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...
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...
Electronic data (3.42 MB); Special project.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2014.; Includes bibliographical references (pages 24-25).; Text file.
Test anxiety is the emotional and physical distress experienced by students prior to, during or after taking an assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine if a short, simple to implement relaxation technique employed immediately prior...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Questioning -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This research study examined whether the use of Socratic seminars is an effective teaching method in a high school mathematics classroom. The study was conducted over an eight-week period in the classrooms of two Pre-Calculus teachers in a magnet...
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics."; Thesis advisor: S. Louise Gould.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2014.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-29).
Multiplication -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The purpose of this study was to determine if numeric fact strategies or a rote-fact rehearsal strategy would increase student recall of multiplication facts for middle level students. An additional goal of this study was to determine if numeric...
There is a gap in the educational research that investigates the connection between the mathematics skills students learn in school and how they use these skills at the workplace. Students should be able to apply the mathematics skills they...
Music in mathematics education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Music, Influence of
With so much emphasis on standardized test scores, teachers and administrators are under pressure to find ways to best prepare their students to succeed on state tests. A belief exists that children who are involved in music instruction have higher...
High schools -- United States -- Entrance examinations; High school placement test
The purpose of this study is to design a placement test based upon the curriculum needs of a target magnet school. The placement test will be a diagnostic tool to assist magnet schools in placing students into an appropriate course of study. The...
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....
Home schooling.; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematical statistics--Study and teaching (Elementary)
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics."; Thesis advisor: S. Louise Gould.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2014.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 66-69).
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...
United States. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Teaching teams; Special education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is requiring schools to integrate students with disabilities into general education classrooms. Many general education teachers do not have the experience or extensive knowledge of special...
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,...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Academic achievement
This study examined whether focused-instruction of vocabulary had an impact on overall mathematical achievement. The study was conducted over the course of 18 weeks and took place in a public high school in Connecticut. The participants of the...
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...
Today's special education teachers who work with students with difficulties in mathematics will need not only a deeper understanding of mathematics, but a thorough understanding in what the learning disabled student "sees" when approaching...
This special project studied a group of 25 urban high school students from a level 2 (low level) Geometry class. The class participated in a transformational geometry unit that was taught over a period of 5 weeks. The students utilized dynamic...