematics. Wiliam and Black (1998) define formative...
Acalculia in children; Numeracy -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs; Learning disabled children
Dyscalculia, also known as ‘number blindness’ or acalculia is defined as a “cognitive disorder manifested by disturbance of arithmetic ability” (Shalev & Gross-Tsur, 2001, p. 134). It is a disability in which one has difficulty...
This research focuses on the role of pictures in elementary mathematics, specifically algebra. The participants in the study were elementary algebra students in Math 099 at Central Connecticut State University, chosen for this study based on their...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids; Manipulatives (Education)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the importance of manipulatives in
supporting algebraic thinking in the middle grades, and reasons why they are misused, or
not used at all. Middle school algebra teachers from both urban and suburban...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
The purpose of this study was to determine if integrating a unit on functions would benefit students. Previous studies have shown that integrating science and mathematics increases students' understanding of certain topics in science. Typically,...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Manipulatives (Education) -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This study investigated whether using concrete mathematics manipulatives affected student achievement in factoring second-degree polynomials. The 16 day study included 64 high school sophomores in four different Algebra II classes in a suburban...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Word problems (Mathematics)
In recent years, there has been a focus on standards based tests results. The mathematics portions of these tests contain vast amounts of reading, which may affect how accurately they measure the mathematics achievement of the students being...
Algebra --- Study and teaching (Secondary); Educational tests and measurements --- Connecticut; Achievement tests --- Connecticut
Each year thousands of students are tracked into mathematics classes. In these particular classes, students may struggle or find their mathematics skills less academically able than their classmates and give up on the tasks that are introduced to...
Abstract algebra is, at its core, the study of algebraic structures. As the name implies, these structures can be studied in the abstract. Therefore universal properties can be examined and proven generally, as opposed to being studied number...
As an Advanced Placement Calculus (APC) teacher I have observed many students struggle with the transition from pre-calculus to calculus. Many of these students were successful in algebra, geometry, and even pre-calculus but the concepts of...
Cerebral hemispheres; Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Cerebral dominance
For many years, doctors and scientists have known that the two hemispheres of our brains have different functions. Damage to the left hemisphere in adults has caused severe speech problems. For this reason, the left hemisphere had been considered...
Circle; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The federal law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has begun evaluating schools based on Standardized Assessments such as the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT). This has created a need to ensure that student achievement in mathematics reflects the ability...
Comparative education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Japan -- Cross-cultural studies
In recent years, policymakers and academic experts have expressed alarm about the variance between Eastern and Western mathematics achievement. Research reveals that classrooms in the United States are lagging behind their Eastern counterparts....
Connecticut Academic Performance Test; Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
The debate over the effectiveness of a "reform" mathematics curriculum verses a "traditional" mathematics curriculum in student achievement has been widely discussed and studied. Standards-based, or reform, programs emphasize applications to solve...
Cooperative work in education; Ability grouping in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
This study reviewed research on the effect of heterogeneous ability grouping in a cooperative learning environment on academic achievement in mathematics. A large number of studies has shown the importance of cooperative learning procedure in...
Crime forecasting.; Data mining.; Decision making.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Data Mining."; Thesis advisor: Daniel Larose.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52).
This work deals with the construction of zero mean curvature surfaces in the three dimensional anti de-Sitter space. The method that was used was to look for examples that can be described using polynomial equations. More precisely, we are looking...
Customer relations -- Management -- Data processing; Self-organizing maps; Data mining
This study outlines a method of determining individual customer potential, based solely on data present in the customer database: descriptive information and transaction records. We define potential as the incremental turnover that any particular...
The online DVD rental company Netflix® advertises that their service "is the best way to
rent movies1." Though Netflix® claims they enable customers to "find and discover movies they
will enjoy", consistently renting movies that meet personal...