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 understanding...
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); 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...
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...
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...
Decimal fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Concept learning
This study compared the effects of research based instruction and conventional textbook instruction on the acquisition of decimal knowledge by fifth grade students. The two fifth grades were of similar populations and located in the same urban...
Developmental studies programs; College student development programs
The main thrust of summer bridge programs is to retain at risk populations within higher education institutions and to provide them an equal footing with other students (Kezar, 2000). In 2007 the average retention rate among all U.S. institutions...
Educational law and legislation -- United States; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The federal law commonly called, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires that all states assess their students to determine how well they are functioning in mathematics and other areas as well. This study investigated the importance of middle school...
Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
This investigation examined the impact real-life situations have on the understanding of multiplication of fractions. Two groups of sixth graders, each consisting of 15 students, came to instruction with prior knowledge related to the partition...
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Geometer's Sketchpad
This study examined whether the use of Geometer‘s Sketchpad had an impact on understanding of geometry and academic achievement. The study was conducted over the course of 12 weeks and took place in a public high school in Connecticut. The...
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...
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...
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).
The purpose of this thesis is to suggest effective data collection strategies that drive individualized and differentiated instruction that meets the Common Core State Standards. Due to high-stakes testing, teachers are expected to use qualitative...
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...
Mathematical ability -- Sex differences; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
The purpose of this study was to examine how mathematical discourse affects the achievement level of girls across third, fourth, and fifth grades. The Experimental Group sample of 26 students (13 boys, 13 girls) all participated in the Project M³...
Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
The purpose of this study was to examine if there is a correlation between cognitive development levels and CMT's scores across fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. The sample size in this study consisted of 30 students (10 from grade four, 10 from...
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...