Group work in education.; Mathematics--Study and teaching.; Problem solving.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics."; Thesis advisor: Philip Halloran.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 22-23).
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 (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...
Word problems (Mathematics) -- Study and teaching; Problem solving -- Study and teaching
American students have been underperforming on international standardized tests for over thirty years. These concerns have been documented in publications (i.e. A Nation at Risk). The United States federal government has also written ―No Child...
Mnemonics; Multiplication -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
As the art teacher of kindergarten through grade three students, I am very much aware that children enter kindergarten at various stages of physical, emotional, mental and artistic development. Because art education requires fine motor skills in...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Educational tests and measurements -- United States
As the global marketplace has made the world a more competitive place, governments are eager to ensure their population will be able to measure up to the new challenges. Borrowing the standard metrics and performance reviews from corporate...
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...
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...
For over thirty-five years average mathematics scores of students in the United States have been below the international average, indicating problems with performance when compared with students from other countries. The United States National...
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
For years mathematics education has been at the center of discussion and action aimed at reforming curricula, teaching, and assessment in American schools and universities. Prodded by a series of critical national advisory reports and by...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut; Mathematical ability -- Testing; Connecticut Mastery Test
For years researchers have provided evidence to support the fact that males outperform females in mathematics. In this study, eighth grade mathematics performance, as evidenced by year-end average and Connecticut Mastery Test score, was compared...
Teachers -- In-service training -- Massachusetts; Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System; Educational tests and measurements -- Massachusetts
In May of 1998, Massachusetts students in Grades 4, 8 and 10 took the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for the first time. These tests are based on the...
In recent years, mathematics instruction has been undergoing a change from a discipline that teaches procedures and skills to a more exploratory style, which creates a constructivist learning environment (Henningsen & Stein, 1997). There is now a...
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...
In this thesis, the teacher's knowledge on the types of problems that exist in mathematics is discussed. Also, this thesis identifies the teacher's awareness on children's solution to the problems, as well as students' development of number...
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Geometry -- Computer-assisted instruction
Many secondary pre-service and in-service mathematics educators require additional knowledge and resources pertaining to the efficient and successful use of technology in the classroom. This study examined a specific form of calculator-based...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary); Music in mathematics education
Many teachers today use various strategies when teaching mathematics. The focus is often on mastering underlying concepts, like multiplication facts. These multiplication facts must be memorized and students must be able to retrieve them quickly...
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'...
Math anxiety; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Numerous studies can be found regarding the development of mathematics anxiety with secondary and college level students. However, little can be found providing evidence of mathematics anxiety in elementary school students. In an attempt to offer...
Graphic calculators; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Students can create graphs and tables with relative ease using graphing calculators. Yet some teachers employ this technology via the occasional hands-on activity, if at all, and if time permits. Middle school educators are largely responsible for...