A study was performed using a convenience sample of 90 students at a northeastern community college to determine gender differences of math anxiety and its effect on math avoidance. Four sections of an introductory English class were given a...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Homework; Interaction analysis in education
This study examined whether writing targeted feedback to students on collected homework in the form of specific, process-related comments would have an impact in student achievement. This study was conducted over the course of 8 weeks in a public...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Mathematics and literature
A major focus of many school districts in Connecticut is their students' results on the Connecticut Mastery Tests ("CMT"). As a result, many curricula include a review of concepts included in the test in advance of the test administration. However,...
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary); Word problems (Mathematics)--Study and teaching (Secondary)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using Multiple Representations Charts in the classroom. This thesis was focused on the comparison of students’ abilities to solve word problems using Multiple Representations Charts as an...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Personality and academic achievement; Prediction of scholastic success
The purpose of this study is to determine if a personality test combined with a mathematics placement test can be used to identify students that may need additional interventions as early in the school year as possible. The school in which this...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Brain -- Research; Learning -- Physiological aspects
The purpose of this meta-study is to investigate current research on the use of the brain in learning mathematics, and its implications for teachers of mathematics. With the new and numerous demands on educators along with an increase in the...
The goal of this thesis is to trace the development in mathematical theory that led to the proof of the insolvability of the quintic. That is, there does not exist a general formula in radicals for equations of the form [not reproducible-see full...
Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
This study examines the relationship between cognitive development and scores received on the Mathematics section of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). Individual interviews were conducted with 32 high school juniors who took the...
The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of geometry definitions of beginning geometry students at the high school level through the use of geometry constructions as an aid to teaching geometry definitions. The eighteen students...
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...
Music in mathematics education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Academic achievement
Purpose
The purpose of this research was to explore a possible connection between students’ involvement in formal music activities and their achievement in mathematics.
Hypothesis
Students who have more exposure to music as measured through the...
Social Movement Theory (SMT) is an area of study in Sociology and Political Science that provides an analytical framework for understanding the factors involved in organized social action. A social movement develops in response to an injustice or...
Mathematics -- Remedial teaching; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Can low achieving mathematics students succeed in the study of linear inequalities and linear programming through real world problem based instruction? This study sought to answer this question by comparing two groups of low achieving mathematics...
Problem solving -- Education (Elementary); Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Mathematical problem solving is a complicated process involving many components.
Here, an historical overview of the study of the effect of problem solving instruction is
presented. The roles of contributing factors, such as the students'...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Self-evaluation
This researcher sought to develop a technique of self-assessment that was easy to implement on an everyday basis and increased student achievement in mathematics.
Let X and Z be topological spaces and Y be a subspace of X. A con-
tinuous function f : Y ! Z is extendable to X if there exists a continuous
function f : X ! Z such that f(x) = f(x) for all x 2 Y . If every continuous
function f : Y ! Z is...
Data mining; Semiconductors -- Design and construction
Finding equipment causes of faulty devices in semiconductor manufacturing is inhibited by several difficulties which are briefly described. The main problem area focused on here is that of biased data mining methods. By judiciously selecting two...
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...
Data mining; RSS feeds; Natural language processing (Computer science)
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an internet-based technology allowing website publishers to easily and frequently broadcast relevant content updates to subscribers. Business analysts looking for content relevant to their needs have thousands of...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Evaluation; Mathematical ability -- Testing
According to Hancock, Mattox, and Queen (2005) few studies have examined the effects of block scheduling at the middle level. Those that have shown success at the middle level have been unable to narrow down which specific aspects of block...